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I can juggle!
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Finishing my game of Jumanji (finally).
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!תיזהר עם זה פטיש
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Ensure correct comma use. Remember that commas aren't simply inserted whenever one would "take a breath" during dictation of written text (despite the errant, albeit well-meaning, instruction of elementary, high school, and even post-secondary English teachers and professors.) I implore any and all serious writers to read up on commas post-haste, as the pesky piece of punctuation is the most common -- and thus most commonly misused -- grammatical tool in the language. I personally prefer the Chicago Manual of Style, though your choice of style guide may vary. To quote Oscar Wilde, "I spent all morning putting in a comma and all afternoon taking it back out again."
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You either have it or you don't, man. Like, really? Would you even ask that? You totally would.
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A solar eclipse and only a solar eclipse. Nothing else.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Heed the words of our forebears: "And yea, on the fourth night of Nisan, in the 5780th cycle of Hashem, Shaitan shalt with fiery breath and wrathful claw strike down the sinful."
Ultra-Narrow Family Homes
Ultra-Narrow Family Homes
YUUA Architects & Associates Designed a Thin House in Toshima
Japan has one of the largest national populations in the world, so space is a hot commodity on the East Asian island, and this home design from YUUA Architects & Associates shows the ingenuity... MORE
Rustic Understated Mountain Lodges
Rustic Understated Mountain Lodges
'Cerna Voda' is a Humble Chalet in the Krkonose Mountains
When a building is located within the heart of a mountain range, matching that natural grandeur is a fool’s errand, so ADR s.o., the architecture studio behind ‘Cerna Voda’, opted... MORE
Home Improvement Project Managers
Home Improvement Project Managers
'Workspace' Helps DIYers to Keep Tabs on Their Home Escapades
Avid DIYers know that projects can quickly balloon to the point where they feel impossible to tackle, and ‘Workspace’ is a new app that helps them to eliminate that stress and anxiety.... MORE
Discount Kid Clothing Apps
Discount Kid Clothing Apps
PatPat Makes Finding Fun, Stylish Kid Clothing More Affordable
Clothing for babies and kids isn’t necessarily particularly expensive in and of itself, but PatPat is a new app that recognizes the inevitable: kids grow. The app aggregates deals on... MORE
Stoic Meditation Apps
Stoic Meditation Apps
'Everyday Stoic' Provides Daily Quotations from Stoic Philosophers
Stoicism has become part of modern dialect as a way to refer to stony calm in the face of pressure and adversity, but the term actually refers to a broad and thorough philosophical system, and ‘... MORE
Fin-Framed Courtyard Apartments
Fin-Framed Courtyard Apartments
Kutscherhaus is a Refurbished Coachman's Home
With an exterior that looks out onto a public courtyard, one might expect Kutscherhaus to prioritize privacy over outdoor space. However, the Viennese home manages to keep views available to the... MORE
Capacious Cargo E-Bikes
Capacious Cargo E-Bikes
The Capacita is an Electric Bike With Plenty of Space for Carrying Gear
Electric bikes are an efficient and convenient way to make one’s way around the city, and the Capacita e-bike aims to further increase the potential usefulness of one’s ride. The bike is... MORE
Subtly Sundered Stables
Subtly Sundered Stables
The El Galeno Stable is an Open Air Horse Depot
Horse stables typically have a relatively traditional design aesthetic, but Penafiel & Valdivieso Arquitectos designed El Galeno stables with some creative originality. The horse stable and... MORE
Studio-Quality Bookshelf Speakers
Studio-Quality Bookshelf Speakers
These Shinola Speakers Provide Exceptional, Crisp Sound
The vinyl renaissance shows that people everywhere are willing to go to great lengths and expense to secure excellent sound, and the Shinola Bookshelf Speakers are a product in line with that... MORE
Glowing Grecian Villas
Glowing Grecian Villas
GERNER GERNER PLUS Designed This Dreamy Home on Crete
Greece’s islands all have their own character, and GERNER GERNER PLUS has designed this home on Crete according to the specific context in which it sits. The home has mountains behind it and... MORE
Natural Industrial Lofts
Natural Industrial Lofts
'Soft Loft' Combines Elements of Nature and Industrialism
Many modern lofts are built in old industrial buildings, and while there’s an appealing design aesthetic that’s arisen in kind with that fact, ‘Soft Loft’ transcends the... MORE
Cryptocurrency Confirmation Platforms
Cryptocurrency Confirmation Platforms
ConcourseQ Offers Communal Due Diligence on ICOs
Cryptocurrencies have been around for years, but thanks to the recent boom, more and more developers are looking to release their own coins; ConcourseQ is a new community resource that helps... MORE
Inverted Floor Plans
Inverted Floor Plans
'Cornish House' has a Reversed Arrangement to Maximize Views
When living in a place as naturally beautiful as the Southern Californian coastline, one can be excused for wanting to get as much as possible from the views that are available, and Cornish House, a... MORE
