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This App Turns Your Photos into Lego Portraits

Ah, Legos. Few toys are as timeless and inspiring as these little plastic pieces when it comes to sparking the imagination and building something great. From murals and rock star figurines to drones and digital cameras, the bounds of Lego-based projects are limitless, and now you can build your …

5 Steps to Work Through Your Fear of Handstands

<b>It might sound crazy, but just a few years ago I was terrified to practice handstands.</b> I remember going to CrossFit one day and seeing handstand push …

Unusual App Trains Your Emotional Well Being

I have a weird hobby. I like to break and make habits.<p>Sometimes it's small, like I'll do the same exercise at the same time every day for a month and then suddenly skip it, to see how my body and mind responds to the change. The patterns make me feel in control, but then the diversion makes me feel …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

The best iPhone apps for pilots

The number of aviation apps available seems to be increasing daily, so pilots are one group of app users who seem to be doing okay when it comes to …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

Make your own DIY Miracle Healing Salve!

For the past six weeks, I have been exploring alternatives to over-the-counter ointments, salves, and beauty products. Not only are these products …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

Soundtracks

Wolff: The importance of 'controlling the narrative'

In rolling out the story of his daughter's drug problems, the forces of New York's mayor-elect underscore how message control is changing in the video age.<p>In rolling out the story of his daughter's drug problems, the forces of New York's mayor-elect underscore how message control is changing in the …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Kids

The TARVA Ice Chest

<b>Materials:</b> TARVA 3-drawer chest<p><b>Description:</b> Summer has arrived in Texas, which keeps you struggling to keep your drinks cool out on the balcony. The …

How to Convert an Old TV Into a Fish Tank

1<p><b>Find an old wooden TV console.</b><p>2<p><b>Open the wooden television console.</b> Console televisions usually have a removable back, but you may have to go in …

6 Ways to Motivate Your Kids

Try these no-nag strategies to get them to pick up, do homework, brush teeth, and more.<p>Convincing your children to do things they <i>don't</i> want to do can be challenging. And making them stop doing the things you don't want them to do can be even trickier still.<p>We asked experts who have cracked the code …

There's A New Study That Says Welfare Pays Better Than Work — Here's Why It's Total Nonsense

They add up benefits available through eight programs to a low-income woman with two children, and find total benefit values well in excess of full-time minimum wage work, or even, in some states, middle-skill work.<p>The study is called "The Welfare-Versus-Work Tradeoff," and it's meant to show why …

Income Inequality

Squats Part 2 General Mechanics

This is the Second Part of a series on Squats, the first part can be found here:<p><b>Squats Part 1</b> <b><br>Squats Part 3</b><p>Any feedback or questions would be greatly …

Squat Like a Champion

Here's what you need to know...<p>The squat is a highly functional exercise that every athlete should be doing, or working their way up to doing.<br>• The …

Workouts

How to Make a New Orleans Bloody Mary

A traditional Bloody Mary has long been regarded as the drink of choice for “The Hair of the Dog” morning-after cocktail. A New Orleans Bloody Mary …

The Best Small Home Plan of 2013

Bigger is not always more beautiful when it comes to architecture. Nir Pearlson's energy-wise Plan 890-1 proves it. A rather ho-hum name for Fine …

How to Learn Speed Reading

Whether you're hitting the textbooks in philosophy class or reading the morning newspaper, reading can feel tedious. Train yourself to speed read to …

Hemnes Lift-top Coffee Table

<b>Materials:</b> Hemnes Table, lift-top hinge<p><b>Description:</b> Lift-top functionality allows your coffee table to raise up and move closer to you, which is …

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

Timeless Advice on Writing: The Collected Wisdom of Great Writers

Hemingway, Didion, Baldwin, Fitzgerald, Sontag, Vonnegut, Bradbury, Morrison, Orwell, and other literary icons.<p>By popular demand, I’ve put together a periodically updated reading list of all the famous advice on writing presented here over the years, featuring words of wisdom from such masters of …

1937 Philips AM Radio Hacked into an iPhone Dock - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Oyvind from Build Electronic Circuits sent in his latest project. It’s a 1937 Philips AM Radio Hacked into an iPhone Dock, the project is basically …

The One-Week Fix for Bad Behavior

My plan was to end my kids' whining, hitting, and tantrums in seven days. But first I had to change my own actions.<p>"Why does Julian have to be so annoying?" Usually, when my 9-year-old daughter, Charlotte, poses this question about her 4-year-old brother, my response is, "Don't call your brother …

How to Control Anger

Everyone gets angry on occasion. If you're experiencing overwhelming rage, though, it could be damaging your mental and physical health as well as …

How to Escape the Cult of "Busy"

People who often say they're "too busy" or "crazy busy" sound like buzzing busy signals. And when you start sounding like an appliance, it makes it …

Trading stocks? TipRanks Grades Analysts' as You Read their Tips

Finance is an industry that gives a lot of advice. If it’s on the Web and their title is analyst, they have to know what their doing right? Well, it’s not so simple.<p>As with most things in life, not all experts are created equal. For people who work in the industry, it’s easy to know whose advice is …