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19 Jul 19:00

Tips For Playing Pokémon Go

by Patricia Hernandez

Being the very best (like no one ever was) is surprisingly difficult in Pokémon Go. You can’t just grind your way to a strong Pokémon anymore: you’ve got to get out there and explore. We’ve got some pointers to help you make the best out of your journey.

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19 Jul 21:07

Actor Terry Crews Livestreams The Joy (And Frustration) Of Building Your First PC

by Patrick Klepek

Actor Terry Crews has spent the last week showing the world the process of building his first gaming PC. It’s been adorable to watch.

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16 Jul 21:00

A Simple & Stylish DIY IKEA Coffee Table Upgrade — Apartment Therapy Reader Submission Tutorials

by Nora Taylor
(Image credit: Submitted by Elinor)

If you're looking to spice up your Lack coffee table, but not quite at I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-IKEA hack level, Elinor's simple and stylish upgrade might be for you!

Skill Level: Easy
Time Required: 1 -2 hours
Project Cost: $13-16/ € 12-15

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14 Jul 22:20

This Statue for a Chinese Warrior Is Very Probably the Most Badass Statue Ever

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Casey Chan to Gizmodo

Damn. That’s a good statue. This 158-foot-tall bronze figure depicts Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general, and majestically towers over Jingzhou, China. Shanghaiist says that over 4,000 strips of bronze have been stuck onto the body of Guan Yu and he stands atop the 86,000 square foot Guan Yu museum. All that is great but damn, I just can’t get over how fantastic the statue looks.

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01 Jul 20:14

Living the Dream: A Private Pool in New York

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: New York Magazine)

Last year we wrote about covetable outdoor spaces in the city, and now we're focusing in on the ultimate New York City perk: a private pool. To no one's surprise, these are mostly the province of the very, very rich, but the rest of us can still feast our eyes and dream of a pool party in the sky.

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15 Jul 16:45

NYC City Hall Approves the Lowline, A Lush Underground Park Inside a Forgotten Trolley Station

by Lori Dorn

On July 14, 2016, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and President Maria Torres-Springer, both of the New York City Housing and Economic Development office announced that they would be granting a conditional park designation to the Lowline, the world’s first underground treed park built inside the long-vacant Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal that sites under Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The conditional designation gives the project 12-months “to hit key goals on community engagement, fundraising, and design” before permanent designation can be achieved.

The proposed location is the one-acre former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, just below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The site was opened in 1908 for trolley passengers, but has been unused since 1948 when trolley service was discontinued. Despite six decades of neglect, the space still retains some incredible features, like remnant cobblestones, crisscrossing rail tracks and vaulted ceilings. It is also directly adjacent to the existing JMZ subway track at the Essex Street subway stop– so park visitors and subway riders would interact daily. This hidden historic site is located in one of the least green areas of New York City— presenting a unique opportunity to reclaim unused space for public good. …We are inspired to use technology to improve the lives of city residents, by creating more of the green space we all need. The Lowline aims to build a new kind of public space— one that highlights the historic elements of a former trolley terminal while introducing cutting-edge solar technology and design, enabling plants and trees to grow underground.

15 Jul 19:16

An Incredible One Man Band Who Plays Percussion Through Bungie Cords Attached to His Limbs

by Lori Dorn

Musician Jeffrey Masin has been performing for over a quarter century as a one man band. Masin amazingly is able to accompany himself on guitar, kazoo along with a full set of percussion instruments. Each drum is connected to his various limbs with a clever series of bungie cords and are activated by his own specific movements and contortions. It’s quite remarkable to see. Both Scott and I had the pleasure of watching Masin perform “Stand By Me” in the Times Square subway station on July 14th.

A photo posted by Jeff Masin (@onemannoise) on

A photo posted by Jeff Masin (@onemannoise) on

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12 Jul 18:00

An Unbelievably Stylish $70k Tiny House on Wheels

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Handcrafted Movement)

Here's a tiny (and very smart) dwelling that proves that little houses can be just as stylish as big ones. Called the 'Artisan Retreat', this little trailer is just bursting with beautiful details and clever solutions. And if you're hunting for a home, it can be yours — for only $70k.

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16 Jul 19:00

Lego's Buildable Superheroes Are Stupid Cute

by Mike Fahey
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look at the marvel ones. LOOK AT THEM!

Making their debut at San Diego Comic-Con next week and going wide in 2017, Lego BrickHeadz Marvel and DC buildable figures are freakishly adorable.

