Jeffrey R Tapia

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The ultimate surround sound guide: Different formats explained

It was the summer of ’69. We’re not talking about the Bryan Adams song here; we’re actually referring to the first time surround sound became …

Dolby Atmos

I’m an Obsessive Calendar-Keeper, and These (Under $30) Planners Are the Best Out There

I was feeling off the other day. Just a little scattered, like when you start a new job and you haven’t quite figured out your routine yet. So I did …

Lifestyle

8 Secrets Only Professional Painters Know

Don't know how to reach tall ceilings? Or maybe you don't know how long to leave painter's tape on? Below, we've asked some of our favorite paint …

Calculate How Many Calories You Burn When Hiking With A Backpack

Photo: VisualHunt<p>Hiking with a backpack is a heck of a lot more work than hiking without one. It feels harder, but also you're burning more calories …

Hiking

Sticker Shock: Navigating Car Trim Levels

A few months ago, while driving on the highway and listening to a broadcast of “Madama Butterfly,” I realized I’d fallen out of love with my …

How to Cut Crown Molding With a Compound Miter Saw

credit: Eimantas Buzas/iStock/Getty Images<p>Use crosscut blades for clean cuts.<p>Right, Outside and Left, Inside Corners<p>Step 1<p>Don safety glasses and a …

8 of the rarest and most expensive beers around the world

But the deeper you dive into the many different beers the world has to offer, the easier it is to see that many of them are extremely difficult to taste test. They are gems procured only by a lucky — albeit strategic and fanatic — few.<p>Kenny Gould, the founder of Hop Culture, an online magazine …

What Parental Alienation Is and Is Not | The Exhausted Woman

There is hardly a day that doesn’t go by in my counseling practice where someone brings up the concept of parental alienation. The problem is that …

How To Iron A Shirt For A Perfectly Crisp Result

Ah, the good old days – when you could throw your dress shirt in a crumpled heap on the floor and your mother would iron it back to perfection. Or …

The Things Men Wish They Knew Before They Got Married

Every wedding season — such as, you know, RIGHT NOW — I think about how I got married young and wish someone had sat me down to tell me a few things …

How I got a perfect 850 credit score

For many consumers, a perfect credit score is like a four-leaf clover. You know it exists. It’s just rare.<p>The FICO credit score model ranges from a low of 300 to a high of 850. Just 1.5 percent of scorable U.S. consumers earn an 850 as of this past April, according to Ethan Dornhelm, vice president …

25 Handy Measuring Hacks All DIYers Should Know

There are a few essential skills that almost every DIY project requires at some point. One of the most foundational of these is accurate measuring. …

30 Ways White People Say 'Black People' Without Actually Saying 'Black People'

1. Urban<p>2. Inner city<p>3. At risk<p>4. Low income<p>5. Thug<p>6. Welfare recipient/dependent<p>7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works …

DIY Hogwarts-Style Secret Door Bookcase For Book Lovers!

Are you genuinely passionate about reading? Have you always wanted to create your own little safe haven where you could go, whenever you wanted to …

Picture Perfect: TV Settings That Deliver the Ultimate Picture Quality

If you recently bought a new television, you’ll notice that things have changed when it comes to out-of-the-box TV settings.<p>It used to be that when …

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Manscaping

The modern man's manscaping guide, with expert advice on how to groom all the hair that’s not on top of your head, from your brows to your balls

You Are Probably Using the Wrong HDMI Cord

It’s not your fault, but it is very likely that you’re using the wrong HDMI cord to plug that 4K Apple TV or PS4 Pro into your new TV. While you …

HDMI

Subwoofer 101: How to place and set up your subwoofer

On the A/V awesomeness scale, few components compete with the subwoofer. There’s just something primal about a box made for the sole purpose of …

Audiophile

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Shutter Speed

Rattlesnake bites are on the rise in California. Here’s what to do if you get bit

Watch your step.<p>Calls for help for people bit by dangerous, venomous snakes are on the rise, with the California Poison Control System recently …

Zoology

FHA Loan Requirements for 2018

How to “clean up” your social media presence before a job search

Still think hiring managers aren’t checking your Facebook or LinkedIn and searching your name in Google? Now might be a good time to reconsider that …

I grew up on welfare and now I have $50,000 saved at age 28

I grew up in a three-bedroom apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn, with four brothers, four sisters, and our two parents, who immigrated to the United …

How to Prevent and Care for Blisters

<b>What Causes Blisters?</b><p>Blisters can be caused by burns, allergies, skin conditions or even spider bites, but the most common culprit is friction. When …

The Silence: The Legacy of Childhood Trauma

I never got any help, any kind of therapy. I never told anyone.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>X⁠—<p>Last week I returned to Amherst. It’s been years since I was there, the time we met. I was hoping that you’d show up again; I even …

Important Papers to Locate After Someone Dies

Updated July 16, 2017<p>After someone dies, family members will need to locate all of the decedent's important papers. It will give family members and, …

The Best Bad-Breath Remedies, According to Dentists

<i>While we might all be curious about the</i> <i>best plunger</i> <i>or</i> <i>probiotic tampon</i> <i>or</i> <i>cold-sore remedy</i><i>, it can be difficult to discuss these more</i> personal <i>items.</i> …

This 15-Minute Task Could Boost Your Paycheck by $200 a Month. Here's How to Do It

The IRS just unveiled a useful new calculator.<p>December’s tax cut means millions of Americans will owe less money when they file their 2018 tax …

I drank fire cider for a week — and I'm never drinking coffee again

• <b>Fire cider is a drinking tonic made from apple cider vinegar, and is touted as being able to curb your cravings, lower your blood sugar, ease your sinuses, aid in digestion, and prevent you from getting colds.</b>• <b><br>After drinking it for a week, you might start to realize that you won't need to drink</b> …

Sinusitis