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Minimalist camper van packs everything you need in 48 square feet

It sleeps two but can still haul large items<p>There are a slew of new camper designs coming out of Europe that showcase innovative ideas on how to pack a lot into a compact space. Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen a van with its own outdoor movie theater, a $67K camper that is also a boat, and a …

Campervans

Ask Angie’s List: How do I flush my water heater?

Much like changing your car's oil, a water heater needs regular maintenance for top performance. A water heater flush clears out sediment and …

Home Improvement

Studio Adjective devises easy-to-assemble stool for Ishinomaki Laboratory

Hong Kong-based Studio Adjective has designed a minimal and lightweight three-legged stool for furniture brand Ishinomaki Laboratory in Japan.<p>Founded …

Portable

17 places to get free vector images for your designs

Where can you find fun, free vector images? These 17 vector sites might have just what you need…<p>Vectors are great and oh so versatile.<p>They can be …

Web Design

This Guy Achieved a 120-Pound Weight Loss Transformation — Then Packed on a Whole Lot of Muscle

When his XXL shirts no longer fit, he knew he needed to make a change.<p>Jaime Hathcock isn't afraid of a little homework — not just when it comes to academics, but also when it comes to losing weight. In the course of a year, the college student has achieved a stunning weight loss transformation, …

Fitness

Songs by David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads & More Re-Imagined as Pulp Fiction Book Covers

As David Bowie himself implied in a 1975 interview, "Young Americans" doesn't have much of a narrative.<p>Rather, it’s a portrait of ambivalence, viewed …

David Bowie

Whenever I Need To Impress a Southern Mama, This Is The Recipe I Make

If I have learned anything from my time at <i>Southern Living</i>, it is that one does not show up anywhere without a gift. I have learned the value of a …

This New Weird Diet Might Actually Be The Best One For Fighting Inflammation

<i>Editor’s note: Will Cole, D.C., is a longtime member of the mbg family (he’s in the mbg Collective and is even a</i> <i>class instructor!).</i> <i>His new book,</i> …

7 Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

A Novel<p>Gillian Flynn<p>When a thriller is as deliciously twisted and as intricately woven as <i>Gone Girl</i>, there’s nothing quite like the experience of reading it for the first time. While <i>Dark Places</i> and <i>Sharp Objects</i> (Flynn’s earlier efforts) certainly had their share of surprising twists, there’s just …

Umeboshi Paste Is the Vegan Flavor Bomb You Didn’t Know You Needed

What's super flavorful, surprisingly versatile, and can provide a myriad of health benefits?<p>I first learned about umeboshi paste—the Japanese condiment made of pureed, fermented ume fruit—from my all-time favorite cookbook, <i>The Cranks Bible</i> by <b>Nadine Abensur</b>. She includes the paste in several recipes …

Food

How to Remove Sweat Stains From White Shirts

When your crisp white dress shirt or favorite tee starts yellowing around the collar or under the arms, don't sweat. Removing those unsightly stains is easier than you think with the help of natural ingredients that will leave that article of clothing looking fresh. And this eco-friendly cleaning …

The 100 Books Every Man Should Read

Books for men aren't all about DIY and fast cars, from mind-altering works of fiction and life-affirming autobiographies to stylish coffee table …

Bucket Lists

Master Hot Design Trends (with Photoshop Tutorials)

Our daily lives are are saturated with amazing images. Visual design experiments become hot graphic design trends, and suddenly we see them …

The One Hot Drink You Should Have Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

Is there anything more soothing than a hot drink as soon as you wake up? Warm beverages are relaxing and, when they contain the right ingredients, …

Shirataki Noodles: The Zero-Calorie "Miracle" Noodles

Shirataki noodles are a unique food that's very filling yet low in calories.<p>These noodles also contain a type of fiber that has impressive health …

Isometric Shoulder Exercises

If you have shoulder pain, you may benefit from the skilled services of a physical therapist to help you regain normal shoulder range of motion …

In My First 35 Days on Medium I Earned $750+

But no, I still don’t know what I’m doing.<p>Everybody here wants to know how to succeed as a writer on Medium and elsewhere. When I signed up to begin …

Networking

Why this designer worked through his dream vacation

After designing a logo for every city he visited on his four-month trip, Will Roth aspires to be “the graphic designer version of Anthony Bourdain.”<p>When most people go on a cross-continent vacation, they take Instagrams. But designer Will Roth, who went on a four-month trip across Europe with his …

Mashups

12 Exercises to Get Rid of Lower Belly Fat

Ridding stubborn belly fat is a high priority on many of our lists, so what exactly does it take to zap an undesirable midsection? The "secret" is actually to strengthen both your upper <i>and</i> lower body, because there's no such thing as spot reduction. But there are specific exercises you can do to …

How can policy changes affect an economy?

Tom Sargent was, alongside Nobel Laureate Robert Lucas, a leading figure of the rational expectations revolution in the 1970s, testing rational …

Economics

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

This NFL Star Made $13 Million, Quit, Gave Away His Stuff, And is Touring in a Van to Share This Lesson

Joe Hawley left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and bucked the trend of living high on the hog. His message is a good one.<p>Joe Hawley, a center in the NFL for eight years, decided to hang up his cleats at the ripe ol' age of 29. The pressure and injuries had taken their toll on the athlete, so an early …

We Took a Wild and Weird Ride on the Weeble Wobble

Artist David Henry Nobody Jr.'s interactive art project is a metaphor for life.<p>Performance artist David Henry Nobody Jr. finally brought his years-long project The Human Weeble Wobble to the masses after it went viral on Instagram last year. "It's a metaphor for one of the core things of being …

A Simple Anywhere Anytime HIIT Workout

When it comes to well, anything these days, people are always looking to get the biggest and quickest “bang for their buck.” Workout-shopping is no …

Exercise

ruffled milk pie

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush a 9-inch round cake pan lightly with butter, then use a large sheet of parchment paper to fit into the bottom and …

Baking

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

Breakfast

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life

Easy Hacks for Health, Muscle, Fat Loss and More<p>1 – Use vinegar to get lean and build muscle.<p>Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before you go …

Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.<p>AUGUSTA, …