Anthony Reed

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This Easy, DIY Magnet Frame Won’t Damage Your Posters

Frames can be expensive, especially for large posters or art, but some DIY options either take a long time and lots of materials or don’t look great. …

DIY

The Highest Paying Jobs That Don't Require a College Degree

Finding a decent job doesn’t necessarily require having a college degree, and with the rising cost of education, you may even be better off skipping …

Inyo National Forest camping

Join Hipcamp<br>Discover the best camping near meHost campers on Hipcamp<p>Join with Facebook<p>or<p>By signing up, I agree to Hipcamp's terms and privacy …

11 DIY Projects to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home

The smart home revolution definitely isn’t happening overnight. Even with a flood of new devices and platforms available, most of us are still only …

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

HomeMade Modern EP68 Pipe Coffee Table

This rustic, modern coffee table is made from 2x8s, angle irons and black iron pipe. I used angle irons to bind the pieces of 2x8 together and made …

Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Apple Computer on The Cheap

Meet your new ‘hackintosh’.<p>Apple computers are great, but they're often very expensive. So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac …

Personal Information

Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Peter Thiel and Other Successful Entrepreneurs' Favorite Interview Questions

The unusual questions these bosses ask to find out what they need to know about prospective employees.<p>Savvy executives know that interview questions like, "What's your biggest strength?" and, "What's your biggest weakness?" aren't as telling as they seem.<p>That's why they steer clear of these clich …

Employment

Success is not a matter of luck—it’s an algorithm

<i>This article originally appeared on Medium.</i><p>How does someone like Jack Dorsey go from a 14-year-old computer science nerd to serial entrepreneur, the …

Self-improvement

8 Ways Smart People Act Stupid

It's good to be smart. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there's another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a reputation for making dumb mistakes, especially in situations that require common sense. The simplicity of these situations and the abundant intelligence of …

Self-improvement

Why High School Students Need More Than College Prep

I step up to the counter at Willy's Cafe at Willamette High School in Eugene, Ore., and order a latte.<p>There's a powerful scent of fresh coffee in the air, and a group of juniors and seniors hover over a large espresso machine.<p>Carrie Gilbert, 17, shows how it's done: "You're going to want to steam …

College & University

SEL Weekly Update

I’ve recently begun this weekly post where I’ll be sharing resources I’m adding to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources or other …

Teaching

Six Things You Should Know About How Your Brain Learns

Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know …

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

More and more people in education agree on the importance of learning stuff other than academics.<p>But no one agrees on what to call that "stuff".<p>There are least seven major overlapping terms in play. New ones are being coined all the time. This bagginess bugs me, as a member of the education media. …

Education

8 things all great students have in common

Fewer people remember great <i>schools</i>.<p>Sir Ken Robinson — a 30-year veteran of the education industry who has taught in classrooms, worked alongside governments, and researched educational theory worldwide — finds this troubling.<p>In April, Robinson released a new book called "Creative Schools: The …

Civil Rights

Learning about learning: What every teacher needs to know

When I trained to be teacher I was told little or nothing about how children learn. Because a lot of what we intuitively suppose about the process of …

Pedagogy

Solving America's Crisis of Academic Motivation

A decade ago the National Research Council released a report that showed that between 40 and 60 percent of U.S. high school students are disengaged from learning and don't put much effort into school. Since that time, other studies have found that student motivation is a problem at all levels of …

Pedagogy

The Nine Types of Intelligence Every Person Has

When you think about it, intelligence is a fairly broad term. Most of us are completely sharp in some areas but dull in others. Psychologist Howard …

Random Acts of Kindness

IDEAS YOU CAN DO FOR STRANGERS<p>IDEAS YOU CAN DO ONLINE<p>IDEAS FOR THE HOLIDAYS<p>IDEAS YOU CAN DO AT WORK<p>IDEAS TO DO WITH OR FOR YOUR FRIENDS<p>IDEAS FOR YOUR …

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness levels.<p><b>Smile.</b> A 2011 study showed that thinking about something positive that makes you smile can actually make you happier (fake smiles don't do the …

IKEA Hack: An Incredibly Easy Upholstered Bench

Photo: Faith TowersUpholstery has always been intimidating to me. I love the look of tufted furniture, but I always expect DIY upholstery to be one …

Sewing

How To Make Your iPhone Screen Huge -- Without Buying A New Phone

Do you ever need to show something on your iPhone to a bunch of people? Well, then you know how hard it can be. You have to keep holding out your phone so the people sitting farthest from you can see what's happening on the tiny screen. Not exactly the best way to reel in your audience.<p>Thankfully, …

OS X

This Chart Shows the Lawn Maintenance You Need to Do Every Month of the Year

You probably think of lawn maintenance as a summer-only task. However, there are still a few tasks to be done year round. This chart shows you what …

Gardening

50 Genius DIY Garage Storage and Organization Project Ideas – Page 10

46 Clever Tool Storage Ideas<p>46. Clever Tool Storage Ideas: If all your tools are stuffed in plastic buckets or jumbled together in a drawer, check …

Order

Set of Two (2) Attic Truss Shelves<p>Pre-cut, pre-assembled shelves<br>• Solid wood and plywood<br>• Rust-resistant metal mounting bracket<br>• High-quality mounting …

Online

20 awesome projects for Raspberry Pi

Build a nice-looking Raspberry Pi case<p>Being totally stripped down allows the Raspberry Pi to be cheap, but it also means that the first thing a …

Raspberry Pi

Cheap DIY gadget can open most keyless car doors, garages

RollJam costs $32 to make and will get you in. Andy Greenberg profiles the cute wireless widget and its creator, Samy Kamkar, who announced it at …

A Lego Birthday Creation

Before all of the ruckus regarding Legos and its new Friends line , Jason and I decided to create a Lego present of our own for the kids' bi...

False Bottom Secret Compartment

Walnut Bathroom Cabinet<p>WOODEN SLIDE<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>If you offset two of the pieces (same side) by an inch or so, you have just created a …