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9 Tips for Taking…Of all the photos you’ve taken throughout your life, odds
Of all the photos you’ve taken throughout your life, odds are that your pics of harvested game are among the ones you treasure and share the most. After all, they capture the best moments of your outdoor life.
But how many times have you later wished your hunting images had turned out better? Just a few minutes of prep and some additional gear can dramatically improve your photographs. Really, you have no excuse for being that guy with a “this photo makes my buck look smaller than it actually was” disclaimer.
HOW TO SHOOT KILLER PICS
1. Carry a camera in addition to your smartphone.
Smartphone cameras are great for convenient, on-the-go photography, but for really standout photos, a digital camera performs best. Today’s high-quality cameras are affordable and offer features like stabilization and automatic adjustment for low-light conditions that are uniquely important for hunting pics.
2. Use a camera tripod.
A camera tripod will keep your camera safe, ensure blur-free photographs and enable more camera angles. I like to use a Vanguard VEO tripod (above) because it is ultra lightweight, compact, super easy to set up, and affordable. Many outdoor backpacks are designed so that tripods can be easily attached so traveling with them is hassle-free when climbing in and out of a treestand.
Look for tripods with features such as multiple leg angle positions so you can set up your camera at unique angles and on uneven surfaces like... Read More
Video: Fisherman Darcizzle Goes…Fishing girl Darcizzle goes Florida largemouth fishing then
Fishing girl Darcizzle goes Florida largemouth fishing then it’s time for a little bowfishing.
With a little help from Capt. Byron, and Osceola Outdoor Adventures, Darcie and the rest of her Darcizzle Offshore crew hook up with some really nice Florida largemouth bass. They’re able to get some cool drone video of them bass fishing as well.
After they’re done slamming largemouth, they bring out the bows for some bowfishing. Darcie has never shot a bow, so watch the video to find out if she’s as good with a bow as she is with a rod and reel.
Video: Slow Motion Bullet…Think slow motion videos are cool? Wait until you see this s
Think slow motion videos are cool? Wait until you see this slow motion video of a bullet splitting on an axe blade. Bullet Theory Films specializes in slow motion footage, here are a couple mesmerizing videos that are hard to look away from to prove it.
The first video shows a slow motion shot of a gun firing at an axe blade. A really impressive shot, but it makes for some even cooler slow motion footage. It takes two attempts at it, (Come on, you couldn’t hit it on your first try?) but they finally hit the razor thin blade and the bullet splits like a knife through hot butter.
The second video shows a skull shaped bottle getting shot by a .45 ACP 230 grain bullet. We really can’t tell what it is in the bottle, but what ever it is, it explodes and goes everywhere when hit by that .45. Checkout the video below:
Camo Fun: 12 Times…Here is a photo gallery of times people were all alone, or w
Here is a photo gallery of times people were all alone, or were they? See for yourself if you can see anybody else in these hilarious photos.
In some of the photos, it’s as if these people are looking at someone standing right next to them, but there’s nobody there! What the heck is going on here?
Video: We Found Your…If you’re like us here in Michigan, you’re chomping at t
If you’re like us here in Michigan, you’re chomping at the bit for the start of deer season tomorrow. Here’s a new jam for all the deer hunters heading out into the woods this weekend. This is bound to be your deer hunting anthem this season. So, put this track on when you’re heading out in the morning, and it’s sure to get you excited.
Everyone has heard the original version, but this is the “deer hunter remix,” and the little twist on this classic 90’s hit is pretty catchy. It’s got hunters everywhere asking themselves, “Does my baby got rack?”
This music video is a little silly, but we can’t help but be pumped up for the start of deer season.
Don’t be surprised (or blame us) when you find yourself humming this little tune in your treestand this fall.
Decapitations And Dirty Politics…FOXThe potency of Empire‘s elixir is evidentÂ&nb
The potency of Empire‘s elixir is evidentÂ in the concentrated dose offered by theÂ openingÂ of the show’s second-season premiere. At a “Free Lucious” concert held by the Lyon family, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) descends from the heavens, lowered onto the stage in a cage while wearing a full-body gorilla costume as King Kong-like music blares over the crowd. (I’m not making this up.) She proceeds to rip off the mask toÂ launch intoÂ a tirade condemning the imprisonment of Lucious, as well as the imprisonment of other black males. It’s a madcap moment, but it’s indicative of Danny Strong and Lee Daniels’ ability to make the ridiculous rhythmic.
