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The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

S<i>ymphony of the Seas</i> – which, on its maiden voyage from Barcelona in March 2018 became the largest passenger ship ever built – is about five times …

How to Make Compost - Organic Gardening

Compost is the ultimate ingredient for building fertile soil. If everyone composted their kitchen and garden waste, the world would be a cleaner …

How to childproof your iPhone or iPad

iPhones or iPads can be childproofed to ensure it's safe for your kids. Guided Access allows you to lock your device to one specific app while Restrictions allow you to disable certain apps or websites from being accessed. Other parental control software is also available on the app store if you …

Guide To Make Your Mac Suck Less (2017)

Strengthen your system. Improve your experience.<p>Some days, I just get angry at tiny flaws with a default macOS configuration. Slow keyboard repeat …

Live Streaming Video from PTZtv

Welcome to the <b>MAHO BEACH CAM</b><br>A 24/7 live streaming HD-quality Internet video broadcast produced by PTZtv in association with Travel Rent-A-Car and …

How to Set Up Off-the-Grid Solar Power

<i>Q: Mark,</i><p><i>I really enjoyed your article on home solar.</i><p><i>I have a cabin that is off the grid completely, and I would love to get your suggestions on</i> …

Every Backyard Deserves a Solid DIY Shed

YouTube's mad scientist walks us through his personal build.<p>Every backyard deserves a good shed to give you loads of room to store a bunch of supplies. But buying a shed can be pricey. Moreover, it's a cop-out. It's much better if you build your own.<p>If you haven't already built your own shed from …

Woodworking

The Caffeine-Fueled Chocolate Milk of Our Dreams

The off-menu beverage is half-cold brew coffee, half-chocolate milk, and 100% what we want right now.<p>Turbo Coffee, an appropriately Instagrammable espresso bar inside Greasy Hands barber shop in Florence, Alabama, is currently selling this summer's answer to humdrum iced coffee. It's so easy to …

Coffee

The Best & Booziest Rum Cocktail Recipes

Whether you go top shelf or prefer to reach for that bottle of coconut rum, time flies when you're having rum: And that's even more true on National …

How to Change the Thermostat | The Art of Manliness

I’ve been slowly turning my home into a “smart home.” I want to be able to control my heating/cooling/lighting/electrical systems from anywhere in …

Make Your Own Solar Power Generator

Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using Photovoltaic’s (PV), or indirectly using Concentrated Solar Power …

Infographics

17 iPhone Tricks To Make Your Life Easier

Did you know you could actually correct Siri's pronunciation?<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable …

Batteries

15 Cool Things You Can Do On The Internet For Free

The Internet is full of free things If you know the right place. You can learn anything on the internet free from seeing and reading. Today in this …

Gardening 101: Everything you need to know to plant a thriving garden

<i>The first day of spring is days away — and that means gardening season is almost in full swing!</i><p><i>Chris and Peyton Lambton, hosts of DIY’s “Yard Crashers,” crashed the plaza Friday to show what how you — yes, you — can plant a successful garden this season, no matter how much of a novice you may …

The Food Lab: Follow These Rules for the Best Fried Rice

I've been holding off on doing a full fried rice story for several years now. I'm not really sure why. Fried rice is a great way to use up leftovers, it is infinitely variable, and there are <i>plenty</i> of variables worth testing out. Couple that with the number of rules that everyone says you simply …

Bacon Candy

Bacon Candy! This stuff is CRAZY GOOD and will be ILLEGAL when the food police hear about it! For a special treat think about this. Bacon Candy is so …

What I've Learned Owning More than 100 Franchised Restaurants

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Franchise Players is Entrepreneur's Q&A interview column that puts the spotlight on franchisees. If you're a franchisee with advice and tips to share, email ktaylor@entrepreneur.com.</i><p>Some franchisees are content with running a few …

Garlic: How To Plant, Grow, and Harvest

If there is one plant-it-and-forget-it vegetable for your garden, it’s garlic. Garlic (Allium sativum) is easy to grow, has a high success rate, …

This Three-Part Video Teaches You Everything You Need to Know About Multimeters

Using a multimeter for your electronics projects isn’t terribly complicated, but really understanding how they work takes a much deeper …

How to grow and monetize your Instagram account

Instagram has been the most disruptive social network to redistribute social power away from paparazzi and publications and back to celebrities and influencers who have taken their public images into their own hands.<p>As a result of our relentless obsessions to get an hourly quick photo fix of our …

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Bragi’s truly wireless earbuds are finally here, and they’re actually good

It took more than a year, but German company Bragi is finally shipping those buzzy wireless earbuds to its Kickstarter backers. Better yet, the company has a handful of those final production versions here at CES, and I finally got to try them.<p>During my elevator ride up to Bragi's suite on the 29th …

101 Motivational Quotes to Start 2016 Off Right | Inc.com

Another year has passed. It's time to start over with a clean slate. Maybe 2015 didn't go the way you planned; you didn't follow through with your great ideas and your goals weren't met. Well it's a new year and a can be new you on January 1.<p>Or maybe 2015 was amazing and you need to keep the …

Motivation

Turtle Bark

Mouthwatering? I think so. It’s hard to resist a chocolate and caramel pairing especially one in which the caramel has a deep almost burnt caramel …

Plumbing - Northwestern Tiny House Project

Rain water collection is used to harvest water for showering and general hygiene purposes. The roof and four awnings collect rain water. A gravity …

How to Build Your Own Home-Brewing Mash Tun

To get started brewing that crisp summer beer or black-as-night porter, you'll first need a specialized brewing container called a mash tun. A mash tun is where a brewer steeps grain with hot water to produce a sugary liquid that will eventually become beer. Sure, you can buy a mash tun online for …

Beer

Apple iOS 9 features, release date and updates - CNET

<b>The Good</b> With iOS 9, Apple's iPad Air 2 sees new potential as a bona fide office work device. Low power mode will also help you squeeze some precious extra time out of your device.<p><b>The Bad</b> The new office-focused multitasking features are limited to the iPad Air 2 and newer devices. The phone changes …

Puro IEM-500 Earbuds

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>When it comes to listening to music using headphones, on-ear or over-ear cans are my thing. I’m not a fan of earbuds. They …

What Is Killing America's Bees and What Does It Mean for Us?

There was a moment last year when beekeeper Jim Doan was ready to concede defeat. He stood in the kitchen of his rural New York home, holding the …

DIY Shed Building Tips

Must-read pro advice on everything from floors to roofs, windows and doors—plus, how to save time and money on your shed.<p>In most cases, a shed …

Woodworking