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Nerdy shirts, skirts and dresses from Frockasaurus

Etsy's Frockasaurus makes great, pop-culture-inspired clothes for men and women, such as the Men's Star Trek Book shirt and Men's Batman Comics …

Bees and Bombs: beautiful animated math-inspired GIFs by Dave Whyte

Some of the amazing animated GIF artistry of Ireland-based Dave Whyte.<p>He is a doctoral student in Dublin who is studying the physics of foam,<br>and …

The Costanza Principle: Better Decisions Through Your Inner Contrarian

When it comes to making strong, objective decisions, you're about the last person on earth you should trust. So today, we're taking a page from …

Self-improvement

Make a DIY Fingerprint Scanning Garage Door Opener

If you're tired of forgetting your house keys or garage door opener, Instructables user nodcah shows you how you can make your finger the only thing …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

Build Your Own Phone Using a Raspberry Pi

You can usually pick up a phone for free (or at least cheap) these days, but if you'd prefer to build your own, DIYer David Hunt shows off how to use …

Reinforce Charging Cable Joints with Paracord

The end of your laptop or phone charging cable can take a lot of stress when you bend it to plug it in to give your gear some juice. We've shown you …

Use the “Three Whats” Technique to Structure Your Presentations

People retain structured information 40 percent more reliably than random information, writes Matt Abrahams in Inc., who also suggests a structure …

Public Speaking

Turn Ice Cream into Muffins with Just One Extra Ingredient

If you want a yummy muffin but don't want to put in the effort of measuring and combining several ingredients, just grab a pint of vanilla ice cream …

"If It Bends, Bend It" to Look Better in Photos

When it comes to looking good in photographs, you need stuff that you can remember quickly when facing a camera. Photographer Deanna McCollum offers …

Five Best VPN Service Providers

A VPN, or a Virtual Private Network, is a great tool to protect your privacy and security while you use the internet. Whether you’re at home or using …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory

Data-compression with playing cards

Tim sends us, "A way of encoding binary numbers into playing cards that I thought up. It usually allows many more bits than there are cards. The …

How to Disable Avast's Annoying Sounds and Popups

Avast is our favorite antivirus program for Windows, but it isn't perfect. It has a lot of great advanced settings, but it also comes with annoying …

Boost Your Balance with a Few Simple Exercises a Day

We don't tend to think much about balance until we're actually falling over, but according to The Wall Street Journal, the prime time to train and …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Hunter S. Thompson

This Table of Exercises Shows You How to Get Fit Without Any Equipment

You can get a complete workout with just your body. This "Periodic Table of Bodyweight Exercises" showcases dozens of moves—from easy to insane—you …

Top 10 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Laptop

There's no shortage of ways to repurpose an old PC, whether you're just trying to make it work again or turning it into something else entirely, like …

Raspberry Pi

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Convert an Old Laptop Into a Monitor with a Build-In Stand

If you have old laptop sitting around that you can't bring yourself to destroy, Instructables user Damutsch has a guide for converting that laptop …

Browse Popular Color Palettes to Snazz Up Presentations

Colors are important to make your presentations look good, but not everyone has a good sense of which one will complement another. Zach Holman …

Graphic Design

Banish Stains with this DIY Carpet Cleaner

You're going to spill stuff on your carpet, most likely on the day after you've had it cleaned. If you find yourself without any stain remover or if …

Use a Tag Cloud to Check What You Need to Change in Your Resume

You need your resume to catch the attention of a recruiter, but an over-the-top creative CV isn't the answer. Instead, keep it simple and make the …

Employment

A Night Owl's Guide to More Productive Mornings

Mornings are rough, especially if you're not the type of person who jumps out of bed ready to take on the day. Still, the sun rises whether you care …

Clean Your Oven with an Overnight Pot of Water and Ammonia

Oven grease is difficult to get rid of and needs a lot of effort. But keeping a pot of hot water and a bowl of ammonia overnight will loosen it and …

These DIY Toilet Tablets Bust Through Clogged Drains

We've talked about the best ways to unclog a drain before, but these handy toilet-clearing tablets are helpful to have on-hand in case yours stops …

Housekeeping