Zackary Batten

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This Ingenious Way Of Messing With Your Cat Is Captivating The Internet

Did you know: If you mark out a square on the floor in tape, string, or whatever you have on hand, chances are your cat will go sit in it. It’s true! It seems like every few years the internet “re-discovers” this phenomenon, and every time it does it pulls in a few more incredulous cat owners.<p>This …

Pets

7 Things Great Bosses Tell Their Employees Every Single Day

Leaders have the power to get their people super motivated--or not.<p>Ever wondered what the best bosses whisper to their employees to get them motivated and glad to be working every single day? Here's your chance to find out.<p>1. "I trust you."<p>These three words tell your employees that you believe in …

Employment

This Is the Top Grilled Cheese Recipe on Pinterest Right Now

Is there anything in the world more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich? After all, any grilled cheese recipe requires the three most important …

6 Things Most Young Leaders Fail to Realize Before It's Too Late

Young leaders have their work cut out for them. These six recommendations will help them achieve success in business in today's fast-paced world.<p>At a recent speaking engagement, a member of the audience asked me what leadership advice I would give myself when I first began my career. While I …

Leadership

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things

These are sure-fire ways to build your professional relationships and increase your tribe fast.<p>If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>…

Happiness

7 Things You Should Always Be Able to Say About Yourself

Don't try to be perfect, just try to be better than you were yesterday.<p>There are elements within ourselves that can either sabotage our success or lead us to greatness. In my new upcoming book, <b>The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness,</b> I speak about seven characteristics that can …

Leadership

Young Architect Guide: 5 Techniques to Improve Your Sketching

Bob Borson is creator of the famous Life of an Architect blog, a Texas-based architect at Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and an indispensable guide to professional practice. We are pleased to present a selection of his posts on Architizer, each one providing amazing insight into the complex …

Sketching

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

Cameras

How to Build a Plywood Toy Storage Box with Wheels

We've had a great week sharing our Plywood Pretty projects with you — be sure to share yours here and check out all our new plywood projects here — …

Surviv-All Outdoor Knife | Popular Mechanics Shop

• 440 stainless steel, drop point blade<br>• Rubber handle w/ pommel on the bottom<br>• Knife sharpener on rear of sheath<br>• Fire starter on sheath<br>• Rubber handle for easy, controlled grip

How to Kick Open a Door

“Wear long pants, not shorts — you might get splinters,” says Mike McDaniel, who kicked open dozens of doors during his 24 years at the Drug Enforcement Administration. A successful breach requires the wooden door frame to break apart on impact. Pay close attention to sound. If your foot striking …

Simple, Humane PVC Mousetrap

We’ve covered the clever and easy-to-make humane mouse traps of Chris Notap before. Chris loves engineering these traps. Former <i>Make:</i> editor-in-chief and <i>Boing Boing</i> founder, Mark Frauenfelder has dubbed Chris a “recreational trapper.”<p>For the trap featured in this video, Chris used little more than …

For Better Garlic Bread, Add Cheese and Use the Entire Loaf

A little effort goes a long way. In the case of garlic bread, there’s nothing wrong with spreading butter on bread, topping it with minced garlic and …

By Far the Best and Fastest Way to Hard-Boil Eggs

I'm a new Instant Pot user and have avoided cooking eggs for months out of fear they would explode (I've seen some gnarly photos on the Instant Pot Facebook Community). When I searched online for "How to cook eggs in an Instant Pot," I was met with disaster photos and inconsistent instructions from …

Eggs

Where to find the best summery bowl meals in your city

Healthy Eating

Classic chocolate brownies - delicious. magazine

INGREDIENTS<p>250g unsalted butter (we like Président)<br>• 300g dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa solids), broken into pieces<br>• 400g caster sugar<br>• ½ tsp sea salt …

Dessert

Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus, Peas, and Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Noodles with Asparagus, Peas, and Basil Vinaigrette is the perfect spring meal. It is light, refreshing, and super simple to make.I was in …

Meal Prep: 5 Healthy Recipes To Get You Through The Week

Get to it!<p><i>Every week we bring you Meal Prep to help you lay out healthy weekly meals. Do your shopping, spend a few hours cooking on the weekend, and enjoy the fruits of your labor all week long. A lot of thought goes into curating them, ensuring there’s a good balance of nutrition and delicious</i> …

11 basic meals you should know by the time you're 25

There are a lot of pros to learning how to cook. It’ll save you money, help you eat healthier, and prevent you from sifting through your roommate’s …

This Unexpected Ingredient Makes the Prettiest Easter Eggs

We can't get enough marble. Marble countertops? Yes! Marble cheese boards? Gimme! Marble canisters! We'll take three. Heck, we even swoon over colors …

8 Domino's pizza hacks you need in your life

Cheaper pizza? Better taste? YES<p>If getting a Domino's isn't currently in your weekend plans, it will be after you read these nine incredibly useful hacks for making your pizza the best it can be. You're welcome.<p>1. Get 85% more pizza with a large rather than two personal pizzas<p>If you're going on the …

Dark Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Today, I present you a silky dark chocolate ganache that has many uses. It can be creamed to use as an icing or filling, or just poured over any cake …

9 Best Backpacking Recipes

French Toast with Pineapple Berry Syrup<p>High-quality powdered eggs and milk make a big difference when it comes to good French toast in the …

Breakfast

Tiramisu Crepes – Easy Italian Recipe

Delicious crepes, filled with Mascarpone cheese and lace up with vanilla and a touch of coffee liqueur, make for a mouthwatering treat. It’s unique …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Best Bites: Ham and cheese scones

<i>Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your never-ending craving for food content through quick, beautiful videos for the at-home foodie. Check back on Tuesdays and Thursdays for new episodes!</i><p>Easter is right around the corner, so it's the perfect time to start …

Breakfast

Fermented Carrot Cake Oats [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Gluten-Free