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How to make water balloon luminaries

Courtesy of CandleTech comes this great idea and inspiration for making water balloon luminaries. I had no idea before this a technique like this …

Superman & Batman Comic Book Boxes

I’ll admit that I was never really into comics, but the rise in <b>comic book crafts</b> has peaked my interest in the last couple of years. I like to go to …

How to Get Your Kids to Do Chores | The Art of Manliness

Every dad wants his children to grow up to be responsible, contributing members of society. But before they head out on their own and make their mark …

Make Paper Maché Candy Bowls

When I was a kid, my family didn’t do a big, at-home Halloween blitz. Now that my own kids are of Halloween-appreciation age, I’m all about giving them the full-on Halloween treatment — from spiderweb wreaths on the front door to a pumpkin runner down our dining room table and custom DIY costumes …

Homemade “Up” Mask from Foam and Fabric

Imgur user CKYKOK shared some great process photos of this impressive mask based on Disney’s “Up.” It’s fascinating to watch foam and fabric transform into a mask that looks exactly like a character from the movie for an amazing costume.<p>If you’ve got a specific costume in mind this year, it might …

A Fried Rice Mash-Up That's Easy to Love

Dirty rice plus fried rice equals one of the tastiest mash-ups we've ever had.<p>Dirty rice is great. Fried rice is grand. It was only a matter of time before these two crazy kids got together and made magic. We're loving this funky, spicy mash-up—may the two never part.<p>Get the recipe: Dirty Fried Rice

Mashups

Mind Tricks to Get What You Want

They won't even see it coming.<p>*<p>Hospital food has almost as bad a reputation as airplane food, and in some cases, for very good reason.<p>*<p>Caroline …

Rhode Island

When parents argue, kids fight to stay in control - Futurity

When children see their parents being verbally or physically aggressive with each other, they may find it a struggle to stay in control of their …

Physiology

Discarded Tree Trunk Coat Rack

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How to Motivate Students to Work Harder

In an era of rising academic standards, more kids than ever will struggle and fail. But research suggests new ways to help them thrive in the face of adversity.<p>Over the past five years, more than $200 million has gone toward launching the new Common Core standards, with the goal of closing …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

My toddler struggled to buckle the straps on her high chair. "Almost," she muttered as she tried again and again. "Almost," I agreed, trying not to hover. When she got it, I exclaimed, "You did it! It was hard, but you kept trying, and you did it. I'm so proud of you."<p>The way I praised her effort …

Self-improvement

When to Save As What - Photoshop file formats explained

When it comes to editing your photos, Photoshop might already seem complex enough. But have you ever given any deeper thought as to which file format …

Tutorials

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 …

15 Tasty Tomato Recipes for Summer

15 easy dishes to show off peak flavor.<p>Delicious and packed with healthy antioxidants, fresh tomatoes are at their peak in late summer. Whether they're stewed, grilled, or baked in a tart, here are 15 new ways to try them.

The 16 Best Western Movies | The Art of Manliness

Few figures in history have had as powerful an impact on American masculinity as the cowboy. For over a century, the cowboy has — for better or for …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

32 Fun DIY Backyard Games To Play (for kids & adults!)

I’m looking forward to summer so much this year, I’ve already gone on a hunt for some of the best backyard games and activities for kids… AND adults! …

Board Games

44 Creative Ways to Repurpose & Reuse Old Stuff

We all have stuff that no longer serves any purpose around the house, but we still have trouble getting rid of it. Either it’s “still OK”, or “might …

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List For Bored Kids

Even if your kids aren't going on vacation or off to summer camp, you can still ensure they'll have the best summer ever.

Kids

31 Things That Will Make Camping With Your Kids So Much Easier

You need more than just s'mores.

17 of the Greatest Camera Hacks of All Time

We recently took a look at some of the best camera hacks that will save you tons of money. Today we’ve decided to turn things up a notch and progress …

Chinese Noodles 101: The Chinese Egg Noodle Style Guide

From crispy pan-fried noodles to a bowl of wonton noodle soup, fresh Chinese egg noodles are a staple of Chinese restaurants. Just like Italian pasta or ramen, when cooked properly, they should have a firm bite and springy texture, and the wide variation in thickness and springiness makes Chinese …

The Phoblographer's Introduction to the Rule of Thirds (And Breaking It) - The Phoblographer

Many folks have heard of them. A long time ago, we wrote an introduction to the rule of thirds, but it’s been in serious need to a revamp. The Rule …

18 Lessons Richard Kalvar Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>All photographs in this article are copyrighted by Richard Kalvar / Magnum Photos</i><p><b>Richard Kalvar</b> is one of the contemporary masters in street …

Cutting a bottle in half

Many use bottles to add some colour, light and design to a wall here and there. Below are a few examples with links to facebook. Bottles used in …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both …