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Mass Timber is in for massive change

<b>We talk a lot about the wonders of wood construction but really, the industry is just getting started.</b><p>Mass Timber is all the rage in the construction …

Woodworking

When Cool Guys Want Luxury Watches and Wrist-Mounted Flamethrowers, This Is Where They Shop

Touch of Modern has carved out a niche for itself as the go-to source for unique lifestyle products for men.<p>It might be a cliche but it's a pretty accurate description of the e-commerce startup Touch of Modern: The third time is the charm.<p>Its four co-founders pivoted twice before settling on the …

Startups

The best projector for a home theater

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>The Sony VPL-HW45ES is the best projector for a dedicated home …

Home Theater

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Happiness

10 Books You Pretend To Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books - but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it's …

Books

The Most Beautiful Drives in America, According to Long-Haul Truckers

Everyone who’s ever piloted a car for very long in this massive country of ours -- and its 4 million-odd miles of roads and highways -- will develop …

Long Haul

Vibes Earplugs Actually Improve the Sound Quality of Loud Music While Protecting Your Ears: $18

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Loud music is part and parcel of live events. But over a certain volume, the noise can actually cause permanent damage to your …

Audiophile

8 Bulletproof Ways to Bootstrap Your Business

It takes remarkably little money to make money, if you're clever and work hard.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The glamorous world of high-flying startups with dizzying valuations is out of reach for most entrepreneurs. Without the right contacts, connections, business …

Entrepreneurship

10 Surprising Places to Get Cheap Home Goods, According to Interior Design Experts

Not including IKEA or Target.<p>Sick of your IKEA bookcase and Target sheets, but don’t quite have the budget to splurge on more expensive furnishings? …

Urban Outfitters

The Role Your Car Plays in Democratizing the Energy Grid

Michael Driver<p>Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.<p>In Brooklyn, New York, locally-made goods are valued commodities. Community businesses are so beloved that they can be awarded a special certification …

Renewable Energy

Add HomeKit-enabled Light Switches from Koogeek to your setup from $34

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Beebo-US and HomeSmart (99% positive feedback) via Amazon is offering 9to5Toys readers a pair of discounts on Koogeek …

5 Stupid Mistakes Smart People Make When Building A Personal Brand | Inc.com

I began building my personal brand ten years ago. It was born from necessity and ambition. At the time, I was a Director of Sales and wanted to get a job as a Vice President of Sales.<p>I realized that the only people who knew how good I was at my job where my boss and my clients. Since those two …

Marketing

Top resume templates: These 3 beautiful resumes will give you the best shot at getting a job in 2017

Perhaps you know what mistakes not to make on a resume, but what <i>should</i> you do to make your experience stand out from the rest? Are there key features …

Employment

This 150-inch projector makes ‘cinema-quality’ images—and it’s cheaper than you think

The price of 4K TVs has plummeted in recent years, but you might want to look at home laser projectors before springing for one.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Laser …

Gig Economy

Want the Home of the Future, on a Budget? Here's How...

You dream of having a smart home the way others dream of having a closet full of designer shoes. The only problem? You're on a budget, and smart home …

Smart Homes

A Study Found Homes Painted These Colors Sell For More Money

What color to paint the different rooms in a home is always a hotly debated topic. Interior designers have their standbys, trends point towards another set of colors, and mood boosting or calming hues dictate their own palette. But Zillow found that homebuyers place a premium on certain colors — …

Real Estate

Vertical Farming Gets Real: Bowery Farming Raises $20M For Its 'Post-Organic' Warehouse Farm

As indoor farming goes from fantasy to reality, Bowery Farming raised $20 million for its “post-organic” vertical farm from a group of investors, including General Catalyst, GGV Capital and GV (formerly Google Ventures), better known for betting on technology than on agriculture.<p>The new financing, …

Aquaponics

Thanks to a solar air heater, it costs $100 to heat this tiny house all winter (Video)

Living in a tiny house can present challenges if you're planning to stay put in a cold, northern climate. At the minimum, you'd have to ensure that …

How to photograph cars like a pro

Want to take great photos of your own car, or fancy ones at motor shows? Follow our tips to help you get the best shots.<p>Do you want to take dramatic photos of the awesome exotic cars you'll find at motor shows? Or perhaps you want to get great shots of your own gorgeous car?<p>Car photography isn't …

Landscape Photography

Tips you learn in 10 mins will be useful for the rest of your life

Education

DIY Countertop Wine Rack - Wilker Do's

The holiday’s are upon us and I was wanting to build a few easy and fun Christmas presents for neighbors, some close friends, and also a white …

These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make Sense

Become instantly smarter with these tricks.

Lego

An Incredibly Helpful List of 71 Free Online Courses and Tutorials

The following infographic features 71 free online courses and tutorials that you haven't tried before. Check it now and take your skills to the next …

Solar Powered 'Farm from a Box': Everything You Need to Run an Off-Grid Farm

Shipping containers already make great micro-homes, but one California-based company is using shipping containers to create micro-farms. Farm from a …

Farming

A controversial tax loophole could cut $25k off Tesla’s Model X

Tesla probably prefers you to think of the Model X as more than just a humble truck, but that classification could save some owners thousands of …

Tesla

Elbee is making wireless earbuds that will be hard to lose

Wireless earbuds are one of those futuristic ideas that can't seem to cross over the consumer technology horizon. Bragi had a very successful Kickstarter last year for its Dash earbuds, which it showed off at CES alongside prototypes from FreeWavz and HearNotes, but has so far only shipped …

Consumer Tech

Introducing ComicBlitz, the Netflix of Comic Books

What was life like before <b>Netflix</b>? Though most of us entirely forgotten the struggles of, say, using a hilariously bulky DVD player or even (gasp) …

Graphic Novels