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15 Jul 20:20

Ecto Sour Is the Drink of the Summer

by Adam Clark Estes

The kind marketing executives of Coca-Cola blessed the Earth with the return of Hi-C Ecto Cooler for a limited time this summer. Gizmodo obtained a couple boxes of the precious potion, and guess what we did. We added booze.

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15 Jul 20:50

A Gorgeously Surreal Visual Essay That Examines the Human Perception of Reality

by Lori Dorn

The Allegory of the Cave” by the Hong Kong video company is a gorgeously surreal video essay that visually ponders the age-old question regarding human perception of reality, originally posed by Greek philosopher Plato in conversation with his older brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates.

Inspired by the Allegory of the Cave from Plato, till today’s quantum physics and multi universes theories, a visual essay about perception and knowledge as reflection of our reality.

via PetaPixel

06 Jul 18:16

Some of the Best Moments From The Graham Norton Show Over the Past Nine Years

by Justin Page
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we need to watch this together on the big tv. don't watch without me!

Graham Norton presents a compilation video featuring some of the best moments from The Graham Norton Show over the past nine years. Graham, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Hugh Bonneville chug wine during the show, Mark Ruffalo and James McAvoy ride around on unicycles, and much more.

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01 Jun 20:30

Sip and contemplate, this whiskey decanter has a hand engraved, deconstructed Tartan pattern.

by Harry
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mhm

Details: Designed by Joe Doucet, the Alba Collection – Alba is Gaelic for Scotland – pays respect to the spiritual home of whiskey, Scotland.

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Says Doucet, “The elegantly reductive forms are punctuated by hand engraved deconstructed Tartan pattern, reflecting the origin of whiskies. The set is [also] punctuated by the unique stopper, which leans omnidirectionally. We invite the owner to always point the stopper in the direction of Scotland.”

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Source: Via MOCO Submit.

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09 Jul 00:55

Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts with a Lightsaber

by Casey Chan on Sploid, shared by Cheryl Eddy to Gizmodo
Watch These Dudes Deflect Roman Candle Firework Blasts with a Lightsaber

The biggest regret of my life right now is not being as smart as these two geniuses, who battled out Roman candle fireworks with lightsabers like they were Jedi knights. Sure, I’d totally get lit up and smoked and would miss more blasts than I would hit, but the feeling of shielding yourself with just your lightsaber is so awesome that it’s totally worth the idiocy of admission.

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08 Jul 07:00

Teodor discovers Cheryl Strayed's yard sale of thoughts

Achewood strip for Friday, July 8, 2016
05 Jul 19:00

8 Ways to Create Extra Counter Space in a Tiny Kitchen — Tiny Kitchen Solutions

by Sarah Coffey

Lack of counter space is up there in terms of tiny-kitchen frustrations. Even if you've KonMari-ed your kitchen and tucked all your usual space-hogging suspects away, it's possible you'll still come up short.

Still, it's easier than you might think to increase your work surface area. Here are eight solutions in order of difficulty from super simple to more involved (read: some degree of handiness required).

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05 Jul 20:00

10 Cooking Tricks Only a Diner Can Teach You — Take the Back Roads

by Sheela Prakash
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diners are best

We love diners for their homey, no-nonsense food. But sometimes it seems like a magic show, doesn't it? The menu is massive and yet, each and every item is perfectly executed. No, it's not fancy, but it’s the kind of food you wish you could recreate at home.

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05 Jul 21:00

The One Word You Should Never Say to Guests in Your Home — Apartment Therapy

by The Kitchn
06 Jul 12:00

6 Canned Wines Worth Cracking Open This Summer — Stock Your Summer Cooler

by Geraldine Campbell
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pool times?

(Image credit: Meghan Splawn)

The advantages of canned wines are many. Let us to count the ways. For starters, they're significantly more cooler-friendly than bottles, which can be awkward to pack, and boxes, which can get soggy in all that ice. They're also easier to keep chilled and their smaller size makes them ideal for individuals. No more arguing over red, white, or pink — you can each have your own! They're cute, too, and all the cool kids are drinking them (in case that matters).

But most importantly, they're just as tasty as the bottled stuff. Really! "All the cans have special liners to preserve the flavor," explains Trisha Antonsen, "Chief Cocktail Officer" at the Boston-based booze delivery service, Drizly.com. That means you won't get that metallic taste you might associate with canned beverages. Plus, she says, more and more wineries are canning their wine. Translation: more options and better quality for you.

If you think canned wine isn't any good, you just haven't tried the right ones. Here are a few to crack open this summer.

