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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

Why You Should Definitely Pan-Sear Steak for a Weeknight Dinner

When we think of steak, we usually associate this big, hearty piece of meat with eating out, or at least, some sort of special occasion. But...why? …

Cooking

Mitch Peacock's Fold-Flat Lap Desk Design

…with integrated pen/pencil storage tube<p>In Part 2 of our recent interview, Chris Schwarz mentioned the importance of not letting a machine's …

An Interview with Christopher Schwarz, Part 1: Learning from the Past to Inform Modern Designs

"Just because people are dead, doesn't mean they're stupid"<p>Christopher Schwarz is an author, builder, columnist, designer, educator, furniture maker, …

Spoon Carving: This Kitchen Workhorse Presents a Surprising & Rewarding Challenge

This kitchen workhorse presents a surprising and rewarding challenge. By Peter Follansbee Pages 38-41 June 2014 Buy the issue here A wooden spoon – …

Woodworking

The Best Books Based in Every State

We’re taking you on a page-by-page book tour of the United States.<p>An extraordinary book has been written about, or set in, every single state in the …

Literature

Do woodworkers still need books?

Hell yeah. I just viewed a video (ironically) in which Mark Spagnuolo, the Wood Whisperer, delivers in his usual engaging manner, an excellent …

Woodworking
College Sports

27 Brilliant Home And Decor Projects You Can Make Yourself

This is not a drill! (But you will need one for these projects.)

DIY Storage Shelves, How to Build a Floating shelf

<b>DIY Storage Shelves,</b> “This do-it-yourself floating shelves project creates a shelf that looks great and seems to float on the wall without support. …

9 indoor cycling sessions

For most, cycling is about the pursuit of fun and fitness in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, modern urban living and bad weather can get in the …

Exercise

Cycling Tips With Rapid Returns

We all want to get better, faster, and leaner, but the work involved can seem overwhelming—unless you take it one step at a time. Here are small changes that add up to big results.<p><b>Strike Oil</b> <br>Oiling your chain at least once a week (at minimum, every 100 miles) will not only make you faster due to …

Yoga

Your Whole Body Tune-Up

Keep these 5 supporting muscles toned for a pain and fatigue-free ride<p>If you're like most cyclists, your legs aren't the first part of your body to call it quits on a long ride. Chances are it's your back, your neck, or even your arms. Use these moves to tune up the supporting muscles, and they …

Muscle

Ride Faster in Three Days Per Week

Can't get out every day? You can still become a better cyclist with just three rides a week.<p>Of all the training programs I've written for hundreds of athletes over the past 25 years, one of my favorite (and simplest) for cyclists of any level is the three-day magic bullet. Whether you're a …

Exercise

Make a "Magic Number" Grid to Blow Kids' Minds

Here's a bit of old-fashioned math fun, requiring just a pen and a piece of paper. Find a kid (or a coworker with nothing better do) whose birthday …

Mathematics

Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak

5 stars based on 31 votes<p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It’s similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more …

The Only 5 Grill Styles You Should Buy

Because heaven help you if you're using gas.<p><b>I just moved my family to a big house in a rural area. So naturally the first thing I want to do is get myself a first-class grill. Money isn't really an object (I have a good job and have been saving for this move). The only problem is that there are a</b> …

BBQ

Pushup Circuit for Strong Shoulders

The circuit works like this: Do each exercise—the pushup, the side pushup to your right, and the side pushup to your left—for 30 seconds, and then move on to the next one. Rest 15 seconds between each exercise. That's one round. Rest one minute, and repeat.<p>"You'll not only ignite muscle growth and …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Five Books You Should Read Before You Turn 30

Someone who saves money for retirement is probably going to be in a better situation come 65 than someone who didn't start saving until they were 45.<p>Here are five books that I think everyone should read before they turn 30. Reading and understanding these will give you an edge, however slight, that …

Self-improvement

How to Become a Millionaire by Age 30

International Sales Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Saying it can be done by the age of 30 seems like a fantasy.<p>It shouldn’t be taboo and it is possible. At the age of 21, I got out of college, broke and in …

Personal Finance