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How-To: Remove Seeds from Watermelon

Instructables user Milt_Reynolds claims to have the best method for de-seeding watermelon, do you agree?

Clean Up Broken Glass with a Potato

Sometimes, a vacuum just won't do when it comes to cleaning up tiny shards of glass. If you've got glass in a place your vacuum can't reach, you can …

Cleaning

Estimate the Time of Sunset with Your Hand

If you're out in the unforgiving wilderness (or just want to get home before dark), you can easily estimate how long until the sun sets using your …

Reddit

Make Cookies on the Stovetop and Keep the Oven Off to Beat the Summer Heat

Cookie cravings can strike at any time, even if the temperatures outside are in the triple digits. If you want freshly baked cookies but don't like …

Can I Freeze It? How to Extend the Life of Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Perishables

<i>Can you freeze cabbage to preserve it for later use? Yes. How about gravy? Maybe. Wine? Not if you plan on drinking it. The chefs at Stack Exchange</i> …

Crack a Combination Bike Lock in Under 30 Seconds

If you ever forget the combination to your bike lock, here's how to open the lock—without any tools required. A word to the wise: You might also …

Security

Painlessly Remove Wasp and Bee Stingers with a Credit Card

Getting stung by a bee or wasp is certainly not fun, but you can lessen the severity of a sting by removing the stinger with a credit card instead of …

TowelMate Ultimate Beach Towel Hides Your Stuff from Potential Thieves

TowelMate's Ultimate Beach Towel does a little more than keep you dry and give you a clean spot on the sand. It includes pockets for a removable …

Estimate How Much Propane is Left in Your Tank with a Glass of Water

You don't want to run out of propane halfway through your outdoor dinner party. Culinary weblog Chow shares a quick way to estimate how much propane …

How Sunscreen Works (And Why You're Wrong About It)

Your skin shouldn't look like a package of pork cracklins after spending the day outdoors; that's why we invented sunscreen. However, there's a right …

Skin Care

Focus on Consequences, Not Intentions, If You've Made Someone Angry

When you've unintentionally angered someone, your first instinct may be to explain that making them mad wasn't your goal, and try to elaborate on …

Fold Shirts Military Style for Efficient Packing

Most people know that rolling t-shirts is the most efficient way to pack them into a suitcase, but not all shirt rolls are created equal. For a truly …

DIY Solar Panel Backpack Charges Your Gadgets as You Walk

DIYer Theodore Protasiewicz shows us how to mod a backpack with a few solar panels to charge your devices with the midday sun.<p>All you need for this …

Learn to Catch a Fish With Your Bare Hands

With luck, you'll never need to know how to catch a fish without tools, but if the time comes where you're hungry and confronted with a stream full …

catchafish

Make a DIY Grill out of a Tin Can

If you're in serious need of a grill but don't have one on hand, you can satisfy that hot dog craving with just a tin can and a cooling rack.<p>We've …

DIY

50 Awesome Facts (About Everything)

We’ve been learning a lot from reading National Geographic Kids’s book <i>5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) 2</i><i>.</i> If you need a great conversation …