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New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

Need a Quick Cardio and Strength Workout? Try This Trainer's HIIT Routine For Abs and Arms

We're all about workouts that are quick, effective, and target multiple areas at once. Online fitness coach Mila of trainwithmila shared her Miracle HIIT Abs and Arms Workout on Instagram, and it looks killer. The best part is that it doesn't require any equipment, which makes it easy to do …

Workouts

Police chief says Uber 'likely not' at fault in pedestrian accident

Yesterday, Uber called a halt to all self-driving tests after a highly publicized crash in Tempe, AZ, on Sunday evening. Now, it looks as though Uber might not be at fault for the accident. Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir told the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i>that, based on footage from the vehicle's …

Things You Should Know Before Building Your Own Home

Financial Decisions to Make Before Building Your Own Home<p>Updated March 14, 2018<p>Do not let the many types of decisions you will need to make dissuade …

People Are Suing Equifax in Small Claims Court and It's Totally Brilliant. Here's Why

Just imagine $5,500 times 143 million, and you'll see why this could be big trouble.<p>Last September, Christian Haigh learned he was one of the 143 million people in the U.S. whose information was hacked in the Equifax breach.<p>As you might recall, Equifax issued an apology that was almost laughable. …

Equifax

How to Install Crown Molding

Are you looking for ways to add ambiance and value to your home for little work at moderate cost? Then consider installing crown molding. After all, …

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking

Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Real Estate

9 Great New Products from the National Hardware Show

Tech, tools, and multi-use, are showing strong at this year's National Hardware Show.<p>The National Hardware Show is a great opportunity to check out the latest in home improvement tools, goods, and gear. Held annually in Las Vegas, this show brings out founders and inventors, who are passionate …

8 Ways to Patch Drywall

A lot of people understandably have a love/hate relationship with drywall. Take patching holes for example. When a fix comes out right, it’s hard not …

Home Improvement

How to Install Gutters

Gutters and downspouts are two unappreciated heroes of our homes. They don’t only protect our roofs, but they also greatly reduce foundation issues. …

Mac user? These 10 tricks will help you get more out of your machine

Mac users often know the ins and outs of their gear – after all, we’re generally talking about a passionate bunch who love their machine – but like most technology, it’s estimated we only use a small fraction of what a Mac can do.<p>If you’re like most, you stick to what you need, and don’t venture …

Operating Systems

Installing In-Wall/Ceiling Speakers: Part 2

Last month’s blog detailed the first part of the process of installing new speakers. Since planning <i>before</i> cutting is a massive part of retrofitting …

Learning Knife Sharpening

One of our favorite food geeks, Alex of French Guy Cooking, is at it again. This time, he breaks down the process of knife-sharping and looks at the tools involved, the physics involved, and he even does a little kitchen hack to create a stop for his whetstone on his sink divider.<p>As is often the …

Tesla has finally begun manufacturing solar roof tiles

Tesla has apparently begun manufacturing its solar roof tiles at its Buffalo, New York, factory, according to <i>Reuters</i>. The company is also starting the process of surveying the homes of people who placed a deposit on the tiles last year for installation purposes. We've reached out to Tesla for …

Tesla

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Three human-powered tools for maximum destruction

Whether you’re splitting wood or tearing down a whole house, these implements can do the job.<p>On its own, the human body stands zero chance against concrete or lumber. Armed with a sturdy tool, though, we can smash foundations and tear down walls. But don’t be hasty: Picking the wrong implement will …

Woodworking

How To Build A DIY Mobile Workbench With Shelves

Hi friends! I’m so excited to share my latest project with you: my new and improved DIY mobile workbench with shelves! If you recall, my old …

Tips for Mastering the Miter Saw

14 Ways to Make Safe, Accurate Cuts with No Tear-Out<p>by Tom Caspar<p>At first glance, using a miter saw appears quite simple. But to get good …

What to Know Before You Buy Recessed Lights

Before you decide to add a recessed light, also known as a can light, or decide which recessed or can light to install, there are a few things to …

How To Build A DIY Floating Deck With Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors

<b>How To Build a DIY Floating Deck</b><p>Hi friends, I’m so excited to share our biggest and best DIY project to date! We partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie to …

The Minimalist's Strength Workout

Like most athletes who would rather be outdoors running, riding, swimming, or hiking, I don’t set aside much time for the gym. Yet I fully realize the importance of building general strength and mobility—not just to support my outdoor activities, but also for everyday health and fitness. I’d like …

Workouts

Easy Lancashire Hotpot Recipe

The Irish have their stew, the Welsh have cawl and in Lancashire, they have hotpot. Lancashire Hotpot is probably the most famous dish to come from …

British Cuisine

The Best Primer for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets is easy — it's all the prep that goes into it that's hard. Removing the doors (and getting everything labeled so you …

Home Improvement

Prefab backyard studio now available as $6,800 DIY kit

It can be built in four to seven hours<p>Austin’s Sett Studio makes some pretty cool prefab backyard sheds, and now the firm is introducing a DIY option aimed at handy customers who want to tackle the project themselves—for a fraction of the cost. While Sett Studio’s designer tiny offices run between …

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: Pros and Cons

When deciding on new countertops, you’ll want to take several bits and pieces into consideration. Do you go with granite; a popular, trendy choice? …

16 Before-And-After Home Makeover Photos That Will Make You Say "Wow"

The glow-up is real.

Down

Meet your new favorite brunch recipe. This hearty, filling dish is both creamy and satisfying – and we know your guests will agree. There's nothing …

Breakfast

Top 10 Baked Ham Recipes

Here are ten great tasting baked hams, perfect for your Easter, Christmas, or Thanksgiving dinner, or for any festive family feast.<p>Most of these …

7 Cabinet Paint Brands You Can Rely On for a Flawless Finish

Given the staggering cost of new kitchen and bathroom cabinets, it's no wonder that homeowners often look to painting as a cost-effective alternative …

Home Improvement