Deborah Smetana

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CHART: Samsung Is Catching Up To Apple In Smartphone Loyalty

iPhone users are notably devoted to Apple, with few making the switch to other handset-makers when they upgrade. But now Samsung users are catching up in terms of brand loyalty.<p>Roughly three out of four existing iPhone users in the U.S., U.K, and Australia who upgraded last year chose to upgrade to …

Mobile

Start Planning Your Garden

With the new year upon us, it’s time to start planning your garden. For some, your planning (and seedlings) are already under way. For others …

'How-To' Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

It’s garden harvest season, and what to do with all of that bounty? You can only eat so much of it while it’s still fresh, you may give some of it …

Food Dehydrator Basics

A food dehydrator is just one of many ‘tools’ and methods used to preserve food for preparedness. While no single method is ideal for all …

Raising Ducks and Geese: A Homesteader’s Guide to Waterfowl - Homesteading and Livestock

Whether you raise them for fun or frugality, ducks and geese are great additions to a homestead. They forage for much of their own food, need only a …

10 Herbs To Grow in the Survival Garden

For many, the time has come to plan our summer gardens. Given the overwhelming interest in recent articles about essential oils, I decided to revisit …

Alternative Medicine

5 Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Pat Callahan is Delaware Valley College's director of grounds, landscape, and turf, who also helps PopMech with the mower tests we run on the college's pristine grounds. Here, he gives us his top five tips for building and maintaining raised beds.<p><b>Raised beds carry a litany of advantages</b> that make …

Skill Builder: Arduino 101

Ever heard of Arduino? It’s an awesome programmable microprocessor (mini computer) that you can make do almost anything! Its main purpose is to make sensors react to actuators (lights, motors, and more). This primer will help you get started with Arduino and a little bit of coding.<p>The Arduino …

Sun Jar DIY

They light up my life, they bring me hope, to carry on …<p>But these DIY Solar Jars really do light up my life!<p><b>Sun Jar DIY How To</b><p>* Spray jars with …

Raised Garden Beds - Tutorial

The advantages of a raised garden bed include the ability to plant in any location or areas of your yard that were not possible before – they’re a …

How to survive pollen season (without locking yourself inside the house)

Do seasonal allergies make you feel cooped up and crazy? Pollen-proof your life with these 20 tips.<p>Hello, spring. Hello birds, bees, and blossoms … …

Sinusitis

17 easy-to-start seeds for beginner gardeners

Think you can't grow anything? Try these easy-to-grow seeds in your garden and you might begin to think you have a green thumb.<p>Starting your own …

Gardening

New FACTUM High Speed Sintering 3D Printer, Prints Objects In Under a Second

The biggest obstacle to widespread adoption of 3D printers as a manufacturing tool, as well as a tool for the home, has been the speeds at which …

How to make an outdoor brick oven from recycled materials

My husband had wanted to build a pizza oven ever since he saw one at River Cottage, so we decided we would build one in as part of the permaculture …

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Unique Spring Party Ideas To Celebrate The New Season

I don’t know about you, but the promise of warmer weather and new blooms has put me in the mood to throw a <b>spring party</b>! I’m a big fan of that realm …

Cottonwood Farm

Please, please, pretty please can I go to Cottonwood Farm? Right now? Do not pass go, do not collect $200? I'm exhausted. I think it's Monday. I …

20 Woven Wall Hangings to Inspire, Buy or DIY

I’ve been a textile nut for as long as I can remember, and I’ve so enjoyed watching the way that vintage-style woven wall hangings have come back in …

A Textile Artist Lives and Works in Brooklyn

Before Rachel Gottesman moved into this Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment (just 2.5 months ago), she lived in a small one-bedroom in Chicago. While …

12 Best Paint Colors for Your Foyer

Drench the space in a rich, welcoming hue.<p>How do you make a dramatic entrance? Drench the space in a rich, welcoming hue.

Easy 10 Ways To Spruce Up Your Garden For Spring

Spring is here, even if the temperatures in your backyard aren’t agreeing! It’s time to think about landscaping and cleaning up the garden once …

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The Best Non-Toxic Cleaners That You Already Have at Home

• Soy sauce is an excellent degreaser. Try using it to clean stove grease off your range hood, tea kettle, and backsplash.<br>• Ketchup and soy sauce both …

Dry Skin

29 Built-In Bookshelves Ideas For Your Home

Built-in solutions are cool for modern homes because they save space and look stylish: even if you have enough space, why not get some more? They …

Architecture

Weekend Spring Cleaning Strategies That Make A Big Impact

Spring is officially here, and it’s time to celebrate the new season. Each March, I get a big burst of spring cleaning energy. Sometimes it hits when …

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Fender Floor Lamp

Some of the most interesting interiors have a mix of modern and traditional elements, which is why some of us are always drawn towards pieces with a …

Furniture

Amazing Blooms to Get You Psyched for Spring

What's sprouting up on Instagram.<p>Get ready to swoon over the bright flowers and fresh greens sprouting-up on Instagram.