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19 Inconceivable Facts About The Making Of "The Princess Bride"

Cary Elwes revisits the iconic film and reveals never-before-told stories from the set in his new memoir, As You Wish.

Twentieth Century-Fox

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective …

Small Spaces

The Wonderful, Weird Economy of Burning Man

Burners spend thousands preparing for the money-free event. But just as the desert community cannot fully escape capitalism, neither can capitalism remain untouched by the "gift economy."<p>The busiest time of year for the Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not Thanksgiving, or Christmas, or any of …

The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13)

20th Century Fox[/caption]<p>There are people out there who have never seen <i>The Princess Bride</i>. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to …

Self-Care For Poor Folks: Let's Talk Drug Store Makeup And Skin Care

Today I want to talk about some of my favorite drug store things. We’re gonna talk some make up, some bath stuff and maybe a few other surprises.<p>I will say ahead of time that because I am a brown person, I don’t tend to buy things like foundation or powder in the drug store -- simply because it’s …

Eye Makeup

9 Topics I Couldn't Get Anyone To Write About This Week, Including Major Retailers Pissing People Off

I’ve had a wonderful time in California this week, but I’m so happy to be heading back to New York and my staff, who I HOPE will tell me some of you have pitched some of the articles they didn’t write:<p>A federal judge has declared Florida's gay-marriage ban unconstitutional.<br>• A blogger started a …

Writing

Study shows we don’t do one basic thing with our smartphones

Of all the things we can do with our smartphones, a new study points out we’re not doing the most obvious. You can change the channel on your TV, …

Apps

Gut feelings: the future of psychiatry may be inside your stomach

Her parents were running out of hope. Their teenage daughter, Mary, had been diagnosed with a severe case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as ADHD. They had dragged her to clinics around the country in an effort to thwart the scary, intrusive thoughts and the repetitive behaviors …

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle: How to Maximize Existing Content, Generate Quick Ideas and Cut Your Blogging Time in Half

By now we've all heard the endless chatter about Google's issues with duplicate content. In the past, we could easily re-run pieces in a variety of places. Some experts I know reused articles as many as twenty times, but if you do that now you may find your site in a lot of trouble and severely …

Two guys, two books: Five days in search of America — and readers

BBQ, urinals and part 1 of a tour diary by the authors of “The Great Glass Sea” and “In The Course of Human Events”<p>Our first bathroom break came 300 miles in, still shy of Buffalo (the sign said “An All American City”): one of those manufactured rest stops with an, um, <i>Canadian</i> Tim Horton’s. …

Rising house prices might be great news for many home owners. But the big downside is the booming cost of stamp duty. Now, 25% of home owners shell out of stamp duty at the rate of 3%-plus

Rising house prices might be great news for many home owners. But the big downside is the booming cost of stamp duty. Now, 25% of home owners shell …

Parents Call Cops on Sexting Daughter

Parents: what gives? When a mom and dad in Dinwiddie County, Va. discovered that their 13-year-old daughter had been sending nude photos of herself …

Secret Is Cracking Down On Bullying

Secret, the anonymous application that lets users post random comments and share them with friends, is finally doing something about bullying.<p>Secret now uses sentiment analysis to determine if someone is posting something against the app’s guidelines—like a harassing comment—and will prompt users …

Most smartphone users don't download apps; here are 5 worth snatching

These days, it seems everyone has a smartphone, but that doesn't mean everyone's downloading apps.<p>Each month, 65.5% of U.S. smartphone owners refrain from downloading any new apps, a report this week by Internet analytics firm ComScore said. That number is surprisingly low, but there are a few …

Growing up poor erodes a sense of control over life well into adulthood, study finds

More than a half century after Stanford University’s landmark marshmallow test, in which children who managed to defer the pleasure of eating a candy for a few minutes were rewarded with two, self-control is still said to be the key to success. And current educational thinking exalts the value of …

Psychology

The New Aereo Will Let You Legally Stream TV Online

We know how simple it’s been watching soccer on your small screen these last couple weeks, but don’t get too comfy with the convenience. Since the Supreme Court shut down Aereo, streaming TV on your computer will return to its normal, paid-for, password-protected privilege after the last …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Urbanism

How to rebuild America's mental health system, in 5 big steps

No genuine system of mental health care exists in the United States. This country's diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems are fragmented across a variety of providers and payers – and they are all too often unaffordable. If you think about it, the list of complications is almost endless:<p>…

67 Healthy Recipe Substitutions

We're always looking for ways to make our favorite foods healthier without sacrificing flavor. So we compiled a list of our best substitutions and …

Healthy Eating

Have you seen that crazy popsicle stick chain reaction video in the archives? This Sick Science tutorial explains how to make it

Have you seen that crazy popsicle stick chain reaction video in the archives? This Sick Science tutorial explains how to make it.

27 People Share The One Cool Internet Or Computer Trick They Know

Found on AskReddit.<p>Whatever you type into the URL bar can be surrounded by www. & .com by pressing control + enter.<p>When viewing picture based …

Free Knitting Pattern: OMG BFF bracelet

So one day I was frogging a pair of mittens I was unsatisfied with the size of. As I got to the bottom, which was braided, I thought “Hey, this looks …

Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

Parents do a lot more than make sure a child has food and shelter, researchers say. They play a critical role in brain development.<p>More than a decade of research on children raised in institutions shows that "neglect is awful for the brain," says Charles Nelson, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard …

Concrete Block Outdoor Bench

Posted by Jessica Hill on Sep 8, 2012 in Build Furniture | Comments Off on Concrete Block Outdoor Bench<p>Hacks like this concrete block bench are my …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …