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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. 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. 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. 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. 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!) 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.