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This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

Harvard

Smart home demo house from CNET hits market for $625K

With some brains still intact<p>Back in August 2015, consumer tech site CNET purchased a home in the Louisville, Kentucky area for the express purpose of testing out the latest home tech products. Now, that property, a 5,800-square-foot ‘90s house, is for sale, retaining some of its connected wares …

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

Did you know that you can fairly easily replace the individual dead cells in rechargeable battery packs like the NiMH and NiCad kind found on cordless power tools? The process can be a little fussy, but if you want to save some bucks and have a few minutes to spare, you can bring a dead or dying …

Arduino

What it's like using the 'iPhone of vaporizers' — a $275 gadget that lets you smoke weed on the go

The marijuana retail industry has been disrupted again and again.<p>Years ago, glass bongs, pipes, and joints dominated the pot paraphernalia space. Those devices gave way to clunky desktop vaporizers used for inhaling marijuana vapor. They gained in popularity through the mid-2000s by delivering …

Cannabis

Spy Game: Essential Gadgets for the Amateur Spy

Posted: Friday, September 16, 2016<p>What little kid doesn't want to be a spy? And what adult doesn't want to live out his childhood fantasy of being a …

Gear & Gadgets

Large Outdoor Double Chair Bench Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about large outdoor double chair bench plans. This wood project is ideal for your backyard, if you want to …

Woodworking

15 books you must read if you want to work on Wall Street

Mention Ayn Rand or Sun Tzu and you're likely to elicit the NSFW version of the eye roll. And forget about Machiavelli. A Zagat's restaurant guide would do more for your banking career than The Prince (although you should still read it).<p>So, I canvased my library and checked in with a few old …

Report refutes LGBT ‘born that way’ theory

According to a new report, scientific evidence fails to support the “born that way” theory of sexual orientation. In addition, there is “no evidence” …

Best Nerf guns 2018: obliterate friends and family in a barrage of non-expanding foam

If you're looking for the answer to the question "what's the best Nerf gun or blaster" then you've come to the right place.<p>That's because we'll tell …

The Walking Dead

These Cabinet Hacks Seriously Increased My Kitchen Storage

Unless you designed your kitchen from scratch, with a custom layout and cabinets, it's probably not perfect for your needs. But new cabinets can …

Home Depot

Learning this skill is essential to anyone trying to enter the world of investment banking

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Getty / John Moore There are few skills more essential to investment banking than financial modeling and valuation. The ability to look …

The Unexpected Dangers of Recreational Counting

The cleverest card trick I’ve ever seen was performed not by a magician, but by a math professor.<p>A teaching assistant (let’s call him Nick), acting …

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Build an Outdoor Shower<p>Whether spending a day at the beach, exploring the forest or working in the garden, outdoor living gets dirty pretty fast. …

Woodworking

How to Build Your Own Outdoor Kitchen (For a Fraction of the Cost)

Perhaps you've heard - it's suuuuummmmmmeeeerrrr!!!! That means the evenings stretch out seemingly forever, and every dinnertime is an opportunity to …

Woodworking

Build a Rustic Cedar Hot Tub for Under $1,000

Our lives have never been the same since we left the comforts of the city to move to an off grid property deep in the Idaho mountains. We are building an off-grid homestead from the ground up (and blogging about it at purelivingforlife.com). We have the mentality that it’s better for the mind and …

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

DIY - Build a Tree Bench - Quiet Corner

This comfy, stay-cool tree bench has room for the entire family. To build it, Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine …

Recipe for a Badass DIY Electric Mountain Bike

By this point, we already know that bikes are awesome and good for you, cars are useful for a few limited things but come with major disadvantages, …

Tech Industry

Aquarium Garden - Self Cleaning Fish Tank Grows Food with Aqua Biofilter™

The Aquarium Garden kit is our new product that has been developed after getting feedback from aquarium and aquaponics fans about our previous …

DIY - Self Watering Tomato Buckets - Quiet Corner

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant …

Gardening

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

This little solar gadget uses evaporative cooling to cut AC costs up to 30%

<b>By adapting a proven technology used in commercial AC units to home central air conditioners, Mistbox increases the efficiency of the units, saving</b> …

Here's the story of how a guy making $66,000 a year lost $7.2 billion for one of Europe's biggest banks

Jerome Kerviel was a junior level derivatives trader earning US$66,000 per year at Societe Generale, one of Europe's largest banks. By January 9, 2008, he had amassed a stock index futures position of US$73 billion. The way he did so ended up costing Societe Generale (SocGen) US$7.2 billion - six …

DIY - Garden Love Seat - Quiet Corner

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.<p>You will need:<p>1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood*<br>• 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine – cut to …

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 …

Physicists Have Created a 'Black Hole' in The Lab That Could Finally Prove Hawking Radiation Exists

Will Stephen Hawking get his Nobel prize?<p>Some 42 years ago, renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking proposed that not everything that comes in …

4 DIY Makeovers That Will Make You Want to Paint All Your Wood Gray

The bloggers from the One Room Challenge prove it's a trend to follow closely.<p>Hello, paint brushes and hammers. The third week of the One Room Challenge is all about tackling the DIY tasks for your room makeover — whether that's giving walls a brand new color, giving an old piece of furniture a …

12 Outdoor DIY Projects To Start Building Now

Warmer weather is here, so there's no time to waste. Get started on these spring DIY projects and enjoy them all summer long.<p>Spring is the perfect time to prepare your home for the hot summer months and start all of those DIY projects you put off during the winter. Some of our favorite spring …

Packing a “voodoo” engine, the Shelby GT350 is Ford’s best-ever Mustang

A special engine with a stratospheric redline and brakes to take your breath away.<p>When Ford introduced the Mustang to a salivating public in 1964, it …

Sports Cars