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Shop Stools, Classic Joinery, First-Time Welding, a DIY Bluetooth Speaker and More

<b>Old-School Joinery Shop Stool</b><p>Jesse de Geest, a/k/a the Samurai Carpenter is back in fighting form, finally bringing us a new furniture build! This …

Woodworking

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With a Torch

Fire: Is there anything it can't do?<p>No need to wait until your next soldering project to fire it up. We put together a list of torch-worthy jobs.

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

The Best Beaches In The World

27 reasons to drop everything and book your summer vacation now.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South …

11 Quotes To Remember When You Feel Exhausted

<b>There’s no doubt about it – this life can get pretty tiring after a while.</b> With so many responsibilities we must take care of, we can easily become …

13 Hacks For Traveling Like The One Percent At No Cost

Tips and tricks from our friends at The Zoe Report<p><i>Curated by Rachel Zoe and her team of editors and stylists, The Zoe Report is not only your stop for all things fashion and beauty but all-around lifestyle as well. Check out their site for everything from shopping tips to dating advice, to the</i> …

Where to Go in Europe, and How to Stay Safe

The terrorist attacks in Europe over the last year haven’t lessened travelers’ enthusiasm for vacationing there this summer.<p>Virtuoso, a global luxury network of travel advisers and more than 1,700 hotels, cruise lines and tour operators, recently analyzed more than $35 billion of transactions from …

31 Breathtaking Natural Swimming Pools Around the World

Most of the earth’s natural watering holes are inhospitable and aren’t safe to explore, but there are some spectacular pools that many photographers …

Costa Rica

Turn an IKEA Wine Rack Into a Wall-Mounted Herb Garden

Your own private herb garden in your kitchen means fresh herbs whenever you want them, but you don’t need an outdoor garden to build one. Here’s how …

This Is How to Increase Grit, According to Research

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals?<p>Turns out that …

How your personal brand can stand out in crazy-competitive spaces

It’s a common misconception that personal branding is reserved for authors, speakers or those looking to become well-known personalities. In our digitally savvy world, where potential clients, investors and employers are just as apt to look you up on Facebook or Google search your name as they are …

40 Ways to Maximize a Small Garden

Beautify even the tiniest backyard or windowsill.<p>You don't have to call Versailles home to design a stunning outdoor space — even with a petite patch of green, the creative planters and unique ideas here will make your garden fit for a king.

Enhancing Your Design Using Powerful Imagery

The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) is a Canadian based hub for the graphic design community, promoting knowledge sharing, …

8 Real Truths about Saving Money Everyone Should Know

Give up Starbucks. Stop eating out. Ditch cable. Get a cheaper phone plan. There are a million ways to save money that work. However, in our quest to add to our bottom line we sometimes forget some basic truths about money. Below are 8 that I return to time and again. They serve as a wake-up call, …

Personal Finance

Sony A6300 blows every mirrorless camera away with insane speed and 4K

The last five months have been really tough. I've been without my trusty Sony A6000 after it suddenly stopped working during my vacation in London …

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

How To Craft Your Perfect Selling Story

When speaking with a client, simply referring to your previous work, however successful, is not enough. You should be able to work those events into a compelling narrative that engages your audience, both rationally, and emotionally. Perfecting your sales story allows you to connect with your …

Selling

11 foods that can make you look younger

However, the foods you eat can help you age better, both inside and out.<p>Here are 11 foods that can help you look younger.

Nutrition

This website lets you book private jet rides that are cheaper than some commercial flights

Stratajet bills itself as "the world's first online private jet marketplace," using technology to pull up real-time prices and availability for aircraft, much like Skyscanner or Expedia except for private jets.<p>Though it's not the only private jet booking website online, it's the first to let users …

Air Travel

Keter Adjustable Folding Work Station

DIY anywhere with Keter's work station in a suitcase. The adjustable bench sets up sturdy on steel legs in about two seconds with instant-release …

Build a Deck for Less Than $900

A low-level deck beautifies your outdoor space and can increase the value of your home. And it might not be as difficult to DIY as you might …

DIY Home Decor Projects - 267 Easy and Crafty Ideas

DIY home decor crafts are fun but making something that will actually have decor value may be a bigger challenge than you’ve anticipated. Indeed, …

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …

3 strong signs your career is on the path to success

Now career success is much less linear and there's a lot more navigating and rerouting that happens along the way.<p>In fact, it almost seems as though there is no "path" at all, and we're now forced to chart our own journey to success for ourselves. How do you know, then, if you're headed in the …

5 Most Epic Beaches, Oceans, and Islands to Photograph Now

When it comes to spectacular seaside escapes and island living, I look to the swoon-worthy photos of 500px community member Sarah Lee for a surge of …

35 Wonderful Ideas How To Organize A Pretty Small Garden Space

Gardens are a great way to spend extra time. They can bring both life and curb appeal to your home. If you are a green thumb you may feel at a loss …

10 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Saving

Turn saving money into a game for serious results.<p>Saving money isn’t that hard. What’s hard is keeping money saved.<p>It’s too easy to cut expenses in …

9 settings every new iPhone owner should change

New iPhone? Take a peek at its settings. So many categories, so many options within those categories. It's enough to make your head swim.<p>And you might find yourself wondering, are Apple's factory settings ideal? Right out of the box, is the iPhone really configured for optimal performance, …

Batteries

Intuition: 10 Tips For Greater Awareness

The word “intuition” comes from the Latin word “intueri,” which roughly translates as “to look inside.” In simple terms, intuition is that gut …