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This 22-year-old took an epic five-month trip through Southeast Asia without planning anything in advance -

Playing DrumsWhen Aaron Budnick landed in Bangkok, Thailand, he had nothing but a backpack and a Lonely Planet book.

It was the start of Budnick's five-month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia, and he didn't exactly know where he was going.

Budnick, who was 22 at the time, hadn't really planned his trip ahead of time. He graduated from Syracuse University in May of 2014, and in October was offered a job with Microsoft in Seattle, but he wouldn't be starting the job till June or July of next year.

He saw the free time he had as an opportunity that not many people get, and he wanted to take advantage of it.

"The way we look at the world is you go to college and graduate, and you get a job or you go to grad school, and then by the time you get to be 40, you're like, 'Oh wow I wish I went and did something,'" Budnick said. "The ride is the important part."

So Budnick made the decision to backpack — by himself — through southeast Asia. It was his first time in Asia, and he didn't speak the language of any of the countries he would be visiting. 

Budnick started in southern Thailand, made his way to Cambodia and Vietnam, then flew to northern Thailand, and ended his trip in Indonesia. He got around by bus, boat, motorcyle, and plane. Throughout his trip, Budnick befriended many other backpackers from all over the world, covered 2,000 miles on a motorcyle he bought in Vietnam, stayed with locals, visited temples and beaches, and tried the local food.

Budnick started his travels in Southern Thailand. While there, he visited the Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, which stands on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.



He then made his way to Cambodia where he saw the Ta Prohm Temple. Budnick said the temple is known as the tomb raider temple and is part of Angkor Wat in the city of Siem Reap. It was used by the Khmer Empire, but then abandoned, allowing trees to overtake the temple.



In order to catch of glimpse of one of the smaller, poorer villages in Cambodia, Budnick hiked up a small mountain. The homes here are built on stilts over water.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider






Playing DrumsWhen Aaron Budnick landed in Bangkok, Thailand, he had nothing but a backpack and a Lonely Planet book.

It was the start of Budnick's five-month backpacking trip through Southeast Asia, and he didn't exactly know where he was going.

Budnick, who was 22 at the time, hadn't really planned his trip ahead of time. He graduated from Syracuse University in May of 2014, and in October was offered a job with Microsoft in Seattle, but he wouldn't be starting the job till June or July of next year.

He saw the free time he had as an opportunity that not many people get, and he wanted to take advantage of it.

"The way we look at the world is you go to college and graduate, and you get a job or you go to grad school, and then by the time you get to be 40, you're like, 'Oh wow I wish I went and did something,'" Budnick said. "The ride is the important part."

So Budnick made the decision to backpack — by himself — through southeast Asia. It was his first time in Asia, and he didn't speak the language of any of the countries he would be visiting. 

Budnick started in southern Thailand, made his way to Cambodia and Vietnam, then flew to northern Thailand, and ended his trip in Indonesia. He got around by bus, boat, motorcyle, and plane. Throughout his trip, Budnick befriended many other backpackers from all over the world, covered 2,000 miles on a motorcyle he bought in Vietnam, stayed with locals, visited temples and beaches, and tried the local food.

Budnick started his travels in Southern Thailand. While there, he visited the Wat Arun, or Temple of Dawn, which stands on the western banks of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok.



He then made his way to Cambodia where he saw the Ta Prohm Temple. Budnick said the temple is known as the tomb raider temple and is part of Angkor Wat in the city of Siem Reap. It was used by the Khmer Empire, but then abandoned, allowing trees to overtake the temple.



In order to catch of glimpse of one of the smaller, poorer villages in Cambodia, Budnick hiked up a small mountain. The homes here are built on stilts over water.



See the rest of the story at Business Insider






63 things you can do with a simple mason jar that will transform your daily life -

When it comes to Pinterest crafts, the mason jar reigns supreme.

That’s probably because there’s just so much you can do with it, from making beautiful wedding centerpieces to prepping to-go salads in a jar.

Plus, most of the crafts we discovered are simple to do too, since they only require a few tweaks to the lid of the mason jar.

Keep reading to see the 63 things you can do with a mason jar.

LIGHTING

mason jar DIY lights

Pendant light: Punch a hole in the top of the mason jar lid and cut it wide enough to fit a pendant light kit. Secure the lightbulb connector and the bulb on the inside of the mason jar lid, and then screw it back onto the jar. Remember to add ventilation holes, too. Here are some good step-by-step instructions.

DIY CandleMason jars make a crafty receptacle for a do-it yourself candle. All it takes is wax flakes, wax colorant, a wick, chopsticks or something to help hold the wick upright, and the candle-making oil scent of your choice. Check out the easy instructions here.

Lamp base: This craft is similar to the pendant light, but with the bulb facing away from the jar. Drill a hole in your mason jar lid that's big enough to slide the base of a light socket through it and secure. Here’s a good tutorial so you can see how to do it.

Chandelier sconces: Instead of the boring sconces that normally come standard on chandeliers, replace them with mason jars. Just make sure that the jars have the right opening size to fit your lightbulb base. 

Solar light: Using a few paper clips, suspend a tiny solar light inside the mason jar. Cut a big enough hole in the lid to make sure sunlight can reach the solar light before screwing the top back on, and then place in a sunny spot. These are great for lining driveways if you attach them to an iron rod.

Candle holder: Place your candle inside the mason jar, and fill the base with sand, rocks, salt, or pebbles to keep the candle in place. Easy.

Votive candles: Fill the mason jar with water, and place floating tea lights inside for a pretty, effortless centerpiece.

Oil lampDecorate your outdoor party with self-burning mason jar oil lamps. All you need to do is punch a hole in the top of the mason jar, fill the lamp with oil and a cotton wick, and then pull the wick through the top of the mason jar and secure. Wait a few hours before lighting so the oil can permeate the wick.

“Fairy lights” lantern: Placing a string of twinkle lights inside your mason jar can have a beautiful effect for wedding decor or children’s rooms. You can hide the battery pack with a bit of burlap or fabric at the top. Here’s an easy DIY.

Lumineers with vintage book pages or pictures: Find a page of your favorite book and mod-podge glue it onto a jar. You can then light a tealight inside and watch the pages glow.

Holiday lanterns: Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Halloween, you can decorate your mason jar exterior and then simply light a candle inside to illuminate your design. We especially love these spooky mason jar lanterns for Halloween.

Monogram light: This is a cool DIY that looks like an old 1920s sign. You simply paint the letter of your choice onto plywood, drill holes where you want the bulbs to go, and then drill the tops of the mason jars into the wood. String the lightbulbs through the holes and then reattached mason jars to the lids. Plug it in and you’re done! See the final product here.

STORAGE

mason jars storage

Dry goods storage: Mason jars are perfect for storing rice, flour, nuts, and pasta — whatever you can think of — in your pantry by sealing off the air. Plus they come in a range of sizes to fit your needs.

Makeup brush holder: Create a cute makeup brush holder by spray painting the exterior of your mason jar and then inserting brushes. You can also add beads, pearls, or stones to the interior if you don’t want to spray paint but still want your jar to look cute.

Under-shelf hanging storage: Attach mason jar lids with screws to the bottom of your shelf. Then you can simply twist the mason jar onto the lid and the jar and it's contents will hang from the shelf. This is great in the kitchen with things like pasta, rice, or lentils, or even in a workshop for keeping nails, nuts, and bolts in order.

Wall organizer: Take hose clamps, a piece of wood, mason jars, and picture hanging kits to create a row of mason jars you can hang on your wall for storing your small objects. This is especially good in the bathroom for cotton swabs, makeup brushes, or toothbrushes. 

Leftover paint containers: If you're stuck with leftover paint, pour the remainder into mason jars to store. Since the mason jars are glass, you’ll see what the paint looks like and the lids will seal off any excess air. Bonus points if you add labels with the brand, sheen, color, and room to the top.

Travel toiletry kit: Keep all of your travel toiletries in one place with a mason jar. You can add moisturizer, scrubs, and travel-sized versions of your favorite products so it’s always ready to go. Click here for more ideas on how to pack it.

Chalk-labeled jars: While you’re placing all of your knick-knacks in mason jars, you could add chalk labels to keep everything organized. The best part about these is that it’s super easy to make and you can keep changing the label if need be.

WEDDING 

mason jar aisle runners

Aisle runners: Mason jars can make beautiful aisle runners, whether they are placed on the ground, hung from the side of chairs, or dangle from a decorative iron rod. Place flowers inside the jars and decorate with some lace or ribbon for a beautiful DIY vibe. See some more inspiration on Pinterest.

Wedding escort cards: Wedding website The Knot suggests combining cocktail hour and escort cards with individualized mason jars. The guests get to keep the mason jars and a helpful tag will show them to their table. You could alternatively place utensils or party favors in the mason jars, too.

Vase: If your mason jar is large, fill it with water and then add your flowers, or a single flower if the jar is on the smaller side. If you want to get really fancy, you can make a metal grid to keep the flowers in place.

HOME

mason jar soap dispenser

Soap dispenser: Instead of buying new soap dispensers every month or refilling your cheap version over and over again, make a cute mason jar soap dispenser. All you need is an old plastic soap dispenser, hot glue gun, a drill, and spray paint. See an easy DIY here

Air freshener: You can make an air freshener out of a mason jar, a cup of baking soda, and 25 drops of your favorite essential oils. Spray paint the jar so that it looks more decorative and punch holes in the top of the lid so the scent can escape. Click here for a cool how-to.

Sewing organizer kit: Not only can a mason jar hold all of your sewing necessities like needles, a thimble, and measuring tape, but the top can easily be adapted to be its own pincushion with the help of a glue gun, stuffing, and the fabric of your choice. See easy instructions here.

Twine dispenser: Twine is a handy thing to have for the garden or for crafts, so keep it organized with a nifty twine dispenser. Place your twine in the jar and loop it through a small hole that you punch in the top of the lid.

Wind chimes: If you’re feeling crafty you can turn your boring mason jar into an interesting DIY wind chime. It is a little difficult, however, requiring a few drills and bottle cutter. For full instructions, click here.

Hanging herb garden: If you live in a small space or a city apartment, having a fresh herb garden might seem out of your reach. Luckily, a mason jar can be transformed into a hanging herb garden with a little bit of wiring, some hooks, soil, and the herbs of your choice. Just make sure to hang them in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight.

Succulent planter: Succulents look amazing when planted inside mason jars. Add an inch of gravel or pebbles, potting soil, and crushed charcoal to the jar before planting your succulent.

Photo frames: An original way to display your photographs is to paste them inside a group of mason jars. Use different sized jars to keep the effect from looking too monotonous.

Toothpick dispenser: A mason jar with holes punched into the top makes a genius way to easily access toothpicks. Plus it’s simple to make.

Match holder and dispenser: The best way to store matches is in a mason jar, not only because the matches come out super easily through a hole in the top, but you can add sandpaper to the bottom or the top for easy striking. See a good instruction here.

Book ends: Spray paint your mason jars and weigh them down for handy book ends that are easy to make. See some great Pinterest examples here.

BEVERAGES

mason jar cups with lids

To-go cup: Everyone loves drinking out of mason jars, but you can make it even easier by DIYing a to-go cup by fitting a clean Parmesan cheese container lid to the top of the jar. Dip in a straw and enjoy, and close once you're done for zero spills.

Drinking cup: You could simply drink out of your clean mason jar — no crafting required — or you could add a hole in the top of the lid and add a rubber grommet from a home improvement store for easy straw access.

Cocktail shaker: Create a cocktail shaker in under 10 minutes by drilling holes into the top of the mason jar lid. Shake up your cocktail with a regular, closed mason jar lid on top and then replace with the lid with holes to pour out the drink. See more detailed instructions here.

