Cristyn Laridaen

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How to Install Deck Joists

If you’re building a deck, you’re going to need to support the deck floor. The deck floor support comes from a variety of places – first the deck …

Woodworking

You Need To See Ashley Tisdale's Sultry "Toxic" Cover

Ashely Tisdale has come a long way since <i>High School Musical</i>. She and husband Christopher French teamed to do this great, stripped-down cover of …

Britney Spears

The Best Wireless Multiroom Speakers for Your Home

Wi-Fi-connected speakers are capable of delivering significantly better audio quality than Bluetooth offerings. Because they typically connect to your home network, they can also deliver seamless multiroom audio, coupled with easy controls from your smartphone or tablet.<p>Wireless speaker with Wi-Fi …

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more -- all with simple voice commands.<p>Google has …

10 Life-Changing 3D Touch iPhone Tricks You Aren’t Using Yet

All too often we overlook things that are right under our noses. We may think we know something, but with closer observation it becomes clear that we had no idea what we had at our fingertips. Our favorite example is 3D touch. Owners of the iPhone 6S and later know that the feature exists, but very …

Apps

"Red Letter Christianity" And The Bible

Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne recently published an op-ed piece in the New York Times titled, "The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead." They write that evangelicalism (or at least its reputation) is a "casualty" of the recent presidential election. They believe it is time to bury …

The science-backed way to actually hack your DNA—and slow aging

When it comes to gracefully getting older, most women have a few regular habits they swear by, like drinking collagen-spiked beverages and slathering …

Fighting Child Sex Trafficking in India, Award-Winning Movie SOLD Goes Digital

Film is incredibly democratic and accessible, it's probably the best option if you actually want to change the world, not just re-decorate it.- Banksy<p>Giving voice to the millions of children who are sold into sex slavery, in India and beyond, this film adaptation of Patricia McCormick's haunting …

The Anxious Lover: Stop Feeling Insecure And Get The Love You Crave

Why do people manipulate others? Is it because they're an asshole? Is it because they need to feel powerful?<p>I manipulated an ex-girlfriend once. Years ago, when I was in a toxic relationship with someone I loved, I lied to get a reaction out of her. I told her I was going to watch her soccer game, …

Relationships

8 Hidden Things to Clean Off & Speed Up Your Computer

Just like dust and clutter can accumulate in hidden places in your home (you know... out of sight, out of mind) the same can be said for your …

30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 …

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Instantly Free Up Storage On An iPhone by Downloading (Then Deleting) a Huge App

Earlier this year, a little trick was discovered on iOS where if you attempted to download a large movie, iOS would clear up junk storage for you to …

The Turkey Farm That Supplies The White House Says It's Humane. See For Yourself.

Accused of cruelty, a farm owner invited HuffPost to photograph his animals.<p><b>Warning: This story includes images of dead and injured animals that may be disturbing to some readers.</b><p>OREFIELD, Pa. ― Animal advocates on Friday released graphic footage from a celebrated Pennsylvania farm that has …

Todoist now lets AI software schedule your due dates

Because humans are bad at it<p>The company behind productivity app Todoist, which lets you manage your personal and work lives with powerful to-do lists, is adding a new feature today: an artificial intelligence-powered scheduler. Now, when you need to set a due date for the completion of a task, …

Google Earth VR is the godlike virtual reality experience we've been waiting for

Never have I uttered the phrase "holy f—k" so many times in one virtual reality session. That's how amazing the new Google Earth VR is when you …

Virtual Reality

You can now watch Netflix shows offline for only a DOLLAR

Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about Netflix making offline viewing available for their subscribers. This would be awesome, because it would give …

Watch devs read 1-star reviews of their apps

App developers may be rich, charismatic, good-looking and able to code (OK, so a significant portion only fall into one of these categories), but they’re also human — and that means criticism hurts.<p>With that in mind, a new video mines devs’ negative user reviews for comic gold by getting indie …

DIY Mid Century Wall Clock

photos by Jared Smith Well we’re finally back to our regularly scheduled programming after last week’s blog birthday madness, and I’m really excited …

5 best Fitbit tips to get loads more out of your Fitbit

By David Nield<p>According to those in the know, millions of Fitbits have been shifted in recent years - and many of you reading this will be using one …

Take Professional Photographs With Your iPhone Using The DxO One 20.2-Megapixel Camera

It’s amazing just how good the quality of the camera on the latest iPhones is. For grabbing a half-decent photo on the go it’s pretty well unbeatable. I’d go so far as to say it’s as good as many standalone compact digital cameras. Obviously you don’t have the benefit of a zoom lens, and neither …

Here's Why I Write About Teen Girls And Witchcraft

It's about time we stopped being afraid of powerful, unlikable outsiders and started celebrating them instead.<p><b>The kindest description</b> I can come up with for Young Laure is that she was, at times, a bit of a tricky creature. The most <i>realistic</i> description I can come up with for Young Laure is that …

Feminism

Kate McKinnon's 'Ghostbusters' Bloopers Prove She's An American Hero

"Can I offer you a Lorna Doone?"<p>Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot earlier this year was extremely polarizing.<p>But, whether you loved it or hated it, the four leading ladies in the film are unquestionably funny. Particularly Kate McKinnon.<p>The SNL star’s character is one Jillian Holtzmann in the film …

Want to get rich? Put your finances on cruise control

A plethora of digital money-tracking services have emerged in recent years to overtake the humble paper-and-pencil logs of the past, from budgeting …

We Now Know Which Parts of The US Are at The Highest Risk From a Devastating Solar Storm

Be ready.<p>Scientists have drawn up the first ever map of areas of the US that would be at the biggest risk if a catastrophic geomagnetic storm – …

5 Secret Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

It's time to get to know your phone better.<p>You might think you know everything about your<p>better halfiPhone, but you're wrong. There's a whole world of hidden features that can only be unlocked with secret codes. *GASP*<p>Excited? You should be. Here's what the features actually do.<p>1. Find out exactly …

Stone Age

This 'American Honey' Clip Features Shia LaBeouf's Rattail Dancing To Rihanna

Andrea Arnold's stunning film is now in theaters.<p>If you read The Huffington Post regularly, you may know we are big fans of Shia LaBeouf’s rattail. The rascally actor first sported it back in March 2015, two months before he began shooting “American Honey.” With the movie expanding to wide release …

Three Years After His Death: Robin William’s Widow Penned an Emotional Essay About Actor’s Final Months

In the years after Robin Williams’ tragic death, his widow Susan Schneider Williams has been working tirelessly to understand and spread awareness of …

Son Found After 8 Days Lost at Sea, Mother's Fate a Mystery

The U.S. Coast Guard announced this afternoon that it has decided not to re-open a search for a 54-year-old Connecticut woman who disappeared after …