Matthew Kennedy

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Joel Lockridge is an Alabama Maker of wooden writing wonders

<b>Bourbon and Bog Oak Pens</b><p><b>The Maker:</b> <b>Joel Lockridge</b><p>Joel Lockridge loves wood that tells a good story. And the master woodworker shares that passion for …

Making Mallets as Shop Buddy Gifts

I was first introduced to the idea of making mallets as gifts for your maker buddies from the amazing April Wilkerson. April was given one by fellow YouTuber Ty Moser and thought it was such a cool and thoughtful gift that she decided to make her own batch of mallets to give out to some of her …

Woodworking

The Original Nissan GT-R Is As High-Strung And Wonderful As You've Always Dreamed

The original Hakosuka Skyline GT-R is among the most beautiful, charming automobiles ever made, one of Japan’s first world-class performance cars. …

Nissan GT-R

7 High-Protein Breakfasts Ready in 5 Minutes or Less

If there's one meal of the day that really needs to be quick, it's breakfast. While 15 or 20 minutes seems relatively quick for, say, a dinner …

Breakfast

6 things to do in Hawaii that you won’t find in any guide books

Desiree Kohan, the veteran trend forecaster and woman behind L.A. boutique Des Kohan, shares with us some of her favourite Hawaiian haunts.<p><i>This</i> …

Guide Books

Simple Living! The Slate Cabin By Trias

Architecture comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and while we have seen plenty of large and luxurious, today is different. Today we get a look at …

Simple Living

Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller

Lotions. Sprays. Wristbands. There's all kinds of individual mosquito repellants out there, but the Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller shields …

Camping

The magic recipe that caused hippies to fall in love with the incredible, enduring Volkswagen van

Only a handful of cars have ever managed to be considered both cute and cool at the same time. Fewer still acquire the kind of status that makes them sought-after collectors’ pieces in old age. Volkswagen’s original camper van has been firmly in this category for some time, and its position …

Branding

#VanLife Realities Instagram Doesn't Show You

Lusting for #VanLife? Consider the rougher side of life on the road.<p><b>Scrolling square after square has you craving the lifestyle.</b> You see …

RVs

The happiest campers

Reclaimed wood, stained glass, pretty tiles… Handcrafted conversions are giving old vans a new life<p>Old removal vans don’t conjure up a vision of happy holidays. Yet increasingly these vehicles are being lovingly converted and handcrafted into camper vans that are used both for rent and as permanent …

Campers

How Thru-Hiking Ruined My Life

Earlier this month, after only four months of employment, I quit the first full-time job I’ve had since through-hiking the Appalachian Trail last …

13 moments you’ll experience on your first RV trip

THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT living life on four wheels. Even when you have a kitchen, a bedroom, cable TV — things feel different when nature is right …

12 Family-Friendly Podcasts For Those Summer Road Trips

If you’re like us during a road trip, you want your kids to look up from their iPads every once in a while to look out the freaking windows. After …

Kids

Wall Framing Guide Explains What's Behind Your Drywall

When you are undertaking huge home remodeling projects, it is almost impossible to avoid dealing with wall moving, demolition, and construction. …

Children whose parents spend time on mobile devices have more behavior issues

The question<p>Scanning text messages or checking news or sports alerts on a cellphone is common in today’s world. If parents do this while interacting with their children, might it affect the children’s behavior?<p>This study<p>The study involved 170 two-parent families with at least one child older than 1 …

Mobile Devices

The Tie-Free Father’s Day Gift Guide — 20 Perfect Things For Dad

GrowlerWerks UKeg 64 Oz.<p><b>For the Craft-Brew Dad</b><p>Beer keeps cold and fresh for weeks in this stainless steel vessel. Function and form are held at its …

11 Books Every Dad Will Love This Father's Day

Are you scratching your head because you aren't sure what to buy your dad for Father's Day? No fear! We rounded up the 11 books that are sure to put a smile on his face and solidify your position as FCF (favorite child forever). From bone-chilling suspense to touching memoirs that will induce …

Thrill To The Last Air-Cooled Car Volkswagen Ever Designed

Air-cooling was a hallmark of Volkswagen since it began in the late 1930s. Throughout most of the 20th century, VW was motoring free from the cruel, …

Engines

Dilapidated 1800s dairy barn resurrected into a stunning home in Wyoming

Architecture firm JLF Architects has breathed new life into a dilapidated 1800s dairy barn by transforming it into a stunning new home. “The …

My father taught me the value of sharing in a child’s struggles

My father danced up the street on his way back home, triumphantly waving a slip of paper high in the air: That is how I received the news that I had gotten a D in college physics.<p>As a commuter college student in Brooklyn in the 1960s with dreams of becoming a doctor, working hard was my passport to …

This Huevos Rancheros Sandwich And Mexican Coffee Recipe Is the Key to a Good Morning

Perfecto.<p>Ingredients<p>Mexican-Style Simple Syrup<p>3/4 c. Piloncillo sugar (or brown sugar)<p>1/2 c. Water<p>1/2 c. whole cloves<p>peel of one orange<p>4 cinnamon sticks<p>1 tbsp. chopped raw almonds<p>Sandwich<p>soft sandwich roll, toasted<p>1/4 c. refried beans<p>2 tsp. Olive oil<p>1/2 tsp. chili powder<p>Fried Egg<p>1/4 Sliced avocado<p>2 …

Here's How Steve Jobs and Tim Cook (Plus 10 Other CEOs) Responded to Customer Complaint Emails

Got a customer problem? Let the CEO know. It works more often than you'd think.<p>Recently, I bought an electric lawnmower at the local big-box store. Unfortunately, it was dead on arrival, and let's just say I wasn't blown away by the manufacturer's customer service department. So, after a few hours …

Tim Cook

BlackBerry KEYone hits Amazon and Best Buy on May 31st

BlackBerry and TCL have teased the KEYone for nearly half a year, and now Americans can <i>finally</i> see what all the fuss is about without jumping through hoops. The two have revealed that unlocked, US-friendly variants of the Android-powered BlackBerry will be available at both Amazon and Best Buy on …

IBM retiree built a cord-cutter's paradise on the cheap

The World's Next Coffee Powerhouse Is Not What You Think

On the coffee farms that hug Vietnam’s lush Lang Biang Mountain, there’s not a bearded hipster or Starbucks addict in sight. Rolan Co Lieng, who …

Coffee

Poll: Japan's Favorite First Person Shooters (And Third Person Shooters)

Wonder which shooters folks in Japan like best? Here’s a poll that might shed light on that question.<p>As with the previous polls (here and here), each …

gamehardware

The Advantage Chicago Has Over Silicon Valley

A look at why Silicon Valley is losing its mojo and how Chicago might take over as the center for innovation.<p>The entrepreneurial spirit in Chicago has never been more alive. Over the last 3 to 5 years, there's been a growing buzz in Chicago's technology community. As a Chicago native and tech …

Silicon Valley

The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters<p><b>Charlottesville, VA</b><p>Based in downtown Charlottesville with two additional “coffeebars” and a second storefront location in the …

Coffee