Lisa Topley

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Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

Sugar scrub bars

·<p>1/4 cup Coconut Oil<p>·<p>1/2 cup Melt and Pour Soap Base, shredded or cubed<p>·<p>3-4 drops Essential Oil (your favorite – Lavender is amazing)<p>·<p>1 cup …

Food

Maria S.C. single test tubes chandelier / lamp / // vase / floral decoration

Maria S.C. chandelier is made from laboratory test tubes, set in two plywood bands. This surprising material and geometric shape makes this lamp both classic and innovative. The double glass cylinder recalls Art Deco forms in a unique contemporary way. The use of ready-made objects gives an …

Gorgeous DIY Coffee Tables: 12 Inspiring Projects to Upgrade

If anyone asked me what the most frequently used piece of furniture is in my home, I would have to say that it is my coffee table. As a landing pad …

25 Brilliant Ways to Decorate Your Stairs

When it comes to the home, we’re all about adding color and creativity in unexpected places. From art in the Loovre to colorful furniture legs, we’ve made it our business to scour the web for the most creative, innovative, and inventive ways to customize our space.<p>As we slowly but surely Brit-ify …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi-Powered Mobile Game System

The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent game system already, but it's not exactly mobile. If you want to take it on the road with you, Adafruit has a …

Raspberry Pi

MusicBox Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into a Music Streaming Powerhouse

When we first mentioned MusicBox a little over a year ago, it had the modest goal of turning your Raspberry Pi into a Spotify server. Now, it …

Raspberry Pi

Everything That Does and Doesn't Work with the New Raspberry Pi

A new model of the Raspberry Pi was released this month that comes packed with more ports and uses less power. While the price has remained the same, …

A Toy Kit For Little Architects And Engineers

The Strawbees kit lets kids use low-tech, inexpensive modular parts to turn plastic straws and cardboard into forts and toy robots.<p>Strawbees, a simple building tool for kids, has been years in the making. It started when founder Erik Thorstensson was growing up in Sweden, and he realized how …

4 Signs You're About To Fail

Recently after a speaking engagement (where I spoke about using online tools and social media to build your brand and become an “e-lebrity” – yep, that’s a real term we use), I was invited to stick around to hear the event’s closing remarks from co-founder of Camp Gladiator, Jeff Davidson.<p>In the …

Video 4: Your First Pi Project

This is the fourth video in our 2013 five-part series Get Started With Pi for Raspberry Pi 2..<p><b>Using External Controls and your Pi</b><p>Although this …

10 Ins'Pi'ring Raspberry Pi Projects

No matter the level of your nerdism, there’s a Pi-based project for everyone out there. We've trawled through the mountain of makers to find you 10 …

Fantastic cookbook of extremely inexpensive meals

Good and Cheap is a free/donation-based ebook filled with recipes geared toward helping you eat on $4 a day — which is the average amount SNAP (food …

A Nicely Designed Stereo Tube Amp

Most of the work that [Ron] has done in the past with vacuum tubes and solid state electronics has been repair. At 59 years old, he finally put …

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Woodworking

Should You Be Sipping Aloe Vera Juice This Summer?

Those prone to sunburn are no strangers to the healing properties of aloe vera. After all, the soothing succulent has been used to treat inflamed …

How To Make A Homemade Sugar Scrub with Calendula - Herbal Academy

Over the last 8-10 years, I’ve become more focused on living a healthier lifestyle and raising my kids with that mindset as well. Because of this …

10 Maya Angelou Quotes That'll Make You Love Life and Get Sh*t Done

Inspiration straight from a legend<p>Maya Angelou, the renowned poet and author, passed away this morning at age 86. Celebrate her life and honor her legacy with these 10 motivational quotes—they're guaranteed to stir up feelings of determination, pride, and compassion.<p>"Success is liking yourself, …

15 Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied

15 Healthy High-Fiber Foods That Make You Feel Full and Satisfied<p>Fill up (and not out) with these good-for-you, high-fiber foods<p>We’re about to totally bust through the notion that healthy foods can’t be filling. You see, naturally high-fiber foods are key when it comes to getting your nutrients <i>and</i> …

Top 49 Tools For The Internet of Things

<i>On 07.14.14, In Cloud Computing, by William Toll</i><p>Everyone’s talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), but for a long time many weren’t quite sure …

Internet of Things

How to Find Fulfilling Work

<i>“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,”</i> wrote Dostoevsky, <i>“all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.”</i> Indeed, the quest to avoid work and make a living of doing …

9 Minutes a Day is the Magic Number for Better Personal Branding

Professionals know it's important to promote yourself to step up the corporate ladder. But if you think you don't have the time for that, think …

Benefits of Yoga: It Boosts Your Career!

Previous research has shown that regular aerobic exercise—even walking—can boost your brain’s performance. But unlike the benefits of aerobic exercise, which take a while to kick in, yoga has a pretty immediate effect on your mind—so you’ll feel it just 30 minutes after you say “Namaste,” says …

How to Defrost Meat in Just 5 Minutes

How does this work? Metal conducts heat, and aluminum in particular is a great conductor of ambient heat—which is actually enough to thaw a steak quickly. The weight from the water also presses the metal on top of the meat, increasing its surface area so it can conduct more heat from the air—all of …

This Selfie Toaster Can Burn Your Portrait Onto Your Morning Toast

Want further evidence of how far the concept of a “selfie” has spread in our culture? Look no further than this wacky Selfie Toaster by the Vermont …

Weightloss tips

8 Habits that are Messing with Your Metabolism<p>A few little tweaks can help you max out your calorie burn<p>You exercise, and you try to eat right. But unfortunately you may still be slowing down your calorie burn—and your weight-loss efforts—without even realizing it. Lauren Slayton, M.S., R.D., …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Weight-Loss Success Story: Kathleen Ross Lost 229 pounds

"Working out never interested me," says Kathleen, who’s 5'10". So by 2005—the same year that Kathleen gave birth to her son—her weight had climbed to 409 pounds.<p><b>The Change</b><br>As her son grew, Kathleen realized her size was becoming a physical barrier for her. "He was always moving, and I couldn't keep …

How Long Should It Take to See Muscle Definition?

<b>The answer:</b> Depending on how often you exercise and the intensity of your workouts, give it between four to eight weeks for your muscles to get ripped, says Kawamoto. While that seems like a long time, there are other signs that show your exercise routine is working—like climbing a flight of stairs …