Shawn Spencer

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A Desk That I Wouldn’t Mind Sitting At All Day!

Technology advances and new habits are created, so it’s important for our workspaces to adapt to these changes. The Köllen Eget desk, designed by …

Industrial Design

The Secret to Juicy Grilled Pork Chops Every Time

Have you ever eaten a pork chop that’s oddly reminiscent of shoe rubber? Even if it's swimming in a sauce or covered with an exotic spice rub, …

BBQ

Here are the 5 books you need to read this summer, according to Bill Gates

With summer fast approaching, it's time to start compiling your vacation reading list. And fortunately, Bill Gates is here to help.<p>On Monday, the …

Books

Royal Wedding Photographer Reveals How Viral Photo Was Shot

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the world’s attention this past weekend, and one particular photo received a huge amount …

Family

Smoked Pork Butt Recipe

"We love pulled BBQ pork sandwiches at our house, so we make this every few weeks. The pork just shreds apart after it's done, and the smoky flavor …

BBQ

One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer

What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach …

Marketing

5 Tips for Pro Bottle Photos in Just 5 Minutes

If you ever need to shoot a product photo of a beverage bottle, the concept might not seem too complicated, but seasoned product photographers …

Landscape Photography

How to make perfect fried rice (and I mean perfect)

I make really great fried rice. Before you silently judge me for this arrogance, know this: Behind this hubris lies the wisdom of my Chinese in-laws. …

Food & Dining

If You Buy One Chef-Grade Knife, It Should Be This One

Home cooks deserve nice knives, too.<p>If you've never splurged on a high-quality knife, the prospect of doing so can feel daunting. Home cooks, myself …

Knives

How to: DIY Metal Inlay in Wood

I've always loved the feeling of contrasting materials, especially metal and hardwood. Metal is the yin to wood's yang: cold, crisp, and unforgiving, …

Woodworking

10 Best Potting Benches 2018: Which Is Right for Your Garden?

If you love to garden, then you need to have a good potting bench in your yard. All gardeners need a place to get their plants ready for planting, to …

Gardening

Some things to keep in mind as you plan your next Alaska road trip

Are you ready for your big Alaska road trip?Road trips around the state take many forms. Some roads are paved. Some are not.If you wanted to drive …

RVs

The Best-Selling Kitchen Products Under $50 Will Change the Way You Cook

It's easy to pick up a large kitchen starter set when moving into your first apartment. Starting from scratch means you need everything from pots and …

Kitchens

CRKT Tactical Key

Designed by former U.S. Army officer and martial arts Sensei James Williams, the CRKT Tactical Key is a stealth self-defense tool that hides in plain …

Self Defense

Your perception of this graph is a graph of your perception

Look at the above image. The higher the peaks, the more sensitive your eyes are to contrasts at those frequencies. Ian Goodfellow spotted the image …

Consciousness

How to Use Leading Lines in Portrait Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer and model Imogen Rhiannon is back with another portrait photography tips video. In this case, her new video is on how to use leading …

Photography

Elon Musk Cut the Gordian Knot of Corporate Spending

With a single stroke of genius, Musk solved one of the world's most intractable management problems.<p>Elon Musk keeps hitting it out of the ballpark... not as a technology but as a people-savvy manager. Last month, Musk gave the world's best productivity advice in a single, short sentence and last …

Magic

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that you do not want to share with …

Landscaping

What’s Stayed in My Pack, and What Hasn’t

Six years ago I attempted a thru-hike and made it 700 miles. The night before I left for Amicalola Falls my pack sat next to my bed. I had not packed …

Backpacking

How to Use One of the Most Important & Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop: Curves (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and …

Tutorials

25 Stimulating Photography Quotes to Motivate and Inspire

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.I'm always looking for things to …

Street Photography

7 Tricks for Nikon Photographers

Are you a Nikon photographer looking to unlock some quick techniques to use for photo efficiency? Photographer Steve Perry demonstrates some useful …

Cameras

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

Public Speaking

Gearward HemiSere Lapel Knife

A modern version of the clandestine blade issued to OSS operatives in World War II, the Gearward HemiSere Lapel Knife can be hidden nearly anywhere. …

Credit Cards

An adventurer just journeyed into America’s largest national park - and here's what he found

The largest national park in America is one few have ever heard of, and even fewer have visited. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve …

National Parks

Not So Sharp?

<i>George Lepp photographed this cactus patterned with fine needles and tiny flowers with a Canon EF 180mm macro at 1⁄45 sec. at ƒ/11. Nineteen stacked</i> …

Cameras

'Robin Hood' cave labyrinth in Nottingham to open

Nottingham's largest cave system, which lies hidden beneath the city streets, is to be opened up for the first time in more than 20 years.<p>The Peel Street caves, also known as Rouse's Mine, were carved out in the 18th Century to provide sand for the glassworks industry.<p>They will be opened to the …

City Politics

Trim the bottom of a door

Remodelers of every skill level need to know the basics of marking, scoring, and cutting a door so it swings with ease and looks clean<p>The necessity …

Modern Backyard Office Projects That Make You Want To Work From Home

Working from home has both pros and cons. On one hand, you get to stay close to everything home-related which in some cases includes the kids and …

Architecture

Nesty roof-top tent delivers van life without van headaches

The Nesty story started out with a familiar #vanlife tale. Disillusioned with corporate life, company founder Ryan Minarik realized his passion was …