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The DIY Toolbox: 5 Essential Tools for the Weekend DIYer

Linda Smith | Posted 06.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Linda Smith

There's nothing more satisfying than completing a DIY project for your home. Do-it-yourself is more popular than ever, and, no matter what your handiness level, you can complete an impressive DIY project with a minimal of time and effort. You do, however, need to have the right tools. New to the DIY world? Don't fear. These 7 essential tools are the perfect start to creating your DIY toolbox.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

A pretty face on the crisis

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Rym Tina Ghazal

How do you revive interest in a story that has been around for more than five years? A story, that actually feels like a cliché from a region regular...

Primitive Camping at the Dry Tortugas

Stefanie Payne | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

Ideally, our route along the Greatest American Road Trip should coincide with park seasonality. While we would love to be able to visit the national p...

I'm Going to Every U.S. National Park During 2016...

Stefanie Payne | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Stefanie Payne

In four weeks, we'll be packing up an Airstream trailer and heading out on what we think will be the Greatest American Road Trip--visiting all 59 U.S. National Parks during 52 weeks to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service. Good lord, it's really happening.

Young & Entrepreneurial: This 25-Year-Old Entrepreneur Overcame U.S. Immigration With Social Impact Gaming

David Ongchoco | Posted 11.16.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Through Arad's work in creating social impact games, he has been invited to attend national and international forums like the United Nations Conference Of State Parties, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit and the International Anti-Corruption Conference.

"Detroitville" From the Hillbilly Highway to the Factory Floor, Nick Pivot Sings the Songs of Detroit

Steve Karras | Posted 10.22.2015 | Detroit
Steve Karras

Nick Pivot plays what he calls "shop floor country from the Motor City." His gutbucket, honky tonk lyrics are sure to incite drunken behavior and keep him off any short-list of poet laureate candidates evidenced by his latest, "F**k You, I'm from Detroit."

Young and Entrepreneurial: How Former Consultants Turned Startup Founders Will and Fei Are Tackling the Quarter Life Crisis

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
David Ongchoco

You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.

DIY Material of the Moment: Concrete

This Old House | Posted 05.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
This Old House

Concrete and cement-look DIY projects surfaced early as hot topics at over at TheSnug.com, our new DIY content hub. Here are some of the most popular ideas we've featured!

Young and Entrepreneurial: How a Random Email Led Undecided Cornell English Major Molly Johnson to High-Growth Education Startup Piazza

David Ongchoco | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
David Ongchoco

Piazza is an education platform startup that is quickly becoming a staple for university students. Using the Piazza platform, students get to ask questions and have them answered by fellow students, TAs and Professors.

Housing Discrimination, Gentrification and Black Lives: We Call These Projects Home

Monique "Mo" George | Posted 04.19.2015 | Black Voices
Monique

The future needs a call to end housing discrimination and it begins with chants of "Black lives matter" and recognizing that many of us call these projects home.

Feel Like Giving Up? 10 Things I Remembered in 2014 to Keep Going

Laura Aiisha | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Aiisha

As the final weeks and days of this year have come and gone, I'm reminded of the ways that 2014 has pushed me backwards, pulled me forwards, lifted me...

6 Tips For Surviving Group Projects

Uloop | Posted 12.24.2014 | College
Uloop

Group projects have always been maybe the worst thing ever about school, aside from actually having to study. You're forced to work with people you may not like or work well with, or who might not always put forth effort in the group.

Over 50? 12 Great Ways To Land A Job

Peter G. Miller | Posted 11.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter G. Miller

The job market is tough today, especially when you consider that the government's inflated and expansive definition of a 'job' includes part-time employment, temporary work and even unpaid work for the family. We hear a lot of tales about the inability of workers over 50 to get a job, perhaps in part because of their age.

7 Crowd Funding Alternatives to Potato Salad

Jessica Miller-Merrell | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Jessica Miller-Merrell

I happened upon the potato salad Kickstarter crowd funding after seeing an article in my Facebook feed over the holiday weekend. I clicked the link. I...

5 Questions to Find Your 'When to Start' Sweet Spot (In Test Prep and in Life)

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

Knowing when to start a project isn't as intuitive as we might initially think -- especially when it comes to projects pertaining to long-term goals rather than short-term assignments.

The Best Time to Slow Down Is When You're in a Rush

Jo Laird | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jo Laird

Life is much easier when I'm starting projects ahead of time and working carefully, so revisions are few and little time is wasted. But when it doesn't work out that way, I have learned that when I'm stressed and in a rush, the best thing to do is slow down, make a plan and get it done.

Building a Successful Brand

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Nova Lorraine

Elton is on top of his game and proves that you really can have it all, on and off the court. Read along and find out what it takes to reach entrepreneurial success and achieve all around greatness.

Time Is Still 'Illmatic'

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.11.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

A high school dropout that grew up in the Queensbridge projects, Nas preached to the world what the reality was like in his universe. Now, 20 years later, Illmatic is regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.

Innovation Requires The Ability To Embrace Feature Creep

Gil Laroya | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

We have all been there -- a task or project needs to be completed, by a certain date or within a certain budget. So our habit is typically to lay down...

Why I Was Lucky to Grow Up Broke, From Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

Posted 03.10.2014 | Home

When asked about being on welfare, Whoopi Goldberg had some insightful life lessons to share with us. Though Whoopi did not grow up as a child on ...

I Shouldn't Be This Stressed About School -- Should I?

The OpEd Project | Posted 02.16.2014 | Teen
The OpEd Project

So what can we do? There are too many students my age who are stressed out, burned out and fed up. I'm one of them.

Pirira: A Riveting New Play by J. Stephen Brantley

Christopher Atamian | Posted 01.27.2014 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

Truly well-written and thought-provoking plays are hard to come by, but Theater 167's presentation of J. Stephen Brantley's Pirira, which I caught at its recent extended run at the West End Theater, comes pretty close to being as transcendental as any that I have seen in the past few years.

Tales From The Autism Spectrum: My Friend AmberDawn...

David Trumble | Posted 01.23.2013 | Arts
David Trumble

The power of art and creativity to illuminate the world for others is not simply a cultural benefit, but also a deeply important tool to help the authors themselves navigate their way through their own emotions, experiences and journeys.

Turn Your Home Into A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 10.04.2012 | HuffPost Home

We're always up for a good DIY project. And we love ones that don't need many tools.