Shalaka Virkar

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19 macabre and horror blogs to spook up your Halloween

Recently my husband made me promise to stop trolling YouTube videos after dark, especially those with keywords like “proof of ghosts” or “haunted …

Dolls

The Secret to Remembering Travel

Whenever I look through all those files of <i>things</i> I’ve saved over the years, I usually stumble upon some long-forgotten newspaper article I tucked away. I give it a casual glance, turn it over, then invariably find that whatever’s on the back is more interesting. Serendipity seems to win out over …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Justdelete.me Wants To Help You Pull The Plug On All Those Pesky Online Accounts

It’s tiring, isn’t it? Doing everything online, I mean. Everyday you log into services tailor-made for shopping, searching, sharing, watching, chatting, curating, reading, bragging — that’s a lot of places to keep your personal information, and no one could blame you if you wanted to try to pare …

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

The 40 Greatest Led Zeppelin Songs of All Time

40<p>‘In the Evening’ (1979)<p>On the <i>In Through the Out Door</i> seven-minute opener, Page augments his guitar with a Gizmotron, Jones plays Abba-fied synth, …

Top scenic drives around Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone’s famous landscape doesn’t suddenly end at the park fence. Enveloping the park kernel is a protective cushion of national forests and wilderness areas that offer almost as much scenic splendor as the park itself, but without the crowds and the entry fee. Heading to Yellowstone? See the …

How to Shoot the “Holy Grail” of Timelapse Photography: Day-to-Night Sequences

There may be a lot to consider in setting up a day-to-night or night-to-day time lapse, but photographer Preston Kanak assures us that they aren’t as …

Merge to 32 bit - HDR technique comparisons

HDR is an often discussed and debated subject in photography circles. There’s much talk about “bad” HDR, or a whether or not one should even do it in …

Tutorials

20 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography (And Tuts on How to Do It Yourself)

A lot happens in the blink of an eye — a lot of pretty amazing things. But due to the way our brain works, we don't really get to “see” these amazing …