Kristin Pett

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The New Austin Aquarium Might Be Evil

<i>(Portland Aquarium)</i><p>This is why we can't have nice things. We were so excited to hear back in June that Austin would be getting an aquarium, but it …

This is not your garden-variety historical documentary

The teen 'geist so saturates our consciousness today that it's hard to believe that adolescence – the tumult that comes after childhood and before …

Attention Shoppers: There's a Pastor Walking Around Wal-Mart With An Assault Rifle

Sometimes, Texas just can't help but live up to the shitty stereotypes thrust upon us by the other 49 states.<p>But if you step into a Huntsville …

Is Austin loving its parks to death?

A coalition of park supporters called "<b>Great Austin Parks</b>" – comprised of members from 12 different groups, including the <b>Austin Parks Foundation</b>, <b>Tree</b> …

Mats from Salvaged Marine Rope

After making a mat from marine rope found on a sailing trip a few years ago, Sophie Aschauer started producing these spectacular mats from reclaimed marine rope under the name Serpent Sea.<p>Each mat is unique and woven by hand with reclaimed sailing ropes. The mats are woven with three different …

How-To: Fishtail Braided Friendship Bracelets

Add a bit of camp-inspired fun to your summertime crafting with this fishtail braided friendship bracelet tutorial from Carrots ‘n Spice!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

A Bloody Lot of Alternatives, An Animated Compendium of International Bloody Mary Recipes

Joe Presser has created “A Bloody Lot of Alternatives,” an animated compendium of international Bloody Mary recipes featuring the Bloody Shame, La …

9 Great Bikes on a Budget

These inexpensive, high-value road, city, and mountain bikes are easy on your wallet, but certainly not cheap. For bike shopping tips, read our How to Buy a Bike for $1,000 or Less.

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

MSNBC Anchor’s Advice for Conservative Media: Stop Inflaming Minority Voters!

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele. (screen grab)<p>MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday offered his take on the conservative media’s handling of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, linking it to the GOP’s inability to win the African-American vote.<p>“Why …

America still has a heartland, it’s just an artificial one – Venkatesh Rao | Aeon Essays

Every time you set foot in a Whole Foods store, you are stepping into one of the most carefully designed consumer experiences on the planet. Produce …

The Pixar Theory - Every Pixar Movie Is Connected

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.<p>Before we go further, I should let you know that The Pixar Theory is now a published …

(Images) 56 Inspirational Picture Quotes That Will Motivate Your Mind, Body & Soul

Now and then when we <i>need a little Inspiration</i> we often reach for a <i>daily quote or motivational video</i>.<p>So I decided to share 56 of my <i>favorite picture</i> …

Anamorphic Sculptures

London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz creates ‘Anamorphic Sculptures’ which only reveal themselves once facing a reflective cylinder. Hurwitz took an …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up Over Something from the Past | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve done things in the past I’m not proud of. I think most people can say that. Even if you always try to be …

Self-improvement

7 Ways To Win At Making First Impressions | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We’ve all blown first impressions before and we’re still standing. That means they aren’t important, right?<p>Wrongo-mania.<p>First impressions often times</b> …

Body Language

3 Ways to Make Life What You Say It Is | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Believe it or not, you’re not living the life you want to live.<p>Neither am I.<p>As a child, I dreamt of being a teacher. Now, I dream of living …

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

Five Steps To Living A Fearless Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is no quick fix or magic pill to move yourself forward from a fearful life to a fearless life. Fear is a powerful glue and you have been stuck …

Positive Thinking

5 Reliable Ways to Achieve Your Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to achieve success? Want it badly? Learn 5 reliable ways to achieve your success. These are straightforward, no-nonsense, and timeless ways that …

Motivation

3 Ways to Become a Better Adult by Acting Like a Kid | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”<p>-Albert Einstein<p>I remember …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Popsicle Printable

Patchwork Picnic/Beach Blanket

Have a spare afternoon? Click to see how to make a really quick patchwork/beach blanket using fabric scraps!<p>1380<p>4918