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The Mesmerizing Paintings by Sir Winston Churchill

May 26, 2018<p>Balasz Takac is alias of Vladimir Bjelicic who is actively engaged in art criticism, curatorial and artistic practice.<p>The end of the 19th …

Art

I'm a Personal Trainer, and These Are the Foods I Always Have in My Kitchen

As a personal trainer, I get asked many questions like what some of my favorite leg exercises are, how many times a week I work out and what I do, and what I eat. My meal plan is pretty simple and consists of foods that are going to help me recover and provide me with the energy I need to get …

Steel-Cut Oats

55 DIY HIKING & Camping Hacks and Tricks That Will Make You A Camping Pro – Page 26

51. Acorn Whistle<p>If you’re hiking while camping, you need something that ensures you’ll be found if you get lost or have any other sort of trouble. …

Camping

Banned From Amazon: The Shoppers Who Make Too Many Returns

Customers say their accounts were closed without warning; it happens when ‘you’re creating a lot of headaches for Amazon’<p>Even Amazon.com Inc. has its limits.<p>The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they …

eCommerce

Bill Gates Recommends These 5 Books for Your Summer Reading

It’s no secret that Bill Gates is a bookworm.<p>The Microsoft co-founder, who co-chairs the Gates Foundation, often writes about what he’s reading on …

Books

Avoid Battery Drain on iPhone with These Settings

Your iPhone is a powerful computer in your pocket that does it all. It takes selfies, streams movies, plays your favorite albums, allows you to …

Batteries

The message of material: How the Obama Center gets built looms large

It would be going too far to say that the Chicago Plan Commission didn’t know what it was voting for when its members overwhelmingly endorsed the proposed Obama Presidential Center on Thursday. But in a way, that’s what happened. One of the architects even said so afterward.<p>The “outline has been …

Architecture

Healthy Recipe: Veggie Breakfast Burritos

No more excuses for skipping breakfast! These burritos are your secret weapon for those crazy mornings. Make them ahead and stash them in the …

Food

6 Healthy Snacks with Protein

Snacks are an essential part of any healthy eating plan, to keep you satisfied between meals, and to avoid the temptation of sneaking chips and …

Healthy Eating

Healthy Recipe: “Creamy” Pasta Primavera with Chicken & Asparagus

“Primavera” may mean “spring” in Italian, but traditional pasta primavera recipes have become better know for their heavy cream sauces than their …

Food

Landscape & Light | How To Use Backlighting In Landscapes Photography

In photography, light is the most important element of any scene, since its absence leaves us with nothing at all. All we see is a reflection of …

Landscape Photography

10 Diseases Cats Can Give You, Because ‘Cat-Scratch Fever’ Is Real

Cats tend to get a bad rap. Known for being aloof and strong willed, they basically run the show despite their humans' best efforts to assert …

Insects

The Man Who Lives Inside His Dreams

When the most important people in his life all died in quick succession, Stephen Wright channeled his bereavement into turning his house into a work of art.<p>Every morning, Stephen Wright gets up at around 4:30 AM, makes a cup of tea, sits beneath the oak tree in his back garden, and pretends he's …

Christmas Eve

When The Dubs Hit The Turbo Button

By the time opponents know what's hit them, it's already too late. This is how the Warriors crush -- and how the NBA fails to fight back.<p><b>What can</b> …

NBA

Rats can't resist the wiring in newer cars: Here's why

ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Every evening, Janice Perzigian puts Pine-Sol on the ground around her 2017 Ford Mustang.<p>Dryer sheets go under the front seat and in the trunk. Spray made with essential oils is applied to the tires, the sides and the back.<p>Why does she go through this 5-minute routine?<p>She has a …

Home Improvement

Keith Jarrett

What can we say about this monumental talent? The truly great American pianist Keith Jarrett is one of that rare breed of artists who it is …

Piano

These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

Landscape Photography

He's a Growing 6'7", 370-Pound Marvel Who Can Move...and He's in 8th Grade

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — He first appears inside Room 208 of Olmsted Academy North on a Thursday in mid-March, sitting at the corner of a table his legs can't fit under.<p>Kiyaunta Goodwin is fully engaged in art class. But unlike his eighth-grade classmates, he doesn't draw on a sheet of paper. Because of …

College Football

The Most Effective Tick Repellents for Humans (and Dogs), According to Science

The desire to keep ticks at bay feels especially urgent this year. There’s the news that the number of insect-borne diseases in the United States has …

Disease

How To Make Yourself A More Creative Cannabis Consumer

Do you puff before strumming your guitar strings, mix paints on your pallet, put pencil to pad? You are not alone.<p>Cannabis has long been a key to …

Creativity

iOS Update Wrecking iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: What to Do

Apple has apparently acknowledged a problem with its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models that's causing the speakerphone on those handsets to stop …

Mobile Technology

Why I return to the same Location to Capture Landscape Photos

I was asked by a friend recently, “Why do you keep going back to photograph Yosemite? You must have photographed everything there!” Good question! I …

Landscape Photography

50 Years an Audiophile: John Atkinson's Life In Audio

When JD Events' Liz MiIler invited me to give the keynote speech at the 2018 AXPONA, in Chicago suburb Schaumburg, I was at first not sure what to …

Audiophile

The Injury-proof Shoulder Workout

<b>THE MAINSTAY</b> of an upper body workout is the shoulder press. It’s also, according to an increasing number of orthopedic surgeons, one of the most …

Exercise

What Ken Burns Omits From The Vietnam War

In his own remarks, Mac Owens mentioned an essay by Jim Webb, the decorated Vietnam combat veteran, writer, and former U.S. senator. That essay, …

Vietnam

The Reason There's Over a Hundred Abandoned Giant Arrows Across the U.S.

Being an airmail pilot in the 1920s was a dangerous occupation—according to Half as Interesting, the average person in that profession died after …

Art Deco

Bob Myers reveals the worst part about being a GM: 'I don't know what to do'

Bob Myers reveals the worst part about being a GM: 'I don't know what to do'<p>AP<p>Warriors GM Bob Myers underwent hip surgery on the morning of the …

Basketball

More on Developing Proper Sweep Picking Technique

74<p>SHARES<p>Sweep picking is an incredibly useful and exciting technique that allows guitarists to perform arpeggios in a flashy, keyboard-like manner.<p>It …

Electric Guitar

2018 Crosstrek propels Subaru to best-ever April sales

Next up is the Ascent, which hits showrooms in June<p>April was a dismal month for most automakers, with sales declines that ranged from 4.7 percent for Ford to a whopping 28 percent for Nissan. So here comes mighty little Subaru, which claimed the month as the best April in its history.<p>The gain is …

Subaru

Learn to play a musical instrument with iOS

Learning a musical instrument is hard. Really hard. It takes a long time to make anything that sounds like music, and yet still people put in the long hours and the hard work to become great at their chosen instrument.<p>There’s no way around practicing, but there is. lot you can do to make the …

Apps