Ron Locandro, Jr

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20 Bottles of Whiskey Dad Will Freak Out Over on Father’s Day

Better than any power tool out there.<p>If you grew up watching your dad indulge in a glass of whiskey after a long day or as a nightcap, you probably didn’t get why it was so great until you became an adult and tried for yourself. Now, you can really appreciate it and understand that it’s more than …

Whiskey

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

21 clever Alexa commands you will use again and again

More than any other device, Alexa has become our closest approximation of artificial intelligence. She has a voice and personality, and if you ask the right question, she’ll even get sassy with you. Users even refer to Alexa as “she.” We usually prefer to say her name, rather than the name of the …

Smart Homes

7 Alexa commands you're not using but should

With Alexa and the the Echo, Amazon has built a robust service that can deliver seemingly endless information and control your home. But, are you taking advantage of all it can do?<p>If you haven't yet unlocked the full potential of Alexa, these seven voice commands will get you closer. These are the …

Smart Homes

The Used Motorcycles We’d Buy Right Now For $2,500

It’s insane to think that for $2,500, you can get an <i>okay</i> mountain bike. But, for the same money, you can get a half-way decent — and even pristine — …

Motorcycles

Best Smart Light Switches That Don't Require A Neutral Wire

Smart light bulbs are awesome, but they aren't always an option. That's when you look to the next link in the chain and consider a smart switch. You …

The Best Smart Home Products to Simplify Your Life

Wouldn’t it be great if you could start your coffee maker just as soon as you hit snooze on your alarm? Well, with a smart coffee maker, that dream …

8 National Parks Where You Can Have an Unforgettable Summer Vacation

Natural beauty, history, education, and relaxation await at our country’s national parks. This year, many have enhanced their tours, lodging, dining, …

National Parks

Control this 2-pack of Wi-Fi Smart Plugs w/ Alexa and Assistant for $17.50 (Reg. $25)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>TanTan Direct via Amazon offers its a 2-pack of Alexa-enabled Wi-Fi Smart Plugs for <b>$17.49 Prime shipped</b> when applying code <b>FBELOVED</b> …

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

How to Pan Sear Steak Like a Complete Badass

Pan Seared Thick-Cut Strip Steaks<p>Notes<p><b>Rib-Eye Steaks:</b> Buy two thick steaks, and cut each in half.<p><b>Filet Mignon:</b> Cut 2-pound roast into four steaks and press each piece to flatten.<p><b>Strip Steaks:</b> Buy two thick steaks and cut each in half.<p>Rib-eye or filet mignon of similar thickness can be substituted …

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Healthy Eating

10 Superfoods That Make the Best Smoothie Ingredients

Banana. Berries. Nut butter. Milk. Maybe a handful of greens, when you’re feeling the veggies. If your smoothie game has revolved around these core …

Nutrition

35 trips every couple should take in their lifetime

There's nothing quite like travel to put any relationship to the test, no matter whether you and your SO are adventure-seekers, lovers of luxury, or …

European Travel

Weekend Project: Build your own budget-friendly electric bicycle for under $500

Electric bicycles make commuting around cities and urban areas much easier, but the good ones can be quite hard on your wallet. High quality electric bicycles by top brands like Trek’s Super Commuter 8s or Raleigh Redux IE offer both high performance and high quality in a sleek package. However, …

How to make your own custom Alexa commands

Amazon's virtual voice assistant just got a whole lot smarter.<p>With the arrival of Skill Blueprints, Alexa can now perform a variety of personalized tricks -- "skills," as Amazon calls them, that are personalized to you and your family.<p>For example, is someone studying for a test? With the Flashcards …

Smart Homes

4 Surprisingly Easy Healthy Lunch Ideas That Are Incredibly Delicious, Too

1<p>Caesar Salad With Yogurt-Parmesan Dressing<p>This Caesar salad’s dressing is made with yogurt which packs probiotics for a healthy gut. It’s so cheesy …

The Lost Art of Fartlek

Greg McMillan's kinder, gentler transition to early summer speed work<p>In 2004, I helped a very talented runner build a solid aerobic base for the U.S. Olympic trials marathon, only to fail her during the race preparation phase of her training. I didn't take into account her drive and tenacity, and …

41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

What your choice of light sockets says about you

Marc Alexander can tell a lot about you from the type of light sockets you own.<p>Alexander, a software and electronics engineer from Melbourne, …

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador - Michael Lo Presti — ATRA

Please welcome the sixteenth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and fourth in 2018. Meet 46-year-old …

27 Healthy, Tasty Foods Dietitians Always Keep Stocked in Their Kitchen

Navigating the grocery store can be overwhelming. Between navigating the aisles and picking out produce, it's hard to determine what you should spend your money on and where you should save. Fortunately, these dietitians have made it easier by revealing what they always have on hand. Spoiler alert: …

10 Apps That'll Help You Tour a New City

<b>Cities Talking</b>: With Cities Talking, users can listen to a city guided tour narrated by individuals local to the city. The app offers GPS enabled …

Using poles for a more a efficient trail running experience — ATRA

Poles can greatly add to a more efficient trail running experience, primarily while walking on uphills. Poles are especially useful in longer in …

5 go

<i>Written by Josh Douglas-Walton, a writer for ATRA corporate member HFE (Health and Fitness Education).</i><p>Whether you’re completely new to trail running …

Cadbury expert explains the correct way to eat a Creme Egg

It’s Creme Egg season – and it shall continue to be so until supermarkets finally get rid of all their Easter stock.<p>We love Creme Eggs – despite …

Alexa 101: What you should know about Amazon's AI assistant

15 tasty dishes featuring sausage

Sausage is one of those few foods that you can eat at every meal. You can eat breakfast sausages for, well, breakfast. Sausage sandwiches for lunch. …

Cooking

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Edison lamp/Rustic decor/Unique Table lamp/Industrial lighting/Steampunk light/housewarming/gift for men/bedside pipe lamp/desk accessories<p>★Bulbs Included.<br>★Choose Socket & Wood Color.<p>LAMP DETAILS:<br>➼HANDMADE in the USA<p>➼Pipe features made from real steel.<p>➼Measures 8"W, 10"H<p>➼Cord length 8F<p>➼Choose from …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …