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How To Cut Drywall With Just a Tape Measure and Utility Knife

Your guide to mastering that slick-looking method the pros use to save time.<p><b>I once saw union carpenters cutting perfect pieces of drywall with only a tape measure and a utility knife. How do I do that?—</b><i>Jarett R., Oakland, California</i><p>First thing you should do is watch the video that <i>Fine Homebuilding</i> …

13 Recipes for a Wintery Weekend Breakfast in Bed

Aren’t Saturday mornings, like, the best? Everything seems to slow down and you can sit under the covers with a cup of coffee and chat or read the paper. And wintry Saturdays? Forget about letting those feet hit that cold floor. Then again, when there is a delicious breakfast to be had, it’s worth …

16 Stuffed Breads to Make You Feel All Warm Inside

You heard it here first: Merely topping bread is <i>so</i> 2014. Ring in the new year with a hot out of the oven trend — stuffed bread. While pizza and fancy toast will always have a special place in our hearts, it’s time to show these 16 yum-stuffed creations a little love. From breakfast to dessert, …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

How to Make Healthy Vegan Toffee for National Toffee Day

Thursday, January 8, 2015 is National English Toffee Day and there is no better way to celebrate this holiday than by eating some delicious toffee. …

Want to Naturally Cleanse and Heal Your Body? Eat These Whole Foods

Cleanse, detox – you’ve heard it all, right? Green juice this, and blend or pulverize that. We know it gets old after awhile. You can only hear about …

5 Reasons Raw, Soaked Oats are a Must-Try!

Oatmeal is a common breakfast food enjoyed by many, and there’s no doubt it’s delicious when enjoyed hot and cozy. However, there’s an even better …

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

Watch a Lamborghini Aventador Have A Really Bad Day In London

Just because it's a supercar doesn't mean it should fly.<p><i>Photo by Shmee150/YouTube</i><p>You hear it coming, and then you see the catastrophe. The Aventador's monster V12 roars offscreen as the little Mazda wagon creeps around the corner, and then—bang. We have liftoff. The Lambo then clips a parked 3 …

Saturn's Moon Enceladus Has an Ocean, And It Could Be Habitable

New data confirms that Saturn's moon has a vast subsurface ocean where conditions might be right for life.<p><b>In 2005, the Cassini orbiter</b> discovered huge, 125-mile-high geysers spraying from the south pole of Enceladus, a small and icy moon that orbits Saturn. Since then, scientists have speculated …

14 Things We Learned In Corvette Land

Visiting the place where Vettes are born.Originally posted at roadandtrack.com.<p><i>Photo by Zach Bowman</i><p>We chose the museum delivery option, RPO code R8C, when we ordered our long-term Corvette Stingray.<p>Order the car, get yourself to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and then the fun begins.<p>It starts with a tour …

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Watch This Skydiver Almost Get Creamed By A Meteor

Hurtling fragment of space rock narrowly misses adrenaline junkie.<p><i>Youtube</i><p><b>It's one thing to risk life and limb</b> in the pursuit of an adrenaline rush by jumping out of planes as a recreational activity. It's a calculated risk – so long as you mind your parachute, attain some level of proficiency, and …

Raymond Pettibon: Are Your Motives Pure?

by Charlotte Anderson<p>With characters and landscapes composed in stark ink, self-trained artist Raymond Pettibon's style is a melding of images and text––reminiscent of William Blake's illustrated poems––wryly focusing in on motifs of American life, literature, comics, art, religion and pop culture. …

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Foldscope: The 50-Cent Origami Microscope

A bioengineer at Stanford has been busy at work creating an alternative to the expensive microscopes used to diagnose blood-borne sicknesses like …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

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Top 10 Underappreciated All-American Cars And Trucks

Many of the most important vehicles built in the United States since the end of World War II are overlooked to this day. The innovations implemented by these cars and trucks seemed at the time so minor that few realized they were, in fact, revolutionary.<p>Many of the most important vehicles built in …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Better Than the Sand Castle: Beach Art Gallery

Sometimes the sand castle is just that—a beach-built model of medieval architecture. But when the pros get involved, it can become so much more. Here are some of the most innovative and technically impressive sand sculptures ever built. (For more on how they were built, check out this pro's …

10 Awe-Inspiring Treehouse Designs & Plans

Here, we compiled 10 awe-inspiring treehouse designs that make us think it was worth all the trouble.<p>Here, we compiled 10 awe-inspiring treehouse designs that make us think it was worth all the trouble.

Top 10 Used Exotic Cars: Get that Aston Martin for the Price of a Honda

You may have less money these days, but you can feel free to spend it on something that brings you joy. So here are 10 ways to stick your thumb in the eye of Old Man Economy with some bargain-priced automotive decadence.<p>Unless you've been vacationing on a peaceful atoll since, say, last August, you …

The Ten Most Outrageous Motorsports

Give these guys wheels and a tank of gas, and they'll find a way to go racing.<p>Judging by most motorsports coverage here in the US, you'd think racing was entirely limited to lapping Talladega for 500 miles and never turning the wheel the other direction. Not so. In reality, it takes little more …

10 Cars That Were Ahead of Their Time

Some were labeled as flops. But all ten of these cars had something in common: They boasted features that were well ahead of their time, including reconfigurable interiors, hybrid engines and four-wheel-drive in GT sports car.<p>Among enthusiasts of any topic, picking a top-10 list is like picking a …

Top 10 NASCAR Crashes That Changed Racing (With Videos!)

You need only look at the strict regulations and checkups heading down the home stretch of this year's Sprint Cup season to see that even an organization as fundamentally conservative as NASCAR has been forced to modify its safety standards. Racing tends to change only when it has to, but as much …

Top 10 Ford Model T Tech Innovations That Matter 100 Years Later

The Model T was full of clever design and engineering features, many of them quite ambitious for a low-priced vehicle. Here are the 10 most significant keys to the T's success.<p><b>Let's clear up a few</b> common misunderstandings about the Model T right away. When Henry Ford's invention entered production …

10 Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction

Most car lovers go to car auctions looking for a diamond in the rough. But then there are the collectors who can afford to drop seven or eight figures on a priceless auto.<p>In the past decade, the world's most valuable cars have started going for private-jet money. What makes a car fetch such high …

10 Best Vehicles for the End of the World

Nuclear winter. Worldwide economic collapse. Zombie takeover. We all have a favorite apocalyptic situation that we occasionally find ourselves pondering. One very important question: What vehicle do you want as your trusty steed?<p>Nuclear winter. Worldwide economic collapse. Zombie takeover. We all …

The 13 Most Dangerous Car Interiors in History

Headrests, seatbelts, safety glassmodern cars are loaded with safety equipment that drivers usually take for granted. We bring you 13 of the most dangerous of all time, and the safety advancements they inspired.<p>A lot of what we take for granted in the modern automobile has come along only after a …

10 Greatest Failed U.S. Auto Companies

Nothing lasts forever. Today we have Detroit's Big Three, but in the early days of the car industry there were thousands of different manufacturers that eventually went broke, merged, collapsed, or disappeared. Here are 10 worth remembering.<p>Nothing lasts forever. Today we have Detroit's Big Three, …

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