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Why Cocktails Are Served In Different Sizes And Shapes Of Glasses

There’s no reason for you to have a dozen different types of glasses on your home bar, so why do bartenders serve cocktails in so many different types of glasses? Well, this video from PBS’s IdeaChannel explains where all those glasses came from, and whether they matter.


Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

Remembering Prince in 11 songs you may not have known he actually wrote, all about galaxies that eat each other, Shakespearean vacation destinations, the science of boredom, and more in this week’s edition of Thinking Cap!


How To Be An Audiophile On The Cheap

You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account. Here’s what they had to say.


The Best Low-Maintenance, Pet-Friendly Houseplants

As much as I love plants, I’ve never had many for two reasons: I’m terrible at keeping them alive and I have pets. A lot of plants are either toxic to my cats or they just require too much maintenance. Recently, though, I vowed to finally bring some greenery into my space without poisoning my pets. Here are some solid options I found.


Turn Leftover Herbs Into DIY Incense

If you grow your own herbs, like sage and rosemary, you probably get more than you can use by cooking. Don’t let them — and all those great aromatics — go to waste. Turn them into DIY incense (AKA smudge sticks).


Turn Old Towels Into Baby Bibs With This Pattern

If you have old towels that you’re ready to replace or that are headed for the trash, give them new life as absorbent baby bibs instead. You’ll always have clean bibs on hand, save money on overpriced baby gear and you’ll get a more use out of your towels.


Cram Coins Between A Wrench And A Bolt When You Don't Have The Right Sized Wrench

Sometimes, you grab the wrong wrench for a job. You could go back and grab the correct one, but if you’re feeling especially lazy (or you just don’t own the right one), Instructables user M3G points out that a little loose change can save the day.


The Best Way To Quickly Cover A Shop Table

Video: Depending on the type of project you’re working on, the easiest way to prepare for a quick cleanup in a workshop is by covering your work table with a giant sheet of paper. Over on Tested they walk you through a variety of tips for doing so.


Make Chicken Broth In 30 Minutes Using A Pressure Cooker

A pressure cooker is an amazing appliance with many uses, but making hearty soup and savoury broth in minutes is one we hadn’t initially anticipated. Thankfully, this video from Bon Appetit shows you exactly how to do it, and in less than a half-hour to boot.


The Best Plants To Bring Life To Your Bathroom

Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors. They clean the air in your home and add colour to every room. Your bathroom, however, can be a tough environment, but here are plants that will thrive in the humidity.


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