Convince your friends that you should be part of the X-Men by turning water into ice instantly! As Grant Thompson shows you, It’s less sorcery and more science.
Pop duo Karmin have just released another soon-to-be infectious hit, “Acapella”!
Karmin’s Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan wrote the song with Boys Like Girls members, Sam Hollander and Martin Johnson. According to JustJared, the single was created “almost exclusively with human voices. We flipped the original meaning of the word ‘acapella’ to mean ‘D.I.Y.,’ or should we say ‘D.I.A. – Do It Acapella!’”
Karmin’s unique style really shines through in this track. It’s catchy, and its innovative techno-like sound is bound to make you bop your head. The lyrics are fun and an easy sing-a-long.
Karmin will be touring with The Jonas Brothers this summer.
How do you show your dad just how much he means to you? With bacon, of course!
Thanks to Oscar Mayer, you can make your Father’s Day bacon gift just a little bit more elegant. The packaged meat company offers three fancy gift ideas, all which include a slab of special bacon in an elegant box and it’s own special non-edible trinket. Send him a handsome money-clip with The Commander gift set, dashing cufflinks with The Matador and a rugged multi-tool with The Woodsman.
According to the website, they restock daily but they all seem to be temporarily sold out. If anything, just make your own DIY version by buying some bacon, a swiss army knife and a tie (for good measure), throw them into a box and put the manliest bow on it. I’m sure you’re pop will appreciate the effort. And the bacon.
Mom are the best. They gave birth to us, cook, clean, guide us, love us, and even when we mess up they are there to tell us to get back up. There is no one quite like a mother, and thats why we owe it to them to do something special for them on Mother’s Day which, by the way, is THIS WEEKEND.
If you’re like me, you’re scrambling to think of something to buy your mommy dearest — for a decent price. Mothers Day is always difficult because we’re old enough to want to thank our mothers for everything they do, but don’t have the funds for extravagant things. Luckily, mothers love their children no matter what and it’s the thought that count. We can get off easy by trying to do something sweet and inexpensive. Cards are a little passé but there are a few things you can do for your mother on the day that celebrates everything she does.
HERE ARE 10 GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHERS DAY IF YOUR BROKE:
This always works. Buy a nice box and put in little things that represents your mom’s best qualities. Chocolate because she’s sweet, a stuffed animal because she likes to cuddle, a shoe magnet if she’s a shopaholic, etc. My finest moment was buying a hideous bra from The Bay because my mom is “supportive.”
Flowers are normally expensive but there is bound to be a run down florist in your area to get flowers or a plant of choice for a decent price.
All you need is a CD to save it on! Grab pictures or home video footage and make either a slideshow or video. Moms generally are bad with technology, so they will love it even if you suck at video editing.
Breakfast in Bed
This is a standard one but I feel it never gets old, especially if they’re the ones you count on for dinner. Making the family meals is both exhausting and time consuming, so your mother will appreciate getting the time off. The only reason this may not work is if your mom is like my mother and has a phobia of anyone but her touching the stove or making a mess in the kitchen. Remember to clean up after yourself or your mom will be cleaning up the mess made by her birthday present.
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Just in time for Easter, here is a tutorial on how to scramble your eggs inside their shell.
Now I’m not sure how appetizing the finished product looks, but it sure looks like a cool and simple trick.
But while impressive this all is, people aren’t faring so well from this how-to video.
As YouTuber Jordan Edwards explains, “The egg broke in my sleeve.”
I don’t know what it’s like for American colleges, but in Canada, finals for most universities and colleges start right after Easter weekend. This is probably the WORST IDEA EVER because all anyone wants to do during your long weekend is get fat, eat chocolate and possibly get a drink (or five) with their friends. Basically, NOT STUDY.
Because these are the things we end up doing while we “study” anyways:
1. Take a Nap
This. Need. Now.
2. Make a snack
It’s called brain food.
But it’s more like the 1 hour tidy because you decided cleaning the washroom for the first time in a year was a good idea.
4. Scroll through Tumblr
5. Watch every video from your favourite YouTube vlogger
Oh, we’re over here.
6. Eat more food
Stuart Edge may have actually found a way to get girls to kiss him using magic tricks.
Let’s get this straight: unless you’re living in Hogwarts, magic tricks aren’t really the most impressive thing a guy could do to win over a girl. But Stuart Edge may have actually found a way to get girls to kiss him using magic tricks.
