Jess Vandermaas

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How to Cut Bathroom Remodeling Costs

Bathrooms are where we go to pamper ourselves, which explains why 36 percent of remodelers in our survey wish they had splurged on tubs and showers, …

This essay got a high-school senior into Harvard, Yale, MIT, and other top schools

But before he was accepted to the prestigious Ivy League school, he had to first navigate the tricky aspect of writing a stellar admissions essay.<p>His hard work certainly paid off. In addition to Harvard, he gained acceptances at Yale, MIT, Columbia and the University of Virginia.<p>Rodriquez …

17 apps that will help you become a more productive person

I've spent most of my life in awe of early birds. You know the type: People who can jump out of bed at 5:00 a.m., run a mile, actually eat breakfast, and still make it to work on time.<p>As a night owl, I often struggle to be productive during the day. I've tried productivity hacks to no avail, and I …

Apps

Mentally Strong People Don't Just Tell Themselves To Be Happy, They Do These 4 Things

Do you ever find yourself wondering why you aren’t happier? Sometimes, it seems like the act of <i>saying</i> you’re happy isn’t enough to actually make you …

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

Set Up a Raspberry Pi as a Live Streaming Camera That Broadcasts to YouTube

If you’ve ever wanted to live stream to YouTube but didn’t want to spend much money to do so, MakeUseOf has a guide for setting up a Raspberry Pi as …

Build Your Own Arcade Stick Encased In IKEA Parts

Arcade sticks are the best way to play a lot of different games, and making your own is a lot easier than you’d think. The problem generally is …

IKEA

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office - subscription free - ExtremeTech

How to set up DIY video monitoring for home or office — subscription free<p>By on December 7, 2016 at 2:24 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions …

Weekend Watch: Carving Clay with Sculpture Geek

Sometimes, you watch a video and you think: “I could do that!” Other times you watch and you feel the woeful inadequecy of your skills, tugging at the back of your mind. Unless you’re an incredibly gifted sculptor, this channel will make you frustrated with your clumsy stupid hands. I suggest you …

18 sneaky tactics to figure out what other people are thinking before they say a word

Perhaps it's less about what they said explicitly and more about how they looked while they said it. As in, their gaze was freakishly fixed on your face or their left leg kept jiggling.<p>Scientists have spent decades trying to figure out what these nonverbal displays really mean.<p>And while sometimes …

Body Language

Drink This DIY Tonic to Help Support a Healthy Metabolism

You might be one of those people who bolts out of bed in the morning, ready to take on the day. Or, perhaps your energy peaks mid-morning after a …

Nine DIY Photography Tricks That Anyone Can Do

If you’re getting tired of the usual selfies and perfunctory sunset pictures, here are a few fun tricks that can reinvigorate your photos with common …

Photography

11 advanced excel tricks that will help you get an instant raise at work

Massive swathes of the economy rely on the program, and becoming skilled at Excel has become a license to print money in business.<p>So while there are a lot of basic tricks that you have to know, there are also a few tricks that will set you head and shoulders above the competition.<p>If you want to …

MLB All Star Game Logos

Every year, Major League Baseball's All Star Game give one city and team a chance to play host to one of the more fun events of the season, and every …

The video that BLM does not want you to see.

13 job-interview questions that can measure someone's emotional intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the key to being really successful," he told Business Insider.<p>Perhaps that's why more and more companies are asking interview questions that are designed to measure a candidate's emotional intelligence— which is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions<p>Phil …

Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial - How to design Flat landscape Wallpaper

To Your Brain, Audiobooks Are Not ‘Cheating’

As is required of all women in their 30s, I am in a book club. At the first meeting of this group, one poor unsuspecting woman mentioned that she had …

The 10 best and worst things about Photoshop CC

Photoshop’s one of those essential tools that most photographers can’t live without. It’s been the industry leading application for years, and it may …

Tutorials

How I Cracked a Keylogger and Ended Up in Someone's Inbox

It all started from a spam campaign. Figure 1 shows a campaign we picked up recently from our spam traps with a suspicious document file attachment. …

How to Make $2 Clamps, Build a Wooden Vase and Avoid Nail Gun Blowouts

<b>Reclaimed Wood Table</b><p>A cool, short build from Jimmy DiResta's archives this week, as he takes some wood he found on the streets of NYC and turns it …

Woodworking

Create a Raspberry Pi arcade using IKEA’s cheapest table

I’m always looking for fun projects to make in all the spare time I never have. Like for the better part of last year, I have been collecting the …

Raspberry Pi

DIY - How to Make Outdoor Bench - Quiet Corner

Every porch needs a bench, at least that’s what Steve and I decided the other day. Actually Steve has had the concept for this bench in his head for …

Woodworking

Become a PMI-certified project manager with the PMP Prep bundle

The value of a high-level Project Manager is impossible to overstate, as they are the productivity gatekeepers in project costs, risk management and beyond.<p>With the comprehensive foundation training provided in the <b>Project Management PMP Prep Bundle</b>, you can earn top-level PM certification and …

How confidence affects your creativity

So, two writers, being held back from writing by the same thing – confidence – but for entirely different reasons. Harvey because he lacks it, Jess because she has too much. It certainly doesn’t stop with our writing duo.<p>When we applied a similar questioning process to every writing personality in …

How to Save Your Shows

Brian de Vera works at the radio station at San Diego State University. They asked him to produce an employee training video. Since this is just one …

San Diego

Small Experiments in DIY Home Security

[Dann Albright] writes about some small experiments he’s done in home security.He starts with the simplest. Which is to purchase an off the shelf web …

How to be assertive rather than aggressive

When you must take a stand, you may second-guess yourself: "Will I step over the line? If I do nothing, will I lose ground?"<p>You can walk the tightrope by increasing your people sensitivity and emotional intelligence.<p>Everyone admires <i>assertive</i> versus aggressive people — those who put forth their …