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Get More Wear From Your Suit By Learning How To Wear It Casually

If you’re going to drop a serious chunk of cash on your suit, you’d be foolish not to get as much wear out of it as possible. Just because a suit is …

Wrestlers after the bell

Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling, the largest wrestling company in Canada, is celebrating its 18th year. Globe and Mail photojournalist John Lehmann created these photo diptychs by photographing the wrestlers at a recent match in their full kits, then making matching portraits of them in the …

Build This Cozy Cabin - DIY

Rays of early-morning sunlight gently peek through the windows, easing you awake. Looking down from the sleeping loft, you see everything you need: a …

10 great L.A. meals for under $10: New food lovers' guide

Who says dining out in L.A. needs to leave a dent in your wallet? Certainly not Cathy Chaplin.<p>Her new book, "The Food Lovers' Guide to Los Angeles," is out this week and just in time to make a swell stocking stuffer for the foodie who has everything. (Hint: Your loved one is a "foodie" if they …

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diy project: solid perfume pocket watch locket

Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and …

How to Extend Your Wi-Fi Network With an Old Router

When you upgrade to a faster, better router, don’t toss your old one. Whether through stock or custom firmware, you can likely turn it into a …

Artist Temperaments

It is not just an artist’s work, but their personalities — inadvertent, performative, implied, affected, whatever — by which an overall narrative, or …

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Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things – from furniture and housewares to entire …

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6 DIY Pallet Furniture Tutorials

It is estimated that 2 billion shipping pallets are in use every day in the U.S. alone, so it is inevitable that some lay abandoned.<p>Why not use them …

What Happened at WhiskyFest: A Drinking Diary

<b>It could be said that</b> the perfect meal consists of a good steak, a great bottle of whiskey, and a loyal dog to eat whatever remains of the steak. Starting at nine in the morning during this past weekend's 2012 New York WhiskyFest, four hundred people had whiskey for breakfast. We had whiskey for …

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Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Sleep Under the Stars<p>Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See …

Give Chrome's App Launcher a Keyboard Shortcut for Instant Access

If you use a lot of webapps, Chrome's new app launcher is a great addition to your taskbar. Weblog Google Operating System shares a tip for making it …

Photos of Huge Congregations of Animals

<i>Stingrays. Photo by Florian Schulz</i><p>My Modern Metropolis has posted a delightful photo gallery of animals in amazingly large herds, flocks, and other …

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

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Get Yourself Going with These Motivational Wallpapers

Sometimes you need a good kick in the butt to get going. That said, we'd all be pretty sore if it happened every time we lacked motivation. Instead, …

A Teacher and Her Student

Marilynne Robinson was my fourth and final workshop instructor at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. After receiving my MFA this May, I left Iowa believing that there's no good way to be taught how to write, to tell a story. But there is also no denying that...<p><i>Illustrations by Denise Nestor</i><p>M<p>arilynne …

The Best Educational Apps and Games for Kids

Children of all ages are sharpening their growing brains with technology. With the sea of apps that all claim to be "educational," though, let's …

18 Super Chic No-Carve Pumpkins

If you love Halloween, but aren’t exactly into wielding a knife to carve out that jack-o’-lantern, you’re in luck. There are <i>tons</i> of great no-carve pumpkin decorating ideas out there. From using paint to stencils to cut paper, the ideas are almost endless. To get you in the Halloween spirit, we’ve …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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CrossFit mirrors American militarism | Salon.com

When I started CrossFit, I was troubled by the hero wods. The prospect of doing pull-ups and push-ups to honor a dead American soldier struck me as suspect, if not morally bizarre. I got the idea: the intensity of the workout is meant as a sign of respect, and the small sacrifice you undergo in the …

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

40 Foreign Films to Watch Instantly

In the golden age of the so-called “art cinema”, college-aged cineastes and middle-aged professorial types needed only to congregate at the local …

A Review of Christian Wiman’s My Bright Abyss: Mediation of a Modern Believer

<i>My Bright Abyss: Mediation of a Modern Believer</i><br>by Christian Wiman<br>Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2013<br>192 pages / $24 Buy from Amazon<p>“Silence is the …

Ice, ice baby: Jonathan Gold's favorite frozen treats

When the sun glowers, the Santa Ana winds rip through the canyons, and an invitation to have lunch on the patio feels like a death sentence, sometimes a quart of ice tea isn’t nearly enough. At such times it is nice to slip into an air-conditioned car and head for icy, icy bliss.<p><b>Taiwanese slush.</b> …

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How to Draw Animals

Animals are fun yet challenging to draw. This tutorial will show you how to draw different animals.<p>Method 1<p>Arctic Animals: Penguin and Polar</b> …