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A Sophisticated IKEA Built-in Bookcase Hack for $1K

This dining room is so graceful and elegant—that delicate molding and beautiful hardwood floor, but its new owner found it lackluster and hollow. …

Dining Rooms

10 Things You Should Never Do To Your Car

If your goal is to keep your car in great shape, don’t even consider doing any of these things or you’ll regret it.<p>The Internet is brimming with …

Budgeting Doesn’t Work, So Try This Instead

An expert guide on how not to overspend this summer.<p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this article it means you’re (very likely) a real life adult …

Read This Before You Pick Out Your Kitchen Counters

We run through the pros and cons of some of the most popular picks for the kitchen.<p>The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it’s the countertop …

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

31 Products On Amazon With So Many 5-Star Reviews, You'd Be Silly Not To Take A Look

Crystal Pepsi. Google Glass. Segways. There's a lot of stuff out there that just never lived up to the hype. Not the case on Amazon though, where …

Happier Campers are so lightweight even a Mini Cooper can tow them

Previous Next<p>1 of 11<p>Camping trailers can be a fun and adventurous way to enjoy the outdoors without sacrificing too many of the amenities that you …

Solar Panels

How to Lease a $50,000 BMW for Less Than a Subway Pass

Mike Piccolo got a call from a friend about a deal on a new BMW with a price so cheap he thought it was a joke.<p>The 45-year-old financial advisor from …

14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Here are nine common lawn-care mistakes to avoid

By Daniel Bortz<p>Now that spring is here, your thoughts might be shifting to lawn care.<p>If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can pay about $100 to $200 per month for a professional mowing service, HomeAdvisor reports. But that cost doesn’t cover lawn fertilization or watering — and those …

Gardening

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

DIY

32 Home Upgrades That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Home upgrades come in different shapes and sizes. Converting an extra bedroom into a home office may be just as satisfying as installing motion …

10 things in your home you never clean — but should

By Daniel Bortz<p>About 8 in 10 Americans say it's important to keep a clean home, a recent survey by global cleaning technology company Kärcher found. But some parts of the house get more TLC than others.<p>Your kitchen countertops might be spotless, for instance, but can you remember the last time you …

Home Upgrades That Pay Off

These 10 around-the-house improvements are well worth the investment.<p>No sugar coating here: The housing market is in trouble. But some experts say …

Home Improvement

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

By Valerie Peterson<p>With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because …

Minimalism

The Prettiest Party Hair of the Season Just Turned Up on the Chanel Runway

Leave it to Chanel to deliver not one, not two, but a host of thrilling holiday hair equations. For the house’s 2018 Métiers d’Art show in Hamburg today, which saw the likes of Anna Ewers and Eleonore Toulin walk the Elbphilharmonie runway, legendary coiffeur Sam McKnight dreamt up a plethora of …

Karl Lagerfeld

Ex NASA Engineer Makes Everyone Freak Out When He Turns Sand Into ‘Liquid Soup’, And Here’s How He Did It

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has found a way to make science just as (if not more) entertaining as Bill Nye did – by making sand behave like …

Particles

Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40

Volvo has a subscription car service, whereby you can get a new vehicle for a flat monthly fee, including insurance, maintenance and service. It’s not the first carmaker to provide this kind of ownership alternative, but it may have the best deal in the business at the moment, with its ‘Care by …

10 Must-Have Experiences in Quebec

Travel<p>Discover awe-inspiring culture, a hip food scene, and natural beauty just begging to be explored.<p>Quebec encompasses one-sixth of Canada’s entire land area from arctic tundra to fertile lowland plains (now abundant with vineyards and specialty farms) to the ski-resort-studded Laurentides, the …

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Hiring a home contractor? Ask these questions first.

There are endless home-remodeling horror stories, and research and referrals for contractors can only go so far. To prevent your dream renovation project from turning into a nightmare, start by asking smart questions to eliminate potential problems, saving both time and money.<p>1. Is the contractor …

What I Wish I Knew Before My DIY Kitchen Remodel

Planning to update your kitchen? Learn from my mistakes.<p>Earlier this year, I embarked upon a full-scale kitchen remodel, ripping out the 70s-era …

YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing'

<b>YouTube's child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company's volunteer watchdogs.</b><p>There's a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them - and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a …

Parents Home

• Pinterest<p>We already know that second-born kids tend to get less attention than their firstborn siblings (or so the stereotype goes). This was definitely true in my house in the early months and years of my second daughter's life, quite simply because I had less time to focus on (some might say …

Siblings

27 Stylish Ikea Transformations That Will Make Your Stuff Look Expensive

♬ "Lemme upgrade you." ♬

Mid-Century modern

This magnet-powered bike light may be genius

Battery-powered bike lights are a pain. If you’re regularly commuting in the wee hours of the day or night, it feels so wasteful to go through …

10 Absolutely Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You Don’t Want to Overlook—or Risk Thousands in Repairs

When you think about home maintenance, these 10 tasks might not be the first things that come to mind—but forgetting about them can have frustrating …

7 types of car maintenance you should be doing yourself

<i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>Performing routine maintenance on your car is the single most important thing you can do to help ensure it continues to get you from point A to point B for years to come …

How to fix a squealing dryer

A squeaky dryer can be a real nuisance. Thankfully there are a few easy ways to fix this headache. The dryer is a rather simple device with minimal …

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