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The Process: My First DIY Screen Print (and What You Should Do So You Don't Make the Same Mistakes)

A few weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at screen printing. It seemed like a simple, straightforward process: Get the supplies and make it happen. …

Skrub Knife Cleaner

If you're really careful you'll probably never nick...or slice clear through...your finger scrubbing your kitchen knives clean. Probably. But if …

The Points Guy

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Credit Cards

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker …

How to Adjust Your Headlights

Need to adjust your beams? Here's out quick-and-dirty guide to ensuring your headlights are aligned to shine on the road rather than in the eyes of oncoming drivers.<p><b>If you're on vacation and the back of the car</b> is loaded with hunting and fishing gear, maybe even a large catch, plus other "road …

PM's Guide to the Ultimate DIY Thanksgiving: Deep-Fried Turkey

For a moist (but not greasy!) bird, PM automotive editor Mike Allen recommends frying your Thanksgiving turkey from now on. Here's how to make the best turkey around without starting a neighborhood fire.<p><b>We used to raise turkeys</b> on our farm, and there's nothing more mouth-wateringly delicious than a …

Plumbing Basics: How to Sweat a Pipe Joint

Preparation, not the flame, is the key to sweating a watertight joint.<p>As a mechanical contractor, I sweat a lot of copper pipe, yet people don't believe me when I say the preparation is more important than the torch work. Even the experienced tend to rush the job — maybe a 3650 F flame is just more …

How to Hang a Picture Frame: Skill Set

The easiest thing about hanging a painting is doing it wrong. But for Toby Kamps, the senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, its his job to do it right, and he hangs more than 300 pieces of fine art every year. There are no formulas, no cheat sheets, no Golden Ratios when it comes …

Electrical Basics: Skill Set

The right wire connector, used correctly, can help DIYers take on electrical jobs—safely.<p>(Photograph by Burcu Avsar)<p>"I thought you called and programmed the thermostat to turn on the heat," my neighbor Helen Joy said to her husband, Dave, when they arrived at their Catskill vacation home after a …

How to Prune and Fertilize Your Trees

Get a crash course in the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy and vibrant.<p>Many of us spend an inordinate amount of time tending our lawns and gardens while practically ignoring our trees. And that's too bad, because healthy, properly trimmed trees can dramatically enhance the beauty and …

How to Remove Old Caulk in 6 Easy Steps

Before you can put a bead of nice, fresh caulk around your bathtub or window, you need to remove entirely the bad old stuff. Here's how.<p>The caulk around a bathtub looks pretty nasty when it begins to peel away. Before you can re-caulk the tub, you need to remove the old stuff entirely. It can be a …

How to Choose the Right Knife for Drywall, Paint and Putty

When working with drywall mud, wood putty and other compounds, the secret to neat work is the proper blade. Certain spreading tools, known as knives, work best to press thick globs into small holes, while others feather out soupy edges to a smooth finish. Here's how to choose the right tool to …

The 50 Tools Everyone Should Own

We need tools to build, repair, and maintain the mechanical world in which we live. With these 50 tools, you'll be ready for just about any project.<p>We need tools to build, repair, and maintain the mechanical world in which we live. With these 50 tools, you'll be ready for just about any project.

An Easter Tradition: Glazed, Old-Fashioned Baked Ham

Wherever you get your ham, make sure to purchase a fully cooked, smoked, uncut, unglazed bone-in ham (read: not spiral cut and certainly not …

Breakfast

Turn An Old T-Shirt Into A DIY Cat Tent

If you have an old t-shirt and a few wire hangers around the house, you have everything you need to make this tent for your cat in about ten minutes. …

Name Every Shade of the Rainbow With This 'Color Thesaurus'

Can’t differentiate cobalt from azure or cerulean, but not satisfied with just calling something "blue"? Instead of choosing a word at random, …

The Ultimate Guide to Cheesesteaks in Philly

It's a double-edged sword, the cheesesteak. On one side, it's, in some way, shape, or form, our ancestral identity — a delicious facet of a rough-and-tumble town fueled by a <i>truly</i> outstanding sandwich as simple as griddle-fried beef mixed with globby "whiz", whatever that is. On the other side, as …

Ribeye

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Why Your Family Medical History Matters

A few years ago, a 21-year-old college student came to my office because of intermittent pain in his right ankle. He'd had a ski accident 10 months …

The Most Freakishly Delicious Cheeseburgers in San Francisco

That most all-American of sandwiches is a bit of lab rat here in San Francisco, where creative chefs test and try, test and try until they find just …

The Big Eat Wine Country: 50 Things to Devour in Napa and Sonoma Counties Before You Die

San Francisco gastronomes are well versed in our annual Big Eat SF—for more than a decade, you've been checking dishes off our list of the city's …

Pelican Elite Vacationer Luggage

Pelican defines cold with their coolers, crushes it (by way of resisting all infiltration and impact!) with their crush-proof backpacks, and now …

How to Perfectly Measure a Frame When Cutting Mitered Corners

Picture frames and boxes require joining two boards to create a right angle. The cleanest way to do that is cutting 45 degree angles at the end of …

Woodworking

Use a Can of Evaporated Milk for the Creamiest Nacho Cheese Sauce Ever

There’s something synthetically glorious about Velveeta, but if you want an ooey-gooey cheese dip that is made with real cheese rather than “cheese …

Two Tricks for Hammering a Nail Without Marring the Wood

When driving a nail into a soft wood like cedar, there’s a good chance you’ll mar the wood with your hammer if you miss. Prevent these “hammer …

Woodworking

Treat Personal Finance Like a Business So You Can Retire Early

Wouldn’t it be nice to retire early? It might seem like a pipe dream to many, but if you run your personal finances like a business, you’ll probably …

Retirement

This Cheat Sheet Shows You How to Prioritize Your Savings and Debt

People always seem have questions about their financial priorities: <i>Should I invest or pay off debt</i>? <i>Save in my work 401(k) or open an IRA</i>? This cheat …

Deductr Tracks Expenses for the Self-Employed

Web/iPhone/Android: If you're self-employed, you already know to track your tax deductions. Keeping receipts can be cumbersome, though, even if you …

Employment

Straddle the Line Between Math and Art with These Fractal Wallpapers

Fractals are a beautiful phenomenon that occurs when repeating patterns are represented visually. Apart from being fascinating mathematical concepts, …

Fractals

Make Almost Any Recipe Work in a Slow Cooker with This Chart

Even though there are lots of recipes available for slow cookers (aka crock pots), there are approximately a gazillion more traditional recipes …

Cooking