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Strengthen your glutes for better balance and less pain

Weak or inactive glutes – which are all too common – can contribute to lower back, hip, knee and ankle pain, not to mention reduced daily function and decreased endurance, strength and power.<p>The causes include excessive sitting (tight hip flexors), habituated improper loading patterns …

Learn the Double-Stitch Technique to Handsew Leather

<b>Get the Book!</b> The first comprehensive guide to applying digital design techniques to traditional leatherwork .<p>Though its history dates back to the dawn of civilization, leatherworking remains an enjoyable and useful skill even in the age of 3D printers. And while you can spend a lifetime learning …

11 Smart Ways to Use the Slow Cooker in the Summertime

The slow cooker may be most associated with hearty fall cooking, but as we've mentioned before, it's also a <i>very</i> handy summer tool for keeping your …

11 DIY Cleaning Hacks That Leave No Excuse For A Messy Home

Getty Images<p>Keeping a clean home is an art form. At first it may seem like dusting and tidying will get you there, but in reality, beginners often have NO idea what to do with the caked-on food in the microwave or the funky goo that gets stuck on the oven racks.<p>Thankfully, there are hacks to clean …

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

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Creative and Unusual Ideas

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Never Mop Your Floors Again

Mop mop mop, all day long.<p>It’s tempting when talking about robots to jump directly to the singularity, or to stop off somewhere in between like <i>Wired</i> …

15 funniest travel books ever written (in English) | CNN Travel

Chromecast Is Root

Image from [psouza4] on the xda-developers forum<p>Chromecast is as close as you’re going to get to a perfect device – plug it in the back of your TV, …

How to Screen Print: DIY Screen Printing at Home | FULL LENGTH DVD

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Free pattern: Oval messenger bag

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making her Oval Messenger Bag. The egg shaped bag has asymmetrical swoosh pocket on the …

The Best Travel Apps for Your Phone

Apps have changed the way we travel. They allow us to connect more easily with loved ones, find restaurants and hotels on the go, and as you'll see below, they can also make navigating a new city a breeze, while helping you find the best happy hour or the best place to get a free drink in an …

10 ways to kill time at the airport

Your bags have been checked, your boarding pass issued... and now you’ve got hours to wait before getting on your plane. What can you do with an airport layover?<p>Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some of our suggestions:<p>Exercise<p>Feeling your muscles atrophy from all those flight delays? Hit the gym! …

What I Miss About Being 300 Pounds

I used to weigh more than 300 pounds. I smoked like a house on fire, I drank like a blues guitarist, I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and …

Twin Baby Lemurs At The Toronto Zoo Are Absolutely Adorable

It's been a good week for cute twins at zoos. First we had Munich's twin polar bear cubs and today we bring you Toronto's adorable baby lemurs.<p>Born …

12 Tips For Finding The Best Airfares

No question about it, airfares on some routes are higher than they were four or five years ago, although Airfarewatchdog airfare searchers frequently find hundreds of fares crisscrossing the country for $250 or less round-trip. And even though fares seem higher, let's not forget that, adjusted for …

Apple's iPhone recycling program expands to Canada

Canadians can now trade in their old iPhones at an Apple store for a credit of up to $275 toward a new model.<p>Apple announced Tuesday that its iPhone …

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The Best Time to Book a Flight Depends on the Destination

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight …

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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Michael Palin: My wife keeps me grounded

At 70, the TV presenter, comedy writer and actor is busier than ever with his BBC career and the Python reunion<p>What with announcing the first Monty Python live show for 24 years, and being overwhelmed by the demand – tickets for next summer’s reunion performance sold out in 43.5 seconds – Michael …

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Cheap Gift Ideas Under $20: 100 Popular Christmas Gifts

The countdown to Christmas is on, and as much as we would like to buy something nice for everyone on our list, our bank accounts might have a …

Danger, Danger: The ABC's of How Your Budget Breaks Down Before You Board the Plane and Sneaky Ways to Save Money

Ah, the friendly skies. I long to be able to travel like they did in the 1950s where it seemed fun and exciting. Those were the days of happy passengers who dressed up for their special trip. The pilots wore happy smiles and it was actually a thrilling career to be a stewardess. There were no long …

How to Refinish Outdated Tile (yes, I painted my shower)

(Update – Click here to see how my painted shower is holding up after a year of use!)<p>Who here has outdated tile in their bathroom but doesn’t want to …

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The link may be outdated or the page may have moved. But there's still a world of exploring to do.<p>These links will help you travel onward.<p>You can …

Why It's Impossible to Just Eat Less

All it takes is diet and exercise, but losing weight is improbably hard to do. Keeping it off is even harder, and most diet and lifestyle interventions fail. A review of essentially all available well-researched studies came to the following conclusion:<p>Long-term multicomponent weight management …

Five quick iOS 7 mysteries solved

Some aspects of iOS 7 are pretty clear -- swipe up to access Control Center? Got it -- while others, not so much.<p>In fact, I suspect that after installing the new OS (or buying a new iPhone that has it preinstalled), you're going to find yourself scratching your head over certain, shall we say, …