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Aug 04, 2014

The Art of the Shave

Whether its our birthright or our burden (or, like most things, somewhere right in between) men gots to shave they faces. While we've been doing it for years, there's always room for improvement, to both care for your skin, minimize cutting, and getting the finish you want.   

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Aug 04, 2014

How to Draw: A Guide for Makers, Crafters, and Designers

Despite advances in technology, most projects still begin where great projects always begin: with a pencil and a piece of paper.       

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Aug 01, 2014

Use the Summer Cocktail Generator to Make Just the Right Drink

created at: 08/01/2014

Summer is the best time for trying all kinds of new, cold drinks. While winter drinks almost always warm you up, summer cocktails are much more context-specific: are you hanging out in the backyard on super hot day? Enjoying an early evening cookout? Staying out for fire-lit evening? There's the right drink for that.    

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Aug 01, 2014

Weekend DIY Project: How to Stretch Your Own Canvas for Custom Art

created at: 08/01/2014

A stretched canvas is - poetically and literally - a blank space on which to apply original creative works: paintings, screen prints, photo transfers, spray painted stencils. They're a great way to add some custom wall art to your space, matched to the vibe of the room, it's color scheme, etc. 

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Jul 31, 2014

Maximizing the Bare Minimum: A Primer on Ultralight Backpacking

One of the single most direct ways to get outside more this summer, take more trips, and spend more time exploring: take less stuff. After all, the point of hiking, camping, and backpacking is to get away from material things in the first place. And whether you want to spend a few nights in the woods, or tackle a specific, well-loved thru-hiking route - you don't need 75 lbs worth of stuff on your back (and your feet) to do it. 

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Jul 31, 2014

Grilling a Steak over 2100°F Flowing Lava

They say the key to a great steak is a great crust. And the key to a great crust is lots of high, direct heat. And the key to lots of high, direct heat? A stream of flowing lava, of course.   

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Jul 30, 2014

Your Favorite 'Craft' Whiskey is Likely Made in a Huge Factory

Huh. The Daily Beast shares that most bottles of 'craft' whiskey - those determined by branding using phrases like "small batch," "handcrafted," "artisanal," and always with a local designation, probably come from a huge, macro distillery in Southern Indiana.   

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Jul 30, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: July 30, 2014

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

Colorado-based illustrator Ryan Putham pays homage to some of his favorite film characters by laying out their most iconic accessories 

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Jul 30, 2014

Care Inspires Care, Celebrating our Caring Impact Together [Sponsored Video]


With the FIFA World Cup(TM) as the international stage, Johnson & Johnson looked to make the world a more caring place through Care Inspires Care(TM). From shining a spotlight on community members who do extraordinary acts of care for others to blood donations that helped to save lives, with all acts big and small in the past two years, you helped to contribute to more than 25 million acts of care and a more caring world.

Let's celebrate our achievements together and continue to spread more care in the world! Our aspiration as a company is to care for the world, one person at a time. Our YouTube channel provides you an unprecedented look behind the scenes at Johnson & Johnson, spotlighting the people, stories and causes that inspire us to care.

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Jul 28, 2014

How to: 5 Tips for Making Better Grilled Pizza This Summer

In the summer (and the winter, if you can swing it), there's no better tool for cooking homemade pizza than your outdoor grill. It's simply the hottest domestic heat source you can get your hands on, and turns out that crispy, smokey charred crust that makes great pizza actually great. (Note: works awesome for your wok, too.)

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