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Amazon’s new ‘Alexa Blueprints’ let anyone create custom Alexa skills and responses

Amazon this morning is introducing “Alexa Blueprints,” a new way for any Alexa owner to create their own customized Alexa skills or responses, without needing to know how to code. The idea is to allow Alexa owners to create their own voice apps, like a trivia game or bedtime stories, or teach Alexa …

Smart Homes

8 Powerful iPad Apps That Support Inquiry-based Learning

December 8, 2015<br>Inquiry-based learning is a constructive, dialogic and student-centred learning strategy that uses questions as a locomotive for …

7 Tools to Create an Infographic in 30 Minutes (Design Skills or Not)

Infographics are such a fun and effective visual way to display information. We at Buffer have certainly used them quite a few times to share …

Wow – “My Simple Show” Is An Extraordinary Tool For Creating Free Video “Explainers”

My Simple Show lets you create free audio “explainers” – about biographies, chemical reactions, you name it.<p>What makes it truly exceptional is the …

How to Host a Bottle Share: 5 Tips for Your First Beer Tasting

With thousands of amazing breweries spread across the globe and a constantly-expanding range of styles from which to choose, it’s impossible to drink …

The Best Glass for Every Style of Beer For 2018

5 minute Read<p>Ever wonder what beer nerds are talking about when they say #properglassware? The concept isn’t new, and it’s not something that’s …

How to Dye Speckled Yarn

I took a little break from fiber last week with my funky, colorful alcohol ink switch plate covers – did you see them? That post went crazy on …

Tuesday's Tip - Search Ancestry.com Hints by Record Collection

This week's <b>Tuesday's Tip is: Use Ancestry.com Hints for a Specific Database to Add Content to Your Ancestry.com Member Tree.</b><p><b>Did you know that you can</b> …

Genealogy

How to Use Ancestry’s Hints Without Going Crazy

Many genealogists have a love/hate relationship with Ancestry's hints. Those little shaky leaves can yield great clues, but like leaves in the fall, …

Genealogy

Whence the DNA differences?

<b>Why results aren’t always the same</b>Reader Michelle Schohn found herself confronting a fairly common conundrum with her autosomal DNA test results.“I …

Genetics

The Ancient Origins of Both Light and Dark Skin

A study of diverse people from Africa shows that the genetic story of our skin is more complicated than previously thought.<p>Few human traits are more variable, more obvious, and more historically divisive than the color of our skin. And yet, for all its social and scientific importance, we know very …

University of Michigan

A Genealogist's Quick Guide to Finding County Histories

To commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, FamilySearch estimates that, "Thousands of county histories were published as part of …

Genealogy

What does twice removed mean?

Compiling your family tree is all the rage at the moment, and you can even get a DNA test sent to your house to work out where you’re descended …

Tracing Your Roots: My Ancestor Was in Her Half Sister’s Dowry

Families intertwine and seemingly pass back and forth over the color line, complicating efforts to trace their origins.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>I would</i> …

Genealogy

These Hidden Tattoos Ideas Will Satisfy Your Craving For New Ink

Even if your body is a tattooed wonderland already, there's something fresh and rebellious about getting new ink in a hidden place. On the flip side, if you're still easing into the idea of your first tattoo, getting something undercover could be just the way to make it all seem less stressful. …

Body Art

Why Are Bananas, Nuts, and Crackers the Only Foods That Say ‘Crazy’?

The English language has a multitude of terms for insanity, although few of them are diagnostic terms for mental illness. Slang terms for "crazy" are …

Language

Surreal Photography of Erik Johansson

Image: Erik Johansson<p>We've featured some of Erik Johansson's surreal photography before on Neatorama, but I just came across this 2010 interview of …

Photography

O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food

Three old friends in Durham, North Carolina, staged a pop-up museum project at the Durham Hotel called "O Moldy Night," featuring premiere dishes of …

North Carolina

The Differences Between the U.S. and New Zealand

(YouTube link)<p>Jordan Watson gave us two lessons on the difference between Australia and New Zealand, because he is from New Zealand and people …

New Zealand

How Did Restaurants Get So Loud?

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and immediately wanted to leave because it was so loud? Or you had a problem hearing the waiter? It's not your …

Restaurants

How the Log Cabin Became an American Symbol

A log cabin is more than a sturdy shelter- it has become the symbol of the pioneering spirit of America. It wasn't always that way. Despite the …

Log Cabins

My Year With the Tribe

BBC2 is presenting a three-part documentary entitled <i>My Year with the Tribe</i>. One episode has already aired, and now British viewers are looking …

Forestry

Make Your Garden Private With These Lovely Plant Ideas

Whether you love or hate your neighbors, you most certainly need space for your own adventures with your family that…

Landscaping

66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …

Gardening

10 Whitening Toothpastes Because We Are All Addicted to Coffee

I am an avid coffee drinker — it is my lifeblood — and I am unwilling to give it up. Unfortunately, this means that my teeth aren't always as bright as I would like, and I need to add some beauty products to my oral-care routine to ensure my smile stays shiny. I've tried many whitening toothpastes …

Dental Care

11 Free Organizational Apps to Help You Get Your Sh*t Together

It's not easy staying on top of all your to-dos, errands, and files, but luckily, there's an app for each of those. If you're looking to stay organized or get a grip on your busy life, you've come to the right place. For anything from prioritizing projects and scheduling tasks to storing all your …

Apps

A Girl-Powered Playlist For Gettin' It On

What you put on your panty-dropping playlist says a lot about you. Our message? Men don't have the monopoly on lovemaking music. We girls like to get it on too, as this playlist proves. Full of sexually explicit songs by sexy ladies who aren't afraid to demand exactly what they want, this is the …

Lil Wayne

44 Quote Tattoos That Will Change Your Life

Words change your perspective and inspire you to do amazing things. Nothing is more moving than a perfect quote that encapsulates a sentiment that means something special to you. We've rounded up some of the most beautiful and motivational quote tattoos that will change your life for the …

Motivation

Yes Way! 17 Amazing Hacks Google Can Do

Is there anything that Google can't do? Sure, the search engine is our go-to place for finding sites and articles, but over time we've discovered that it is good for so much more than we ever expected. From offering up the weather forecast to finding books by your favorite author, there are lots of …

Hacking

All-in-One Laundry Bombs

Laundry doesn't have to be a chore. Instead of lugging your detergent, stain stick, fabric softener, <i>and</i> your laundry to the washing machine, here's a homemade laundry bomb that does it all. You can pick up the basic ingredients at your local grocery store for a few dollars, making these little …

Washing Machines