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Assembly and Outfeed Table

I work out of about 2/3 of a two car garage and space is at a premium all the time. I’ve been wanting a better outfeed solution for a while and I …

Woodworking

Tablesaw Dust Collector with Tablesaw Hold-Downs Woodworking Plan from WOOD Magazine

Tablesaw Dust Collector with Tablesaw Hold-Downs, Woodworking Plans, Workshop Jigs, Dust Collection, WOOD Issue 119, December 1999, 1999, Intermediate

Is a remortgage or second charge mortgage right for home improvements?

Say you need £30,000 for a home extension, we look at the pros and cons, and which deal will be most cost-effective<p>While many homeowners dream of the day they will be mortgage-free, growing numbers of people are opting to take out a second mortgage. And they’re using the money to finance everything …

Finance

America is in the grip of an unprecedented epidemic of drug addiction

"Now that an epidemic is affecting mainstream white America, we're seeing attitudes change," says Dr Kolodny.<p>Republicans Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Carly …

Drug Addiction

Don't Dismiss The 12 Steps, Validate All Recovery From Addiction

In recent years, reports of the failures of Alcoholics Anonymous have continued, challenging the foundational programming of the 12 steps. With the majority of treatment programs being based on the methodology founded initially in the 1930s by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio, many …

Mental Health

Cut Your Own Wood Slabs With a DIY Band Saw Mill

Reuse large tree branches and stumps by cutting them into smaller pieces.<p>Don't let old tree stumps and branches go to waste. You can reuse quality wood by milling it into workable sizes to build table tops and more. Hauling heavy large pieces of wood to a mill isn't always possible, but John Heisz …

Narcan, Then What?: The Deadly Missing Piece of the White House Strategy to Combat Substance Abuse

President Obama's remarks at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit on March 29 yet again ignored a critical element of America's drug epidemic. His administration's policy aims to inhibit the flow of drugs into the country, expand access to Narcan, increase training for health care …

Obama Administration

‘Smoked Sexual Arousal’: Experts Explain How Pornography Physically Alters the Human Brain Similarly to Hard Drugs

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Top medical researchers explained earlier this month at a pastors gathering in North Carolina how pornography use physically affects the human brain, revealing information not well-known outside of the medical and scientific communities.<p>“Porn is all of the sex — without the …

The Brain

Ask JJ: The Science Behind Sugar Addiction

<b>Dear JJ: I'm reading more evidence showing sugar addiction is a very real thing, yet my doctor recently dismissed my idea that sugar could be a drug or resemble one. "Everything in moderation," he replied. Can you provide me some science to support my claim?</b><p>Tell your doctor to step into the 21st …

Diabetes

Why I'm Calling to End the War on Drugs

In my experience, good public policy is best shaped by the dispassionate analysis of what in practice has worked, or not. Policy based on common assumptions and popular sentiments can become a recipe for mistaken prescriptions and misguided interventions.<p>Nowhere is this divorce between rhetoric and …

Cannabis

Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding and breaking the cycle of addiction

Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region …

Addiction: A Disease That Does Not Discriminate, Part I

It's about 7 a.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016. I haven't shed tears over him in a really long time; until today. It's sad not because a high school relationship didn't work out, plenty of those are over before they began, but because addiction doesn't discriminate. Mental health issues are …

Drug Addiction

Chronic Pain Maps in the Brain - Implications for Pain Medication Addiction

One of the most surprising, “ah-ha,” “no wonder this happened” findings of my 12+ years research has been the fact that the brain controls EVERYTHING …

The Brain

How to Learn Skills Quickly, a 3-in-1 Loft Bed Unit and a DIY Shop Air Cleaner in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Multimaterial Illuminated Sign<p>Jimmy DiResta's back, this time using some surprising techniques to create a commercial sign. We've got a little bit of …

Woodworking

6 Tips for Cleaning Up Glue Squeeze-Out

Squeeze-out is actually a good thing. It answers the question: Have you used the right amount of glue? You want a thin bead to come out of the …

Woodworking

Outfeed Assembly Table Build

10 Furniture Problems You Can Fix Yourself

A professional furniture restorer shares her secrets on making repairs that last.<p>After years of being pushed and pulled to and from the dinner table, …

15 Genius Table Saw Mods

Sleds, jigs, and mods -- oh my! Your table saw can do a lot more than make straight cuts. These Instructables will show you how to make circles, cut …

Power Tools

Ultimate Router Table

So I based this build off the Ultimate Router Table but with my own modifications and dimensions and of course part of my table saw wing. I couldn’t …

Make a Wooden Fence for Your Table Saw and Save a Few Bucks

Besides the blade, the most important part on a table saw is the fence. If yours is beat up or you just want a new one, here's how you can build your own.<p>Table saws are precision tools for ripping lengths of wood, and to achieve this they a properly dialed-in fence to align the wood parallel to the …

Build A Portable Workshop That Can Handle All Kinds Of Projects And Then Shrink Down In Size

<b>Video:</b> Having a big, nice woodcutting station is great, but not everyone has the space required for that. DIYer Paoson Woodworking solves this with a …

Woodworking

How to Install Edging for Plywood

Tips for installing oak and hardwood edgings for plywood.<p>Plywood is a great material for building cabinets, bookcases and shelves. But exposed edges …

Woodworking

10 Tips From Shop Class You Should Never, Ever Forget

A wood shop teacher shares the skills and advice that transcend the classroom.<p>According to Shakopee West Junior High School, Chris Lyons is a "technology education teacher." I prefer the old nomenclature. Lyons is a shop teacher, one who's taught students (including my younger son) and adults about …

Rob Roberge: Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction

Contributed by Rob Roberge<p><i>Note from Jennifer Haupt:</i> I was deeply moved by Rob Roberge’s memoir, <i>Liar</i>. After being diagnosed with a progressive …

Mental Health

A vaccine for drug addiction is in the works

<b>By Danielle Prieur</b><p>Treating drug addiction with a vaccine might become a solution to combat prescription drug and heroin addiction and the rapid rise …

Aging addicts are among our most vulnerable populations—yet we never talk about them

In June of last year, I stopped to visit my 65-year-old mother and her 58-year-old husband in the sun-bleached hills of Sonoma County, where I was giving a reading from my new book. My stepfather, an exuberant talker who usually defaults to a cheerful facade, greeted me with trembling hands and a …

Drug Addiction
Religion

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves.<p>Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research and his own experience working at harm reduction clinics in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, a poor area that has one of the worst drug problems in North …

Mental Health

Rethinking the Characterization of Addiction as a “Relapsing Condition” (Bill White and Paula Davies Scimeca) | Blog & New Postings | William L. White

Defining addiction as a “chronically relapsing” condition, in spite of its advocacy by leading organizations in the addictions field (see here and …

Chronic Disease