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DIY Gift Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

DIY Gift Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into

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Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

Siew Ming Cheng’s ‘Spike Away’ Vest Repels Pushy Passengers on Crowded Trains

If you’ve ever been on a crowded train you know there’s no such thing as personal space when your head is stuck in the armpit of some random person. In an effort to shoo away pushy jerks on public

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DIY: Light Up Thanksgiving By Transforming Halloween Pumpkins Into Centerpiece Candles

DIY: Light Up Thanksgiving By Transforming Halloween Pumpkins Into Centerpiece Candles

Can't figure out what to do with those leftover pumpkins from Halloween? Check out this fun and easy DIY tutorial to turn those spare miniature pumpkins into cute candle holders to brighten up your

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For $99, You Can Build Your Own Computer in Less Than Twenty Minutes

For $99, You Can Build Your Own Computer in Less Than Twenty Minutes

The DIY kit is based on the Linux-based Raspberry Pi, a small, low-powered plug-and-play computer designed to give more people around the world easier and more affordable access to computers. Unlike other

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DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

DIY Gift Idea: Make Delicious, Decadent Vegan Truffles

Many people seem to think that going vegan means giving up on some of the more decadent foods out there, but that couldn't be further from the truth. Just as there are sumptuous vegan cheeses and pates

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Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

Six Yummy Organic Pumpkin Recipes You Can Make for Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Breakfast Shake The anti-oxidants in pumpkin will get you feeling refreshed, so why not start your day with a healthy pumpkin shake? For the sweet treat, combine 1 cup canned organic pumpkin, 1

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DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

DIY Gift Idea: 7 Herbed Salts and Sugars for Cooking and Baking

Lemon Pepper Although this is a classic seasoning for chicken and fish dishes, it's also fabulous on grilled pineapple rings, roasted vegetables, corn on the cob, and a variety of salads. I love to

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Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

3D printers are great, but what if you need to fabricate something larger than a basketball or stronger than a piece of plastic? That's the question that Brooklyn-based design consultancy Pensa asked

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DIY Gift Idea: Flowers in December

DIY Gift Idea: Flowers in December

Yes, the title here is inspired by an old Mazzy Star song, but if you'll overlook the trite 90s reference, the premise behind it is a fantastic one. There's something extraordinarily beautiful about fresh

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HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees

HOW TO: Prepare Healing Teas from Winter Trees

People have been using plants for both food and medicine for thousands of years, and most of us are probably quite familiar with several healing teas or infusions. Have you ever made peppermint tea to

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Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Vader 3D Printer Creates Objects with Molten Metal

Father and son inventors Scott and Zackery Vader have created a revolutionary 3D printer that can create designs out of molten metal! The Vader 3D printer uses molten aluminum in place of plastic, and it

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Delicious Hard Apple Cider In 6 Easy Steps

HOW TO: Make Your Own Delicious Hard Apple Cider In 6 Easy Steps

STEP ONE: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS & INGREDIENTS Unlike beer brewing, which can be complicated and requires a plethora of specific ingredients, creating hard apple cider is relatively straight forward -

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“DIY Cyborg” Biohacks His Arm With the Circadia 1.0 Implant

“DIY Cyborg” Biohacks His Arm With the Circadia 1.0 Implant

Move over Darwin - evolution doesn't stand a chance against this DIY Cyborg. American biohacker Tim Cannon has implanted the Circadia 1.0--a computer chip about the size of a pack of cards--under his skin

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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe – Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are

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14 Awesomely Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kiddos

14 Awesomely Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kiddos

Homemade R2D2 Set your little one off on a galactic adventure with this papier-mâché R2D2 costume! This comfortable, yet super detailed costume was even designed with fully functioning lights and sound

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10 Vegan Halloween Treats to Make for a Spooktacular Soiree

10 Vegan Halloween Treats to Make for a Spooktacular Soiree

3-Ingredient Apple Bites Angela Liddon, the gorgeous genius who publishes the Oh She Glows vegan recipe and lifestyle blog, has created a healthy Halloween appetizer that's as fun for adults as it is for

