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Opening a bottle with a lighter

How to open a beer bottle without an opener – you have lots of options

Here are seven simple methods for opening a beer bottle that involve a lighter, a table, money, and more.
A view from the inside of a tent looking out on a campground.

The best camping hacks for first-time campers

Whether you're heading out under the stars for the first time or convincing your buddies it's the way to live, do it right with our camping hacks.
Mama bear with two cubs

How to use bear spray and live to tell the tale

Avid outdoorsmen know the importance of bear spray in the backcountry. But carrying it is of no use if you don’t know how to use it. Here's how.
A majestic view of Zion National Park Angels Landing in Utah.

The 6 best day hikes in U.S. national parks

Hiking season is here and the trail awaits. Take in amazing natural experiences and stunning landscapes that only require day hikes through U.S. national parks.
Eating fried chicken

The best fried chicken recipe you will ever make

The best fried chicken recipes to end all recipes and satisfy that good old comfort food craving.
A plate of grilled meat and vegetables on a rustic wooden platter with a black background

The secret to gauging meat tenderness is easier than you think

The best way to gauge the tenderness of your meat is by way of an old culinary-school trick.
Benjamin porterhouse whole

The iconic Benjamin Steakhouse shares its best meat cooking tips

Interested in learning steak cooking tips from a top steakhouse? Benjamin Steakhouse of New York is here to share its best industry tips.
Sirloin steak on a grill

How to grill the steak of your dreams: An aspiring steak master’s guide

Chef Dusmane Tandia of Mastro's Steakhouse shows us how to grill a steakhouse-quality steak at home, whether you're using a gas or charcoal grill.
Man drinking from shaker bottle.

These are the best BCAA supplement brands to add to your fitness routine

Regularly taking BCAAs can help with workout performance and recovery. Discover the top five brands recommended to see which would be the best fit for you.
Steak on the grill

This is the best wood for grilling and smoking, according to an expert

There is a big difference in the wood you use when you're grilling or smoking. Find out which wood is the best and what the wood actually does to food.
Chicken drumsticks on grill

How to grill chicken correctly for a tender, delicious barbecue

Grilling chicken is more than just throwing it on the grill. Check out this guide on how to grill perfect chicken every time.
Couple camping with cooler and beer

How to clean a cooler that’s smelly, moldy, or stained to get ready for summer

Is you favorite cooler starting to look and smell a little funky? Here's our quick and not-so-dirty guide on how to clean a cooler the easy way.
Steak on the grill

Learn how to make perfect grill marks every time

We're here to help with a few tips and tricks for how to get those perfect grill marks and make your summertime barbecue show one worth watching.
Alligator in a swamp

How to escape and survive an alligator attack

There are some steps you can take to help your chances of surviving an alligator encounter, should you be in a situation that calls for them. Here they are.
Pickup truck with travel trailer

6 RV camper styles perfect for every family and budget

Looking to narrow down the right RV for you? We've got you covered with all the different types to choose from.
Soft-shell crab La Torque

How to cook soft-shell crab at home

Though it seems like a daunting task, cleaning and cooking soft-shell crab is actually quite simple. We got some expert tips from a Michelin-starred chef.
A bear bag hanging from a tree branch

Everyone needs to know how to hang a bear bag, including you

If you're heading into the backcountry and you know you'll be in bear-itory, it's time to learn how to hang a bear bag.
Two bison in a field

How to avoid a bison attack this summer (and any time of the year)

As unlikely as it is that a bison will attack you, it pays to know the etiquette, especially when traveling to places like Yellowstone National Park.
Person grilling

You’ve probably never grilled these foods … but you should

Ribs and burgers are wonderful, but these are some of our favorite grill ideas, and a few not-so-traditional grilled ingredients for your next cookout.
Solar Eclipse above Mount Mansfield

iPhone photography tips: How to take better travel photos on your phone

Though the latest iPhones are technological marvels, capable of taking vivid pics, there are ways to take your photography even further.
Person holding an open wine bottle toward the camera

How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

Here's how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew and save the day. All you need is a pair of shoes, a bike pump, a blunt object, or port tongs.
Man grilling over large flame

Grilling safety tips (so the only things roasted are your meat and veggies)

Following these grilling safety tips will help prevent accidents and keep your barbecues injury-free.
Hot dogs on a grill

How to cook or grill a hot dog perfectly every time

First things first. In case you didn’t know, a hot dog is a sausage, produced, cured, and stored the same way as bologna, frankfurters, and Vienna sausages.
Smoked veggie and tofu kabobs

Our super-easy guide to perfectly smoked vegetables

Smoked vegetables are perfect for your next cookout -- here's how to make them perfect every time.
Rachel Barrie

Women distillers you should know who make spirits all over the world

Around the world, these ladies are producing some of the most exciting spirits out there. Get to know the women making a mark in the distilling industry.
Man using nose strip

How to get rid of those annoying blackheads once and for all

Spotting a blackhead on your skin is never a good thing. Follow this guide to removing it fast.
A wide shot of skewers on a grill

This is how to clean a grill, whether it’s charcoal, gas, or pellet

Uncleaned grease and carbon deposits can alter the taste of food and damage your grill. Here, we've outlined the steps on how to clean a grill.
nine-grid hot pot with ingredients.

NYC restaurant Mala Hot Pot teaches us about modern Chinese hot pot

Chinese hot pot comes in many forms. We interviewed Mala Hot Pot to learn the details, from optimum cooking times to their specialty — the Nine-Grid Blind Box.
Caucasian muscular man using pull down machine in the gym, weight lifting workout.

Do you need intra workout carbs?

But are intra workout carbs the best strategy for everyone? Should you try it? Let's dive into this fitness trend and who should consider giving it a try.
Man chopping a tree

How to fell a tree with an axe – the steps and tips you need

Whether you need to gather firewood, get rid of problem trees, or become a better outdoorsman, here's how to fell a tree with an axe.
greek yogurt with berries and granola

The best snacks for the Mediterranean diet: 9 healthy, tasty ideas

Mediterranean diet snacks meet the oft-recommended eating plans' standards and taste food. RDs shared their top recommendations.
Amex

These popular Delta Amex credit cards — made from a Boeing 747 — are back

With the new Delta SkyMiles Reserve Card, you can hold a piece of aviation history in your hands.
passport sitting on top of white paper

How to renew Global Entry (and when you should do it)

Follow these steps to easily renew your Global Entry expedited screening membership to continue breezing through U.S. immigration and customs.

Drink up at these amazing bars — they’re favorites of famous authors

Famous writers have long loved a good drink. Here are the bars where the best writers tended to hang out.
Spit roast lamb

How to spit roast lamb in 5 easy steps

One of the best ways to prepare meat is over an open fire. Learn how to spit roast a whole lamb with our guide. You'll be king of the open flame in no time.
Joji box sushi on black table.

How a Michelin-starred sushi chef crafts omakase to go

Michelin level omakase sushi is now accessible for takeout. We take an inside look into Jōji Box,
Man running on trail.

Training for a 10k race: Everything you need to know

Running a 10k race can seem daunting, but all you need is a solid plan. Discover exactly what to eat and how to train for success.
Raw salmon on plate

How to cook salmon: A complete beginner’s guide

If you've only ever explored just one or two of these delicious methods for cooking salmon, it's time to up your game and try out a new preparation.
Seafood pasta

Clams vs mussels: The differences explained

What's the difference between these two mollusks, and how are they best used in your dishes at home?
Airplane preparing for landing

The government just banned this airline practice every traveler hates

Flight delays and cancellations make your getaway a hassle. But all that’s set to change with the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) new rules for airlines.
Nantucket lighthouse and daffodils

Go on a dream trip: These are the best places to visit in May

With spring weather and reasonable prices, May is an ideal time for travel adventures. Here are favorite places to explore during the shoulder season.
Evening light over Venice canal

When is the best time to visit Italy? This is when you should go

What's the best time to visit to Italy? That can vary depending on the purpose of your visit, but not to worry, we’ve done the research for you.
Fresh and dried basil on a wooden surface

How to dry fresh basil: 5 ways to preserve this essential herb

Are you wondering how to dry fresh basil for your dishes? There are five simple ways to go about it at home.
Three hot dogs with different topppings

The 8 best hot dog topping alternatives you need to try

Beef up your hot dog game by adding these hot dog toppings to your list and make your dogs all the more delicious.
Men's Derby Fashion with Bowties

A day at the races: How to dress for the Kentucky Derby

Here are some styling tips for watching the Kentucky Derby because even if you're not going to Churchill Downs, you can still dress like you are.
Man doing plank with pre-workout supplement

How long does pre workout last? How to time your pre-gym routine

How long does pre-workout last? How much pre-workout should you be taking? We'll break down the answers to all of your burning pre-workout questions.
Knife blades closeup

This is how to sharpen a serrated knife the right way

When it comes to maintaining this rather fearsome blade, things can get a bit tricky
Panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro

You’ll soon need a visa to visit this incredible country

In 2025, US citizens will need a visa to travel to Brazil. Here's what you'll need to obtain one, and where you can apply online.
Airbnb

The Airbnb cancellation policy is changing for summer — what you need to know

Airbnb has recently made a few updates to how the company handles cancellations. Here's a detailed look at the new Airbnb cancellation policy.
A campfire pot hanger holds a kettle over a stone circle

Campfire cooking: This is the absolute best way to make a pot hanger

There are many ways to hang a campfire cooking pot, but this adjustable pot hanger lets you adjust the heat exposure and go from boil to simmer.