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9 Easy Home Improvements You Can Make for Under $100

They may cost less than $100, but they'll make your room look like a million bucks.<p>Even if we’re not committing every weekend to home renovations, …

Learn How to Fold a World-Record-Setting Paper Airplane

Growing up with six brothers, John Collins got really good at folding paper planes.<p>"Anything you can beat your siblings at is good," he says.<p>But he …

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Insects

If a Neighbor Can See You Naked, Do You Have to Cover Up?

<b>Q.</b> <i>My apartment on the top floor of a Brooklyn co-op faces a courtyard. A resident on the opposite side of the courtyard complained to management that I have been spotted naked in my apartment. I’m a male in my 70s and no exhibitionist. The neighbor must see me early in the morning when I go to the</i> …

Real Estate

The Best Sex Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Reading is great and all, but when you’re at the gym or on a long car ride or tired from work—that isn’t really an option. At the same time, we’re always telling ourselves to reduce the amount of TV binge-watching we do.<p>We want to be informed, but we’re busy. Sometimes you just want to listen to a …

This Evangelical Leader Denounced Trump. Then the Death Threats Started.

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes.<p>Last fall, Jen Hatmaker, a popular evangelical author and speaker, started getting death threats. Readers mailed back her books to her home address, but not …

Roy Moore

Christmas Came Early Thanks to Trader Joe's Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa Mix

The Christmas elves have blessed us with an amazing hot chocolate mix that comes with a twist. Trader Joe's just released a Salted Caramel Flavored Hot Cocoa, and we can't wait to get our hands on it.<p>"We've taken traditional hot cocoa mix — you know, one that's rich and creamy and sweet and …

Dessert

From Beans to Brew: A Look at New York City's Evolving Coffee Culture

New York is the city that never sleeps. While some might say this is due to the city’s residents being driven, determined and hustlers at heart, it …

Coffee

10 Math Tricks That Will Blow Your Mind

Are you ready to give your mathematics skills a boost? These simple math tricks can help you perform calculations more quickly and easily. They also …

Mathematics

5 Genius Paint Hacks

Painting a room (or a piece of furniture, or a staircase) is a messy job. And doing it right requires a serious time commitment. But if you’re still …

Michael Lewis: Many Trump Appointees Are Uninterested In The Agencies They Head Up

The <i>Moneyball</i> author is writing a series of articles for <i>Vanity Fair</i> about President Trump's picks to lead federal agencies — and the consequences of those appointments.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. You might know our guest, journalist Michael Lewis, from some of his …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

This is the least common Myers-Briggs personality type

Thanks to quiz mania on the internet, you’ve likely given hours to figuring out everything from what your spirit animal is to how to spot an …

Psychology

This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

Architecture aficionados take note – a new Airbnb-inspired platform is offering stays in stunning modernist homes around the world. Started by two …

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. …

Chefs reveal the only 3 supermarket brands of rice worth buying

Cooking can be daunting. Whether you're making steak or pasta, there's always the fear you'll make a mistake and mess up the meal.<p>And although it may seem like a simple side, rice is something that a lot of of cooks — pros and amateurs — have a hard time getting right.<p>Half the battle is starting …

Restaurants

The One Thing I’m Glad Someone Told Me Before I Refinished My Hardwood Floors

<i>This content originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>When I bought a teeny-tiny, bold-in-a-bad-way cottage, the previous owners had parceled out the …

15 small bathrooms that you MUST see before renovating yours!

A small bathroom need not always translate into dark, shabby & cramped space. It is an intimate space where we refresh ourselves & get ready for the …

Interior Design

Make It Last: How to Update & Repair Vintage Wood Furniture

We've all heard the phrase "they don't make 'em like they used to," which in my experience, cannot be more true when it comes to quality-made …

How to: Make a Simple Wooden Smartphone Speaker

Happy Monday, ManMakers! Today, I'm super excited to share an exclusive project with you. It's an excerpt from the new book <b>Build Stuff with Wood</b>, …

Woodworking

Building Boats From Scratch With A Master Boat Builder

Ben Harris builds wooden boats from scratch in Cornwall, UK. In this beautiful video, he shows you crucial steps in building one of his vessels and …

What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your smartphone, computer or hi-fi.<p>In the late 1990s, one of the original portable music file formats -- the MP3 -- was causing quite a bit of bother. It had earned itself a reputation as a pirate …

Audiophile

Oh, Oscar!

<b>Eyeing the Academy Award nominees</b><p>If you are an actor who wants to be nominated for an Oscar you could do a lot worse than catch the attention of …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …