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How to Build a Coffee Table with Just Two Tools, Make a Secret Compartment Shelf, Create Motion-Activated Bike Lighting & More

Part 2 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Motion Activated Bike Lighting Prototype</b><p>Bob Clagett uses an Arduino 101 board to create a unique bike light. …

How To Focus During Sex

This is not the time to multitask<p>Here's a question that's been on my mind lately: Since sex can be so great and fun, why is it so hard to get or stay focused during it? Basically, we spend most of our lives with our minds elsewhere, switching between tasks and doing six things at once; we are …

Mindfulness

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

Can Pro-Trump Poll Watchers Disrupt Voting In Pennsylvania?

<b>A version of this story was published by NewsWorks.</b><p>When Donald Trump was in Manheim, Pa., recently, he urged his followers not just to vote but also to watch out for cheating at the state's polling places.<p>It's a call to action the Republican nominee has made before — one many fellow Republicans …

Congrats, Walmart! You just realized e-commerce is a thing

Walmart is ponying up $3.3 billion to buy Jet.com so it can strengthen its online shopping muscle. This means we'll all be racing to Walmart.com, right?<p>Eh, maybe.<p>The world's largest retailer has been getting a lot more aggressive in e-commerce over the past year, introducing an Amazon Prime-like …

eCommerce

Here's How You Figure Out That New DSLR

A step-by-step interactive guide.<p>Digital single-lens reflex cameras, better known as DSLRs, take pictures better than any smartphone. But picture quality is not why phone cameras took over the world. For one thing, we carry them everywhere anyway, and for another, they're simple. Point, shoot, and …

Cameras

Can Handwriting Make You Smarter?

Students who take notes by hand outperform students who type, and more type these days, new studies show<p>Laptops and organizer apps make pen and paper seem antique, but handwriting appears to focus classroom attention and boost learning in a way that typing notes on a keyboard does not, new studies …

Los Angeles

Blades of Glory: How to Make Your Knives the Sharpest in the Drawer

The most important tool in your kitchen requires a little TLC for top-notch cuts.<p>If you've never sliced something with a truly sharp knife, it's a revelation, turning an arduous task into a pleasure. We called upon the nation's expert knife makers, knife-store owners, and the ultimate knife …

Knives

Summer reading countdown: The 5 most entertaining literary classics

The Fourth of July kicks off the summer vacation season, providing some readers with their only opportunity all year to curl up with a good book for an extended period. Here we present a few you may have thought about getting around to for years, only to be scared off by their vintage, reputation …

Free ebook on animation and interaction design

Animation is more than just another tool to entertain users. Animations help transition between content, draw attention to the most important parts …

5 Best Ways to Improve Workout Performance

Want to maximize your gains? Then keep reading (sponsored content by EAS Sports Nutrition)<p><i>Move, sweat, eat, repeat</i> makes for a decent training plan up to a point. But if you want to maximize your fitness gains, eventually you need to train <i>smarter:</i> smarter eating, smarter moving, smarter …

Exercise

7 tips to create awesome mobile app designs

Yelp is a good example of intuitive mobile interaction design. The app is very clean, with nice, big buttons that state their purpose. The buttons’ clear labels are easily understood by just about any user. Much more than that, the app uses some common mobile UI patterns, like the toolbar at the …

Novak Djokovic's health blueprint: how to transform your body in 14 days

Novak Djokovic went from frequent on-court meltdowns to the number one tennis player in the world - but how did he do it?<p><b>Novak Djokovic</b>'s body used to be broken. He had a reputation for collapsing on court at crucial moments and being forced to drop out of tournaments because of his poor …

High Fiber

How to Build a Meaningful Career

Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Unfortunately, most of …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Mental Health

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley22 hours …

5 Sleep Problems Nobody Talks About

You drift off at night like a newborn baby, yet can’t recall the last time you woke up truly refreshed. It may not seem that weird: “People tend to …

The Only UX Reading List Ever

This reading list is for anyone who wants to learn or deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of <i>User Research, Usability, Information Architecture,</i> …

UX Design

The UX And UI Tools That You Need And Should Use

As new UX and UI tools come on the market, many of them have new and improved features that can make your design efforts faster, easier, and with …

The Beauty Of Failure: 12 Rejected Designs That Actually Don’t Suck

Recently Rejected, an online graveyard for unpublished, rejected, or unfinished design work, illuminates the creative process.<p>All creative people know that only a tiny percentage of the work they do ever sees the light of day. More often than not, work either ends up in the trash, gets brutally …

Let Users Drive Cross-Platform Design

March 2, 2015<b>The word of the day driving cross-platform design seems to be consistency.</b> Responsive design has enabled designers and builders all …

The 5 Pillars of Interaction Design

<i>Jerry Cao is a content strategist at UXPin —</i> <i>the wireframing and prototyping app</i> <i>— where he develops in-app and online content for the wireframing and prototyping platform.</i><p>In today’s world of infinite-scrolling websites and touch devices, you must understand interaction design in order to create user …

UI Design

What clients want from illustrators in 2015

We first noticed Edward Carvalho Monaghan's bold, psychedelic, comic-book style in 2013, during a visit to Central Saint Martins' graduate exhibition …

An Artist's Dark But Loving Graphic Ode to Suburbia

Artist Ben Tolman creates incredibly intricate drawings that dig for the heart beneath the hard edges of the built environment.<p>Ben Tolman doesn't hate the suburbs. Not exactly. He's finally come to terms with the place where he grew up. It took him six months.<p>That's how long Tolman, an artist from …

Art

Illustrator Creates A Cute Animated Résumé To Get A Job With Google

<b>Australian illustrator</b> and animator Lisa Vertudaches wanted to apply for a full-time position as a Google Doodler in Los Angeles, and figured that …

Frozen is Coming Back In An All-New Animated Short!

That sound you hear is a billion parents' wallets screaming in terror.<p>From a business standpoint, this is a brilliant manuever. By attaching this new …

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55 Time

Want to save time on your design work? Yes! Great, then let's dig in.<p>This article is overflowing with time-saving tips that will not only have you …