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The Five+ Best Books For Understanding China.

Paul Mason's top 10 books about China

Paul Mason is the BBC's Newsnight economics editor. He is the author of Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global (2008), Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed (2010) and, this year, Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. His first novel, Rare Earth, has …

The 10 most popular tourist attractions in the UK

LONDON — Visitor attractions such as museums and galleries had a bumper 2014 in the UK, according to new figures released Monday.<p>The British Museum, …

74 Essential Books for Your Personal Library: A List Curated by Female Creatives

<i>Public domain image originally taken by George Charles Beresford.</i><p>When Open Culture recently published Jorge Luis Borges’ self-compiled list of 74 …

The 20+ funniest French expressions (and how to use them)

<b>1.</b> The French don’t “piss you off”… they “shit you off” (<i>Faire chier quelqu’un</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t call you “idiotic”… they call you “as dumb as a …

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Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners

Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next.<p>Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette<p><b>First, start with these 5 books…</b><p>…

Mathematics

How-Tuesday: Matchbox Valentines

<i>Whenever I encounter paper lace, glitter, rosy patterned paper, and all the trappings of a classic handmade valentine, I am immediately transported back to my elementary school days. I would sit at the kitchen table with my mother, armed with a bottle of glue and a pair of scissors, and</i> …

15 Reasons Why Vinegar is the Ultimate Cleaning Solution

The secret fix to most household messes was already in your kitchen cupboard.<p><b>1. Kitchen Surfaces and Utensils</b><br>Vinegar has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that make it a good choice for cleaning in the kitchen. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then pour it into a spray bottle. Use …

Cleaning

How To Clean Hardwood Floors with Black Tea

It's warm and soothing for your body, but did you know you can also use black tea on your wood floors? Tannins in the tea add a light, warm "stain" …

Stirrup Chrome Toilet Roll Holder

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Miniature Bulletin Boards

The other day I had to do one of my bi-yearly trips to IKEA to pick up a lot of stuff I don’t actually need (besides tealights and napkins of …

diy project: vintage book travel-tech organizer

As you may have figured out from my My Life Scoop posts, I’m a bit of a nut for tech accessories, especially pocket-sized ones. I can’t get over how …

Make Faux Photostrips Using Instagram Photos

What's hipper than Instagram right now? I think you could make an argument that photostrips are about as cool as they have ever been. This DIY …

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 …

30 minute ice-packs could be key to burning away body fat, say scientists

Ice-packs have been known to bring down inflammation and prevent swelling in sports injuries, but now scientists have shown they could also help people lose weight.<p>Simply strapping an ice-pack to a fatty area like the thighs or stomach for just 30 minutes can burn away hard-to-shift calories.<p>The …

Scribble Down Your Resolutions in These DIY Notebooks

It’s always a good idea to have a few notebooks lying around. You never know when you’ll need to jot down an idea the old fashioned way. Handy? Yes. But we like to scribble, doodle and sketch in notebooks that are pretty enough to keep our creative juices flowing. So we’re making custom notebooks …

Make it yourself - Midori Traveler's style leather Moleskine Cahier or Field Notes notebook cover - The Gadgeteer

A couple years ago I reviewed the Midori Traveler’s Notebook and commented that it was too expensive at $60 and that I could easily make one of my …

These Are the Top Six Books That Will Make You More Creative

If you read <i>What are the four principles that will lead you to breakthrough creativity?</i> and want more information, look no further.<p>Six of the best …

Creativity

37 Clever Ways To Organize Your Entire Life With Ikea

Warning: The following could add an extra hour to your next Ikea trip.

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it’s Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren’t quite sure how to …

DIY: How to Create a Unique Water Display That Showcases Your Travels

It was while strolling along the shoreline of Sorrento on the southern coast of Italy that the idea came to me. The moment was so blissful that I …

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Brian McGilloway's top 10 modern Irish crime novels

Brian McGilloway is author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin series. He was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974, where these days he combines his writing career with his work as head of English at St Columb's College.<p>His first novel, Borderlands, was shortlisted for the CWA …

10 Books That Will Help You Creatively

First off, I love reading. Especially in the last year, I’ve read more than anyone I’ve met. This is not to brag, but it feels like it. This means a …

House Tour: An "All Grown Up" Townhouse in Denver

<b>Name:</b> Allison Shaw <b><br>Location:</b> Denver, Colorado <b><br>Size:</b> 1,000 square feet <b><br>Years Lived In:</b> 1<p>When I arrived to tour the fabulous Allison Shaw's home last …