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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

[<b>Update:</b> Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below …]<p>Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as shown by …

Eggs, Tomatoes and a Quick Trip to Purgatory

It used to be that whenever I craved a bowl of runny-yolked eggs poached in red sauce, I’d whip up some shakshuka. I first tasted this North African dish, made from stewed tomatoes, onions, sweet peppers and plenty of spices, on a trip to Israel, where it’s extremely popular, and have been hooked …

Italian Food

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts

Now Playing<p>Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas 00:45<p>Rotisserie chicken is the time-saving secret to this mashup of favorites.<p>Now Playing<p>Patriotic Piñata …

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

Watch The Moment A Dying Chimpanzee Recognizes An Old Friend

Animal videos are shared online nowadays at a pace that can be overwhelming.<p>Once in a while, though, a video offers a unique and unforgettable message.<p>Such is the case with a short video of the chimpanzee named Mama, curled up in her enclosure at the Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem, Holland. Shot in …

Animals

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing

Furniture Designers: Here's a Very Cool Feature to Add to a Desk

Also, these two designers appear to have vanished into thin air<p>As someone with a messy desk, I so want this feature added to it:<p>This desk was …

Furniture

Cast-Iron Roast Chicken with Crispy Potatoes

4 servings<p>Size matters. This isn't the time for a mammoth Oven Stuffer, nor do we want some petite poussin—a 3½–4-lb. bird has the proportions we're after. When the breasts are roasted to perfection, all that dark meat is on-the-nose-done too.<p>October 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 3½–4-pound whole …

Banned pesticides from illegal pot farms seep into California water

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California’s forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state’s water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.<p>Ecologist Mourad Gabriel …

Pesticides

How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

A well-timed witty comment among friends is good humor. But passive-aggressive comments that mask anger lurking just beneath the surface constitute snark.<p>Sometimes, snarky comments involve backhanded compliments like, “You look good for someone your age.” Snark also includes cynical comments like, …

Self-help

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

In an exclusive extract from his new cookbook Made at Home, Giorgio Locatelli suggests four classic store-cupboard pasta dishes that will never fail<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much …

Schadenfreude

Italian Subs

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:15 minPrep:15 min<p>Yield:4 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories663Total Fat50 gramsSaturated Fat17 …

Food

Do woodworkers still need books?

Hell yeah. I just viewed a video (ironically) in which Mark Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, delivers in his usual engaging manner, an excellent …

17 Ways to Master Using Spray Foam at Home

Despite the obvious drawbacks-it’s messy, sticky and impossible to remove once it cures-there’s nothing better than spray foam for sealing …

Easy Spanish Chicken With Tomato Sofrito Sauce

This Spanish-style recipe for chicken with tomato <i>sofrito</i> sauce is a go-to meal when you want something simple, fast, and delicious.<p>First, you'll make …

How And Why We Should Be Eating More Vegetables For Breakfast

Let's catch up with the rest of the world.<p>We’re here with a friendly reminder: the average person is supposed to eat two and a half to three cups of vegetables a day, according to My Plate.<p>For some people, that’s an easy feat. For others, hitting that goal can be little trickier. Here’s the easiest …

Healthy Eating

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

"Oh my god, this is beautiful!," "What IS this?; this is SO cool!" It's not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy …

The Craft Classics in Just 5′ – Must-Read Woodworking Books

Fight woodworking ignorance 15 minutes each day. Editor’s note: In the September/October 2017 issue (which mails to subscribers on Aug. 1), we have …

Woodworking

The 1-Second Trick to More Accurate Measuring and Marking for Your Woodworking Projects

If you want gap-free joinery and a perfect, long-lasting fit for both strength and aesthetics, precise measuring and marking of parts is essential. …

Dining in Disguise: Genius Hide-Away Furniture Solutions

(Image credit: Handimania)<p>The longer you live in a small space, the sooner you come to realize that having a dedicated dining room or eat-in kitchen …

Dining Rooms

Woodworking: 6 easy-to-copy tips from one garden

If you want a nice little patio or deck in your garden then we have good news for you—with a little bit of woodworking enthusiasm you can likely …

Landscaping

17 Retro AF Things '80s & 90s Kids Used To Do To Pass The Time

Trees died for us.

Japanese Sliding-lid Box

This clever and simple piece is great for storing tools, toys or a kimono by Christopher Schwarz from the December 2015 issue While picking though a …

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong

Let’s just say this neural network won’t make you fear the robot uprising.<p>At some point, we've all wondered about the incredibly strange names for …

VIDEO: How to Remove White Rings & Haze From Finishes and Furniture

There’s nothing quite as annoying as having a cherished piece of furniture that ends up with a white ring from an errant glass or cup. Many of us end …

Woodworking

Totally Genius Ways to Customize Your Kitchen Cabinets

Especially if you cook a lot, there's nothing quite so satisfying as a well organized kitchen. Having everything you need easy to find and easy to …

Home Depot

Art of Concealment – A Table With Hidden Compartments

by Matthew Dworman pages 32-39 From the November 2016 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine Hidden compartments – just saying those words puts a …

How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router

Over the years I’ve seen several implementations of cool mechanical irises used as architectural pieces. There were the incredible front doors from Chris Schaie and the Nautilus art car’s iris that stand out in my mind. I knew I wanted to integrate a mechanical iris into the peculiar and unique …