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A Tiny Sword from Nails

No, that’s not a plastic drink stirrer you see in the picture above, it’s an actual metal sword made from two nails. If you have some simple tools, like an anvil and hand drill, this sword takes the prize for best awesomeness-to-cost ratio.<p>If you watch the video below, you might be confused by the …

Week in Pictures: April 19, 2014

From the heartbreaking disaster in South Korea to rising tension in Ukraine and a remembrance in Boston, a look at the most striking images of the …

We Can’t Wait ‘Til Easter BunDay!

7 Incredibly Last-Minute, Easy-to-Do, Good-Looking Easter Egg Looks

(Image credit: Kaley Ann)<p>Still need a cute idea for Easter eggs this year? Fear not! We have a few looks that are not only easy-to-do, they're …

Crafting

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

Caterpillars

Relax and get Smart with Lemon Balm

About 700 years later in 1696 the London Dispensary wrote, "An essence of balm, given in canary wine every morning will renew youth, strengthen the …

Why Are Babies So Cute?

How to Make a Pebble Trivet

• First, measure and cut your piece of cork to the desired size—we made ours 9″ x 11″ so a casserole dish could be placed on it. Using a ruler and …

DIY

Achieve True Beauty by Overcoming Low Self Esteem | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk</i><p>You know you need to start overcoming low self esteem when you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see a …

Self-help

How to Use Meditation to Dominate Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m sure there have been at least a few times in your life when a negative response has made matters worse.<p>Let’s say you’re working on a complicated …

The Best Ages to Move in Together, Get Married, and Have Babies

Hey, we get it. No one wants to be told when to make major, life-changing decisions—or that you're jumping the gun too soon. Of course, it's up to you and your partner to decide whether you're ready to take the next step, whenever that might be. But these rule-breaking celebs got us thinking about …

7 Things Happy People Do Eagerly All The Time | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For the life of me, whenever I see happy people, I can’t help but think that there’s just something about them.<p>They have this mysterious charisma …

NHTSA closes Ford F-150 EcoBoost acceleration probe

Typically when we report on the findings of an investigation from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it's because the government body has discovered a safety issue and prescribed a recall. In this case, however, NHTSA has closed an investigation into a reported performance deficit …

Make Smarter Purchases with the "Stranger Test"

Having trouble deciding whether you should blow money on that new gadget? Weblog Budgets Are Sexy has a simple test that might help.<p>When you are …

Ask an Expert: All About Getting Better Sleep

Insomnia can be very frustrating and we've all been through it—staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night, hoping to catch a few winks before …

Chubbies Raises $4 Million Giving Bros A Weekend Uniform

Slangy marketing and a singular vision of weekend wear has netted Chubbies, a manufacturer and online retailer of men’s shorts, a $4 million round of funding from some of the biggest names in fashion and retail investing.<p>Chris Burch, the co-founder of women’s fashion accessories company Tory Burch …

How to Master the Art of Breathing

Did you know there’s more than one way to breathe? Changing the way you inhale and exhale can help you feel more relaxed, energized, or …

Kids can build robots with TinkerBots

TinkerBots has developed a system to construct robotic devices<p>TinkerBots is a great introductory tool to get children excited about the world of …

Robotics

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Say 'Bonjour' to this Tequila Cocktail

This bracing cocktail introduces ginger beer to crème de cassis and tequila for a truly memorable combination.<p>When you think "tequila," you probably don't immediately think "crème de cassis." Or maybe you do, in which case, you are definitely invited to our next cocktail party. But trust us when we …

Cocktails

Researchers Discover the First Exomoon Candidate

Researchers have detected the first “exomoon” candidate — a moon orbiting a planet that lies outside our solar system. Using a technique called …

Enormous Craft Detected On Moon, The Secret Is Out

<i>This article is from TurnerRadioNetwork.com</i><p>At least one enormous object of unknown origin has been visually verified as having landed on our moon. As …

Space

Week in pictures: 5-11 April 2014

Bahrain Grand Prix

The week in wildlife - in pictures

Cushion starfish, space cherries and an anteater's tongue are among the pick of this week's images from the natural world

Pictures in the News | April 11, 2014

Friday’s Pictures in the News begins in Northern California, where the death toll in a head-on collision between a FedEx truck and a bus full of Los Angeles-area high school students rose to 10. The victims included five students, three adult chaperons, the driver of the truck and the driver of the …

What Happened at WhiskyFest: A Drinking Diary

<b>It could be said that</b> the perfect meal consists of a good steak, a great bottle of whiskey, and a loyal dog to eat whatever remains of the steak. Starting at nine in the morning during this past weekend's 2012 New York WhiskyFest, four hundred people had whiskey for breakfast. We had whiskey for …

Bobsled