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This Summer, No Excuses: Make the Most of Your Small Outdoor Space

(Image credit: The Everygirl)<p>Living in a small home or apartment probably means that you treasure your outdoor space all the more — but if your …

Don't Buy Expensive Knife Sets: These Four Knives Are All You Need

It can be tempting to buy a knife block, or buy a set for a friend who’s into cooking as a housewarming gift. Don’t do it. The money you spend on a …

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The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app, suggesting 12 wines to …

Ideas for Using the $40 Molger Bench All Around the House

(Image credit: Sean Galland)<p>If your furniture isn't going to be beautiful, it should at least be versatile. Case in point: IKEA's Molger bench. It's …

Living Rooms

The Biggest Room Mistake We See Over and Over

Curtains complete a room. They help control the light, lend privacy and warmth, affirm your style, and add texture and color. Maximize their benefits …

How To Set Up an Annual Home Maintenance Calendar

Whether you own or rent your home, whether it's an apartment or a house, it'll need maintenance this year. Make your life easier and a little less …

Home Improvement

The Best Mattress: Rest Easy with Freshome’s Top Pick

<i>We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</i><p>When it comes to …

The Best Meat Thermometer Is Thermapen

Thermoworks’ iconic Thermapen smoked (and also baked, sautéed, braised, and seared) the competition with an overwhelming majority of recommendations …

Make Your Gas Grill into a Pizza Oven on the Cheap

We’ve told you before how to turn your charcoal grill into pizza oven, but it’s tough to beat the convenience of gas. If you have a gas grill, here’s …

Asking Open-Ended Questions Helps New Managers Build Trust

In many companies and organizations, new managers are selected as a result of their success in technical and operational roles. This seems to be a sensible approach, as the manager needs to understand the challenges facing his or her direct reports. At the same time, it’s fundamentally flawed. The …

3 Ways Instagram Is Turning Into a Twitter and Pinterest-Killer

A big shift is underway for Instagram as the photo and video-sharing network is still discovering all of the possible roles it plays for users and businesses, and works out its monetization strategy. Kevin Systrom was quoted in a TechCrunch piece recently, outlining some of the ways that Instagram …

Social Media

Instagram is the 'best platform for brands' in 2013, beating out Facebook, Twitter, and Google+

Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.<p>“With increases in fan/follower engagement nearly three times that of other networks studied, …

Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

Drones Delivering Pizza? Venture Capitalists Wager on It

Commercial drones will soon be populating U.S. airspace, and venture capitalists like Tim Draper are placing their bets.<p>Draper, an early investor in …

Infra sector and Unauthorized Aircraft Vehicles – A growing affection - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Besides wildfires management and wildlife monitoring, power grid and industrial infrastructure monitoring are seen as promising markets for …

The FAA's complaint against Trappy - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Docket No. 2012EA210009<p>ORDER OF ASSESSMENT<p>On April 13, 2012, you were advised through a Notice of Proposed Assessment that the FAA proposed to assess …

'Drones Might Be the Future of Food'

Former Wired editor Chris Anderson on why data will revolutionize agriculture<p>Ralph Orlowski/Reuters<p>When Chris Anderson started building drones, he had no idea what a crop survey was. He had never even been on a farm - at least, not "professionally." But about a year and half ago, he found out that …

The Wall-to-Wall Workspace for Two

Today's featured workspace is a streamlined space that looks perfect for serious studying or work. The long butcher block desk and matching shelving …

MacBook Pro

Turn Your Home Into a High-Tech Haven This Weekend

Unless you buy all your appliances from Sharper Image, chances are your home doesn't integrate seamlessly with all your fancy new technology. Turn …

Update a Vintage Boombox with a Line-In to Play Music from Your Phone

Old radios from the 1980s are cheap and easy to find. They also still sound fantastic, but the problem is that most aren't really compatible with …

15 Brilliant Things You Can Do with Command Hooks

I think we all agree: 3M's Command hooks are awesome. You can stick them anywhere and easily remove them without damaging the wall or having to break …