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WATCH: You Should Be Putting This In Your Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to Thanksgiving, Southerners are picky. We have very specific recipes that we turn to for beloved dishes, and these recipes have often …

Our 5 most crazy-popular potato salad recipes

Few things draw as much delight at any picnic, potluck or tailgate as an All-American potato salad — or a German one. Wherever you fall on the …

Breakthrough Pain Treatment Or Snake Oil? You Decide.

Let's say you're a scientist, and you've invented what you think is a useful treatment for pain. But you have a problem. You don't have the money to go through the regulatory approval process. Should you try to sell it to consumers anyway, and run the risk of being accused of selling …

University of California

Best Ever Chocolate Brownie Fries

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with parchment paper.<p>2<p>Done<p>Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt …

How Much Will It Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

To DIY or not to DIY? That is the question. That is almost always the question. You can certainly paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. As long as …

Home Improvement

16 Ways to Hack Your Meal-Prep Routine For Faster Weight-Loss Results

A healthy diet is essential to weight-loss success. So instead of being at the whim of choosing meals in the moment, you'll need to plan out and prep your week's meals and snacks. Unfortunately, we're not talking about making seven day's worth of brownies. If you're looking to slim down and eat …

Healthy Eating

D&D's revamped RPG companion site is live

Back in March, Wizards of the Coast announced a new digital toolset for <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> that would eliminate the agony of paperwork in the pen-and-paper game. Players can still gather around a table and roll their own dice, but the web-based D&D Beyond will handle all their characters' stats, …

Serve these impressive grilled appetizers at your next cookout

"Come on over for dinner and we'll fire up the grill!" is the happiest invitation I know. Among the many reasons I love cooking over a live fire is …

These 5-Ingredient Summer Sauces Are Basically Magic

A good sauce takes a dish from good to great. A great sauce combines transformative powers with simplicity and ease. After all, what else do you need …

New 'Dungeons & Dragons' site manages the rules so you can just play

<i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, the quintessential pen-and-paper game, is more popular than ever, thanks to Twitch channels like Geek and Sundry and podcasts like <i>The Adventure Zone</i>. But it's one thing to listen or watch a presentation crafted by seasoned gamers and another to actually run your own adventure. …

How to Build a Tabletop Light Box

John Park has posted a great how-to on the <i>Adafruit Learning System</i> for building a simple foamcore-based tabletop light box that can be broken down for convenient storage.<p>Clear, well-lit photos of your projects are among the best ways to share your work with others. Few techniques highlight your …

The Inconvenient Truth About E-Commerce: It's Largely Unprofitable

The disruptive nature of e-commerce is undeniable. Entirely new business models are revolutionizing the way we buy. The transformative transparency created by all things digital has revolutionized product access, redefined convenience and lowered prices across a wide spectrum of merchandise and …

eCommerce

How to Build Your Own Fast-Action Vise, Table Saw Tips for Beginners, a Crazy Experimental Sawmill & More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Sword in a Cane</b><p>This one is nuts! Jimmy DiResta not only fabricates a <i>kris</i>-style blade from Damascus steel, but …

Woodworking

Solid Surface Countertops an Easy Care Kitchen Option

When it comes to kitchen countertops, natural materials might be the most popular option, but they are certainly not always the most affordable. …

Biodynamic farming is on the rise – but how effective is this alternative agricultural practice?

National retailers like Whole Foods are stocking more biodynamic brands, but horticultural critics continue to question biodynamic’s unconventional methods<p>When John Chester, a filmmaker from California, quit his job to become a farmer, he didn’t do it out of a desire to “feed the world”. Instead, …

New skimmers fit right on top of chip and PIN credit card scanners

As usual Mr. Krebs has some great images of a credit card skimmer found in the wild. This model uses Samsung phone parts and lays right over the Ingenico card scanners you’ve probably seen in stores. The interesting thing is that these scanners also support chip and PIN technology but, as evidenced …

6 Ancient Chinese Remedies That Defy Trendiness

Just remember to buy locally and stick to the right dose.<p>As a Chinese-American, I grew up using traditional herbs as medicine. When I had a cold, my mom would put together a brew of ginseng and brown sugar. For heartburn, it was Job’s tears and mung bean soup. When I struggled with skin issues, she …

Oclaro Is Cheap Here, Will Not Remain So For Long

Oclaro, the optic components maker, just hit a new multi-year high on Friday. Shares touched a 5-year high of $11.09 per share intraday before closing at $11.02 per share, up 2.3% on the day and 16.1% for the week.<p>A few weeks ago, after Oclaro had reported earnings for its December quarter …

A first look at how German grocer Lidl plans to conquer the U.S. market

By Sarah Halzack<p>, Reporter<p>On a busy road in the Fredericksburg, Va. area, a tall, black security fence guards a sprawling — and, for now, largely empty — brick-and-glass building.<p>The under-wraps facility is a prototype store for Lidl, a German grocery chain that has been working for more than a …

eCommerce

2 Tech Stocks That Could Make You Rich

Many tech investors dream about buying the next "multibagger" stock which grows from a small cap to a mega cap stock. But investors rarely notice these growing companies when they're still small or mid cap plays, and sometimes only buy them after they've become household names.<p>So today, we'll take …

Building a Root Cellar - Modern Homesteading

Our five-year search was over. We had found our home in the country: Sky Meadow, one hundred sixty acres of pasture, pines, junipers, bubbling …

Roads

Build a Portable Spray Paint Booth for Your Workshop

If you do a lot of spray painting, this clever box design keeps over-spray from ruining your stuff, helps you avoid nasty paint fumes, and is as easy …

Look Out, Amazon, Walmart Just Announced Free 2-Day Shipping

Amazon's most valuable perk is no longer exclusive.<p>Walmart just made a move that should terrify Amazon.<p>Starting Tuesday at 8 a.m., Walmart will offer free two-day shipping on more than two million items for all orders over $35.<p>All Walmart customers will qualify for the free two-day shipping. There …

eCommerce

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

Kitchen Cabinets Organizers That Keep The Room Clean and Tidy

Keeping the kitchen clean and organized is no easy task. It is, however, easier to achieve that when there’s a designated space for everything and …

20 One-Pot Paleo Lunches You Can Bring to Work

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>When it comes to healthy lunches you can make at home …

Stacked Wood Screens Are Certainly One Way to Cover Your Fireplace

Making one is easier than it looks.<p>Are you someone who would rather just turn on the heat instead of spending time and energy building a fire (or cleaning up the messy remnants the day after)? Then you're going to love this eye-catching DIY.<p>This pin on Pinterest.<p>Using wood logs and black paint, …

Keep warm with this easy broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe

Keep it simple for dinner tonight with this broccoli and roasted garlic soup recipe. The dish uses only a handful of ingredients — garlic, broccoli, butter, onion, potato and broth — along with a little oil and seasoning, but you'd never guess it from the soup's rich flavor. Best of all? Each …

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

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