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8 Genius Life Hacks to Clean Those Pots and Pans That You Thought Were Ruined

It is quite frustrating and hectic to clean up burnt pots and pans! Though it may not happen daily, but at times you accidentally burn rice or sugar …

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

Now this is a Pinterest trend I can get behind.<p>We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid …

Recipes

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities<p>Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the …

Black Panther

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Michigan welcomes mega medical pot growers, but Legislature wants more limits

LANSING -- While the state has given the green light to mega growers of medical marijuana, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers wants to put the brakes …

Brilliant $16 device adds a HUD with navigation to any car

I borrowed a friend’s $150,000 Mercedes not too long ago, and I was obviously very impressed. There are so many amazing features packed into that …

15 Clever Things You Need to Decorate If You Have a Teeny-Tiny Apartment

Living Rooms

Sen. Cory Booker just introduced a bill that could legalize marijuana nationwide

One advocate described it as “the single most far-reaching marijuana bill that’s ever been filed in either chamber of Congress.”<p>A new bill in the Senate would not just end the federal prohibition of marijuana, but <i>encourage</i> states to legalize pot as well.<p>The bill, proposed by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) …

Michiganders could keep enough marijuana for 880 joints under proposal

Understanding and improving your credit score

Your credit score impacts all areas of your financial life, from getting approved for a credit card to the rate you qualify for on a mortgage. Not …

Women of Jazz: Stream a Playlist of 91 Recordings by Great Female Jazz Musicians

Browse through an archive of jazz writing from the last, oh, hundred years, and you’ll get the distinct impression that jazz, like the NFL, has been …

Drums

How to Save More Money Without Any Hassle

Most people want to save more money, but rarely do they succeed.<p>Life interferes, money slips through the cracks, and before you know it, the end of …

This Reference Chart Covers the Basics of Soldering At a Glance

Soldering electronics is a delicate art. If you’re just getting started learning how to solder, this handy reference chart can help you spot some …

Brotherhood Final Fantasy XV - Episode 1: "Before The Storm"

19 easy ways to slowly destroy your career

Bad habits, such as giving curt responses to emails or keeping to yourself all day, could be hurting your reputation — whether you realize it or not.<p>Here are 19 bad behaviors that will slowly erode your credibility and cost you big time in the end:<p>1. You don't adapt to the company culture<p>Every …

Self-help

19 Simple tricks to improve your living room

If you are bored of your living room decor, renovating it into a completely new Avatar is a great idea. Along with elevating the lifestyle, it will …

4 things that will guarantee you get a mortgage

There are four things mortgage lenders look at when deciding whether to grant you financing, and having a balance of each will score you better terms and make the process go smoother. Take a look.<p><b>1. Steady income</b><p>A consistent income that is poised to continue into the future is what lenders crave. …

5 Ways to Use a Gate for Synth and Vocal Effects

Gates, also known as noise gates, were made to reduce or eliminate unwanted noise in a recording or live sound situation.<p>They do this by attenuating …

Music Production

DIY Studio Design: How To Build Cost-Effective Acoustic Panels & Bass Traps

DIY acoustic panels made by the author for his own studio according to the plans presented in this article.When performing, recording or mixing, …

Audio Mixing

Just Blaze Wants to Share His Building Blocks With a New Generation of Artists

After making hits for Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, and more, the groundbreaking producer turns his sights to mentorship.<p>In 2014, I saw Just Blaze play the drums in a crowded airport hangar-sized venue in Austin, Texas, as part of a Boiler Room event during SXSW. Watching New Jersey-born Justin Smith …

Microsoft Surface Hub on the Cheap: Touchscreen Coffee Table

I'd been wanting a touchscreen coffee table for years. When I saw the Microsoft Surface Hub I finally was inspired enough to find a solution to build …

Windows 10

7 habits to make sure your home is always clean

Keeping a house looking and feeling fresh and clean is sometimes a challenge, especially in a busy household that doesn't always freely offer a lot …

6 habits that'll help night owls thrive in the 9-to-5 world

Crack-of-dawn conference calls, breakfast meetings or even the fact that the office coffee maker is always turned off by noon are just a few examples of how the work world really is designed for early risers. You know the type — those perky folks who leap out of bed with the sun and begin winding …

Work from Home

12 Habits of Horrible Leaders and How to Break Them

Leadership isn't a dictatorship. If you want your employees to go the distance for you, avoid these 12 destructive behaviors at all costs.<p>In leadership, everything you do counts. All eyes are on you, even when you aren't there. Employees feel your presence throughout the day because you set the …

Staying Organized And On Task (Even If It's Not Your Forte)

<b>by Liz Gutman</b><p>I will be the first to admit that I'm not the most organized person in the world. In fact, I'm not even the most organized person in my company. Shockingly -- appallingly -- I might not even be the most organized one who lives in my apartment. (My dog has a weird habit of organizing …

Productivity

26 Extremely Dope Overlooked Albums of 2016 (So Far)

There's more to life than Kanye West, or Drake, or even—hear us out—Beyoncé. This has been a year of great music, and some extremely dope albums have slipped under the radar.<p>This has been a year full of music and, more specifically, full of great music. Even more specifically, 2016 has been a year …

This Is the Secret Sauce for Happy Employees

Workers want more from their employer than a paycheck.<p>Before we get to the secret sauce for happy employees, let's first talk about happiness at work. It's tricky to focus on happiness at work. It's subjective, and too often leaders focus on making employees happy. This is the wrong focus.<p>Where …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

Microsoft provides some details on building a magic mirror with Hosted Web Apps and Windows 10 IoT | On MSFT

Waking up in the morning is about to get a little more technical. We’ve seen sneak peeks and demos of Microsoft’s Magic Mirror. The ‘smart mirror’ …