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How to Soundproof a New Home From Road Noise

credit: Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images<p>Step 1<p>Install carpeting, rugs, and/or insulation tile to help dampen the sounds coming into your …

Home Improvement

This tiny $37 accessory will be the best thing that ever happened to your Apple Watch

It doesn’t matter which Apple Watch generation you have or which model you wear, the same $37 device will be the best Apple Watch accessory you ever …

8 Disney World Restaurants You Absolutely Can't Miss

Making reservations. Like right now.<p>Everyone knows the best part of Disney is the food (there, we said it). While you might be inclined to grab a copious amount of churros, turkey legs, and Mickey-shaped everything while roaming the parks, these restaurants might convince you to save room for …

5 Golden Rules for Raising Mentally Strong Kids

Give your kids the skills they'll need to tackle life's toughest challenges head-on.<p>When my first book, <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, hit the shelves, readers kept asking me the same question over and over again: "How do I teach my kids how to be mentally strong?"<p>I was thrilled to learn …

31 Stock Tank Pool Designs and Ideas

01 of 32<p>Repurposing Those Galvanized Tubs and Troughs<p>Move over, above-ground and kiddie pools. Stock tank pools–those round, shallow, shiny …

Landscaping

5 things to consider before installing smart light switches

When turning your old, dumb house into a smart home, one of the best places to start is with lighting. For starters, you can test the waters with a single smart bulb or set of lights — letting you dip a toe in the smart light pool before diving in head-first.<p>When it comes to smart lighting, one of …

Home Automation

Urban dwellers will like the sound of these noise-canceling windows

One of the joys of living in the countryside must surely be pushing open the windows each morning to allow the soothing sounds of birdsong to float …

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Cooking

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

7 Signs Your Kid Needs More Discipline

Is your child secretly running the show? Here's what to do.<p>No parent sets out to raise an undisciplined kid. But sometimes you make compromises (“You …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 3

Risotto, stews and steamed shellfish from chefs including Nigel Slater and Margot Henderson. Recipes selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>A very French style dish, rich with butter and cream but sharp with tangy apple and mustard. Try to find good quality pork loin chops with plenty of fat, which keeps …

The 20 best one-pot recipes: part 1

Observer Food Monthly’s recipe selection, from Nigella Lawson’s roast chicken to Anna Jones’s magic veg spaghetti<p>• 20 best one-pot recipes: part 2<p>I am back to familiar territory with this: the smell of chicken roasting with lemon, rosemary and garlic has always seemed to me the essence of all that …

PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms | PBS About

PBS<p><b>PBS AND STATIONS LAUNCH 24/7 PBS KIDS CHANNEL, EXPANDING ACCESS TO THE #1 CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL MEDIA BRAND ON TV AND DIGITAL PLATFORMS</b><p><i>Recent</i> …

Kids

Marie Kondo: How to clear out sentimental clutter

The very personal stuff in our homes is the hardest to lose but unless it ‘sparks joy in your heart’, says Marie Kondo, you should get rid of it. Here she tells us seven ways to effectively deal with the detritus of family life<p>Even if you’re good at clearing the clutter out of your home, the …

A New Innovation for Type 2 Diabetes

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>It is often the simple fixes …

7 ways of saving money when building a new home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting time, especially in terms of budget, but don't let fear stop you from designing and erecting your …

Personal Finance

Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints

NEW YORK (AP) — Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.The PhotoScan app for iPhones and Android phones will …

Android Phones

10 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Every Skill Level

From novice to advanced, these woodworking projects will challenge and delight.<p>Woodworking is an amazing hobby—as well as vocation, that can last a lifetime. These 10 woodworking projects are straight from our editors, and are accessible to woodworkers of all skill levels. Most projects include …

101 Businesses You Can Start With Less Than $100

Have you ever dreamed of starting your own business? If so, what’s holding you back? If not having enough money to get started, then I’ve got some excellent news for you. You can start countless businesses for under a $100.<p>Over they years I've done many odd jobs to pay bills. While it's not always …

DIY Report Cards

Last year, when my oldest daughter was in first grade, her dad and I did something fairly unusual: when the school sent her report card, we didn't show it to her. Why would we? It was a bunch of random letters that said nothing about what she had actually done. Worse still, these letters didn't …

5 Books to Help You Raise Happy, Thoughtful Tweens and Teens

“Kids don’t come with an instruction manual” is an old adage I heard a lot when I first became a mom. But based on the vast number of parenting books …

Parenting

How to Hide Ugly Wire Shelving!!

Need a simple solution on how to hide ugly wire shelving in your rental? Check out this inexpensive and clever idea of getting those shelves looking …

Deck box plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step diy project is about <b>deck box plans</b>. If you want to add storage space to your backyard, building a deck box is a possible solution …

How to Install Vinyl Siding -- the Home Exterior That's Hot Again

Vinyl siding has long been popular as a home exterior covering -- it's used in one-quarter of new single-family homes being built today. Yes, some deride it as tacky or pass. Comedians have used it for years as a punchline. But here's the reality: It's relatively cheap, lasts for decades, looks way …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

How to Fix a Broken Air Conditioner

Tips to get your air conditioner up and running without calling a pro.<p>Air conditioners work hard to keep you cool, and you don't realize how much you rely on them until you are stuck in a sweltering room with no relief. If your air conditioner suddenly goes out, there is no need to panic. Follow …

No-sweat, flush-fit, inset drawers

Inset drawers give a modern, clean look to your furniture projects while speaking volumes about your craftsmanship. But the "reveals" (the gaps …

Woodworking

How To: Send Your Kids Back to School with These DIY Fruit Roll-Ups

As a child, you probably spent some time trailing an adult at the grocery store. You lovingly eyed the aisle with brightly colored fruit snacks, …

Apple computers are expensive — here’s how to build your own superfast Mac at a fraction of the price

So what's the solution if you want a super-powerful Mac computer without paying that high price tag? Build your own, of course!<p>Do-it-yourself Mac computers are called "Hackintosh" computers by the people who build them. And you can absolutely build your own.<p>Jesse Guardiani from the createthis …

Computer Hardware