Stephen Langley

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Is this Mary Magdalene? Forensic reconstruction of a holy relic puts a face to the skull of a Saint

The relic is one of the most precious in all Christendom.<p>It's a blackened skull. A scattering of bones. A bundle of human hair.<p>But these human …

San Marino Is the Least-Visited European Country and It's Absolutely Breathtaking

It's only 23.6 square miles.<p>With distinctive food, architecture and natural wonders, and thanks to decently-priced airfare, it's no wonder Europe was the most-visited continent in 2016.<p>It's for that exact reason that both major cities and the more quaint seaside towns are often <i>flooded</i> with tourists.<p>…

Is this what Jesus’ ‘wife’ looked like?

Ancient action figures: Toy swords unearthed at Roman fort

Military brats of ancient Rome probably played soldier to pass the time.<p>That's according to new evidence from Vindolanda, a fort found just south of Hadrian's Wall.<p>The garrison is located in modern-day Northumberland, England, but 2,000 years ago, it would have been found at the northern edge of …

5 towns to visit in the South of France that will make you feel like Belle

When planning a trip to France, it’s easy to end up going to Paris. It’s obviously not a bad choice, because Paris is one of those super romantic …

Help Me, Tom's Guide: How Do I Pick the Best Phone for Travel?

Lawrence Pinsky is a man of the world, and he recently contacted our Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer with a question befitting of a globetrotter.<p>"Are …

Third Thumb is the 3D-printed prosthesis you didn’t know you needed until now

Want to look like a cyborg from some dystopian sci-fi movie about survivors in a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland? Then you will probably want to …

Mastering Autofocus

It was 1985 when Minolta revolutionized the world of photography with the release of their first autofocus SLR—the Maxxum 7000. With autofocus in its …

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

When trying to understand what different focusing modes are for, it's important to have a basic grasp of exactly what focus is in terms of …

I Like to Lift. Is the Keto Diet a Good Idea for Me?

The keto diet sounds stellar in theory: By optimizing your diet you can reprogram your body so its metabolism burns primarily fat—known as …

What you need to know when considering a smart lock for your home

There are some incredible benefits to home automation, but when it comes to securing your home, it's important to not simply buy the cheapest thing …

How to connect incompatible accessories to HomeKit using Homebridge

The prerequisites<p>Make sure you have <b>Xcode</b> installed on your Mac. It's free in the Mac App Store — here's a link to download it.<p><b>Download and install</b> …

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 …

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The Pirate Women Who Made Blackbeard Look Like a Joke

A new book reveals the untold history of the ruthless female pirates who terrorized the seven seas.<p>If you're into pirates, you've probably heard of Mary Read and Anne Bonny. The two ruthless corsairs were part of Calico Jack Rackam's crew during the Golden Age of Piracy, a roughly 80-year span from …

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …

Control your home with a gorgeous wooden remote

If you're looking for an attractive way to control your smart home, this minimalist, carved-wood multipurpose remote might fit the bill. It's called the Turn Touch, and it's pulled in almost twice the Kickstarter funding requested. The project has almost reached its first stretch goal to add IFTTT …

Think you missed the boat on smart home technology? Here’s how to get started inexpensively.

Smart home technology has become a buzzword in the real estate market.<p>For several years, the number of products that control elements of your home has exponentially increased. From all-in-one devices that control just about everything to products that increase efficiency and save money, many …

How to Scribe Wood to Stone, Build a Space-Efficient Exercise Machine, Build 62 Frames in Two Days & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Homemade Gym in a Cabinet</b><p>Izzy Swan builds a space-efficient exercise machine, and discusses changing your mind …

Woodworking

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

In my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health while many their age have …

Physiology

This Breakfast Will Boost Your Metabolism for the Entire Day

We know that eating breakfast is one of the golden rules for boosting metabolism. But it's safe to assume that feasting on a donut at 8 a.m. won't do …

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Use This Dietitian-Approved Method to Lose Weight Without Limiting Portions

We've been told that portion control is the key to weight-loss success, and in many cases, it totally can be. But what if we told you you didn't have to control portions and you could still lose weight? Yes, there's a catch. You have to eat the <i>right</i> foods.<p>The concept has been referred to as "volume …

Cord cutters have lots of DVR options to explore

Let's continue with our cord-cutting discussion; it's time to talk about how to record shows.<p>Almost everyone who's paid for their TV service has used …

Texas

The 1 Houseplant You Need to Make Your House Look Magazine-Ready

From improving air quality to repelling mosquitoes, houseplants offer a lot for a space, including great style. And the hottest trend in houseplants is one of the prettiest yet, both aesthetically and symbolically: olive trees. Even <b>Fixer Upper</b> star and style maker Joanna Gaines can't get enough of …

Simple home hacks could save up to 65 percent on your utility bills

The colder it gets, the higher your utility bills spike, from hot water to heat. And experts say this year, costs could skyrocket even higher than last year because of rising fuel costs.<p>But even if you aren't handy, there are simple hacks you can do yourself around the house that can save you big …

Home Improvement

Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation

The simplest way to understand technology’s underlying purpose is its utility.The post Top 7 iOS and Android Apps for Seamless Home Automation …

Make Your Own Cake Knife With Scrap Wood

A cake knife doesn’t need to be sharp, which means you can make your own out of just about anything. Case in point, YouTuber I Like To Make Stuff …

Woodworking

WoodProfits® How To Start A Profitable Woodworking Business From Home With No Capital In 7 Days or Less — WoodProfits

<b>From:</b> The Desk of Jim Morgan<p><i>Home-Based Woodworking Business Owner & Enthusiast</i><p><b>S</b>tarting a woodworking business will be one of the <b>best decisions</b> you'll …

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How to Fill Ugly Gaps in Woodworking Joints Using This Simple Trick

When your woodworking joints aren't perfectly aligned, there's a way to fill the gaps that will make them unnoticeable.<p>Wood joinery can be an enjoyable, yet maddening pursuit. The ideal wood joint should come together firmly and not wiggle or be loose. But even if you've achieved the goal of a …