A Floating Church Is Coming to London

December 10, 2017

Thinking of a lame excuse for skipping out on church will soon become a little more challenging, at least for worshippers in London. When a floating church hits the city’s canals, there’ll be no reason to blame a traffic jam for a missed Sunday sermon because the structure will literally move about the water from location to location, making the services easily accessible to more citizens.

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This Cuddly Robot Is Here to Help You Fall Asleep

December 10, 2017

A Dutch company has combined two of the internet’s favorite things: sleep deprivation and robots. Somnox, the world’s first sleep robot, just exceeded its Kickstarter goal and should hit the market in the next year or so. The robot, which looks like a cuddly little bean, is designed to help lull people to sleep using “breathing regulation, audio and affection.”

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This Week in Making: Life-Sized R/C Car, Bionic Hands, and New Holiday Gift Ideas

December 10, 2017

Check out this life-sized R/C car, the slow progression of these bionic hands, and all of the new ideas on our maker Gift Guide.
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13 Quick & Effortless Twists on Classic Pinecone Decorations

December 10, 2017

Along with tree decorating and mugs of hot chocolate, collecting pinecones is a great holiday tradition. Get all bundled up, grab a paper grocery bag, and start collecting! When it’s all over, and you have more than you know what to do with, that’s where these DIYs come in.

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Jay Leno Goes Gatsby With a New $13.5M Seaside Mansion in Newport

December 9, 2017

While the rest of us are still dreaming of a white Christmas, former Tonight Show host Jay Leno and his wife Mavis are desperately seeking summer with a brand new seaside home in historic Newport, Rhode Island.

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Here’s What It’s Like Designing Wes Anderson’s Whimsical Worlds

December 9, 2017

It’s the holiday season which means you can count on getting lost in beautiful and sweeping worlds of some fine holiday fare at the movies. And let’s be honest, there are fewer on-screen worlds more beautiful than those crafted for Wes Anderson films. The filmmaker is known for his colorful, whimsical, and overtly symmetrical aesthetic seen in films like The Royal Tenenbaums, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Moonrise Kingdom.

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Dreaming of Renovating an Old Building? Read This First

December 9, 2017

If you spend much time puttering around the DIY/home decor/renovation parts of the internet, you are probably familiar with the work of Mandi, from Vintage Revivals. Pretty much everything she touches turns to gold, as evidenced by her work on The Nugget, a down-on-its-luck travel trailer turned inspiring, DIY-filled small space. Currently, Mandi is in the midst of an even more daunting project, converting a 90-year-old mercantile store/filling station into a home for her family. It’s her biggest project to date, and one she’s learned a lot from. Gamely, she agreed to share some of her insights with us.

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Gifts to Give the Rightfully Pissed Off Woman In Your Life

December 9, 2017

So… it’s been some year to be a woman, huh? Nothing new, but it certainly felt relentless. The good news is that angry women were able to accomplish a hell of a lot. The bad news is that society still has a long way to go. We say in the meantime, we all deserve a little swag for making it through 2017.

A few things to get out of the way: 1.) If you want your holidays to remain a-political, cool, but it might be time to click away (or leave an angry comment). 2.) If you want to talk about the often problematic intersection consumerism, capitalism and feminism, that’s also dope, but again not what this list is about. This is but a simple round-up of gifts to give or ask for and charities to support that focus on women and women identified people, who may or may not be deeply invested in the fall of the patriarchy. Happy holidays, witches!

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How Much Does It Actually Cost to Binge Your Favorite Shows?

December 9, 2017

One of my worst travel pet peeves is binge-watching shows on my iPad or laptop — after taking all the time to download them before heading out the door — and then having the battery run out right at the most climactic moment. But what if you could strategize which types of shows to stream or download based on how much energy they expend, and how much electricity it takes to watch them?

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The Sunday Scaries are a Real Thing—and Here’s How to Manage Them

December 9, 2017

It’s Sunday afternoon and the sun is setting on the weekend. It suddenly hits you: Tomorrow’s Monday. Dozens of emails, unwritten school papers, difficult colleagues, or household chores will be vying for your attention tomorrow. You’re anxious and overwhelmed… and it’s not even Monday.

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