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How to Build an Inexpensive Mid-Century Desk in a Weekend

I wanted a simple desk for my home office, something in keeping with the mid-century style of my house. However, as I started looking around at various options, it struck me that the desks I was seeing were either incredibly overpriced or really cheap and flimsy. I wanted something that was inexpensive and looked cool, so I decided to build one myself. In this article, I'll describe my desk building process and hopefully inspire you to build your own variation of this simple mid-century desk.

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The Slow Clap: Examples, Usage and History

A captivating, powerful speech is made. A stillness follows; a collective pause as the audience processes what has just happened. As the speaker walks off the stage, you hear it, clear as a bell: A single clap. And another. And another, growing in intensity and speed. Soon two people join in the clapping, then four more. Now the entire ...

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28 Incredible Super Bowl Dishes

Gentlemint has been a treasure trove of weird and amazing food dishes over the years. And you can bet that whenever Super Bowl season rolls around, our amazing Gentlemint members never fail to find the best--and weirdest--foods you could possibly dream up for your Super Bowl party. So here's the cream of the crop, the most interesting and tasty ...

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11 Winter Cocktails You Won't Be Ashamed Mixing

As I write this, snow and sleet are pouring from the sky outside the window to my office. The perfect backdrop to an article on Wintertime libations. We'll be the first to tell you that the best winter cocktail is a tumblr of bourbon and perhaps a splash of water. But sometimes the situation calls for something a little more ...

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Happy New Year

Please excuse the lead image. I couldn't resist. Hey Everyone, I just wanted to drop a quick note and thank everyone for being part of this great community. We've had a great year, and Brian and I look forward to improving the tools that allow the Gentlemint community to keep growing. We're constantly amazed at the great things you guys ...

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The 105-Year Old, Record-Setting Sprinter Named "Golden Bolt"

Hidekichi Miyazaki (aka "Golden Bolt") has defied time and set the world record for the...wait for it.... over-105 age category. In fact, before Golden Bolt ran the race, the Over-105 age group didn't exist. But the fleet-footed senior ran the 100-meter dash in a time of 42.22 seconds. Not fast by many standards, especially Miyazaki's. In an interview with ...

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The (Slightly) New Gentlemint, Ads, and The Next Steps

It's an exciting week. March Madness is underway, and here at Gentlemint HQ we've had our own version of Madness. We're going to be releasing quite a few major improvements to the site over the next few days, and today we start with a doozy: a new redesign. We've mostly kept the same playful and Old Timey feel of the ...

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Featured Gentlemint Member: Zamoose

Our next featured member has been seen, at one point or another, by nearly everyone on Gentlemint. He catches spam quicker than an algorithm, and he's been around almost as long as the site has been live. He has posted some of the most prolific tacks, never ceasing to amaze or inspire us. It's safe to say Gentlemint ...

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"Who is the average Gentlemint member, anyway?"

We get asked this question a lot when Brian and I do interviews about Gentlemint. Now, the reporter asking the question is really wanting to know the demographics of Gentlemint. Detailed percentage breakdowns of gender, age, location, and plenty of other unimportant stuff. When asked, Brian and I always explain that we have no ...

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Featured Gentlemint Member: Razorback

As you well know, Gentlemint has an incredible community. We've been blessed to have such a massive base of respectful, helpful and engaging members posting and commenting every day. You email us with ideas, and you help us catch spam and other shady content faster than any bot ever could. It's really beyond anything we could have imagined when we ...

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