Carissa Wengrovius

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DIY RESTORATION HARDWARE-INSPIRED SHELVING

You know when you have those projects that you start on and you’re all gung-ho on getting that sucker done, then an obstacle comes out of nowhere and …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Happiness, Spirituality Without Religion, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Nietzsche’s famous proclamation that “God is dead” is among modern history’s most oft-cited aphorisms, and yet as is often the case with its ilk, such quotations often miss the broader context in a way that bespeaks the lazy reductionism with which we tend to approach questions of spirituality …

Richard Dawkins: I once tried to commune with God – aged 13

Richard Dawkins,Edinburgh international book festival,Atheism,Science,Creationism,Books,YouTube,Edinburgh festival,Edinburgh,Scotland,UK news,Edinburgh international book festival 2014<p>'Angels at the altar' fantasy of now confirmed atheist revealed as leading scientist speaks at Edinburgh book …

The Best Ways to Sell Your Stuff | Consumer Reports

Auction houses<p>Consignment shops<p>Online sales<p>Yard sales<p>How to decide where to sell your stuff<p>This decision tree will help you decide which venue makes …

21 Oft-Overlooked, Must-Have Items For Your Baby Registry

You're standing in the store, scan gun ready to go and then it hits you: you actually have no idea what you really need to put on your registry for baby. Do you want this set of animal bibs or do you <i>need</i> them? Even if you've done the research, it's hard to know what exactly will work for you until …

Mom-to-Be Stress Linked to Higher Rates of Asthma

Don't freak out: Scentists are finding that a mom-to-be's stress levels can have significant effects on a child's future health, including delays in cognitive development, behavioral issues, and even an increased risk of autism. The latest link? Scientists have found that maternal stress could …

Faith Strengthens Aging Parents As They Care For Their Son

A good night's sleep is rare for Judy and James Lee. They are on parenting duty 24/7 for their son, Justin.<p>Justin, who has cerebral palsy and was born missing parts of his brain, also has a seizure disorder, which has gotten worse lately. He's often silent during his seizures, which means he has to …

4 Drug Combinations That Can Be Accidentally Lethal

These common combinations can be accidentally lethal<p>Nearly 28 percent of adults ages 20 to 59 hold multiple drug precriptions at any given time, per CDC data. In some cases, double (or tripling) up is necessary—but the wrong combo could have critical consequences, says epidemiologist Leonard …

A Convincing Theory About Human Evolution

No ape had done that before.<p>It was an important milestone in the story of human evolution.<p>The ancestor in question, Homo erectus, could use simple tools and hunt. His diet was more meat-based than plant-based. Meat has more calories than food derived from plants. Humans had transformed themselves …

Do You Suffer From Shin Splints?

It's one of the most common running injuries. Here's how to stop them before they start<p>Summer is a good time for new runners to hit the pavement, but if you're constantly complaining that your shins feel as if they're on fire, you're not alone, finds a new Danish study.<p>Researchers examined more …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> …

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Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

The Best Exercise for Better Posture

Learn this crucial move plus three muscle-sculpting variations that target your arms, back, and core.<p>Pulling exercises are the key to a well-rounded strength routine—in fact, people who sit a lot (which, ahem, is most people) should actually do <i>twice</i> as many pull moves (to work those back muscles) …

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10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

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Gaming System Helps Young Babies Kick Their Way To Health

Microsoft’s Kinect gaming system has lots of uses – you can exercise with it, catch criminals or even create real-time light sabers. But now it can also help newborns get their legs stronger.<p>First, a little background: premature babies are at higher risk for cerebral palsy – nearly half of people …

The Fermi Paradox

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p>Everyone feels something when they’re in a …

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

How reliable are medical research checks?

<b>Recent controversy over figures used in the British Medical Journal which were later withdrawn renewed questions over the peer review system - the way medical studies are checked prior to publication.</b><p>The BMJ is now investigating two articles that claimed statins, used to reduce cholesterol, could …

5 Ways to Make Your Kids' Toys Interesting Again

<i>Guest post from Katie of Embracing a Simpler Life</i><p>It’s the same old story; a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear.<p>My kids, and most kids I …

When You Still Don’t Know What You Want to Do with Your Life

<b>“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” ~Unknown</b><p>Sitting at my kitchen table, I can’t help but …

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Origins of Yoga: Part I

I run into numerous <i>yoga myths</i> in the yoga community, but perhaps the most persistent myth I’ve encountered is the myth that modern yoga is part of a …

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Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

The Periodic Table Of How Kids Play

It used to be that play was just play. There wasn’t a whole lot to say about it. Kids climbed trees, hit balls, and did experiments on insects. But by the mid-20th century, children’s play was being extensively studied, classified, and taxonomied by pioneering psychologists such as Melanie Klein …

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