Benjamin David

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The Differences Between Acquaintances, Friends, Best Friends & Soul Mates

Friends are great, charts are fun and any opportunity to paste that glorious Kim Kardashian cry face somewhere shouldn’t be wasted, so this was a no …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s not often discussed is a clear definition of mental strength. To me, mental strength means that …

How Our Minds Mislead Us: The Marvels and Flaws of Our Intuition

Every year, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> summons some of our era’s greatest thinkers and unleashes them on one provocative question, whether it’s the single most elegant theory of how the world works or the best way to enhance our cognitive toolkit. This year, he sets out on …

The Self Illusion: How Our Social Brain Constructs Who We Are

We’ve already seen that the notions of stable character and fixed personality are a myth. And yet, our culture is wired for labels and checkboxes, eager to neatly file people away into categorical cabinets and thrown into furor over the slightest inkling of multiplicity. Take, for instance, Howard …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

"BubbleTrees" were designed as get-close-to-nature tent alternatives for the great outdoors. Want one? Or are they crazy? http://tinyurl.com/cbczusm

Welcome to the “Designed By Me” Era

Since at least the early ’90s, we’ve been hearing that Mass Customization is going to change the consumer landscape, but by and large, we still buy manufactured goods the way we have since the middle of last century. With the exception of custom-crafted luxury goods like bespoke tailored suits and …

40 Dating Tips I Gathered After Reading Ellen Fein’s The Rules

This book — <i>The Rules</i> — was what the movie, <i>He’s Just Not That Into You</i> was based on. The term “You are not the exception” is referring to <i>The Rules</i>. …

The Complete Guide to Making Money in Your Spare Time

We all could do with a few extra dollars in our pocket, but unless your boss is a fan of giving you free money, you’ll probably have to work for it. …

Dog in a Dog

Shares 0<p>The kids will have so much fun helping with this dog-shaped hotdog recipe. It’s easy, tasty and so incredibly cute, perfect for summertime …

How-To: Fold-Out Laundry Room Drying Rack

Living in NYC where space is definitely at a premium, I can’t resist a good space-saving home solution. That’s why I’m such a fan of this awesome fold-out laundry room drying rack tutorial from Centsational Girl.<p>Pretty brilliant, right? Head over to Centsational Girl to see how to make your own!

How To: Stencil with Stain

Jil found a side table at her local thrift store for $6.95. She turned up her genius switch and decided to stencil it with stain. She taped off her …

these panda rice balls are hard to bear

When I saw these on Pinterest, I just had to get the details. How does the rice stick together? Is that black licorice? Or wet leaves? Is it true …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

“I try to make poetry. Not minimalism. Not purism. Just poetry.”<p>NeoCon 2018 showcased some of the boldest brands in commercial design.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>The Office for Metropolitan Architecture designs the perfect library for the digital …

Architecture

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

More smart folks are thinking small when it comes to housing....here are 5 tiny house ideas worth stealing > http://mnatu.re/16nDLsF (including this awesome loft in the East Village).

As more folks have discovered the joys of keeping a few birds in the back yard, the houses for these critters are getting snazzy indeed. 8 awesome urban chicken coops > http://mnatu.re/14QCZnX

5 refreshing frozen cocktails on a stick

Combine 2 summertime treats into something we like to call 'poptails.'<p>Tequila and fresh fruit is always a great combo. Mix with honeydew, watermelon …

Sunflowers are just one of 10 amazing healing plants you can grow at home > http://mnatu.re/108rKmY

Would a Strawberry Basil Sangria sound good about now? We thought you'd agree....recipe > http://mnatu.re/108qVuA

How-To: Simple Wooden Rings

Create your own beautiful wooden jewelry with this simple wooden ring tutorial from Caitlin at The Merrythought.<p>Ready to make rings of your own? Break out the power tools and head over to The Merrythought to see the full how-to!

Triple X Beer Cozy Pattern

Now that it’s getting to be porch and rooftop drinking weather here on the East coast, one of these triple X beer cozies, by Ravelry user Spork, might come in handy for insulating your suds from the warming rays of the sun.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | A Christmas Story Bottle Cozy<br>• MAKE | Bearded Beer Cozy<br>• MAKE | …

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

How-To: Make a Neck Cooler

The summer heat and humidity here in Austin is downright oppressive right now. Just yesterday (when it was actually cooler than the recent back-to-back triple digit days) I ventured downtown with the kiddos with a stylish folding fan in my hand, trying to whip up some kind of breeze. No luck. Even …

Novelty Computer Keys

Sometimes you just wish some of your keyboard’s keys were labeled a little more accurately. With the Novelty Computer Keys set, you get all the …

Gin Wheel

Internationally acclaimed design firm AvroKO collaborated with Bombay Sapphire Gin for this limited edition Gin Wheel. The beautiful design piece is …

Kokatat Life Vests

Kokatat us the leading US manufacturer of technical apparel and accessories for water sports. Kokatat Life Vests combine functionality and comfort, …

Aquatic Sports