The season two opener takes place several months after the events of the season one finale, which sawÂ Lucious (Terrence Howard) apprehended for the murder of Bunkie (Antoine McKay). We learned then that the key witness in the case was Vernon (Malik Yoba), but with Vernon now dead, it’s only a matter of time before the head Lyon gets set free. In any case, Lucious is floundering in prison, Jamal (Jussie Smollett) is dealing with the stress of running the Empire company, and Cookie, Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), Anika (Grace Gealey), and Andre (Trai Byers) are placing their chess pieces into position for the hostile takeover they began plotting last season. The major piece in that game is Mimi Whiteman, played by new addition Marisa Tomei. Whiteman controls the purse strings on a... Read More
The ‘Black-ish’ Premiere Joined…ABCOn the season premiere of ABC’s Emmy-nominated blac
On the season premiere of ABC’s Emmy-nominated black-ish, which returned last night for a second season, the Johnson’s youngest son Jack (Miles Brown) is expelled from school for saying the n-word while innocently rapping Kanye West’s “Gold Digger.” There’s a zero-tolerance policy, and even though Jack doesn’t say it in a hateful way, or even call someone else the n-word, he still gets in trouble.
His dad Dre (Anthony Anderson) asks his black co-workers why they say “THE word,” to quote the episode’s title. One responds it’s a “great rhyming word,” and the other only thinks it’s fine to use because he’s a spineless suck-up; if his boss Dre finds nothing wrong with a black person using it, then he doesn’t, either. And vice versa. Dre grows more and more confused, especially after talking to the school’s strict black principal. Can anyone say it?
IfÂ black-ishÂ doesn’t come to any clear answers, it’s hardly alone in grappling with the question.Â Let’s explore how eight other TV shows mined similar “THE word” territory.
Archie Bunker freely used the derogatory term “coons,” but he didn’t say the n-word until season eight’s “Two’s a Crowd,” a superb exploration of where racism comes from. For Archie, it was passed on from his abusive father, who freely called black people the n-word, so he does, too. At least until he gets beaten up by a black student at school. “Did you ever possibly stop to think that... Read More
Deep Netflix: ‘China Strike…Astoria FilmsThe 2000 filmÂ China Strike Force, f
The 2000 filmÂ China Strike Force, from Hong Kong director Stanley Tong (Super Cop,Â Rumble in the Bronx),Â won my heart forever before I even watched a frame. It was a two-step process.
Step one: While spelunking in the deep, deep Netflix action movies archive one night, I spotted its box cover, which features a) the title; b) a picture of Mark Dacascos, best known as one of the stars of the live-action Double Dragon movie and the host of Iron Chef America; and c) a picture of Coolio. Color me intrigued. Color me very intrigued.
Step two: I rushed to Google — like, immediately — to find out more about the movie, where I was greeted with this description (emphasis mine):
Shanghai police Detectives Alex Cheung (Lee-Hom Wang) and Darren Tong (Aaron Kwok) stumble onto the massive cocaine smuggling operation of crime boss Tony Lau (Mark Dacascos) and attempt to take down Coolio (Coolio), the American dealer in his employ who is responsible for bringing the drugs into China. In the midst of the criminal activity, Alex gets engaged to the daughter of his superior, Sheriff Lin (Paul Chun), which adds personal tensions to an already heated case.
Did you catch the little slice of magic in there? China Strike Force is a movie that stars Coolio as a drug smuggler named Coolio. I have been thinking about this basically non-stop since I read it, and I have come to the conclusion that the only way it could be better is if... Read More
Five Movies We Are…UniversalThis weekend, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks
This weekend, the 53rd New York Film Festival kicks off with the premiere of The Walk, the Robert Zemeckis-directed story of Philippe Petitâs (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) famous 1974 high-wire walk between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. The festival — which spans from September 25 through October 11 â will feature many premieres, as well as notable films that premiered at other festivals, that will all factor into this yearâs Oscar race. So, with that, here are five huge films weâre looking forward to at this yearâs New York Film Festival.
