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10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues.<p>If you’re guilty of these bad habits, break them — pronto.<p>Inadvertently clogging pipes<p>Be mindful of what you’re putting …

Home Improvement

Get a Handle on Home Maintenance With This Checklist

Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist<p>Staying on Top of Chores Saves Repairs Later<p>Updated February 26, 2018<p>A big part of the American dream is owning …

Home Improvement

The Roast Chicken We’re Still Not Over—9 Years Later

Jennifer Hess joined Food52 “back when it was in the beta stage.” Since then, she’s won a recipe contest <b>eight times</b> (short rib chili! linguine with sardines!) and tallied up <i>28</i> community picks. (Go, Jennifer!) Also since then, our website—and Jennifer’s life—both have changed, a lot. She now has two …

Cooking

The One Ingredient You Need to Cook Juicy, Flavorful Chicken Breasts Every Time

When you’re done with a jar of pickles, chances are you’re not saving that leftover juice for your future.<p>But let us tell you…that’s a big mistake. …

Cooking

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

Cooking

6 easy ways to improve your home’s curb appeal

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’re planning to sell a home in spring, prepare now for the crucial (and fun) job of …

Home Improvement

This $3 Hack Makes Cheap Sheets Feel Like a Million Bucks

TruTV's Hack My Life series is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Along with spotlighting some game-changing home hacks — think everything from …

Hacking

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

Chocolate Hummus Is Better Than Cookie Dough—Here’s How to Make it at Home

Not going to lie, when I first heard chocolate hummus was a new thing, I couldn't decide whether it was genius or downright weird. Now that I've made …

Dessert

The Surprising Ingredient You Should Be Adding to Your Eggs

No matter how you’re cooking them (some prefer runny, others very well-done) scrambled eggs need little more than butter for the pan and a dash of …

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

Home Improvement

50 Essential Western Travel Experiences

Raft the mightiest river<p><b>Colorado River, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ</b><p>“You hope you’ll be right side up at the other end.” That’s how late rafting …

National Parks

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

40 Essential Instant Pot Links

Because I've been experimenting with the Instant Pot quite a bit lately, I've been getting a lot of questions. Many times my answer is a link. A link …

Cooking

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

No home DIYer should be without a multimeter. Here's why.<p>Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every …

Arduino

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

7 Filthy Things Your Guests Will Notice When They Come Over

I like to think of myself as "casual clean." I keep my home clean and mostly tidy, but I don't always deep clean all the time — partly because I'm …

Housekeeping

How to deep clean your dryer duct in 5 steps

Your dryer duct is a fire hazard; here's how to clean it.<p>Dirty dryer ducts aren't just disgusting, they're a serious fire hazard. In fact, one major cause of house fires is dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork. Even if a grimy dryer duct doesn't immediately do damage to your home, it'll waste your …

Home Improvement

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

20 Things That Homeowners Should Do Annually, but Don't

Inspect the House After Winter<p>1/20<p>1/20<p>Canadian winters can be brutal on houses. After a long, hard winter, head outside and inspect your home. Check …

12 Painting Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

We all like to give a good-natured ribbing to those folks on House Hunters that see the paint color on the wall as a major obstacle on their …

DIY

Buddhism and Evil

How Do Buddhists Understand Evil and Karma?<p>Evil is a word many people use without thinking deeply about what it signifies. Comparing common ideas …

Spirituality

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Pedagogy

5-Ingredient Chocolate Cake

The 5-Ingredient Chocolate Cake That Will Fulfill Your Worst Chocolate Cravings<p>From the mixing bowl to your mouth in under 45 minutes.<p>March 03, …

This Secret Ingredient Will Take Your Chocolate Cake from Basic to Bae

Even Brucey from Matilda would want to devour this chocolate cake.<p>March 05, 2015<p>Have you ever found yourself salivating over the baked goods on the …

How to Transform a Store-Bought Cake Into a Dominique Ansel Creation

<i>This piece originally appeared on Spoon University.</i><p>Instead of feeling shame at your family reunion when your last minute store-bought cake sits next …

Dessert

Hiding in Plain Sight: Camouflage Your Storage

Do you see it? You do, but it took a second, right? I'm referring to the behemoth storage in the corner of this living room. Storing things, …

Living Rooms

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us who appreciate a good visual aid. …

Time Management

How Professional Chefs Set Up Their Own Kitchens

Kitchens