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Extremely portable tripod that weighs less than a pound — only $69!

Traveling can be a lot of fun, but taking good photos when you’re out in the world can sometimes be difficult. The Pakpod Adventure Tripod is a super …

Portable

Slow-Mo Video Of A Kid Cannonballing Onto A Frozen Trampoline Is Insanely Cool

Excellent form. Perfect execution. High degree of difficulty. We give this kid a 99 out of 100 and pray that "ice trampoline" is an official event at …

Leonardo da Vinci's Four Armed And Legged 'Vitruvian Man' Gets An Action Figure

Finally, everybody's second favorite da Vinci nude is now available as an action figure. "What's everybody's first favorite nude?" David. "David was …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Exercise

These 10 Unique Cameras Take Digital Photography to the Next Level

Forget about the usual point and shoots and spice things up a little with a beautiful piece of technology that really stands out. From instant …

10 Great Stretches to Do After a Lower-Body Workout

For many people, stretching is just a necessary evil of fitness—one that you try to skimp on whenever you can. You know you're supposed to do it, but …

Upgrade Your Countertops With A Skim Coat Overlay Of Concrete

<b>Video:</b> Concrete countertops are strong and durable, and you can make your own without needing to create or haul giant blocks of concrete. This video …

14 Paint Colors That Make Your Small Space Feel Bigger

These expert-approved hues may be the secret to opening up a minuscule or cramped-feeling room.<p>The right paint color can accomplish a lot — it can flatter everyone in the room, help bring good energy to a space, and even keep you from getting sick. And luckily for small space dwellers, a …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

DIY Concrete Countertops in a Beautiful Master Bathroom Renovation

<i>Kitchen and bathroom remodels can very quickly become time-consuming, expensive, and just all-out frustrating, so we love finding ways to save time,</i> …

DIY Concrete Vanity {with integral sink}!

Hello Remodelaholic readers! There are no words for how excited I am to be contributing to Remodelaholic! I am Tasha and I blog over at Designer …

How to Efficiently Remove Ugly Popcorn Ceilings

Aaron Rollins demonstrates a handy hack on how to efficiently remove unsightly popcorn ceilings using putty knife duct taped to the end of a Shop Vac …

Home Improvement

How to Build a Walk-In Shower in a Small Bathroom

Walk-in showers are popular DIY projects as they can be installed in tighter spaces than a tub and are safer to use for older family members.<p>Bathroom remodeling projects rank a close second to kitchens in popularity, as they can boost the value of your home and make a great universal design …

15 Features That Will Help Your Home Sell Faster

And for more money.<p>Whether you're looking to sell your house or invest in the value of your home, listen up: From 2014 to 2016, Zillow Digs analyzed more than two million for-sale listings, and found that homes with 15 specific features sold the fastest and for the most money — in some cases, …

Selling

How Interior Paint Choices Affect Your Home's Property Value

When trying to sell a house or apartment, it takes more than a great location to seal the deal. Aesthetics matter, and even though it's just a …

40 great ideas to plan a small kitchen

Making a small space seem big, clever, glamorous, and practical is not always the easiest thing in the world – or is it? With some creative planning …

How to build a drywall arch | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy article is about <b>how to build a drywall arch</b>, on a metal or wooden frame. Building a <b>metal stud frame arch</b> is not as difficult as …

Decorating to Hide Unsightly Doors: Create a Hidden Door

Not every home is built with an ideal design in every room. A most frustrating design flaw is a door just plopped in the center of a wall in a fashionable living room or bedroom. This is when one needs to use their creative side in order to incorporate a doorway into the decor so that it is no …

Dining Rooms

Paint Tricks: Use Disney's "Go Away Green"

(Image credit: Caroline & Elly)<p>Disneyland and Walt Disney World are big on illusion. The masterminds—Disney calls them "Imagineers"—behind the theme …

Walt Disney Company

Driveway Design | America's 9 Coolest Driveways Ever

America’s 9 Coolest Driveway Designs Ever<p>There’s no steering around it — driveways play a big role in your home’s appearance. Small wonder: They’re …

This Is How Long You Really Need To Hold A Plank To See Results

Hint: It's not as long as you think.<p>The concept of a plank is pretty simple: You hold yourself up in a pushup position for a set period of time to tone your core, glutes, and hamstrings. But while you probably already know how to do a plank, you might be hazy on how long you should actually hold …

Workouts

Here is the Canon EOS M100, officially announced and ready for pre-order (plus first look videos)

At a glance: 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor DIGIC 7 Image Processor 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps Built-In …

Small and affordable, new Canon mirrorless also has robust 24.2-megapixel sensor

Previous Next<p>1 of 5<p>Canon is offering a new option for budding photo enthusiasts that want to step off the smartphone sand and dip their toes into the …

Cameras

Turns out you’ve been binning the healthiest part of an avocado

What if we told you you’re doing avocado all wrong?<p>You’d probably be horrified, right? Offended that we would question your dedication to this …

21 Peanut Butter Powder Recipes That'll Replace Your Daily Spoonful

OK, here's the truth: Real nut butters are packed with nutritious fats and we'd never recommend taking them off a healthy eating plan.<p>But if you've …

New Tolkien-Themed Botany Book Describes the Plants of Middle-Earth

While reading <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> saga, it's hard not to notice J.R.R. Tolkien’s clear love of nature. The books are replete with descriptions of …

Botany

The Wonderfully Crazy Theory That Explains Why a Giant Spider Is a Sexy Lady in the New Lord of the Rings Game

<i>Middle-Earth: Shadow of War</i>, the latest video game set in the world of <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, looks like some crazy Tolkien fanfiction. Its most recent …

Mesa Portable Light

Mesa is a beautifully designed portable light that provides directed light like a desk lamp so you can see outdoors. Designed by Ravi Varma, an …

Master the Kettlebell Swing

Here's what you need to know...<p>The hip hinge serves as a precursor to everything you probably want to improve, from athletic performance to body …