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A Beginner's Guide to Aperture and Depth of Field

If you've spent any amount of time reading photography tutorials or talking with photographers, you have likely heard the phrase that "photography is …

Landscape Photography

Mastering Filters Series - Neutral Density Filters

We’re embarking on a six-part series to help you understand the different types of lens filters available today, what they are used for and the …

Landscape Photography

20 Best Camping & Hiking Gifts For The Outdoorsman

Opinel No. 8 Trekking Knife<p>Nothing beats the combination of affordability and functionality when it comes to outdoor gear. And for years Opinel has …

Weather

The 17 Most Underrated Movies On Netflix Right Now

Given how many addictive TV shows Netflix releases each month, I know watching a movie on the service almost sounds like a novel idea at this point. …

9 spots not to miss on your next trip to Oregon

Home to hundreds of state parks and over a dozen national forests, the diverse geographic state of Oregon, has everything I would want in my own …

Perseid meteor shower 2016: peak times, how to live-stream, and where to view this spectacular meteor shower

Every year in August, the Swift-Tuttle comet puts on a brilliant show. When the Earth plows into its wake, tiny bits of debris left behind from the comet slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 miles per hour, reach temperatures of 3,000 to 10,000 degrees, and streak across the sky in what we call the …

51 Plants That Don't Need A Lot Of Sun To Thrive

Embrace the shade in order to create a diverse and beautiful garden.<p>Gardening in the shade challenges the talents of many gardeners because they …

Gardening

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!<p>Is there anything that isn't made better by the smoke and sear of a grill? If so, we want no part of it. From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right), here are our 80 …

Cooking

50 Photography Quotes to Inspire You

Famous photographers throughout history have produced some incredible images that have stood the test of time, but it’s not only their photographs …

10 winter-tough edibles for front yard gardens

Cold weather needn’t mean the end of the gardening year. If Eliot Coleman can eke out a year-round harvest from his Maine vegetable farm, most of us …

Grow Blueberries In A Pot? Sure! {Container Gardening}

Can You Grow Blueberries In A Pot? Sure!<p>Fresh blueberries can cost a pretty penny at the grocery store, but did you know it’s easy to grow your …

How To Grow Garlic

It’s Easy To Grow Your Own Crop Of Garlic<p>12 Comments Print Email<p>Garlic (<i>Allium sativum</i>) is easy to grow in home gardens and since it’s used so much …

Love Strawberries? Here’s How To Grow Your Own

18 Comments Print Email<p>If you’d like to get your kiddos interested in gardening, growing strawberries is just the ticket! They bear juicy, red fruit …

Gardening

Custom Raised Garden Boxes

Now that you have seen the backyard design, we want to start showing you how we got started on the raised garden boxes and the steps that we had to …

Save Water (and Money!) By Making Your Own Rain Barrel

1 of 9<p>Why Make a Rain Barrel<p>Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 …

Off-grid

Crock Pot Beer Chicken

This week has really flown by for me; I can’t believe it’s already Thursday. There’s nothing better than that. Too often, I wake up and go to work, …

Crispy Rice Chex® Coconut Shrimp (Gluten Free) With Tangy Pineapple-Chili Dip Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> Oil temperatures over 350°F will darken larger shrimp before they cook through, so be sure to keep the temperature from getting too high. When I made these, I used a full 1 tablespoon salt in the coconut mixture, which I liked. However, to ensure this wouldn't be too much salt for others, …

Korean-Style Chicken Wings From 'Maximum Flavor'

When I think of Korean-style chicken wings, I immediately think of deep-fried morsels dredged in a spicy, sticky sauce. <b>Aki Kamozawa</b> and <b>H. Alexander Talbot</b>'s chicken wings are defiantly not of that type. Instead, the Korean wings in their new cookbook, <i>Maximum Flavor</i>, are roasted and served with a …

Chinese Pork Tenderloin with Garlic-Sauced Noodles

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Place tenderloins in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce and next 5 ingredients (through garlic); …

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

Tips for photographing star trails at night

Photography

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No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Temperatures are rising and no one wants to turn on their oven these days. The solution for your next summer soiree? No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes! Just assemble, chill, top with berries, and serve. Cool and easy.<p><b>Ingredients</b> (makes 16 cheesecakes):<p>– 15 graham crackers (8 ounces)<p>– 1 stick …

Dessert

Remembering Ray Manzarek, Keyboardist For The Doors

<i>This interview was originally broadcast in 1998.</i><p>The mythology surrounding The Doors has centered largely on its lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1971. Morrison is still considered one of rock music's tortured poets and sex gods, but instrumentally, The Doors' …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …