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Build a Better: Crispy, delicious latkes

What’s not to love about potato latkes? They’re such a beloved tradition at Hanukkah that some families ban the brisket altogether, making these …

Watt & Sea Hydro Generator Review

Are you considering a hydro generator? Here's everything you need to know, warts and all, from an experienced user.<br>To read the rest of this post, …

Boats

Fuel Cell Basics

<i>The future of onboard energy production is here (published November 2015)</i>Alternative energy sources used to keep our batteries topped up and our …

Clean Energy

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Home Improvement

How to survive a knock down

A sudden squall can be all it takes. Duncan Wells on how to prepare for being flattened, or pitchpoledKnock downs can be caused by the wind when the …

Sailing

The Most Magical Places to Sleep Under the Northern Lights

Dream Trip: Boat from Myrtle Beach to Topsail Island

<i>All year, we're collaborating with Waterway Guide Media to bring you the best segments of the 1,243-mile-long Intracoastal Waterway on a journey from</i> …

Myrtle Beach

S'more Brownies

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 by-8-inch square baking pan with foil so it hangs over the …

Tiny Creme Brulees

You don't need any special teeny-tiny baking dishes to make these. An upside-down vanilla wafer cookie is the perfect base for a dollop of delicate …

The Most Beautiful Places in America

They don't call her America the Beautiful for nothing. The U.S. has more national parks than states (plus over 10,000 state parks), as well as plenty …

National Parks

The 10 Best Places to Camp for Free Northern California

It’s hard to think of a more satisfying way to spend a beautiful weekend than camping on one of Northern California’s spectacular array of public …

15 of the Most Beautiful Places to Visit in California

Make it a road trip!<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations.

“Getting Paid to Create Adventures”: Meet the People Who Invent San Francisco’s Fictitious Worlds…

“Getting Paid to Create Adventures”: Meet the People Who Invent San Francisco’s Fictitious Worlds for a Living<p>At Foma Labs, trap doors and parallel …

Micro-Habits Changed My Life

I am a true believer that when you get comfortable, you start to die. If you aren’t doing things to make yourself better, then you’re slowly getting …

First Sail Checklist

Scrub it Down<p>True pre-season preparation starts at the end of the previous season, if possible. The best plan is to clean out the boat in the fall. …

Making Landfall After a Voyage

O Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, …

Expert tips on getting your cockpit set up perfectly for short-handed sailing

<b>Ocean racing skipper Pip Hare on the ideal cockpit set-up for cruising couples or short-handed sailors</b>Ensure you can adjust the key sail controls …

Sailing

Five Fire Lookout Cabins With Amazing Views

In the early 1900s, thousands of lookout stations were built across the Western U.S. to spot wildfires. The bare-bones dwellings atop mountains from Montana to California numbered around 5,000 by the 1930s. Over the years, modern fire surveillance technology rendered these cabins useless, and many …

Adventure Travel

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …

CSD Consulting

Summary of Services<p>CSD Consulting (QLD) Pty Ltd is a services company specialising in Data Migration, Project Management and Application …

Bloom Crew's Top 12 Cool Boat Gadgets

#1 Luci Lights<p>These Inflatable Solar Lightsfloat and you can hang them anywhere! We have one permanently hanging in our cockpit and it is so bright …

Solar Panels

Sweet and Simple

On a quiet street off the main drag of Horta, a crossroads for cruising sailors on the Azorean island of Faial, lies a lovely cut-stone storefront …

Be Happier: Simplify Your Life by Removing These 9 Things

Throughout life, just as we collect items, we collect thoughts. Every now and then it’s necessary to clean your home and refresh your mind to lighten …

Minimalism

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

Project Management

Are 10-Year Marriage Contracts The Best Way To Keep Your Relationship Going Strong?

The idea of getting married for a limited period of time may sound like something out of a dystopian YA novel where characters named something like Oren and Skylark fight a terrifying shadow government that outlaws love and freedom — but according to one relationship guru, it may be time to do away …

Dystopia

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

Meditation

Should You Buy Alaska Miles With A 40% Bonus?

<b>Through December 31, 2016, Alaska Mileage Plan is offering up to a 40% bonus on purchased miles</b>.<p>The bonuses are tiered, based on how many miles you …

10 Snorkeling Spots You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Sometimes the best views require a deeper dive.<p>Intrepid travelers know that when you’re exhausted from exploring historical sites, when you can’t …

Snorkeling

National park tips: Drink in this San Francisco bar with a steampunk starship vibe

Got a minute to think (and drink) about the next 10 millennia?<p>Since the 1970s, San Francisco's Fort Mason, between Fisherman's Wharf and the Presidio, has been a haven for arts, education and cultural organizations. And in 2014 the Long Now Foundation opened the Interval, a 49-seat bar/café with a …

National Parks