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The ABCs of Grilling Chicken

Sure, summer is almost over, but if you’re planning to grill on Labor Day, it never hurts to be reminded of the safety precautions necessary to …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

3 Easy Soil Tests to Help Your Garden Thrive

It's surprisingly simple to find your soil's composition and see whether it's missing any ingredients. Soil scientists John Parsen tells us how.<p><b>To make their fertilizing plans for the season</b>, many home gardeners turn to store-bought soil-testing kits, which can help them determine whether to add …

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3 Beer-Based Recipes for a Home-Brewed BBQ

Now that you've mastered the art and science of home brewing, use your ales and lagers to give your steaks and salads some zest.<p><b>Chicago Special</b><p>The Chicago Special was a popular way to serve a grilled steak at the turn of the 20th century. While the garlic-and-olive-oil-rubbed steak is on the grill, …

PM Sweepstakes: Win a Side Effects Blu-Ray Combo Pack

Follow @popmech on Twitter and RT our sweepstakes tweet today for the chance to win a Side Effects Blu-Ray combo pack.<p><b>The drugs made me do it!</b> In <i>Side Effects</i>, Emily (Rooney Mara) begins taking an experimental new drug to relieve her depression—one that leads her, her psychiatrist (Jude Law), her …

DIY 3D Laser Scanner Using Arduino

Maker Alessandro Grossi sent us this great DIY build for a 3D scanner built using a laser, a DSLR, and an Arduino controller. Allesandro is a Mechanical Engineer, holding a Ph.D. in product design. His day job involves helping designers and manufacturing firms develop and optimize products by means …

One Great Animation about Five Great Buildings - The Fox Is Black

While I’m not sure that <i>all</i> five of these buildings are necessarily great, the animation sure is. Titled Five Great Buildings, this short was made by …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …