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Pinterest Is Not Women-Only: 7+ Great Boards That’ll Interest Anyone

Tina Sieber 18-03-2014

Pinterest is unisex by nature.


How come Pinterest alternatives If Pinterest Doesn't Interest, Try These Alternatives For Men Pinterest is a fascinating website that reveals the things people like, love, desire, and covet. For those that have so far remained immune to its lure, Pinterest operates on the basis of images found across... Read More are popular among men, while the mother of virtual pinboards remains dominated by women? The infrastructure is impartial, users define the content, and a closer look reveals that Pinterest holds plenty of material anyone will find interesting. What are you missing out on?

Technology: Retro Tech

This is by far our most favorite topic here on MakeUseOf and Pinterest doesn’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking for tech infographics, high tech or cool tech & gadgets, it’s all there.

With Retro Tech, Mark Thomas takes a look back at technology of yesteryears. Did you know Andy Warhol colored Debbie Harry on an Amiga computer? How did NASA work without PowerPoint? And which gadget did Bill Cosby advertise for? Looking at what technology looked like many decades ago can induce nostalgia. But it also makes you wonder where we’ll go from here.

Pinterest Retro Tech

Humor: Awkward Family Photos

Cats and Chuck Norris. If you can deal with them, at least in small doses, enter humor. 150,000 followers can’t be wrong: this humor board by C C must be good. I personally liked this board by For The Man I Love better.


The board that really cracked me up, however, was J.R. Eyerman’s Awkward Family Photo Bombs. You simply won’t believe these pictures until you see them. I tell you, the sloth pet is harmless. But be careful, some of the shots are NSFW and more importantly: they can not be unseen. You have been warned!

Pinterest Awkward Family Photos

Food & Drink: Food Infographics

Show me a person who doesn’t like food and we’ll pity them together. There is no way I’m going to highlight only one board here, they’re all delicious! What do you like? Asian, mixed drinks, smoothies, pizza, or desserts?

Pinterest Food


If you crave super visual recipes and facts, check out Jane Wang’s Foodie Infographics. You’ll discover easy homemade soups, ways to be a better baker, an awesome color-coded nutrition chart for fresh produce, tips for making healthy salads, facts about nuts, and so, so, so much more. There’s no way you’ll not find something you like here.

Fresh Produce Nutrition Chart

Health & Fitness: Health Facts

In this category, you can’t escape Yoga. You also can’t leave without picking up fascinating facts. PositiveMed’s health board has a great collection of Infographics. Jennifer Welbourn and Amanda Rae both have collected some great food facts, recipes, and exercises.

Pinterest Health and Fitness


April Nieto’s Health Facts board presents a mix of infographics and links to in-depth articles. If you’ve ever wondered about intermittent fasting, sleep, whether or not to use antibacterial soap, how you can avoid cancer causing agents, or how you can improve your immune system, you’ll find some pointers here.

Health Facts

Education: DIY Games

Do you have kids in your life? For ideas to keep them busy, have a peek into Pinterest’s education category. It contains ideas for games, crafts, recipes, experiments, and the occasional kid-friendly video. Matt Sutton’s Education board has over 1,800 ideas to keep boys and girls entertained, like those DIY Domions.

Pinterest Education


Outdoors: Amazing Places

Have you gone camping this year yet? Not too long and the weather will be right. Time to get some ideas for gear, outdoors activities, campfire recipes, and hiking destinations.

Apart from practical boards, you’ll also find simply amazing ones. Mitchell Olesker is pinning stunning photos from the great outdoors: caves, volcanoes, geysers, beautiful landscapes, challenging trails, extreme sports, and wild animals. This will make you want leave the house so badly…

Pinterest Amazing Outdoors

Travel: Abandoned Places

Do you have a travel bucketlist A Geek's Travel Bucket List Have you heard of a geek's travel bucket list? It's essentially a list of 50 places that every geek should try to visit before they leave this earth. Read More ? How about making it a Pinterest board? Places to visit before you die has some ideas to get you started. The collaborative board Travel Blogs receives pins from a number of travel bloggers, which makes for a great variety.

If you’re seeking for the road less traveled, follow the leads on Duncan Moon’s Abandoned Places and Things. Duncan has pinned over 600 different places, including old churches, hospitals, cabins, farm houses, and ghost towns.

Pinterest Abandoned Places

Pinterest Is Universal

It’s what users pin to their boards that defines the site, and the diversity is amazing. It’s almost overwhelming, until you discover that, of course, there is a lot of redundancy. If you think a virtual pinboard is a cool idea, it’s up to you to add things you like; from other people’s boards and anywhere online. Make it interesting for you.

Not sure how to get started with Pinterest? We have a free Pinterest guide The Unofficial Pinterest Guide This Pinterest guide will quickly show you how to use Pinterest and all of its features. This guide outlines everything there is to know about Pinterest. Read More that will show you the way.

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