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Research shows you need these 5 things to be happy at work

With unemployment at the lowest it has been since 2008, you might be thinking about changing jobs. But what exactly would make you happier at work? …

Happiness

Aperture Blades Open To Reveal Engagement Ring In This Awesome Lens Inspired DIY Ring Box

California based educator and DIY maker, Matt Chalker, really, really loves his girlfriend. That’s why when he decided to propose to her, he wanted …

Engagement Rings

Hands-on with the Leatherman Tread Wearable Multi-Tool

Nothing can replace a fully-stocked tool box in terms of effectiveness and safety. However, for those on the go or looking always to be prepared, the Leatherman Tread delivers quick, functional and valued support—in bracelet form. With some 10 stainless steel links, the bracelet features 29 …

Wearable Tech

27 Clever DIY Projects That'll Make Drinking Even Better

Sipping on gin... and crafting.

A Look At The Tech That Could Mean We Never Have To Charge Our Phones Again

Technology that can wirelessly power our devices on the go could change our world. Imagine never having to plug in your cell phone again, or technology that continuously keeps your electronic car battery running.<p>According to Energous Corporation, that day is just around the corner. Energous’ WattUp …

Electronics

Raspberry Pi Wifi Router Prank

Introduction: Raspberry Pi Wifi Router Prank<p><b>Introduction</b><p>Do your neighbors leech off your wifi?<p>Got a raspberry pi?<p>We're going to build a wifi router …

College students tap into chemistry of craft beer

<i>This piece originally aired June 16, 2015.</i><p>Beer and college have gone together for a long time, but not like this.<p>Colorado State University is one of …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino

Super Chunky Knitwear Fit for Giants Are Cozy Hand-Knit Blankets for Humans

Doesn't this look cozy? Ukrainian designer Anna Mo creates super chunky, hand-knitted blankets that are perfect for curling up on the couch. And better yet, they're all for sale through her Etsy shop called Ohhio. The large blankets are available in a variety of colors and made with 100% merino …

Crafting

You Have Just Been Poisoned

Etch a secret message on the bottom of a glass!<p>Fans of Patrick McGoohan’s classic BBC spy series <i>The Prisoner</i> will recognize this gimmick from Episode 15, “The Girl Who Was Death.” This is a pint glass with words etched on the bottom (in authentic “Village” font) that appear line by line as the …

New Horizons Probe Watches Pluto’s Tiny Moons Go Round

Solar System

12 Easy Handmade Jewelry Ideas

As you know, we love making our own jewelry. It's fun to buy special pieces from time to time, but handmade jewelry has a certain sentimental value, …

Jewelry

DIY Engagement Ring: Carving a Piece of Wax Into a Lifetime of Happiness

This beautiful work of art was created by a guy named Davos that crafted it by hand for his girlfriend. He wanted to generate an engagement story that could be passed down through the generations. Instead of just going out and buying a standard ring, he decided to make his own.<p>Since both Davos and …

The Coziest Two-Person Sleeping Bag Yet

Thanks to its shoe-style, zipper-free design, this new Backcountry Bed Duo from Sierra Designs packs bed-level comfort for two into a bag that's …