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Want to understand how Trump happened? Study quantum physics

The past decade will be remembered as the period when the global underclass revolt snowballed into a movement with political bite. From Occupy Wall Street to Brexit to Donald Trump’s election, these post-financial crisis years have featured many unsynchronized awakenings that are forcing a …

Globalization

How to Build a Table for Your Jobsite Table Saw

Jobsite table saws pack a lot of power in a portable package, but their small size limits their use.<p>Jobsite table saws are marvelous machines and invaluable for their portability and accurate cutting power. But their size is a drawback when it comes to cutting full 4 x 8 sheets of plywood. Instead …

The 20 Most Impressive Wooden Structures in the World

Luxury Attic Apartment in Paris As Example Of Amazing Design

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10 Sofa Styles for Every Space

From the chaise lounge to the Chesterfield.<p>Chances are, if you're reading this, you can appreciate great design.<p>That being said, you can craft an elegant space and still get confused when you have to define the difference between a chaise lounge and a chesterfield.<p>Enter <i>Home Decor Cheat Sheets:</i> …

Furniture

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 19: Afrormosia

Find out why designers are turning to this alternative to Teak<p>Afrormosia<p><i>Pericopsis elata</i><p>Popularity of wood species comes and goes just like …

Woodworking

10 Extremely Precise Words for Emotions You Didn’t Even Know You Had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say …

The Future is Now: Turn Your Small Home Into a "Smart-partment"

Smart Home technology has <i>exploded</i> in recent years, and it’s been a challenge to keep up with what’s available, what’s compatible, and what’s getting …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

Does God Hate Sex?

Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim... matches made in heaven (excuse the pun) right? In some ways of course, the words 'religion' …

Die Hard

What Is 'Being in the Zone'? -- the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity

Being "in the zone" is delicious, immersive, and...kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it's 4 a.m.<p>This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is …

8 Clever Hacks to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

Having an energy-efficient home isn’t good for just the environment. Because, let’s face it: Earth is going down to the gutter. Between the ozone …

Upgrade Your Doomsday Bunker With a Multifunctional Table, Build a Wooden Sunglasses Case and Create a Desktop Power Supply in This Week's Maker's Roundup

Three Shop Organizing Projects<p>April Wilkerson breaks out the design skills this week, showing us how she comes up with the DIY storage solutions that …

9 Awesome Podcasts for Makers, Crafters, Artists, and Designers

Podcasts. You know 'em. You listen to 'em. You're moved by them. You laugh and are entertained by them. But are you inspired by them? Do they light a …

How to Take Apart Shipping Pallets Without Hurting Yourself Like a Dingus

Nothing is more closely associated with “upcycling” than the lowly, splintery shipping pallet. You can get them for next to nothing and turn them …

Top 10 Indie Games With Best Storylines

It’s amazing what kind of stories get told when you don’t have to listen to market research.After Dozen Of Fan Request Join …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

The Evolutionary Power of Loneliness

The pain of isolation may be what motivates people to make friends.<p>As social animals, we depend on others for survival. Our communities provide mutual aid and protection, helping humanity to endure and thrive. “We have survived as a species not because we’re fast or strong or have natural weapons …

Neuroscience

Roundup: 10 Stunning & Unique DIY Wood Floors

indulgyHardwood floors can be a wow factor in a home. These stunning hardwood floors not only use unconventional hardwood flooring materials, but …

Transplanting Tips for a Successful Garden - Quiet Corner

Once days lengthen and temperatures warm, it’s time to move seedlings out into the garden. Ideal transplant times vary from plant to plant, depending …

30 design tools you can't live without

Designers are extremely busy people. Fact.<p>Not only do they have to make time to find inspiration for their next project, manage feedback, attend meetings, and communicate with their clients, they also have to find the time to actually sit down and do the work.<p>Let’s not forget the time and effort …

57 Ways - 6. Keep Your Trees Healthy and Safe

1. Aim for a healthy lawn rather than a perfect lawn <br>2. Cut the grass without gas <br>3. Prevent insect, disease, and weed problems in the garden <br>4. …

1. What Is Consciousness?

This is possibly the biggest mystery of the human mind - what in the brain creates the experience of consciousness?<p>We're getting ever closer to an …

Consciousness

4 Ways Your Brain Tricks You Into Spending

Your subconscious mind loves to shop.<p>We know how retailers trick us into spending. Putting more expensive branded goods at eye level in grocery …

Critical Thinking

A Map Of How Emotions Influence Our Lives, Commissioned By The Dalai Lama

When the Dalai Lama teams up with a top psychologist, who teams up a top data viz firm, you get the Atlas of Emotions.<p>The five circles slowly pulsing on my screen are meant to visualize the entire core of human emotion. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Sadness. Enjoyment.<p>Reductive? Yes. But that’s exactly the …

Emotions

10 kitchen items every cooking beginner needs to buy

My cookbook came out earlier month. In the process of writing and illustrating <i>The Starving Artist Cookbook: Illustrated Recipes for First-Time Cooks,</i> …

Growing Medicinal Herbs and Plants at Home - Quiet Corner

Growing medicinal herbs and plants at home is a must for every herb garden enthusiast. If you love to garden, the apothecary attitude of medicinal …