November 26, 2019

Microstock Report 2: Are you “peopleing” your photos to get them sold?

I’m definitely not a people photographer. I have no problem snapping people, I just find myself more often than not shooting photos without humans in them. If that’s you, below you’ll learn why adding people to your images will improve sales and how you can add humanness even without people present. On the other hand if you are a people photographer, you’ll learn what aspects of people shots boost sales.

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November 12, 2019

Hacking the Kershaw Pub knife.

The Kershaw Pub is a sturdy little keychain knife and multitool. The simple design and construction makes it one of the most hackable EDC (everyday carry) knives out there. Below find out how to hack your handle and more.

November 8, 2019

What’s a vegetarian? The FAQ.

Euro Veggies have their own logo. Damn.

Maybe vegetarians will always be looked at as weirdos. I’ve been one for 25 years and find acceptance by non-vegetarians to be little different now than when I stopped eating meat. When I walk into McDonald’s and ask for a “Big Mac, extra cheese, hold the meat” I still get looked at as if I asked for a live turtle on a sesame-seed bun.

For those curious about us curiously-odd vegetarians, the following explanations might help you understand why people choose to be vegetarian, why their diets may differ and even why there’s fake meat. Use the handy index below to find your answers.

November 7, 2019

Throwback Thursday: The Bodhi Tree

Nepal March, 1988

In this land, laid barren for the immediate need for firewood, occasionally there’s a beautiful, old tree left untouched for hundred of years. I asked our guide why this one still stood. “It’s scared of course. It’s the tree Buddha sat under.” At first glance, it didn’t look like a Ficus religiosa, and Buddha didn’t sit under this particular “tree of awakening” in Nepal, but Mr. Chetri’s word was always close enough for me.

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October 25, 2019

Why two smidgens equals a pinch.

Your guide to strange cooking measurements.

Many of those seemingly imprecise recipe amounts are actually real measurements. Most of us just don’t have the spoons that can measure that small.

The official cooking micro-measurements.

The following are generally agreed on by organizations that create standards of measure:

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