playtow

5,719 Added | 5 Magazines | 3,809 Likes | 20 Following | 110 Followers | @playtow | Lives in Japan, raised in Hawaii��

Reusable Plastic Baggies Are the Lunchtime Solution You've Needed Forever

Plastic bags have been a staple of paper-bag lunches for who knows how long—eternity, maybe. It turns out there's a better alternative, though, to …

Environmentally Friendly

How to Mirror Glaze Any Cake

Ever wonder how to make a mirror glaze cake at home? This show-stopping masterpiece is made doable with some gelatin, chocolate and a range of …

Dessert

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing

Everything I did wrong — Self-Publishing<p>Many first-time authors focus on publishing the way a pregnant woman focuses on birth. The soon-to-be mother …

Writing

11 Sweet Scone Recipes You'll Want to Bake Immediately

Wherever you stand on the age-old debate of which comes first, jam or cream, one thing is certain: scones are truly delicious. And if you're open to a few lively flavors, we've found some rather worthy additions to add to your repertoire alongside the classic British scone recipe. From chocolate …

Breakfast

How I Went From a Newbie To Making Over $1,000/mo Freelance Writing

Plus lessons I learned….I’m a Freelance Web Content Writer, who writes unique and engaging content for various websites and businesses.With a cup of …

Writing

I Have Shin Splints, and I Just Found My New Favorite Running Shoes

There's something uniquely terrible about the pain of shin splints; when you feel them coming, you have to stop whatever activity you're doing almost immediately. I developed them a few years ago, and while I wasn't exactly an avid runner before, shin splints made me completely terrified to pick it …

Marathons

Video Streaming Services That Will Let You Cut Cable TV

Cable TV channels used to keep you tethered to pay TV. But some online video streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection …

Televisions

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

The Voice

Barbara Bush, matriarch of Bush dynasty, dies at 92

She was one of only two women to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another.<p>Barbara Pierce Bush, one of only two women in American history to be the wife of one U.S. president and the mother of another, died Tuesday.<p>She was 92 and had been recently reported by Jim McGrath, a family …

Government

Doctors told him to check his wife into a nursing home. Instead, he wheeled her around the world

<b>North Haven, Connecticut (CNN) —</b> When Andy Fierlit's wife suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago, doctors urged him to admit her to a nursing home. But Fierlit wanted to make their life ordinary again -- or even extraordinary -- so he embarked on a mission to show her the world.<p>Since then, Andy and …

Love Stories

In Focus: The paintings which show Monet’s genius for architecture as well as nature

Think of Monet and you think of reflections and nature, but his works included huge amounts of architecture and other elements of the modern, …

Art

The Secret To This Towering, Fluffy Pancake Is Mayonnaise

I need to get this out of the way up front: Mayonnaise is basically eggs and oil. You're going to be freaked out here, but remember: Eggs and …

Breakfast

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees

34 Writing Contests in April 2018 — No entry fees<p>There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in April. As always, every form and genre is …

Creative Writing

On this day in 1945: Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident, is executed 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in 1906 in Breslau, Prussia. He was the sixth of eight children. His father was a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Berlin, and his mother was a teacher.<p>Bonhoeffer studied theology at Tübingen and Berlin, before becoming assistant pastor to a …

Theology

Japanese beef stew is umami-rich and deeply magical

<i>Umami Issues</i><i> is The Takeout’s exploration of cooking food with the rich, savory, mysterious taste sensation known as umami.</i> I’ve turned my back on …

Cooking

Native Americans Left A Code Of 20 Rules For Mankind To Live By. #11 Is The Most Important!

Every great person, regardless of culture, religion, tribe, or ethnicity, follows certain words of wisdom.<p>These words of wisdom transcend the …

Native Americans

Nichelle Nichols: At 85, the Star Trek icon is bold as ever

Star Trek's original Uhura continues to push boundaries and love her career -- and her fans.<p>She boldly went where no other women of color had been and became a role model along the way.<p>Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura from Star Trek, The Original Series, was one of the first African-American …

Science Fiction

21 Delicious Keto Snacks That'll Convince You to Try the Diet Out

You might not know the ins and outs of the ketogenoc diet, but you've probably heard of it or seen it hashtagged on one of your social feeds. The diet, which seemingly came out of nowhere and turned everyone into a high-fat, low-carb convert, boasts a huge number of devotees who credit its …

Food

13 Keto Snacks People Are Loving on Pinterest

People can’t stop talking about the ketogenic diet, and social media is filled with photos and posts from people who credit this high-fat, low-carb …

Breakfast

How to make pastry cream

<i>Editor’s note:</i> Lucky Peach<i> was a magical food magazine that existed from 2011 to 2017. It was beloved by readers, regarded as a destination</i> …

Baking

A 32 year old woman gave up shopping for a year — and managed to save more than $13,000

Four years ago, Cait Flanders was shocked to learn that her sister was saving 20% of her income as a full-time college student. Flanders, however, was lucky if she was putting away 5% of her salary each month.<p>"All of a sudden the wheels started turning," she told INSIDER. "I'm like, why have I been …

Minimalism

The Definitive Guide To Every Type Of Tie Knot

A complete guide on how to tie a tie. From the Full Windsor and Four-in-Hand to the Granchester and Bow Tie, mastering these 8 popular tie knots will …

Men's Fashion

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

6 Reasons You Must Write A Book (And How To Write It In 48 Hours Or Less)

Your book is the perfect billboard, business card, and elevator speech which people can get "at a glance," and immediately.<p>Mike Koenigs was on a flight from to South by South West when he heard an interesting conversation happening one row ahead of him.<p><i>"Do you know who that is a few rows ahead?"</i> …

Writing

Learn to code from scratch with this epic bundle—less than $4 per course

popsci shop<p>Over 210 hours of training for just $34.99.<p>Whether you want to become a full-time developer or simply get a better job, learning to code is a smart move. The Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle helps you become a proficient programmer from scratch, with 9 courses and over 210 hours of …

Programming

How to build your own author platform — from scratch

The first time I heard the phrase “author platform,” it instantly conjured an image of myself, with a noose around my neck, standing in front of a …

Writing

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

Apps

Lemon and lavender cake

Yield8<p>Martin Poole<p>Ingredients<p>Lavender isn't just Provence, it also says Norfolk to me as it's grown there, right by the coast at Heacham. You can now …

Dessert

Bulgogi (Korean Barbecued Beef) Recipe

"Marinated beef strips and vegetables are barbecued or broiled. Best served over rice, with egg rolls and Korean cucumber salad (from this …

Soysauce