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How to make the best coffee with the Aeropress

Updated 180320: Added a section on how to fix your aeropress when the seal leaks. Spoiler alert: buy a replacement Aeropress rubber seal or food-grade mineral oil to fix your old one. Updated 170707: Added a fast and easy way to make iced decaf coffee with your Aeropress here. ...

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The Pomodoro Technique and 5 Minute Workouts

Sometimes life gets so busy … or I get so lazy … even a 20 minute workout seems too much to fit in a day. Other times I just need a physical break from sitting at my computer for too many hours. When I want to maximize productivity I often use the Pomodoro technique.  In its simplest form - ...

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Healthy Sous Vide Skinless Chicken Breast Recipe

Skinless, boneless, chicken breast: it’s what’s for dinner. True several times a week in this Cheung household. Sadly, whoever’s had the (mis)fortune of trying to swallow bite after bite of dry, stringy chicken breast knows this clean protein can be hard on the palate. Not to fear: we’re here ...

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Phottix Mitros+ Flash Review

UPDATED 140817: Even sadder: FIVE out of six Mitros+ flashes for Nikon have now failed me :(  I can no longer recommend purchasing them at this time until they fix what seems to be a quality build issue.  As an interim replacement, I'm using (and can recommend) the Phottix Odin TCU and Receiver ...

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First look – MagMod Flash Modifier Preview

For the flash-loving photographer who loves to light, the newly announced MagMod line of strobe modifiers is exciting news. How do they compare to Honl, Rogue, Zootsnoot etc? Here's a quick first-look at the recently announced MagMod flash grid and how it (literally) stacks up against the ...

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Dorkfood DSV Review and other sous-vide tools for the home cook

Updated 150325: I'm still a huge fan of the Dorkfood DSV for its bullet-proof design and scalability. But I couldn't resist backing the Anova Precision Cooker on kickstarter.  You can read my review of it here. I'm the first to admit I'm no cook. But nobody who's shared a meal with me can ...

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20 Minute Workouts

Full Body 20 Minute Workout Equipment: - 1 to 2 flights of stairs.  If you don't have stairs you can use either a flat/inclined stretch of land, a treadmill, or run on the spot lifting your knees high. - Set of dumbells, your 15 rep max. The Workout: 20 second sprints up stairs ...

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Microwave Cookies in 1 Minute

Four words: NOM. NOM. NOM. NOM.  Translated to: 1 Minute Microwave Cookies. Dessert in 1 minute?  So easy your kids can make it?  Sounds too good to be true, eh? This little "recipe" (if you can even call it that) has brought convenience, home baked comfort, and simplicity all ...

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Our Photo and Video Gear – 2013 Edition

  Hi Friends!! If you're wondering what photography and video gear we use, wonder no more :) Here's a list and links to goodies we love and use to make the images and videos you see on this website. CAMERA GEAR: 2x Nikon D4 camera bodies (lovingly referred to as "the ...

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Fuji X100s Review – the Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

The Fuji X100s is an oxymoron: simple, clean lines belie a strange and quirky complexity. Stylish and sized just right, it's a carry-everywhere powerhouse combining great optics and an amazing sensor. Ergonomics … Notsomuch. Some design choices just don't add up. His & Her's:  our ...

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