Chalice: If you add a cheap glass candle stick from the dollar store to the bottom of your mason jar, suddenly you have a chalice. All you need to do is glue the candle stick to the base and wait for it to dry. Wipe off excess glue with acetone.

FOOD

mason jar salad

Salad in a jar: Follow The Kitchn’s guide to packing the ingredients so nothing gets soggy. Start with dressing on the bottom, then add your heavier ingredients, and finally place the lettuce on top.

Pies in a jar: Mason jars make the perfect receptacle for single-serving pies in a jar. It’s really easy, too — place the pie crust in the interior first and then top with your pie filling, a small pat of butter, and leftover dough on top. See some recipe ideas here.

Recipe in a jar: This is a lovely hostess or housewarming gift idea. Place the ingredients for an easy recipe into a mason jar. Wrap it with a ribbon or twine with the recipe card attached. From beverage mixes like hot chocolate to delicious cookie recipes, click here to see some cool ideas.

Salt and pepper shakers: Paint the mason jars to your desired specifications and then punch holes in the top of the jar lids. This also works for a variety of spices and herbs if you want a whole set. If you have smaller mason jars, these can make super cute wedding favors.

Lettuce holder: Keeping your lettuce sealed up in a mason jar will help it last as long as a week, which is significantly longer than traditional storing methods.

Individual chicken pot pie: For single-sized servings of pot pies that you can freeze, use a mason jar. Place the crust inside the jar, add your filling, and then place crust on top. The serving size is for one person, and you can freeze another one for a later dinner or to bring to work.

Breakfast parfait in a jar: You can make your yogurt parfaits to eat in the morning ahead of time and store in mason jars for an easy breakfast on the go. Think layers as you build it with yogurt and fruit mixed evenly.

Lasagna in a jar: Lasagna can be prepared and cooked in mason jars. The best part of these mini meals is that you can freeze them and reheat when you’re ready to eat. See a good recipe here.

Storing homemade jams and salsas: Mason jars are effective food storage systems, especially if you’re making your own jam or salsa. You can learn more about canning methods here.

Perfectly poached eggs: Grease your mason jar with butter and then crack an egg inside. Bring a pot to boil and then drop in the mason jar with a paper towel on the bottom — you can decide if you want the lid on or off, it makes no difference to taste. After around eight minutes of cooking, your eggs will be perfectly poached.

KIDS

mason jar snowglobes

Snow globe: Glue a trinket like a tiny Christmas tree or any toy of your choice to the inside of your jar lid. Fill the jar with water, add a few drops of glycerin, and then add however much glitter you desire. Fully submerge the toy into the water and then glue the lid on tightly. Shake and enjoy.

Decorative “glow jars”: Whether for your kid's room or an outdoor party, you can DIY a cool “glow jar” that glows in the dark and lasts for five hours. All you need is a mason jar, glow sticks, scissors, and rubber gloves. See detailed instructions here.

Aquarium: Whether it’s a pico aquarium with plants or an aquarium with plastic fish, mason jars are perfect.

“Calming glitter jar”: A few moms invented these so-called “calming glitter jars” that they give to kids to look at on a time out. The swirling glitter will distract them and keep their attention, and all you need are a few types of glitter, water, and glitter glue.

LEGO man cups: For a kid’s party, mason jars look a lot like LEGO heads once they're painted yellow. They’re also easy to make — spray paint the cup yellow and add the LEGO character face of your choice with Sharpie or paint.

Pencil sharpener: All you need to do is create a hole big enough for your pencil sharpener and match the hole to the opening of the pencil sharpener before securing with glue. Then sharpen away!

Seashell holder: Pour sand into the jar and then arrange seashells on top. This is really cool for any beach mementos you have from a family trip and is a great project for kids.

Sippy cupFor any parents who want their toddler to look like a hipster, make a mason jar sippy cup with the head from the “Take n Toss” sippy cups. Cut them to fit the top of your mason jar, and secure.  

MISCELLANEOUS

mason jar terrarium

Terrarium: No need to buy an expensive terrarium — make an easy and cute one on your own in a mason jar. Prep your jar, add your rocks, soil, and greenery, and then decorate with any rocks, shells, or plastic toys you may have lying around the house.

Speakers: MIT media lab invented speakers you can embed into mason jars that are powered by three AAA batteries and are compatible with an audio jack. You’ll have to be pretty savvy with electronics to make this, but if you want a cool project that looks amazing, check out their open source instructions here.

Gift card holder: Instead of simply giving a gift card, make the gift feel more personal with a themed jar. All you need are some embellishments, ribbon, and a hot glue gun. After everything dries, you can add glitter and glycerin to the water to make a snow globe effect. See instructions and pictures here.

Beekeeping: If you’re not afraid of bees, you can grow your own beehive in mason jars. All you need are 12 jars, some plywood, and the proper tools. Click here to see how it’s done.

Sugar scrub gift: Make your own sugar scrub to give to a friend as a gift. Put It In A Jar has a lot of cool recipes to try, and after you make the scrub you can decorate the jar with some ribbon and maybe a spoon to scoop out the scrub. 

Bird feeder: By attaching a mason jar to a small chicken feeder, you can make a rustic-looking bird feeder. Hang it to a tree with twine and watch all the birds come flocking.

Piggy bank: By adding a coin slot to the top of your mason jar, you can make an easy-to-use, DIY piggy bank. The best part about it is you can decorate the jar however you like, whether it’s money-themed or a little more original. Get some inspiration here.

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When it comes to Pinterest crafts, the mason jar reigns supreme.

That’s probably because there’s just so much you can do with it, from making beautiful wedding centerpieces to prepping to-go salads in a jar.

Plus, most of the crafts we discovered are simple to do too, since they only require a few tweaks to the lid of the mason jar.

