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Green Woodworking – Q&A with Jarrod StoneDahl

I caught up yesterday with Jarrod StoneDahl, a spoon carver and traditional green woodworker in northern Wisconsin. Here’s our conversation, the …

Woodworking

Tools & Craft #83: On the Diversity of Saws

People often ask me what saws someone needs for woodworking, why some people have so many saws, and do I need one of every type. I can answer all …

Woodworking

Precision Instruments for Woodworkers — Part Two: Rules and Tapes

Tapes and Rulers Early on, I remember reading somewhere that you should never rely on measuring tapes in a woodworking shop. Only use your rulers, …

Woodworking

5 Quick Workbench Hacks Part 2 - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Workbenches

Forget clamps. You can make this stylish box table with some glue and tape

The stylish Mid-Century modern side table in the video above has a wonderfully minimal design that looks sweet in any setting. Better yet, it’s …

Woodworking

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

12 Of Alton Brown's Most Brilliant Cooking Hacks

From pasta, to coffee, to meatballs.

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

Our Favorite Rib Recipes of All-Time

We’re not saying these ribs are required at your summer party, but they’re highly recommended for happy guests.<p>These rib recipes cover all areas of …

BBQ

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

I Spent 15 Years Studying Why People Hate Their Jobs. And This Is the 1 Reason Why

Here's the biggest reason why most people choose unfulfilling career paths.<p>Finding a career path that makes us feel satisfied and successful isn't easy. It's not something they teach us in school, which makes the journey that much more challenging.<p><b>For the last 15 years, I've been devoted to</b> …

Careers

New Mexico Green Chile & Pork Stew Recipe

From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018<p>This recipe is best made ahead of time, so the flavors have more time to mingle in the refrigerator. …

National Winnie the Pooh Day: 18 wise A. A. Milne quotes to live by

We live in tough and uncertain times.<p>And when the world feels like a dark and frightening place, comfort can always be found in books and words, …

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative

Want to be more creative and feel a little happier? Play this song for 15 seconds.<p>Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the …

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

If you're <a href="http://www.thisisinsider.com/best-us-trips-2017-9">traveling in the US</a>, cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are …

How To Grow Cucamelons – The Most Exciting Fruit You Can Grow This Year

While most Americans have never heard of cucamelons, this fruit is definitely one you’ll want to know a lot more about. Also referred to as “Mexican …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the following day. But where do you even …

Recipe: Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake<p>Serves 8<p>Cooking spray<p>1 (16-ounce) loaf sliced white sandwich bread, such as Pepperidge Farm Hearty White <br>8 …

The 15 Best Bourbons You Can Buy in 2018

Bourbon has never been more popular than it is right now. This definitive guide of the best bourbons of 2018 explores everything you need to know …

Whiskey

How To Grow Rosemary And Other Plants For Free

Not everyone has the finances to grow numerous plants or even form their own garden. However, you don’t have to throw enormous sums of money to grow …

Recipe: Christmas Morning Pancakes

Christmas Morning Pancakes<p>Serves 4 to 6; makes about 20 (3-inch pancakes) and 1/2 cup orange-honey butter<p><i>For the pancakes:</i> <br>2 cups milk, warm to the …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography

Dear friend,<p>This will be your personal guide on how you can master photography– for yourself, regardless of your skill level. Regardless if you’re a …

Myron's Amazing Beef for the Slow Cooker

This slow cooker beef pot roast recipe makes wonderful sandwiches with barbecue sauce or other toppings on the side. Or serve the beef with potatoes …

How to get a perfect finish on painted projects

ProtonMail Bridge is an accessible encryption solution for Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird

ProtonMail is bringing its encrypted email offering to popular desktop clients. Available now, ProtonMail ‘Bridge’ offers the same end-to-end encryption of its web version to Apple Mail, Outlook, and Thunderbird.<p>After downloading and installing the app, it runs behind the scenes as a local email …

We Found 17 Unique Gifts For Everyone on Your List — All in 1 Place

On a mission to find the <i>perfect</i> present for every family member, coworker, and friend? Yeah, it's exhausting — unless you can find them all in one convenient place. Enter Nordstrom's collaboration with the MOMA design store, which features a cool crop of kids' toys, novelty gifts, home innovations, …

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Lemon Ricotta Cake<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter or nonstick spray.<p>Step 2<p>Make the base: …

12 Houseplants That Have the Power to Heal

By Reynard Loki<p>A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study …

Ⓕ Perfect Dados Without A Dado Blade - No Measuring & No Math (ep82)

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