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20 Easy Pasta Recipes Anyone Can Make

Pasta is the ultimate staple for a fast and easy meal. And even if your pantry and fridge are nearly empty, there's a good chance you have the …

Food

Orbiform Rolls Like A Ball Without Being A Sphere

AltDynamic have machined a mathematically perfect solid of constant width that is capable of rolling like a ball even though it is not a perfect …

Mathematics

Iguana's ingenious amphibious seven-seat cabriolet taxi

Amphibious vehicles are not new, they've been mandatory in military circles since WW2 and we've written about more than a dozen commercially …

Boating

New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers

Flight delay predictions, mobile trip-planning, automatic itinerary management, language translation through Bluetooth earbuds, and a smartphone that enables users to learn about landmarks by tapping an icon and aiming the phone at them: These are among the travel innovations Google has been …

Google Pixel

New research tackles Great Lakes regional problems

Image: Council of Great Lakes Governors<p>By Eric Freedman<p>We’re used to troubling news about the Great Lakes basin — Asian carp, zebra mussels, habitat …

7 lessons I learned from tracking my net worth for 14 years

I've been tracking our net worth like a weirdo since I started working in 2003.<p>That's over 14 years of data. Sweet sweet data.<p>That first row is so simple. 2 bank accounts, 1 brokerage account, and what I considered an impressive net worth of $8,745.69.<p>Except I didn't do it right. I only recorded by …

Stock Markets

Here’s a way to get a pension-like benefit in retirement

Not only do defined-benefit plans still exist, they are just the ticket for investors in particular situations.<p>I’m referring, of course, to the kind …

Retirement

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

Early Retiree Investment Income Tax Planning For 2018

Plan investment income and expenses to match tax brackets.<p>Income thresholds to pay zero taxes for qualified dividends.<p>Examples for Single, Married …

Retirement

Tokyo-bound flight turns back after unauthorized passenger found on plane

A Tokyo-bound jet returned to Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday because the crew learned four hours into the flight that a passenger was …

Flying

These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi

One of the big tradeoffs that comes with the convenience of having smart devices run your home is the hassle of keeping them powered, either with batteries or by plugging them into the wall. But a new project devised by researchers at the University of Washington could one day help guide the …

Report: Amazon Web Services to launch big health care push next week with Cerner

Amazon Web Services likes to use its annual re:Invent conference to show off new ways cloud computing is growing in strategic markets, and it would …

Tips for 3D Printing Press-Fit Parts

There’s common adage that you shouldn’t attempt to fit a square peg into a round hole, which seems to imply that you should use a round peg instead. While that may be true in a number of metaphorical <i>and</i> literal applications, I’m about to argue that when it comes to designing press-fits for your 3D …

PiJuice review: portable power for Raspberry Pi

PiJuice (from £48 at PiSupply) is a smart mobile power solution for the Raspberry Pi. In our PiJuice review we look at using the PiJuice as a …

Microcontroller

Raspberry Pi Battery HAT

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for an easy way to power their next Raspberry Pi project may be interested in the Pi18650 dual battery Raspberry Pi …

Raspberry Pi

A list of the best restaurants in Italy you can't miss while traveling

A list of restaurants you can't miss while traveling around Italy<p>Pizza, pasta, panino and gelato make up the major food groups in Italy, and we're …

Italy

The High Cost of Death: Revocable Living Trust Costs

How Much Does it Cost to Settle a Trust After the Trustmaker Dies?<p>Revocable Living Trust Costs and Fees<p>Updated October 09, 2017<p>A common misconception …

Retirement

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch

For only $15, you'll be learning by doing.<p>It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining …

Free Courses on Design from the Famous California Design Firm IDEO Start This Week

A quick fyi: This week, the famous California design firm IDEO has launched two free courses--a 7-week Introduction to Human-Centered Design and a …

In A Creative Rut? Try MIT’s Mad Libs For Designers

It’s easy to get into a slump at work. But a tool from MIT Media Lab offers a simple way to spark inspiration through random–and often nonsensical–design prompts. The game offers up problems that you’d never see in the real world as a bit of mind-opening creative exercise. Think of it as Mad Libs …

Product Design

Worried About the Equifax Data Breach? Here’s How to Freeze Your Credit

A credit freeze makes it next to impossible for thieves to open accounts in your name.<p>By now, you've probably heard about the <b>Equifax</b> data breach. …

Identity Theft

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

How to Calculate Estimated Taxes

Business owners, independent contractors, and retirees usually need to make estimated tax payments -- but figuring out how much to pay can be a …

Retirement

3D Scans of 7,500 Famous Sculptures, Statues & Artworks: Download & 3D Print Rodin’s Thinker, Michelangelo’s David & More

Last week we featured the British Museum's archive of downloadable 3D models of over 200 richly historical objects in their collection, perhaps most …

Self-driving shuttles are coming to the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a hotbed for self-driving car research, so it stands to reason that students and faculty should use self-driving vehicles to get around, right? The university clearly thinks so. Mcity (the university's public-private partnership) is launching a free driverless shuttle …

3 Reasons to Claim Social Security Early

The first is the most important. The other two are just icing on the cake.<p>While the full retirement age is going through a slow change, the range …

Retirement

Tested: Hiker Trailer, the World’s Most Affordable Teardrop Trailer

I, like many of you, dream about owning a tricked-out Sprinter or Tacoma and living on the road. But that’s not possible with a full-time job and limited funds. So I’ve been exploring alternative options for weekend adventuring.<p>Most recently, I came across Hiker Trailer, a company that makes …

RVs

A Revocable Living Trust Helps Your Executor | Investopedia

Just what is a revocable living trust and do you need one? Start by thinking of the purpose of estate planning, which includes drawing up a last will …