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Top 10 Summer Lawn Care Tips

posted by Randy Lemmon -<p>8 minutes ago<p>The heat is on! And, coupled with our recent serious lack of rain, it's creating problems in many yards – …

Gardening

The Back Pain Repair Manual

Don't rely on the Advil bottle anymore.<p>If you’ve ever, like me, relied on an Advil bottle to get you through a weekend project, you know how frustrating back pain can be. You don’t need to be a bricklayer to feel beat up. Being handy is tough on the body.<p>"Gravity is always pulling down, making our …

Pain

Chinese Duck and Shiitake Dumplings (Jiao Zi)

Preparation<p>Make the dough:<p>Pour the flour into a mound on a clean work surface. Make a deep, wide well in the center and pour in 1/2 cup cold water. …

Food & Dining

How To Grow Ginger in Pots : Care, Uses and Benefits

Are you looking for easy tips on how to grow ginger in pots? If so, you are lucky as today, we are about to show you how one can grow this amazing</b> …

Gardening

This Is the Chillest, Easiest Way to Poach an Egg

Somehow, in the last few weeks, I have become someone who wakes up at 6:30 a.m. I did not choose this path—I would always rather be sleeping, …

Breakfast

The best foods for arthritis symptoms – new research

Osteoarthritis is the most common of the more than 200 forms of arthritis, affecting more than 20% of the population. Unfortunately, there are …

Nutrition

The Complete Guide To Stir-Fry Cooking [Infographic]

Image: iStock<p>Once you know the basics of stir-frying, an endless variety of quick and healthy dishes will await you. These infographics from Cook …

Cooking

Easy Step-by-Step Guide to Tomato Container Gardening

<b>Sponsored by Bonnie Plants®</b><p>What's better than a garden-fresh homegrown tomato: the satisfaction of growing it yourself. How's that for knowing where …

Gardening

DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Bean Teepee Garden Supports

Are you one of those that make a continual effort to maximize their narrow patio?<p>Do not worry because even tiny spaces in your new or old home can be …

Gardening

Music in the Round #91: Parasound Halo A 52+

For some years now, I've tried to free myself from playing physical media and get all my music organized on a server. It's not that I don't enjoy …

Audiophile

How to Drill Straight and Square Holes without a Drill Press

Sure, every once in a while, you choose to intentionally drill a hole at a specific angle. Perhaps your compound joinery demands it, or you're going …

How To Grow An Unlimited Amount Of Tomatoes Using JUST 4 SLICES And Some Dirt!

Tomatoes are probably the most favorite ingredients and most commonly used in a salad. However, their use doesn’t stop there. From decoration of the …

Tomatoes

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

The best projector for a home theater

<i>By Chris Heinonen</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>The Sony VPL-HW45ES is the best projector for a dedicated home …

13 Foods That Could Be Affecting Your Sleep

<i>This article originally appeared on Cooking Light.</i><p>It’s a strange phenomenon that you can pour yourself a glass of red wine at dinner and somehow find …

25 Bottles of Argentine Malbec to Drink Right Now

Whether you're drinking for Malbec World Day or just looking for a solid bottle to pair with dinner, these wines won't do you wrong.<p>The rise of …

As Cuba Changes, Orquesta Akokán Revives The Golden Age Of Mambo

Orquesta Akokán takes its name from the Yoruba word meaning "from the heart." The group's self-titled debut album, released in March, draws deep from the soul and history of Cuba, reviving the spirit of the big-band <i>orquestas</i> of decades past like Buena Vista Social Club and Orquesta Aragón.<p>The …

Cuba

Why you shouldn't mow the law every week

If you're in the habit of mowing your lawn at least once a week, you may want to consider mowing less after knowing what we know.<p>We get it—there’s nothing as satisfying as looking out at a freshly mowed lawn on a summer’s day. Mowing your lawn means keeping those weeds and wildflowers tame around …

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

11 Tools to Take Your Woodworking Projects from Hammer & Nails to Fit & Finished

Most of us get into woodworking from a practical point of view: we need to work on something around the house, so we head to the home center and get …

Woodworking

A Visit to Focal in France

"When good Americans die, they go to Paris."—Oscar Wilde<p>There is a particular art that many Americans have mastered, involving the collective …

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

What Is The Healthiest Oil For Deep Frying? The Crispy Truth

Deep-fried foods have always been popular.<p>They are a part of many traditional cuisines, and are also a staple of the fast-food …

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The art of speaker design, explained by a master

Designing speakers is a juggling act, says ELAC’s Andrew Jones.<p>I've had a number of chats with ELAC's Andrew Jones about speaker design over the years. He started out as a research engineer for KEF in 1983, then moved to Infinity and Pioneer, the latter where he was chiefly responsible for their …

Audiophile

Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Long exposure to loud noises, such as attending a concert with no ear protection, can damage the delicate structures within the ear. This can cause a …

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

Braised Short Ribs

Enjoy these savory and desitinctive short-ribs recipes including beet-braised, stout-braised and madeira-braised.

New Blood Pressure App's Accuracy To Challenge Traditional Arm Cuff and Electronic Devices

Easy to use, accurate and efficient, this new blood pressure monitoring technology was published the journal Science Translational Medicine<p>The new BP …