Carlos Vargas

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Alternative Furniture Design: The Study Cube

Domestic cubicle, anyone?<p>One of the heartbreaking things about visiting South Korea is seeing that most children, including very young ones, wear …

6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset

Community<p>6 Must-Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset<p>By Jennifer Pierrat     Jun 6, 2016<p>Mizin Roman for Shutterstock<p>Flashy spaces and shiny toys in …

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Blueberry bushes thrive in the high acidic soil that pine needle mulch provides. Pine needle mulch is a great organic choice for your garden that adds nutrients as it decomposes, while retaining soil moisture and inhibiting weed growth. Pine needles provide your blueberry bush root system with an …

The Healthy Recipes You Need To Get Back On Track

It's time to take a break from all the sweets.<p>The holidays are a great time to reunite with family and friends, but unfortunately they’re also overrun with sugary, rich foods. If you participate in the festivities like most of us do, chances are you’re not feeling your best right now. (And, your …

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11 easy, healthy smoothie recipes to freshen up your breakfast for spring

Healthy? Check. Easy? Check. Portable? Check? Yup: Smoothies are pretty much ideal if you’re looking for a speedy, nutritious breakfast on the go. And then there’s their versatility. Once you spend a little time with your blender, you start to realize that there are just about endless smoothie …

Information Architecture vs Interaction Design – What Are the Differences?

I am sometimes surprised to hear that some practitioners believe there is not a very big difference between Interaction Design (IxD) and Information …

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

It undermines a long tradition of designing and building infrastructure in the public interest.<p>I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment. “I’m not a programmer,” he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before …

This Is What You Need to Eat After Last Night's (Fourth) Jäger Bomb

Overdid it on the agave margs at happy hour last night? Take an aspirin, put on your sunglasses… and eat these things.<p><b>You know that head-pounding</b>, dehydrated, gimme-an-electrolyte-drink-now feeling you get after a night of drinking too much? Yeah… neither do we. But we <i>heard</i> these 17 recipes are …

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These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

10 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Your Microwave

You already use your microwave for these excellent recipes. But did you know it can be the key to a cheap, at-home latte? Here, ten new ways to use your kitchen's most versatile appliance.<p><b>To Cook Corn</b><p>This is kind of life-changing. <b>How to do it</b>.<p><b>To Toast Coconut</b><p>Use the same method to toast raw nuts.</b> …

7 Easy Slow Cooker Pasta Sauces to Last You All Week

<i>Header image: Slow Cooker Beef Goulash from CHOW</i>Generally speaking, pasta isn’t the sort of dish you turn to when you’re looking for a big, …

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8 Tested and Perfected Summer Grilling Recipes

Summer grilling season is in full swing. Branch out from the usual hot dogs and burgers with these delicious and foolproof recipes.<p><b>1. Grilled Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken</b><p>These chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't …

Our copycat In-N-Out Burger recipe lets you go 'Animal Style' anywhere

<i>Although — or maybe because — In-N-Out Burger has outlets in only five states, the small chain has achieved serious cult status. People (including us) are obsessed with the burgers, especially anything off the not so hush-hush secret menu. Here, Camila Alves presents a TODAY original recipe for a</i> …

No More Mowing: 10 Grass-Free Alternatives to a Traditional Lawn

Many of us have a love-hate relationship with our lawns. Although we enjoy the cool carpet of green grass to lie on and play on in summer, no one …

The Trick To Making Flank Steak As Tender As New York Strip

In this case, the way you slice it matters.<p>There's a big price difference when it comes to a fancy cut of meat like New York strip and a less luxurious one, like flank. Strip makes its way into the poshest metropolitan restaurants, while flank sees more backyard barbecues. The reason is that the …

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The Lazy Man's Artisan Bread Recipe

No-knead bread is where it's at.<p>Baking bread is a simple feat, yet for many people it feels incredibly intimidating. There's the yeast that has to grow, the flour that has to be kneaded with water, and all that waiting. One could say there's a lot of room for error. We're not going to lie: There's …

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The New Gravel Backyard: 10 Inspiring Landscape Designs

We’ve pondered over our neglected backyard for three years now. In other words, our garden deserves more than a weed-filled lawn and a few patches of …

DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

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15 Things Dads Should Teach Their Sons About Dating

Buckle up, kid, it's a fun ride.<p>"That poor kid." "He has no chance." "Tough draw for him."<p>Statements like this are common when I talk to people about our son, the one boy out of our five children. Blanketed with three older sisters and a younger one. Their intentions are fine, I'm sure, but the …

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How to build a VPN router

VPNs are great for both privacy and dodging geo-blocks, but they do have limitations. For a start, not every device has a VPN client – your game …

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This is How You Turn a Watermelon Into a Giant Cocktail

So you can focus on the grill, not mixing drinks.<p>As if the Internet needed one more clever way to refashion a watermelon: We've turned the sweet summer melon into a keg, one massive Jell-O shot, shot glasses, and now a JUG (can't stop, won't stop). This idea came to me from the Italian food site …

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"Heroin Chicken" (Warning: Extremely Addictive)

Would it be bragging to say that I am famous among my circle of friends for this amazing chicken?<p>Would it be over the top to say that at least two vegetarians (ladies, you know who you are!) have ignored the tofu I had diligently fixed them when they saw this chicken presented to the rest of the …

LittleThings - Life's about the Little Things.

Almost everyone loves pizza. Honestly, what’s not to like? Bread, sauce, cheese, and toppings are all delicious! Obviously, sometimes people go a bit …

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15 great parallax scrolling websites

One web design trend that refuses to go away is parallax scrolling. With this, the website layout sees the background of the web page moving at a …

How To Make Homemade Tomato Sauce

<i>Homemade tomato sauce</i> <i></i>offers you good economic value as well as good nutrition. This tomato paste expectedly costs less per meal serving than a …

How to Find the Wi-Fi Password of your Current Network

Your computer is connected to a Wi-Fi network but you do not remember the password that you had earlier used to connect to this particular WiFi …

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