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25 Inventive DIY Phone Cases

A while back we featured our favorite cases for folks who love to make things, but what about cases you can actually make? Many of these cases are specific to iPhone but the methods could easily be applied to all sorts of different phone cases, tablet covers, and the like. Here are 25 inventive …

Gear & Gadgets

40 Genius No-Sew DIY Projects

Don’t count sewing as part of your creative repertoire? No worries, there are tons of incredible things you can still do using fabric! Home decor, fashion accessories, pet items – the sky is the limit. Here are 40 DIY projects you can do without needle, thread, or a sewing machine!<p>1. Utensil …

DIY Tip: Thicken Your Epoxy For Even More Versatility

A couple of recent repair project remind PopMech's home blogger of the utility of thickening epoxy.<p>Adding a thickening agent, or a filler, to a two-part epoxy mix advances your game to a new level. I've needed epoxy twice in the last few months, and the contrast of my two experiences illustrates …

101 Headboard Ideas That Will Rock Your Bedroom

101 headboard ideas might sound like a lot but we’ve actually only begun to analyze the options. The headboard is a crucial element in any bedroom. …

Interior Design

10 Inspiring Furniture Makeovers

Feeling creative these days? Me too! It must be all of this summer sunshine and color! I recently came across an article about an inspiring furniture …

Colorful DIY Dressers That Pack a Punch

Dressers are the storage hub of the bedroom. From socks and t-shirts to jewelry, a chest of drawers is an organizing essential in every home. Give …

Before & After: Sara's DIY Block Quilt Patio

<i>"What I really wanted were some beautiful Moroccan or geometric tiles, but those were way over my budget, so I got the idea to paint cement pavers</i> …

5 great summer apps

Whether you're taking an epic vacation or staycationing, the right apps can help make your summer more fun, and safer, too. We found five that we …

How to make sure your generator works when you need it

When Tropical Storm Andrea roared up the East Coast recently dropping buckets of rain, it underscored the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Be on the lookout for Bed Bath Beyond coupons you can use online

You have to love those Bed Bath & Beyond coupons. The housewares retailer not only gives you 20 percent or $5 off a single item for in-store …

Seeking folks age 60 and over with inadequate 401(k)s

For an article on 401(k) retirement plans, Consumer Reports is interested in hearing from people age 60 and over who find their 401(k) balances …

Make your own granola bar

Before tossing a box of store-bought granola bars laden with artificial ingredients and who knows what into your picnic basket this weekend, consider …

Should I take aspirin to help prevent a heart attack or stroke?

It depends. Before considering aspirin therapy, however, you should talk with your doctor about how the risks and benefits apply to you. Aspirin can …

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Some printers use up ink much faster than others

Printer ink might be the most expensive liquid you buy—and tests from Consumer Reports show that some printers use far more of it than others, to …

Tire Maintenance Tips for Safe Road Trips

It’s summer road-trip season. AAA estimates that a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the July 4 holiday …

4 smart-phone tips you may not have heard yet

You may think you know everything about using your smart phone, but there may be a few nuggets of wisdom that you haven't come across yet.<p><b>Rescue a</b> …

Heads up: Garmin to shine navigation guidance on your windshield

To reduce driver distraction, Garmin is introducing an aftermarket heads-up display that works with smart phones to shine navigation information on …

Essentials for your summer camping trip

July, which happens to be National Park and Recreation Month, offers a perfect chance to explore America's more than 400 national parks. If camping …

Pricey Garmin and Magellan GPS navigators add features that may not be worth the cost

With more drivers turning to their smart phones for turn-by-turn directions, leading portable navigation device makers Garmin and Magellan are taking …

Longevity annuity alleviates worries about outliving your money

You might be confident that your nest egg will fund your lifestyle until 85. But what if you live to 95? Longevity annuities, or longevity insurance, …

This Is What A $1.7 Million Aston Martin One-77 Looks Like In The Shop

Ever wondered what the carbon fiber beauty that is the Aston Martin One-77 looks like getting a service in Santiago, Chile? Pretty amazing.<p>These …

2014 Maserati Ghibli

It really is a baby Quattroporte.<p><b>We’ve driven the Maserati Ghibli—click here and here to read our reviews!</b><p>Its hand forced by the faceless and unrepentant spoilsport known as the internet, Maserati has released the first images of the 2014 Ghibli ahead of its debut at this year’s Shanghai auto show. …

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept

A DBR1 for the 21st Century, this roadster previews future Aston design cues.<p>During Aston Martin’s 100 years of existence, it has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans just once, and that was way back in 1959 (with no less than Carroll Shelby and Roy Salvadori as co-drivers). If it’s shocking that a …

Make a Super Simple Smartphone-to-SLR Adapter Using an Extra Eyepiece

This weird looking contraption is a homemade adapter that lets you shoot digital photographs with a smartphone through the viewfinder of an SLR. …

Conscientious Extended | On Process

This photographs looks like an image made using the wet-plate process, but it’s merely a simulation if you will. I took this picture with my minipad, …

Make Your Own Lovely Modern Copper Hanging Light Fixture

Copper lighting fixtures have been popping up all over the place lately, and these modern pieces are striking in almost any home. But if the prices …

43 Awesome Garden Stone Paths

Stones paths in a garden are amazing because they look very natural and simple, and that’s why it’s the best variant in case you have a Japanese or …

32 Amazing Pebble Garden Paths

Garden paths are important for garden décor, they help to create a mood. Stone paths are a great variant for a garden design close to nature, and …

Landscaping