Keep reading to see the 63 things you can do with a mason jar.

LIGHTING

mason jar DIY lights

Pendant light: Punch a hole in the top of the mason jar lid and cut it wide enough to fit a pendant light kit. Secure the lightbulb connector and the bulb on the inside of the mason jar lid, and then screw it back onto the jar. Remember to add ventilation holes, too. Here are some good step-by-step instructions.

DIY CandleMason jars make a crafty receptacle for a do-it yourself candle. All it takes is wax flakes, wax colorant, a wick, chopsticks or something to help hold the wick upright, and the candle-making oil scent of your choice. Check out the easy instructions here.

Lamp base: This craft is similar to the pendant light, but with the bulb facing away from the jar. Drill a hole in your mason jar lid that's big enough to slide the base of a light socket through it and secure. Here’s a good tutorial so you can see how to do it.

Chandelier sconces: Instead of the boring sconces that normally come standard on chandeliers, replace them with mason jars. Just make sure that the jars have the right opening size to fit your lightbulb base. 

Solar light: Using a few paper clips, suspend a tiny solar light inside the mason jar. Cut a big enough hole in the lid to make sure sunlight can reach the solar light before screwing the top back on, and then place in a sunny spot. These are great for lining driveways if you attach them to an iron rod.

Candle holder: Place your candle inside the mason jar, and fill the base with sand, rocks, salt, or pebbles to keep the candle in place. Easy.

Votive candles: Fill the mason jar with water, and place floating tea lights inside for a pretty, effortless centerpiece.

Oil lampDecorate your outdoor party with self-burning mason jar oil lamps. All you need to do is punch a hole in the top of the mason jar, fill the lamp with oil and a cotton wick, and then pull the wick through the top of the mason jar and secure. Wait a few hours before lighting so the oil can permeate the wick.

“Fairy lights” lantern: Placing a string of twinkle lights inside your mason jar can have a beautiful effect for wedding decor or children’s rooms. You can hide the battery pack with a bit of burlap or fabric at the top. Here’s an easy DIY.

Lumineers with vintage book pages or pictures: Find a page of your favorite book and mod-podge glue it onto a jar. You can then light a tealight inside and watch the pages glow.

Holiday lanterns: Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day or Halloween, you can decorate your mason jar exterior and then simply light a candle inside to illuminate your design. We especially love these spooky mason jar lanterns for Halloween.

Monogram light: This is a cool DIY that looks like an old 1920s sign. You simply paint the letter of your choice onto plywood, drill holes where you want the bulbs to go, and then drill the tops of the mason jars into the wood. String the lightbulbs through the holes and then reattached mason jars to the lids. Plug it in and you’re done! See the final product here.

STORAGE

mason jars storage

Dry goods storage: Mason jars are perfect for storing rice, flour, nuts, and pasta — whatever you can think of — in your pantry by sealing off the air. Plus they come in a range of sizes to fit your needs.

Makeup brush holder: Create a cute makeup brush holder by spray painting the exterior of your mason jar and then inserting brushes. You can also add beads, pearls, or stones to the interior if you don’t want to spray paint but still want your jar to look cute.

Under-shelf hanging storage: Attach mason jar lids with screws to the bottom of your shelf. Then you can simply twist the mason jar onto the lid and the jar and it's contents will hang from the shelf. This is great in the kitchen with things like pasta, rice, or lentils, or even in a workshop for keeping nails, nuts, and bolts in order.

Wall organizer: Take hose clamps, a piece of wood, mason jars, and picture hanging kits to create a row of mason jars you can hang on your wall for storing your small objects. This is especially good in the bathroom for cotton swabs, makeup brushes, or toothbrushes. 

Leftover paint containers: If you're stuck with leftover paint, pour the remainder into mason jars to store. Since the mason jars are glass, you’ll see what the paint looks like and the lids will seal off any excess air. Bonus points if you add labels with the brand, sheen, color, and room to the top.

Travel toiletry kit: Keep all of your travel toiletries in one place with a mason jar. You can add moisturizer, scrubs, and travel-sized versions of your favorite products so it’s always ready to go. Click here for more ideas on how to pack it.

Chalk-labeled jars: While you’re placing all of your knick-knacks in mason jars, you could add chalk labels to keep everything organized. The best part about these is that it’s super easy to make and you can keep changing the label if need be.

WEDDING 

mason jar aisle runners

Aisle runners: Mason jars can make beautiful aisle runners, whether they are placed on the ground, hung from the side of chairs, or dangle from a decorative iron rod. Place flowers inside the jars and decorate with some lace or ribbon for a beautiful DIY vibe. See some more inspiration on Pinterest.

Wedding escort cards: Wedding website The Knot suggests combining cocktail hour and escort cards with individualized mason jars. The guests get to keep the mason jars and a helpful tag will show them to their table. You could alternatively place utensils or party favors in the mason jars, too.

Vase: If your mason jar is large, fill it with water and then add your flowers, or a single flower if the jar is on the smaller side. If you want to get really fancy, you can make a metal grid to keep the flowers in place.

HOME

mason jar soap dispenser

Soap dispenser: Instead of buying new soap dispensers every month or refilling your cheap version over and over again, make a cute mason jar soap dispenser. All you need is an old plastic soap dispenser, hot glue gun, a drill, and spray paint. See an easy DIY here

Air freshener: You can make an air freshener out of a mason jar, a cup of baking soda, and 25 drops of your favorite essential oils. Spray paint the jar so that it looks more decorative and punch holes in the top of the lid so the scent can escape. Click here for a cool how-to.

Sewing organizer kit: Not only can a mason jar hold all of your sewing necessities like needles, a thimble, and measuring tape, but the top can easily be adapted to be its own pincushion with the help of a glue gun, stuffing, and the fabric of your choice. See easy instructions here.

Twine dispenser: Twine is a handy thing to have for the garden or for crafts, so keep it organized with a nifty twine dispenser. Place your twine in the jar and loop it through a small hole that you punch in the top of the lid.

