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How to Open Up

Not everyone approaches their feelings as an open book for others to read. However, closing yourself off from you friends or from new people and …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

11 Amazing Hotels for Book Lovers

<i>There’s a warmonger, a cure-all, and a former currency in your cabinet. Do you know which is which?</i><p>CINNAMON STORKS<p>In ancient times, the origins of …

How to Divide Fractions by Fractions

Dividing a fraction by a fraction might seem confusing at first, but it is really very simple. All you need to do is flip the second fractions, …

Mathematics

How to Make a Crossbow Using Pencils

1<p><b>Make the stock.</b> The <b>stock</b> is the base, the part of the crossbow upon which everything rests. To make it, take two pencils. Line them up so that the …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From One Another

Everyone knows Americans don't agree on pronunciations.<p>That's great, because regional accents are a major part of what makes American English so interesting.<p>Joshua Katz, a Ph.D. student of statistics at North Carolina State University, published a group of awesome visualizations of professor Bert …

Language

Hearst Magazines

How to Make Lemon Mousse

1<p><b>Crack 3 whole eggs into a heat-proof bowl.</b><p>2<p><b>Add the yolks only of 3 separated eggs.</b> Place the egg whites into a separate bowl and refrigerate.<p>3<p><b>Mix in</b> …

Baking

How to Make Popcorn

Popcorn is delicious, especially when paired with a couch and your favorite movie. Some people love the convenience of the microwave versions, and …

Recipes

Make Measuring Small Distances Easy by Hole Punching Your Tape Measure

It's not always easy to measure precise distances on the fly with a tape measure. If you want a quick method, Instructables user bfk suggests …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

100 Creative DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space

Now that Fall is here, we’re thinking about redecorating our homes here at Brit + Co, which means it’s the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home or office.<p>BRIT + CO GUIDE:<p>But we narrowed it down a …

15 Life Hacks For Your Tiny Bathroom

You won't want to do all of these at once, but if you pick one or two of them, you might be surprised at how much your life improves. Or just feel proud that you did something productive.

How to Make Chocolate Scones

1<p><b>Preheat the oven.</b> Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F.<p>2<p><b>Combine the dry ingredients.</b> Place the flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the cocoa powder, …

Dessert

How to Fall Asleep

Falling asleep isn't always as simple as placing your head on a pillow and shutting your eyes. Thoughts, worries, and discomfort all have a way of …

How to Make Roasted Garlic Thyme Butter

Spice up your regular butter fare by adding a dash of garlic and savory thyme. Creating this butter looks like a challenge but is easy as pie. You’ll …

Recipes

How to Draw a Skull

Knowing how to draw a skull can help you out if you want to draw realistic looking people.<p>Method 1<p>Front-View Skull<p>1<p><b>Draw a circle.</b><p>2<p><b>Draw a barrel shape</b> …

How to Make Apple Butter

If you enjoy this tasty twist on jam, but can’t find it available commercially in your area, try making apple butter yourself. It used to be messy …

Recipes

The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

Embed Instagram Photos in Your Twitter Feed With This Workaround

Author: Michael Calore. Michael Calore Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Since you follow me on Twitter, you’re …

The Moto X Camera Update Is Here and These Are the Results

The feature-laden Moto X is the darling of the Android world save for one tiny issue. The photos shot with the camera look like crap. Today's …

Scientific Studies Explain the Best Ways to Talk to Children

For most adults, talking to kids can be daunting. And not just in the "watch what you say" way but in the "they won't say anything to me" way. …

Cook Dinner in Your Coffeemaker - CHOW Tip

How Studying Mummies Could Cure Modern Diseases

By comparing diseases from then and now, researchers can learn how they spread. Maybe they can learn how to stop them, too.<p>Earlier this year, scientists published a study of whole-body CT scans of 137 mummies: ancient Egyptians and Peruvians, ancestral Puebloans of southwest America, and Unangan …

Everything You Didn't Know You Could Grill and Were Afraid to Ask

Have some fun this grilling season by trying some delicious new recipes. Your curiosity, not to mention your taste buds, will surely be piqued by …

Those cool iOS 7 features? Android does that, too

You could say iOS 7 is revolutionary -- in the world of Apple. For several iterations now, Android users have had access to some of iOS 7's most heralded features, leaving some avid fanboys going <i>pfffftttttt</i>.<p>But maybe you've taken Android's offerings for granted. Maybe you overlooked these …