Todd Raymond

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11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

How to Make a DIY Wood-Fired Stock Tank Hot Tub in Your Backyard

You're $275 and two hours away from backyard bliss.<p>Stock tanks are one of the hottest trends of the summer, popping up as creative alternatives to swimming pools, bathtubs and more. There are plenty of genius ways to use these inexpensive farm staples in your backyard, but one clever DIY is calling …

Designing Artificial Intelligence for Games (Part 1)

Over the course of the last few decades, the gaming industry has seen great strides. Beginning with simple games like Pong* and Pac-Man* which offered players a short escape from reality and growing into such involved games like World of Warcraft* and Call of Duty 4* which are serious hobbies to …

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

5 Things I Learned Avoiding My Depression (That Might Help)

I have a decent-sized burn scar on the back of my hand that's been there for about ten years now. It's long and thin and puffy and looks for all the …

Woodworking: Clever Japanese Technique for Getting Perfect-Fitting Joinery

It's called "kigoroshi" and it ensures there's no gaps<p>A half-lap joint is good-looking, functional and, once you get good at it, quick to cut with …

Woodworking

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

5 Cheats to Help You Become A Better Developer

If you need help as a developer, there's a great online community to ask and a hosting site to learn the secrets of others' code.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great developers work with probably hundreds of thousands of variables and moving parts to create …

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Woodworking Teacher Creates a Beautiful Japanese Sunrise Dovetail Joint That Perfectly Fits Together

Theo Cook, a master craftsman and woodworking teacher at Robinson House Studio in the UK, produced an incredible piece of wood art when he created a …

Woodworking

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Chemistry

The “No-Knead Bread” Chef Now Has the Secret to Sourdough

How do you explain America’s ever increasing obsession with bread, even as the ranks of gluten-free adherents continue to expand?<p>Credit one pioneer …

Arduino: Cheat sheet

This comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know about Arduino, a project to ease people into creating their own DIY gadgets and …

How to Make an Ultra-functional Leather Tool Vest, Build a Table Saw Sled for Cove Cuts, Create a Coffee Pod Hopper & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Candle Cage Made with a CNC Plasma Cutter</b><p>A short video from Jimmy DiResta this week, who gets to try out a new …

A Simple PVC Piston Enables All Sorts of Cool Projects

Not a bad place to start on water cannon, to name just one.<p>Different families of projects have different cornerstone components. To make cars, you need engines. Electronics, you need processors. Similarly, if you want to build anything that runs of air pressure, you'll need some sort of …

How to grow houseplants from food scraps

Simple ways to get really unusual, beautiful houseplants for free. All you need is a little patience<p>Exotic houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of fashion<p>After a long hiatus since their 80s heyday, houseplants are now well and truly back at the forefront of horticultural …

Houseplants

How to grow stuff: everything the novice gardener needs to know

If I were to plot my journey as a gardener, it would start with a basil plant from Tesco. I kept it on the windowsill of my university hall bedroom (it could have easily become an ashtray if left in the kitchen) and, when I came home in those cerulean-hued nights of summer term, its sweet heady …

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

Woodworking

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

How to Learn How to Code

So you want to be a programmer? Excellent. You’ve come to the right place. When I explored the realm of technology, particularly software, it was …

Chickens in the Garden: Eggs, Meat, Chicken Manure Fertilizer and More - Organic Gardening

Fresh, nutritious eggs and homegrown roast chicken dinners are reason enough to raise your own poultry. If you use your chickens in the garden, you …

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Books

How to master computer science, minus the student loans

These days, you don't need to spend a fortune on college tuition to gain valuable professional skills. The Complete Computer Science Bundle gives students a full programming education without having to spend the next ten years of your life in debt. Right now, Engadget readers can get this 8-course …

10 great online courses for anyone who wants to learn how to make extra money in their spare time

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Even if you're comfortable with your salary and lifestyle, having some extra money in your checking account never hurts.<p>There are tons of …

Practicing the healthy habits of a successful game maker

Unsure of the best steps to take in your game career? Maybe game designer Lauren Scott can help.<p>As part of the GDC 2016 Game Career Seminar, Scott …

Healthy houseplants

Here are 12 houseplants that can improve air indoors.

Plants

Couple builds their own adventurous 204 sq. ft. modern shed home

Smaller homes need not feel like coffin boxes -- that's what the purveyors of "big is always better" want you to think. We've seen numerous times how …

Greg Lavardera + Tedd Benson = Alliance For Modern Methods of Construction

credit: Bensonwood/ Greg La Vardera<p>Tedd Benson is one of the most interesting builders in America; he has been looking at the way houses have been …

Build A $25K Home In Five Days With The Github For Eco-Housing

The Open Building Institute wants to make building ecological housing easier, faster, and cheaper.<p>In 2013, Marcin Jakubowski and Catarina Mota, newly married, decided to build their own house where they were living in rural Missouri. What started out as a 144-square-foot micro house grew to include …

Open Source Movement

9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

Mastering the holy grail of programming: What makes a good coder

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: How do I become a good coder and what should the ideal characteristics of a good coder?</i> <i>Answer by Guillermo Schwarz has spent over twenty years developing software.</i><p>Ah, the Holy grail of programming. You should learn, because learning is what makes the …

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