Wind chimes: If you’re feeling crafty you can turn your boring mason jar into an interesting DIY wind chime. It is a little difficult, however, requiring a few drills and bottle cutter. For full instructions, click here.

Hanging herb garden: If you live in a small space or a city apartment, having a fresh herb garden might seem out of your reach. Luckily, a mason jar can be transformed into a hanging herb garden with a little bit of wiring, some hooks, soil, and the herbs of your choice. Just make sure to hang them in a spot that gets a lot of sunlight.

Succulent planter: Succulents look amazing when planted inside mason jars. Add an inch of gravel or pebbles, potting soil, and crushed charcoal to the jar before planting your succulent.

Photo frames: An original way to display your photographs is to paste them inside a group of mason jars. Use different sized jars to keep the effect from looking too monotonous.

Toothpick dispenser: A mason jar with holes punched into the top makes a genius way to easily access toothpicks. Plus it’s simple to make.

Match holder and dispenser: The best way to store matches is in a mason jar, not only because the matches come out super easily through a hole in the top, but you can add sandpaper to the bottom or the top for easy striking. See a good instruction here.

Book ends: Spray paint your mason jars and weigh them down for handy book ends that are easy to make. See some great Pinterest examples here.

BEVERAGES

mason jar cups with lids

To-go cup: Everyone loves drinking out of mason jars, but you can make it even easier by DIYing a to-go cup by fitting a clean Parmesan cheese container lid to the top of the jar. Dip in a straw and enjoy, and close once you're done for zero spills.

Drinking cup: You could simply drink out of your clean mason jar — no crafting required — or you could add a hole in the top of the lid and add a rubber grommet from a home improvement store for easy straw access.

Cocktail shaker: Create a cocktail shaker in under 10 minutes by drilling holes into the top of the mason jar lid. Shake up your cocktail with a regular, closed mason jar lid on top and then replace with the lid with holes to pour out the drink. See more detailed instructions here.

Chalice: If you add a cheap glass candle stick from the dollar store to the bottom of your mason jar, suddenly you have a chalice. All you need to do is glue the candle stick to the base and wait for it to dry. Wipe off excess glue with acetone.

FOOD

mason jar salad

Salad in a jar: Follow The Kitchn’s guide to packing the ingredients so nothing gets soggy. Start with dressing on the bottom, then add your heavier ingredients, and finally place the lettuce on top.

Pies in a jar: Mason jars make the perfect receptacle for single-serving pies in a jar. It’s really easy, too — place the pie crust in the interior first and then top with your pie filling, a small pat of butter, and leftover dough on top. See some recipe ideas here.

Recipe in a jar: This is a lovely hostess or housewarming gift idea. Place the ingredients for an easy recipe into a mason jar. Wrap it with a ribbon or twine with the recipe card attached. From beverage mixes like hot chocolate to delicious cookie recipes, click here to see some cool ideas.

Salt and pepper shakers: Paint the mason jars to your desired specifications and then punch holes in the top of the jar lids. This also works for a variety of spices and herbs if you want a whole set. If you have smaller mason jars, these can make super cute wedding favors.

Lettuce holder: Keeping your lettuce sealed up in a mason jar will help it last as long as a week, which is significantly longer than traditional storing methods.

Individual chicken pot pie: For single-sized servings of pot pies that you can freeze, use a mason jar. Place the crust inside the jar, add your filling, and then place crust on top. The serving size is for one person, and you can freeze another one for a later dinner or to bring to work.

Breakfast parfait in a jar: You can make your yogurt parfaits to eat in the morning ahead of time and store in mason jars for an easy breakfast on the go. Think layers as you build it with yogurt and fruit mixed evenly.

Lasagna in a jar: Lasagna can be prepared and cooked in mason jars. The best part of these mini meals is that you can freeze them and reheat when you’re ready to eat. See a good recipe here.

Storing homemade jams and salsas: Mason jars are effective food storage systems, especially if you’re making your own jam or salsa. You can learn more about canning methods here.

Perfectly poached eggs: Grease your mason jar with butter and then crack an egg inside. Bring a pot to boil and then drop in the mason jar with a paper towel on the bottom — you can decide if you want the lid on or off, it makes no difference to taste. After around eight minutes of cooking, your eggs will be perfectly poached.

KIDS

mason jar snowglobes

Snow globe: Glue a trinket like a tiny Christmas tree or any toy of your choice to the inside of your jar lid. Fill the jar with water, add a few drops of glycerin, and then add however much glitter you desire. Fully submerge the toy into the water and then glue the lid on tightly. Shake and enjoy.

Decorative “glow jars”: Whether for your kid's room or an outdoor party, you can DIY a cool “glow jar” that glows in the dark and lasts for five hours. All you need is a mason jar, glow sticks, scissors, and rubber gloves. See detailed instructions here.

Aquarium: Whether it’s a pico aquarium with plants or an aquarium with plastic fish, mason jars are perfect.

“Calming glitter jar”: A few moms invented these so-called “calming glitter jars” that they give to kids to look at on a time out. The swirling glitter will distract them and keep their attention, and all you need are a few types of glitter, water, and glitter glue.

LEGO man cups: For a kid’s party, mason jars look a lot like LEGO heads once they're painted yellow. They’re also easy to make — spray paint the cup yellow and add the LEGO character face of your choice with Sharpie or paint.

Pencil sharpener: All you need to do is create a hole big enough for your pencil sharpener and match the hole to the opening of the pencil sharpener before securing with glue. Then sharpen away!

Seashell holder: Pour sand into the jar and then arrange seashells on top. This is really cool for any beach mementos you have from a family trip and is a great project for kids.

Sippy cupFor any parents who want their toddler to look like a hipster, make a mason jar sippy cup with the head from the “Take n Toss” sippy cups. Cut them to fit the top of your mason jar, and secure.  

