Mikki Ekfelt

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Wine Has Sommeliers. Now, Beer Has Cicerones

If you've been to a fancy restaurant, you've probably seen a sommelier — those wine experts who make sure you get the best possible match for your meal. But what if you don't want a chardonnay or pinot? What if you want a nice cold beer?<p>A new program is working to bring this same level of knowledge …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Giant panda Mei Xiang gives birth at Washington's national zoo

A giant panda gave birth at Washington's national zoo on Friday, causing a buzz among fans as they flocked to a panda cam's live feed to hear the cub squeal and watch the mother immediately start caring for it.<p>The zoo said Mei Xiang gave birth two hours after her water broke. Zoo officials said the …

1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die

Do you love golf? We mean <i>really</i> love golf? Then perhaps you'll be so bold as to task yourself with playing all of these 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play …

24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home

10 Unique Ways to Decorate with Mirrors

Tips from Kay Douglass, Steven Sclaroff, and more designers.<p>No matter where you put one, mirrors are an easy way to reflect light, make a space look bigger, and open up a room. Here are 10 decorating ideas for using them in your house.

A Pattern-Happy Maine Summer House

Inside an energetic summer house.<p>Designers John Knott and John Fondas transformed an old hotel in Maine by layering fabric and wallpaper to energize the many rooms. The result is a bold summer house with classic American style. Read the interview with the designers.

The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

How to Multiply With Your Hands

1<p><b>Hold your hands so that your palms are facing your body and your fingers are facing each other.</b> Again each finger will represent a number. Your …

Mathematics

Make It: Plastic Animal Bookends

I've always felt that bookends instantly fancify a book display. It can be tough to find the right ones that compliment your book bindings, but don't …

Crafting

Make It: Custom DIY Window Bench -- with Storage!

If you're planning your spring and summer projects, definitely add this custom DIY window bench to the list! It's beautiful, comfortable, and oh so …

How to Draw Batman

From his premiere in Detective Comics #27, May 1939, Batman has become a superhero icon second only to Superman in longevity. Originally drawn by his …

Innovative DIY Ideas to Repurpose Wine Crates

Decorating with wine crates is an incredibly creative idea; finding a wine crate that would look posh, is not the easiest thing to do. However, if …

Beautiful DIY Chair Upholstery Ideas to Inspire

No matter how chic the décor or carefully planned the layout, a room is not complete without seating. For more traditional living and dining rooms, …

10 Router Bits Every DIYer Should Own

Router bits will help you cut rounded edges, V-shaped grooves, round-bottom grooves, and plenty more. These 10 bits will help any DIYer get the most out of a versatile power tool.<p>A router is arguably the most versatile portable power tool you can buy. With this single tool you can shape decorative …

How to Crack a "Master Lock" Combination Lock

If you don't know the combination to a Master Lock combination lock, you have a few options. If your lock is attached to something, you can break the …

Google Play

How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your iPhone

With the sun shining and bees buzzing in celebration of spring you've likely started decluttering your closets and basements. If you need a break …

Apps

Do I Ever Need to Upgrade My Cable Modem?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I haven't moved in several years, and I'm still using the cable modem that I purchased and installed when I moved in here. It's …

Wi-Fi

How to Pack a Moving Truck

Packing a moving truck can be almost as overwhelming as moving itself, and arranging your furniture in a way that maximizes your space and minimizes …

Dangerous Driving

How to: Make an Easy Perpetual Chalkboard Calendar

Organization is not my strong suit. Of course, I <i>enjoy</i> being organized, but somehow I never quite get there. So, I thought a new calendar might help …

Woodworking

How To: Make a Colorful and Modern Mudroom -- from Scratch!

Don't have a mudroom? No problem! Here's how to make one out of thin air (and some other materials, of course).<p>Give yourself about a day for this fun …

Woodworking

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …