Orlando Gonzalez

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Close Reading: How to Read a Poem

How to be better at close-reading poetry in a few simple steps ‘Close reading’ is not as straightforward as it may appear. Many readers of poetry, …

Make a Batch of Caramelized Onions in the Microwave for Large Recipes

Caramelizing onions takes a bunch of time to get that sweet flavor and deep color. Typical shortcuts still take valuable space on your stove. Alton …

Food

GEEK-TO-YOU: How to Take Care of Your Computer

MINI LAPTOP<p>3D Printer Cantilever 2.0 C3Dt/c<p>Bench Power Supply<p>3D CAM and CNC Class<p>Great article. Had some useful tips as well as explaining the …

DIY These 6 Phone Cases in Under 10 Minutes

Face it, we all have the urge to change our phone cases like we change nail polish colors, but affordable *and* cute cases can be hard to come by (especially for those of us without iPhones!). When you’re in need of a phone case facelift, look no further than these DIYs. We’re bringing you our six …

Black Bean Fiesta Crock Pot Casserole

My 11-year-old daughter called this casserole the “best meal in the entire world.” She might not have the most mature tastebuds, but it made me feel …

Beyond Stories

Eight Books Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“You want weapons? Go to a library. Books are the best weapons in the world.” ~ Doctor Who<p>We all know about the big spiritual doctrines: The Bible, …

The BEST Homemade Cough Syrup EVER

Brick Wall Drink Coaster<p>Pocket Zen Garden<p>How and When to Water Your Houseplants<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>Oh wow! Just tried it and works wonders …

3TB 802.11ac Router, A Multitool That's Also A Tripod, and More Deals

Apple's 3TB Time Capsule is $50 below retail today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen a new one go. If you haven't yet upgraded your network to …

Final Fantasy

Quick 'N Dirty DIY Drill Guide with Built-in Gauges

And we mean quick 'n dirty. For every finely polished shop solution is an equally functional, nasty-looking one that you quickly bang out because you …

Woodworking

Mind-Blowing Science Fiction And Fantasy Books To Watch Out For In 2015

You'd better invest in a pocket dimension if you want to keep up with all the great reads that are coming your way in 2015. Including Alastair …

Books

CustomizerGod Changes Everything About Windows in One Easy Interface

Windows: One of the nice things about Windows is that if you don't like a particular detail, you can change it. CustomizerGod allows you to manage …

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …

Books

What It's Like To Marry An Atheist When You Believe In God

<i>By Cecily Kellogg for YourTango.</i><p>When I was a kid, my mother and I joined a very large "non-denominational" Christian Church, one of the earliest versions of the Mega Churches that exist today. It was a very happy place. I was in the children's choir, the community was lovely, and we sang from a …

This Game Can Teach You and Your Kids How to Lower Utility Bills

Water and power are things we have to pay for, but there's plenty you can do to lower your utility bill. This game from Stanford University and the …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The best books of 2014: No need to look far

Books aren’t groceries, granted, but Buy Local is still a philosophy that Montreal literati could follow with confidence this year.<p>So strong has the …

How to Make Magazine Nunchucks

John Austin, author of Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons (out now), tells you how to turn your old issues of Popular Mechanics into an excellent training weapon.<p>John Austin, author of <i>Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build and Master Ninja Weapons</i> (out now), tells you …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

How to Buy Groceries: Supermarket Shopping 101

We take you from the front door to the checkout aisle of the typical supermarket to help you buy (and not buy) food the right way<p><i>This is the second part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discussed how supermarkets try to get you to spend</i> …

Detox Soup to Make You Feel Awesome

Detox Soup is a great way to kick the new year off. This gluten-free recipe can be used during an official "cleanse" or to kick-start a conscious eating plan for 2015!<p>Ok, so if you’re going out on New Year’s Eve, do yourself a favor and make this soup one or two days before the festive first, and …

Build A DIY Wide, Adjustable Height IKEA Standing Desk On The Cheap

If you've been convinced to switch to a standing desk, you might have been deterred by the cost and small size of many common options. Fortunately, …

17 DIY Mini Bars to Mix Up Your Home Decor

After a long day, almost nothing is as relaxing as enjoying a cocktail. If you like to unwind with a drink but don't always like the stress or …

IKEA Hack

Introduction: IKEA Hack<p>About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I had founded and run the …

Woodworking

7 DIY Chinese Take-out Recipes

Anyone can make these 7 upgraded versions of classic dishes at home with these recipes.<p>It's well-known that take-out Chinese food is a Jewish …

3 Books to Read This January

Photo: Emily Kate Roemer/Studio D<p><b>Tantalizing Topic</b><p>John McQuaid's <i>Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat</i> (Scribner) mixes science, literature, history, and anecdote in the service of his stellar inquiry into the inner workings of taste, also called flavor, which McQuaid finds to be the most …