MISCELLANEOUS

mason jar terrarium

Terrarium: No need to buy an expensive terrarium — make an easy and cute one on your own in a mason jar. Prep your jar, add your rocks, soil, and greenery, and then decorate with any rocks, shells, or plastic toys you may have lying around the house.

Speakers: MIT media lab invented speakers you can embed into mason jars that are powered by three AAA batteries and are compatible with an audio jack. You’ll have to be pretty savvy with electronics to make this, but if you want a cool project that looks amazing, check out their open source instructions here.

Gift card holder: Instead of simply giving a gift card, make the gift feel more personal with a themed jar. All you need are some embellishments, ribbon, and a hot glue gun. After everything dries, you can add glitter and glycerin to the water to make a snow globe effect. See instructions and pictures here.

Beekeeping: If you’re not afraid of bees, you can grow your own beehive in mason jars. All you need are 12 jars, some plywood, and the proper tools. Click here to see how it’s done.

Sugar scrub gift: Make your own sugar scrub to give to a friend as a gift. Put It In A Jar has a lot of cool recipes to try, and after you make the scrub you can decorate the jar with some ribbon and maybe a spoon to scoop out the scrub. 

Bird feeder: By attaching a mason jar to a small chicken feeder, you can make a rustic-looking bird feeder. Hang it to a tree with twine and watch all the birds come flocking.

Piggy bank: By adding a coin slot to the top of your mason jar, you can make an easy-to-use, DIY piggy bank. The best part about it is you can decorate the jar however you like, whether it’s money-themed or a little more original. Get some inspiration here.

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The ‘World War Z’ sequel is coming in 2017 -

brad pitt world war zGet ready to run from crazed zombies with Brad Pitt again.

Paramount has announced that the sequel to its 2013 thriller “World War Z” will be released June 9, 2017, according to Variety's Dave McNary

Pitt will again star and produce the film.

The first movie, based on the popular Max Brooks novel, revolved around a United National employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) who travels the globe in search of a cure for the Zombie pandemic that has hit the globe.

The plot for the sequel has not been revealed yet. But at the end of the first movie, Lane figured out a way to combat the zombies and returned to his family.

The sequel will be directed by Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayonne (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”).

Though “World War Z” grabbed headlines during its production for having to do lengthy reshoots and rewrites, the film, directed by Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”), ended up grossing over $540 million worldwide in its theatrical release. 

If things go according to plan, the “World War Z” sequel will go up against “Fantastic Four 2” on June 9, 2017.

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brad pitt world war zGet ready to run from crazed zombies with Brad Pitt again.

Paramount has announced that the sequel to its 2013 thriller “World War Z” will be released June 9, 2017, according to Variety's Dave McNary

Pitt will again star and produce the film.

The first movie, based on the popular Max Brooks novel, revolved around a United National employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) who travels the globe in search of a cure for the Zombie pandemic that has hit the globe.

The plot for the sequel has not been revealed yet. But at the end of the first movie, Lane figured out a way to combat the zombies and returned to his family.

The sequel will be directed by Spanish filmmaker J.A. Bayonne (“The Orphanage,” “The Impossible”).

Though “World War Z” grabbed headlines during its production for having to do lengthy reshoots and rewrites, the film, directed by Marc Forster (“Quantum of Solace”), ended up grossing over $540 million worldwide in its theatrical release. 

If things go according to plan, the “World War Z” sequel will go up against “Fantastic Four 2” on June 9, 2017.

SEE ALSO: The original ending to "World War Z" was all-out zombie warfare in Russia

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Don’t Be Scared Presents: The Official Beyonce And Nicki Minaj ‘Feeling Myself’ Video Review -

The Beyonce and Nicki Minaj “Feeling Myself” video had the whole Internet buzzing, so naturally David, Danni and Jah from our very own Don’t Be Scared podcast had to give their two cents. Take a look at their review of

The Beyonce and Nicki Minaj “Feeling Myself” video had the whole Internet buzzing, so naturally David, Danni and Jah from our very own Don’t Be Scared podcast had to give their two cents. Take a look at their review of the video and if you like that, scroll down and listen to their latest episode!

The Marvel characters that have killed the most in one infographic -

Some of the heroes of the Marvel universe have a lot of blood on their hands.

A recently-released infographic put together by the folks over at the UK-based Morph Costumes ranks a number of Marvel characters by their body counts. It features characters both heroic and villainous, as well-known as Iron Man and obscure as Vulcan. 

While some of the characters on the list are no surprise, there are a few listed that you wouldn't expect—and since some of their most notable victims are mentioned, mild spoiler warning if you plan on diving into Marvel comics in the near future. 

Either way, try not to feel too bad about all the people these characters killed. In the superhero comics, dead people usually get better. 

Murderers of Marvel Infographic

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Some of the heroes of the Marvel universe have a lot of blood on their hands.

A recently-released infographic put together by the folks over at the UK-based Morph Costumes ranks a number of Marvel characters by their body counts. It features characters both heroic and villainous, as well-known as Iron Man and obscure as Vulcan. 

While some of the characters on the list are no surprise, there are a few listed that you wouldn't expect—and since some of their most notable victims are mentioned, mild spoiler warning if you plan on diving into Marvel comics in the near future. 

Either way, try not to feel too bad about all the people these characters killed. In the superhero comics, dead people usually get better. 

Murderers of Marvel Infographic

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The top 10 new TV shows you’re talking about on social media -

top new tv shows on social media

CBS's "Supergirl" is the most-talked about new show of the upcoming season on social media, but Fox has the most shows in the Top 10 than any other broadcast network.

That's what we learned when Business Insider partnered with Prime Visibility, a digital marketing agency with the tools to measure social media mentions, to figure out which shows people are talking about most on Twitter and Facebook over the past seven days.

It's no surprise that shows based on previous franchises took the Top 4 spots. "Supergirl" was followed by The CW's "Arrow"-"Flash" spinoff "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," ABC's revival of "The Muppets," and the return of Fox's "The X-Files."

