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Stop Ending Your Speeches with 'Any Questions' and End With This Instead

Don't let your audience decide how you're going to end your presentation<p>You have a big presentation to make to your client, your funders or your boss. You've spent hours developing a deck that's concise, crisp and visually stunning. You've practiced the delivery so that you speak with clarity, calm …

Public Speaking

Dario Argento’s DEEP RED Remains at Horror’s Cutting Edge

Dario Argento’s 1977 film <i>Suspiria</i> became a massive international hit and cemented in the minds of the greater movie-going public the Italian …


Michael Symon Wants You to Make Beer Can Chicken the Right Way

The adage “don’t knock it ’till you try it” comes to mind when considering a recipe where the primary mode of flavor delivery is shoving a can of …

Penguin Random House

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …


How Running Has Helped Post Thru-Hike

It’s been a year to the day since I started walking north to Maine. A lot changed during those five-and-a-half months of hiking. I ate whatever and …


50 Terrifying Serial Killers From Each State Who'll Freak You The Hell Out

Oh. My. God.<p>🚨<i>HI! This post contains extremely disturbing material. Please continue at your own discretion.</i>🚨Not all submissions are from Community users.


5 horror films from 1960 to 2000 still defying the passage of time

Some movies when you watch them, feel like instant classics. Here are five films from the ’60s to ’00s still withstanding the test of …


Watch: 5 Mistakes You Typically See in Student Films (and How to Fix Them)

Knowing what the problems are is the first step in avoiding them.If you've ever gone to film school, then you know student films. You've seen really …

Australian Universities

Combar Is A Badass Titanium Multi-Tool With A Built-In Hatchet, Hammer & Fixed Blade

Combar Outdoor Multi-Tool<p>Posted in Gear<p>We love the idea of a multi-tool – a folding device that can tackle a wide variety of tasks any of its …


Here Are The 16 Best Cooking Tricks I Learned In Culinary School

Culinary Cliffs Notes.

Great Channels of Virginia

This maze-like slot canyon is a unique gem within an already fascinating geological area.<p>This maze-like slot canyon weaves through the soft …


The Best Beginner Road Bikes Under $1,000

<i>This guide to the best road bikes under $1,000 provides eight awesome bikes and also offers tips and advice to know before you …

Road Bikes

Adobe's AI will automatically color-match shots in Premiere

At NAB 2018, Adobe has announced that the Sensei AI used in Photoshop and Lightroom have come to its Premiere Pro CC editing app. The first tool, Color Match, takes a lot of tedium out an edit. Even when filmmakers are careful, hues and tones can vary from shot to shot, so editors usually have to …


Leatherman Re-Designs Its Classic Survival-Specific Tool

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018<p>Don't Get Lost<p>By Tanner Bowden<p>Leatherman’s skill in crafting multitools has turned the brand into a genericized trademark similar …


Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I …


18 Documentaries That Have Shocking Endings

"I'm thinking the allegations are clearly false, and then...bam!"<p><i>Warning: Some spoilers ahead. Continue at your own risk.</i>


10 Great Gift Ideas for Map Lovers

Must-haves for the cartography fan in your life.<p>Who doesn’t love maps? Here at <i>Atlas Obscura,</i> we certainly do (surprise!). Whether you’re a longtime …


The Book that Helped Aaron Sorkin Write His First Screenplay and Understand Screenwriting

During a masterclass at TIFF, Aaron Sorkin talks about his beginning as a screenwriter and the one book that helped him translate his play “A Few …


18 More Awesome (and Awesomely Bad) Outdoor Movies You Need to Watch

Hike the PCT or sail the Indian Ocean with these great (but sometimes cringe-inducing) flicks.


An Introvert’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail

I have always loved hiking. It gives me time alone in nature to replenish my energy, enjoy the pure exertion of exercise, and appreciate the beauty …


Kind of Obsessed: This Tiny Knife Made Me Change the Way I Think About Pocket Knives

I still remember the first knife I ever owned: it was a medium-sized Swiss Army Knife, made by Victorinox, called the Sportsman and it was given to …




You Should Be Using Video: The Basics of Adobe Premiere Pro

As we all know, in the photography world, things change and they change quickly. The thing that's been tremendously on the rise is the use of video. …


How To Pick the Perfect Backpacking Knife

Almost every outdoor or survival gear list known to mankind includes one very important tool: a knife. In fact, knives are known to be one of the …


Kind of Obsessed: I Don’t Climb, but I’m in Love with These Climbing Pants

I am not a rock climber. I’m not a climbing <i>enthusiast</i> or even a climbing <i>amateur</i>. Don’t get me wrong though, I do <i>like</i> climbing, and I hold rock …

New York City

The Complete Carpenter: Prince of Darkness (1988)

This is where I came in. I’ve reached the point in my John Carpenter career retrospective where I’m writing about a movie that I’ve already given a …


Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Switch

The Nintendo Switch is a piece of hardware with a lot going on. It’s a console. It’s a handheld. It’s got tons of games to play, options to tweak and …

Operating Systems

The Ultimate Appalachian Trail Packing List

Snowstorms, weeks of rain, humid mid-Atlantic summers: Your gear goes through a lot on a thru-hike of the 2,181-mile Appalachian Trail. The rocky, …