Iridescent Rainbow Chairs
Iridescent Rainbow Chairs
'The Light Chair' is a Shifting Melisma of Color
Iridescence is an irresistible quality, and ‘The Light Chair’, a new piece of furniture from industrial designer Taehwan Kim, takes advantage of that. The chair is covered in a material... MORE
Wireless Phone-Matching Earbuds
Wireless Phone-Matching Earbuds
The Oppo O-Free Headphones Pair with the Find X
Anyone who’s seen someone wearing a pair of Apple AirPods can safely assume that that person is listening to music through an iPhone as well, and the Oppo O-Free headphones are working to... MORE
Pop-Out River-Viewing Galleries
Pop-Out River-Viewing Galleries
Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art Features an Angled Gallery
As the first museum to be built in Boston in 100 years, the Institute of Contemporary Art had an opportunity to impress, and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the architects behind the building, didn’... MORE
Laser-Activated Gaming Keyboards
Laser-Activated Gaming Keyboards
The Razer Huntsman Elite Uses Opto-Mechanical Keys
Thanks in large part to the continued ascendance of the gaming industry as a whole, keyboards have become a serious point of consideration for people who care about their technology, and the Razer... MORE
Custom 3D-Printed Jewelry Lines
Custom 3D-Printed Jewelry Lines
Shapeways' 'Spring & Wonder' Makes Custom Jewelry More Affordable
Depending on one’s budget, jewelry has long been customizable with things like engravings, metal, and cut, but 3D printing company Shapeways new line, Spring & Wonder, makes personalized... MORE
Cute Cthulhu Plushies
Cute Cthulhu Plushies
The 'C is for Cthulhu' Baby Plush is a Cozy Take on the Lovecraft Monster
In the fictional universe created by turn of the century horror novelist HP Lovecraft, Cthulhu is a malevolent cosmic entity of horrific proportions, but the new ‘C is for Cthulhu’ plush... MORE
Fast-Acting Tooth Cleaners
Fast-Acting Tooth Cleaners
'V-White' is a 10-Second Brush and Whitening Device
From as early as childhood, nearly everyone realizes that brushing one’s teeth is a tedious (but ultimately necessary chore), so V-White helps people to limit that task as much as possible.... MORE
Video Game Training Grounds
Video Game Training Grounds
Fortnite Playground Helps Players Prepare for the Competitive Game
‘Fornite: Battle Royale’ has become one of the most popular multiplayer video games in the world, and the level of competition in the game has resultantly seen a sharp uptick, so the... MORE
Minimal Minimalist Lists
Minimal Minimalist Lists
'Mnmllist' is a Curated List of All Things Least
Fans of Maria Kondo, mid-century modernism, and other arbiters of minimalism will likely appreciate ‘Mnmllist’, a new site with an appropriately limited scope. The platform serves as a... MORE
Curated Creative Communities
Curated Creative Communities
'The H Hub' is a New Platform Connecting Creators to Clients
It’s no secret that creators around the world represent a powerful force in culture and entertainment, and The H Hub is a new platform that’s aiming to harness the power that these... MORE
Vibrant Recycled Rug Collections
Vibrant Recycled Rug Collections
Aelfie's New Collection is Made Out of Recycled Plastic Bottles
Aelfie has made a name for itself with its vibrant patterns, but the design studio’s new recycled rug collection shows that it’s dedicated to more than just a good aesthetic. The hybrid... MORE
Elevated Wooden Box Homes
Elevated Wooden Box Homes
Harfargar House is a Raw, Latticed Construction
When homes are isolated in natural environments without any neighbors in their immediate surroundings, they can afford to follow design decisions that wouldn’t make sense in a more urban format,... MORE
Peer-to-Peer Music Libraries
Peer-to-Peer Music Libraries
'Thematic' Lets Creators Use Great Music for Free
Creators put countless hours into their videos, and Thematic is a new tool that helps them to ensure that work doesn’t go to waste. The new music library for YouTube and Instagram creators... MORE
Super Simple Mail Apps
Super Simple Mail Apps
'Maily McMailface' is a Minimal, People-Centered Email App
There are plenty of email apps available, but the sheer volume of competition has led to many of those apps assiduously working to out-feature one another; ‘Maily McMailface’ is looking... MORE
Rental Value Calculators
Rental Value Calculators
Outgrow's Airbnb Tool Shows Property Owners What They Can Make
Airbnb is a great platform for allowing people to earn extra money by leveraging their properties, and this new Airbnb tool from Outgrow helps users to put a hard figure on just what they stand to... MORE
Rare Metal Debit Cards
Rare Metal Debit Cards
The Acorns Spend Card is Made from Tungsten
One of the unfortunate side effects of the societal shift toward digital money is that people end up being more careless with their funds when they don’t see the physical cash disappearing... MORE
Marketing Postcard Apps
Marketing Postcard Apps
'Neighborhood Postcard' Helps Small Businesses Reach New Customers
For small, local businesses, relying on word of mouth alone is a frustratingly uncontrollable method of marketing, so ‘Neighborhood Postcard’ gives those businesses a more active way to... MORE
Robotics Engineer Barbies
Robotics Engineer Barbies
Barbie has Partnered with Tynker to Teach Kids About Coding
