Robert Santiago

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Everything You Need to Know About LED Light Bulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle now that those beloved incandescents are disappearing? We're here to help.<p><b>Incandescent era, RIP. Like it or not, it's</b> time to move on. Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are gone—not banned, precisely, but phased out because the Energy Independence and Security …

Home Automation

Make The Most Of Your Gas Grill - Consumer Reports News

Looking to up your outdoor cooking menu beyond burgers and steak? Here are three simple and inexpensive ways to add versatility to a basic gas grill. …

74,476 Reasons You Should Always Get The Bigger Pizza

One day last year, an engineer and I went to a pizza place for lunch. The engineer told me he wasn't very hungry, but he said he was going to get the 12-inch medium instead of the 8-inch small — because <i>the medium was more than twice as big as the small,</i> and it cost only a little bit more. This sort …

Brick House

The other side of the living room needed something large. A statement piece I think real designers would call it. Well, I fell in love with the …

Asian Turkey Meatballs

5<p><i>5 / 5 (8 Reviews)</i><p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i> Leave a review »<p>Asian Turkey Meatballs with Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce<p>7 Freestyle Points 300</b> …

The Anatomy of the Free Throw

Basketball games often come down to a maddening exchange of free throws. We asked the experts how to get the mechanics and angles for a perfect free throw.<p><b>In theory, the free throw is a gift</b>. The shooter shoots with no elbows thrown in his direction, no seven-foot-tall man trying to block the shot, …

Solving the Password Problem

What makes a good password, how do you keep track of all the different ones you're supposed to have, and is there hope for a future free of passwords?<p><b>Getting hacked is becoming an Internet rite</b> of passage. Consider 2012 alone: First Zappos was hacked, its customers' passwords and other personal …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

DIY

15 Ways to Fix Everything With Vinegar

Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard<p>Made a mess? Look no further than your kitchen cupboard

Vinegar

4 Tips to Build Your Own Bar

Create the perfect DIY home bar that will make your backyard or basement the coolest in town.<p>You've put in the hard work to transform your dingy basement into a neighborhood drinking spot. But don't stop at just a counter and some bar stools. A few finishing touches will make your new cocktail …

Home Improvement

DRiP Information, Tools, And Forms

Information, Tools, And Forms<p>Information<p>U.S. Dividend Champions<p>U.S.Companies with 25+ Straight Years Higher Dividends <br>Excel Spreadsheet PDF Format …

Dividend Champions - The Best List for Dividend Investors

Investors who are looking for quality stocks that regularly raise dividends have several lists available as a starting point in their research. The …

Want to help the kids? Be tactful and strategic | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Cosby, speaking as the obstetrician Heathcliff Huxtable on his 1980s eponymous television show, once told his sitcom child: “Your mother and I are rich. You have nothing.”<p>A customer opens his wallet at a Macy's cash register on Black Friday in New York in this November 26, …

Investing Basics: Building A Portfolio

Retirement investors often hear that they should build a portfolio, rather than picking stocks based on tips and gut feelings. Easy to say and, for a long time, it was hard to do.<p>Pension funds and universities really understand portfolio building, as do many wealthy individuals. For all the blather …

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!<p>Is there anything that isn't made better by the smoke and sear of a grill? If so, we want no part of it. From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right), here are our 80 …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Vegan Nacho Sauce That's as Good as the Real Thing

More<p>Nacho Generator<p>Build the ultimate custom recipe.<p>There's a reason my wife married me, and surprisingly it's got nothing to do with my debonair charm, my rugged good looks, or my dashing sense of adventure. No. She married me on the promise of cheese sauce. Pools and pools of gooey, tangy, salty, …

How to Make Great Vegan Ice Cream

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>It was the first few days of vegan month and Ed Levine was not doing well. Today, halfway through his 28-day vegan diet, he has a good handle on things, but Ed's first few days of pork, dairy, and egg deprivation hit him hard. You …

Gender Swap: A VR journey into someone else's body

Who among us hasn't wondered at one point or another what it would be like to be another person, and maybe one of another gender?<p>Gender Swap, an experiment from Spanish art and technology collective BeAnotherLab, combines Oculus Rift head-mounted displays and first-person cameras to, well, let …

Virtual Reality

Doettling Fortress Safe

So you've amassed quite the collection of fine timepieces. That's great, but now you need a place to store them where you know they'll be protected. …

Mathematicians find 177,147 ways to tie a necktie

The Windsor or the Half Windsor are the two most-used necktie knots, pretty much the standard for day-to-day school and business attire. Chances are, you are taught how to do it once, then forever continue to use the exact same method for the remainder of your life -- even though prior knowledge …

Mathematics

Eight Great Games For Couples To Play This Valentines Day

I've heard it said before that the couple which plays together stays together. I'm not certain how true that is, but it seems to have worked for my …

Kings Assembly Controller Offers Mechanical Keyboard And Analog Joystick (video)

Gamers who are frustrated switching between a mouse and keyboard during gameplay might be interested in this new games controller called the Kings …

Slidestrap DSLR Camera Strap Offers Ergonomic Comfort And Features (video)

Photographers who take a lot of their photos using a DSLR camera might be interested in a new camera strap called the Slidestrap which has been …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Donkey Penis Confiscated At New Zealand Airport

It's perfectly legal to bring a weapon of mass conception into the airport -- as long as it's attached to you.<p>We wonder if the Chinese man stopped at New Zealand customs for bringing along an 11-inch donkey penis read our story in 2012. If he did, he would have noted that Jonah Falcon -- the man …

Robert Kiefer Accused Of Pepper Spraying, Biting Postal Worker Over Late Check

Dog bites man: Not news. Man bites man: Weird news.<p>An Akron, Ohio man was arrested Saturday on charges of assaulting a 56-year-old postal worker, the Akron Beacon Journal reported.<p>Robert Kiefer, 25, told police he was upset over a check that hadn't been delivered. Kiefer allegedly rushed at the …

Woman Removed From Delta Flight After Allegedly Making Sexual Advances On Passengers (VIDEO)

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, but apparently it's even worse if you deny her entry to the mile-high club.<p>That's allegedly what happened Friday night on a Delta Airlines flight from Baltimore to Salt Lake City.<p>The unidentified woman apparently had a few drinks and allegedly made sexual …

Ashley Marie Prenovost Goes On Bloody, Naked Rampage After Boyfriend Refuses Sex: Cops

An Arizona woman who was hot and bothered allegedly got bloody and furious when her boyfriend wouldn't have sex with her.<p>The Associated Press reports that, when her significant other wasn't in the mood, 24-year-old Ashley Marie Prenovost "allegedly picked up the couple's 4-month-old daughter and …