David Miranda

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25 Cheap And Easy DIYs That Will Vastly Improve Your Home

It's the sacred place where you hang out in your pajamas and binge-watch TV shows. Doesn't it deserve better?

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

Build Furniture With the Push of a Button on a ShopBot CNC Router

The ShopBot Desktop MAX bridges the gap between enthusiastic hobbyist and small manufacturer.<p>The digital fabrication industry continues to grow, and there's no better time to be a maker. Much has been written about 3D printing, but many DIYers have found more practical uses for CNC routers when it …

Here's Proof That Rental Decor Doesn't Have to Be Boring

Dramatic paint and accessories seem to break all the rules, but totally work.<p>Decorating a rental is an exercise in creativity. You have to get around what your lease dictates and think in the short-term. No wonder many of us stay away from paint, even when landlords are liberal about it!<p>However, …

How to Create Bite-Sized Content [Infographic]

<b>Multi-task much?</b> A recent study conducted by Microsoft Corporation found that the average human now has a shorter attention span than a goldfish. A …

Chelsea Handler: ‘You Can Be a Bitch and Be Wonderful’

A lot of people love Chelsea Handler. A lot of people don’t. Now, thanks to her new Netflix documentary series Chelsea Does, you’re at least going to …

Inside NASA’s Plan To Radically Redesign How We Fly

A new wave of aircraft design is emerging–and NASA is helping.<p>It’s probably been a long time since flying amazed you. Air travel tends to feel like an inconvenience these days–not a miracle of engineering. This is partially due to market forces and security theater. It’s also the fact that aircraft …

How to make homemade doughnuts

You don't have to be Homer Simpson to swoon over a doughnut. But no matter how wonderful they appear, it's hard to find a store-bought doughnut that compares with homemade.<p>And believe it or not, they're really not hard to make.<p><b>Devil's food doughnuts</b><p>Total time: About 1 hour<br>Servings: Makes about 1 …

Baking

The Best Digital Interior Design Sites to Help You Create Your Dream Home

Imagine if you could hire someone to scour your Pinterest boards and translate your pins into a perfectly decorated room in your home. That’s the gist of digital interior design, a personalized online decorating service gaining momentum in both the tech sphere and the oft-insular world of home …

The psychology of waiting in line to see Star Wars

You already know whether or not you're going to see <i>The Force Awakens</i> tonight. Ticket sales opened two months ago, and if you live anywhere even remotely populated, the opening show probably sold out two months ago as well. That time-tested fan tradition of camping outside of a movie theater for …

I Had No Alcohol and No Coffee for 15 Months and This Is What Happened

Exactly today I haven't had a single drop of alcohol or coffee in 15 months.<p>A couple of my friends on Facebook & Twitter asked me to write about my experience, so here it is, in a nutshell.<p>With over a year of no alcohol & coffee, I did notice some side effects.<p>Here is what I learned.<p><b>I save $1000</b> …

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Carmela Orefice

Decorating Mistakes We All Make, and How to Fix Them

So now that you've read the first installment of our Design 101 series, are you ready to talk about some decorating no no's? We have all made these mistakes, and I am sure many more are still to come in our decorating journey.<p>But for now, here are some "dont's" we learned to avoid when decorating a …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

Art

How This DIY Site Grew Into a Consumer Products Powerhouse

Craftsy's co-founder John Levisay has much to say about the importance of building bridges on his team.<p><i>A history and English major at Colgate University, Craftsy CEO and co-founder John Levisay expected to become a professor. Instead, the former General Electric and eBay executive is co-founder and</i> …

'Nashville' actress gets drastic haircut in support of cancer patients

Clare Bowen, an actress on ABC's <i>Nashville</i>, recently cut off all of her hair and made a touching Facebook post that took some by surprise.<p>Bowen posted …

A Fun Weekend in Vancouver on Just $25 a Day

Enjoy a short trip to this waterfront city for a song.<p>Vancouver can be an expensive city, but there are ways to keep daily expenses low. The big …

World Architecture Festival 2015 'building of the year' – in pictures

A ‘horizontal’ residential development in Singapore takes the top prize at the 2015 World Architecture Festival

North Korea's Interior Design Is Unlike Anything You've Seen

The country is so committed to building design that late leader Kim Jong Il wrote 340 pages about it.<p>Is it a movie set? Is it a model home? No, it's North Korea.<p>When London-based architecture critic Oliver Wainwright visited North Korea over the summer, he was stunned by the symmetry and color …

North Korea

All 104 James Bond Villains, Ranked

From masterminds to henchmen, the final word on 007's furious foes.<p>They say a James Bond movie is only as good as its villain. That's not always true—weak bad guys unwind fantastic Bond movies. Stellar villains elevate terrible installments. While England's top spy has gone head-to-head against a …

James Bond

6 Things You Didn't Know About Black Friday

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as retailers announce Black Friday promotions early, in hopes of drumming up a bargain frenzy for this big sales event. Though many Americans scoff at stores for offering early access to these discounts on Thanksgiving, most consumers welcome doorbuster …

A Showcase of 100 Design Quotes To Ignite Your Inspiration

<i>Creativity is all around us – in the homes we live in, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat.</i>When you’re looking for creative …

Graphic Design

Sofas With Storage

Providing a place for books and more<p>We've written about the Quinze & Milan's Eastpak sofa before—the "backpack sofa," as some call it. But there are …