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12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically.<p>That’s because it’s really good, and offers a …

Funny Pictures – August 8, 2017

She might want to get a second opinion. <br>viaYep. <br>viaEhhhrm… I think I’ll have mojito, please. <br>viaThe love of a mother. <br>viaBlame that guy. <br>viaThor: …

Parenting

How to Overcome The 6 Most Toxic Employee Behaviors

Identify, prevent, and get rid of the most toxic of workplace behaviors forever.<p>The old adage that <i>“People are hired for their talents and fired for their behavior”</i> is true. People often fail at work by exhibiting patterns of behavior that are toxic to the organization. The following six varieties …

Human Resources

Ancient Ruins in America Photos

When you think of ancient ruins, your thoughts might wander to the Colosseum in Rome, the Egyptian pyramids of Giza, or the Great Wall of China. After all, these architectural masterpieces were erected in destinations that were once home to massive civilizations thousands of years ago. You might …

The Russian Photographer Who Shoots Dreamlike Portraits with Real Animals

Moscow-based photographer Olga Barantseva has built quite an oeuvre of mesmerizing imagery consisting of models posing with animals such as bears, …

New York City

Get all the training needed to be an employed programmer in 2017 — for only $59

HTML and CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails… popular, well-respected web technologies are everywhere. And these days, you need to learn not only how each of these popular languages, programs and applications work, but how they all work together.<p>To put you on the right career track, we …

Don't Give Up on Eggnog Until You Try George Washington's Recipe

Don't buy the stuff from the grocery store. Drink like our founding fathers would have.<p>For a few short days every year, it is perfectly acceptable to drink creamy, booze-laced punch from a dainty cup. Especially if it's a version of the creamy, booze-laced punch George Washington used to serve over …

Eggnog

8 Productivity Hacks for the World's Worst Procrastinators

Finding it hard to stay focused? These strategies will help you get more out of your day.<p>Procrastination can strike virtually anyone in any context. And it can take several forms: You might avoid work entirely, deliberate so much over work decisions that you don't actually get anything done, feel …

Procrastination

Run Android Apps Under Windows

Back in March, 2016, I asked, “Is Desktop Software Dying?” The short answer is “yes.” Most new software is released first for mobile platforms these …

Apps

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware

16 Best Diet Foods Proven to Help Weight Loss

Best Diet Foods for Weight Loss<p>So you need to start eating the best diet foods so that you can lose-weight-fast?<p>Life would be great if there were a …

Start Your Morning With These Quick and Easy Raw Buddha Bowls

Health and wellness are high on our list of priorities. We love energizing nutritional vegan recipes and even consulted an expert to show us how to kickstart a raw and healthy lifestyle. But it’s never too late to get back on the health kick so we have two simple and quick raw recipes for you: a …

Vegan

7 YouTube Workouts You Can Do Without Leaving Your Bed

Some mornings you just can’t drag yourself out of bed when that 7am workout alarm goes off. Maybe you were out later than planned on a fun first date, lost track of time following bloggers on Snapchat or spent the night researching how to land your dream job. Whatever the reason for feeling like a …

Exercise

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and, obviously, that means grilling burgers. Believe us, we'll throw just about <i>anything</i> that's edible over the flames, but the joy of biting into the rosy, juicy insides of a well-charred hunk of beef jammed between bread has established the burger in its deserved …

Cooking

30+ Horror Movies That Are So Scary, You Just Can’t Watch Them Alone

Be brave, they say. Don't be afraid, they say. <i>Darr ke aage jeet hai,</i> they say.<p>But then, sometimes <i>getting frightened</i> is so much fun! Nights-out are …

Horror

Small Space Gardening: A Kit to Grow Windowsill Herbs

Inspired by their life in a tiny apartment, Chicago-based designers Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows devised a space-saving way to grow herbs—without a …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Programming

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPÉTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …

Seafood

Obama won't support anti-encryption bill, report says

The legislation would be a blow to tech companies' attempt to strengthen privacy, but it seems lawmakers backing it are missing a key ally.<p>It's been a good week for encryption supporters, and Barack Obama is partly to thank.<p>The White House won't publicly support proposed legislation that would …

Privacy
Russia

This double-chocolate espresso cookie recipe is a must-make for any chocolate lover

When you're craving a little — or a lot — of chocolate, it's hard to turn down a double-chocolate espresso walnut cookie from Julienne in San Marino. The cookie recipe, which combines melted semisweet chocolate with chunks of bittersweet chocolate folded in at the last minute, makes for a cookie …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

7 Chrome shortcuts you should start using right away

Get ready to jump from novice to power user in seven easy steps. You won't believe how much time these shortcuts will save you.<p>Whether you've been using Google Chrome for years or you just switched from, say, Firefox or Internet Explorer, there are some shortcuts you should know.<p>Many involve using …

Google

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Healthy Eating

This Opera Singer Kills It With Her Cover Of AC/DC’s ‘Highway To Hell’

Brian Johnson might be out of commission as frontman for AC/DC, but it would seem they have plenty of options for a backup. Take Cristina Ramos for example, a contestant on <i>Spain’s Got Talent</i>. She kicks off her performance with a splendid operatic number that would likely impress at any high school …

Opera

If You've Never Made Hummingbird Cake, You're Missing Out

This Southern classic is just what your Easter feast needs.<p>A Southern dessert staple, Hummingbird Cake takes its name from the fact that it tastes so good, you'll hum when you eat it. How can you resist that? Hummingbird Cake is a dense cinnamon-spiced dessert made with ripe bananas and crushed …

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

You can’t do it all, so try Oliver Burkeman’s tips to reclaim your time and your sanity<p>Secret office diaries<p>Inside the UK’s wackiest offices<p>People with stressful jobs track their heart rates<p>Meet the man with 20 jobs<p>Tim Dowling’s office buzzword quiz<p>Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If …

Time Management

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for | Starts at 60

We love simple recipes here at Starts at 60, and this three ingredient cake really takes the… well, cake!<p>People all around the world are loving the …

Dessert