Interestingly, ABC is getting a lot of social media chatter around its upcoming FBI drama "Quantico." It's the highest-ranked original series in fifth place.

NBC may be on to something, too, with its upcoming variety show revival, "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris." It placed No. 6.

Although Fox had more shows in the Top 10 than any other network, "Supergirl" still beats their combined total of social mentions. 

Here are the Top 10 shows on social media, according to Prime Visibility:

1.) "Supergirl" (CBS) — 33,270

2.) "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW) — 18,754

3.) "The Muppets" (ABC) — 9,207

4.) "The X-Files" (Fox) — 8,431

5.) "Quantico" (ABC) — 7,666

6.) "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris" (NBC) — 7,641

7.) "Limitless" (CBS) — 5,693

8.) "Scream Queens" (Fox) — 5,568

9.) "Rosewood" (Fox) — 4,417

10.) "Lucifer" (Fox) — 4,230

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top new tv shows on social media

CBS's "Supergirl" is the most-talked about new show of the upcoming season on social media, but Fox has the most shows in the Top 10 than any other broadcast network.

That's what we learned when Business Insider partnered with Prime Visibility, a digital marketing agency with the tools to measure social media mentions, to figure out which shows people are talking about most on Twitter and Facebook over the past seven days.

It's no surprise that shows based on previous franchises took the Top 4 spots. "Supergirl" was followed by The CW's "Arrow"-"Flash" spinoff "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," ABC's revival of "The Muppets," and the return of Fox's "The X-Files."

Interestingly, ABC is getting a lot of social media chatter around its upcoming FBI drama "Quantico." It's the highest-ranked original series in fifth place.

NBC may be on to something, too, with its upcoming variety show revival, "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris." It placed No. 6.

Although Fox had more shows in the Top 10 than any other network, "Supergirl" still beats their combined total of social mentions. 

Here are the Top 10 shows on social media, according to Prime Visibility:

1.) "Supergirl" (CBS) — 33,270

2.) "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (The CW) — 18,754

3.) "The Muppets" (ABC) — 9,207

4.) "The X-Files" (Fox) — 8,431

5.) "Quantico" (ABC) — 7,666

6.) "Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris" (NBC) — 7,641

7.) "Limitless" (CBS) — 5,693

8.) "Scream Queens" (Fox) — 5,568

9.) "Rosewood" (Fox) — 4,417

10.) "Lucifer" (Fox) — 4,230

SEE ALSO: The 13 new TV shows we're most excited about

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This 23-year-old gave up a corporate job to make $5,000 a month reselling thrift store clothes through an app -

alexandra poshmark

Back in 2012, when she was a student at the University of Arkansas, Alexandra Marquez downloaded the Poshmark app on a whim.

She'd seen it mentioned on social media and was immediately intrigued by the concept.

While it looks similar to Instagram, Poshmark allows you to sell clothing just like you would on eBay.

"I was super addicted from the start," the 23-year-old says. "It was a great way to make money."

Although many of Poshmark's 700,000 sellers use the app as a way to clean out their closets, Marquez had always been interested in running her own business.

She began searching thrift stores for gently used items from department store brands and buying them to resell on the app.

"I'm not going to lie, it was pretty challenging at first," she says. On average, she made $500 a month when she started out — not an insignificant amount, but not enough to live on, either. 

Initially, she didn't know which brands and styles would sell on the app, and which wouldn't, so she spent time studying what was popular. Then, she'd go out and buy those items. 

To get her listings noticed, she also focused on perfecting her photography skills. 

After a year and half, she became a suggested user on the app, meaning that all new users were invited to follow her. That exposure led to more sales, and she began making around $5,000 a month. 

Alexandra Marquez

By then, she'd graduated from the University of Arkansas and taken a full-time job at a marketing company earning a $50,000 salary. But after a year, she left to focus on her clothing sales full time. "It was a great job, but I decided the corporate world wasn't for me," she explains.

Now, she devotes three or four days of her week to shopping, with the goal of posting several new items every day. Local boutiques in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she lives, often sell their overstock to her at a discount. In addition to making regular visits to thrift stores, she also buys gently used clothing and accessories directly from women in her area. 

Most of the clothing and accessories she sells are priced from $40 to $250, and she determines her prices by seeing what similar items have sold for on the app.

Besides buying clothing that she'll later resell at a profit, Marquez doesn't have many costs that go into her business.

She doesn't have the overhead of a bricks and mortar store, and doesn't even need to have her own website.

Poshmark covers the shipping costs and credit card fees for each transaction, so she just pays a commission on each sale: $2.95 for anything under $15, and 20% on anything over $15. After that, she's left with a take-home pay of around $5,000 per month.

Though being self-employed gives her the flexibility to work from anywhere and choose her hours, she admits that she's constantly on the app, no matter where she goes or what time of day it is. "I look at my phone from the time that I wake up until the time that I go to bed … and sometimes also when I get up in the middle of the night." Typically, she lists around 75 new items each month, and ships out anywhere from 15 to 40 sold items each week. 

After her bills are paid, Marquez puts most of her extra money back into her business by buying more inventory to sell on the app.

She doesn't live extravagantly, since her income isn't as predictable as it was in her corporate job, and she can't count on making the same amount of money each month. "The only downside is the unpredictability of sales," she says. Like any retail business, hers has seasonal fluctuations, and a slow month could mean she takes home $3,000 instead of $5,000.

But for now, she's happy to trade some stability for the chance to be her own boss.

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alexandra poshmark

Back in 2012, when she was a student at the University of Arkansas, Alexandra Marquez downloaded the Poshmark app on a whim.

She'd seen it mentioned on social media and was immediately intrigued by the concept.

While it looks similar to Instagram, Poshmark allows you to sell clothing just like you would on eBay.

