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Tie your shoes the Ukrainian way

The "Ukrainian lacing" method puts a pair of loops in both sets of top eyelets, cross-laces to the bottom, and anchors the laces with a pair of …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

Top Deck Trends for Creating Your Dream Outdoor Space

Build a place where it's always lounge o' clock.<p><i>This piece is excerpted from Kaley Belakovich's article for Angie's List. Visit</i> <i>Angie's List</i> <i>for more consumer advice on everything from home repair to health care.</i><p><b>1. Composite materials</b><p>Josh Franklin, sales associate and landscape designer with …

Home Improvement

The 5 Biggest Mistakes You Make When Painting Furniture

Improve a less-than-stellar piece with paint, patience, and my tricks. I had the oops moments; now you can learn from them.<p>There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and more. But I have found …

Home Improvement

Do This Security Checkup For 2GB More Google Drive Storage

Marking Safer Internet Day, Google is giving an extra 2GB of Google Drive storage to anyone who completes this security checkup by February 17.<p>The checkup makes sure your account recovery information is current, asks you to review recent sign-in activity, and lets you see which apps and devices can …

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here’s why<p>The obsessive thoughts of OCD are different to those that tend to dominate other types of mental anguish. Recurring and distressing thoughts are not always an obsession – at least not …

Traces Of Bubonic Plague And Dysentery Found In New York’s Subway System

But don’t throw away your MetroCard just yet<p>Today, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> released an interactive map of the bacteria in New York’s subway system. And as expected, it's gross enough to make your skin crawl.<p>The map shows the culmination of a work by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College, …

Best Erotic Wallpapers Dupenny Palmer Rockett

I love wallpaper and decided I'd dig a little bit to see what I could find in the romantic/sexy/erotic category. I was pleased to discover a small, …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

6 Classic, Mad Men-Inspired Cocktails to Serve at Your Next Party

Try these fun new takes.<p>Classic cocktails made with whiskey, bourbon, rye, and gin are more popular than ever. Get to know them again, then try these fun new takes.

Book Review: A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum

<b>By William E Doll Jr</b><p>There is not enough space here to do this book justice. It is one of the most incredible studies of the potential power of …

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Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

How Many People See Your Tweets? Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone

Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard. A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent. How many people saw it? How many of those actually clicked your links?<p>There was one catch, though: it was only open to …

9 Tips for Making Your Pantry Work for You --> http://on.apttherapy.com/cqsMpL A clean an organized kitchen, at least for me, is key to a pleasant cooking experience, and a put-together pantry is an integral part of a kitchen that helps you cook. Here are my top tips for an organized pantry.

Ace Clamp Lamp - 6 Pack

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DIY

It’s Tartt—But Is It Art?

No one denies that Donna Tartt has written the “It novel” of the year, a runaway best-seller that won her the Pulitzer Prize. But some of the self-appointed high priests of literary criticism—at The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and The Paris Review—are deeply dismayed by The Goldfinch …

17 Free Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Vacay a Snap

Making a globetrotter happy — there’s an app for that. A few years ago we wouldn’t have attempted any trip without an arsenal of maps, travel guides and emergency gear, but today we all depend on our tech to make traveling an easy and hassle-free experience. Whether you’re booking your next flight …

Apps

This concept car uses its own reconnaissance drone to spot traffic jams

The idea of receiving traffic updates on your sat nav may suddenly seem tawdry next to this more futuristic alternative dreamed up by Renault: If you're driving along in its "KWID" concept car and you're worried about jams up ahead, you simply launch a quadrocopter drone from the car's roof, send …

Hydrogen Peroxide Magic 2.0

A few years ago I started compiling a list of ways to use one of my favorite cleaning ingredients, and eventually published that list as a blog post. …

The Lego Simpsons house is coming! Don't have a cow, man

Lego is coming to Springfield.<p>The toy giant confirmed Wednesday that it will soon release a Simpsons house set. Reports had been circulating for a few days about the kit.<p>According to Lego, the set will go on sale on February 1, and will retail for $200. The company also will release a set of …

Lego

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

New York City Draws Its Battle Lines for Tomorrow's War on SantaCon

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged among New Yorkers that the holiday tradition known as …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

A Dozen Creative Ideas For Decorating Blank Walls

When you have a big, blank wall to fill, your first thought may be a gallery wall. There's nothing wrong with that, but sometimes it's nice to break up all of that flat framed artwork with something different. Enter baskets, brackets, paint-dipped objects, wall sculptures, special paint effects and …

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

Andrew Varela on Twitter: "Subway ticket machine in Moscow accepts 30 squats as its payment. http://t.co/0PO2fU8HWE via @9GAG http://t.co/l3uaRhgbJm"

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