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Top 10 Blues and Rock Albums of 2017

Music has been our salvation this year and 2017 brought us some of the best in rock and blues. We’ve been graced with many innovative and fantastic …

Build a Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home. I have been needing a wall coat rack for my hallway. It would be nice to …

Extreme Sports

Tips for Using an Oscillating Tool

It’s a tool you shouldn’t be without<p>In any case, keep in mind that heat kills blades. Occasionally swing the blade back and forth out of the kerf to …

How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.<p>Wavy walls and built-up corners.<p>Flex thin baseboard trim and glue it to follow …

Renovating to sell: How to make the most out of your home

As a homeowner it can be easy to overlook your daggy floor tiles and crumbling timber window frames with the idea that you’ll get around to fixing …

DIY Simple Maintenance

If you have never cracked into your bike, it can be extremely intimidating. Even tasks like basic maintenance can be daunting, but with the help of …

Dealing With Wandering Thoughts During Retirement

In part three of this segment I will be discussing specific ways in which new and existing retirees can quiet that inner voice that often wanders and can turn simple concerns into major worries, anger, and frustration for no reason.<p>In part 1 I shared specific examples of how a simple phone call to …

Lightroom: Create a Custom Keyboard Shortcut Display

A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers

In this article I want to lay some foundations, on which I will build in future articles. I am not talking here about image development, but your …

What Photographers Need to Know Before Buying a Tripod Head

Chances are that when you first got into photography, you considered getting a tripod. There is also a reasonable chance that you assumed that the …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

Landscape Photography

The Great Pot Experiment

Photo-illustration by Brobel Design for TIME. Mouse: Getty, Lighter, Joint, Smoke: iStockphoto

June 2015

Your Basic Lighting Kit: A Spin Around the Block

So you just received the gear needed to turn your hot shoe flash into a mini portable studio lighting system. What do you with the box of stuff the …

Shutter Speed

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

A Beginners Guide to Light Modifiers

Regardless of the light source you use (daylight, continuous or flash) it’s really easy to use light modifiers or shapers to train the light in any …

Get Surreal With Oil and Water Photos

Have you ever tried to mix oil and water? Fortunately it just doesn’t work.<p>“Wait,” you say. “Why is this fortunate?”<p>Well because, otherwise you …

Mobile Photography

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

Build This Game Day Shed in Your Backyard<p>A wide-open design perfect for work and play! The large door opening on this shed gives you expandable …

18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy

There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine’s Day, but this collection of 18 recipes will literally warm things up. Each course, from appetizers to mains to dessert, packs some serious heat. In other words: Get ready for a red-hot night whether you’re celebrating the holiday solo …

How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters<p>The sliding piston absorbs sudden pressure changes and keeps the pipes from banging.<p>If your plumbing …

Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet

For minor rot, a flange support is a quick fix<p>If you discover minor rot around the toilet flange, install a closet flange support under the flange to …

5 Secrets to a Happy Retirement

Sure, a fat nest egg and good health help. But there are less obvious ways to make sure your post-work life is a happy one.<p>Retirement ought to be a …

Should I Rent or Buy a Home in Retirement? - Consumer Reports

Living in your new home<p>What does owning really cost?<p>Get a mortgage or not?<p>Don’t overlook the intangibles