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Build Your Own Workshop Stool With a Secret Compartment That Happens to Fit a Beer

A small stool for your workshop is handy enough as it is, but over on YouTube, Patrick Soriano decided to add in a secret compartment that just so …


Palmyra Is Captured by ISIS; What Now for Its Ancient Relics?

ISIS' seizure of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra early Thursday intensified fears that the 2,000-year-old site's archaeological treasures would become the latest to face destruction at the hands of militants.<p>The extremists' wanton carnage has also reignited debate about whether precious relics …


State of the Union 2015 analysis: What he said, what he meant

He has messages for his GOP and Democratic critics.<p>President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech Tuesday night to set an optimistic tone for the rest of his presidency — but also to drop big hints about the fights that lie ahead.<p>He targeted lines at his Republican critics and talked …

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Poet, author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou passed away today, days after canceling a scheduled appearance due to health problems. She had been honored with more than 50 awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. (Photograph by Peter Hapak for TIME) See the story at

The classic iPhone ringtone gets a sweet remix

There have been a lot of remixes of the iconic iPhone ringtone over the years, and this one may be the best. The guitar solo at the end is an unexpected twist.<p>The remixer goes by the name MetroGnome, and his YouTube account features countless remixes of popular songs. He’s got some original stuff …

Avocado Fries Recipe (PHOTO)

We know that just because everyone's jumping off a bridge doesn't mean we should. But, when that metaphorical bridge is an avocado and jumping off of it means breading and frying it (or baking -- if deep-frying isn't your thing) then we think everyone <i>should</i> be doing it. Because while avocados are …

Make your old iPhone run like new

Want to rejuvenate a sluggish iPhone 4? Here are some easy tips.<p>My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole …