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You Can’t Be Nostalgic About Your Free-Range Childhood AND Demand Constant Supervision of Today’s Kids

.This is a fascinating Facebook rant by a woman I don’t know but am now hoping will be my FB friend, Sara Mabin. It was posted on June 3, so IGNORE …

Studio Gang's Chicago farm school will teach kids how to grow their own organic food

To create a better future, you have to start at the root of society: education. Founded with the belief that a more sustainable world begins at …

12 of your biggest cooking questions answered with science

Without further ado, here are the scientific answers to some of your biggest quandaries in the kitchen.

The Better Way To Organize Your Junk Drawer

Make sense of your cluttered drawers by installing DIY custom-fit organizers.<p>We all have a junk drawer. The one that has become a catch-all for various desk supplies, tools, and gadgets, and is in desperate need of organization. The flimsy plastic inserts you can buy never fit well. But this DIY …

Make:’s 2016 Guide to Grillin’ n’ Chillin’

It’s that time of year when many of us regress to our more primal culinary selves and feel compelled to sear things over an open flame in our backyards. Backyard grilling gets us outdoors, is a wonderful change of pace from indoor kitchen cooking, allows us to use a different set of cooking skills, …

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Physically Bring Your Architecture Projects to Life: Arckit by Damien Murtagh

Irish Architect <b>Damien Murtagh</b> took the idea of creativity in architecture to another level when designing <b>Arckit</b>, an ingenious kit that enables …

20 Productivity Apps to Help Make Your Life Easier On Sale Now

Need some help being productive or organizing your life? Ranging from Clear, an app that helps create tasks, reminders and to-do lists, to Grafio, …

Portable Precision: Scale Drawing On iOS

Arrette Scale have released an update ($8.99) for their iOS app which addresses the level of precision and dexterity in the use of the Edge Tools, …

How to build a foam-free passive house (and why you want to)

Passive Houses in colder climates are super-insulated, usually with a thick layer of plastic foam under the concrete slab on grade. But a lot of …

With meditation and massage, shared workspaces get into the wellness game

At 12:15 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, about 20 people settled into reclined positions on their yoga mats, leaning against bolsters. With their knees open, the soles of their feet pressed together and their hands resting on their stomachs, the group took some deep breaths before moving into poses …

Peratallada Castle / MESURA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Peratallada Castle, located in the Baix Empordà (Catalonia, Spain) and considered for it’s …

50 Productivity Tips to Help You Finally Get Ahead [Infographic]

Ever feel like you’re in multi-tasking hell? That no matter how hard you work, you aren’t as productive as you need to be? That if you just had a few …

4 Exercises to Teach Your Kids about Mindfulness and Compassion

As a parent, you want your children to be successful. But have you ever considered your personal definition of success? Although society typically …

ARCKIT: Architecture STEM Toy for Kids

ARCKIT: Architecture Design Toy for Kids ARCKIT is a freeform model making system that does not require glue, yet it lets you design, build and …

Maker Shop Tours with Great Shop Tip Takeaways

Lots of makers who have YouTube channels do shop tour videos. They can be a mixed bag. As Izzy Swan points out in his video below, they can feel a little bit like bragging or at least an endless list of tools you don’t own, tools you may not need, and tools you can’t afford. On the plus side, shop …

Woodworking

I Tried This Weird App to Feel More Zen + This Is What Happened

We’ve all seen meditation apps that promise everything from improved sleeping habits to stress relief. I’m setting out to see how they deliver, and after tackling the Calm app, I’m ready to try a new one. This past week, I used the Stop, Breathe & Think app every evening after work and before …

7 things to teach your kids if you want them to be more emotionally intelligent

Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great relationships.</i><p>Step 2: <i>To develop those relationships, they need adequate emotional intelligence.</i><p>Step 3: <i>To develop emotional intelligence, it helps if their mentors (especially their parents) model good behavior in love and partnerships.</i><p>At …

DIY - Stone Fire Pit for Your Garden - Quiet Corner

Heat up your backyard with the addition of a stone fire pit.<p>Materials<p>string<br>• spray paint<br>• landscape fabric<br>• mortar<br>• stone<br>• concrete<br>• rebar<br>• fire brick<br>• black stove …

DIY vs. professional renovation: What to tackle yourself and what to leave to the pros

Taking a renovation into your own hands may seem like a great idea, but is it realistic?<p>It’s the question every handy homeowner getting ready to embark on a renovation asks themselves: How much can I actually do myself? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, it may be more than you think. …

This Adorable Tiny Car Is Actually A Bike

The PodRide has headlights, a trunk, a roof–and even a motor.<p>After he got tired of biking to work in Sweden’s cold, wet winters, engineer Mikael Kjellman decided to redesign his bicycle. He took inspiration from fabric-covered bike trailers made for children–and decided to make an adult version, …

Top 64 Mindfulness And Inspiring Confucius Quotes

Confucius ( born on September 28, 551 BC in Qufu, died in 479 BC, in Qufu, Lu ) was a Chinese politician, teacher, editor, philosopher.<p>In Confucius …

The Dystopian Future of Schools

<i>“The goalpost has moved. It’s become much more difficult to do your job as an educator and actually prepare students for the 2030s, ’40s and …

Pedagogy

Martha Bakes: Sponge Cake Episode - PBS Food

Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter, for pans<br>• 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for pans<br>• 3/4 cup cornstarch<br>• 6 large eggs, separated<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons pure …

Adam Savage Builds His Childhood Home in Foamcore

In this Tested.com “One Day Build,” Adam does something really cool, he uses a set of plans he had made of his childhood home to create a scale model (1/24th scale) of it in foamcore. He says he’s only going to use one tool for the build, a humble #11 X-acto knife. He, of course, ends up using …

Is it worth doing mountain climbers? Exercise review

It wears you out, it hurts your arms and it looks like the stupidest thing ever invented<p><b>What is it?</b> You know how much you hate planks? A mountain climber is basically a plank where you run on the spot. I know, right? Fun.<p><b>How much does it cost?</b> Nothing. You could drop to the floor right now and do …

German students design children's furniture that encourages playfulness

<b>Milan 2016:</b> students from Germany's Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design have designed a range of children's furniture and lighting that …

Furniture

9 Time Management Apps to Organize Your Life and Keep You on Track

Do you need more time?No matter who you are, you probably don’t have enough of it.Time is a limited resource and it’s constantly running on empty. …

Revolutionary: Germany Builds A Solar City That Produces Four Times More Energy Than It Consumes

Fast forward to 2030. Imagine you with your friends and family visiting an ocean-side to have a good time. Except, that it’s not really an …

Pollution

Sensi Thermostat 1F86U-42WF Review 2018

Our Sensi Thermostat review<p>Sometimes all you need is a reliable product from a brand you can trust.<p>Emerson is a well-known and well-established …

The 1 Question You Should Ask Yourself Every Single Day to Boost Productivity

Ask it aloud as you are brushing your teeth or getting ready.<p><i>What is the one habit that can transform your world forever? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, productivity hacker,</b> …

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