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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed - Quiet Corner

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed<p>Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be …

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

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How to Age Wood With Vinegar and Steel Wool

Can the stain be applied to painted wood, or does it have to be sanded?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>As opposed to paints, most stains work by slightly …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Woodworking

Table Saw | WoodWorkers Guild of America

Determining a Safe Table Saw Blade Height<p>When it comes to blade changes and using a table saw, especially using it safely, there’s more to it than …

You Can Transform a Room in Minutes With Carpet Tiles

Installing carpet tiles is an easy DIY project that anyone can do, and can give your room an instant face lift without the commitment of carpet.<p>Replacing an entire carpet is a job often best left to the pros, but carpet tiles can be installed by homeowners and DIYers of any skill level and can …

15 Best Font Pairing Tools for Designers

<b>Pairing fonts is an essential process of any web design</b>. If you want to create a good website design, you need to be able to make decisions such as …

The 7 Best Prototyping Tools for UI and UX Designers in 2018

It is undoubted that UI/UX design is an important aspect of making a website or application work. Creating and improving products based on prototypes …

10 Favorites: White Bathrooms from the Remodelista Designer Directory

Here are 10 favorite bathrooms from members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory—some modern, some in cottage style, all demonstrating the …

West Village

How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the 'Paper Clip Strategy'

Trent Dyrsmid's story is evidence of a simple truth: Success is often a result of committing to the fundamentals over and over again.<p>In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid.<p>Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too much of his …

Weight Loss

35 Wonderful Ideas How To Organize A Pretty Small Garden Space

Gardens are a great way to spend extra time. They can bring both life and curb appeal to your home. If you are a green thumb you may feel at a loss …

Control Arduino-Powered Blinds With An Alexa Voice Command

We’ve previously covered how cool automatic blinds are. And we know the Amazon Echo is pretty awesome. This hack puts them together to use an Alexa …

Smart Homes

You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

Cooking

7 Daily Rituals Successful People Use to De-Stress and Stay Productive

If you feel that stress is affecting your work, health, and well-being, you are not alone. Here are some tips on how to de-stress that actually work.<p>Today most of us are expected to do more with less. We lead lives that are more demanding on every front--work, family, social, health--with little …

9 Self-Improvement Books That Will Change Your Life

You're reading 9 Self-Improvement Books That Will Change Your Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX - Technabob

We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into …

How To Transform Your Flat (Without Spending A Fortune)

With the average age of first-time house buyers having risen to 35, there have never been so many of us renting. But even if you have got on the …

Framing

Spectacular LightGarden lamps transform walls into dazzling works of art

Lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick has created an energy-efficient, completely customizable lighting system that serves as both a functional wall …

3 Things You Need to Know About Cooking With Salmon

Plus, a recipe from Diane Morgan's new book, Salmon: Everything You Need to Know.<p>The majority of salmon consumed in the United States today is farmed …

Pinterest's 10 Most-Pinned Travel Destinations Will Give You a Serious Case of Wanderlust

We’re just a couple of months away from the official start of summer, which means it’s time to <i>actually</i> start planning something for all those …

The Only Thing You Need to Know to Get Things Done

Breaking down, step by step, the ruthless art of prioritization.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …

A Ridiculously Long List Of Easy DIY Projects For Your Home

Ready to roll up your sleeves?<p>Channel your creative side with these totally easy DIY projects. From DIY life hacks to home decor ideas, we rounded up some of our favorite tutorials so you can get your craft on!<p>1. 15 Simple DIY Gifts For Everyone On Your List<p>Make the gift-giving process fun and …

How to Use Your Planer as Jointer for Milling Large Pieces of Wood

A planer can be used as a jointer by following a few woodworking tricks.<p>Woodworking jointers and planers are used to mill wood so they can be used to build furniture and other projects to correct dimensions. If your workshop doesn't have a jointer to square up an edge or your wood piece is too …

The Best Plants to Bring Life to Your Bathroom

Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors. They clean the air in your home and add color to every room. Your bathroom, however, …

Plants

59 Cool Cucumber Recipes We're Very Into

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

These things added up over long periods of time can have a tremendous impact on who you are.<p>The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." …

Everything you need to know to assemble and care for a succulent garden

By Adrian Higgins<p>Adrian Higgins<p>Gardening columnist<p>Email Bio Follow<p>These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>It’s hard to say at what point the growing of succulents went from being a nerdy …

Southern Africa

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …