Christine Alford

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This Artist Takes Recycled Watch Parts And Turns Them Into Incredible Steampunk Sculptures. | Artist, Steam punk and Punk

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The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You

Home › DIY Advice › The 30 Secrets a Plumber Won’t Tell You<p>These secrets could save you a lot of time and money. Get the scoop on things a plumber …

Home Improvement

A Metal Jedi Master Yoda Bookend That Appears to Use the Force to Hold Up Books

Hallmark is featuring a metal <i>Star Wars</i> Yoda bookend that makes it appear as if the legendary Jedi Master is holding up your collection of books with …

Bookend

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

This One Yoga Pose Is All You Need To Stop A Pounding Headache Right In Its Tracks

Headaches are like breakups: They usually come out of nowhere, they hit you so much harder than you'd ever expect, and it can feel like the pain will …

Yoga

40 Sea Gulls Wrecked His Hotel Room. 17 Years Later, a Pepperoni Pardon.

Nick Burchill has been called “the worst hotel guest ever.”<p>It isn’t because he left a suitcase filled with pepperoni in a hotel room in Canada in 2001.<p>It’s because, as Mr. Burchill tells it, he left it next to an open window and about 40 sea gulls invaded the room, drawn by the smell of the cured …

Nova Scotia

Seasoning your cast iron pan isn’t enough

You season and reseason for a reason.<p>Cast iron is strange mixture of incredibly durable and unusually delicate—especially for a cooking implement. The metal is physically sturdy, but also highly reactive, which means even a droplet of water sitting in your cast iron pan can leave a rust spot. To …

Particles

Shoulder Surgery Recovery- Week 1 (Days 1-4)

| <i>by</i> Dr. Meaghan Dishman ND, LAc, MSOM<p><b>POST-OP SHOULDER SURGERY RECOVERY</b><p><b>WEEK 1 (Days 1-4)</b><p>I went back and forth on commenting on my recent shoulder …

Sprawling Maya network discovered under Guatemala jungle

<b>Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.</b><p>Laser technology was used to survey digitally beneath the forest canopy, revealing houses, palaces, elevated highways, and defensive fortifications.<p>The landscape, near already-known Maya …

Interesting Way to Save Money on a Disney Cruise

It may be surprising to some, but even though I’ve taken hundreds and hundreds of flights and lots of amazing (and some not as amazing) trips, I have …

Personal Finance

Parchment Paper or Foil? The Ultimate Guide for Every Cooking Scenario

You’ll never have to guess again.<p>Roasting Veggies in the Oven: Either<p>Parchment paper is safe up to 420°F, so if you are roasting vegetables at a …

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

Treatments and Stretches for a Groin Pull

A groin pull, or groin strain, is a type of sports injury in which one of the adductor muscles in the groin area is torn or ruptured. Groin pulls …

Bandbox Online Store

Discounted Covers <br>Samples, seconds and overstocks for various prices. This are all one of a kind. Note Seclection choice number and pick from drop …

Straw Hat Bike Helmet

The Straw Hat Bike Helmet is two separate components: the YAKKAY Smart 2 bike helmet and the Bike Pretty Straw Hat cover. The Yakkay Smart 2 is a …

Bicycle Helmets

These Are 20 of the Best Running Trails in the U.S.

Tahoe Rim Trail<p>California/Nevada 1 of 21<p><b>Difficulty:</b> Moderate<p>The "Rim Trail," as locals call it, circumnavigates crystal blue Lake Tahoe by rambling …

I Tried Carrie Underwood's Leg Workout And My Thighs Will Never Be The Same

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Exercise

American Airlines Is Bringing Back The Perk You Once Hated

Oh, air travel.<p>The state of domestic air travel lacks so many perks that we’re now highlighting the return of once-free (and always derided) airplane food.<p>American Airlines said Tuesday that it would bring back free meals in economy class on some coast-to-coast flights beginning May 1. The news …

American Airlines

8 Costly Flight Booking Mistakes You Make All the Time

Before you book your next flight, here's how to make sure you're getting the best deal.<p>Whether you travel for pleasure or for business, buying a …

Science Says Listening to These 5 Songs Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

For as long as sound has existed, music has always been tied to deep emotion in all living beings. It's one of the stimuli that are most likely to evoke a memory or intense reaction, one of the strange phenomena that allow humans to access a different mental or emotional space than the one they …

Brain Imaging

Best Ways to Paint Wrought Iron

Step 1: Get Ready to Paint<p>Pick a warm, dry day to paint your wrought iron pieces. Don’t start painting if surfaces are wet, when the humidity is more …

Home Improvement

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

How Much You’ll Pay to Get the VIP Treatment at Disney Parks

Think you've seen all there is to see at Disney? Think again.<p>A trip to the Disney parks, whether it’s Florida’s Disney World or California’s …

The 10 Commandments to Cooking With a Cast-Iron Skillet

1. Buy pre-seasoned, but don't cook with it right away.<p><b>Druckman says:</b> “You still want to give it a little bit of care when it first comes out of the …

3 Stretches That Make Things Worse

And Some Much Better Alternatives<p>Stretching Gone Wrong<p>Stretching: It's a ritualistic torture session for many lifters. But does it even help? Not …

Biomechanics

Tips and Tricks for Exploring Walt Disney World This Summer

If you’re heading to the parks for the first time in a while, there’s tons of new stuff to take in. For example, visitors can now breeze onto the …

Can Matt Smith be the first Doctor Who to regenerate as himself?

Steven Moffat has hinted Smith could be the first of the Doctors to return to the Tardis - and the actor has made no secret of his desire to …

People Are Furious With HGTV's Love It or List It

Is this really what's happening behind the scenes?<p>After binge-watching HGTV for years, we've learned not to trust everything we see on TV. (We mostly tune in for the home makeovers, not the drama, anyway.)<p>A recent Reddit chat took on this question, asking people who have been on reality TV shows in …

The 'Holy Grail' for earthquake scientists has been accidentally destroyed

For nearly half a century, thousands trekked to Rose and Prospect streets to behold a slice of sidewalk that, by conventional standards, had no curb appeal.<p>Pulled apart so that it no longer aligned, the humble curb wasn’t much to look at. But for earthquake scientists, it was a kind of Holy Grail, …

Earth Science