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James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72

It started unremarkably enough, just two Boston College computer science professors swapping ideas over a meal a quarter-century ago.<p>“Jim and I were at lunch one day and we decided to plan on doing some research together,” one of the professors, Peter Olivieri, related.<p>Dr. Olivieri suggested that …

Disability

56 Brilliant Woodworking Tips for Beginners

Woodworking is a blast, but it can be intimidating for beginners. Luckily, our readers and editors love passing along their go-to tips.<p>Clamping up …

How the Eames Lounge Chair is Made

Eamesy does it<p>This video is unfortunately peppered with MarketingSpeak--in particular you can skip the first two minutes and 30 seconds--but it does …

Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

A diet of fiber-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables, reduces the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and arthritis. Indeed, the evidence for fiber’s benefits extends beyond any particular ailment: Eating more fiber seems to lower people’s mortality rate, whatever the cause.<p>That’s why …

Holistic Medicine

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Cook Steak

Steak is one of those things that intimidates a lot of people but really shouldn't. If you've ever struggled with cooking the perfect steak, this list of tips should help. We've turned to some of our favorite Food Network personalities and more celebrity chefs for their steakhouse-worthy cooking …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

Wellness

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Why Every Workshop Needs a Really, Really Good Jig Saw (and Which One to Buy)

<i>Each week in 2015, ManMade is sharing our picks for the essential tools we think every creative guy and DIYer needs. We've selected useful,</i> …

Everything You Should Know About Belt Sanders

What your belt sander does best, and what to watch out for<p>A common use for a small belt sander is scribing. You can gradually sneak up on a curved …

The 100 Best Business Books of 2015

Which books made the list? More important, which authors should you be listening to?<p>Ultimately we're all products of our influences. Even groundbreaking business thinkers use the ideas, perspectives, and advice of others as the basis for their own thoughts and actions.<p>Since much of that acquired …

How To Grow 168 Plants In A 6 X 10 Space With A DIY A-Frame Hydroponic System

The techniques you can use for making gardening far easier than it actually is are not that many and in most cases not that accessible in terms of …

Woodworking How to Use 4 Basic Saws

DIY Sandblasting Cabinet and Etching Glass<p>Wooden Gordian Knot<p>Wood and Acrylic Knife Box<p>PVC Class<p>Thanks! You hit a few things I haven't gotten into …

How to Repair Your Own Furniture | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joshua Klein.</i><p>Earlier this week, I explained <i>why</i> every man should know how to repair his own furniture, and …

9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit.<p>On October 23, 2006, <i>Brain Pickings</i> was born as an email to my seven colleagues at one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college. Over the years that followed, the short weekly email became a tiny website updated …

Creativity

DIY: Lighted Pipe Shelving

<i>Doing It Yourself isn’t always the easiest or cheapest option, but odds are you won’t find anything more satisfying than finishing a DIY project with</i> …

DIY

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

How To Easily Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden

If you want to start gardening, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to own a garden. This statement may sound a bit peculiar at first, but let us …

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we …

Tek-Think - Smart Technology In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence - Technology is Getting Smarter. So Should We!

Which Reasoning Style Best Describes The Way You Think?

How rational are you, really? This comprehensive online quiz by ClearerThinking.org will not only provide you with the answer, it’ll also tell you …

Critical Thinking

6 Apps All Book Lovers Need on Their Phones

Even between increased workloads and more of our free time occupied by our digital addictions, we’re still making time to curl up with a good book. Whether you love YA books, celeb dirt or gorgeous cookbooks, there are so many reads just waiting to be discovered. In this week’s edition of our …

Easiest Way To Get Started In Woodworking

Easiest way to get started in woodworking, you must decide as to what you want to do in terms of projects and where your shop will be located. Most …

9 mighty woods for outdoor projects

Tools: Sharpening wheel

26 Must-Have Tools for the Ultimate Workshop

We highlight a range of options for each of the core tools a well-equipped shop must have, plus the new tools you're going to want.<p>We highlight a range of options for each of the core tools a well-equipped shop must have, plus the new tools you're going to want.

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John Nash obituary

Nobel prizewinning mathematician whose life was depicted in the film A Beautiful Mind<p>The American mathematician John Nash, who has died aged 86 in a taxi cab crash in New Jersey, made his public mark as the subject of the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind. In his discipline, he gave his name to the Nash …