Kurt Robinson

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10 Cleaning Mistakes That Are Actually Making Your Home Dirtier

Cleaning the wrong way can waste time, and it can potentially make your home dirtier!<p><i>Why it’s dirty:</i> Despite spritzing it with a cleaning solution, …

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

Water Heater

Challenge Yourself to Do 1 Killer Workout a Day in our ‘5 Minutes to Fit’ Series

Work your entire body with these quick, kick-butt routines.

13 Last-Minute Amazon Gifts That Still Have Design Cred

Procrastinators, let two-day shipping be the gift you give yourself.<p>Congratulations! You’ve successfully waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts.<p>Never fear–there are plenty of presents you can still get with next-day or two-day shipping. And some of them will even make recipients think …

Changing Inmates’ Behavior With Architecture

Denmark’s new prison has a grocery store, workshops, and lots of glass. It looks more like a college campus–and that’s the whole point.<p>Can a prison be humane? In socially progressive Scandinavia, perhaps. The Danish Prison and Probation Service and architecture firm CF Møller have designed what …

What Brands Are Actually Behind Trader Joe’s Snacks?

Mark Gardiner was a former VP of marketing and an advertising consultant before taking a job as a crew member at a Trader Joe’s store in Kansas City six years ago. Despite being a bit overqualified, he had an agenda: a personal mission to uncover the secrets behind the grocery chain’s huge success. …

Block Play Improves Early Math Skills for Preschoolers

A castle for Minnie Mouse, a skyscraper for Elmo, or a racetrack for garbage trucks, the options are endless when you combine block play and your …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

MIT’s Scratch Program Is Evolving For Greater, More Mobile Creativity

Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade. His Lifelong Kindergarten group at the …

15 Picture Books That Support Children’s Spatial Skills Development

Having strong spatial skills — the ability to understand and mentally manipulate shapes and figures — has been identified by researchers as …

What you need to know about ticks

<b>(CNN) —</b> As summer heat descends, replacing balmy spring breezes, ticks are becoming active in many regions of the United States. In the coming months, some experts predict that ticks and the diseases they cause will be more abundant due to warmer winter temperatures. Worry, though, is unnecessary …

Disease

How to boost your gut health (no probiotics necessary)

Conventional wisdom says that if you’re dealing with a touchy gut, you should just start taking probiotics and eating more yogurt and sauerkraut. But …

This Is How Organized People Improve Their Homes Month by Month

We all have #homegoals. Sometimes they're saved in a Pinterest board; other times we file them away for later… <i>One day I'll have organized kitchen</i> …

Living Rooms

12 Things to Add to 2017 For a Healthier, Happier Year

In the New Year, there are some things you should cut back on to be healthier, but also so many things you should add in. The best part? They're so simple — and many of them cost absolutely nothing. Try adding more of each of these to your day-to-day in 2018 to make this year so much better than …

Weight Loss

26 Genius Ways To DIY Your Christmas Decorations

Channel your inner elf.<p>The holidays are here, meaning you can basically kiss your bank account balance good-bye, so you have to find ways to skimp where you can. And you <i>definitely</i> can with decor. You could go out and buy a bunch of brand spanking new decorations, but these DIYs will save you money, …

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To Educators Who Voted for Donald Trump

Hello from the other side of the aisle,Thank you for clicking whatever link brought you here. There are some things I need to ask of you now. I’m …

Clinton and Trump supporters come from different Americas. Between them lies bitterness and distrust

At a posh Miami cafe the day after the election, a man worriedly monitored the stock market. His friend questioned whether the election had been rigged. At a nearby coffee shop, a barista tried to figure out why the data-driven websites she followed could have been so wrong.<p>It’s a safe bet that …

Van Jones offers emotional response to election: This was a white-lash

CNN commentator Van Jones offered an emotional response late Tuesday night to election results indicating a likely win for Donald Trump.<p>“People have …

How to Raise Creative Children Who Can Change the World: 3 Lessons from Wharton Professor Adam Grant

Adam Grant, a professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, has been "recognized as Wharton's top-rated teacher for five …

The Seven Types of Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

<b>Last Updated December, 2017.</b><p>Long a product of the highest craftsmanship and design — from wizened men in Turkey to cobblers in Western New York — …

5 Best Facial Exfoliators for Men

As you get older, your skin doesn’t shed dead cells as easily (a natural aging process that can be exacerbated by dehydration and exposure to the …

DIY Furniture Knock Offs: CB2, West Elm, Pottery Barn

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any …

Rethinking Child Discipline

In his new parenting book, the child psychologist Ross Greene outlines his environmentally focused method for remedying misbehavior.<p>Many adult assumptions and practices related to children take for granted that when kids misbehave, the reason is that they’re not sufficiently motivated to follow the …

There's a hidden map in your iPhone of everywhere you've been

There's a feature on your iPhone that tracks your frequent locations on a map and logs the times you arrived and departed. Here's how to access it and turn it off, in case this freaks you out.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

How To Paint Metal Baseboard Heater Covers: Tutorial

Let's face it, baseboard radiators are ugly. They're boxy, often institutional beige, and they tend to accumulate scuffs and splotches of rust. But …

Turn your Raspberry Pi into the ultimate music streamer

The number of things you can do with a Raspberry Pi is astounding. For a little over $35, you can create a networked media server for streaming all your digital movies to your TV or give your existing printer wireless capabilities. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.<p>If you've yet to decide on …

25 Of The Biggest (And Grossest) Cleaning Mistakes You're Making

You've got the tools, but it's all about how you use them.<p>You've got the tools, but it's all about how you use them.

Washing Machines

What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?<p>Updated on February 3, 2018<p>What is a Ground Wire?<p>The hot and neutral cores in a power cable are used to supply …