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Mar 05, 2014

Get Fit: 5 Running Shoe Options under $100

5 running shoes under $100

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It's time to shake off the snow and head back outside. Whether you're a seasoned runner, or someone looking to start adding some jogging to your fitness routine, proper footwear is essential to preventing… read more

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Mar 05, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: March 5, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web.

created at: 03/05/2014

Bartholomäus Traubeck has hacked a turntable to "play" the tree rings in slices of wood like a… read more

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Mar 04, 2014

How to: Make a DIY Shop Brush Desk Organizer

created at: 03/04/2014

A few days ago, I stabbed myself. By accident, I mean. A misplaced X-Acto knife rolled under some paper scraps, and I jammed my left index finger right into the tip of its… read more

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Mar 04, 2014

The ManMade Challenge: Why Every Man Should Try Something New for Lent This Year

 

I guess I should begin by saying that this is not a religious post, nor about theism or the lack thereof. It really isn't even about spirituality, though it could be if that's something you seek to cultivate. It I have my own relationship to those things, and I'm sure you do too. 

Rather, this is a reflection on personhood, on being a good man.   

Okay, with… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

How to: Make a Winter BLT Worth Eating

I'm sure I'm not alone in proclaiming: the BLT is a perfect sandwich. Not because it has bacon; many sandwiches have bacon. Rather, it's what it does with the bacon, playing it off of the other requisite parts: crunchy lettuce, a spread of tangy mayo, toasted but-not-too-crunchy bread, and the bright, acidic summer… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

5 Ways to Transition Your Style from Winter to Spring

"Soon," says Tanner Guzy, "winter will be waning, and with it we’ll shed our cold weather uniform." The thaw is coming...some of us had a taste last week, until Titan came along and dumped plenty of fresh ice and snow. But, spring will happen, cause it happens every… read more

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Mar 03, 2014

How to: Stay Clean and Organized During DIY and Craft Projects

This weekend, I made a mess. A cover-the-entire-room-in-tiny-little-scraps-of-paper and a get-out-every-marker-and-cutting-tool kinda mess. It's still on the floor, on my office chair, on the main work table, on the computer desk, on my cutting mat, and its trail has seeped into the hallway. See, I've always been the kinda of maker that gets all the requisite tools and materials out… read more

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Feb 28, 2014

Weekend Project: Make a DIY Heavy Duty Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker

created at: 02/28/2014A Bluetooth speaker is a great way to enjoy music outdoors: while grilling or dining outside, when camping, at a barbecue or picnic, even when doing yardwork or outdoor maintenance projects. But, because they're made of fragile parts and cases, they can't always stand up to the rougher conditions and surfaces of outdoor… read more

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Feb 28, 2014

How to: Make Cheap Beer Tastes Delicious with These 11 Creative Beer Cocktails

It happens. Some well meaning person will bring over a cheap six pack of pale lager and then drinks something better, leaving you with the remains in the fridge. You pick up a few Pacificos at your local Mexican market thinking, "Oh, I actually like this." Or, you find your self at an all day party - a wedding reception, perhaps - where the beer is free, but leaves something to be… read more

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Feb 27, 2014

The Fear of Missing Out...Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Idea that I Can Actually Get Rid of My CDs

created at: 02/27/2014

Like everyone, I guess I have a problem with stuff. With things - with keeping them too long, with placing emotional value on the physical object rather than the memory it recalls. Of course, I think I do this way less than everyone else, cause I don't have a problem with passive consumerism (errr....), and I don't spend tons of money on clothes, or shoes, or eating out, or on the latest gadgets, or all those things that personal finance books tell you to not spend money… read more

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Feb 27, 2014

How to: Add Custom Decals to Personalize Any Glass Jar

How to personalize a honey jar

You can print on paper, you can print on fabric, you can even print on wood, but customizing glass has remained a little… read more

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Feb 27, 2014

A Tiny LEGO Figure Captures his Amazing Adventures in Photographs

For the past year, U.K.-based photographer Andrew Whyte has been snapping photos of "The Legographer," a LEGO minfig with a camera and a serious case of wanderlust.… read more

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Feb 26, 2014

Roundup: 10 Favorite iPhone Cases for the Stylish Guy

iPhone Camera Case

In the era when everyone's phone looks basically the same, it's time to reskin your digital sidekick with a new… read more

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Feb 26, 2014

How to: Make a Custom Bike Frame Carrying Handle

created at: 02/26/2014

Bicycles get around by pedals, chains, gears, and wheels. Except, all the times that they don't, and they get around by being carried by their rider. Anyone who spends significant time on a bicycle can attest— on nearly every ride, there's a time when your bike gets lifted off the… read more

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Feb 26, 2014

Blow My Mindsday: February 26, 2014

created at: 04/17/2013

Each Wednesday, I post some of my favorite can't-miss links, images, and otherwise mindblowing goodies from across the web. 

 

created at: 02/26/2014
This is an interactive graph based on some serious math that proves: it's always a better financial decision to get the bigger pizza.… read more

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Feb 25, 2014

How to: Make an Easy DIY Wood Slice Serving Board

created at: 02/25/2014

Sometimes, the best DIY projects are also the simplest. This rustic cheese board takes less than an hour to whip up, and costs less than $10.00 in materials. Plus, it's easy to create even if you don't have access to a huge forest or wood pile, and doesn't require a chainsaw or any fancy power tools.  

Let's make… read more

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Feb 25, 2014

Modern and Masculine Lighting by Tudo and Co.

Okay. Whoa. Just stumbled across a cool new store with awesome lighting products and plenty of… read more

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Feb 25, 2014

A Mesmerizing Wooden Automation of a Drop of Water

Inspired by the work of Reuben Margolin, a sculptor known for his mechanically-driven kinetic sculptures of wave-forms, artist and model maker Dean O'Callaghan created "Water Experiment No.… read more

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Feb 24, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Hardwood Comb

created at: 02/24/2014

Today I learned something new: a wooden comb has all sorts of benefits over plastic.… read more

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Feb 24, 2014

Stunning Painted Body Art Illusions by Hiraku Cho

Artist and illustrator Hiraku Cho experiments with acrylic paint and the human body, giving flesh the illusion of interacting with buttons, zippers, on/off switches, and even other human forms.… read more

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