Rey Spencer

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How to: Make a Simple Wooden Smartphone Speaker

Happy Monday, ManMakers! Today, I'm super excited to share an exclusive project with you. It's an excerpt from the new book <b>Build Stuff with Wood</b>, …

No Vise, No Workbench, No Problem: How to Hold Your Woodworking with a Simple Wooden Batten

I'm a lucky guy. My family has allowed me to dedicate half our basement into a dedicated shop space, complete with a custom woodworking bench and a …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

This Is How You Build Organic Brand Loyalty for Your Business

<i>This piece originally appeared on AllBusiness.com.</i><p>Social media is an invaluable tool to help market your brand, but what good is it without a target …

This Smartphone Gun Is One Hell of a Concealed Weapon

This double barrel .380 discretely slips into your pocket as a smartphone, but is ready for action at the flip of a switch.<p>Some of those in the concealed carry crowd are always seeking ways to discretely manage their sidearm so as not to reveal it and alarm the public. Shoulder and hip holsters …

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Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a breathtaking view.<p>Which is why when we saw …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

7 Things Americans Can Learn From The Japanese

If you've ever spent an extended period of time in Japan, you know that life in Japan and life in America are totally different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a thing or two from daily life in Japan. The culture is filled with rich traditions based on …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

16 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health In 2016

Meet your new resolution.<p>New Year's resolutions often focus on improving <i>physical</i> health, but what if you focused on mental health this year?<p>While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care, in part because of the stigma against those facing mental illness, emotional well-being is a …

Norway's fjords by kayak: Stunning Scandinavian landscape photographs - Telegraph

Photo Contest Honors Animals Who Just Can’t Get Their S**t Together

Wild animals -- they're just like us!<p>Wildlife is majestic. Beautiful. Awe-inspiring.<p>Most of the time.<p>Sometimes, though, nature is just plain ridiculous, and luckily for us, we have photographers to prove it.<p>This is the first year of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, a Tanzania-based …

Meditation May Boost Happiness: The New Coloring for the Mind!

The ultimate goal for some of us is happiness. Are you happy yet? Happiness is often contradicted and taken for granted. The science behind what really makes us happy is no surprise with 40 percent of our daily activities making up our happiness levels. People are fascinated by defining what makes …

The 5 Habits That Will Make You Happy, According to Science

So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your <i>brain</i> happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy …