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This Graphic Translates Web Design Feedback into Plain English

We've all heard stories of people who look at a website mockup and say something like "It needs more pop!" or "Make it sleeker," without being …

Graphic Design

Pallet Chest

Friendship Clock Build<p>Shiplap Wood Sign<p>Modern Inbox (Stackable Paper Trays)<p>PVC Class<p>Since your chest is is made from pallets for a rustic look maybe …

Woodworking

Home Brew Hard Cider From Scratch

DIY Kit Kat Molds<p>Key Lime Pie Ice Cream<p>Easy Chocolate Ice Cream (Eggless and No Ice Cream Machine)<p>Cooking Class<p>I tried my first attempt at hard cider …

Ice Cream

Learn to Pick Locks for Fun

Learning to pick locks is a fun exercise in learning about locking mechanisms, honing a useful skill, and getting a better understanding of how locks …

Overcome the Need for Instant Gratification by Delaying Your Urges

Instant gratification is the enemy of hard work and the development of perseverance. Just giving yourself a timeout when you feel an urge for …

M1 Thumb

M1 Garand and your Thumb<p>M1 Thumb has been the center of rifle lore for many decades. For many it instills fear, others dread and for some just sore …

Find the Switch-Controlled Outlets in Your Home: Look for Upside-Down

When you move to a new apartment or house, you'll probably find that some light switches control outlets rather than built-in light fixtures. Here's …

Home Automation

The Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

A few hours watching the Discovery Channel can prompt extreme survival fantasies involving frog licking and urine drinking, but what basic skills …

Tactical

These seven takedown rifles will have you prepared to tackle any situation, survival or otherwise.<p>6.5 Creedmoor ballistics are a thing of beauty and …

25 Signs You're Not Really A Baby Person

"Do I want to hold it? No thanks, I can see it from here." And yes, I did just refer to your child as an “it.”<p>1. When you're not really a "baby person," you seem to constantly be surrounded by those that find these small beings really cute.<p>2. It's not that you necessarily <i>dislike babies</i>, you would …

Make Boring Chores More Enjoyable with Random Positive Reinforcement

Little, unpredictable rewards can turn a dreary, dreaded task into something you actually look forward to.<p>"Softwarepreneur" Assaf Lavie writes on his …

The Essential Tips for Buying Used Stuff (Without Getting Screwed)

One of the best ways to save a little money is to buy stuff used—whether we're talking computers, smartphones, or even cars. Buying used comes with a …

Use Google Now Reminders to Get Quick Links to Cancel Subscriptions

Most companies don't like to make it easy for you to cancel their services. Google, on the other hand, puts the quick links front and center when you …

The Three Types of Burnout, and How They Differ

Burnout is real, and you've probably experienced it before (if you aren't experiencing it now). The Association for Psychological Science notes, …

The Origins of Office Speak

What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work (and what a corporate-buzzword quiz reveals about you)<p>“Here’s your ‘buzzword bingo’ card for the meeting,” Wally says to Dilbert, handing him a piece of paper. “If the boss uses a buzzword on your card, you check it off. The objective is to …

Disable Android's "High Volume Warning" with an Xposed Tweak

Android (rooted): Many Android phones have a popup that nags you whenever you turn your volume up to a certain level. If you're rooted and have …

Graphene 'wonder material' made with kitchen blender

<b>Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the "wonder material" graphene using a kitchen blender.</b><p>Graphene is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.<p>An Irish-UK team poured graphite powder (used in …

Pyongyang’s 2014 Marathon: North Korea opens its race to foreigners.

<i>Each Friday Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel,</i> …

Space News and Analysis

Gun Review: Springfield Armory M1A

The M14 was the last U.S. standard issue, select-fire infantry rifle chambered for a full-power .30 caliber class cartridge. Less than ten years …

20 Adventurous Facts About Raiders of the Lost Ark

Thirty-five years after Indiana Jones made his big-screen debut—and nearly a decade after the adventurous archaeologist's last feature film …