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Ginger Beer: Recipes, Common Questions and History

Quick Navigation What is Ginger Beer? History Is Ginger Beer Alcoholic? What's the difference between Ginger Beer and Ginger Ale? Is ginger beer gluten-free? Where to buy ginger beer Popular cocktails made with ginger beer Ginger Beer Recipe Popular Ginger Beer Brands (non-alcoholic) Alcoholic ginger beer ...

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Worst Survival Kit Ever

There are a ton of survival kits on the market these days, and many claim to be the "best ever". The every day carry movement has exploded over the past few years, so there are companies springing up everywhere with cheap knock-offs that would do practically nothing for you in an actual life-threatening situation. Thanks to our Gentlemint ...

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How to Build a Simple, Cheap iPad Stand

My girlfriend Laura is always watching television shows or netflix on her iPad, but a lot of times it becomes annoying to constantly hold it up or position it so you can see the screen properly. You can buy iPad stands online, but they are clunky, expensive and somewhat ridiculous looking. After a cursory search, I came upon this how-to by the good folks over at Homemade Modern. With some slight modifications I was able to build this iPad stand in a few hours for around $35 in materials.

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10 Bomber Jackets Under $50

Fall is here, and that means it's time to start wearing one of the manliest pieces of garb available, the bomber jacket. The bomber jacket was created when the U.S. Army started the Aviation Clothing Board in 1917, and started releasing clothing to be used for military men in World War I. Because planes didn't have enclosed cockpits at the ...

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7 Rotating Houses That Follow the Sun

There is a micro trend growing these days in housing, and it's not farmhouse style doors or granite countertops. It's having your entire house rotate 360 degrees. It's called Heliotrope house design, which is building houses that mimic that seasonal motion of flowers or plants. Basically, the houses move with the sun, much like a sunflower would. While being ...

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How to Make a Kubb (aka Viking Chess) Game Set

I wanted to find an interesting outdoor game to play in my backyard this fall but I didn't want to go the typical ring toss or corn hole route. After a lengthly amount of internet-based research, I came upon an intriguing outdoor game I had never heard of or played before: Kubb (pronounced kOOb). Kubb is also known as Viking chess (which is a way cooler name) and as it turns out, is quite a unique and entertaining outdoor game. You can play with as few as two people or as many as you want basically.

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Amazon Dash Button — Home Automation Run Amok or Modern Convenience?

I'm a big fan of a lot of the home automation gadgets that have been coming out recently. Amazon Echo, Nest thermostats, bluetooth deadbolts, wifi enabled lights...etc. But there are many examples of home automation with no discernible benefit. Do we really need a Wifi connected refrigerator or a $700 wifi connected juicer?

I visit Amazon often and kept seeing advertisements for one of their newer home automation gadgets — the Amazon Dash button, so I bought one and gave it a try.

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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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