Melissa Smith

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How to Add Metal Inlay to Wood

"Inlays are a great way to set your work apart in a crowded market"<p>Adding metal inlay is a nice way to provide visual pop to wooden objects or …

The Best Smartphone Apps For DIY Carpentry [Infographic]

If <i>The Block</i> has taught us anything, it's that you don't need to be an architectural genius to fix up a property. When it comes to assembling …

Thoughtful Valentine's Gift for Him

This is one of the gifts I am most proud of.<p>Last year for Valentine's day, this is what my husband came home to.<p>At the bottom of each balloon was a …

23 Insanely Romantic Ways To Say I Love You

All of these involve food because it's the only thing that matters.

Gluten-Free

20 Slow Cooker Mexican Favorites

1 of 22<p>Let your slow cooker cook pulled pork to tender, flavorful perfection. Then simply assemble the enchiladas and bake -- in 30 minutes, your new …

Cooking

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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

The Martian: Nasa unveils real-life photos from locations in hit film

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided stunning images of the planet’s surface, depicting landing sites from the film and volcano-like mounds<p>Blockbuster movie The Martian has inspired Nasa to release photos showing real-life locations from the film on the Red Planet.<p>Two landing sites for the …

Mars Mission

21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

The Ancestral Myth of the Hollow Earth and Underground Civilizations

Countless stories, myths, and legends are told about underground cities and subterranean civilizations spread through a vast network of …

17 Out-of-Place Artifacts Said to Suggest High-Tech Prehistoric Civilizations Existed

According to the conventional view of history, humans have only walked the Earth in our present form for some 200,000 years. Advanced civilizations …

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 1

Blanche Vaughan’s soft-boiled egg with anchovy toast<p>This is my favourite way to eat a simple boiled egg: crisp toast soldiers dipped into rich, runny egg yolk. There is something magical about the combination of salty anchovy, buttery toast and warm yolk.<p>I like to use salted anchovies, rather than …

Breakfast

22 Websites That Will Pay You to Write for Them

You'd like to get paid to write online, but many websites are looking for contributors with experience. If you don't have significant experience, …

Creative Writing

6 Ways To Make Waking Up A Little Easier

We've all heard that sleeping early and working out first thing can help us wake up, but here are some ideas you might not have of heard of.

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 3

Rick Stein’s kedgeree of Arbroath smokies<p>Many years ago I appeared in a series for Yorkshire Television called <i>Farmhouse Kitchen</i> with Grace Mulligan. I got on very well with her and she taught me a lot about cooking on the box. She also introduced me to Arbroath smokies, which was just as valuable. …

British Cuisine

Crazy for Cupcakes

From holiday celebrations to weddings to birthdays, cakes everywhere are moving to personal serving sizes. Dive into these delicious miniature …

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

Alaskan Klee Kai Puppy Greeting

Alaskan Klee Kai ( Miniature Husky ) Talks

Improving Garden Soil: Milk and Molasses Magic - Organic Gardening

Milk as Soil Food<p>Using milk on your compost and in your garden will probably come as a surprise to most. Upon closer inspection, however, it starts …

Gardening

Six Homebrew Hacks to Boost Your Wi-Fi

WiFi connections might not be quite as good as physical cable, but they do offer the ability to move your computer around without physically rewiring or reconnecting things. Unfortunately, these connections are usually limited to, at most, a couple hundred feet. On the other hand, if the signal is …

Wi-Fi

How to Handle a Toxic Work Environment

It's one thing to dislike your job, but it's another to feel physically ill walking in to work. If your job just doesn't have redeeming qualities, …

This Graphic Lists Over 200 Resources for Making Money Online

There are tons of ways to make money online, in your spare time and maybe with very little effort. From freelancing to flipping sites, this …

How to Decide What to Do with Your Life

When you're young, the world is your oyster and opportunities seem endless, but there can be a lot of pressure to decide on a life path. How do you …

How To Ask Better Questions

Hitting a creative wall, or getting nowhere with a colleague? Think differently about how you ask questions.<p>“Effective leaders ask questions instead of giving orders,” wrote Dale Carnegie nearly 80 years ago in his iconic book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i>, but too few of today’s bosses …

How I Got Over Being Shy and Embraced Talking to People I Don’t Know

I once showed up to a party alone, before any of my friends arrived. Instead of mingling, I hid in the bathroom to kill time and avoid talking to …

100 Ways To Show Love To Your Husband Or Wife THEIR WAY

I'm a reader - a lifelong learner and a passionate pursuer of new ways to bring excitement and joi de vivre to life. So today I bring you a couple of …