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The coolest invention this year! (was invented two years ago) - Yahoo! News. I’ve written before about my preference for cheap, ubiquitous tech over flashy and expensive gadgets.

The coolest invention this year! (was invented two years ago) - Yahoo! News

The exclusivity of pricey next-level gizmos actually detracts from their usefulness and prevents strong user/developer communities from forming (iPad, anyone?). With that in mind, I dreamed about tablet computers becoming as cheap and ubiquitous as USB keys. Turns out, I should have dreamed bigger. Thanks to Pranav Mistry of MIT’s Media Lab, screens themselves could be rendered irrelevant. Or rather—when walls, sheets of paper, or even your hands can be used as screens, then cheap becomes free and computing takes a great leap forward. Screenlessness may be just the beginning—Mistry’s invention integrates physical and digital space in a way that strikes me as a solution to some fundamental limitations in computing. So what happened with SixthSense? Eight great gadgets for college dorms.

It's almost time for college students to begin fall classes, so I thought it would be good to compile a list of gadgets for college dorms and apartments.

Eight great gadgets for college dorms

The obvious ones, like smartphones, laptops, iPads and calculators aren't listed here because I went for the fun and unique gadgets instead. Take a look and let me know if you've found something cool that should be included. (Scroll to the bottom to see a video that demonstrates the gadgets.) 1. The Elite Cuisine Multi-Function 3-In-1 Breakfast Center is a coffee maker, toaster oven and griddle all in one. 2. 3. 4. Cool Tools.

Let’s cut right to the chase: You cannot find a better hand powered coffee grinder than the Made by Knock Hausgrind.

Cool Tools

Oh, we know the names of all the competitors – Porlex, Hario, Comandante, and even the Grindripper – but none of them are built like this. Grinders come in two flavors: blade and burr. Blade grinders are fast, but they burn the coffee beans, and the uneven particle sizes they produce mean a poor cup of coffee. If you care what your coffee tastes like, burr grinders are really your only choice.

Among burr grinders, the camps are pretty evenly divided. Many people like to change up the coffee they drink, shifting from espresso to drip to French press at a whim. Some hand grinders have a problem with their handles coming off while grinding, and this is endemic with the Porlex. Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials.

The Origin of Words and Names. That girl... That quilt...: Have a Stitchin Weekend. I spend a lot of my week days sketching and dreaming about new projects and then I sew a lot on the weekends.

That girl... That quilt...: Have a Stitchin Weekend

I adore weekend projects that I can complete and smile about all week long so... ...welcome to where I will share a tutorial or project every Friday that can be completed in a weekend {or less} so that your weekend can be as stitchn' as mine. :) And because I'm not that creative, I will also be looking for guest bloggers to share projects so email me if you are interested. Every Monday I'll be posting and giving ya'll the chance to link up and show off your weekend projects. Weekend # 1: Half Square Triangles {That Girl Style} I really like the look of half square triangles {HST's} and if there is a fast way to whip them up, 4 at a time, then I'm all about that. I was playing quilt late one night when I put two layer cake squares {10" squares} together and started thinking about geometry. Persephone Magazine &124; Blog &124; The Lazy Lady's Guide to... At some point near the middle of March, I always decide that I’m “done” with winter.

Persephone Magazine &124; Blog &124; The Lazy Lady's Guide to...

The sweaters and jackets get pushed to the back of the closet, the flip flops come out, and I inevitably freeze my butt off for several weeks until the weather catches up with my warm-weather state of mind. Likewise, my cravings for fresh herbs and veggies are always a little ahead of the season. Growing your own herbs is a great way to save money and avoid buying too much at a time and letting most of it go to waste. If it’s still too cold to plant outside where you are (or if you’re short on space!) This hanging herb garden is the perfect project to get you in gear for spring. What you’ll need: Tin containers with snap-on plastic lids (tea, cocoa, and coffee cans are a good bet), coat hangers, pliers, scissors, herbs (I bought basil, rosemary, dill, and cilantro for about $2.50 each), masking tape, coffee filters, a nail, a hammer, X-acto knife, scrap fabric or paper, and glue or spray adhesive.

StumbleUpon. How to Make Sassy Water To Flatten Your Belly. 101 Ways to be Happy. Do you want to be happy?

101 Ways to be Happy

Of course you do, who doesn’t?! Here are 101 easy ways to achieve a better, happier life! It’s not things that make us happy but our experiences. Travel can have a profound effect on us by taking us out of our comfort zones and opening our eyes to some of the different places and lives that were unknown to us. It’s also just fun! We’re obviously big fans of travel, but what else can make you happy? 1) Travel when you can. 2) Take a weekend trip. 3) Spend time by the ocean. 4) Go camping. 5) Go skydiving. 6) Go stargazing. 7) Sit in front of a beautiful view. 8 ) Make enough money to meet your basic needs. 9) Avoid financial hierarchies. 10) Find satisfaction in the job you have.