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Practically incompetent: How Britain gave up on DIY

There are three pieces of parental advice that stick in my mind, all delivered in one helpful burst by a father whose ability to show up my deficiencies, more than 30 years after this encounter, I’m constantly reminded of.<p>I was 16 and starting to outgrow the archaic domestic rules that constrict …

George Osborne

Shop Organization Projects with April Wilkerson

One of my recent favorite <i>YouTube</i> maker channels is April Wilkerson’s woodworking channel. April is a young Texas woman who, just a few years ago, basically knew nothing about woodworking. But she and her husband had a long list of improvements they wanted to make in their home and not a lot of …

Disturbing Yet Humanizing Portraits Of Gun Owners At Home

Come cozy up to the fireplace with your AK-47.<p>One evening, photographer Kyle Cassidy found himself at a dinner party, randomly seated next to a presidential campaign staffer who was lamenting the difficulty of crafting a message: how could he talk about guns in a way that would appeal to the widest …

A group of middle-aged whites in the U.S. is dying at a startling rate

A large segment of white middle-aged Americans has suffered a startling rise in its death rate since 1999, according to a review of statistics published Monday that shows a sharp reversal in decades of progress toward longer lives.<p>The mortality rate for white men and women ages 45-54 with less than …

Nailed It: Budget-Friendly Wall Art and Framing Ideas

The most striking (and strikingly simple) way to transform a room is to add art to the walls, especially when painting and wallpaper aren't an option. Custom framing and original artwork can blow your decorating budget, but these DIY projects and ideas will give you maximum design impact with …

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big …

10 Fabulous Furniture Hacks: See How We Cinderella'ed Some Boring Cabinets, a Bottomless Chair, and More

So the table you bought last year turned out not to be The One. Or the "adorably worn" cabinet you found at a flea market seemed like a less of a steal once you got it home. Not to worry: With new hardware, fresh paint, and other adjustments, almost any piece of furniture can be customized to fit …

Hacking

People from 1900s Detroit Photos Photoshopped Into Modern Day Ruins

The city of Detroit, Michigan has gone through huge economic and demographic changes over the past century. Once a booming car-making city with 1.85 …

Photography

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

These Beautiful Ladder Upcycles Will Completely Transform Your Home With Almost Zero Effort

Phil is an Editor at LittleThings. He loves writing and the outdoors. You can often find him at the movies or the park.<p>Anyone who knows me knows that …

Living Rooms

9 Essential Tools for Agile Product Development Teams

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The primary weapon for entrepreneurs building game-changing tech to take on large competitors is an efficient, productive development team. The big advantage of startups taking on a Goliath is the ability to go from concept to market …