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How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The "more" often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like "swamp cooler …

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Here’s How to Add Drama to Nighttime Cityscape Photos with an Easy Lightroom Technique (VIDEO)

It’s amazing how an urban landscape that appears uninspiring during the day can transform into a magical scene when photographed at night. In the …

Your Handlebar Tape Guide

Fresh bar tape can add comfort and control. Here's how to choose the right stuff.<p><i>THREE KEY FEATURES</i><p><b>Gel</b> <br>Some tape has gel integrated within the fabric. The material also comes in thin inserts you can slip under the tape. But for most riders, Junker recommends tape with a sticky gel backing, which …

Roll Out the Kinks

The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you can pretty much do the job yourself—minus the harp music.<p>The world would be a better place if all cyclists had the luxury of daily postride massage. But with a foam roller, you …

Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age - Barbican exhibition review by Sean Sheehan | LensCulture

Stephen Shore, in describing his work, once spoke of ‘showing people what they were not seeing.’ In these deceptively simple words, we can find a rationale for photography’s status as an art form.<p>Shore is just one of the 18 photographers whose work is on show at London’s Barbican as part of the …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

Sharpen a Chef’s Knife in Five Steps

In the long list of skills grandpa knew better than us, there’s the ancient art of knife sharpening. It takes more than a honing steel and a couple …

Ask a Mechanic: How to adjust wheel dish

How to Cook Steak Over Actual Fire

Remember and use these 5 easy tips.<p>Over here at Eat Like a Man, we talk a lot about steak. We've done a whole steak issue. We've shown you how Tom Colicchio and Andrew Carmellini cook steak indoors. We've provided a comprehensive overview of steak basics, and a very basic lesson on how to cook …

Spring Cleaning for Your Bike

After a winter of rolling along salty streets or taking a sabbatical in your garage, your road bike might need some love. Get it humming again with these pro tips.<p><b>1. Check Your Chain</b> <br>With dozens of moving parts, your chain is susceptible to corrosion if left unmaintained. Some rust can be wiped …

How to turn your iPad into a desktop with these remote access apps

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Sometimes you just need to get to a file, access a program or just check up on something that you otherwise cannot do from …

Bike-Washing Tips From the Pros

Five cleaning secrets from the experts<p>"Cut off the top of a plastic water bottle. Fill it with a water-based degreaser, like Simple Green, and place it in your seat-tube bottle cage (for easy access). Use a paintbrush to apply the degreaser to the chain. Finish by holding a soapy sponge around the …

Simple Training Plan to Lose Weight, Ride Faster

Maybe you haven't pedaled a bike since you were eight and need a nudge to start up again. Or you're still finding your way on a bike—but looking to get serious about dropping some extra pounds. Either way, this six-week blueprint is guaranteed to help you shed weight, get stronger, and feel happier.<p>…

Bike Crash Injury Care

Use these tips from Garmin-Sharp’s team doctor to recover faster after an accident<p>Dr. Prentice Steffen began working with cyclists when he was a medical student in the ’80s. Now, he works as the emergency physician and chief medical officer for Slipstream Sports, which manages the Garmin-Sharp …