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32 Items For Awesome Glamping

We’re way past roughing it in the woods with these accessories, we’re glamping<p>Six D cell batteries and a propane cylinder can guarantee you some hot …

Washing Machines

Tommy Emmanuel Performs a Brilliant Acoustic Fingerstyle Cover of the 1968 Song ‘Classical Gas’

In 2011, guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel performed an absolutely brilliant fingerstyle cover of the Mason Williams 1968 instrumental hit “Classical …

Guitar

The Best Diner in Every State

Fine dining is great and fast food is fine, but sometimes all you crave is good old-fashioned diner fare. Find our picks for the best mom-and-pop …

Inside the Mill Producing the World’s Toughest Sock

Northfield, like many towns in Vermont, is small. Even the valley it sits in, an impression carved out over centuries by the Dog River, is small, at …

Rumble and Sway

Roku Gin

Internationally known for whiskey, Suntory has also made gin since 1936. Their latest release is named Roku (Japanese for six) and highlights the six …

This Is What You Need in Your Mountain Bike Repair Kit

Tuesday, May 22, 2018<p>Pro Tips<p>May 2, 2018 | By Tanner Bowden | Photo by Rebecca Rusch<p>You’re seven miles up a narrow valley and nearing the welcome end …

The 7-Step Guide To Achieving Inbox Zero—And Staying There—In 2018

Getting your email under control is the best thing you can do for your productivity. These strategies and tactics will make it happen.<p>Our inboxes have become perpetually overflowing mountains of irritation—and instead of helping us to be more productive, they just seem to suck hours out of our days.<p>…

I Can't Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill …

Coffee

How To Create A Career Bucket List

What do you want to be celebrating at your retirement party? Making this list can help keep you motivated and excited about your future.<p>If you’re always working for the weekend, you’re not alone. Just one-third of employees are actively engaged at work, leaving the majority of us unhappy on the …

Rumpl Sherpa Puffy Blanket

The Sherpa Puffy Blanket by Rumpl is your perfect cabin companion, a warm, cozy blanket that’s perfect for snuggling up around the fireplace. Made …

2017 Stocking Stuffers

We’ve all heard the old saying that the best things come in small packages. Just because something´s inexpensive doesn´t mean it can´t be memorable. …

EK Tools Bone Folder

This $7 tool sounds gruesome, but it’s actually an old fashioned book binding tool that’s very handy for working with paper and even cardboard. They …

Pocket Bellow Collapsible Fire Tool

Anyone will tell you that a roaring fire is an essential element of camping. Starting a fire is often another story, especially if your wood is wet. …

No Matter What the Weather Throws At You, the titanLIGHT Stays Lit

Posted in Gear<p>Rain, wind, sleet, snow, and hail are no match for the American-made titanLIGHT from Exotac. Made of machined aluminum, it’s a rugged, …

Time is a strong but rarely recognized power construct in the workplace

On a recent Saturday morning I spent about half an hour with a friend analyzing the texts she had been exchanging with a new romantic interest. At some point, I realized something: we were barely discussing the actual content of the messages. Instead of parsing words, we parsed the time …

Halloween keycaps

1up Keyboards has these black and orange keycaps in stock, just in time for spooky season. They're $100 a set, and you'll need to have a mechanical …

How To Bypass The HR Department -- And Get The Job

I’ve been an HR leader since 1984 so I am not the first person one would expect to recommend that job-seekers avoid the HR department when they’re job-hunting.<p>However, that is what they must do if they want to avoid having their resume and/or job application lost in the Black Hole!<p><b>Watch on …

Employment

The best biscuit recipes to wrap you in a warm, buttery hug

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach this weekend. Try a few, freeze some pre-cut dough for later, or bake them all and take comfort in cracking open a steaming hot mound of bread.<p><i>[You should really make a batch or two of meatballs this weekend]</i><p>Buttermilk Biscuits …

Recipes

Unboxing the ETCH, an axe designed for back-country self-rescue

Peter Biddle writes, "I get I myself into trouble. I don't claim that bad stuff happens to me more often than others - it's more that I find more …

Forestry

Vicente Fox's 2020 campaign for US president: "Donald, you suck so much at this job"

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox nails this faux US presidential campaign ad doing what he does best – poking fun at Trump. And this one is …

4 world champions of public speaking explain how to deliver presentations your audience will love

Being a great public speaker requires much more than confidence.<p>It's about connecting to audience members on a personal level and leaving them with a satisfying message they can act on.<p>We spoke with some of the most talented speakers around the globe —the last four Toastmasters International world …

The Society Hotel

Built in 1881 to safely house sailors while on shore, The Society Hotel now serves as a refuge for Portland travelers. Accommodations come in three …

The Cybercrime Scheme That Attacks Email Accounts And Your Bank Accounts

Cybercrime is ever present, and there is one particular fraud we all should be aware of—particularly anyone who sends or receives bank wiring instructions or the funds themselves. The fraud involves the hacking or impersonating of email accounts, it might be called business email compromise (BEC) …

HDR Tips: Getting the Dynamic Range in Your Shots!

Believe me, no one wants their photos to look just…weird. Which unfortunately is what many HDR images look like, but not all, thankfully.<p>Before …

This One-Size-Fits-All Cargo Bicycle Has a Motor and Will Fit in Your Apartment

Cargo bikes are great. They allow you to haul your groceries, kids and even intoxicated friends around town with ease. They’re even better when …

Motörhead "Heroes" (David Bowie Cover)

David Bowie

How To Increase Your Performance By Finding Your Purpose

<i>This piece was co-written with Vincenzo Ciampi, executive director, Innovation and Strategic Projects at Sandoz.</i><p>We have come to strongly believe that you simply cannot drive sustained performance and high levels of achievement in one’s job and career without being fully engaged and feeling a strong …

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Hemiplanet x Helinox Chair One

You know a collaboration between two high-tech outfitters is going to produce a great camp chair, but the Chair One from Heimplanet and Helinox is …

Outdoors Gear