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The 10 best workout challenges to put your body to the test

Let's put whatever workout routines you're following to the side right now—it's time for a challenge or break from the typical grind. These one-off …

Why Buy a Belt Sander When You Can Build Your Own?

It's always better when you do it yourself.<p>Master woodworker Matthias Wandel has been slowly building out his workshop with more and more homemade equipment. Last time it was a lathe, and now it's a belt sander. And if you want to follow in his DIY footsteps (who wouldn't!) his latest video on his …

Woodworking

2017 Smartphone Comparison Guide

We've seen a strong crop of smartphones pop up in the early part of 2017. Here's a roundup of the best recent releases – including a few from the end …

The 10-Minute Glute Workout From Hell | Men's Health

“You can never get enough glute work,” he says. “Weak glutes will lead to poor squatting and deadlifting results, back pain, and your pants and shorts won’t fit the way you want them to.”<p>Here’s how to do it: You’ll start with the shoulders-elevated single-leg hip thrust, which hits your quads and …

How This 10-Minute Routine Will Increase Your Creativity

Learning to channel your thinking--both conscious and subconscious--creates the conditions that make achieving your goals inevitable.<p>"Your subconscious mind works continuously, while you are awake, and while you sleep."--Napoleon Hill<p>Your subconscious never rests and is always on duty because it …

Creativity

Amazon Has an Official Guide for Building Your Own Alexa Device with a Raspberry Pi

We’ve shown off one way to build your own Amazon Echo before (or more accurately, Amazon Tap because the DIY version can’t access the …

ZTE has turned its smart projector into a full-fledged tablet

Even more of the kitchen sink<p>ZTE's Spro line of mini smart projectors have always been curiosities. Combining the functions of a smartphone, projector, mobile hotspot, and USB battery into one chunky device, the Spro (pronounced "ess-pro") units have always seemed like an interesting idea, but with …

Gear & Gadgets

BS4D: Duct Testing 101

Lately there have been some interesting discussions on exactly what is required for a duct test, especially as it relates to rough in tests & ducts …

Tree house!!

For those of you who don’t know how amazing my husband is, here is a glimpse.<p>He has almost single-handedly remodeled our house, room by room, over …

Treehouses

Garment Rack D.I.Y.

Looking for a budget friendly way to create garment racks for your home? Today Rachel shares her D.I.Y. method...<p><b>You'll Need:</b> Two 1/2" x 60" black …

DIY Shelving Unit: 2 Ways

Sometimes you need a little extra storage in a room. Going vertical can help maximize space but it can be hard to find a bookshelf or cart in the …

When You Just Can't Leave Well Enough Alone.

You know what's the best thing about spending $60 on a plywood floor? <br>You can do whatever the H you want with it, and you don't really give a …

Ana White | Simple Outdoor Dining Table - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: handymommy<p>Handmade …

DIY Rustic Shelf: Building

Hi! It’s about time we went ahead and built the shelf we bought all of the materials for in the last DIY: Shelf post from a couple of weeks ago. …

Bedroom Organization Tricks

If your bedroom is small or large, these organizing ideas will help you keep everything in its place, leaving you a calm and tranquil space to relax in.<p>The space under your bed can be put to sensible use with these bins, made by attaching casters to a wooden box, a drawer from a chest, or a wine …

Wooden Chair Makeover // DIY

I found this chair at a local thrift shop for a few bucks last week. It was so dirty and tattered, but I knew it just needed a little bit of lovin' …

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen …

Smile And Wave

One of my favorite kinds of projects is one where I can repurpose something I picked up along the way either in a thrift store or, in this case, on …

DIY Tree Stump Side Tables

I have always loved seeing tree stumps that people have spruced up to become a part of their homes. They always looks so stunning! I've seen ones …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique <br>garden greenhouse or potting shed? Old windows, doors, and other …

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …

The Air Travel Rights You Aren't Aware of (and How to Get Them)

If you've ever sat in a plane on the tarmac only to have the flight cancelled, been bumped just before boarding, or landed at your destination only …

Flying

Build Your Own Adobe Creative Suite with Free and Cheap Software

Adobe's Creative Suite is one of the best software packs out there for professionals, but the suite is prohibitively expensive for most people. If …

Sen. Roy Blunt: Monsanto’s Man in Washington

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch<p>Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.

On the Red Couch with Tech Thinker Kevin Kelly

Inside Flipboard / February 21, 2013<p>Kevin Kelly has built a career around asking a simple question: “Why?”<p>Kelly, a co-founder of Wired Magazine, …

Creativity As A Gift Or As A Choice For The Learner?

<b>Problem solving</b><br>Problems accompany us throughout life. They can’t be ignored nor can they be neglected. However, they can be approached with …

Most effects of sequester yet to be felt

One month after the automatic budget cuts went into effect, uncertainty remains.<p>WASHINGTON -- A month after the so-called "sequester" triggered $85 billion in automatic cuts to the federal budget, you'd be hard-pressed to find much evidence that anything has changed.<p>Flights haven't been grounded, …

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