In the description, Edge says he’ll do a tutorial if the video reaches 1 million views. So guys, if you finally want to be able to impress girls with a magic trick (or at the very least get a kiss out of it), you might as well start hitting replay now.
I’m always the one in charge of putting the pizza boxes in the recycling box and making sure I don’t leave a trail of crumbs all the way down the stairs and into the garage.
Next time I have pizza, I’m going to refer to this video that shows all the innovative ways you can use a pizza box. I promise I’m only watching this because these are really cool ways to use a pizza box, and not because I am trying to avoid my chores.
Okay, maybe I am a little bit but that doesn’t mean I want to make my own Samurai pizza box costume.
With Easter just around the corner, the stress of having to figure out how to impress family and friends with your cooking skills can be overwhelming. We’ve all been there as we worried about the time, money and effort it would take to finally pry that “that looks delicious!” compliment from your least favourite relative or frenemy. But what do you do when your cooking skills are lackluster or worse, non-existent?
Here are five tips that will surely impress those so-called foodies in your life.
1. Just add parsley
BAM! Instantly fancy.
2. Turn simple bread rolls into cute bunnies
… or pikachu if they don’t turn out right
A couple of weeks ago, we showed you a video about how one engineer built a machine to cleanly remove the cream from his oreo cookies. This week, we found a more entertaining, i.e. more badass, way of doing the same job.
Jörg Sprave built a wooden pump gun which uses elastic bands to shoot and separate the cookies. Sprave simply loads oreos into his toy gun and shoots them out.
While it lacks the finesse and precision of our dear engineer’s machine, it doesn’t mean it looks any less badass. He even shoots some oreos at ballistic gel, the same stuff the MythBusters use to mimic the human body.
Luckily for us, the worst the oreo will do is probably bruise a person. Just don’t be a dumbass and aim the toy gun at places you shouldn’t be aiming.
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Redditor and firefighter burnstyle gets an early nomination for Dad of the Year after he built his son a fire truck bed.
Obviously, the single dad’s fire truck creation can beat any run-of-the-mill racecar bed any day. The bed features parts from a salvaged fire truck, a siren taken from an old toy and a 20-inch monitor to help his little guy watch all his favourite Dad-approved shows (it’s linked and controlled to his computer and phone). Also included is a county radio so his son could listen to the counties fire dispatch whenever he wants to play.
There’s no doubt that his son will be the most popular kid in the first grade.
Holiday movie marathon
If you’re in college or university, you’re probably finishing up your exams and final assignments. There’s nothing better than not worrying about school work anymore and being able to just flop on the couch to relax. Elf is definitely one of my favourite Christmas movies! Do you guys have an other suggestions? [monstrothewhale]
Time to decorate the tree
Nice to know my family decorated the tree without me this year. Not bitter at all… Anyway, are you the type of person to decorate a fake tree straight out of the box or be extra festive and find the perfect Douglas Fir? [snooowflake]
My Christmas wish came true
*SIGH* If only you could wish for a super cute, soul singing celeb for Christmas. I guess the next best thing is picking up one of their albums, or seeing your faves hanging out together! Siva from The Wanted and Ed Sheeran have played a few Jingle Ball shows together. It’s always nice to see fellow artists supporting each other. [thewantedblog]
Make your holidays stress-free
As we all know, Mean Girls is a classic teen movie, and I’m sure you can learn a few things from it. If you’re involved in any sort of talent show, make sure to have patience. No one wants to fight during the happiest time of the year, right? [pactressia]
Leftover Christmas lights
Bring the festivities into your bedroom or dorm room with Christmas lights! They can double as a nightlight or just look super cool. [human1ty]
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Not so scary decorations
Not all decorations have to be spooky spider webs or hanging skeletons. Spark things up a bit with these colourful (and glittery) pumpkin lights. You can totally hang them around your dorm and watch some horror films with your roommates. [lesliehay]
Epic music videos
Michael Jackson has one of the best Halloween-inspired music videos EVER in “Thriller.” The 13-minute video is full of zombies, werewolves, and a full moon. Need I say more? At least you’ll enjoy some great music and dance moves while watching! Oh and who could forget “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” where they end up at a haunted house after their bus breaks down. Classics. [threatened]
Hitting up the pubs tomorrow night?
