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December 08, 2016<p>Why should educators across all grade levels and subjects integrate coding computer sciences into the curriculum? That was the theme …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Pita Bread

In the bowl of a heavy-duty electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, sugar, and warm water; stir to blend. Let the yeast stand …

Audio Mixing

How a French 16-year-old is teaching the world to build VR headsets for $100

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus and the inventor of arguably the most successful commercial virtual reality headset, was only 17 when he completed his first prototype for the device. Fast-forward to the present day, and Luckey is now worth roughly $750 million at the age of 25, having sold his …

Virtual Reality

Learn 100 Classic Guitar Riffs Using One Finger

Anyone who claims they've never dreamed of being a rock star is either a philistine or a liar. They are the closest thing to living gods we have: …

How to Play Like Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers Band and Great Southern

1.8K<p>SHARES<p>Forrest Richard “Dickey” Betts, founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, successful solo artist and leader of his own …

Electric Guitar

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

The Best Way To Make Homemade Caramel

Here is the best way to make homemade caramel. First, put your sugar in a large, clean sauce pan. It needs to be clean to ensure the sugar crystals …

How to Make French Canelés (It's Simple)

When I set out to write my book, I was looking for recipes that made baking more approachable. Depending on the type of baked good in question, this could mean multiple things. For some baked goods, it meant simplifying a confusing process, or showing multiple ways to do it. For others, it meant …

42 Best Quick Bread Recipes

These easy quick bread recipes are leavened with baking soda or baking powder, so they rise quickly when compared to traditional yeast breads with …

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

20 Traditional and Modern Indian Recipes to Make Instead of Takeout

Many of us resort to takeout Indian food, but making it at home can be more cost effective. From classic butter chicken to a modern take on biryani, these Indian sides, drinks, and main dishes can be whipped up easily and mastered sooner than you think.

Recipes

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

The Simplest Shortbread You Can Bake

Most good cooks have a few go-to dishes they can whip up without a recipe, dependable things to make on autopilot that can be adapted to fit their hunger, the contents of their fridge, or the occasion at hand.<p>This truth doesn’t always extend to bakers, who are often at the mercy of a more …

Dessert

13 Ramen Recipes to Build a Perfect Bowl at Home

These days, a growing number of Americans realize there's a lot more to ramen than the dried bricks you can buy with loose change at the supermarket. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over the country and serving traditional styles, and thanks to Sun Noodle, you can even make instant ramen …

Cooking

Bread Baking 101 for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

My bread-baking hobby all started with a Netflix documentary. <i>Cooked</i>, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name, explores the origins of food in …

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Tools for Would-Be Biohackers: Here Come 3 Mini-Labs

“The moment I enter a lab, I kill everything,” says Daniel Grushkin, one of the world’s most prominent and successful DIY biohackers.<p>Grushkin …

Pastry Cream Recipe

"This is a classic pastry cream often used in bakeries and restaurants. It can be used as a filling for cakes, pies or pastries. To make a lighter …

18 Insanely Easy Microwave Mug Desserts

When you have a sweet tooth but don't feel like bothering with all the ingredients for a baking project, these microwave mug desserts are exactly what you need. It doesn't get much easier than mixing ingredients in a mug and having a finished sweet treat a few minutes later, and thankfully, these …

Dessert

15 Quick Pickle Recipes To Get You Out of, Um, a Problem

Who you callin' tart?<p><b>Last-minute pickle cravings are real</b>, and to be caught with a pickle-less fridge is a fate worse than, well, not having eggs? For those times, we have these 15 funky-fresh recipes, ready in 30 minutes or fewer.

Cooking

Florida 18-Year-Old Arrested For Allegedly Operating Fake Medical Practice

"He's not out doing drugs, he's not out trying to rob nobody. He's trying to do something constructive."<p>An 18-year-old Florida man has been arrested for allegedly operating a fake medical practice.<p>Malachi A. Love-Robinson is accused of seeing patients at his New Birth New Life Medical Center and …

Experimental Sunken Greenhouse In Sub-zero Minnesota Is Growing Food!

It was a typical snow-covered winter day, but something very atypical was happening — cabbages, broccoli and even strawberries were improbably green …

10 Super-Easy Veggies to Grow

Afraid you have a brown thumb? Here are worry-free veggies that can be grown in pots or in the garden. Try one or two or all ten for your first …

Seed sowing glossary

• To Sow - to place a seed in soil or compost.<br>• Well-prepared soil - soil that has been dug over, weeds removed, compost added, raked and …

Gardening

Save Pieces of These 7 Vegetables to Replant and Save Money

Connect with Us<p>Save Pieces of These 7 Vegetables to Replant and Save Money<p>We obviously love getting our hands in the dirt, planting seeds, and …

Enough with the vertical farming fantasies: There are still too many unanswered questions about the trendy practice

In addition to not feeding the masses, vertical farming could have grave environmental and economic consequences<p>Five-plus years after the publication of Dickson Despommier's book <i>The Vertical Farm: Feeding Ourselves and The World in the 21st Century</i>, his dream — originally conceived as the …

Watching a Machinist Make an Entire Clock From Scratch Is So Soothing

A velvet-voiced Australian craftsman named Chris is the Bob Ross of clock-making. He shows you how to make a skeleton clock from scratch at home on …

Watches

Streetcars Are the Great Urban Gimmick of Our Time

I want to love streetcars. I really do. Who doesn’t want to go rolling through your neighborhood, bells dinging and clanging, like you’re living in a …