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What the Heck Are Heat Pumps?

What the heck is a heat pump? Many of us try to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest clean energy technology. We’ve replaced our old …

Retirement: 8 financial choices you’ll regret in 5 years

If your goal is getting ahead financially, the formula for success is simple: Maximize tax-advantaged retirement accounts early, boost your savings with a Roth or traditional individual retirement account, choose investments you feel comfortable with and avoid debt like the plague. If you do those …

15 Impossible-to-Kill Outdoor Plants

With summer in full swing, it’s hard not to admire the yards and gardens around town that are filled with greenery and colorful blooms. If you’ve …

9 Places to Learn How to Code in 15 Minutes or Less a Day

These coding games and apps will help you learn how to program in no time flat.<p>I read with great interest a recent TechCrunch article from a developer named Basel Farag. In "Please Don't Learn to Code," the author makes a compelling case as to why courses and bootcamps for everyday people to learn …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

DIY Wall Mount Frame for Old iPhones: Reframe - Technabob

Got an old iPhone or two lying around unused? Instructables member Purincess may have a great woodworking project for you. He calls it Reframe, a …

DIY

DIY Parsons Nightstand

After living in our home for over four years, I can finally say, as of last weekend, our bedroom is completely finished! And what a soothing relief …

Woodworking

Inventive Ways to Use IKEA's IVAR All Over the House

The IVAR system is, by design, modular and customizable — which makes it particularly fun to see all the ways it gets wrangled and reshaped by its …

House Design

How to Make X-Wing Origami

It turns out that <i>Star Wars</i> origami is a thing and there are quite a number of video tutorials on YouTube for folding up X-wings, TIE fighters, Star Destroyers, even origami Yoda and Darth Vader. In this video from YouTuber Joe_Tutorials, he shows you how to fold up an amazingly detailed (and …

Crafting

13 Easy DIY Benches

Shares 265<p>I would love to have a garden to put a nice bench in. I would love to have a garden plot, period. Being that I have only dwelled in …

11 DIY Playroom Furniture Projects

I feel like I was super lucky as a kid to have a playroom. It was in the basement of our house and I loved that there was a space just for my brother …

Kids

13 Easy DIY Pallet Projects

Shares 510<p>Ever since a few years ago when I saw a bed on Pinterest made out of pallet boards, I have wanted to do some projects. Unfortunately, I …

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

Science Fiction

A Lifeless Bathroom Takes a Moody Turn

A little molding — and a daring wall color — offer the space a new 'tude.<p>It can be frustrating when you're faced with a small, blank canvas and realize that you don't have room for all of your ideas. Laser focus on a clear vision is essential for making an impact, and often this means taking one …

This Design Technique Will Make Any Home Look More Expensive

Custom details can make the simplest of rooms more elegant. One especially easy and wallet-friendly custom upgrade is applied molding, sometimes called "picture boxing." This technique involves measuring and mounting molding directly to the walls, often in square or rectangular forms. The end …

Hardscaping 101: Pea Gravel

How did pea gravel get its name? We’ll give you one guess.<p>As gravel goes, it doesn’t get any better. These rounded fragments of pea-size stone crunch …

Landscaping

Quirky Discipline Rules That Work

Redshirts

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Ensign Andrew Dahl has just been assigned to the Universal Union Capital Ship <i>Intrepid</i>, flagship of the Universal Union since the year 2456. It's a prestige posting, and Andrew is thrilled all the more to be assigned to the ship's Xenobiology laboratory.<p>Life couldn't be …

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

Articles about photo week tiny green oasis on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to …

Social Media

Bedding Disrupters: Luxury Linens for Less, Online Edition

Last month we told you about seven mattress startup companies aiming to take a bite out of the multibillion-dollar American mattress trade. (See The …

Shopping

Linen Logic: 20 Tips for Taking Care of Your Bedding

New York–based Swedish designer Anki Spets has been making luxuriously minimalist bed linens for the past 25 years. I discovered her company Area via …

Sewing

21 Father's Day Books for Every Dad on Your List

Gift suggestions for every type of dad in your life, from dreamers to jokers to Hyperloop builder wannabes.

Books

26 essential science fiction novels to get you ready for tomorrow

Tomorrow's world isn't that far away. Here's our selection of sci-fi novels that think about the world we are making - books both old and new.<p>A while …

Build a Quick and Easy Clamp Rack

This simple clamp rack provides easy-access storage for a number of different clamp styles. It only takes about an hour or two to build, and uses common materials, making it a great project for those looking to organize their shop. Check out the photos to see how to hang C-clamps, bar clamps, and …

The best recent science fiction novels – review roundup

Eric Brown on Alastair Reynolds’ Poseidon’s Wake, Sarah Lotz’s Day Four, Kit Reed’s WHERE, Ian Whates’s Pelquin’s Comet, Amanda Downum’s Dreams of Shreds and Tatters and Stefan Mohamed’s Bitter Sixteen<p>A former astronomer with the European Space Agency, Alastair Reynolds writes expansive, …

Father's Day Ad From Toyota Japan Captures The Emotional Ride Of Parenthood

To celebrate Father's Day, Toyota Japan released a heartwarming ad that tells the story of a dad and daughter growing up together -- from both of their perspectives.<p>Titled "Loving Eyes," the video begins with a montage from the father's point of view, as he puts a "Baby in car" sticker on his car, …

Seveneves

• <b>Author:</b> Neal Stephenson<p>From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.<p>What would happen if the world were ending?<p>A catastrophic …

Books