Kathryn Alexander

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Adam Savage Builds His Childhood Home in Foamcore

In this Tested.com “One Day Build,” Adam does something really cool, he uses a set of plans he had made of his childhood home to create a scale model (1/24th scale) of it in foamcore. He says he’s only going to use one tool for the build, a humble #11 X-acto knife. He, of course, ends up using …

How to make sun prints from any object in your home (or yard)

Years ago in college, I learned how to make light drawings, or "sun prints" as they are commonly called, using <b>an alchemistic process that uses</b> …

DIY

Book Review: 'The Outliers' moves at breakneck pace

"The Outliers" (HarperCollins), by Kimberly McCreight<p>At a breakneck pace, "The Outliers" grabs and doesn't let go.<p>If Kimberly McCreight's new novel points to the future of young adult fiction, it's not just for kids anymore.<p>"The Outliers" features the tough, but realistically flawed teenager Wylie, …

Does A 'Happiness Gene' Exist?

A huge study involving over 190 researchers in 140 research centers in 17 countries has located genetic variants associated with happiness and other …

10 Powerful Mantras to Stop You from Judging People

<i>When we are judging everyone and everything, we are learning nothing.</i>One of the most incredible changes I’ve made in my life, which has undoubtedly …

Self-help

Stress Less And Be Happy: 5 Game-Changing Habits

Stress is the new smoking. Nobody wants to be stressed. It’s considered almost taboo, a bad habit that we need to break—because we now know how insidious stress can be. We realize that it’s harmful to our productivity, our health, our relationships, and our peace of mind. Stress can make us feel …

Crucial

7 Daily Behaviors Conscientious People Avoid

I walked out into the middle of the street without looking both ways, forgot to pay parking tickets, lost debit and credit cards regularly and, when I became self-employed, convinced myself everything would just work out.<p>My "I'll just make it" mentality is characteristic of my generation: …

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Father and His Tiny Astronaut Son Explore Earth Together in Adorable Photo Project

We tell kids that the sky’s the limit when it comes to exploring the world’s possibilities, but we tend to forget to embrace that wisdom in our own lives, as we get bogged down in the day-to-day responsibilities of adulthood. Photographer Aaron Sheldon has revived a starry-eyed, childlike curiosity …