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Riddle of the Week #10: Einstein's Riddle

Difficulty level: Hard<p>Legend has it that Einstein wrote this riddle when he was still a young man. Some claim that he would give these puzzles to students so they would be dissuaded from choosing him as an academic advisor, but as Stanford notes, "it is not likely that there is any truth to these …

Chili Mac and Cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add some salt and then the macaroni. Cook to al dente according to the …

Tesla’s solar roof rollout was ... meh. These other new solar power gadgets are cooler.

Last Friday evening, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled three new products. The rollout — scheduled, oddly, for 8:30 pm Eastern — had been hyped for weeks, but the actual event turned out to be a bit [sad trombone]. It was a fairly transparent bid to justify the proposed merger of Tesla and …

How to Wax Your Car

Get in the habit of giving your car a regular wax or polish and you'll thank yourself later.<p>Regular car waxing will improve your vehicle's look and prolong the life span of its paint. Learning how to wax and buff your car properly can save you a bunch of money over time.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>You'll need …

25 Skills Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Kids may not appreciate his finely crafted sense of humor, but there's still plenty they can learn from dear old dad.<p><b>Age 1:</b> You're new, I get it. Just remember, if it's hard or shiny, you're still too tiny. If it bounces or bends, it's all yours, my friend.<p><b>Age 2:</b> Let sleeping dads lie.<p><b>Age 3:</b> You'll …

5 Energy Vampires You Need to Kill

Outing an energy vampire probably isn't high on your list of house projects like, say, replacing worn carpet in the family room or installing outdoor safety lights. But it should be.<p><b>Heating and Cooling</b><p>Given how much Americans spend to heat and cool their homes—in 2013, approximately $2,177 per …

Home Improvement

Install an Electrical Outlet With Built-in USB Ports

Don't let those bulky USB adapters, like the big box at the end of your iPhone charger, hog your outlet space. Put in a power outlet with USB ports instead. Here's how.<p>I have a whole bunch of devices that are charged via USB, so I'm thinking about installing an electrical outlet with built-in …

Everything You Need to Know About LED Light Bulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle now that those beloved incandescents are disappearing? We're here to help.<p><b>Incandescent era, RIP. Like it or not, it's</b> time to move on. Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are gone—not banned, precisely, but phased out because the Energy Independence and Security …