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27 S'mores Treats Perfect For National S'mores Day

Did you know today is National S'mores Day? Here at Neatorama, this is a real holiday with a lot of clout -which means celebrating the day to its …

The Scientifically Best Way To Get Through A Day On No Sleep

Sure, boss, I'll get—*yawn*—right to it.<p>Science is an endeavor by a bunch of flawed people, and the institution can be problematic—hey, we're all human—so I'm not usually one to say things like, "I love science!" This time, however, I'm grateful. <i>New York</i> Magazine talked with sleep researchers about …

Build an Internet-Connected Alarm Clock with an Arduino

Your smartphone makes a great smart alarm clock, but not everyone wants their phone next to their bed all the time. Instead, Make shows you how to …

Diy

Here is an easy and excellent tutorial to realize this creative and original “pendant table“ made from an irregular piece …

7 Fried Chicken Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

From skipping the brine to using the wrong oil, these common mistakes will ruin your fried chicken. Avoid them to make the crunchiest, juiciest bird ever<p>There's a lot to love about fried chicken. First, there's that hot, crunchy, shatteringly crisp crust, fried to golden-brown perfection. Once you …

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How to Turn Any Old Speakers Into Wireless Streamers

A home audio system isn't the sort of thing that should require replacing every year or two like a smartphone or a laptop. This stuff is …

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Asian Greens

When you walk into the produce section of your local Asian supermarket, you'll probably be greeted by a dazzling but daunting display of unusual greens. They're all great, and easy to cook, but it helps to be armed with some knowledge to tell your shoots from your choys.<p>That's why we highlighted …

What to Do with Cookout Leftovers (Hint: Tacos)

From chicken tacos to pan-fried sausage, here's how to use up all the leftovers from your cookout, whether it's Labor Day, Memorial Day, or any old day<p></head>Barbecue food is the best food. Grilled meats, charred vegetables, salads that make liberal use of mayonnaise and questionable use of the …

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How to Find the Kind of Joy That Lasts

It was the bottom bottom of the ninth inning in game seven of the 2001 World Series. The New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks were all tied …

Make DIY Gel Air Fresheners

This is one of those projects that made me stop and marvel – it’s such a good idea! Sara from <b>Bitz & Giggles</b> made these beautiful jars that function …

Slurp-Worthy: 16 Ramen Soup Recipes

Packaged ramen. It served its purpose as a quick and budget-friendly meal as we studied away in our dorm rooms throughout college. Then we learned a few hacks, and transformed the instant noodles into so much more than just soup. Now, it’s time to come full circle and bring ramen back to its roots. …

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herbed tomato and roasted garlic tart

I had a friend in town this week and just when we were at the point in the conversation when we’d usually pick a place to meet for lunch, something …

The Best Way to Choose, Store, and Ripen Pears

We're heading into fall fruit season, and while I'm not much of an apple person, I welcome pears with open arms. I'm not too picky about which …

Pears

How To Make French Press Coffee

(Image credit: Leela Cyd)<p>There are a million ways to geek out over coffee. But in the end, what we're after is a hot, delicious cup of coffee to see …

Coffee

Everything We Know About 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' So Far

The slow unveiling of Ryan Myrphy's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" has been one of multiple short teasers and much speculation. Finally, however, all the main characters have been named.<p>In Entertainment Weekly's Fall TV Preview and an in-depth interview with Murphy, a slew of new details were …

For London's Cabbies, Job Entails World's Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

9 Step Action Plan For Overcoming Loss And Grief

"You can love, lose and survive. You can fall to your knees and cry in pain. You can feel a horrible, crippling emptiness, yet recover and fill yourself up again. We all seem to survive it." - Dr. Phil<p>In his book, <i>Real Life: Preparing for the 7 Most Challenging Days of Your Life,</i> Dr. Phil suggests …

3 Steps For Eliminating Your Bad Habits

Derail, replace, incorporate: Habits are based in cues. Here’s how to change them for the better.<p>Late night channel surfing, procrastination, and a mid-afternoon candy bar. While alone these things are just bad choices, they could quickly become bad habits under the right conditions, says Wendy …

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Are These Baby-Shaped Pears Creepy Or Adorable?

Have you ever been eating a pear and thought it could be improved by being shaped like a fat, sleeping baby? Well, if so, you’re in luck: Suzhou, China-based company Fruit Mould makes plastic baby-shaped molds that it fits around budding pears, so that once big and ripe, the fruits resemble little …

Cute

99-Year-Old Lady Sews A Dress A Day For Children In Need

Lillian Weber, a 99-year-old good Samaritan from Iowa, has spent the last few years sewing a dress a day for the Little Dresses For Africa charity, a …

Africa

7 Effective Questions That Will Kick You Into Taking Action Right Away

The difference between extraordinary people and ordinary people is the little “extra” that extraordinary people do more than normal people. And you …

Motivation

5 Life-Changing Decisions You Can Make Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you ready?<p>Are you ready to jump out of the same dull routines and move forward?<p>If so, consider this as your starting pistol. Because before …

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