Mike Ortega

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How to tie a perfect Palomar knot

Last time we talked about the things I look for when I’m trying to find bass that are all over the place in their transition — prespawn, spawn, …

Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam

Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River.<p>Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Saturday refused the suggestion made by Egypt in late December that the World Bank should be …

The 13-step digital declutter

Running out of storage, overwhelmed by spam or worried about your privacy? These tips will help you clean up your online act<p>1. Use free tools to clear out bloat<p>If your laptop is running low on storage, Windows’s built-in Disk Cleanup tool can find and wipe unneeded files – just search for it in the …

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White House at war: Now Reince Priebus prepares his next move

Reince Priebus, the embattled White House chief of staff, has begun calling allies for advice on how to fight back against a campaign of private lobbying that this week erupted into a civil war at the heart of Donald Trump’s administration.<p>Factional fighting behind the scenes exploded into public …

Donald Trump

The Best Exercises for Achy Knees

Preventing knee pain isn't complicated—all you need are these basic strengthening moves<p>Exercise may be the best medicine for chronic achy knees. "Strengthening the muscles around the joint protects you from injury by decreasing stress on the knee," says Willibald Nagler, MD, chairman of …

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Cyclo-cross

Perfect Miters Every Time

Pro tips for making perfect miters<p>Whether you're banding a tabletop or making a picture frame, make sure the wood color and the grain pattern match …

Woodworking

Ten years living on a boat: 'It's a fun life – I'm not a watery hobo'

A decade ago, Susan Smillie bought a classic ketch, moored it on the Thames and moved aboard. Now hipster landlubbers squeezed out of the property market are taking to the water in droves. So what are the joys and challenges of a river residence? (No, it’s not cold in winter. Yes, she can only buy …

Sailing

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster Spotted In The Wild: Video

The illustrious Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills is no stranger to exotic cars. But this matte-black Lamborghini Veneno Roadster likely turned a few …

DIY Tenoning Jig Project: How to Make a Tablesaw Jig

Tablesaw Tenoning Jig<p>A precision joint-making tool for less than $30.<p>By Frank Gregg<p>A tablesaw tenoning jig is an essential tool for most woodworkers. …

How to Use Spot Metering & AE Lock on a Digital Camera

As a photographer, the chances of being familiar with the terms spot metering and AE lock are relatively great. They are common features on most DSLR …

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Terrible Advice Tuesday: The Newest Non-Photosynthetic Corals

Category: Coral, Terrible Advice Tuesdays<br>Tagged as: No tags<p><b>Terrible Advice Tuesdays:</b> Most soft corals including zoanthids and gorgonians depend …

How to cut and fold sandpaper | Mere Mini

Clocking in: Silver Efex Pro Saves Time and Speeds Creativity

<i>“Master the art of black-and-white photography with darkroom inspired controls”</i> is the tagline of Silver Efex Pro, which is a part of Google's Nik …

National Geographic Photographer Pays a Stunning Tribute to Ansel Adams’ Work

It’s been just over three decades since the passing of Ansel Adams, but his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds (and on many of the walls) of …

30 Awesome Photography Links From Around the Web

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been looking high and low on the internet for the very best links to tutorials, features, …

Landscape Photography

Photographing The Shenandoah National Forest

It's taken me a few months to get over not being in Hawaii, but having spent that time in in the Shenandoah Valley, I'm coming around to truly …