As previously mentioned, The Walk is the festivalâs opening night film, concluding with New York Film Festivalâs opening night party, which is always a tough ticket. The Walk is only Robert Zemeckisâ second live action film since way back to his 2000 hit, Cast Away. And once again, along with Flight, Zemeckis tries to scare the living piss out of anyone who has a fear of heights — this time by telling the story of Philippe Petitâs very illegal 1974 high-wire act between the two World Trade Center towers. As a fan of Man on Wire, it will be interesting to see how Zemeckis makes this remarkable event into a full-length narrative film.
Steven Spielbergâs first film since 2012âs Lincoln will make its debut at the New York Film Festival. What was forever known as Steven Spielbergâs Untitled Cold... Read More
There’s No Reason We…I’m sure Michael Fassbender will be fine as Steve Jobs
I’m sure Michael Fassbender will be fine as Steve Jobs. He’s got the piercing eyes, and the gravitas, and a talented director in Danny Boyle guiding the performance, and really everything else you could ever want to take on the role of the visionary, mercurial Apple founder. And he looks great in a black turtleneck and glasses. He’ll be fine. He’ll be fine.
But I wouldn’t be doing my job as a pop-culture critic if I didn’t bring something to your attention here. There’s really no reason we couldn’t have let Jason Statham play Steve Jobs.
Like, that was an option. Before any of the roles were cast, when the whole movie was nothing but words on the page, someone could have sent the script to Jason Statham and offered him the role. Everything else could have stayed exactly the same. Watch this trailer and imagine all of the Sorkin-scribed words being said by Jason Statham — in his regular voice, making no attempt to do an American accent — instead of Michael Fassbender, and then try to tell me you wouldn’t watch that movie.
“Oi sat in GAR-age an’ infented the future.” Oscars here we come.
But maybe you’re still skeptical. Maybe you’ve seen the trailers and now have your heart fully set on Fassbender in the Sorkin/Boyle version of the movie. Maybe you read my idea and said “Interesting, but I’ll pass.” That’s fine, too. You’re wrong, but it’s fine. It was just an exercise in hypotheticals anyway, as the movie’s been shot and... Read More
Young Woman Can’t Wait…
These 6 Incredible Things…We write songs, books and movies about it; the special momen
We write songs, books and movies about it; the special moment when someone meets their soulmate. A soulmate is someone who you have a deep, natural affinity with. They could be your partner, or they could be a close friend who always understands you. The relationship is based on love, compatibility, trust and spirituality.
When we meet our soulmates, we start behaving differently. Our perspectives can change; we even treat other people differently. Here are 6 things that happen when you meet your soulmate.
When you meet your soulmate you will see the world in a more positive light. On a day-to-day-basis you will feel happier and more optimistic, which results in you being nicer to other people. You will become more forgiving and friendly towards the people in your life, as you want to share your positive world view with everyone around you.
When you meet your soulmate, you constantly experience giddy feelings of happiness – even if you’re not actually with them! You smile whenever you think about them, or whenever you receive a message or a call from them. Other people might look at you and wonder why you are smiling to yourself, but you are too happy to notice.
When you meet someone who completes you, you feel more confident and strong. This strength makes you better at problem-solving, so you can focus more... Read More
Shocking Reason For Why…Public restrooms can be hit or miss. Some of them are kept i
Public restrooms can be hit or miss. Some of them are kept incredibly clean, and other are… well… disgusting, to put it bluntly. No one wants to sit on a toilet seat while knowing that hundreds of other strange, potentially dirty rears have sat on before you.
So, what do we do? Line the toilet seat with a liner or toilet paper, of course! It’s cleaner than the seat itself, right?
That’s right. Toilet paper and seat liners actually make the seat dirtier than if you had sat directly on the seat itself. I know, I was shocked to hear this as well; how can this be?
Believe it or not, toilet seats are actually designed to stay clean. Their shape and the material they are made out of were chosen purposely for its ability to kill germs. Bacteria simply cannot survive on a toilet seat.
Seat liners and toilet paper, however, are another story. The soft, spongy material they’re made out of is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. By sitting on them instead of the seat, you’re actually sitting on more bacteria than were on the seat itself! To put it into perspective, your dish sponge can actually hold up to 200,000 times more bacteria than a public toilet seat.
