Srinivas Kesanakurthy

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DIY: Vintage-Looking Mercury Glass Pendant Lights for $25

Call it a domestic aha moment. As the owner of two old houses, I’ve inherited many a vintage glass shade. The originals were attached to brass …

Skin patch speeds healing while reducing scarring

Scientists have struggled to develop a single substance that can both speed up wound healing and reduce the formation of scars. Scar reduction …

Padlet Now Offers an iPad App - 5 Ways You Can Use It With Students

Late last night I checked my email before bed and found a note from Nitesh Goel in Padlet's marketing department, announcing that Padlet has finally …

Artificial blood vessels breath new life into root canal-treated teeth

A root canal can be a literal lifesaver for an infected tooth, but the process does involve cutting off the blood supply, robbing that particular …

Dentistry

Why Do So Many People Claim Social Security at 62?

The most popular age for claiming Social Security is 62. Why do so many people claim this early?<p>Americans who qualify for Social Security retirement …

Yes, you should write a fucking business plan.

Just because you’re a startup, doesn’t mean you won’t need it.<p>I know business plans aren’t in vogue. They’re not popular. Many of the startups that I …

Entrepreneurship

From Zero to Nano

Have you ever wanted to build your own Arduino from scratch? [Pratik Makwana] shares the entire process of designing, building and flashing an …

11 Ways to Cut the Cost of College Tuition

There are lots of smart ways to <i>save</i> for college — including tax-advantaged 529 plans and Coverdell accounts. But the best way to <i>pay less</i> for college …

College & University

How to Give $70,000 for College Without Triggering the Gift Tax

Generous family and friends can take advantage of a special rule for one-time contributions to a 529 college-savings plan.<p><i>How much can I contribute</i> …

Retirement

Etching a PCB In Ten Minutes.

Most circuit boards any maker could need for their projects can be acquired online at modest cost, but what if you need something specific? [Giorgos …

16 Homemade Body Butters for Silky Smooth Skin

There are plenty of good reasons to not be a fan of winter, but our biggest one might just be how dried out our skin gets. Cold wind and dry air wreak havoc on the silky smooth skin we’ve cultivated all summer long. Luckily there’s a solution: body butter. Slathering on a good helping of the stuff …

Woodworking - How to Choose the Right Glue - Quiet Corner

Most woodworking projects require some gluing-up. With the variety of glues on the market, how should you know which one is right for the job? The …

Woodworking

DIY Outdoor Wood Bench

This is a little labor intensive, but the result is beautiful. If you're interested in a bit of a challenge and want to revamp your outdoor space on …

Transform an Ikea Side Table into a Music Visualizer

Hack a $10 Ikea table with LEDs to make a jumbo music visualizer that dances to your tunes!<p>Here’s a table I bought from Ikea and inserted loads of LEDs, electronics, and a microphone into, so I can put it next to the stereo and have a display that reacts and “dances” to the music played. It’s great …

Use Bluetooth to Control Your Light Switch from Your Smartphone

Learn to use Bluetooth wireless to control all kinds of AC devices from your smartphone<p>One big problem with smart light bulbs is that the smarts are in the bulb. They don’t play nice with the light switch on the wall. In fact, you can make most smart light bulb systems unresponsive just by using …

DIY Potting Soil and Soil Blocking Mixes

Photo by Debbie Wolfe<p>You can make potting and soil block mixes easily with a handful of bulk ingredients.<p>When stores have made a lucrative business …

Cardio vascular system multiple choice questions

Q 1. You are evaluating a patient with a wide-complex tachycardia. The patient has a history of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Which …

Our cells each contain a copy of our genome - the instructions for making us. Here you can discover the basics of genetics, from DNA and genes to how we inherit characteristics from our parents.  

Our cells each contain a copy of our genome - the instructions for making us. Here you can discover the basics of genetics, from DNA and genes to how …

Six creative ways to teach genetics

Here’s a collection of ideas and resources for teaching everything from genetic mutation to cloning mice, just in time for Jeans for Genes Day<p>Genetics is often in the news – and always a safe bet to spark fierce debate in the classroom as well as round the dinner table. But how much do your …

Genetics

The six best business lessons from my MBA so far

The autumn semester at Harvard Business School was the most enjoyable, so far, as we could choose our own classes. Here are some key lessons that …

DIY Faux Brass Drawer Fronts

photos by Jared Smith I seriously want to gold foil ALL THE THINGS. It’s a problem. I hope I don’t look back at these years and have the same …

Here's what you're gonna pay in taxes in 2016

Dealing with taxes is a recurring pain, no doubt. But we can lessen the pain by taking steps to be in a better position to deal with them early. (Need the 2015 tax brackets? Go here). By the way, it's <i>not</i> just people who've had to write a fat check on April 15 who should understand this, but also …

Cheap, efficient 3D printed micro turbines could bring energy to remote locations

Dec 7, 2015 | By Alec<p>Could 3D printing save the world? That might not be so silly as it sounds, as a collaboration of innovators featuring Polish 3D …

Wind Power

Meet the DIY chip that could power the smart home of the future | Trusted Reviews

<b>Imagination Technologies, the company that makes the graphics chip for Apple’s iPhones and iPads, has just launched a Kickstarter for its Creator i40</b> …

Print Your Own Circuit Boards At Home

For all the promise of 3-D printing, most machines can only shape plastic, meaning that if you want to build even a simple electronic at home, you’re going to be plugging in the bulky, premade circuits of Arduino boards. And if you’re a real industrial designer with proper resources, you’re going …

Arduino

12 Quiet Rituals of Enormously Successful Humans

<i>May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end.</i><p>The result of …

Levitating Solar Motor

In this tutorial, we will create a magnetically levitated, solar powered electric motor...woah! That is a lot of cool things in one sentence. This …

My amazing DIY solar generator

This silent wonder is perfect for recharging cameras and iPhones without disturbing your campground neighbor.<p>I remember the inspiration for building …

RVs