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Goji joins the connected lock parade, adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as a twist

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Goji<p>Oh connected home fans, this summer is going to be the summer of your dreams, although it may lead to the winter …

This Super-Lightweight Boat Folds Into A Backpack

Thibault Penven says he was walking along the banks of Lake Geneva last year when he met a “passionate” fisherman. The details of that meeting remain mysterious, but it must have been a pretty good conversation–it inspired Penven’s graduation project at University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL). …

Fabrication

How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, …

Native Americans

Water Purification

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?<p>In today's world this is a much more …

Great Lakes

How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

26 DIY Concrete Projects

When we think of concrete, our first thoughts are sidewalks, cinder blocks, and <i>Concrete Jungle</i> by Bob Marley. We don’t often think of beautiful objects for the home, until we got our hands dirty just yesterday when creating our own DIY Lace Planters, votives, and bookends. Here are 26 more projects …

Bob Marley

DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

Lighting is one of the easiest (and least-expensive) ways to cast an enchanting spell on any outdoor space. Try these ideas when you want to …

Landscaping

Wall-mounted charging station plus earphone/cable storage

<b>Materials:</b> Forhoja set of 3 boxes, electric drill with centre bit, wood glue, a few small nails, strip of 4×1 cm wood, extension lead<p><b>Description:</b> We …

How to Make Faceted Concrete Hooks and Shelves

Faceted geometric forms are trending nowadays. While the simple, colorful, paper shape DIYs that appear all over Pinterest are fun and easy to make, the results aren’t lasting. We wanted to create a series of free, downloadable templates that could be used as forms and/or molds to make more …

DIY

How to: Make a desk for two

Everyone needs a space of their own. This is especially true when it comes to home offices or just an area to pay bills and whatnot. Unfortunately, …

Design

How To Make a Plaster Townhouse Planter

With all our recent talk about plants in the nursery, we thought it would be fun to come up with a DIY planter to hold your leafy, air-filtering …

DIY

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Personal Hygiene

12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work …

12 Beautiful DIY Bird Feeders ...

If you're looking for a fun project to do this week, we give you DIY Bird Feeders. We have here fun and easy-to-make <b>DIY bird feeders</b> that are sure to …

Why do smart kids grow up to be heavier drinkers?

<b>It's all about evolution:</b> Drinking alcohol was "unintentional, accidental, and haphazard until about 10,000 years ago," says Satoshi Kanazawaat at</i> …

Texting on the Hood of a Speeding Car

A YouTuber in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, captured this brave (insane?) man, texting on his BlackBerry while riding on the hood of a moving car.<p>*<p>Scientists …

Least Productive Time of Day is 2:55 PM, Survey Finds

Researchers said the least productive time of the day for workers is 2:55 p.m.<p>The firm LondonOffices.com surveyed more than 400 workers and …

How Will Police Regulate Stoned Driving?

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in two states, lawmakers and law enforcement have to grapple with how best to deal with cannabis-impaired drivers.<p>When Colorado and Washington state each passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use late last year, one legal challenge was …

How technology can ruin your family's sleep

Electronics are sleep stealers, says Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., associate director of the Sleep Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A …

The farce that is Darrell Issa

He’s a buffoon whom even some in his own party attack. But make no mistake: He is a symbol of today’s GOP<p>The only thing that makes Rep. Darrell Issa remotely qualified to chair the House Oversight Committee is his personal familiarity with the investigative process – on the receiving end. The man …

Seattle Mariners

How to Control Your Child's Social Media: Men's Health.com

Tech Q&A: Digital Devices and Your Kids<p>Use our advice for keeping your crew safe and secure<p>So you have kids, and they have iPods, phones, and tablets. As the parent, do you feel like you should be trying to watch what they do online to make sure they stay out of trouble? <br>That may be a tougher job …

10 Best Apps for Paranoid Parents

Are you a hover mom who needs to know where your child is at all times? We've found the apps (including ones with GPS tracking) that will give any parent more peace of mind.<p>When a child gets lost, every minute counts. The goal of Lassy Project is to minimize the amount of time it takes to set out …

Apps

Eight in ten children know the passwords and pin codes to their parents' laptops, phones and computers

• One in ten said their parents constantly change their passwords so they can’t get access<br>• A persistent 12 per cent said they try various combinations …

Best Parenting Tweets: What Moms And Dads Said On Twitter This Week

Here's one that falls into the category of "Things Nobody Tells You Before Kids" -- Being a parent requires tremendous stamina. Seriously, if someone had informed us of how much chasing was involved, we might have at least done some extra cardio-training pre-pregnancy. And moms on Twitter this week …

Drug court judge's daughter among 10 arrested on pot charges in Wilmette

The 20-year-old daughter of a Cook County judge who presides over a drug court was among those arrested in a police raid in Wilmette stemming from a marijuana and ecstasy investigation, authorities said.<p>Wilmette police and officers from the Cook County Sheriff’s North Gang Team executed a search …

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