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Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Books

Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

Books

Readers’ Poll: 10 Best Movies of 2016

10<p>‘The Witch’<p>Picture a 2016 movie called <i>The Witch</i> starring a sullen blonde teenage girl and visions of a slasher flick set in a suburban high school …

Movies

Ohio State’s College Football hype video is predictably intense, awesome

The Ohio State Buckeyes’ elite level video team would be in a College Football Playoff if one such existed for athletic department’s video production …

DIY: Extending Wi-Fi throughout your house - ExtremeTech

By on November 30, 2016 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With the increased use of video …

Wi-Fi

Ohio State fans taunt Jim Harbaugh with one of his old tweets

Hot tip to all the trash-talkers out there: Try not to trash-talk in a way that could come back to bite you down the road.<p>Such was the case for Jim Harbaugh on Saturday. His Michigan team lost a heartbreaker in double overtime that was aided by a very controversial spot on fourth down that went …

College Football

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

50<p>‘Don’t Breathe’ (2016)<p>Three years after he made his feature-film debut with a surprisingly good <i>Evil Dead</i> reboot, filmmaker Fede Alvarez directed …

Horror

The world’s biggest nuclear fusion experiment may lead to endless clean energy

Thirty-five countries are working together to build the world’s first large-scale nuclear fusion reactor—and if successful, their efforts could help humans harness the “ultimate green energy.”<p>The reactor, currently estimated to cost $20 billion, is now under construction in southern France. Nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

The battle of Hastings: What’s behind the Netflix CEO’s fight to charterize public schools?

<b>Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings (Wikimedia/James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly Media, Inc)</b><p>Hastings wants to bring Silicon Valley to the classroom, but charter schools can also fail just like start-ups<p>Joel Warner<p>October 15, 2016 3:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on Capital & Main.</i><p>Silicon Valley …

Education

Skyline Chili I Recipe

"This hearty chili is sure to warm up appetites."<p>Ingredients<p>2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef<p>1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce<p>1 1/3 (6 ounce) cans tomato …

This Genius DIY Tool Will Forever Change the Way You Carve Pumpkins

Genius Katie Campshure just saved us a ton of money on pumpkin carving kits with her awesome DIY carving tool. Not only is Katie's creation cheaper and safer to use, but it's also impressively durable. And it's ridiculously easy to make yourself. All you need is a pencil, a bobby pin, tape, and a …

Build a Washer and Dryer Platform to Add Storage and Save Your Back

There are many benefits to raising your laundry room appliances.<p>A simple platform to raise your washer and dryer off the ground is a simple project with plenty of rewards. You'll get a more stable surface that will reduce vibration, extra storage if you build in some drawers, and ergonomic benefits …

Harvard's endowment takes $1.9 billion hit

Harvard University's endowment has taken a pretty big hit.<p>The value of the Ivy League school's endowment fell to $35.7 billion this year, a drop of $1.9 billion from the $37.6 billion it reported last year, according to the endowment's annual report.<p>The endowment posted a 2% annual investment loss …

How to build a bed frame with drawers | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step project is about <b>how to build a bed frame with drawers</b>. Building a bed with drawers will create a significant storage space for your …

Twitter Reports: Ohio State Fans Swarming Norman, Oklahoma

If Ohio State played Lucifer's Army in Satan Stadium, Buckeye fans would sell out their allotment of tickets within minutes. No matter where the team …

College Football

Every Backyard Deserves a Solid DIY Shed

YouTube's mad scientist walks us through his personal build.<p>Every backyard deserves a good shed to give you loads of room to store a bunch of supplies. But buying a shed can be pricey. Moreover, it's a cop-out. It's much better if you build your own.<p>If you haven't already built your own shed from …

HomeMade Modern EP60 Stackable Planters

My friends at The Home Depot asked me to design a vertical garden project for their DIY Workshop program. This vertical garden is made from a series …

How To Make Banana Pudding

<b>Whisk together sugar and cornstarch:</b> Place the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk together, breaking up any clumps in the sugar …

All of the Creepy Things Facebook Knows About You

Facebook knows more about your personal life than you probably realize. As part of the company’s increasingly aggressive advertising operation, …

Liquid Nitrogen Verses DIY Flamethrower: Place Your Bets

A battle of fire and ice.<p>Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. The Backyard Scientist says why not rig up a liquid nitrogen gun and have it face off with a flamethrower to figure it out once and for all.<p>The first step was to fill up a thermos with liquid nitrogen. The pressure from …

7 Ways To Eat Healthy For Just $4 a Day

Loading up on the good stuff doesn’t have to strain your wallet<p>If you’re not careful, eating healthy <i>can</i> cost more than eating junk.<p>In fact, a recent study in the journal <i>Preventive Medicine</i> found that people who picked more nutrient-rich foods ended up shelling out more at the grocery store on …

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Woodworking

DIY Outdoor Concrete Bench - Quiet Corner

My parents wanted a bench to go with the concrete fire pit that I made for them. I decided to reuse the wooden forms from that project to make the …

Woodworking

This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

How often do you get to combine an absolutely necessary home improvement—making your address visible to emergency services—with a celebration of …

15 Burgers to Drool Over — Then Grill — for the 4th of July and Beyond

12 Lessons You Learn Or Regret Forever

Sticking your neck out and taking charge of your career is no trivial matter. Whether that's switching careers, going back to school, or walking away from a j-o-b to start your own business, it takes a lot of guts.<p>But guts will only get you so far. Once you build up the nerve and make the leap, …

Norm Macdonald’s Fake ‘Sully’ Biopic Seems Much Better Than The Real One

Norm Macdonald