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Photograph: Colin Campbell for the Guardian. Food styling: Henrietta Clancy<p>Lemon and ricotta tart: 'A sort of Italian take on the French tarte au citron.' Photograph: Colin Campbell for the Guardian. Food styling: Henrietta …

10 Easy-to-Find Secondhand Staples (and How To DIY These Thrift Store Finds)

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy Classifieds)<p>Here are 10 secondhand staples you run into at thrift stores all the time, and 10 corresponding DIY …

10 DIY Ideas That Will Make a Big Impact in a Room

Know you'll have a few hours strung together this weekend to tackle a DIY project or two? Looking for something that will dramatically change the …

How to Spruce Up a Worn Out Deck

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Decks<p>How to Spruce Up a Worn Out Deck<p>Give those tired …

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Recycled Fences: 8 Clever Ways to Put Salvage to Good Use

Old doors, wine bottles, shipping pallets—and even bowling balls and surf boards—can be repurposed into alternative fence material. Here are 8 …

Trending Now: Green Roofs

As you plan landscaping for your yard, consider the potential of bringing it to the roof. The benefits of reduced runoff, improved insulation and …

Sweet Dreams: 15 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself

You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping, so ideally your bed should feel comfortable and special. Here are fifteen “dreamy” and easy designs …

Delicious Ways To Use Homemade Yogurt

I’ve discovered something beautiful about fermented foods. Not only are they a great source of nutrients and probiotics, but they are often …

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How to Make Soap in A Slow Cooker: It's Simple Crock Pot Soap!

Learn How to Make Soap in a Slow Cooker<p>When I first started learning how to make soap, somewhere in the back of my mind was the question: how can I …

Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

For those who've always wanted to build their own home, the prospect may now be more realistic than ever, thanks to a new wave of kit …

10 Cool Shipping Container Homes

Innovative shipping container homes show just how good sustainable architecture can look.<p>Beach Box<p>1/12<p>Its location in the Hamptons may be flattering, …

Solar Panels

Just Floored! 15 Totally Unexpected DIY Flooring Alternatives

Bottle caps, leather belts, and pennies are just a few of the unusual materials that creative do-it-yourselfers have incorporated in these cheap …

Microsoft Office for iPhone, iPad purportedly ready, waiting for launch

Microsoft Office for iPad has been rumored for quite some time, and, according to the latest bits mentioning the software package, it is expected to …

These Massive Mirrored Dishes Could Make Solar Cheaper For All

IBM Research is developing solar equipment that does a much better job at harnessing the sun’s rays than today’s designs.<p>So much sunlight hits the Earth each day that the world’s entire electricity needs could be met by harvesting only 2% of the solar energy in the Sahara Desert. Of course, using …

Clean Energy

iPhone case makes Star Trek's tricorder a reality

An iPhone case which monitors your blood pressure, heart rate and lung function - just by holding your phone with both hands for a few seconds - will go on sale in the UK this summer<p>An iPhone case designed to help you keep track of your health by monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen …