Watch me, watch me


Image copyright Samantha Firth Image caption Samantha Firth has attracted 350,000 fans on live streaming site Live streaming is becoming big business, with millions of people around the world broadcasting the minutiae of their daily lives in real time to adoring fans – and making small fortunes in the process. But is it safe? Samantha Firth, a 21-year-old nanny ...

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How I Built a Giant Mechanical Iris Skylight with a CNC Router


Over the years I’ve seen several implementations of cool mechanical irises used as architectural pieces.  There were the incredible front doors from Chris Schaie and the Nautilus art car’s iris that stand out in my mind. I knew I wanted to integrate a mechanical iris into the peculiar and unique house that I live in. I started off, intending to ...

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Man Runs Retirement Home For Birds Who Outlive Their Owners


It’s heartbreaking for a parent to outlive their child – and it’s no less sad for these birds who have carried on after their owners’ deaths. But luckily, they will always have a loving home with Ken Banks. Ken, who lives near Rockhampton, Queensland, runs a retirement home for birds whose owners have passed away. His property plays host to over 1,400 ...

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ISIS Deploys 'Morality Police' in Egypt's Sinai to Tackle 'Sin and Vice'


Watch as CBN News Chief International Reporter Gary Lane describes the role Sharia police play in Islamic countries like Egypt and Indonesia Imagine a place where adulterers are stoned to death and for engaging in premarital sex you receive one hundred lashes. Several years ago, CBN News traveled to Indonesia, to report on a province that had deployed hundreds of ...

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Bacon From A to Z: 26 Things to Know


Australia (plus New Zealand) and America. Bacon is a popular food at all latitudes, especially in English-speaking countries and those influenced by their culture, so the methods for making it can vary significantly from one nation to another. In the Southern hemisphere, for instance, the most widespread cut is “middle bacon”, which comprises the streaky fatty section from the side of ...

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Ex-Guinea minister convicted of laundering bribes


A former UBS banker who served as Guinea’s mining minister faces years in a US jail after being convicted of laundering what prosecutors said were $8.5m of bribes from a secretive Chinese conglomerate at the heart of Beijing’s quest for Africa’s natural resources. A jury in New York on Wednesday found Mahmoud Thiam guilty of channelling bribes into plush real ...

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DIY Posable Papercraft Makey Mascot


Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Papercraft is a fantastic way to explore model making. Generally speaking, paper models are cheap and relatively easy to assemble. You may need a steady hand, and a decent amount of time to devote, but the results can be quite stunning. One person ...

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Ways to Create Your Own Success


You’ve heard the idea that you make your own success. This is true. You do have a lot of power over your destiny. Yet, there is a caveat. You need to define what success means to you. What does your vision foretell? Is it a good marriage, job, health, spiritual insight, or making the next biggest ...

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Why Teens Need a Strict Parent


Being strict is easy when it’s other people’s kids. We hear a kid whining in the toy aisle and the mom caves, handing him the toy. You listen to the neighbors complain about their daughter’s defiance of their rules. The nightly news shows the faces of teens who committed a crime and now have a record to follow them. “Well, ...

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Palestinian leader Abbas is visiting the White House today


President Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump welcomed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House on Wednesday, putting a renewed focus on prospects for peace with Israel — a goal that has long eluded previous U.S. leaders. Abbas and a small entourage arrived outside the ...

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