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Get Ripped Like Ryan Reynolds with the 'Deadpool 2' Full-Body Workout

Ryan Reynolds' personal trainer shows us how he got in superhero shape for 'Deadpool 2'.<p>Superhero movies dominate the box office these days, with hit after hit smashing records like super villains.<p>All of these comic book flicks are powered by A-list talent—the recent <i>Avengers: Infinity Wa</i>r even had …

Artist Creates Illustrations to Show How It Takes Time to Perfect Your Craft

Whether you’re an established artist or an aspiring one, you’ll know that practice makes perfect. And thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to attend art school to learn how to draw or paint. There’s now an abundance of online drawing tutorials with talented artists sharing their how-tos, …

Drawing

19 Tofu Recipes to Treat Your Curd the Way It Deserves

Though tofu often gets a bad rap in this country, it's <i>so</i> much more than a bland substitute for meat. Its mild flavor makes it incredibly versatile, and, in many East Asian dishes, like <i>mapo tofu</i>, it's often combined with pork or beef for an intriguing interplay of flavors and textures. Nevertheless, …

Vegetables that keep on giving, year after year | James Wong

Perennial crops, like artichokes, asparagus and rhubarb, can produce continual harvests from a single planting for decades at a time<p>Finally! The first signs of spring are on the horizon. I’ll have to wait a while before I can sow batch after batch of the annual crops, like lettuce, carrots and …

Gardening

Watch: How to Organize Your Editing Projects with 'The Bus Theory'

If you were ever hit by a bus, your editing workflow should be able to survive (even if you don't).<p>For editors, establishing and maintaining a clear, …

Workflow

Terry Gilliam reveals how he created his Monty Python animations

I am a great admirer of Terry Gilliam's cut-out animations in Monty Python's Flying Circus.<p>They were an inspiration when I animated this blockchain …

Terry Gilliam

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Cooking

'Whinge less, people!': Life advice from a 27-year-old woman dying from cancer is going viral for all the right reasons

A post written by a 27-year-old Australian woman who died of cancer last week has gone viral on Facebook with more than 50,000 shares and 60,000 likes.<p>Holly Butcher from Grafton, Australia, suffered from Ewing's sarcoma, which is often found in the bone and surrounding soft tissue.<p>She wrote the …

Cancer

The 100 best nonfiction books of all time: the full list

After two years of careful reading, moving backwards through time, Robert McCrum has concluded his selection of the 100 greatest nonfiction books. Take a quick look at five centuries of great writing<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his 100 greatest nonfiction books list<br>• The 100 best novels written in …

Books

How to turn your iPad into the best digital photo frame

You can easily spend between $100 and $200 on a Wi-Fi digital photo frame, but these often have clunky interfaces for syncing photos and the displays can be quite poor. A better solution may be repurposing an old iPad or putting your current iPad in photo frame mode for special occasions.<p>Apple used …

IPad Pro

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

The four pillars of watercolour

South American master Alvaro Castagnet explains the four elements that every artist should focus upon to create beautiful, successful watercolour …

Selective Audio Filtering in Final Cut Pro X by Mark Spencer

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how he prefers to apply audio filters to a specific range of a clip.<p>It’s a …

Four "Confusing" Zen Quotes and What You Can Learn from Them

Zen is a branch of Buddhism that came about in China during the 6th century. So it has been around for a little while. Many of the teachings and …

Graphic Designer Dad Illustrates His Kids’ Lunch Bags Almost Every Day Since 2008 | Colossal

<p>Graphic designer and competitor for Best Dad Ever David LaFerriere has been drawing illustrations on his children’s sandwich bags since 2008. Lucky …