“Sitting on a toilet isn’t going to cause an infection,” William DePaolo, assistant professor of immunology and microbiology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California... Read More
When You Lose Weight,…Have you ever wondered where your fat goes when you lose wei
Have you ever wondered where your fat goes when you lose weight? You may have heard it’s “burned” off, lost in sweat, or converted to muscle — as it turns out, these ideas are all wrong.
“It goes into thin air,” says Ruben Meerman, a physicist who became curious about this question himself after losing weight. Up to 84% of your fat content is exhaled as carbon dioxide from your lungs when you breath out. Is that weird or what?!
The other 16% turns into water, which leaves as sweat, tears, and other bodily fluids.You really are “sweating out the pounds” — sort of. You’re sweating out 16% of the weight you lose, at least.
The short answer: No. Proper breathing can help you minimize muscle fatigue during a run, and certainly has it’s benefits during any kind of exercise. However, simply breathing deeply is not going to help you lose weight; you must first exercise to turn that fat into carbon dioxide. Then your natural breathing will take it away. You don’t have to do any special breathing techniques or anything.
Remember: Fat loss occurs as a result of physical activity, avoiding overeating, and adhering to a nutritious, low-fat diet.
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12 Squat Exercises For…If you already have or really want a bubble butt, take these
If you already have or really want a bubble butt, take these things into account: researchers at the Harvard Medical School have discovered that the type of fat found in women’s butts, hips and thighs–subcutaneous fat–might actually protect against serious health problems like diabetes and heart disease; evolutionary theorists believe that there is a link between emotional intelligence and how much junk is in the trunk; and evolutionary psychologists have discovered that men prefer women with fuller rear-ends.
So how do you emphasize what genetics already gave you or build up your butt? With squat exercises!
The 36 Best Things to Eat in New…Forget about things you should eat before you die, try these 36 best thing to…
Forget about things you should eat before you die, try these 36 best thing to eat in new orleans.
What is it: Fried dough fritters, generously topped with white powdered sugar is an absolute must eat if you visit New Orleans. Accompany this with a steaming cup of cafÃ© au lait.
Where to eat: CafÃ© Du Monde, 800 Decatur Street.
What is it: Vegetarians love it, but there is no reason for you to not try this even if you are into meat more than veggies.
Where to eat: Domenica, 123 Baronne Street
What is it: Fluffy waffles, melted brie and tart blueberries create a near sinful combination which will revolutionize your idea of taste with every bite.
Where to eat: Biscuits and Buns on Banks, 4337 Banks Street.
What is it: This Mexican dish has a delicious topping of spicy butter, salsa Rosado and cotija cheese. This is your best answer to what to eat in New Orleans.
Where to eat: MaÃ¯s Arepas, 1200 Carondelet Street.
What is it: A century old recipe, the French Shrimp Po Boy is made of perfectly fluffy French bread brimming with lip-smacking shrimps.
Where to eat: Domileseâs Po Boys and Bar, 5240 Annunciation Street.
What is it: I had never... Read More
14 of the Best Bucket List Adventures from…Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots…
Your resolution for 2016: spend more time outside. We asked Outside readers for Instagram shots of their most memorable trips and activities in 2015—tagged #OutsideBucketList—and we weren’t disappointed. From scuba diving between continental plates and river surfing in Germany to climbing one of the highest active volcanoes in the world, the outdoor community spent the year going on epic adventures and documenting the evidence. Here are 14 of our favorites, and we highly recommend adding them to your 2016 Bucket List.
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@lizzyvanpatten unwinds with some yoga during a climbing trip at Valle De Los Condores, an area in the mountains between Chile and Argentina that boasts around 200 climbing routes.
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Mushing through fresh powder offers sweeping views of the Northern Lights and close contact with sled dogs, an integral part of Alaska’s history.
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XFX Radeon R7 260X Video Card down to…We wouldn’t say the Radeon R7 260x graphics card is the end all be all…
We wouldn’t say the Radeon R7 260x graphics card is the end all be all for gaming – far from it – but it’s way better than an integrated GPU, and today’s dirt cheap. We found an XFX Radeon R7 260X card for $75 via Best Buy’s eBay storefront. You’d pay at least $40 more anywhere else.
For the price of a base model iPad Air 2 Retina, you can snag an iPad Air 2 Retina 64GB today from a reputable eBay seller. Open Box but effectively New condition – not a bad way to save.
