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Rafael Nadal defeats Gaël Monfils to win ninth Monte Carlo Masters

Rafael Nadal is glad he won a ninth Monte Carlo Masters title the hard way, after defeating Frenchman Gaël Monfils 7-5, 5-7, 6-0 in an error-strewn final Sunday.<p>Normally, having to face 47 break points in five matches to win a tournament on clay would be a big cause for concern for the nine-time …

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

10 Cool Campers For Every Budget

Here's a look at some of the coolest RVs on the market in every price class—from most to least expensive.<p>It's vacation season. The nights are long, the kids are out of school, and there's no better time to unplug from daily life and take the family on a camping adventure. According to the …

How to Wipe Your Computer Before You Sell It

When the time comes to get rid of that old computer, follow these simple steps to turn your machine back into a clean slate.<p>I'm selling my computer and want to erase it before delivering it to its next owner. How can I make sure it's totally, irreversibly wiped clean?<p>To return the computer to its …

8 Things Your Lawn Is Trying to Tell You

Nothing adds more curb appeal to your home than a beautiful, lush, well-manicured lawn. But sometimes droughts, fungi, insects, or other problems can wreak havoc, turning the green sea of grass into a mishmash of ugly brown spots, wilted blades, or matted grass.<p>Nothing adds more curb appeal to your …

Install a Transfer Switch and Beat the Next Blackout

A transfer switch is a convenient way to pick and choose which appliances and items to keep running via generator the next time the power goes out.<p><b>If you live in an area where power outages are common</b>, then you know the frustration of being suddenly plunged into darkness. And loss of lighting isn't …

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3 Things We Learned from Curiosity's First Year

For 365 (Earth) days, NASA's Curiosity explored the Martian surface. Here's what we've learned about the Red Planet.<p><b>After a 352-million-mile journey</b>, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the early morning of Aug. 6, 2012. The fated "Seven Minutes of Terror" had passed, and JPL headquarters …

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