Matt Coates

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Build a Wall Coat Rack with Hooks and Hidden Storage

Hi, it’s Amy from Hertoolbelt back with another DIY build for your home. I have been needing a wall coat rack for my hallway. It would be nice to …

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Apps

How to Be a Part-Time Day Trader

How to Be a Part-Time Day Trader<p>How Much Work Being Part-Time Really Takes<p>Updated September 05, 2017<p>You may be interested in day trading, but don't …

10 Tips for Patching Drywall

Before you paint a wall you have to prepare the surface, which inevitably involves patching. It's one of the most important steps. But sometimes it …

Home Improvement

50 perfect plants for a family garden

According to conventional wisdom, children and ornamental gardens are mutually incompatible. If you want the former, you should accept your lot and embrace a plot comprising a desultory patch of worn lawn adorned with plastic play kit. And if you want a pristine garden full of horticultural …

Gardening

Our new (mixed) reality: Early adopters have become HoloLens believers at work

Whether it involved trucks, buildings, or banquettes, AR/MR headset has made life easier.<p>It’s been roughly two years since Microsoft unveiled its …

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated September 09, 2016<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having …

Educationalists, psychologists and authors also call for a minister for children to try to address ‘toxic’ nature of childhood<p>A group of leading authors, educationalists and child-development experts is calling on the government to introduce national guidelines on the use of screens, amid concern …

Mental Health

8 Great iPad Games to Develop Kids Mathematical Thinking

August 18, 2015<br>Below is a collection of some of the best iPad math games for young learners. These apps involve strategic use of mathematical skills …

3tags.org

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.<p>Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things that seem to conjure an automatic, negative connotation can actually have an …

Gardening calendar: what to do in August

Autumn carpet<p><i>Cyclamen hederifolium</i> is coming into flower and leaf after its summer dormancy, and you can plant it now under trees or in borders for a late summer and autumn carpet. Flowers are pink or white and leaves silver patterned. Potterton’s Nursery sells a strain with entirely silver leaves …

Gardening

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

Pond: How to Build a Low-Maintenance Pond

A little more building work means a LOT less maintenance and repair<p>A pond can become the best feature in your backyard, your favorite hangout, a …

How To Raise Brilliant Children, According To Science

"Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?"<p>When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a "Just because." You can explain: "Red is for stop and green is for go." Or, you can turn the question back to her and help her figure out the answer with …

Brookings Institution

Today's Amazon Deals You Won't Want to Miss

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, July 5.<p><i>Mental</i> …

Repair & Rebuild Your Own Chainsaw: DIY Front End Rebuild

A 'front-end job' makes it cut like new<p>Examine the drive sprocket teeth for wear grooves. A shiny spot where the drive links engage with the sprocket …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Broadleaf Plantain

Broadleaf plantain (<i>Plantago major</i>) is found throughout North America, usually in compacted places in lawns or in garden pathways. A tap-rooted …

How To - Pruning Red Raspberries - Quiet Corner

Left unpruned, red raspberries are their own worst weed. When canes get overcrowded, they compete for sunlight, causing the shaded leaves and buds on …

‘Wake-up call’: Study finds fracking can pollute underground drinking water

A Stanford University study shows that fracking can pollute underground drinking water. Using publicly available data and reports, researchers found …

LSD could make you smarter, happier and healthier. Should we all try it?

In 1970, Congress dropped psychedelics into the war on drugs. After a decade of Timothy Leary, “The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test” and news reports of gruesome murders, the federal government declared that the drugs had no medical use — and high potential for abuse. The chairman of New Jersey’s …

An Entrepreneur's Secret Weapon: the Right Question

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many years ago a senior executive VP of operations faced an awkward conversation. Upon arriving at work one Monday morning, she learned that the company’s VP of sales had thought it a good idea to swim naked at a client’s pool party over …

Use Silicone to Make Casting Molds

One of the best materials for making detailed molds is silicone RTV mold-making rubber. The RTV stands for “Room Temperature Vulcanizing,” which means that once you mix up the materials, you don’t need to put it in an oven to cure it.<p>There are a lot of ways that you can use silicone to make molds. …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

Gossamer Gardens: 11 Ideas for Landscaping with Mexican Feather Grass

Mexican feather grass looks like a hazy smudge of golden color in the distance, and who wouldn’t want that as a backdrop in the garden?<p>Like other …

Landscaping

7 Disease-Fighting Plants You Need To Be Eating

<i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>It all started one day when Elizabeth Millard was feeling tired and worn out from working the farm she cofounded near …

Why Permaculture Isn’t Just Organic Farming

Even most practitioners of permaculture have trouble defining it, partly because its not just one technique of doing this or that, but mostly because …

Permaculture

Stretchy, bendy, stronger-than-ever graphene fiber - Futurity

Strong, stretchable graphene fibers can be scrolled into yarns with strengths comparable to Kevlar.