Even though the majority of Halloween parties took place this weekend, I’m sure you’ll still want to go out tomorrow night after a long day of school. Just BEWARE if you have any 8 a.m. classes the next morning, you might want to set your alarm! [daay-dreaam]
Mean Girls reference is a must
Once you hit your teen years, there’s a zero percent chance that you want your parents to go Halloween shopping with you. Technically you can throw on a pair of ears (bunny, mouse, cat, devil, etc.), a tight dress and ta-da, you’re now an animal. Best of all, it’s socially acceptable. [whatshouldbetchescallme]
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Pumpktris is a fully playable version of Tetris built into a regular pumpkin. While it looks super cool it might not be the easiest DIY project to test out with the fam. The pumpkin consists of 128 LEDs for the display and the stem serves as a game controller. It was constructed by Nathan Pryor and will probably make your angry cat pumpkin look like a kindergarten project.
By Jade Mackey
A trip to your local party market store will prove that 80 percent of the female costumes this year are “sexy” costumes. That’s all find and good but if you’re just not feeling saucy this year there are tons of other DIY alternatives.
You have roughly a week, so get cracking with these ten suggestions!
Halloween costume experts TheSorryGirls, teach you how to make a beautiful Black Swan ballerina costume. It’s actually really simple to do and you don’t need a lot of supplies. T
Perfect for any girl who is trying to look elegant and mysterious for Halloween and who knows? Maybe you could even use it as a future dance costume.
Beauty expert, Beth (Macbarbie07), teaches you how to put together a girly version of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland with makeup and everything. She even shows you how to make the hat out of a cardboard box instead of having to go out and buy one.
Perfect for any literature geeks out there who are going to a Halloween party with friends.
Beauty expert, Meredith ( StilaBabe09), shows you how to look exactly like Taylor Swift in her “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” music video. This tutorial mostly focuses on Taylor’s makeup but Meredith also shows you where to get a blonde wig and all of Taylor’s outfits from the video!
Perfect for all of Taylor’s Swifties who want a cute costume for Halloween and maybe even a slumber party!
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If you’re looking for something to do while bearing the droll voice of an out-of-touch professor droning on about the Bubonic Plague, we’ve found the ultimate solution. Make a hexaflexagon!
I didn’t even know what hexaflexagons were until this morning but now I’m mesmerized. Flexagons are essentially flat models in geometry, constructed by folding strips of paper. Flexagons can be folded in certain ways to reveal faces besides the back and front, which means your mind will be blown.
In this tutorial, Vihart, a professional mathematician, teaches you how to make your very own. She’ll be releasing another hexaflexagon video in one week.
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This is hands down the funnest videos I’ve seen all day. There’s nothing better than ending off your summer with a bunch of friends, sunshine, getting wet and refreshed, while capturing it all on video. Sure, you can go to a water park (and wait in long lines with tons of screaming children) or you can make your own quarter mile water slide.
And hey, even if those drainage pipes might have toxic fluids YOLO, right?
Village people, she’s cutting our books with an exacto knife, masquerading the brutal massacre as craft time!! I call MURDER. Where’s my pitchfork?
In a new DIY craft project, reality show star Lauren Conrad shows you how to take innocent little books and gut them so you can create trendy looking storage units for your extra mascara tubes and waxing kits. This way, people won’t see your oh-so-embarrassing collection of reading materials hidden inside the box (Fifty Shades of Grey, Cosmo) and instead mistake you as a literary genius.
It saves space and it makes you look smart. But I have to ask you Lauren, what did the books ever do to you? And what will Lauren Conrad’s Crafty Creations destroy next week? Retro VHS copies of Brat Pack movies? The thought…
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I understand the awkwardness of reading an erotic novel like Fifty Shades of Grey on the subway. That’s why I’ve come up with this craftacular DIY manual, to guide you through reading it without anyone knowing the better.
Operation: Wrap Around
Reader: This is the ideal solution for someone with few resources and little time.
Tactic: If you’re not concerned about damaging the spine of the novel, wrap the front cover around the back to block the sultry title from the wide-eyed grandmother sitting in priority seating. If cracking the binding is a concern, consider the following: if you’re standing, face a wall so the title of the novel is blocked from other passengers and if you’re sitting down, balance the book on the top of your thighs. Disclaimer: If you choose the latter, it might be slightly uncomfortable to read the text at this jarring angle but your objective will be fulfilled and judgemental riders won’t know you’re reading about The Red Room of Pain.
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