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Oct 02, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: October 2, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

The Smithsonian blog shares this super, extra close up photos of 

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Oct 01, 2013

How to: Make DIY Barrel Aged Cocktails At Home (No Barrel Required...)

created at: 10/01/2013

The tradition of barrel or cask aging distilled spirits, wine, and beer goes back thousands of years. Letting the liquid mature within wood is what gives them their distinct flavors, aromas, and colors...when spirits are distilled, they're as clear as vodka; it's spending time with charred wood that develops the brown color of whiskeys, aged tequilas, brandies, and the like. The alcohol and the wood continue to interact, pulling out flavorful compounds known as vanillins and tannins, further distinguishing the product. 

Over the last few years, some creative bartenders and cocktail experts have been experimenting with aging entire drinks

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Oct 01, 2013

The 40 Best (Free) Streaming Documentaries to Watch on Netflix Instant

I shared last week that during October 2013, my house won't be buying anything other than food and utilities.  And while the month is certainly focused on what we're not gonna do, it's equally about what we are going to do... and what I'm going do is watch a whole buncha movies.    

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Sep 30, 2013

How to: Make Your Own Hidden Bookshelf Stereo System

created at: 09/30/2013

Psst. See those books? Behind them, there's an entire bookshelf stereo system, including an amplifier and speakers. 

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Sep 30, 2013

Recipe: How to Make Slow Cooker Carne Asada Nachos

It's that time of year when we reach into the back of the pantry, and dust off that old standby: the slow cooker. During summer, it goes mostly untouched while we build flaming fires of charcoal or crunch fresh full-sun produce, but as the weather gets crisp and we long for something simmered, there's nothing better.    

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Sep 26, 2013

Why I'm Not Going to Buy Anything During the Month of October

created at: 09/26/2013

Starting next Tuesday, October 1st, my household will not be buying any stuff. For the following thirty-one days, we won't be purchasing a single, non-consumable item. 

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Sep 26, 2013

Staying Sharp: 9 Knives Every Man Should Own

created at: 09/25/2013

A few months ago, in the midst of a day full of projects, I had a bit of an a-ha moment. I was in my workshop, using the table saw to slice up some Baltic birch plywood, when a timer on my phone went off, reminding me to take a break and go chop a bunch of vegetables to add to the slow cooked stock I was simmering in the kitchen. 

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Sep 26, 2013

A Very Manly Day in the Life of Nick Offerman

created at: 09/26/2013

Actor, author, and all around masculine archetype Nick Offerman pokes a little fun at his cult status as the epitome of manliness. In this dialog-free video, Nick awakes in the woods and walks through his everyday routine of eating raw onions and drinking motor oil, 

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Sep 26, 2013

OnStar Technology Makes GM Vehicles Smarter [Sponsored]

created at: 09/26/2013

It's good to know that we live in a day and age where technology is increasingly making our lives safer. When you're out on the road, OnStar keeps you ready for anything - from turn-by-turn directions to hands-free calling. OnStar is a powerful built-in technology available in most GM vehicles that connects drivers to a real person, 24/7. OnStar can even help out with almost any situation on the road, whether it's a crash, medical emergency, or even a flat tire.

 

Now there's a smartphone app that connects drivers to their vehicles. The OnStar RemoteLink Mobile App lets car owners control their vehicles from just about anywhere. When

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Sep 25, 2013

Blow My Mindsday: September 25, 2013

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

 


Ask any guy what's the single personal care item he spends the most money on? 

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