Man Made DIY


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Nov 08, 2012

How to: Polish Your Shoes - The Quick, Easy, No-Fuss Way

created at: 04/16/2013

Everytime I have a layover at the airport, I like to walk around the terminal and watch people...guess where they're going, why they're traveling. And everytime, I inevitably walk by the shoe shine stand, sometimes occupied, and sometimes not, and I think to myself, "Someday, I'm gonna own a pair of shoes that deserve to be shined for $14 in the airport.

And, really, someday...I will.   … read more

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Nov 08, 2012

Men's Hearts are Growing Smarter

Though many men struggle to admit it: relationships are important. Like, super important. And not just finding a long-term partner, but a sense of intimacy across all of one's life and activities.… read more

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Nov 07, 2012

How to: Make DIY Wall-Mounted Succulent Shelves

created at: 11/07/2012

I've lived in my house for three years, and I have but one giant blank white wall left: the one across from my bedroom headboard, the first thing I see when I wake up. For the past thirty-six months, I've been slowly filling my walls with DIY art projects, screenprints from my favorite artists, even a full-on collage of colorful paint samples glued to the plaster (which are never coming off, by the way). But this guy...taunts every morning. Or, had been.  Cause last weekend, I decided to do something about it.   … read more

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Nov 07, 2012

How Iwan Ban Shot that Photo of Post-Sandy New York in Partial Darkness

NYMag.org asked Dutch photographer Iwan Ban how he managed to shoot this soon-to-be iconic image of New York City, in the midst of the post-Hurricane Sandy blackouts, which is featured on the cover of this week's issue of New York magazine.   … read more

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Nov 07, 2012

Beautifully Crafted Miniature 18th Century Toolchest with Tiny, Working Tools

Artist William Robertson just completed this "astounding" miniature replica of the 18th century Hewitt Tool Chest, on display in Colonial Williamsburg. It includes tiny, functional tools - you can see the handplane shaving away the pencil in the photo above.   … read more

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Nov 06, 2012

Roundup: 12 Tasty Recipes Using Beer

The unique flavor components of beer - the malt, yeasts, bitter hops, and the like - are pretty unique, and can't really be mimmicked using other ingredients. Which means: You should cook with it. Like, as an ingredient in the dish, … read more

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Nov 06, 2012

State of the Art: The Electoral College Explained in M&Ms

To remind you of exactly how the presidential elections work in the U.S., Christoph Niemann offers this little visual primer...in M&Ms.   … read more

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Nov 06, 2012

Dutch Scientists Create Concrete that Heals Itself with Built-in Bacteria

Concrete is amazing stuff, and fun to work with in your own art and DIY projects. But, if it suffers a crack, the surrounding material will begin to disintegrate.

So, a team of scientists in the Netherlands have a created a new mix that can regenerate itself with the help of handy nutrient-munching bacteria.… read more

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Nov 02, 2012

How to: Sharpen an Axe (A Step-by-Step Guide)

created at: 04/16/2013

Like kitchen knives, scissors, and most things designed to cut solid material into smaller pieces, an axe is only as good as its edge.   … read more

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Nov 02, 2012

How to: Make Easy Colorful Rainbow Pasta at Home

At first glance, those of us without kids may take a look at these brightly colored pasta noodles and say, "When would I ever do that." That's what I did, of course. And then I thought about it...and thought about it...and then the question soon became, "When would I not?"   … read more

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