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A Minnesota-Based Company with a Modern Take on Quilting

"We’re at an age where people are connecting to stories. Quilts have that."<p>That's Alexandra Gray Bennett, one of the founders behind Louise Gray, whose quilts (and pillows and prints) we're now carrying in our Shop—a striking combination of modern design and age-old tradition. I spoke with …

Quilting

Dish unveils a 4K Android TV streaming box with Netflix, Sling TV, and local channels

The AirTV Player is available starting today<p>The rumors of a set-top box designed to combine Dish’s Sling TV service, Netflix, and over-the-air television were true. Today, Dish officially announced the AirTV Player, an Android TV streaming device that the company is pitching as “a single platform” …

The cord-cutter's guide to the best indoor antennas

Indoor antennas are pretty cheap, but our tests of six popular models did reveal some differences. Here's how they stack up.<p>You don't need to spend much money to get free TV. Indoor antennas cost as little as $10 and let you watch free TV programs over the air with your current television.<p>That's …

Short and Sweet: 4 New 6-Minute Workouts for Busy People

<b>Did you know workouts lasting under six minutes can benefit you in more ways than one?</b> Many of you may already know how fabulous snagging a short …

Find out if your iPhone 6S is eligible for a free battery replacement

If your iPhone 6S keeps shutting down unexpectedly, you may be in line for a new battery on Apple's dime.<p>If your iPhone 6S ($570.00 at Amazon.com) keeps dropping dead on you, it may have a faulty battery. According to Apple, this problem affects "a very small number" of iPhone 6S handsets …

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What Love Is

<i>Born in Berlin of Jewish parents in 1923, Ayya Khema [1923-1997] escaped Nazi Germany in 1938 with a transport of 200 children to Glasgow. She joined</i> …

Spirituality

Going Solo: Tips for Safely Hiking Alone

by Austin Campbell October 28, 2016 5 Comments<p>Tips for Staying Safe on a Solo Hike<p>Hiking alone can be peaceful and the perfect way to spend some …

DIY Furniture Knock-Offs That Really Knock It Out of the Park

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any …

House Design

Portable Lightweight Foundry

[Makercise] is getting ready for Maker Faire. One of the things he’d really like to do is some casting demonstrations. However, he has no desire to …

How to Build a Bed Frame - Genius!

For furniture that fuses elegance with economy, start with a few everyday supplies and tools—and end with this crafty cot!<p>Photo: …

Woodworking

HomeMade Modern EP64 Conference Table

I was comissioned to made this conference table for a startup called Yoshirt. I used angle irons to bind 2x6s into a sturdy solid wood tabletop, …

Woodworking

The DIY Butcher Block and Pipe Workstation

Redditor ksmithbaylor built this gorgeous butcher block and steel pipe workstation, and we love it. Sure, it’s spacious and clean, but hats off to …

Copper pipe wall sconce

Copper pipe wall sconce. Sounds <i>chic</i> right?<p>Copper light fixtures and copper home decor are definitely trending today. Making a copper pipe wall sconce …

DIY

DIY Patio Pallet Floor

After presenting a number of patio focused wooden pallet inspirations that included many furniture items and some décor inspirations too, we were …

Best Meditation Apps for iPhone and Android (2018-17): Explore the Peace at Your Own Pace

Every one of us is living a stressful life in one way or the other. Those who have no or less money is in stress on how to earn money and those who …

The US Coast Guard turns 226 years old today — here are 34 jaw-dropping photos of the branch in action

Today marks the 226th anniversary of the creation of the US Coast Guard.<p>One of the five service branches in the US military, the Coast Guard is responsible for maritime rescue, drug interdiction, smuggling prevention, and humanitarian-aid distribution.<p>Tracing its history to August 4, 1790, the …

Rowing

Boys Don't Cry: A Story of Rock 'n' Roll and Surviving The Cure

The Cure co-founder charts his friendship with Robert Smith, his 13 years in the band, and his struggle with booze. It's the only insider book published and here's the first extract.<p><i>Lol shot by Scott Witter</i><p>Laurence ‘Lol’ Tolhurst met Robert Smith at the age of five. Years later, he’d become a …

Pete Townshend

Donald Trump's Real Ambition

I normally stay clear of psychologically profiling public figures. But when the writing is so clearly on the wall, when the stakes are so high, and …

Psychology

This DIY Wood Beer Carrier Even Has a Bottle Opener on the Side

GIF<p>Instructables user Herbsco built this reusable, good-looking beer carrier out of solid walnut, which probably explains why it looks so good, but …

Woodworking

What is ”Mushin” Meditation and Why is it Important? – Japan Info

It is widely known that the Japanese often have a different way of looking at things. Their difference in character and culture makes Japan a …

Enjoy unlimited streaming & privacy with StreamJack TV SmartDNS

We live in an age of premium access, where the best entertainment and secure digital privacy generally costs an arm and a leg. But necessity is the mother of invention, as they say, and new services are on the rise to allow the motivated web surfer to bypass geoblocks and pay-gate …

Smart TV

Every Day, The Moving Figures in This Sculpture Kiss and Pass Each Other

(Photo: olyagrebelnaya)<p>The 1937 Azerbaijani novel <i>Ali and Nino</i> tells the story of a Muslim man and a Christian woman in the city of Baku who fall in …

Tinnitus and Chronic Pain Share a Common Brain Dysfunction

Long after damage has occurred to a person’s hearing, some people still experience persistent tinnitus—the perception of a buzzing, ringing, or …

Neuroscience

The surprising benefits of feeling insignificant

In the grand scheme of things, you are a tiny blip on the Earth’s surface. And recognising that fact may make you a better person, writes David Robson.<p>Take a look at the video above. Feel small and insignificant, compared to the enormous, beautiful world around you? If so, you may just have become …

Psychology

25 Wonderful Things You Can Make With Pipe!

Industrial-styled furniture, copper beauties or unique ideas you may have never thought to try, even a novice DIYer can craft some wonderful things …

Use the Cancun Technique to Motivate Yourself to Save Money

Saving money is a hard goal to achieve if you don’t have a specific motivation behind it. If you’re having trouble finding the motivation to set …

Simple Rules of Thumb for Decorating Your Walls

If you don’t have an eye for design, you might not know where to start when it comes to putting art on your walls. You can always go with your gut, …

Home Decorating

16 Sculptural Industrial DIY Pipe Lamp Design Ideas Able to Transform Your Decor

Lamps can be one of the most rewardful DIY Projects in the world thanks to their extended functionality and often use. Sculptural industrial diy pipe …

Light Bulbs