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IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

IT Dad’s Dream to Sail His 10 Children to Alaska in a Giant Off-Grid Barge Nears Reality

To fulfill a longstanding dream to sail his 10 children to Alaska, Eddie Ebel recruited two of his oldest sons to construct a giant off-grid barge. The Dad, who is also a missionary, believes that

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Sound Designer Diego Stocco Creates Incredible Music With Plants

Sound Designer Diego Stocco Creates Incredible Music With Plants

US-based composer, sound designer and performer Diego Stocco creates amazing music by recording the sounds of twigs, coconuts, almonds and bees! For his project Music from Nature, Stocco used tiny contact

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DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

DIY: How to Brew Kombucha at Home

The first time I heard about kombucha was when a friend of mine sent me a picture of a strange, somewhat bubbly liquid that had a slimy film on top of it. I asked if she was planning to put any of that in

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DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

I know that most people aren't quite ready to say the "w" word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short weeks, and it's better to be prepared in advance, right?

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‘A Practical Guide to Squatting’ is a Primer on Living a Low-Tech and Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

‘A Practical Guide to Squatting’ is a Primer on Living a Low-Tech and Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

A Practical Guide to Squatting is a subversive how-to guide on the basics of squatting, illustrating the various tactical and strategic predicaments of inhabiting vacant buildings. While the practice of

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HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

HOW TO: Carve Pumpkins Into Halloween Jack-o-lanterns and Make Tasty Roasted Seeds

Step One: Gather your materials. You will need: pumpkins, assorted knives, paper, marker, pencil, hammer, nail, candles, bowl, spoon, baking dish, sea salt, olive oil and cleanup supplies. Step

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DIY: How to Make Horchata – A Delicious Drink for El Dia de los Muertos

DIY: How to Make Horchata – A Delicious Drink for El Dia de los Muertos

Horchata image via Shutterstock There are people who eschew cold drinks in favor of hot, spicy ones as soon as autumn leaves begin to fall, but those who prefer their beverages chilled (or who live in

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Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items

Alternative Illumination: Create an Oil Lamp from Everyday Household Items

Lead Image via 365 Days of Pinterest The motto "Be Prepared" may ever be associated with the Boy Scouts, but it isn't just young lads in shorts and knee socks who would do well to hold to it. Far from

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“Professor Dumpster” to Live Out of a Texas Garbage Can for an Entire Year

“Professor Dumpster” to Live Out of a Texas Garbage Can for an Entire Year

What makes a home? Four walls and a roof? Some nice furnishings? Maybe some indoor plumbing? For Dr. Jeff Wilson, an environmental science professor in Texas, a home can be made in something as

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Disney Unveils Electricity Generator Made From Paper

Disney Unveils Electricity Generator Made From Paper

  Scientists are coming with all sorts of new energy generating technology everyday between new solar thermal plants and nuclear fusion, but paper? The minds at Disney Research have invented a new

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How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

How 7 Smart Technologies are Tackling New World Problems

3D Printing 3D printing lets anyone make just about anything from nick nacks to full-size rooms. While the novelty is certainly there, 3D printing is also a technology that's starting to make a

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DIY: Make Your Own Artisan Soap Bar from Repurposed Scraps

DIY: Make Your Own Artisan Soap Bar from Repurposed Scraps

STEP 1: Gather all your materials. You'll need just soap bits, a plastic bottle, a grater, a cutting tool, and a pan for melting. STEP 2: Cut the bottom off of the plastic bottle to create a mold

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9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere these days, from farmer's markets to grocery store bins. Small one, large ones, white ones, orange ones; all stunning globes of delicious pumpkin-y goodness. Sure,

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Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

Infographic: The Ultimate Guide to Upcycling With Pallets

With a little bit of ingenuity, simple shipping pallets can be transformed into an amazing array of things - from furniture and housewares to entire buildings! This new infographic by Terry's Fabrics

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