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10 great wilderness cabins and campsites in Canada: readers’ tips

Whether it’s backcountry camping, huts for post-hike relaxation or a hot tub and luxury cabin after a day in a canoe, our tipsters know some great stays<p><b>Winning tip:</b> <b>Glacier View Cabins, northern British Columbia</b><p>Simply one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited: remote, barely known, a …

Hiking

The Easiest Way to Learn How to Juggle

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to juggle, you’ll be happy to know it’s actually pretty easy to learn. All you need is a little patience—and a …

Mapped: The optimal road trip to see all the US national parks

RANDY OLSON, a Computer Science & Engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University, is a man who likes to design road trips. He has …

Camping

27 Borderline Genius Ideas For Anyone Who Camps With Their Car

Where are *you* gonna go?<p>“Car camping" just means there are roads that let you drive your car directly up to your campsite — instead of, say, parking further away and hiking to it. Some car campers sleep in their cars, some prefer to set up tents. Some sites even have communal bathrooms with …

The complete list of Alexa commands so far

Here are all the things you can ask Alexa to do. (Dad jokes included.)<p>Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, is infiltrating your home, your beach trips and even your ride to work. Now that there are many ways to interact with Alexa -- with the Tap, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Look, Echo Show, Dash Wand and the …

Sweet corn is an easy crop for home gardens. Here's how to plant it | NOLA.com

One of life's great treats is biting into corn that was cooked just minutes after it was harvested from your home garden. If you've never had the …

Here's everything the Amazon Echo can do

Stream songs from Amazon Prime Music<p>Stream Spotify, too<p>Stream anything, really<p>Tune in to the radio<p>Read your audiobooks<p>Listen to Alexa read<p>Host a trivia night<p>Set a timer<p>Cook a feast...<p>...Or order pizza<p>Pour the perfect cocktail<p>Call an Uber<p>Order a Lyft<p>Quarterback your connected home<p>Change the color of …

Smart Homes

The Man Who Broke Ticketmaster

The most infamous ticket scalper of all time used bots to buy millions of tickets. Now he wants to stop them.<p><b>A version of this story appeared in the February issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>In February 2005, after the band won its third Grammy of the night, U2 drummer Larry Mullen …

Music Industry

The Super-Easy Way to Finish Your Next Run 5% Faster

​No training hacks required<p>Want to cut some time off your next race? The answer might be as simple as a short swish in your mouth.<p>Sugar mouth rinses can improve endurance performance, researchers from the University of Georgia discovered. They found that when trained runners swished with a solution …

12 Lesser Known National Parks in America to fall in love with

For every well-known national park there are numerous lesser known national parks that are just as breath-taking and beautiful. Check out some of our …

How to Fix Drywall on an Already Painted Wall | Home Guides | SF Gate

Uneven drywall seams, popping nails, cracks or other defects can all surface after a wall is finished and painted. You can easily fix them, but you're probably going to have to re-prime the wall -- and you'll definitely have to paint it again. You use drywall joint compound for almost all drywall …

How to use Single Sign-On to watch pay-TV on your iPad

Back at WWDC last June Apple announced a major update to Apple TV that leaned heavily on the use of Siri for search in addition to features like Live tune-in and the ability to manage Home Kit accessories. They also revealed a new single sign-on capability that allowed customers in the US to …

How to Download Netflix Movies & Shows to Watch Offline on iPhone or iPad (UPDATED FOR IOS 11)

Watching Netflix offline was a dream until fairly recently. In the past, watching Netflix offline wasn’t possible because there was no way to download Netflix movies or TV shows. But that’s all changed and now learning how to download Netflix movies and TV shows for offline viewing is easy with a …

TV

Guest Post: 8 of the Best Road Trips in America

Good morning everyone. Today’s blog post is written by my friend Matthew. He is a car enthusiast and loves going on road trips. Here are some of his …

The financial perks of getting older

Links provided by Fidelity Brokerage Services<p>These links are provided by <b>Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC ("FBS")</b> for educational and informational …

Retirement

Wondering Whether It's Cheaper to Fly or Drive? Check Out This Website

When you’re traveling, it’s all too easy to rack up unexpected expenses. You might have mastered the tricks for saving money when you’re on …

Transportation

Best Cordless Phones of 2016: Plenty of Features and Great Sound Quality

Although the smartphone has conquered the telephone world, millions of people still buy cordless phones for their homes each year.<p>In general, the …

10 Best Apple Maps Tips and Tricks for iPhone Users

It was September of 2012 when iPhone users were first introduced with Apple Maps. Till then, the Google Maps were having sole control over searching …

TSA

DIY Tool Cabinet Keeps the Back of Your Truck or SUV Organized

Make better use of all the cargo space in your truck. Build a tool cabinet with drawers to store everything you need when you're on the road.<p>Tools, emergency supplies, recovery gear—the stuff you need to take with you can quickly become the stuff that makes a huge mess out of the back of your SUV. …

Woodworking

How to Repair Lawns With a Grass Seed, Sand & Soil Mixture | Home Guides | SF Gate

If you're tired of looking at that strawlike, matted spot in your beautiful green lawn, take heart. You can get the spot on the road to recovery quickly. For any number of reasons, a spot of grass can die out and not respond to typical treatments. If your pet has staked a claim on a corner of your …

How to travel with a Wi-Fi-only iPad

Get five travel tips to make the iPad the perfect travel companion.<p>Whether traveling for work or pleasure, the iPad is a perfect travel companion. It's lighter and runs longer than a laptop and springs to life instantly. Plus, its screen is large enough to get work done or enjoy TV shows or movies …

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

RVs

A Beginner's Guide To Essential Camping Gear

Spring is in full swing, which means that camping trip you’ve been itching to take is just around the corner. Of course, you’ve also been meaning to …

Make your steak better before you even cook it with Dry Brining

Want perfect steak? This method for dry brining steak, paired with reverse sear cooking, will result in the tastiest steak you’ve ever made at home.I …

BBQ

Cook the perfect medium rare steak with Reverse Sear

Hailed as the ultimate way to cook a perfect medium-rare steak every time, it’s easy to learn how to cook the Reverse Sear method, and rock …

BBQ

5 spots to soak up the scenery from hot springs in Idaho and Montana

Like every traveler, I'm always searching for that little piece of paradise hidden from the masses. And I think I have finally found it in the form of hot soaks in Idaho and Montana.<p>As a newcomer to these parts by way of the gritty streets of East London, I noticed that there are two types of …

Hiking

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

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