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Raspberry Pi and Arduino Home Automation

Everybody knows that good things happen when you pair a Raspberry Pi with an Arduino, which includes everything from a Star Trek-like tricorder to a kegerator interface. One Instructables user (Electronichamsters) decided to take the boards and design an extensive home automation platform that’s …

The latest in rocket mass heaters: Permaculture pundit Paul Wheaton on sustainable heating

<b>The so-called 'bad boy of permaculture' advocates for rocket mass heaters as the most sustainable and cleanest method of heating our homes.</b><p>Unless …

DIY Witch’s Apothecary Bottles

These little spooky apothecary bottles are such a clever use of materials! Collect up your old spice tins and empty pill bottles to make these totally rad Halloween props. Just add some hot glue details, paint, cork, moss and bark– and you’ve got instant antique containers. This is definitely a …

Make Your Own Nut Milk and Butters With This Visual Guide

Nut milks and butters are great as dairy alternatives, but are expensive in the stores. Making these foods at home is easy. This chart gives you all …

Food

Making Crispy Traditional Pickles Like a (c)Rockstar

<i>Note: Recipe shows batch of 30 lbs pickling cucumbers. Small batch recipe is included at the end.</i><p>Choose cucumbers that are young and still have their bumps and ridges. They should be very firm, and the sooner you can begin fermenting after they have been picked from the vine, the crisper your …

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: Maxims of Baltasar Gracián | The Art of Manliness

Back when I was in high school, a mentor of mine gave me a copy of a small book that I’ve read and re-read several times over the years. <i>The</i> <i>Art of</i> …

Krav Maga: A Primer on the Martial Art of the Israeli Defense Forces | The Art of Manliness

I can’t remember how I first heard about Krav Maga, but I do remember being immediately intrigued. All martial arts have an appeal to most men and …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

10 safe sunscreens for the whole family this summer

While other rates of cancer are decreasing, melanoma (skin cancer) is on the rise, with more than 2 million Americans developing skin cancer each …

Bake the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies by Knowing What to Tweak

Some like their chocolate chip cookies soft and chewy. Others prefer it a little crispier. No matter what your cookie preference is, a simple …

The Noguchi Filing System Keeps Paper Documents Organized On Its Own

As much as many of us would love to go paperless, it's just not possible for everyone. For those of us still struggling with paper files, the Noguchi …

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 …

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw + Basic Chainsaw Maintenance | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Uncle Buzz Surwilo.</i><p>With that under your belt and a brand new saw sitting in your garage, you’re probably …

Trigger Point Release For Beginners | The Art of Manliness

We can’t all afford a personal masseuse or athletic trainer to regularly rub out the kinks, soreness, and tight spots in our muscles. But there is a …

What App Permissions Mean in Plain English

When you're eagerly installing the latest must-have disappearing photo app or addictive puzzle game, how much time are you likely to spend reading …

Apps

Convert any desk into stand-up workstation with this affordable add-on (Video)

TreeHugger's Lloyd has written extensively about the benefits of standing desks; for Mike, it changed his life -- less repetitive strain, and even …

Bio-digital, interactive Urban Algae Canopy produces a small forest's worth of oxygen (Video)

Can biology and architecture come together to create new and compelling forms and functions? We've seen concepts before like biomemetic architecture, …

Make Foolproof Fried Chicken by Precooking It Before Frying

Here's our goal for fried chicken: A crispy, golden brown outside and a juicy, fully cooked-through inside. And here's our strategy: Precook the …

A Gear Geek's Guide To Ultralight Backpacking

Taking weight off your back is a good thing, but not at the expense of comfort, capability or preparedness. Here's how to ultralight backpack in …

The Science of Losing Belly Fat

A quick internet search will yield countless claims of ways to remove the unwanted fat from around your mid-section. From over-hyped diet pills …

Is there a renewable energy secret in your cup of coffee?

If you have heard the word "torrefaction," you probably heard it in connection with your cup of coffee, especially since coffee roaster La Colombe …

Don't throw away your juice pulp

From clever ways to stop an avocado from browning to the most efficient way to cook pasta, CHOW videos can be a great source of frugal foodie …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

How to Wax Your Own Clothing and Gear | The Art of Manliness

Before the development of synthetic fabrics with their built-in water-resistant properties, men had to waterproof their clothing and gear from …

9 Rules for Starting Your Own Farm | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Forrest Pritchard, farmer and author of</i> Gaining Ground.<p>You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not …

Yes, That’s a Tampon in My Mouth: The Swiss Army Survival Tampon -- 10 Survival Uses | The Art of Manliness

Do me a favor for the next five minutes. Try to forget everything you know about tampons. I know, it’s hard. But pretend that this is the first time …

How to Make Small Talk with Strangers: My 21-Day Experiment | The Art of Manliness

One of the more unexpected changes I discovered upon becoming a parent is how much more you end up talking with strangers. This is in part because …

Fallon Arm Wrestles Channing Tatum, Who's Now Going by "Dick Tugnuts"

Professional gigolo and miracle of modern science Channing Tatum appeared on the <i>Tonight Show</i> Friday night, and, like many pretenders before him, …

How to Slack Off at Work (and Not Get Caught)

We're all for productivity, but some days you just need to find a way to de-stress and relax a little bit. Unfortunately, goofing off at work makes …