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There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Rome Film Festival salutes Andrzej Wajda with his final film, 'Afterimage'

A melancholy round of applause greeted the first Rome Film Festival screening on Friday of "Afterimage," the stark, solemn final film directed by the Polish master Andrzej Wajda. Before his death on Sunday at the age of 90, Wajda had been expected to attend the festival and participate in a …

These 12 Discount Shopping Hacks Saved Me Hundreds Of Dollars

I had no idea what discount shopping was growing up. The phrase “shop 'til you drop” was my mantra. As a little girl, I enjoyed going to the mall …

Personal Finance

Prefab perfection that you're going to fall in love with

The next in a range of fantastic prefabricated houses we are inspecting, is a bungalow that is high on function and style, but also super low on …

Articles about 5 ways design planters on Dwell.com - Dwell

In light of the Eichler-inspired prefab house from our Dec/Jan Issue, we found five different ways to celebrate, purchase, or...<p>This week's top 5 homes focus on the beautiful design element, wood.<p>It might seem strange to be thinking about gardening when the snow is falling and the weather is …

Prefab Homes

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

20 Crossfit Workouts You Can Do At Home

Whether you simply don’t have time to make it to your box/gym, don’t feel like forking over the cash or don’t have a box in your area you can still …

CrossFit

7 Daily Habits of Exceptionally Productive Leaders

You don't have to be a born leader to be a great leader. Just focus on doing a few things very well.<p>Why are some leaders better and more productive than others? While some people believe that you're either born a great leader or you're not, that's not really the case at all. Anyone can learn to be …

10 Major Moving Mistakes to Avoid

How Do I Stop Mildew From Coming Back?

Have you spent hours cleaning mildew only to see it return? Here's how to keep it away for good.<p>Even though I clean the mildew from the bottom shelf of my lower kitchen cabinets, it always comes back. Why?<p>Mildew needs moisture, so if you find the source of the moisture, you'll stop the mildew. Look …

3 Ways to Earn Employees’ Trust

Fostering trust among employees who are suspicious of management doesn't have to be a daunting task.<p>Employees are often suspicious of management. Everyone has had a bad boss in the past, and that experience can taint future interactions, unless good bosses are sensitive to this baggage.<p>You can't …

Mistick - As in Mist Stick!

DIY Camper Van Conversion Bed Build, Bed Converts to a Couch! #VANLIFE<p>PVC & Duct Tape Kayak<p>Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Rockets …

Horse Shows

DIY Paver Planter

Here's What You Need:<p>Here's What You Do:<p>1. Put pavers together without adhesive to make sure the size and shape are what you want.<p>2. Use landscape …

DIY

10 Abs Workouts in 10 Days

<i>Sun’s out, guns out!</i> Summer is upon us and that means that we will have plenty of opportunities to put your physique on display. Depending on the …

Exercise

Weekly Innovation: Paper Notebooks That Become Digital Files

Each week, we highlight an innovation you might not have heard of yet. This week's innovation is a twist on something invented thousands of years ago: paper.<p>The St. Louis-based team of Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley are selling classic, quality-made hardbound notebooks. But there's more. After you …

Death To The Open Office Floor Plan!

This week the <i>New Yorker</i>‘s Maria Konnikova methodically broke down the reasons open offices destroy productivity. Namely, they’re too noisy or too …

The Definition of Employee Engagement

We all know what employee engagement means, right? The term is tossed around like salad dressing. There are numerous articles and infographics on the …

Separate Merit Increases from Performance Reviews

As I continue to hear bashing of the performance appraisal process, I become more convinced that the reason everyone hates performance reviews is …

Advanced Routing Techniques Part 1

The 7 Deadly Sins of Conflict Resolution

As I watch and participate in conflict conversations and conflict resolution efforts, I notice patterns of behavior that consistently produce bad …

Kindle / IPad case and stand.

How to Make a Spline Jig to Help Make Your Frames Beautiful at TechShop

Introduction: How to Make a Spline Jig to Help Make Your Frames Beautiful at TechShop<p>I wanted to show my son how proud I was of his recent karate …

Woodworking

Free Circular Saw Cross Cut Jig Plan - Vinyl Siding Cutting Jig

Build the circular saw crosscut jig shown on the right with just a few tools using scraps laying around your shop!<p>Click on image for larger view<p>This …

Drill Press I-Beam for Woodworking

Woodworking

Woodworking Router Circle Jig

Frame Assembly Made Easy

Simple Router Table

Add another nut to the ready rod, slip one of the pillow blocks on to it then add a second nut.<p>Slip a pillow block on the other stub, set the …

Woodworking

How to Build a Simple Router Table

Learn how to build a quick and simple router table in less than an hour.<p>Learn how to build a simple router table using a sheet of scrap plywood or …

Some spiffy woodworking jigs

Woodworking