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Keep Slugs and Pesky Insects Out of Your Garden with Egg Shells

After you cook some eggs, don't throw out the eggshells. Save them for pest control in your garden.<p>In an article about using kitchen waste to improve …

Gardening

New Wild Strawberry Species Discovered

It's super-tiny, about the size of your thumbnail.<p>Can I get this job? Researchers have discovered a new species of wild mountain strawberry. It grows in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, at elevations of 3,000 feet to about 5,000 feet.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has already squirreled away a …

Save Surprising Kitchen Scraps To Grow Infinite Food

If you want to put homegrown fruits and vegetables on the table, you don't have to go out and buy seeds; you can generate all the food you want with …

Choose the Best, Money-Saving Plants for Your Vegetable Garden

If you're still deciding which vegetables to grow in your garden, this guide from Bottom Line can help. It points out the easy-to-grow vegetables …

Gardening

Lazy Ass Way To Plant Potatoes - Rose Finn Apple Potatoes

My Rose Finn Apple potatoes finally came in the mail. I was a bit perplexed by the name. It is a mouthful to say so I hope that whoever Rose Finn is, …

This 3-D Printed Bioplastic Windpipe Saved A Baby's Life

The infant's 3-D printed trachea will fully absorb into his body in two to three years.<p>We've seen plenty of 3-D printed medical implants for patients that require replacement tissues, but this use of 3-D printed biopolymer to augment and correct an existing tissue highlights just how amazing the …

Add Color to Your Kitchen with Balloon-Dipped Mason Jars

Bored of your current glassware selection? Or maybe just want to add a temporary pop of color? Balloons to the rescue! With a couple strategic snips of any standard balloon, you can turn a jar into a classy color-dipped piece of glassware. Now all you need is the right cocktail to serve!<p><b>Materials:</b> …

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Entertainment

Avocado-Walnut Brownies (No Butter, No Oil)

Click HERE to order our new cookbook, <i>The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table</i> (Susan Schadt Press, November 2016). …

10 Surprising Ways to Add Color to Your Home

Vintage Typewriter Keys + New Tech = Diesel Punk Keyboard?

Richard Nagy has designed and built The Executive Keyboard, taking design cues from vintage mechanical keyboards. Combined with a leatherette top and aluminum sides, it’s certainly a piece for computer gearheads to swoon over. But the $900 price tag? Looks more like a challenge to make my own!<p>[via …

How to Create Decorative Balloon Flowers

Turning balloons into flowers is a very simple but original way to create decorations for the perfect little princess party or an afternoon tea with …

Chemicals

Packing Tape Image Transfers

I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer …

Artistic Functionality of Reclaimed Wood Stumps

Using leftover stumps helps refresh a room. They would also be a vivid reminiscence of our place in nature and our power to destroy and care for it. …

How To Make a Beautiful iPhone Case Using Real Pressed Flowers

Heaven knows as the Tech Editor I see more iPhone cases than anyone should be exposed to throughout the year. Cases have become so common, it's all …

Women in Science

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Weekend Project: A Crazy Pom Pom Rug

22 Comments<p>Pip Lincolne has a fun and crazy (and I bet soft) pom pom rug project in the latest issue of Frankie Magazine - that I'm loving! She says …

How Toys Are Preparing Kids For A Future With Robotic Friends

Introducing Generation Robot<p>For Christmas in 1993, my father gave me a My Magic Diary, a children's version of Casio's digital organizer. From that point on, I always had some iteration of that device—whether a PalmPilot or the iPhone 5 I carry today. Like most others my age, I was raised around …

Synthetic Biologists Engineer A Custom Flu Vaccine In A Week

A synthetic biology method proves its chops.<p>A copy of the genetic code of an H7N9 avian flu—similar to, but not exactly the same as the flu that has killed 36 people in China—arrived in a lab in Boston Easter Sunday, 2011. By Saturday, scientists had made a vaccine against it, the Boston Globe …

Got A Wound? Science Says Rub Some Dirt In It

Antibacterial clays can kill antibiotic-resistant E. coli and MRSA, researchers found.<p>The colloquial medical advice "rub some dirt in it" appears to have some merit. Researchers at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have been experimenting with different clays, and it appears in …

Learn Anything in 20 Hours with This Four Step Method

With just 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice, you can go from knowing absolutely nothing to performing noticeably well. That's the message from …

Hang Pots and Pans in Corner Cabinets to Make Better Use of Them

The corner cabinets are awkward, tricky places to store your kitchen stuff efficiently. It turns out, though, that this is a great spot for tucking …

Design

Not Just Another Notes App: Why You Should Use Google Keep

When Google Keep launched, it never got the fanfare it deserved. The people that did review it compared it to all the wrong apps, like Evernote or …

History of the cuckoo clock

Over at Smithsonian, Jimmy Stamp shares a brief history of the cuckoo clock, likely invented in 17th century Germany.<p>After a century of development …

Remove Weeds from the Root Perfectly Every Time

Pulling weeds is nobody's idea of a good time, but if you're going to invest the time to beautify your lawn and get rid of dandelions, it's better to …

Gardening

The Inspirational And Healthy Power Of Gardening! Gardening This is a must w...

"Growing your own food is like printing money."<p>That my friends is the rub. When we grow our OWN food we take money out of the pockets of corporate …