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20 Secret Hiding Places | Family Handyman

The Old Hollowed-Out-Book Trick<p>We've all seen the hollowed-out book, but there's not much room in one of those. Instead, use several books with a …


How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …


Tomatoes Worth Growing: Velvet Red

I think you know I can’t resist a weird tomato. Crazy colouration, misshapen fruit, variegated foliage… the freakier, the better. One of the first …


15 things to tweak when setting up a new MacBook

After you have jumped through the initial screens from the Mac Setup Assistant that had you log in with your Apple ID, connect to a network and so on, your work is not done. Here are 15 settings to change or at least check on your new MacBook.<p>1. Check for updates<p>Has Apple released an update to …

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How to stop hackers from stealing (and selling) your Apple ID

Here's some sobering news: Hackers are reportedly selling Apple IDs on the dark web for about $15 a pop. Yep, someone has literally put a price on your personal information -- and it's the equivalent of one month's worth of HBO Now.<p>Of course, a compromised Apple ID could cost <i>you</i> a lot more than …

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Sugar and spice aren't the only things nice in this version of the beloved snickerdoodle: We added pumpkin puree. Besides infusing the cookies with seasonal flavor, it also results in a moist, cakey center. Rolling the dough in spiced sanding sugar lends sparkle and shine.

Birds Sleep in Giraffe Armpits, New Photos Reveal

Nighttime camera trap images from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania reveal giraffes acting as "bed and breakfasts," scientists say.<p>The best way to guarantee breakfast in bed for some small African birds is falling asleep on your dinner plate—even if it's a giraffe's armpit.<p>Scientists have long …


10 Popular Foods That Can Wreck Your Mood

Don’t let popular sweeteners ruin your happiness this winter.<p>Food is a major part of our lives, but everything you’re swigging, dipping, chomping down on, and sipping could be leading you straight into a funk. These days, Americans are eating a lot of “unhappy meals.” Everyday foods void of …


30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

Best Dusting Tools for Spring Cleaning

<i>Achoo!</i> That dust that's been collecting while you were stuck indoors has got to go. But don't try to brush it away with a feather duster—that will …