And for Battlestar Galactica nerds, the complete Battlestar Galactica series on Blu-ray only sets you back $89 today only from Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Book: The MacBook Killer in WaitingEveryone expected Microsoft to say something about the Surface 4 in its early October event…but…
Everyone expected Microsoft to say something about the Surface 4 in its early October event…but few were expecting an entirely new machine as well. That, however, is what we got with the Surface Book laptop, a new model that Microsoft is aiming squarely at MacBooks and similar lightweight, often professional computers.
The Surface Book isn’t exactly a laptop – the top can be folded around and detached completely to work on its own as a tablet. But this hybrid functionality aside, when the keyboard and screen are together it really does look like a laptop.
The screen is a 135-inch display, RAM is provided up to 16GB GDDR5, and there’s a sixth-gen Intel processor inside too. Microsoft claimed that the Book could be about twice as fast as a MacBook at its conference.
In addition to the extra-flexible screen, the Book is also made to be used with the Surface Stylus, if the many press photos are any indication. Microsoft seems to be appealing to a wide range of users here, from business professionals to designers, artists,... Read More=>
Roku 4 Offers 4K, New Menus, Private Listening,…Hot on the heels of announcements about the new Apple TV, the shiny TiVo Bolt,…
Hot on the heels of announcements about the new Apple TV, the shiny TiVo Bolt, Fire TV, and the updated Chromecast, Roku has thrown its hat into the ring with the Roku 4. Like the other new entrants, the Roku 4 works hard to bring some new features to the table, but offers a very familiar core package.
Let’s talk about those new features. First off the bat, there’s a whole lot of support for 4K and 4K video content, including 4K labels so you can quickly tell what content is in ultra HD, and what Roku is claiming to be more 4K channels at launch than its competitors.
The interface, through which you can brows 300,000 movies and TV episodes on more than 3,000 channels, has also received an update. Controls for apps like Netflix and other types of browsing have been streamlined as well. There’s also an increased focus on voice search, so you don’t have to mess around with the remote to search for a particular show.
Speaking of that remote, it comes with a few unique features of its own. First, there’s a little headphone... Read More=>
Living Level-3: Iraq — Chapter 2The World Food Programme and artist Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic…
The World Food Programme and artist Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic novel highlighting the work of the organization's humanitarian aid workers and those they strive to help.
The comic, titled "Living Level 3," for the most severe classification of humanitarian crisis, tells the story of a fictional humanitarian aid worker, Leila, on an aid mission after the self-described Islamic State brutally seized territory there in 2014.
Read the second chapter of the novel below. We'll release another chapter in the story each day.
Neil Strauss on the Truth, Monogamy and RelationshipsIn The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one…
In The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?
The book details his journey away from his monogamous relationship, and into a world of cheating, orgies, and sex addiction clinics. Neil begins, "As such, it requires sharing a lot of things I'm not proud of -- and a few things I feel like I should regret a whole lot more than I actually do. Because, unfortunately, I am not the hero in this tale. I am the villain."
What he discovers along the way is the agony, and the joyful freedom of living a life in which he is 100% truthful with everyone he meets: the girlfriends in his open relationship, his mother, and himself.
When you started writing The Truth, did you know it would be about marriage and monogamy?
Yeah, I don't write with an agenda or a place that I'm going to. I might have an idea, but I'm always willing to discard that idea. It was the same when I was doing journalism and interviews... Read More
Why Everyone Has Time To WriteMany of the students I meet at writers' conferences complain that they don't have enough…
Many of the students I meet at writers' conferences complain that they don't have enough time to write. These men and women have full-time jobs, marriages, children, hobbies, parties to attend and favorite television shows to follow. How in an already full life are they expected find one or two hours a day to write a book?
It's a good question, and the simple, honest, but ultimately unhelpful answer is this: every writer who has ever written a book has had a full life within which that book was written. If you need "more time," get up an hour earlier every day. That's what a lot of writers do. Or they go to bed an hour later. But usually they get up earlier. There. Problem solved.
Except this really solves nothing, just as telling a smoker to simply stop smoking solves nothing. The question most writers are really asking isn't, "How do I find time to write?" but, "Is writing a waste of time?" Going to college probably didn't feel like a waste of time because it would, in theory, lead to a career. And going to work probably doesn't feel like a waste of time because it provides an income and a social network and a bit of an identity. Even crashing in front of the TV... Read More