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Get Started Growing: 5 Easy Small Vegetable Garden Ideas To Try

If you’re thinking about starting a small vegetable garden but feel like a total newbie, here are some simple ideas to get you moving towards growing …

Pit Barrel Cooker

Get perfectly cooked meat in less time with the Pit Barrel Cooker. Built around a 30 gallon steel drum, this "vertical cooker" combines the qualities …

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24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

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How To Score and Stain Concrete So It Looks Like Wood

<i>Don’t miss out! Follow DIYcozyHome.com on Facebook and bring more love and life into your home.</i><p>Our back patio is a giant slab of gray concrete and I …

Toyota Tacoma Polar Expedition Truck

The standard Tacoma is one tough truck — but if you're trying to make it to the South Pole, you're going to need something a bit beefier. Something …

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Lynx Smart Grill

Take the guesswork out of your grilling with the Lynx Smart Grill. This voice-activated wonder automatically cooks your food based on your commands, …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

Ana White | Picnic Table that Converts to Benches - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: …

Couple survives 50-foot fall from overpass in Toyota

It doesn't matter the make or model - modern vehicles are technological miracles when it comes to occupant protection. Take this story out of New York City, which involved two people going for a very wild ride in a Toyota Matrix.<p>Carlos and Raquel Broadbelt were on the Cross Bronx Expressway …

How to test your garden's soil

Soil is a key ingredient in successful gardening, so get to know it better<p>When it comes to what you can grow in your garden (and more importantly, what you can't), few things are as important as soil. Especially because, to a very large extent, you are stuck with the soil Mother Nature has given …

How to Make Cheeto-Crusted Jalapeño Poppers

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: You don't even have to know the rules of the game to enjoy the year's biggest day in football -- at least not when Molly Yeh's game-changing,</i> …

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How to Make a Four Season Room from a Porch

Step 1<p>Remove Old Screen Panels<p>Begin by pulling away the molding or stops that hold the old screen panels into place. Once these have been removed, …

Do-It-Yourself DIY Screened-In Porch

Screen Tight is the better way to replace or install porch screening.<p><i>Article from Today’s Homeowner (now This Old House). By Joseph Truini.</i> …

Scion trying to build business case for FR-S convertible as Subaru bows out

Hope may remain for a convertible version of the Scion FR-S, according to a report from <i>Ward's Auto</i>. You'll recall that rumors were swirling about the feasibility of a rear-drive Toyobaru convertible as early as October, and that back in November, Subaru – which makes the FR-S, Subaru BRZ and Toyota …

5 Easy Tips to Grow Great Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a big part of our garden – and over the years, through both the glory of success – and the agony of failure – we’ve learned a lot of …

How To Turn Your Backyard into a Four-Season Farm

According to Jack Algiere, the Vegetable Farm Manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, turning your garden into a four-season farm is …

Beginner Raised Bed Gardening Guide

For centuries, people have been growing in raised beds. Since these are merely planting beds where the soil level is higher than that on the paths …