Careers in STEM-related industries are more abundant and in demand than they’ve been for decades, and yet women only make up 24 percent of those; the new Robotics Engineer Barbies hope to... MORE
Minimal Motorbike Navigators
Minimal Motorbike Navigators
'Beeline Moto' is a Simple Device for Safe Motorbike Navigating
Navigation apps are great for driving and walking, but cyclists and motorbike riders know that stopping to check their smartphone every few minutes is a big inconvenience, so the Beeline Moto is a... MORE
Homesharing Smart Lock Partnerships
Homesharing Smart Lock Partnerships
Airbnb and August Have Partnered to Make Homesharing Safer
Despite the great potential for homesharing to expose people to new places in and authentic ways—and indeed because of that—the practice open homeowners up to a fair amount of risk, and... MORE
Smart Noise-Canceling Earphones
Smart Noise-Canceling Earphones
The Rayz Pro Earphones Can be Tuned to Each Wearer
The headphone market is a crowded space, and it takes a lot for a pair to stand out from the masses, so the Rayz Pro earphones offer as many convenient features as possible. The smart, noise-... MORE
Immersive Story Orbs
Immersive Story Orbs
Storyballs are a Fun, Screen-Free Way to Engage Kids
Today, kids spend countless hours in front of screens, so Storyballs provide a screen-free way to stay active, engaged, and having fun. The orb-like toys are equipped with games framed around... MORE
Lightweight Tropical Frames
Lightweight Tropical Frames
The Maui Jim Pineapple Sunglasses are for National Sunglasses Day
June 27th is National Sunglasses Day, and in honor of that, Maui Jim is releasing its newest model, the Maui Jim Pineapple. The new sunglasses come with the features that consumers have come to love... MORE

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Remote Senior Monitoring Systems
Remote Senior Monitoring Systems
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Human Smart Home Assistants
Human Smart Home Assistants
Lauren McCarthy's 'Lauren' Project Turns The Artist Into an AI System
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Female Space Pioneer Documentaries
Female Space Pioneer Documentaries
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Downsized Urban Homes
Downsized Urban Homes
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Intuitive Inventory Apps
Intuitive Inventory Apps
'Inventory List' Helps Small Businesses Track Their Wares
Keeping track of inventory is one of the core mechanisms in any retail business, and yet many small businesses still rely on archaic practices for tracking what’s in and out of stock, so... MORE
Direct Message Ads
Direct Message Ads
Facebook Messenger Ads will Allow Brands to Contact Users with Bots
Bots have become an increasingly effective way for users to interact with brands on Facebook, so Facebook Messenger ads seem to be a logical extension of that technology. The system, recently... MORE
Deep-Zoom Digital Cameras
Deep-Zoom Digital Cameras
The Panasonic ZS200 Comes Stock with a 24-360x Lens
A far-reaching zoom lens can be a powerful tool for photographers, and the Panasonic ZS200 works that feature into a compact package. The newly released camera comes stock with a Leica-designed 24-... MORE
Multimedia Commuter Sketchbooks
Multimedia Commuter Sketchbooks
'Faces on the Ferry' is a Documentation of Amsterdam Living
Commuting is the most forgettable and rote part of the day, but ‘Faces on the Ferry’ is a multimedia art project that shows if people look a little bit closer, they can uncover the joy... MORE
Healthy Juicing Advocates
Healthy Juicing Advocates
'Reboot with Joe' Preaches Weight Loss Through Juice Diets
After managing to achieve a healthy weight through the use of a juice-centric diet, Joe Cross has been working to spread his healthful strategies through his social media umbrella, ‘Reboot... MORE
Free Professional Design Tools
Free Professional Design Tools
'Adobe XD' is Now Available in a Free Version
Adobe’s creative applications have long represented the pinnacle of professional creative software, and the company’s newest addition to the Creative Cloud, ‘Adobe XD’, is... MORE
Internet-Connected Dishwashers
Internet-Connected Dishwashers
The New Dishwasher from GE Appliances Orders Detergent On Its Own
GE Appliances’ new line of dishwashers make the kitchen machine even more convenient than it already is. Before the advent of the dishwasher, post-prandial clean up was laborious, but the... MORE
Sustainable Flaxen Chairs
Sustainable Flaxen Chairs
The 'Flax Chair' is Built Entirely from the Linen-like Material
Dutch designer Christien Meindertsma’s ‘Flax Chair’ makes use of the hearty seeds to create a stylish, sturdy, and sustainable seat. Most people probably think of flax as a grain... MORE
Perspiring Push-Up Robots
Perspiring Push-Up Robots
The Kengoro Robot Can Sweat to Increase Its Endurance
Sweating might not be the most attractive feature of the human body, but it serves an important and efficient purpose in the regulation of temperature, and Kengoro is a robot that uses a similar... MORE
Interactive Business Meeting Platforms
Interactive Business Meeting Platforms
Klaxoon Adds Some Dynamism to Company Meetings
No matter how much people love their jobs, even the most passionate employees will admit that meetings can end up being boring and unengaging, so Klaxoon helps offices to keep their workers more... MORE