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10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY

Even with so much technology at our fingertips, the instinct to build stuff with our hands hasn't disappeared. Instead, it's taken on a new form. …

Apps

The Renovation Dilemma: What to Fix If You're Selling

It's always a Sisyphean task to set a budget for a renovation -- or at the very least an ever-moving target -- but if you're planning to put your home on the market, you'll have a way different set of calculations than a starry-eyed new homeowner.<p>Before you embark on a gut of your circa-1990 …

3 Playlists That Energize a Room's Decor

Music just might be the finishing touch your interior design is craving.<p>Our moods can change instantly upon hearing the first few chords of any song, whether we "wanna dance" with Bette Midler or feel "happy" with Pharrell Williams. Along with colors, textures, and fragrances, you need music in …

Tutorial

Fall Style How-To: Edgy Elegance

Our latest photo shoot seamlessly combined ethereal beauty with a touch of edge -- the resulting looks were romantic, unexpected, and unquestionably eye-catching. If you've been wondering how to recreate this autumnal aesthetic for yourself, you're in luck. We asked Styling Manager Rachel to …

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone [Video]

These are instructions on how to enable Wi-Fi Calling on the iPhone.<br>Wi-Fi Calling lets you place a phone call in an area with little or no cellular …

Wi-Fi

How To Safely Brighten Your Whites Without Bleach

If you find it difficult to convince yourself that those formerly bright, now slightly graying towels and t-shirts are indeed fresh and clean—keep …

How To Build a Solar Furnace For Under $50

Finding a cheap and efficient way to heat your home can prove to be difficult, but with a few useful tricks you can solve this problem in a single …

Video Tutorials

How to design a set for an animated film

Welcome! This workshop won't only outline the basic way to start a set design, but also introduce the thinking behind set design for animation.<p>One of …

How to Hack Wi-Fi: Get Anyone's Wi-Fi Password Without Cracking Using Wifiphisher

Welcome back, my tenderfoot hackers!<p>Do you need to get a Wi-Fi password but don't have the time to crack it? In previous tutorials, I have shown how …

How to Carve a Pumpkin

The first step is hollowing out the pumpkin. Use a keyhole saw to cut the hole. If you'll be using a candle for illumination, you can cut the hole in the pumpkin's top (always put the candle in a high-sided glass, and never leave unattended). For electric lights, make the hole in the bottom or side …

Decorations

Want to Explain How-To? Do It Visually With These Free Tools

When you want to teach your audience how to do something, visualization is one of the easiest and most effective ways to build awesome media. While …

Infographics

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Marketing Tip: Reach Out to Your Local Library

No matter who publishes your book, there's no guarantee that libraries will carry it. However, if you walk into your local library with a smile and a …

Fiction’s Newest Frontier: Literary Geocaching

The “outside-in” two-volume hardcover edition of <i>The Pickle Index</i>, where images from the two volumes can be combined. (Photo: Eli Horowitz/The Pickle …

Self-Publishing has its Plusses But…

by Erin Entrada Kelly<p>You’re a writer at the right time. Your world is rich with options, and you’re standing at the gate, deciding which path to …

Writing

IBJ Book Publishing, LLC Was Formed 8-31-2015

Mark BlankenbakerOctober 6, 2015<p>Basketball5092 views<p>According to the Indiana Secretary of State website the publishing company that published …

Book Publishing

Better Homes & Gardens

Two-Tone Cabinets<p>Kitchen cabinets have traditionally been wood up top and wood below, or white up top and white below. Yet nowadays, the two-tone …

Home Decorating

4 Easy Decor Ideas for Your Next Fall Gathering From Design Expert Sabrina Soto

"I'm a huge homebody," says Sabrina Soto, 38, the bubbly Cuban American design expert with a keeping-it-real approach to entertaining. And considering Soto's chops-she's the founder of online lifestyle magazine Casa & Company and cohost of HGTV's newest real-estate-themed show, <i>Equity Angels</i>, coming …

Decorations

Before & After: Heather's "This Is So Me" Kitchen

My room makeover::<p>Our 1975 saltbox colonial hadn't been updated much since it was built, but it had great bones. Our contractor started the kitchen …

Family Room