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'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

How to Rescue Your Lawn This Fall

Autumn is the ideal time to repair your lawn and ensure that grass is healthy when springtime comes around.<p><b>Want a green, healthy lawn next season?</b> Get your grass in the game this fall. The season is an opportune time to get new seeds in the ground and growing before winter comes and we're talking …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

From kits to cameras to all-in-one units, the new generation of do-it-yourself security is smarter, simpler, and more affordable than anything you've seen before.<p>Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a …

Home Automation

Cinnamon Swirl Soap & Shampoo - Humblebee & Me

When I first started making soap, this was one of the first bars I tried. I saw a similar bar at a farmer’s market in Manitoba and thought it was a …

Growing up with my sister Amy Winehouse

As an exhibition opens about her family life, Amy Winehouse's brother Alex talks in his first major interview about the girl who became a superstar – and reveals what he thinks really killed her<p>A few months ago, almost two years after his sister Amy's death at the age of 27, Alex Winehouse was …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Stained Glass

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh’s Masterpieces

The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 …

DIY Hacks & How To's: Secret Candlestick Switch

How to Make Mead and Drink Like a Viking

Home-brewers have embraced mead, or honey wine, the drink of choice for many ancient cultures. If you want to whip up a batch of your own, follow these steps.<p><b>Mead may be the ancestor of all today's booze</b>. People gathered, ate, and probably fermented honey long before the agricultural developments …

Modern free-standing hall tree

<b>Materials:</b> Ikea Besta<p><b>Description:</b> I had a hard time finding a modern hall tree; therefore I decided to build one myself using Ikea parts.<p>Desired …

Move Over Hammocks: How to Make an Outdoor Bed Swing

I feel like this weekend calls for a few lazy days to sit around, read a book, take a nap, and just relax. And if any of those things are on your …

Low TV bank - Lack'n'Rolls

<b>Materials:</b> LACK shelf, BESTA JA„GRA rolls<p><b>Description:</b> I wanted a really low TV bank, almost on the floor. It should have space for all the …

Reinforced Red Lack Platform/Stool/Table

<b>Materials:</b> Lack coffee table, Capita angled legs, plywood<p><b>Description:</b> My girlfriend is just shy of five feet tall; I am six and a bit. I’ll leave the …

Building with Papercrete at the Good Life Lab

A few years ago, makers Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar made the decision to leave their high pressure jobs and life in New York City and move to rural New Mexico, “where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and …

How to Create a Patio

Most people think of a patio as just a small area of garden covered with paving stones rather than grass or flower beds. However, a patio deserves to …

How to Make a Concrete Stool

Add an industrial element to any room or create your own work stool mixing a bucket of concrete and adding wooden poles. You can create this stool in …

How to Clean a Book

With frequent usage and toting about, your favorite books may become dirty, dusty, or even stained. While it’s best to take antique or overly fragile …

How to Create Refractograph Abstract Photography

Ever look through a kaleidoscope as a kid? You would hold the tube up to your eye, twist the end, and see an array of wild colors and patterns move …

Photography

Film Directors Have Found Another Incredible Use For Twitter

Director Robert Rodriguez ("Sin City," "Machete") recently released a new short film called "Two Scoops."<p>To complete the film he enlisted the help of his Twitter followers asking them to suggest weapons, design a villain, and cast a character.<p>He even asked fans to submit photos of themselves to be …

Posters

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

The New Eye-Fi Mobi Card Ports Images Directly To Your Phone or Tablet

Eye-Fi is announcing a brand new SD card today: and they’re calling it the Mobi. No, it’s not named after the famous Pop Music star, but instead for …

Tips for Better Close-Up and Macro Photography

Close-up or macro photography is just as much technique as it is luck. That’s what makes it fun and unpredictable. It’s an excellent way to test your …

Cameras

Olympus’ 5-Axis Image Stabilization May Soon Arrive on Sony A-Mount Cameras

In light of the ever-tightening bond between camera manufacturing giants, Olympus is rumored to be working hand-in-hand with Sony to bring their …

Imaginative Self-Portraits by Zev Hoover

Zev Hoover is a 14-year-old photographer from Natick, Massachusetts, whose self-portraits can bring you into another world. Depending on the photo, …

Loneliness

How to Shoot Starry Photos of Fireflies

Firefly photographs are commonly shot using long exposures from a tripod. The proper exposure depends on the ratio of the fireflies’ luminosity to …

Massive cyberattack threatens internet speed

A record-breaking cyberattack targeting an anti-spam watchdog group has sent ripples of disruption coursing across the Web, experts said …

The Subaru WRX Concept Is So Hot It Will Melt Your Eyeballs

For as long as it's been around, the Subaru WRX hasn't really been about aesthetics. It's the kind of car where once you get behind the wheel and …

Portlandia, Your Subaru Hybrid Has Finally Arrived

Urban hipsters and Portlanders, rejoice: Subaru is <i>finally</i> making a hybrid. It's called the XV Crosstrek Hybrid and it stands to be the most …