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2015 Could be the Year for Mental Health Reform

Not since the 1960s has the U.S. Congress seriously considered the issue of mental health. In 1963, it passed President Kennedy's Community Mental Health Act, and a few years later, Medicare and Medicaid designated funding for the community services mentioned in the bill.<p>Now, nearly 50 years later, …

Cedar Rocker Recliner

I rescued this chair base from the neighbors trash, and put together this indoor outdoor cedar chair. I added a few features like the burned in Bar …

Woodworking

Tablesawn Circles

It's easy to cut perfectly round tabletops of almost any size on your tablesaw. All it takes is a simple jig (<b>Fig A</b>)<br>and careful setup. With this …

Woodworking

Mobjack_Bay

Mobjack Bay<p>Recommended paddler size: 105-180lbs / 46-82kg<p>reassuring stability. Her "Swede form" hull has a fine entry to slice through chop, and …

Sailing

Building a Traditional Kayak with Polyester Skin and Plywood

Maker Trevor Akin has been building boats for himself for years. Now with the “Kidyak” he’s built a child-sized, skin-on-frame kayak for his daughter. This is a sturdy, light, inexpensive and relatively easy to build kid version of a traditional Arctic kayak like those used in Western Greenland.<p>He …

5 Table Saw Jigs Every Woodworker Should Have

I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools. It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the …

Woodworking
Native Americans

How Gay Marriage Is Like Legalizing Pot

Marijuana will be legal much sooner than people think.<p>I am working at updating my references to popular culture in an effort to minimize the number of blank stares I engender from audiences that include many people much younger than myself. This effort seems especially appropriate for the subject …

LGBTQ

How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election

Google has the ability to drive millions of votes to a candidate with no one the wiser.<p>America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few other obscure researchers—would know how this was …

SEO

SITE C DAM: Two First Nations will suffer if old-growth forest are cleared — lawyer

Treaty 8 wants stop-work order for the clearing of the equivalent of 4,500 truckloads of timber along the south bank of the Peace River.read more

First Nations

A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

Cell phone radiation can increase brain cancer risk by 500%, research shows

In the tech age, people who do not own a cell phone are assumed to be either Amish or deaf. Rarely using or not owning a cell phone may have its own …

Polarmond sleep system rolls three camping essentials into a warm personal cocoon

The primary component of the All-In-One sleep system is what Polarmond calls the sleep shell. This unit blends the features and functions of a …

Backpacking

How to hack creativity

People tend to over-romanticise creativity as if it’s some kind of magical power that you can’t control and it can strike you whenever it feels like. Well, that’s the same as saying your muscles just somehow contract  — unexpectedly.<p>On a scientific level, creativity is all about brain …

Creativity

How To Calm Your Monkey Mind and Get Things Done

Comedian Drew Carey outsourced the development of his productivity strategy to David Allen, author of the cult classic, Getting Things Done: The Art …

Time Management

One of the racial minorities most likely to be killed by police is also the most overlooked

Ma-hi-vist Goodblanket. Corey Kanosh. Allen Locke. Paul Castaway. Sarah Lee Circle Bear. Do any of these names sound familiar? Those are just some of the names of Native Americans who recently lost their lives upon encountering police.<p>Case in point: On July 12, Denver police fatally shot …

Justice

Oct 31, "Snow White"

'Snow White is a ~16' version of Sea Angler from svensen's free wooden boat plans.It was modified from a cabin cruiser to a center console fishing …

Snow White

Unlocking Maori identity: keeping New Zealand’s indigenous people out of jail

A new program is tackling a sober reality for NZ’s Maori, who make up 15% of the country’s population but half of those behind bars<p>For the most part Te Ao Mārama looks just like the other low to medium security units at Waikeria prison. Sixty cells surround a central yard on three sides. On the …

Sian Williams: how to rewire your brain to avoid decline

The former BBC News presenter Sian Williams explores new research showing that simple lifestyle changes can help reverse mental decline<p>I’m at the University of Cambridge, having a panic attack. I can’t breathe, my head’s spinning, my heart’s going like the clappers and there’s a psychiatrist …

Humanity

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

Woodworking

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

<b>What You'll Need</b><p>wood<p>vinegar<p>steel wool<p>rubber gloves<p>mason jar<p>sandpaper<p>black tea<p>cooking pot<p>paint brushes<p>clean cloths<p>paste wax<p>baking soda<p>bucket<p>wooden …

5 Great Beginner Blues Guitar Lessons

Los Angeles-based guitarist and instructor Keith Wyatt has been teaching students since 1978, serving time as the Vice President of Programs for many …

Guitar

10 Mobile Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp

These apps will get that old gray matter pumping and amp up your mental abilities.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

20 Funny Things Everyone Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

What does being “smart” look like to you?<p>Hanging out at the library, nose buried in books? Staying up late into the night programming the next killer …

Robert Scoble

Noam Chomsky: Austerity is just class war

The celebrated philosopher and linguist weighs in on Greece’s debt problems and Europe’s egregious response<p>As Greece defaults and faces a referendum this Sunday on a new bailout package, watch Noam Chomsky on Europe’s "savage response" to the pushback against austerity demands. He spoke to …