Robert Sweet

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Biden: Plane 'blown out of the sky'

DETROIT — Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that the Malaysia Airlines plane that went down over Ukraine earlier in the day “apparently” was “shot down — shot down, not an accident, blown out of the sky.”<p>He also said there may have been Americans on board the jet.<p>The vice president stressed …

Missile downed Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, U.S. official says

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that a Malaysia Airlines jet flying over eastern Ukraine was brought down by a surface-to-air missile, according to a senior U.S. official.<p>It remains uncertain who fired the missile that shot down the Boeing 777 carrying 298 passengers and crew members …

10 Tips for Photographing Your Dog from Rachael Hale McKenna

I am such a fan of the work of photographer Rachael Hale McKenna and of her two books The French Cat and The French Dog. (You can read my gushing …

Painting Seven Samurai - Making Of

Starting Situation<p>This is an empty boring wall in my kitchen. It desperately needed something to make it look cool. I am martinus …

How to Build a Bookcase: Step-by-Step Woodworking Plans

In-the-wall bookcases are elegant, but they can be difficult and expensive to construct. We show you an easier way to create a classic piece for any space.<p><b>I built my first bookcase</b> in middle school. A multitiered assemblage of wooden planks laid across stacks of bricks, it was reminiscent of pieces …

Woodworking

6 Tips for Making Great Salsa

Photo (clockwise from left): Grilled Tomatillos by Taz; Pico de Gallo by jeffreyw; Mango Salsa by Maggie Hoffman<p>Born in pre-Colombian Mexico, this ancient condiment uses every flavor blaster in the New World arsenal—chilies, tomatoes, alliums, citrus, even squash seeds. And if you think salsa comes …

How to Sharpen a Knife With a Waterstone

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>There is nothing more frustrating in the kitchen than a dull knife. Not only does it make prep work a chore and your finished product less attractive, but it's also downright dangerous. A dull blade requires more pressure to cut into a food, and can easily slip …

Before & After: A Damaged Set of Drawers Gets a New Life in Faux Bois

For many a design enthusiast and bargain hunter, one of life’s greatest pleasures is finding treasure in unexpected places—on the curb, in the trash …

This One Object Can Make Anything Internet-Connected

Makers gonna make and they deeefinitely gonna want to pledge to this Kickstarter to make their electronic module dreams come true. Printoo is an Arduino-based platform of paper-thin, circuit boards and modules that are like electronic building blocks for all of your futuristic dreams. Only you can …

Arduino

HOW TO: Build a Terrarium | Brick & Vine

I’m always looking for easy DIY projects to liven up our home. Terrariums are an easy way to add a little nature to any space and they require little …

Homemade Bug Spray

Shares 800<p>And you can guess what that means. Yep, instead of dying off in a deep freeze, the bugs from last season are establishing rotary clubs, …

Let it Go: A Closet Makeover

At first, it might seem strange that I set about tackling a closet revamp right in the middle of my No-Buy Month. After all, if there’s a time to …

Mini Matchstick Gun - The Clothespin Pocket Pistol

Prototypes

Trendy Kids Decor on a Budget: Black-on-White Wall Decals

They're everywhere! From playrooms to nurseries, we keep seeing black wall decals appearing on kids rooms all over. They are affordable, …

Before & After: A Basic IKEA Cabinet Gets A Stylish New Look

The act of retrofitting and adapting IKEA furniture for new uses, otherwise known as the “IKEA hack,” has achieved massive popularity in recent …

Bathtub Caulking Tips

How to achieve smooth caulk.<p>I’m always surprised when people ask, “How do you get such a smooth bead of caulk?” For me it seems easy and I usually …

How to Repair a Dishwasher

Simple dishwasher repairs: Get solutions to common dishwasher problems.<p>Do your dishes come out spotted and stained? Have you noticed a puddle of …

Replace Weather Stripping

Save energy and make your doors look more attractive<p>This old door had damaged brass weather strip held on by hundreds of tiny nails. We used a small …

How to Caulk a Bathtub

Someone told me to fill the tub with water first before caulking. I didn't really understand the reason why. Is this advisable?<p>wikiHow Contributor<p>I …

Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair<p>Loosen the hex head with a short burst from your impact wrench. Unscrew it by hand once …

10-Minute Home Repairs

Simple solutions to household headaches<p>Not every home repair has to consume your whole weekend. We asked our staff editors and Field Editors for …

Home Improvement

3 Easy Furnace Repairs

… And 2 repairs to avoid<p>High-efficiency (92 percent and higher) condensing gas furnaces are complex. They have multiple sensors and safety systems, …

Weatherstripping 101

Sealing drafts is one of the best—and smartest—ways to reduce your home's energy costs in winter and summer alike. While the concept is easy to …

Exclusive: Apple, Google to pay $324 million to settle conspiracy lawsuit | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four major tech companies including Apple and Google have agreed to pay a total of $324 million to settle a lawsuit accusing them of conspiring to hold down salaries in Silicon Valley, sources familiar with the deal said, just weeks before a high profile trial had been …