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This 3-Ingredient Whipped Dip Is as Pretty as It Is Delicious

Creamy, salty dips get all the attention, but dipping one food in another shouldn’t be limited to savory snacking. Dessert dips make eating fruit …

Dessert

Woke Giant, retro political art for third century America

Over at Woke Giant you'll find some seriously cool, retro-styled "political art for third century America." Don't miss the downloadable protest signs!<p>…

Flint

What if English were phonetically consistent?

Japanese is a hard language to learn, but one of the easy parts is its generally phonetic consistency. English is also hard language to learn, and …

Language Learning

Artist describes the first time she ever saw white Australians as a teenager

Wangkatjungka artist Nyuju Stumpy Brown first saw white people in the 1940s as a teenager. Here, she describes that time and later shows some of her …

Art

Theo Jansen Debuts His Newly Slimmed Down Wind Powered Walking Strandbeest For 2018

For years we’ve been writing about Dutch artist Theo Jansen and his Strandbeests, incredible wind-powered walking sculptures, and those inspired by …

Sculpture

The New York Public Library's curious collection of authors' personal items

From Gareth Smit's article in The New Yorker:<p>The Berg Collection’s roughly two thousand linear feet of manuscripts and archival materials were …

Mark Twain

Japanese self-sharpening mechanical pencils give the lead a tiny turn every time you lift the tip

Uni's Kuru Toga Roulettes are mechanical pencils that solve a problem I've never had, which is that the tip wears differentially, eventually creating …

Cory Doctorow

Watch how to make prints like Andy Warhol

Marianne Keating from The Tate takes viewers through the complex process of making prints in the style of many of Andy Warhol's most famous silk …

Art

19 Of The Best Subscription Boxes For Book Lovers

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Photographer completes global journey to compile perfect shots of trees

Landscape photographer Michael Kenna just had a big retrospective of his tree photography, prompting renewed interest in how he got so many amazing …

Escalation

Let’s play a game. You name an integer from 1 to 10. Then we’ll take turns adding an integer from 1 to 10 to the number our opponent has just named, …

The Gates Foundation spent $775m on a Big Data education project that was worse than useless

Kudos to the Gates Foundation, seriously: after spending $775m on the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, a Big Data initiative to improve …

Dig this amazing South African spoon-in-mouth slide guitarist

Thanks to the always-excellent Instagram feed of intrepid musicologists Dust To Digital for introducing me to guitarist Hannes Coetzee of South …

Patent Depending, The “Nonsense” Inventions of Steven M. Johnson at Maker Faire

I have followed the career and work of “nonsense” inventor, Steven M. Johnson, for decades. I wrote about his work, back in the day, at both <i>The Futurist</i> magazine and early <i>Wired</i>. Steven has shown his invention illustrations at Maker Faire Bay Area in the past and he’s back this year with more …

Building a Portable, Collapsible Workbench

Some of our most popular posts here on Make: have been about workbench construction. People always seem to be in the mood for a new workbench. Or, at least, dreaming about having a new bench in their shop.<p>We’ve covered permanent benches, folding benches, and quick and sturdy benches. Here, Elisha …

Is my child depressed? Being moody isn’t a mental illness

<b>(Getty Images)</b><p>Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation<p>Dr. Stanley Kutcher<p>April 14, 2018 7:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>It is difficult to open up a magazine or newspaper today without seeing a …

Ultra-fast-growing rhubarb makes incredibly weird sounds

"Forced rhubarb" is rhubarb grown to maturity in complete darkness -- during which it grows so rapidly it produces incredibly cool, weird sounds.<p>If …

Expedition will hunt for Ernest Shackleton's lost ship in 2019

During the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Sir Earnest Shackleton was the man, or at least one of them. Other explorers of his day may have …

Seafloor

No is a complete sentence, the t-shirt

Last month, Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) tweeted "No is a complete sentence." This month, designer Debbie Millman put it on a t-shirt. It's …

Cotton

12 ideas that explain what’s so wrong with American schooling today

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>The focus of most schooling is meeting the projects job market demands rather than fulfilling students as people<p>Marion Brady<p>April 6, 2018 7:59am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>George Mason University economist Bryan Caplan was quoted by the Atlantic as saying the …

Regina Spektor Reads “The Everyday Enchantment of Music” by Mark Strand

“A rough sound was polished until it became a smoother sound, which was polished until it became music.”<p><i>“Without music life would be a mistake,”</i> Nietzsche proclaimed in 1889. Walt Whitman celebrated it as the profoundest expression of nature and Aldous Huxley as an expression of the “blessedness …

Intricate staircases made by secretive French woodworking masters

An art collector who died earlier this year donated a remarkable collection of <i>escaliers</i> to Cooper-Hewiit Museum. The tiny staircases were fashioned …

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

<b>(AP Photo/ Jan M. Olsen)</b><p>Okay, we get it, you’re happy — no need to rub it in<p>Marie Helweg-Larsen<p>March 20, 2018 3:46pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries — a distinction that …

World Happiness Report

Mister Rogers and Mr. Trump: Can the Neighborhood of Make-Believe help us through this?

<b>Fred Rogers (Getty Images/Westminster John Knox Press)</b><p>Scholar Michael Long on the radical pacifist message of Fred Rogers — and how he’d deal with our puppet president<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 19, 2018 9:00am (UTC)<p>Fred Rogers was and remains a global icon. During his five-decade career in public media, …

Fred Rogers

"The Book Thief" Author Markus Zusak Has A New Book Coming Out And It Sounds So Good

Bridge of Clay finally has a release date!<p>"The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.<p>At the center …

If A Magic Fish Says Your Friend Sucks, You Should Probably Listen

A fisherman finds a magic flounder and turns to a friend for advice in this excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's short story collection The Merry Spinster.<p><b>Once there was a fisherman</b> who lived with his friend, and they lived quite happily together in a little house by the sea. Every day he went out and …

The hidden threat of teacher stress

<b>(Getty/recep-bg)</b><p>Nearly half of all teachers report experiencing a lot of daily stress<p>Brandis M. Ansley • Joel Meyers • Kate McPhee • Kris Varjas<p>March 11, 2018 1:59pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>When a traumatic event such as the Florida school shooting takes …

Teaching

This nostalgic iPhone case turns your smartphone into a retro arcade

Today's video games are technological marvels, boasting life-like graphics and immense open worlds. But, there's still something to be said about the …

Suggested Media Diet

<i><br>'What's the right balance for a healthy mind?"</i><p>Faris Yakob of the creative agency Genius/Steals developed a "Media Diet Pyramid" modeled after the …

The ingenious perpetual flip calendar from the 1920s

This Perpetual Flip Calendar has a nifty way of displaying the date every time you rotate it 180 degrees. The Measured Workshop YouTube channel got …