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Amazon is adding Audible support to its entry-level Kindle

The cheapest Kindle is getting the best feature for those who'd rather listen to books than read them. Based on its listing (as found by <i>The Digital Reader</i>), Amazon is rolling out Audible support for the $80 device "in the coming months." The e-retail giant's older Kindles used to have the feature, …

My Home-Built Solar Panel Projects

My Home-Built Solar Panel Projects <br>Free electricity from the sun<p>I am a person who loves to build things. I'd rather build something than buy it, if I …

Conventional Wisdom: Invest 15% Of Yearly Income Once You Are Out Of Debt

Shares 40<p>When people talk about their investment plans, one of the first topics that invariably comes up is how much they should be investing. Should …

Gain Muscle Fast: Men's Health.com

<b>Listen to the Professionals</b>: After all, they are the experts. If you are looking for guidance on lifting or any other fitness regimens, check out <i>Men's Health</i> Personal Trainer. There are fitness and kinesiology experts on hand to provide instruction and advice. Sign up today.<p>Test Your Fast-Twitch …

Six Substitutions That Will Clean Up Your Grocery List

Meats<p><b>YES:</b> Grass-fed beef or bison, organic chicken or turkey, pork tenderloin<p><b>NO:</b> Grain-fedbeef, deli-sliced chicken or turkey, cured ham<p>■ Try to …

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Everytime I’ve done an <b></b>emergency fair, the most popular <b>alternative cooking</b> method that I demonstrate has been the <b>Rocket Stove</b> (by a long shot)! People …

How to Climb a Rope Like a Navy SEAL | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This post was written by Bryan Black and originally ran on ITS Tactical.</i><p>So why should you climb rope? First of all, if you’re not …

Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Advice from the pros<p>Dry-fit face frame parts so the best side of all the boards will be seen, avoiding stark grain color variations at joints. Label …

Woodworking

Deck Baluster Designs with Wood & Metal Railing Ideas

0<p>161<p>0<p>Small Deck Ideas<p>When many homeowners want to make a change to their house, they often chose to renovate their deck. This is one of the best …

Edge Banding Options for Plywood

Plywood often gets a bad rap in fine woodworking because of the quality of materials used in carpentry and the building trades. However, plywood is …

How to Cut Curves in Wood

Expert tips for marking, cutting and fine-tuning curves<p>Draw the sides and ends of the trammel. Trace around the base plate and drill holes for the …

Woodworking

DIY Air Conditioner From a 5 Gallon Bucket for Under $25

It can be expensive both in price and in energy to cool your RV when the weather warms up. Many smaller RV’s receive very little in the way of A/C …

Bathroom Cabinets Part 3: Medicine Cabinet

Bathroom Cabinets: Part 2

Bathroom Cabinets: Part 1

Bending Wood The Easy Way

Bending wood the easy way with steam heat so the wood becomes more pliable than at room temperature. Once heated you can bend the wood into shapes …

Make a Boomerang That Actually Comes Back!

Impossible Lock in Wood<p>PVC Class<p>I made one. Admittedly, mine was scaled to 3/4 of the full size in the plans, because I only had 3/16" plywood rather …

Make a 'natural Elbow' Boomerang

Introduction: Make a 'natural Elbow' Boomerang<p>For many years I’ve been designing, making and throwing boomerangs. At the beginning my booms were made …

Make a Hardwood Floor That Looks 3D From Your OWN Trees

Introduction: Make a Hardwood Floor That Looks 3D From Your OWN Trees<p>First Prize in the<br>Craftsman Tools Contest<p>View Contest<p>I have cut a lot of logs …

Woodworking

Ultimate Tool Storage Cabinets

A cabinet designed with tools in mind<p>This cabinet provides a home for all your tools. Park often-used power tools on the shelves and occasional-use …

Woodworking

How To Make Your Own Tent Footprint For $25

Footprints help extend the life of your tent by protecting its floor. But, they're inexplicably expensive. You can slash that price by half or more …

Snacks to Boost Testosterone | The Art of Manliness

Growing up, whenever the calendar paged over to December 1, our fridge and cupboards got stocked with certain kinds of foods that we normally didn’t …

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

Build DIY Solar Panels - Power of Solar Thermal

Solar energy usage is stil very limited, although it is possible to build DIY solar panels practically free of charge. The following videos are …

How To Make Extra-Efficient Solar Panels Using Old Blu-Ray Discs

Blu-ray discs' pretty color actually makes them great at capturing light.<p>You probably don't think of them that way, but Blu-ray discs have a gorgeous color. In fact, the same physics that gives butterfly wings and housefly eyes their iridescent shine are also at work on Blu-ray. All are examples of …

Solar Panels

How to Build a Homemade Water Heater

Hatchet Restoring (Viking-ish)<p>Build a Custom Camper Gypsy Wagon!<p>Rockets Class<p>I like your idea for my camp, but I found a much easier and less …

Water Heater

Make a Solar Water Heater for Under $5

Instructables user, TheNaib, has written a tutorial on how to create a solar thermal water heater for under five dollars. It will involve a fair …

Living Room Built-In Cabinets

Conquer Cold With DIY Hand Warmers

Keeping warm with chemistry<p>Cold weather makes for cold hands—unless, of course, you have a hand warmer. Don’t waste money on those cheap disposable ones. Instead, use kitchen chemistry to make your own reusable versions.<p>When vinegar and baking soda react, they form a compound called sodium acetate. …

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