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Hide Apps In iOS 9 with a Folder Trick

Hiding apps on iOS is a time honored tradition and the process always goes the same. Apple doesn’t let you delete default apps, an intrepid tinkerer …

Here's the Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car Windshield According to Science

It’s winter. If you drive a car that’s parked outside, you know what that means. It’s frigid as hell inside your car and the windshield is totally …

Cordless home security robot monitors from light bulb sockets

Advancements in connected security systems have provided people with affordable, user-friendly ways to keep an eye on things when no one is home. The …

Remembering John Lennon

Philosophers Drinking Coffee: The Excessive Habits of Kant, Voltaire & Kierkegaard

I think I speak for many of us when I say that coffee fuels our greatest intellectual efforts. And even as we get the jitters and leave brown rings …

The Common Elements of Good Storytelling

Roy Henry is First-Nations, so his culture is one of passing information to the next generation through story. And he does it well. So well, that the handful of times a year he tells stories for a few days in a row, the room is always full.<p>I’ve heard many of his stories more than once. I enjoy …

Marilyn Monroe at Home in Hollywood: Color Portraits, 1953

Marilyn Monroe at home, 1953.<br>Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Imag<p>1 of 14<p>In a quiet tribute to Marilyn Monroe, LIFE.com presents a …

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DIY Barn Door Wall Cabinet via KnickofTime.net

I’m not a super “wanty” person (is that a word?) but I want a <b>barn door</b> in my house<p><i>…and I want one bad.</i><p>What does it matter that we really don’t have …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

7 Amazing Things Would Happen If You Eat Less Carbohydrates

Imagine if you could make healthy vegetarian recipes that even the most die-hard meat and potatoes fan would go wild for; maybe it would even make …

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How To Distress Furniture With Vinegar

How To Distress Furniture With Vinegar.<p>This technique of how to distress furniture with vinegar was discovered strictly by accident. I just finished …

How To: Make a DIY Plywood Floor Mirror with Open Shelving

Photo: FoxPlywood is a modern DIYers dream material for it's industrial, hip vibe and no-frills attitude. So, it's no surprise that there are loads …

The Silent Music of the Mind: Remembering Oliver Sacks

“I had no room now for this fear, or for any other fear, because I was filled to the brim with music.”<p>I was a relative latecomer to the work of Oliver Sacks (July 9, 1933–August 30, 2015), that great enchanter of storytelling who spent his life bridging science and the human spirit — partly because …

Literature

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How To: Unlock Padlocks Without a Key Using Cheap DIY Shims

Originally made as portable convenience locks, padlocks are known for their cheap, simplistic and relatively secure design. Their construction is …

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How to: Make a Secret Door Bookcase

Oh, you know the kind. Where you pull a particular book and the whole case opens to reveal a secret passageway and all kinds of mysterious and …

30+ Best Gin Cocktails To Try Out Tonight

Because a simple gin and tonic doesn't always cut it.<p>Spice up your weekend gin routine with one of these mouthwatering (and beautiful!) cocktails.

Recipes

How to Build a Pergola Right in Your Backyard

Step-by step plans to make an arbor-like cedar structure, with 3D animation and master-level blueprints.<p>A pergola is a structure that won't provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, …

6 Eco-Friendly DIY Homes Built for $20K or Less!

1/7<p>6 people who DIYed their own homes 1<p>What does your dream house look like? Is it covered in solar panels? Surrounded by plants? Flooded with light? …

Coastlines

How To Grow An Avocado Tree for Endless Organic Avocados

Here’s a step-by-step guide to growing your own avocado tree.<p>Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we’re talking about salad, …

How to Make Kombucha at Home

There's a whole host of reasons to drink kombucha, a fermented tea containing natural probiotics—the main one being that it can improve your digestive health (though I love it because it helped clear my skin). There was a time I debated switching from kombucha to kefir, but in the end I stuck with …

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Can Eye Movement Work Like Therapy?

A controversial treatment shows promise, especially for victims of trauma.<p>It’s straight out of a cartoon about hypnosis: A black-cloaked charlatan swings a pendulum in front of a patient, who dutifully watches and ping-pongs his eyes in turn. (This might be chased with the intonation, “<i>You are</i> …

Mental Health

How to Say (Almost) Everything in a Hundred-Word Language

Those who speak Toki Pona say linguistic simplicity can enable a more profound form of communication.<p>In Chinese, the word <i>computer</i> translates directly as <i>electric brain</i>.<p>In Icelandic, a <i>compass</i> is a <i>direction-shower</i>, and a <i>microscope</i> a <i>small-watcher</i>.<p>In Lakota, <i>horse</i> is literally <i>dog of wonder</i>.<p>These …