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How To Assemble The Perfect Toolbox

Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's your answer to what should be inside it. We talked to to David Frane, editor of Tools of the Trade magazine and former carpenter and furniture maker, to get his advice on how to assemble the perfect toolbox.<p>Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's …

10 Of The Best Plyometric Exercises You Probably Aren't Doing

Nothing screams "celebration" quite like jumping around with excitement. And we here at The Huffington Post are literally jumping for joy in celebration of the company's 10th birthday. We decided to throw some fitness clothes into the mix and make a workout of it!<p>Here are 10 of our favorite …

4 ways to explore Alaska's great outdoors

It's the United States, but not as you know it - here's how to plan your exploration of Alaska's unique, bear-infested wilderness<p>Alaska – it steals …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are "well constructed mini-meals." That means food that contains protein, fat and fiber and …

Nutrition

10 Superfoods Healthier Than Kale

In a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control that ranked 47 "powerhouse fruits and vegetables," kale placed only 15th (with 49.07 points out of 100 for nutrient density)! Here's a roundup of the 10 leafy green cousins that researchers say pack a greater nutritional wallop.<p>In the …

Superfoods

This Video Explains How to Build Your Own Drone

The team behind Tested walks you through making a DIY UAV.<p>Why buy a drone this Christmas? The team behind <i>MythBusters</i> and <i>Tested</i> want to teach you how to make your own quadcopter.<p>This isn't quite amateur DIY: At 35 minutes, the guide is pretty comprehensive, and the parts won't come cheap—at about …

Lockheed Martin Claims Fusion Power in 10 Years. Should We Believe Them?

Pint-sized reactors could power endless airplane flights and entire cities.<p><b>In a press release</b> last month, defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced that its in-house fusion reactor program could produce a working prototype in as few as five years—and a practical, working system that could take …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

What Would Aliens Actually Look Like? We Asked 7 Experts

Movies and TV shows would have us believe aliens would look a bit like us, only with a big (bald) head, green skin, and crazy eyes. Don't believe it.<p>Movies and TV shows would have us believe aliens would look a bit like us, only with a big (bald) head, green skin, and crazy eyes. But we weren't …

Why Everyone Should Be Trained In Customer Support

Customer support positions are usually not on the top of the list of most-coveted roles at a company. For one thing, customer support is where customers come to complain (at least most of the time). Another challenge: It’s becoming increasingly common for consumers to expect around-the-clock …

The 3 Keys to Surviving Major Life Transitions

You might think that the most important work a financial advisor can do is related to allocating a client’s investment portfolio, or perhaps helping secure a timely insurance policy or drafting the optimal estate plan. In fact, their most important work is done when clients are in the midst of …

How a 200-pound man should eat to get lean

If you’re 200 pounds, you’re in luck. We’ve prepared a diet plan specific for you. For heavier, or lighter guys, refer to our Eating for Abs</b> …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

5 Powerful Exercises To Increase Your Mental Strength

<i>The following guest post is by Amy Morin, a licensed clinical social worker in Lincoln, Maine. In addition to working as a psychotherapist, she is also an adjunct college psychology instructor and she serves as About.com’s Parenting Teens expert.</i><p>Psychology often discusses mental health — but what’s …

A Mob of Fire Ants Becomes a New Kind of Material

Swarms of fire ants act like a material with properties of both viscous fluids, such as honey, and elastic solids, such as rubber. Researchers at Georgia Tech report that these properties depend not only on what the ants are made of but on the way they move.<p><b>When red imported fire ants—an invasive</b>, …

Martha Beck: 5 Things to Cross Off Your Bucket List Today

They say it's never too late. But of course it is—for all the things that waste your time, drain your energy and make you feel anything less than …

Positive Thinking

The 7 Secret Traits Of Enduring Champions

I am amazed and heartened by the responses I have received from all over the world to my recent article, “Why You Should Fill Your Company With ‘Athletes’.” Clearly the world contains a lot of champion “athletes” and champion thinkers, whether or not they are involved in competitive sports.<p>The …

How Super-Achievers Do What They Do

For their new book <i>The Art of Doing</i>, Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super-achievers at the tops of their fields. They started seeing patterns emerge. These are the 10 most common practices of the highly successful.

Get a monthly mystery care package for nerds

Do you like presents? Of course you do -- and a new service lets you send geeky surprise gifts to yourself.<p>Nerd Block is a subscription-based nerd care package service which, for $19.99 a month (plus shipping), sends out a monthly package of geeky goodies. Partners so far for the fledgling service …

The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips

Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek<p>In the past 16 months, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have toured 150 of the built, natural, and virtual landscapes of the United States, collecting images and interviews. They …

Ana White | Simple Outdoor Dining Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: handymommy<p>Handmade …

Tree house!!

For those of you who don’t know how amazing my husband is, here is a glimpse.<p>He has almost single-handedly remodeled our house, room by room, over …

HOUSE*TWEAKING

Wow! The sliding barn door in our bedroom has caused quite a raucous. 104 comments??!! Yowsas.<p>Wanna know how we, I mean, Handy Hubby did it? Good. …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

Why This Outdoor Space Is Just As Cool As You Think It Is

For the last several months I've had the image above saved on my computer. When I first came across it, I had one of those, "I want to go to there" …

27 Tips For Mastering Your Destiny

In his latest best-seller, "Mastery," author Robert Greene analyzes great figures from history, interviews contemporary leaders, and draws from years of psychology research to distill steps anyone can follow to become a master.<p>His other books discuss the strategies of power, seduction, war, and 50 …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Science Behind The Summer's Biggest Blockbusters

The answers to the most nagging, fascinating, and bizarre questions of the summer movie season.<p>How Strong Can Someone Become?<p><b>Inspired By Man Of Steel</b><p><b>THE PLOT:</b> In the latest remake of the 75-year-old comic franchise, Superman, an innocent farmer's son, discovers his powers and saves the planet from …