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Watch 100 Randomly Ticking Metronomes Miraculously Achieve Synchronicity

It’s always satisfying to impose order on chaos, especially if it doesn’t involve bellowing at a roomful of jacked up teenagers.<p>Witness the …

East Village

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

Mindfulness

Ambitious new tech aims to revolutionize touchscreens

The ambitious GHOST (Generic, Highly-Organic Shape-Changing Interfaces) research project is building technology that will let consumers use their fingertips to literally drag data out of touchscreen displays, bringing it into the 3D world.<p>GHOST is the brainchild of four universities in the U.K., …

Pedal powered farms and factories: the forgotten future of the stationary bicycle

One way to solve the large energy losses of pedal power generators is not to produce electricity at all but power devices mechanically, whenever …

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

How to Grill over a Live Fire

Live-fire cooking<p>Long before he became a celebrity, Michael Chiarello loved cooking over fire. As a boy—with the Emmy-winning TV shows, the family …

BBQ

20 Years of Cleaning Tips: Scrub Your Way to a Gleaming Home

We've been cleaning for more than two decades. Okay, not continuously, but let's just say we know how to use <i>all</i> our vacuum-cleaner attachments at this point. Over the years, we've shared our best solutions for tackling household tasks, and to our delight, you've written to tell us how these tips …

Ikea Hack Attack! Making a Side Table

Why do Ikea Hacks always feel like cheating? There is almost a residual guilt that I feel when something so awesome comes from glorified trash. Not …