When we speak, sing or shout, what we perceive gets a mighty bass boost from our own head matter. But what the lister (and the microphone) hears — the reedy, whiny, nasal true self! — is their reality. In this video, vocal coach Chris Beatty shows off a neat trick to cutting out the frequencies that only you hear, allowing you to train and temper your tone of speech as others hear it. All you need do it put two thick boards, magazines or notebooks either side of your face — but it's nicer listening to him explain.
No engraving tool? Etch it with copper sulfate! A pound of this stuff [Amazon] costs very little and will be enough to etch everything in the house. As the presenter notes, if you're etching a chisel remember to scrape all the "fat" off first. You can use the remainder as a fungicide and fertilizer in… READ THE REST
Maker B shows how to make a tiny but functional gasoline-powered engine. You'll need about $1,000 worth of precision shop equipment, 1,000 hours to burn, and 1,000 milliliters of gasoline. One of these things is unreasonably expensive. READ THE REST
The Vlogbrothers don't even have to mention the main thing that's happening! All the other things happening are quite enough to ignite the dread monads of your ontology. While we wash the potatoes, it's worth considering that the kinds of food you crave are dictated partly by your cells and partly by the bacterial cells… READ THE REST
Belgian waffles are a blank template for unforgettable weekend breakfasts. From savory creations with avocado, bacon, and goat cheese to the traditional sweet kinds with berries, powdered sugar, and syrup, waffles are unstoppable. However, nothing brings down a waffle-inspired dream morning like the antiquated, dirty waffle iron that cooks unevenly or worse, unexpectedly burns and dries… READ THE REST
Summer is here, which means we're spending less time under blankets and more time under stars. And, while we're no longer chasing the sun quite as fast, sometimes random household chores do need an extra flash of light here and there. This One80 LED Headlamp will help you get the darker things done so you can get back… READ THE REST
From your music streaming subscriptions and bank accounts to your work laptop, passwords unlock the most vital things in our lives. Unfortunately, that's a mess to track unless you're exceptionally organized or have some intricate communication system for your passwords and logins. If you aren't, you might deal with many forgotten unique passwords, annoying security questions, and botched password… READ THE REST