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Everything You Need to Know About LED Light Bulbs

Feeling lost in the lightbulb aisle now that those beloved incandescents are disappearing? We're here to help.<p><b>Incandescent era, RIP. Like it or not, it's</b> time to move on. Traditional incandescent lightbulbs are gone—not banned, precisely, but phased out because the Energy Independence and Security …

How to Make and Infuse Simple Syrup

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Learn how to take your drinks to the next level -- it's as simple as syrup.</i><p>To make simple syrup is to be a real, adult person. To make simple syrup is …

Design Sleuth: Vertical Garden of Terra Cotta Pots

In Australia, where drought is nothing new, we often spot clever ideas for creating eco-friendly, low-water gardens.<p>In this case, interior designer …

Dirt Simple

If you read this journal regularly, you know I own a fabrication company known as The Branch Studio. We manufacture garden ornament, boxes and pots …

Gardening 101: How to Prune Roses

Mrs. Hart was my next-door neighbor on Long Island. She was what we called “an original owner,” having moved into her brand-new house in a brand-new …

Use Droid Translator To Chat In 29 Languages

Our world has many languages and, in a more and more globalized society, it is common for people speaking different languages to communicate. This …

Language Learning

The Connected Yard: Smart Tech Goes Outside to Play

The Internet of Things keeps adding thingsnow even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why stop with your home's interior? New outdoor gear is getting smarter, too.<p>The Internet of Things keeps adding things—now even our kitchen appliances and thermostats are web-connected. Why …

Finding What Puts The Heat In Hot Peppers

A newly published genome holds some spicy secrets.<p>To engineer a better pepper, you'd have to go out into the field—actual fields, around the world—and look at different traits, measurements, and yield. Then, after extracting DNA from various leaves and seeds, you could painstakingly evaluate for …

Biology

How to Build a Vertical Herb (or Lettuce!) Planter

Love the taste of fresh herbs? This vertical herb planter lets you grow them all in one convenient place – right outside your door! With removable …

Woodworking

The best Christmas houseplants to give as presents

These lovely plants will make a change from the usual poinsettia at Christmas<p>Those of us who spend much of our waking lives thinking about our gardens tend to give plants as Christmas presents. It's hard for us to imagine why anyone might not be thrilled to receive one, but we need to rein in our …

The Fig and I: My First Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Nature has wired us to feel protective of babies, with their oversized, floppy heads. The big, round leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree make it the …

From Flora Grubb Gardens: 9 Secrets to Growing Succulent Plants Indoors

I’ve killed every succulent I’ve ever attempted to grow. Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring one into my home, it starts to …

5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Dogs Watch Human Interactions To Assess Quality Of Treats

Evidence that pet dogs gather intel by watching people talking with each other<p>Ever get that feeling you're being watched? Well, if you're a dog-owner, you may have a point. Dogs are able to watch people's interactions with one another to determine who holds yummier treats, according to a new …

Pets

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The Jawbone UP24 Wants To Help You Make Smarter Lifestyle Choices

Looking to improve your lifestyle a bit? Then the Jawbone UP24 is what you’ll want to help you do it. The band will help you gain better insight on …

10 Easy Pieces: Wardian Cases

A precursor to the terrarium, Wardian cases were invented in the mid-1800s to transport rare plant specimens. And they had staying power–they’re just …

10 Historical Euphemisms for Infidelity

Here are 10 historical slang terms and euphemisms for infidelity that you probably won’t see in headlines today.<p><b>1. Carrying tackle:</b> Used primarily in …

Language

HealthCare.gov: How political fear was pitted against technical needs

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this story inaccurately spelled the last name of former Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag. In addition, an earlier version misstated when some staff in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services became aware that work on building the …

Turn Your iOS Device Into A Heads-Up Display With Hudway (video)

Now you can easily turn your iOS device into a heads-up display that will show up on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations with …

Gardening 101: How to Make a Closed Terrarium

My first terrarium was an elaborate landscape, with little figurines holding hands on a park bench among the mossy plants. It convinced me heaven …

Gardening

Grow your own delicious mushrooms

A look at different growing methods and varieties enabling you to pick your own edible fungus at home<p>The day we moved to Otter Farm it rained solidly. By the time boxes and bags had been dumped and the kettle found, it was dark. There was no chance to go outside. I woke early and headed over the …

How to Propagate Burro Tail Cacti : Garden Space

Tag: Garden Visits

The Cult of the Courtyard: 10 Backyard Ideas for Small Spaces<p>by Meredith Swinehart<p>Landscape Revival: A Secluded, Historic 1920s Estate in Santa …

10 Best Tools From the Outdoor Power Equipment Show

The recent Green Industry and Equipment Expo in Louisville, Ky., was a sight to behold, with lawnmowers, leaf blowers, edgers, trimmers, stump grinders, chainsaws, backhoes, and excavators going full blast.<p>The recent Green Industry and Equipment Expo in Louisville, Ky., was a sight to behold, with …

The 100 Best Android Apps of 2018

The Google Play store is brimming with selection, but these are the best Android apps you really need to get the most out of your phone or …

What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About The American Center

A few notes to help explain our latest chart-filled survey of the current politicsPLUS: FIND OUT WHERE YOU STAND AND WHERE YOUR POLITICIANS DO<p><i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>Jim Hightower, the legendary hellion populist</b> out of Texas (yes, such a beast once roamed the earth) used to say that the …

US scientists boycott Nasa conference over China ban

Nasa is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference on grounds of national security.<p>Nasa officials rejected applications from Chinese nationals who hoped to …

The Rise Of Electric Car Charging Stations In The U.S. [Infographic]

New U.S. charging stations mean electric cars can travel<p>More than half of the nation's 8,051 electric-vehicle charging stations have opened since 2012. Here, each hexagon represents the number of stations in that area. Blue hexagons—mostly outside major cities—indicate those built in 2012 and 2013. …

Visiting Libraries and Other Smart Things Bedbugs Do | WIRED

Even the bugs have bugs. In the first-ever survey of the bloodsucker’s microbiome, a University of Cincinnati researcher found that bedbugs host two …