Ian Floyd

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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Add this ingenious, handy, adjustable sawhorse to your jobsite arsenal.<p>Every workshop needs a couple of sawhorses, and this design is especially …

Sweet Dreams: The Best Plants for Bedrooms Will Help You Sleep Better

Plants are the secret to great décor—just look at your nearest interior magazine for proof. Not only do they add sculptural interest in a space and …

Houseplants

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

How to Grow a Plant From a Cutting

Transforming your garden or indoor plant collection is the best way to kick-start the new spring season, and now is the time to do it. Before …

Plants

15 Best Large Indoor Plants | Tall Houseplants for Home and Offices

See 15 best large indoor plants for your home or office. Tall houseplants look fascinating and create the illusion of enlarged interior. Houseplants …

11 of the best Google Chrome extensions to make your life easier

Chrome's web store is full of little digital gadgets to help make your web browsing simpler, more productive, and more enjoyable. Here are our top …

How to: Make a Simple Wooden Smartphone Speaker

Happy Monday, ManMakers! Today, I'm super excited to share an exclusive project with you. It's an excerpt from the new book <b>Build Stuff with Wood</b>, …

Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the US

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers have visions of a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most …

A Handy Arsenal of Rarely Used Elegant Insults

In a timely episode of their incredibly informative whiteboard series for Mental Floss , linguist Arika Okrent and illustrator Sean O’Neill offer up …

Wiring an existing home through the walls

Running Wires in an Existing Home<p>This guide explains how to fish wires through walls on an existing home - after the drywall is installed. You may …

Waze now helps reroute your drive to avoid pain in the ass intersections

A new update coming to Waze today will help drivers avoid routes that require turns at “difficult intersections.”<p>This includes turns on a two-way road that does not have a traffic light, intersections that bridge more than two one-way roads, large roundabouts, or turns with reduced visibility. The …

19 Impossibly Cool Crafts For Kids That Adults Will Want To Try

They might blow your mind, too.

How To Make An Airbnb Profile That'll Rake In The Cash

It's all in the details.<p>Airbnb is a popular way to lodge, and it's easy enough for just about anyone with a little extra space to make some dough by renting through this site. But for someone just entering the Airbnb market now, there's a lot of steep competition. How are you supposed to get …

2nd gen Chromecast details leaked

A rather major Chromecast update is in the works, according to leaked documents seen by <i>9to5Google.</i> The refresh looks set bring some improved hardware and all new features to Google’s miniature streaming platform.<p>Starting with the second generation Chromecast hardware, the biggest change looks to be …

Makers are getting their own social network

Maker Media founder Dale Dougherty speaks with such an infectious exuberance about creating and building that after speaking to him you want to go home and resurrect that project that's been sitting in your garage or bedroom. From a magazine, to a series of faires and camps for children, …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 best websites for airline deals

Keyes has become so gifted at landing supercheap tickets and getting the most out of his frequent-flier miles that he has booked an epic world trip that spans 13 countries, 20,000 miles, and 21 flights — all free.<p>He told Business Insider his process was a "labor of love" and that he enjoyed finding …

Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Google’s convergence of Chrome and Android is taking a big step forward this week. After launching a limited App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) back in September, Google is expanding its beta project to allow Android apps to run on Windows, OS X, and Linux. It’s an early experiment designed primarily for …