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There's insane demand to join a DIY brewery where you use professional equipment to make your own beer

UBREW, which launched its first site in London just over a year ago, lets people use its equipment to make their own beer and provides top quality ingredients and guidance to soup up the homebrewing experience.<p>"UBREW is basically like a gym but you get less healthy," cofounder Wilf Horsfall told …

Beer

12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

Gardening

5 Unusual Foods That Build Muscle

Does this sound like a familiar scenario? You see an article entitled "Foods to Build Muscle Fast," click through and find that the foods listed are …

3 gadgets that are always listening and how to stop them

Imagine driving down a dark, deserted road when your tire blows out. There's no one around, but, thankfully, you're not alone. "Hey, Siri. Call roadside assistance." A second later, you get a response in a warm and comforting voice, "Calling roadside assistance."<p>Personal digital assistants, such as …

How to Root Any Android in One Click

You’ve probably heard of people “rooting” their Android phones. If you’ve ever wondered how to do that yourself – or wondered why people would bother …

Confirmed: Your Web-Savvy Kids Are Outsmarting Your Parental Controls

The Ofcom Report on Internet safety measures validated every parent’s worst fear about their child’s online behavior: Children know more about …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

Retractable Bed Saves Space in a 580-Square-Foot Home

Designer Funn Roberts recently had the task of redesigning a 580-square-foot cabin belonging to actor Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell of AMC's <i>Mad Men</i>). The small, sound space in Hollywood was renovated, bit by bit, since the two men first began working together in 2010. The construction of the …

Easy Ways To Save Money - By Doing More Things Yourself

<b>I ventured into the DIY lifestyle</b> a few years ago, determined to save money and help pay off debt. Over time, I found that it not only helped us save …

Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain

Research shows you'll do better work if you take more downtime. Keep that in mind this Thanksgiving.<p>It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

Totlol Delivers A Kid-Safe Alternative To YouTube On Web & Mobile

Back in 2008, a startup called Totlol emerged, offering parents a kid-friendly collection of video clips pulled from the YouTube platform on a single destination site. But that company, a one-man show, eventually hit a dead-end and closed up shop. Today, it has returned with new founders who are …

More bad borrowers are getting car loans in the US, making regulators nervous

Independent lenders are giving more loans to US customers with bad credit, combining them into bonds and selling them on Wall Street. But this isn’t the housing nightmare of 2005, it’s car loans—today.<p>In August, the New York Federal Reserve noted that subprime auto-lending was beginning to return …

Competition Brings Lyft, Sidecar and Uber Closer to Cloning Each Other

Sometimes competition forces players to distinguish themselves. Other times, it brings them closer together. That seems to be ever more the case …

Transportation

5 Fun Apps To Help Sharpen Your Memory

Did you forget where you parked your car? Or do you lose your keys on a daily basis? It happens to the best of us at some point.<p>Medical experts say some degree of memory loss and a small decline in our general cognition is normal as we age. It also gets harder for us to learn new things or recall …

HackRF, a Kickstarter project promising the holy grail of wireless radios

Listen up wireless nerds, a Kickstarter project called HackRF is promising to take the revolutions that Moore’s Law has brought to servers and …

Lyft Brings Ride Sharing Service To Indianapolis, St. Paul, Atlanta

Ride sharing service Lyft is continuing its expansion throughout the United States with the addition of three more cities its drivers are servicing. On Thursday, the company announced that Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Atlanta have come on-line, bringing the total number of locations to ten.<p>In a blog …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.<p>That’s …

How-To: Watermelon Smoothie Hack

NASA engineer Mark Rober put together an amazingly simple watermelon smoothie hack from just a coat hanger and an electric drill with some impressive results!

Environment: News & features

Circle Gives You Distributed Control Of Your Family’s Internet So You Can Be Human To Each Other

This embed is invalid<p>Let’s not kid ourselves: We don’t control the Internet, the Internet controls us. Any notions to the contrary are foolish at best, but a new Kickstarter project called Circle wants to help families fight back against the Internet’s omnipresence with hardware and software that …

Golden Arches: Human Feet More Flexible Than We Thought

The notion that sport shoes and inserts should keep the human arch stiffly supported is a decades-old assumption that could use some rethinking, according to a British gait analyst who has closely studied more than 25,000 footsteps of healthy people.<p>Robin Huw Crompton, a physical anthropologist at …

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