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06 Jul 12:30

A Boozy Reason to Save Your Strawberry Tops — Delicious Links

by Lauren Kodiak
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ummm yeeeeeeyuh

(Image credit: Wit and Vinegar)

Strawberries are in season, which means you've probably got a couple pints in your kitchen right now. Whether you're eating them as is or using them in a recipe, you always need to remove the green tops from strawberries first. Instead of throwing those tops in the compost or trash, I've got a better idea for you: Steep them in vodka.

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06 Jul 14:30

25 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes — Recipes from The Kitchn

by Kristin Appenbrink

Summer is hands-down the best time of year for vegetables. Yes, root vegetables and winter squash are wonderful, but nothing beats a tomato from the farmers market, an ear of corn from a roadside stand, or a pepper from your garden.

Even better, many of these summer veggies don't take a lot of time to prep, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time on the patio, stoop, or fire escape enjoying these dishes for dinner.

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06 Jul 14:35

Dry Shampoo Is Ruining Your Hair

by Aimée Lutkin on Jezebel, shared by Alex Dickinson to Gizmodo

Dry shampoo is one of those things that seems too good to be true because it is.

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06 Jul 16:00

4-Ingredient Pitcher Drink Recipe: Sparkling White Peach Sangria — The 10-Minute Happy Hour

by Maureen Petrosky
(Image credit: Faith Durand)

All right, people — we're in the thick of summer, so it's time to belly up to the bar for some ice-cold sangria with ripe summer fruit.

Please don't go to that bad place in your mind of sickly sweet concoctions and hangovers so horrible that you'll swear off the stuff. Great sangria can be refreshing, and it's perfect for a summer party.

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03 Jul 18:00

Make MODOK Great Again

by James Whitbrook on io9, shared by Mike Fahey to Kotaku

Yeah, I’m pretty sure that’s a Donald Trump MODOK eating a famous Trump Tower taco bowl . 2016 is really weird, you guys.

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03 Jul 20:30

New Study Busts the Myth That Knights Couldn't Move Well in Armor

by Jennifer Ouellette

Medieval armor has a bad reputation when it comes to how much movement is possible for a fully-armored and outfitted knight. Chances are you’ve bought into the notion that it resulted in clunky, slow, and awkward battles.

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30 Jun 20:00

Recipe: Fuzzy Navel Wine Cooler — Wine Coolers Are Cool Again

by Laura Burgess
(Image credit: Samantha Bolton)

It’s time to give the classic wine cooler an at-home update, and it doesn’t need any bizarre ingredients or neon coloring agents. Like the original, this remake delivers sweet, ripe peach flavors accented by a dash of fresh orange. As it turns out, peach schnapps and OJ are the PB&J of the drinks industry.

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30 Jun 14:00

How Kubo and the Two Strings Mixes Stop-Motion and Technology in Fascinating, Innovative Ways

by Germain Lussier on io9, shared by Cheryl Eddy to Gizmodo

After Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls it would be easy to simply call Laika a stop motion animation studio. They are definitely that. But with each movie, culminating with August’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the company continues to change what stop motion can be.

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01 Jul 14:57

How to Dad, Hilarious Web Series Where a Father Provides DIY Parenting Advice With His Daughter

by Justin Page

How to Dad is a hilarious web series that follows a father who provides all sorts of amusing DIY parenting advice with help from his adorable little daughter. He gives great tips on how to get a baby to clean the house, how to hold a baby, put a baby to sleep, and more.

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01 Jul 16:28

BioShock: The Collection, Remastered Versions of All Three Single-Player Games and DLC

by Justin Page

2K has released an announcement trailer for BioShock: The Collection, an upcoming value packed bundle of all three games and the single-player DLC all remastered for current-gen consoles. It is currently scheduled to come out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 13th, 2016.

It’s been nine years since Irrational Games and 2K took you on a terrifying journey to the depths of the underwater city of Rapture with BioShock. Five years since you returned to Rapture in BioShock 2. Three years since you grabbed a skyhook and sailed across the floating city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite. And on September 13, 2016 (September 15 in Australia and September 16 internationally), you can relive these award-winning adventures or experience them for the very first time remastered for current-gen consoles and digital PC with BioShock: The Collection. (read more)

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26 Jun 15:00

Space Savers: 11 Smart Bedroom DIYs To Try

by Nancy Mitchell
(Image credit: Oh Yes Blog)

Struggling to fit all the things that you need into your tiny bedroom? Here are 11 DIYs that prove that having a small bedroom doesn't have to be limiting, as long as you're a little bit crafty.

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