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Best beard oils 2018: the GQ guide

Tame your beard into top condition as GQ provides the best beard oils suitable for all skin and hair types<p>Want to transform your facial fuzz from …

Men's Fashion

Plant Based Diet: 16 Edible Flowers to Grow

The beauty of flowers sometimes makes us believe that appearance is all they have to offer. But like other edible plants, flowers can bring to our …

11 Garden Ideas to Steal from the Coast of Maine

The rocky coast of Maine is known for being a little weather-worn, with Down East charm: old gray Adirondack chairs, hardy plantings that can stand …

Genius Hacks to Beautify the 5 Biggest Eyesores in Your Home (Yes, Even Popcorn Ceilings)

It turns out that the littlest problem areas in your home can have a huge impact not just on your design, but also on your mood. If it's popcorn …

3 Things You Should Know Before Installing Shiplap in Your Home

Open a decor magazine, scroll through Pinterest, or log onto Instagram, and chances are good you'll come across a beautiful room with walls decked …

5 Things to Do in Your New Kitchen Before You Move In

So you're moving, huh? Congratulations! While moving itself is stressful, the prospects of a new place are usually always exciting. It's a fresh …

35 Perfect Porches For Lazing Al Fresco

The best porches and verandas have all the style of an outdoor room, plus the beauty of nature.<p>While away the sunny season in style with these chic outdoor design ideas.

Gardening 101: Lady’s Mantle

Lady’s Mantle, <i>Alchemilla mollis</i>: “Gentle Alchemy”<p><i>Alchemilla mollis</i> is ubiquitous in English cottage gardens for good reason. Lady’s mantle is an …

10 Ways We Use Smart Home Devices To Make Our Home More Efficient (& More Fun)

<i>“Smart home technology is cool, but is it actually worth it?”</i> That’s the question we asked ourselves for years as we cautiously watched the trend …

10 Privacy Screen Ideas That’ll Keep Your Neighbors From Snooping

You’re avoiding your backyard because you feel there is very little privacy and you are worried your neighbours can see every move and hear every …

5 Affordable Ways to Make your Home Feel More Luxurious

Creating a luxury retreat in your own home may seem like an expensive and overwhelming task. Opulent furniture and upscale décor come to mind when we …

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The perils of painting a concrete porch that’s never been painted before

By Jeanne Huber<p><i>Q: I have an older concrete porch that has never been painted. I will be painting it with patio latex paint. I plan on cleaning with TSP (trisodium phosphate) and then applying a concrete bonding primer. Do I need to acid-etch before painting with primer?</i><p><b>A:</b> You’re smart to be careful …

Home Improvement

The Best Amazon Echo Accessories Under $50

How to use Alexa as an intercom

Since Amazon first enabled voice calling and messaging between its Echo-branded smart speakers, it's also added various ways Alexa users can communicate with one another using their Echo speakers, be it with friends or family members across the country or across the house.<p>Drop In, for instance, …

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Men's Fashion

12 Broccoli Recipes to Get You Beyond Steamed

When I was a kid I hated broccoli. Like Brussels sprouts, another often-unappreciated brassica, broccoli's reputation has been marred by decades of bad steaming and boiling. Overcooked broccoli is an abomination, with a mushy texture and a flavor that is somehow both bland and off-tasting. But at …

Three Variations on Asparagus alla Milanese

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>There was a moment, about fifteen years ago, when New York City chefs seemed to collectively discover asparagus <i>alla Milanese</i>. The infatuation lasted at least a couple years, if not longer. Casual Italian restaurants that had …

Italian Food

Learning Kitchen Knife Skills | The Art of Manliness

1 Onion, diced<br>2 Tomatoes, roughly chopped<br>1 Jalapeno, finely diced<br>2 Cloves Garlic, minced<p>As someone who writes recipes for a living, it’s my job to …

The Best Smart Locks 2018 – Reviews | Features | Security

The pins inside the locking mechanism prevented the wooden bolt securing the door from being moved. If the correct key was used, it would push the …

Everything you need to know about fitting smart plugs and switches

Making your current home smarter is easier and more affordable than you think, thanks to a wide range of internet-connected plugs and switches.<p>Smart …

Home Automation

Getting started with Alexa and smart home tech for under $100

It’s hard to believe how much the price of smart home tech has come down. We show a bunch of ways to save money, including a configuration that will …

Wild Turkey and Matthew McConaughey release a new small batch bourbon

The small batch bourbon required a two year, proprietary process to create.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Named Wild Turkey's Creative Director in 2016, …

How to organize messy cords at home

16 Attic Design Ideas to Take Your Space Way Beyond Storage

Is your attic currently only being used for storage? If so, you’re not alone. Too many of us are guilty of taking older or rarely used items and …

Amazon Echo Just Added Music, Radio And Podcasts To Alexa's Routines

Alexa Routines are a useful way to trigger a bunch of different actions with a single voice command on your Amazon Echo. Now, they're getting even …

Amazon Echo

How to Stream Music In Multiple Rooms Using Your Smart Speakers

Our smart speakers continue to get smarter over time, and one of the features recently added to the kit made by Amazon and Google is support for …

5 Overlooked Plants That Can Survive In The (Almost) Dark

We've talked a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don't get tons of natural light. You probably …

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Men's Fashion

What is Shiplap, Anyway?

Shiplap is the building material everyone's talking about, thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's <i>Fixer Upper</i>, who use it on pratically …