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This DIY Crane Can Move Your Heaviest Tools

If you've got the space and need to move heavy objects around your workshop, then a gantry crane could be your solution.<p>Gantry cranes are those large structures you see in shipyards that are used to unload shipping containers. But when they're sized down to more manageable proportions, the same …

Woodworking

Greene & Greene Bedside Tables

These tables are based on designs and plans (two pdf files) by Stu Crick, an Arts & Crafts builder and instructor who does some beautiful work. His …

Woodworking

Make Your Own Small Chisel for Detailed Woodworking Projects

A homemade chisel is a great DIY project that will pay off for years.<p>There's nothing better than building a project using tools that you also made yourself. To start out you can try making this compact chisel that is perfect for putting the finishing touches on any fine woodworking project.<p>You'll …

Woodworking

Apple says IBM is saving $270 for every Mac it uses instead of a Windows PC

During its quarterly earnings call on Tuesday, Apple CFO Luca Maestri pointed out that IBM has been saving roughly $270 on each MacBook its employees use instead of a traditional PC, largely due to lower IT support costs and better residual value.<p>He also said IBM now has over 30,000 MacBooks …

Enterprise

So what does a comedy show head writer do, anyway?

When comedy Web site Splitsider reported last week that Colin Jost was no longer a head writer at “Saturday Night Live,” the news got certain comedy-obsessed circles of the Internet buzzing.<p>Jost is still a writer for the show, which returns next weekend with Donald Trump as host, and an anchor for …

Comedy

Best iPod Classic Hacks: DIY Upgrades and Alternative Uses

iPod Classic hacks can breathe new life into your once-beloved gadget, now rendered all-but obsolete by smartphones. The click-wheel iPod may no …

12 Ways to Have the Wild Sex She Craves

The instruction manual for giving her what she wants, every time, while at the same time indulging your inner freakiness<p>Everyone wants sex, but no one's talking dirty. Dig deep into the sexual psyches of thousands of men and women around the country, as we did, and this little irony stands out. …

IFTTT rebrands with 3 new apps that make your life easier with one touch

IFTTT is taking its automating superpowers to a whole new level.<p>The company expanded its automation platform in a big way on Thursday with three new …

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

The Brain

16 Life-Changing New Ways to Use Coconut Oil

You'll wonder how you ever lived without these genius tips.<p><b>1. An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2. Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin cells and get rid of blackheads with a simple …

Skin Care

Lose Your Belly Fat

Your step-by-step plan for making your gut disappear<p>There's a secret every trainer in Hollywood knows, and it's one you should know, too: "The fastest way to look like you've packed on 20 pounds of muscle is to lose 10 pounds of fat," says Alan Aragon, M. S., the <i>Men's Health</i> Weight-Loss Coach and …

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution

The 21 million inhabitants of China’s capital appear to be engaged in a city-wide rehearsal for life on an inhospitable planet. Only it’s not a rehearsal: the poisonous atmosphere is already here<p>The scene could be straight from a science-fiction film: a vision of everyday life, but with one jarring …

Plague, the ‘Tinder for information’, is addictive and its founders are onto something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad

If you’ve unwrapped a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, here is the Guardian’s guide to the best new apps to download<p>For most people with a smartphone or tablet, their most-used apps weren’t released in 2014. Facebook, Twitter, Google Maps, Candy Crush Saga, Kindle, Spotify, Clash of Clans, …

10 movies and TV shows to stream on Netflix this Christmas

The presents are open. Dinner is done. Now you've got some free time to kill, and there's one obvious place to look: Netflix. <i>Marco Polo</i> may not have turned out so well, but Netflix has still added a pretty great selection of new and classic movies over the past month. Here are 10 favorites for you …

How to watch “The Interview” online

<i>Updated on Dec. 28 to add iTunes option.</i><p>Sony has reversed course and agreed to release <i>The Interview</i> online, in addition to limited screenings in theaters.<p>Though the movie has received bad reviews, attempts by hackers to suppress the film—and Sony’s initial decision to acquiesce—have generated …

Kim Jong-un

'The Interview' Movie Review

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's comedy about killing a dictator finally gets a release — and it's hilarious<p>It's here! Which might be miracle enough. …

Seth Rogen

American Sniper feeds America's hero complex, and it isn't the truth about war

Real life is not like the movies. So why does Hollywood keep trying to make us believe that elite commandos can do anything, and save anyone, all the time?<p>American Sniper review: Clint Eastwood’s heartfelt salute to US muscle in Iraq<p>Like most people, I could only imagine what war was like before I …

'American Sniper' review: Clint Eastwood shows off his best directing chops

Clint Eastwood returns to form with “American Sniper,” his best directorial effort since his one-two shot hits “Mystic River” (2003) and “Million Dollar Baby.” (2004)<p>Based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper” is an introspective – yet incredibly intense – look at Kyle (Bradley …

Onion-Braised Beef Brisket

5 stars based on 85 votes<p>This recipe was recently featured in Food 52’s Genius Recipes column. It comes from Nach Waxman, owner of the New York City …

Recipes

33 Things High School Seniors Wish They Knew As Freshmen

We asked our Twitter followers in their final year of high school to share the ONE piece of advice they wish they could have given their freshman selves. Their incredibly wise and thoughtful responses might surprise you. Read 33 of our favorites, below, and share your own advice by tweeting …

Ana White | Food Storage Shelf - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Author Notes:<p>Hi everyone and …

House Design

Dark Chocolate Waffles

Buttermilk brings slight tang and moisture to the batter, while olive oil offers fruity richness. Choose a mild-flavored (not too peppery) type of oil for these waffles.<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>¼ cup (packed) brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon …

Breakfast

12 Hot Breakfast Bowls for a Toasty Breakfast

Breakfast

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Lunch Recipe: Fried Brown Rice with Asparagus, Bell Pepper & Cashews

Fried Brown Rice with Asparagus, Bell Pepper & Cashews<p>Serves 2 to 4<p><i>Aromatics</i><br>4 garlic cloves, very roughly chopped<br>1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes<p>…

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