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21 Signs That Prove Booksellers Are The Absolute Best

Books on books on books.<p>H/T mysharona1987

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UPDATE: Urban Housing Could Be Getting A Colorful New Look

In the form of shipping container skyscrapers, obviously.<p><b>UPDATE 9/3:</b> Recently, an innovative idea for shipping container skyscrapers was proposed as a solution to affordable, mass housing in India. Now, Curbed reports that the colorful towers envisioned by CRG Architects placed third in a contest …

15 Well-Designed Shipping Container Homes for Life Inside the Box

The hot trend of shipping container homes fulfills many design desires: living simply, lessening clutter, being environmentally conscious, building a …

It's All About the Marinade: How to Grill Super Juicy Chicken Wings

Crispy skin, tender meat, and herby, big flavor—no wonder chicken wings are one of our favorite things to throw on the grill.<p>Buffalo, Korean-style, fried—however they're prepared, we love cheap, easy, and crowd-pleasing chicken wings. But, for summer, there's no chicken wing we want more than one …

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How to Grill Corn the Right Way

You deserve only the best, so throw your corn on the grill.<p>Corn is a summer staple because it's the best there is. But you know what makes corn better than the best? Throwing it on a grill and getting some char on those kernels. The technique is easy, convenient, and loads it up with smoky depth …

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look More Polished

These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.<p>These DIY architectural details will give your home tons of character — for a fraction of the cost.

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Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba. For the solutions to today’s puzzles, follow this link<p>Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you …

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Vortex Is A Toy Robot That Teaches Kids How To Code

DFRobot, a company that has been building robots for the education market since 2008, this week introduced its first attempt at making a robot accessible to all children, with the debut of Vortex – an interactive, programmable robot aimed at kids 6 and up. The Vortex robot pairs with iOS and …

Stick better than carrot for motivating students and staff

Punishments are up to three times more effective at improving performance than rewards, Washington University School of Medicine has found<p>The stick really is better than the carrot when it comes to motivating people, a study has found<p>Although modern management and schooling techniques favour …

Behavior

A Six-Hour Long-Exposure of the Celestial North Pole

Polish photographer Bartosz Wojczyński pointed his camera straight at the north celestial pole and exposed his camera for a total of six hours. The …

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Surface 3: A tiny PC that gets the job done

The Surface 3 is a remarkable piece of hardware that could not have existed a year ago.<p>Microsoft's new PC-tablet is just a hair bigger and heavier than Apple's iPad Air, yet it is a full PC that runs all the Windows software you're accustomed to -- including iTunes, Chrome, Office, and the slew of …

Beehive Picture Hangers May Revolutionize the Way We Hang Frames on Walls

Hanging a picture frame up on a wall often isn’t the simplest of tasks, at least if you’re a perfectionist, but a new product has arrived to change …

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Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let’s take a look …

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

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Can You Solve This 'Extremely Difficult' Star Trek Puzzle?

This week's brain teaser will boldly go where no puzzle has gone before. Try and keep up.<p>This week's puzzle was created by University of Kentucky …

A Lockpick School In a Box Gets You a Degree In Breaking and Entering

It's assumed that lock picking skills are really only useful for breaking into someone's office in search of sensitive documents. But in reality they …

Learning

DIY Barn Door – Space Saving And Creative

Every home has a problem area. My problem area is the laundry room and hallway. There is a lot of doors, in a small space, and to get all the way in …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

8 Great Chrome Extensions to Transform your 'New Tab' Page

The ‘new tab’ page is something you probably look at for a lot more time than you think every day, so why not put it to work or get it to do something other than just show new tabs?<p>Here are eight great Chrome New Tab page extensions to beautify, redesign or put your new tab page to work.<p>My personal …

15 Ways to Rethink Kitchen Islands

LeVar Burton Reads Go the F**k to Sleep for Charity

Last year we featured a clip of LeVar Burton reading <i>Twas the Night Before Christmas</i>. This one may not be as holiday appropriate, but it's still …

A Robotic Vertical Garden You Can Build With Hardware Store Materials

Vertical farms are all the rage, yet these systems are often expensive, messy, and utterly impractical for most urban dwellers. The Robotic Urban …

Aquaponics