"I was super addicted from the start," the 23-year-old says. "It was a great way to make money."

Although many of Poshmark's 700,000 sellers use the app as a way to clean out their closets, Marquez had always been interested in running her own business.

She began searching thrift stores for gently used items from department store brands and buying them to resell on the app.

"I'm not going to lie, it was pretty challenging at first," she says. On average, she made $500 a month when she started out — not an insignificant amount, but not enough to live on, either. 

Initially, she didn't know which brands and styles would sell on the app, and which wouldn't, so she spent time studying what was popular. Then, she'd go out and buy those items. 

To get her listings noticed, she also focused on perfecting her photography skills. 

After a year and half, she became a suggested user on the app, meaning that all new users were invited to follow her. That exposure led to more sales, and she began making around $5,000 a month. 

Alexandra Marquez

By then, she'd graduated from the University of Arkansas and taken a full-time job at a marketing company earning a $50,000 salary. But after a year, she left to focus on her clothing sales full time. "It was a great job, but I decided the corporate world wasn't for me," she explains.

Now, she devotes three or four days of her week to shopping, with the goal of posting several new items every day. Local boutiques in Bentonville, Arkansas, where she lives, often sell their overstock to her at a discount. In addition to making regular visits to thrift stores, she also buys gently used clothing and accessories directly from women in her area. 

Most of the clothing and accessories she sells are priced from $40 to $250, and she determines her prices by seeing what similar items have sold for on the app.

Besides buying clothing that she'll later resell at a profit, Marquez doesn't have many costs that go into her business.

She doesn't have the overhead of a bricks and mortar store, and doesn't even need to have her own website.

Poshmark covers the shipping costs and credit card fees for each transaction, so she just pays a commission on each sale: $2.95 for anything under $15, and 20% on anything over $15. After that, she's left with a take-home pay of around $5,000 per month.

Though being self-employed gives her the flexibility to work from anywhere and choose her hours, she admits that she's constantly on the app, no matter where she goes or what time of day it is. "I look at my phone from the time that I wake up until the time that I go to bed … and sometimes also when I get up in the middle of the night." Typically, she lists around 75 new items each month, and ships out anywhere from 15 to 40 sold items each week. 

After her bills are paid, Marquez puts most of her extra money back into her business by buying more inventory to sell on the app.

She doesn't live extravagantly, since her income isn't as predictable as it was in her corporate job, and she can't count on making the same amount of money each month. "The only downside is the unpredictability of sales," she says. Like any retail business, hers has seasonal fluctuations, and a slow month could mean she takes home $3,000 instead of $5,000.

But for now, she's happy to trade some stability for the chance to be her own boss.

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The word is this company could be the target of the next big healthcare deal — and now the stock is at an all time high (PMC, UNH, CVS, WAG) -

pharmerica stock

Pharmacy services company PharMerica's shares are are up more than 50% in 2015.

This week, they reached an all-time high.

One possible reason: People in the investment banking and healthcare industries speculate that PharMerica will soon be acquired.

PharMerica's main business is delivering prescription drugs to nursing home. It's market cap is right around $1 billion.

Four years ago, an even bigger company in the same business, Omnicare, tried to buy PharMerica. The Federal Trade Commission quashed the deal, saying it would hurt competition.

Yesterday, Omnicare itself was acquired — by pharmacy giant CVS. The price tag: $13 billion.

Now PharMerica is the last independent company in the space. Many in the industry believes it will not remain independent for long.

"There is speculation PharMerica is going to be the next target," said Ed Buthusiem, managing director and healthcare expert at Berkeley Research Group. 

Buthusiem says buyers shouldn't be worried about anti-trust concerns.

Lately, mergers and acquistions in the pharmacy and prescription benefit management segment have gotten a pass from regulators, as lawyers for the deals can successfully argue that consolidation in the sector is helping lower the cost of healthcare.

Buthusiem pointed toward other pharmacy storefront operators, like Walgreen, and healthcare conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, as potential buyers. 

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pharmerica stock

Pharmacy services company PharMerica's shares are are up more than 50% in 2015.

This week, they reached an all-time high.

One possible reason: People in the investment banking and healthcare industries speculate that PharMerica will soon be acquired.

PharMerica's main business is delivering prescription drugs to nursing home. It's market cap is right around $1 billion.

Four years ago, an even bigger company in the same business, Omnicare, tried to buy PharMerica. The Federal Trade Commission quashed the deal, saying it would hurt competition.

Yesterday, Omnicare itself was acquired — by pharmacy giant CVS. The price tag: $13 billion.

Now PharMerica is the last independent company in the space. Many in the industry believes it will not remain independent for long.

"There is speculation PharMerica is going to be the next target," said Ed Buthusiem, managing director and healthcare expert at Berkeley Research Group. 

Buthusiem says buyers shouldn't be worried about anti-trust concerns.

Lately, mergers and acquistions in the pharmacy and prescription benefit management segment have gotten a pass from regulators, as lawyers for the deals can successfully argue that consolidation in the sector is helping lower the cost of healthcare.

Buthusiem pointed toward other pharmacy storefront operators, like Walgreen, and healthcare conglomerates, like UnitedHealth Group, as potential buyers. 

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Michael Sam signs with a Canadian Football League team -

Michael Sam

Michael Sam has signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the team announced on Friday.

The deal is for two years.

"I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity," Sam said. "I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.

Sam had previously spent time as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams after being named the co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference while at the University of Missouri.

Sam was the first openly gay player in the NFL, although he has yet to play in a game as a professional.

Sam will be introduced to the media on Tuesday.

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Michael Sam

Michael Sam has signed with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the team announced on Friday.

The deal is for two years.

"I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity," Sam said. "I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal.

Sam had previously spent time as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams after being named the co-defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference while at the University of Missouri.

Sam was the first openly gay player in the NFL, although he has yet to play in a game as a professional.

Sam will be introduced to the media on Tuesday.

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