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Deck box plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy project is about <b>deck box plans</b>. If you want to add storage space to your backyard, building a deck box is a possible solution …

Woodworking

After gardening by trial and error, Pasadena homeowner gets turf transformation right

After installing a series of different designs in her front yard, Linda Paquette says her ever-changing landscape had become something of a joke in her Pasadena neighborhood.<p>"Sometimes I'll meet up with people who are walking their dogs across the street from my house and they'll sigh and say, …

Landscaping

Creative Garden Hacks And Tips - Sketchy Sloth | The one and only portal for Sloths

While some of the tips will help you enhance your space, some will teach you how to plant your own herbs indoors. So, let’s check these garden hacks …

Gardening

Got 40 inches of space? You can have a vertical garden.

<b>Are you a gardener</b> who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical.<p>Ben Fritonfounded Can YA Love, a D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. (Locally, he teaches through the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. His next class is July 13. Register here.)<p>…

Gardening

20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

DIY - How to Build a Pergola - Quiet Corner

Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? …

Woodworking

The Resurrection of the American Wool Industry

If you’ve been outside in the last decade, you’ve likely noticed that wool—one of the world’s oldest performance fibers—is having a bit of a moment right now.<p>Long the material of choice for outdoorsman (Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay both wore wool when they sumitted Mount Everest in 1953) …

These smart clothes will do everything from charge your phone to monitor your workout

Whether it's tracking your workout or charging your phone, these clothing options show how fashion is moving in a technologically-focused direction.<p>Here's a look at the smart clothing options out there right now:

Wearable Tech

25 apps for digital nomads, corporate escapists and loony adventurers

In the past three years, I have already run my business from Lebanon, Indonesia, Morocco, Iran, Kenya, and South Africa. Always on the hunt for a stable Wi-Fi connection, but free of fixed working hours.<p>My office can be my bed as well as my favorite local coffee shop. My only tools are a laptop, a …

Apps

Hikers behaving badly: Appalachian Trail partying raises ire

BAXTER STATE PARK, Maine (AP) — When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring — not a rolling, monthslong frat party.<p>Shelters where he thought he could catch a good night's sleep while listening to the sounds of nature were …

Hiking

Broccoli Rabe Peanut Soba Noodles

This post is brought to you by Andy Boy.Hello from Montana! I got my national parks mixed up, you guys. I might know the difference between shallots …

Recipes

I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

Unable to pay rent in L.A., I slept behind my desk. But what began as a quick financial fix soon became a lifestyle<p>I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I …

Cheryl Strayed: “I’m like the accidental self-help author”

The author of “Wild” on Reese Witherspoon’s portrayal of her, seeing her life on-screen, and befriending Oprah<p>In the spring of 1995, reeling from the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed walked 1,100 miles alone across the Pacific Crest Trail from California to Oregon and emerged from the wilderness …

You've Never Used A Lemon Like This Before

When life gives you lemons, use them in more ways than you ever imagined.<p><i>Getty Images</i><p><b>Help Toothaches</b><p>Lemon juice is no replacement for going to see your dentist—and exposing your teeth to fruit acids isn't a great long-term strategy. But if you've already got a toothache, the citric acid in lemons …

Goodreads selects best books of 2014 - CNN.com

Goodreads users have selected the best books of the year, and their top fiction pick comes from "Fangirl" and "Eleanor & Park" author Rainbow Rowell. In "Landline," Rowell tells the story of a TV writer in a crumbling marriage who discovers a way to talk to her husband in his younger years, giving …

STOP! Before You Clean With Vinegar, Read This

This kitchen staple is handy around the house — just not in these spots.<p>We're huge fans of having vinegar in our cleaning arsenal. It's great at lifting stains, freshening laundry, cleaning windows, and much more. Plus, it's inexpensive and all-natural. But vinegar is also acidic, which means that …

Before & After: An Old Dresser Gets a Refresh (In a New Room)

This 1916 dresser was looking a little worse for wear when Karen picked it up at a thrift store, but she knew that she could make it work for her in …

Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)

Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pair of rugged Toughpad smartphones in tow. You can't mistake them, despite their identical looks, …

Alice Munro's Writerly Wisdom: Short Stories Aren't Small Stories

The Nobel Prize winner is a role model for writers looking to bridge the personal, domestic details of the short story with the global forces of history, author Kyle Minor says.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from</b> …

Books

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Writing

Doctorow, Rowling, Murakami, and More: Books to Read in 2014

New titles from Michael Cunningham, Maggie Shipstead, Hillary Clinton, and others<p>The coming year is full of long-awaited sequels, promising debuts, not-so-secret pseudonyms, and several books involving bloody murder. Read more on what notable authors in both fiction and non-fiction are up to in …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

A Death at Tough Mudder

THE WIND WAS BLOWING hard at noon on Saturday, April 20, when Avishek Sengupta and his five teammates gathered near the starting corral of the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Tough Mudder. Part of a throng of more than 13,000 obstacle racers who would hit the course in staggered waves that weekend, they sang the …

Kinesiology

30 Creative Diy Maps Decorations

Let’s go on an adventure. Take your backpack, travel and see the world. But sometimes you might not be able to travel everywhere. We have solution, …

Reinhold Messner On The State Of Mountaineering Today

Reinhold Messner is arguably the greatest mountaineer of all time. His resume is practically unmatched and his list of achievements is well known. So …

100+ Best Room Decorating Ideas - Home Design Pictures

Dec 13, 2017<p>Go au naturale with these fresh ideas.<p>By<p>Dec 12, 2017<p>If you think you don't have space for an island, spice rack, or extra chairs, you're wrong.<p>By<p>Dec 12, 2017<p>That's right. I went there.<p>By<p>Dec 11, 2017<p>This classic color has moves you've never seen.<p>By<p>Dec 11, 2017<p>Waking up just got a whole …

Just Jeff's Hammock Camping Page

Hammock Camping Overview<p>1. Why would I sleep in a hammock?<p>Comfort and convenience. How many times have you woken up after sleeping on rocks and roots …

Backpacking