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How to Make Your Own Solar Hot Water Heater

Heating water for our homes is one of the largest drains of energy, but for those who have had a cold shower on a chilly day, hot water is …

Water Heater

Native Plants: 10 Alternatives to Invasive Garden Invaders

The Pilgrims were not the only foreign settlers to come over on the Mayflower. The first exotic plants also ventured to the New World with early …

No More Unused Space: Fit More Storage in a Tiny Bathroom

When it comes to small space living, making the most of <i>all</i> of your available space is everything. Not everyone has sprawling bathrooms with expansive …

75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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“Unpaywall” Is New Tool For Accessing Research Papers For Free

As anyone who has tried to pursue even a little bit of academic research can attest, publishers charge an arm-and-a-leg to access studies if you are …

How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are expensive, you might not have room for a big, industrial-looking block in your home, and you …

Not sure? Here's a tutorial for building your own tiny house

So you've seen all manner of awesome tiny homes, and now you're considering building one yourself. To start off, you'll need to develop your own …

Make Your Own Gaming Table With Built-in Game Storage

My son and I enjoy playing board games together. We used to use the kitchen table, but sometimes it wasn't quite big enough to hold all the game …

Woodworking

A modern cabin in the woods

Do you ever wish that you could just get away from it all and retreat to a cabin in the woods? We do, all the time, so imagine our delight when we …

By drawing 50 'states' according to income, study reveals 'developing countries' within the U.S.

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography.<p>If that were the case, residents of the poorest state in the union would have a median household income that's just above …

Many For-Profit College Graduates Earn Less Than Minimum Wage

About a third of recent for-profit college graduates attended career-training programs whose typical graduate annually earns less than the federal …

Why Genetics Are Key to Understanding New Ways of Teaching and Learning

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Salman Rushdie recently caused controversy by bemoaning the lack …

Research

5 Awesome DIY Sites To Create Your Own Apps

I have an idea, I have an app builder<br>Uh! DIY-App!<p>Alright, calm down. We know that was a dumb take on a dumb song. But the point is, building apps has …

Apps

How to build your own drone

Drones are becoming more and more prevalent - from delivering medicine to remote areas to even illegally taking phones into prisons. When Verson …

DIY Solar Water Heater! – Solar Thermal COPPER COIL Water Heater!

“DIY Solar Water Heater. A Homemade “flat panel” COPPER COIL Solar Water Heater. Easy DIY. Full Instructions. Super hot temps (sustained at 165F+). …

Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: The Basics

Building a Cedar-Strip Canoe: The Basics<p>Updated on February 23, 2018<p>I love the adventure and experience of canoe camping—packing food and camping …

DIY Energy Generation Projects: 7 Amazing Ideas

The ultimate goal of every respectable prepper is to get off the grid completely and live a free, happy and fulfilling life, enjoying nature and the …

Washing Machines

Jigsaw cutting techniques | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>jigsaw cutting techniques</b>. The jigsaw is a very useful power tool for any home owner, as you you can cut different materials of …

One Room Challenge: Week 2 | DIY Built-In Bunkbeds for Around $700

We’re so excited to share how the shared room for our daughters progressed in just one week! As soon as we hit publish on last week’s ORC (One Room …

Woodworking

Remember corn nuts? These are even better...plus they're good for you!

Spicy Curry Roasted Chickpeas<p>Save<p>Any snack that you can stuff your face with without having to feel too guilty about later is A-okay with us! We all …

New DIY System from TERRA! Allows You to Grow Your Own Furniture Into Your Landscape

You can now easily build integrated seating into your landscape project, thanks to a prefabricated grass armchair system called TERRA! The laser cut …

She Fills A Dollar Store Pumpkin With Concrete, And When She Slices It Open I Lost My Mind

With Fall just around the corner, it’s hard not to start getting excited. From the beautiful foliage to the delicious apple cider, autumn is …

Dollar Store

Weekend Workshop: Light up your love for arcade games with a DIY marquee lightbox

<i>Need something to keep you busy this weekend? We’ve got you covered. The Weekend Workshop is our weekly column in which we showcase a badass DIY</i> …

Lightbox

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

Build a Remote-Controlled Lawn Mower

It’s easy to make jokes about being lazy when talking about a robotic or remote-controlled lawn mower. Until it gets this hot. In this sort of blazing heat, sitting on an air conditioned porch while driving your mower around on what suddenly feels like the surface of Venus seems like the healthy …

This Green-Roofed Hobbit Home Can Be Built in Just 3 Days

These new homes will have you living like a hobbit.<p>Green Magic Homes, a company out of Mexico, has designed homes that will literally let you live …

The Hobbit

21 Home Hacks That Are Just Crazy Enough to Work

From smartphone movie projectors to toothbrush power sanders, these 21 artful, ambitious, and affordable DIYs can only be called sheer genius! Read …

DIY

How to Build Outside Water Features

An outside water feature is a great feng shui element that can activate wealth sectors and also disperse negative energy. Choose the location and …

Barbecue pro tips from the masters of smoke

Ah, the Fourth of July, when fireworks conspire with hardwood smoke to proclaim our independence from the kitchen oven. God bless America and the …

BBQ