Matthew James Stephens

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Tanning Is Actually the Sun Slaughtering Your DNA

Getting that sexy summer glow isn't so sexy from the perspective of DNA.<p>The sun is a mighty thing. It pumps out 389 million billion billion — not a …

Skin Care

10 Books Sex Experts Wish You Would Read

#BookClubGoals, sexpert edition.<p>You can study everything—so why not sex? Start reading these books, recommended by sex therapists, sexologists, and more—and get ready to enjoy the kind of sex you've never had before. The brain is a sex organ, right?

Positive thinking can make you too lazy to meet your goals

Want to succeed? Your optimism might be getting in the way.<p>About fifteen years ago, when entrepreneur Michael Stausholm started a business with a friend, his partner painted a rosy picture of the future of the business and promised him a lot of success.<p>Stausholm believed him and felt uplifted, as …

Happiness

How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms

Technology in School<p>How You Can Take the Pain Out Of Data-Driven Classrooms<p>By Natalie Davis     Aug 30, 2016<p>Natalie Davis<p>How often do you hear your …

This Couple Decided to Visit a Strip Club Together and It Changed Their Relationship

Adventures in non-monogamy.<p>A few weeks ago, Diana—not my girlfriend's real name—mentioned that a friend had just quit a high-profile gig at a high-profile restaurant to embark on a new career.<p>"She's dancing at Saint Venus Theater now," Diana informed me.<p>"Oh, nice," I said. "Is that on- or …

Relationships

A Section of Route 66 Will Become America's First Public Solar Road

A section of America’s most famous highway is going green, <i>The Christian Science Monitor</i> reports. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) …

Amnesty International

Brilliant Music Video Shows Why Weed Should Be Legal

Barack Obama has roughly six months left in office. Will he end the country's war on marijuana before the clock runs out?<p>Probably not.<p>But rapper Prince Ea isn't ready to stop trying. In his latest video, he's created a 10-minute magnum opus on why America's war on this Schedule I drug is not only …

Cannabis

This Agency Says It Just Invented the World’s Perfect Beer Glass

Coors Light may have its double-vented wide-mouth cans and its two-stage activation bottles, but it doesn't have a monopoly on beer technology. …

Advertising Industry
Gardening

Build a self-watering container garden from a 55 gallon barrel (video)

<b>Wicking beds and self-watering plant pots can produce veggies, herbs, and flowers with less water, and are simple enough to build yourself. Here's</b> …

Gardening

DIY recycling machines will let anyone turn plastic waste into functional objects

Last year the world produced nearly 311 million tons of plastic, but less than 10% of that was recycled. The truth of the matter is that most plastic …

Companion Plant Visual Chart for your Garden

Do some of your vegetable plants in your garden need some new best friends? Might was well plant some that make sense! Good friends with good …

Gardening

Avoid These 6 Mistakes When Buying Tomato Plants

WAHOOOOOO!!! It's spring! And that means people are calling in sick or faking their mother's funeral so they can get off work, rush to the garden …

Gardening

How to add more topsoil the natural way

The modern method of building is to wipe all the top soil away from a lot, build a house, and bring back 3 or 4 inches or soil or just sod and call …

Gardening

How To Use Your iPhone GPS For Hiking In The Wilderness

Using Your Smartphone GPS for HikingTravel TipsWould you be surprised if I told you my favorite piece of backpacking gear is my smartphone? I love …

Travel Gear

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

Hiking

TurbineOne - Basic Wind Turbine That Anyone Can Make

Introduction: TurbineOne - Basic Wind Turbine That Anyone Can Make<p>About: For me, instructables is more than a website. It is a lifestyle. It gave me …

Arduino

New Inventions 2015: Top Eco-Friendly Designs and Innovations

2015 was a big year in terms of eco-friendly gadgets and architectural design. More and more it seems that designers are heeding a rising demand for inventions that are both useful and ecologically sensitive. Over the past year, some of the featured innovations and structural blueprints here at the …

Inventions

Saving Nature for Our Future

Saving nature for our grandchildren—and their grandchildren's grandchildren—is our specialty. See what we accomplished towards this effort in …

Conservation

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Wi-Fi

Rainforest: Up to Half the Global Warming Solution

Photo Source: Paul Salaman, Rainforest Trust<p>As climate negotiators in Paris struggle to agree on how to avoid the catastrophic consequences of global warming, a big part of the solution is hiding in plain sight: trees, specifically the trees of the rainforest. Conserving tropical rainforest isn't …

Fossil Fuels

5 festive Christmas ornaments you can make from recycled paper

Whether you're decorating for an office holiday party, sprucing up your tiny apartment, or contributing something new to the family Christmas tree, …

Chemicals

10 Ways to Give to Charity When You're Short on Cash

Give your time, stuff, and talents.<p>The holidays are hard on everyone’s budget, so don’t feel bad if you can’t write a big check to your favorite …

Personal Finance

This home-friendly biodigester lets you turn food scraps into usable cooking gas

Looking to leave a better world for our progeny than the one we inherited? It’s a tall order, but it can start with environmental efficiency in the …

Gardening

Your old smartphone could help save the Amazon rainforest

If we ever think about the environmental impact of our upgrade addiction, it's usually to berate ourselves for the damage it does. But there is an …

Biodiversity