In this animated video, the YouTube channel The School Of Life breaks down the ways in which politeness isn't necessarily the same thing as warmth. It turns out the secret to being a warmly polite person ultimately comes down to paying attention to other people's vulnerabilities and needs.
It's a tough one, especially for people who aren't "into" the whole cult of Rubik's Cube variants and the formulas and tricks we can use to solve them. But this video from J Perm describes a straightforward method for solving the 1x1x1 cube [Amazon] that almost anyone can put to use. Next week I'll be… READ THE REST
Our latest Cool Tools video shows how to make natural dyes based on recipes from the book, A Garden to Dye For: How to Use Plants from the Garden to Create Natural Colors for Fabrics & Fibers. READ THE REST
Ingenuity! Something that always confused me: Cofferdams are temporary while caissons are meant to remain with the construction. READ THE REST
Whether you are a professional chef or just a novice making yourself dinner in your kitchen, you should always make sure that you have the best tools at your disposal. You may ensure that you have great ingredients, frying pans, and glassware, but proper preparation doesn't end there. A complete master knife set is the perfect way to step… READ THE REST
If you're like most people, you probably feel a little jealous when you hear someone who's multilingual. And that's with good reason. It's an impressive and handy skill to have. Being able to travel internationally and communicate with people can be invaluable. So, if you want to become multilingual yourself but only have some basic language skills, then you're in… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST