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The 14 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise hardware event

Today Amazon held a hardware event that was loaded with new product announcements. We got new Echo speakers, a new Echo Show, and even a microwave.<p>In many ways, the sprawling event was a showcase of how far Alexa has come in the four years since Amazon’s voice assistant was first introduced in …

8 Must-Have Products For DIY-ers of All Levels

<b>* DIY tools for all different projects</b><b><br>* Handy necessities like sandpaper are great to have ready in a cupboard</b><b><br>* Mobile apps like Walabot help your</b> …

20 Quick Home Upgrades That Deliver Big Results

Don’t go crazy with extensive remodeling projects, try out these quick home upgrades that make big improvements.<p>If you have shallow scratches or …

Home Improvement

How to Grow a Ginkgo Tree Indoors

Ginkgo trees have fan-shape, bright-green leaves.<p>Step 1<p>Plant in a container that's one or two sizes larger than the ginkgo's nursery pot and has …

Plants

10 Seriously Cool Succulents That Make Great Houseplants

If you’re looking for some eccentric, low-maintenance plants to keep you company indoors, look no further than succulents. Here are 10 of our …

Plants

If You Know These Things You’re a Genius Homeowner

…and if you don’t, now you do!<p>Plus: How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks<p>There is a four-step strategy for fixing a running toilet. The fix will not only …

Home Improvement

34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing

Your house can’t talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house is trying to tell you with these silent …

Home Improvement

The biggest laundry mistake you're probably making

I know. You love how your laundry smells and feels after you use fabric softener or dryer sheets. I totally understand.<p>The problem is, they're not that great for your clothing, towels or dryer. Here's why you should rethink your washing and drying routine.<p>Why dryer sheets are a bad idea<p>Dryer sheets …

Cleaning

5 Stylish and Functional Garden Edging Ideas

Whether you’re designing a garden from scratch or trying to figure out ways to make your current garden more attractive, you might want to consider …

Landscaping

The One Place You're Not Buying Your Bedding (But Should Be)

A good mattress is half the battle when it comes to getting a blissful night of beauty sleep. What really makes the world of difference for a …

Are Real Estate Agents Still Relevant In The Age Of Tech?

Technology has forever changed how Americans shop for homes. Thanks to sites like Zillow, Trulia and the dozens of others like them, buyers can now browse listings, find homes and narrow their search all on their own—without ever calling in an agent.<p>And with online mortgage lenders cropping up left …

7 Great Sources for Buying Plants Online on a Budget

You no longer have to leave the comfort of your couch to curate your houseplant collection, or head into a nursery to pick up an extra hydrangea bush …

8 Home Depot Shopping Secrets You're Not Supposed to Know

Shopping at The Home Depot can feel overwhelming for a variety of reasons: You either don’t know what you’re looking for, don’t know where to find …

Home Depot

The amazing ceiling fan trick you're not using

Your ceiling fan is something you generally regard as something that is either on — and set to one of the three or so speeds — or off. It moves the air around your house to keep it from feeling too stagnant or to help cool you off without running your air conditioning too much in the summer.<p>What …

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How to repair a gouged wood floor

By Jeanne Huber<p>Jeanne Huber<p>Email Bio<p><i>Q: A metal picture frame sitting on a bookcase fell about three feet and caused a small puncture wound in my parquet floor. The floor was installed in the 1960s and was refinished and stained seven years ago. I have some of the stain left over. How do I fix this</i> …

Woodworking

Look for This Sure Sign That Your Plant Is Struggling

Healthy houseplants are generally described as full and bushy. They'll have lots of dense, sturdy growth and the leaves will be crisp and green …

How to Choose a Small Air Compressor

We sorted through the specs, tried them out and found eight great models of small air compressors.<p>None of the small air compressors we tested are …

How to Get A Free Roof for Your House

If you have homeowner's insurance, you may be able to get a free roof.<p>Step 1<p>Look online for roofing companies or a roofing contractor that does free …

Roofing

Are video games, not urine tests, the key to addressing pot in the workplace?

One Monday morning a few months ago, a man who works as a forklift operator at a metal scaffolding plant in the U.S. arrived at work.<p>Before he could …

You Shouldn’t Do These 30 Things if You’re Selling Your House

These mistakes can cost you time (and potential money!) when selling your home.<p>Obvious odors are pets and smoking. Refrigerators, rugs, and carpet …

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

Cleaning

32 Fascinating Products & Inventions For Men On Amazon

Guys can be a real pain in the butt to shop for. Whether you're doing it for a boyfriend, father, or your closest bro, convincing them to ditch the …

This Laundry Soap Has Saved Me Hundreds on Dry Cleaning Charges

In the words of the theme song to <i>Cheers</i>, “Making your way in the world today, takes everything you’ve got.” And, if you’re a woman with a …

7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

7 Houseplants With the Most Unique Leaves We've Ever Seen

Sure, an indoor jungle would be nice, but if you only have space for a few plants in your home, make them ones that are especially striking. These …

How to stop slugs eating young plants

Slugs are active all year, but they’re a particular problem in spring, when there’s plenty of young growth for them to eat.<p>Advertisement<p>Tell-tale …

This Stitch in Time Saves You From Re-Doing Your Shower

With so many home maintenance tasks that "should" be done, it's inevitable that a few go by the wayside for a bit longer than is ideal. Sometimes …

10 Ways To Use Steel Wool That Are Borderline Genius

Steel wool isn't exactly a jack-of-all-trades item. It's bristle-y, scratchy, and abrasive, and that's what most of its uses involve: sanding wood …