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11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

This light-up frame turns your plants into art

And helps keep them alive!<p>Houseplants are a powerful element of home decor, providing both beauty and air purification. But what if your home is a lightless dungeon incapable of supporting plant life? You’re in luck. Swedish studio Kauppi & Kauppi has created a novel plant stand with built-in …

Make It Your Style: Kitchen Island Alternatives Using Repurposed Pieces

The kitchen island is often the central hub of a home, so why not make one that reflects your home's core style? Start with an unexpected …

Kitchens

Chip Pro is a $16 computer empowering makers to build IoT gadgets

Say you want to create the next generation of voice recognition-enabled, AI-ensmartened, buzzword-laden gadget. The fist thing you need to do is pick a platform. Arduino isn’t powerful enough. The Raspberry Pi works great for prototyping, but going from Pi to production is a many-step process. Next …

Raspberry Pi

Build a DIY garden you can bring on the road

You can take it with you on your adventures<p>There’s nothing quite like putting down roots and tending a garden. But what happens if you don’t have a backyard? Or you’re suddenly uprooted? Or you decide to go on a road trip and can’t get anyone to watch your plants?<p>Just whip up a portable container …

Gardening

How to Sew: Six Basic Hand Stitches

Hand stitching is sometimes seen as a lost art, and while that may be true, it’s not entirely accurate. Hand stitches are as useful and pertinent …

This Easy, DIY Magnet Frame Won’t Damage Your Posters

Frames can be expensive, especially for large posters or art, but some DIY options either take a long time and lots of materials or don’t look great. …

DIY

The best time to buy airline tickets and other travel advice for 2017

You don’t really need to make it an official resolution, do you? That in 2017 you will travel — a lot? But maybe you will resolve to be smarter about booking airfare and snagging those low prices. Here are some developments that could help make that promise stick.<p>More ‘bare-bones’ fares<p>Next year, …

Flying

Beauty

It's gonna get sappy up in here.<p>Author:<p>December 30, 2016<p>Here's your place to come talk about hair, makeup, nails, skincare whatever/whenever you feel …

How KFC made Christmas all about fried chicken — in Japan

While Christmas in the US may conjure up visions of sugarplums and holiday hams, in Japan a certain fast-food staple takes center stage — and it's all thanks to a clever marketing ploy by KFC.<p>Over the last four decades, KFC has managed to make fried chicken synonymous with Christmas in the …

Japan

11 Holiday IKEA Hacks from the Winter 2016 Line

Ever since IKEA’s Winter Holiday Collection made an appearance, it’s been a major #strugglefest not to go out and buy every single ornament, wreath and garland. Fortunately, the holidays are here, and what better way to get into the spirit of things than with a few crafts and DIYs brought to you by …

Chemicals

Most Beautiful Streets in the World Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

Not all streets are created equal. Take the colorful Caminito that anchors Buenos Aires's La Boca neighborhood: It not only provides visitors with a vibrant photo op but also serves as a reminder of how the neighborhood was built in the 19th century. Streets, however, don't have to offer a history …

Test Your Creativity: What Do These 3 Words Have in Common?

In his 1962 paper on the creative process, psychologist Sarnoff Mednick, a professor at the University of Michigan, argued that all methods of …

A Dozen of Our Top Homemade Tool Projects

Have you ever made any of your own tools? It may be one of those things that you can’t fully appreciate until you do, but it really does deepen your relationship with the tool when it came from your own hand and not a big box store. Try it and see.<p>Here are twelve tools that we’ve featured on <i>Make:</i> …

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship. Whatever the challenge, you have to see things through a new lens, and take decisive action if you want to move through it …

Emotional Intelligence

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

A New Genre of Super-Strong Origami Is Being Invented By These Engineers

A new generation of meta-materials are emerging from a 17th century source.<p>That’s the gist of a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy …

15 Fabulous DIY Wall Art Ideas You Can Create Yourself

Shares 1K<p>When the season changes, it makes me want to update all the rooms in the house. You? The first day of fall has arrived and it’s a great time …

Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

1/7<p>Micro Study Cabin by RelaxShacks<p>The hustle and bustle of city life is invigorating, but there are times when it's not very conducive to quiet …

New Jersey

Every Backyard Deserves a Solid DIY Shed

YouTube's mad scientist walks us through his personal build.<p>Every backyard deserves a good shed to give you loads of room to store a bunch of supplies. But buying a shed can be pricey. Moreover, it's a cop-out. It's much better if you build your own.<p>If you haven't already built your own shed from …

101 Gardening: Greenhouse made of plastic bottles

CollectCollect this now for later<p>Shelly Raquel How to Build a Greenhouse Made From Plastic Bottles<p>build...<p>CollectCollect this now for …

Gardening

HOME DZINE Home DIY | DIY self-supporting bicycle stand

DIY self-supporting bicycle stand<p>This self-supporting bicycle stand is extremely easy to make and you can make out of scrap wood, or pop into your …

20 DIY Home Decor Ideas Using Decorative Paper

20 DIY Home Decor Ideas Using Decorative Paper<p>Updated on March 7, 2018<p>I recently shared an article about different ways pretty patterned papers, like …

Wall Art

Top 10 DIY Skills That Aren't As Hard As You Think

We feature a lot of do-it-yourself projects here at Lifehacker, but often they seem undoable because they require a skill you don't have. Thankfully, …

Top 10

12 Quick and Super Easy DIY Tutorials You’ll Want to Try This Weekend

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but there's no end to DIY fails on the Internet. Of course, some of the prettiest things on the …

How to travel with just a carry-on

The usual response I get when I ask friends and family why they're choosing to pay a $25 or higher fee instead of just packing a carry-on is that they could never fit all their belongings into one small bag.<p>With these packing tips, you certainly can.

Backpacking

10 tips for getting travel photos with no people in them

Getting travel photos with no other people in them, especially at popular or famous landmarks, can seem almost impossible. But, if you think about …

Machu Picchu

Tokyo on a budget: TripAdvisor reveals how to visit one of the world's most expensive cities for less than £1,500 (including flights) and still stay in highly-rated hotels

• <b>Tokyo was revealed as the second most expensive city after New York</b>• <b><br>The city has many highly-rated hotels to suite those travelling on a budget</b>• <b><br>There's</b> …

Make Your Own Bladeless Fan With Just a Few Common Parts

A Dyson bladeless fan is pretty neat and works super well, but if you want one for yourself, it’ll put you out a few hundred dollars. Fortunately for …