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The Best Smart-Home Devices of 2018

We may have only learned to embrace the smart home in 2017, but 2018 is shaping up to be the year we finally take our technology to the next level — and let it do all the heavy lifting in our homes. Regardless of whether you've just dabbled or full-on decked out your home, ahead you'll find the …

Smart Homes

It Sounds Impossible, but Here’s How to Make Bacon Even Better

Bacon used to have a slow season. Sales of the ubiquitous burger topping—and its parent product, pork belly—were known to heat up in the prime-time …

Cooking

Top 10 Life-List Adventures

Raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon<p>This is no spur-of-the-moment getaway. You’ll need to book the trip at least six months ahead, take a …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

That Second Refrigerator Is Running Up Your Utility Bill

Do you still own one of those bisque-colored refrigerators, circa 1990? Maybe it’s humming along out in the garage, a second icebox to store bulk …

The 25 Most Important Bourbons Ever Made

If you asked a spirits expert a quarter century ago to name the most important bourbons ever made, they might have wondered whether America’s …

Whiskey

Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Book a Safari in Tanzania

The West African country hasn't always had the best conservation record, but now that's changing. And just as wildlife sightings improve, luxurious …

SHOT 2018: 5 of the best new concealed carry weapons

Been on the hunt for the ultimate, concealed carry pistol for everyday?<p>For personal-defense-minded folks, there are a wide range of new concealed carry weapons on display at SHOT Show this year.<p>Whether you are looking for maximum concealability, maximum big gun feel in micro gun, maximum number of …

Concealed Carry

12 things successful people don't waste their money on

People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth through savvy spending and smart saving …

Personal Finance

The Best Everyday Bourbons

Five under-the-radar bottles that will raise your home bar—but not your budget<p>Looking for a few new bottles for your bar? Stacie Stewart can help. The beverage manager at Whiskey Dry, chef Edward Lee’s soon-to-open Louisville, Kentucky, bourbon-and-burger bar, has spent her career honing her palate …

25 Perfect Patio Paver Design Ideas

01 of 26<p>Choosing the Right Surface<p>It's a big step out the back door: you've decided to build or remodel a patio. If it won't be the traditional …

Landscaping

Creative products for Fly Fishers and Fly Fishing Retailers. Decals, Shirts, Fly Boxes, Signs, Banners & More

As seen in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEDZnc6x0bw<br>Hand Crafted and Hand Painted Balsa Popper by Matt “Z” Zudweg. Tied on a 4/0 Daiichi …

Fishing

How to Bag a Bourbon Boat Drink

Meet the frozen bourbon margarita<p>Some things you should probably never take from a friend: a loan, a used car, an ex-lover. Recipes are another matter, as countless church and Junior League cookbooks attest. So consider <b>Jan Gautro</b> your new best friend. The Birmingham, Alabama, culinary photo stylist …

Diet Soda

Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 1

In my October blog, I listed 11 must-have tools for your DIY toolkit, laying out the minimum tools you need to tackle some basic audio/video …

Home Improvement

Here's Why a Bloody Bull Is Better Than a Bloody Mary

I come from a long line of Bloody Mary lovers. Proof: At my parents’ house, we drink them before dinner. It doesn’t matter what time it is, we’re …

Cocktails

The 7 Best Whiskies for Guys Who Love Beer

One of the hottest trends in the world of craft brewing is aging beer—specifically porters and stouts—in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels. But the …

Craft Brewing

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Anime

The Tug ONLY THE BEST FLY FISHING VIDEOS

3419 view(s)<p>Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops go on an epic journey in search of large, wild brook trout in Maine. What they find is …

Fishing

The Best Steakhouses in the United States

Regulars don’t need a menu at Peter Luger, the Michelin-starred chophouse in Brooklyn, where not much has changed since 1887—except the newly hip …

Country Lifestyle

Five of the best distilleries on the American Whiskey Trail

As sales of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey have rocketed, so has interest in the terroir of the region, and distilleries – Jack Daniel’s and Wild Turkey included – have opened for tours<p>US whiskey has experienced dramatic growth over the last decade, propelled by an unslakable thirst for it …

Whiskey

Best Fall and holiday Inspired Alcoholic Drinks

Best Fall Inspired Drinks<p>We all need a little pumpkin spice in our lives...<p>November 12, 2017<p>Fall, it's upon us again... and do you know what that …

Cider

How To Wire Split Outlets

01 of 10<p>How To Wire Split Outlets... Step #1: Turn Off The Circuit Breaker<p>Before you attempt this installation, turn the power off by turning off the …

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Software

The 10 Crock-Pot Recipes I Rely on as a Busy Mom

As a busy single mother to three active kids, it can be a struggle to get healthy, home-cooked food on the table. But it can be done — especially …

Cooking

How to Get Started With Fly Fishing | The Art of Manliness

Fishing with a rod and line, and an artificial lightweight lure made to imitate fish prey — that is, fly fishing — was first recorded around the year …

What I Learned From Bill Gates About Speaking Like a Boss (Even When You're Not) | Inc.com

As a leader, you're naturally aware of the need to plan your meeting's content to keep people on track and maximize impact. But how do you respond when the unexpected happens?<p>Learning to deal with the unpredictable in meetings can be critical for your career. It might be the only time you're in …

Public Speaking

11 Ways to Decorate with Outdoor String Lights

Light up your yard any time of year—these dreamy ways with string lights add instant ambience<p>There's the age-old adage that candlelight is the most flattering lighting for a party, but one could argue that string lights work just as well — and not to mention, it is safer in the long run!<p>String …

Christmas Trees

Hardscaping 101: Erosion Control

It was easy during the dry summer months to forget about water issues such as leaky roofs, standing water, and perhaps the most obnoxious and …

Fly Fishing Stickers and Decals

My son Jack and I both love stickers and we both LOVE fly fishing stickers. So, we decided to start a business and website to sell fly fishing …

Fishing