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15 Cleaning Secrets Only Car Detailers Know

Save hundreds of dollars and detail your car yourself in half a day. Get professional results using these tips from experienced detailers.<p>If you hit …

Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

The Best Netflix Original Series Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: August 10th</b><p>There are a lot of good TV shows on Netflix (and you can find more with these secret codes). But what’s the best Netflix original series? The streaming service has put more and more emphasis into their own programming over the last few years, and with over 100 Netflix …

Entertainment

The 10 best places to go on vacation this summer in the US, according to TripAdvisor

1/<p>10. Nantucket, Massachusetts<p>GagliardiImages/Shutterstock<p><b>Average summer nightly hotel rate:</b> $664<p><b>Average summer domestic round-trip airfare:</b> $224 (to …

11 NYC Hidden Gems Most New Yorkers Don’t Know About

From (reputedly) haunted former hospitals to glorious green spaces, these are the best-kept secrets in the Big Apple.<p>Forget pricey plane tickets; all …

This custom-built tiny house is big on interior design

Washington-based company Handcrafted Movement is making quite the name for itself with custom-made tiny homes. The company’s latest micro dwelling — …

Interior Design

Do you need a smart home hub?

When life gets chaotic, it can be convenient to have all your smart home devices operating on the same wavelength. Achieving this sort of harmony sometimes requires a hub to consolidate the myriad gadgets in your house. But not everyone needs a dedicated smart hub to make their setup run smoothly. …

Smart Homes

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

UBS: Buy these 10 undervalued stocks to cash in on market volatility

UBS has issued clients a list of stocks which fell in value and offer big returns as a result.<p>All of the stocks listed declined 5% or more during the sell-off, meaning their price-to-earnings forecast for the next 12 months has ticked up.<p>The next 12 months price-to-earnings (NTM P/E) forecast is …

Investing

30 Amazon Alexa Tips That You Should Know About

If you own a device like the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, then you likely use the Alexa personal assistant to report the weather or play some music. Aside from answering basic questions, you can have Alexa perform dozens of other tasks and control a number of smart home automation devices. What else …

Smart Homes

Beak is a new smart home hub armed with an IR blaster to control air conditioners and more

Adding smartphone control to all of the devices in our home doesn’t require replacing everything, at least not according to a new smart hub called Beak. Armed with an IR blaster, Z-Wave and a long list of compatible gadgets, the hub can turn just about any home appliance from air conditioners to …

50 most useful Alexa skills

Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a SmartThings hub and integrate with IFTTT for a laundry list of other functions. You can also order millions of products off Amazon …

12 Genius Walt Disney World Vacation Hacks, From a Former Cast Member

One of the best experiences of my life was the year I spent working at Walt Disney World. There is truly no other place like it on earth, and after …

Guidemaster: Everything Amazon’s Alexa can do, plus the best skills to enable

Make the most out of Alexa by using these features and skills each day.<p>If you've just introduced one of Amazon's Echo devices into your home and feel …

The smart home is getting cheaper

It’s getting a bit cheaper to turn your dumb house into a smart one. Price has been the biggest hindrance to the expansion of the smart home, and it still is, to a certain extent. But recently, some of the biggest players in the smart home industry, along with some new entrants, have helped lower …

The 18 best Netflix original movies of all time, according to critics

<b>Netflix</b> continues to be a rock-solid tour de force in the world of modern cinema. Though the screens on which its original series and movies are presented are a far cry from those at your local cineplex, they still hold strong. Day after day, Netflix churns out fresh content at an intimidating …

Entertainment

The Ambiclimate is an easy way to make your dumb air conditioner smart

So, you want smart air conditioning. Typically, that means having to change the aircon unit itself, or ripping a hole into your wall to put in a …

A Sensor That Could Soon Make Homes Scary-Smart

If you want to set up a connected home, you’ve got two options. You can buy a bunch of smart gadgets that may or may not communicate with other smart …

Machine Learning

Opinion: HomeKit is great fun for techies but not yet ready for the mass market

As regular readers may recall, I’m a long-time user of home automation technology who made the decision to go all-in on HomeKit in the new year. I only waited that long because it takes a bit of time to get UK-compatible versions of quite a lot of devices.<p>I’ve been documenting the process in my …

Home Automation

Airtight prefab House in the Woods pops up in just ten days

Airtightness, minimal site disturbance, and speedy construction are just a few benefits of the striking House in the Woods. Designed by London-based …

12 Refrigerator Pickle Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Vegetables

I've never gotten into canning—I don't grow my own produce, I'm worried about botulism, and, most of all, I'm lazy and bad with delayed gratification. Quick pickles don't have the long lifespans of canned foods, but they can be just as tasty. As the name implies, they're also fast—some can be ready …

Nodez is a smart home solution that brings all of its equipment on the bus

Nodez is a company that promises to turn your entire home into a smart home with a single, all-encompassing package. Their $196 product includes a little of everything including a smoke/CO2 detector, switches, and even a flood sensor. In all you get nine smart objects for the cost of one Nest …

3 Ways to Turn Your House Into a Smart Home for Under $200

The vast majority of Americans—71 percent—wish they could monitor and control their homes while away. Even 36 percent of renters say they’d pay more …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Have These 13 Things in Common

How do you measure up?<p>Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while …

Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast

"High velocity, high quality" decisions are possible even at a massive company.<p>Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his …

Sprinkl helps your lawn weather the summer affordably

Sprinkl's new device conserves your water and your paycheck.<p>Depending on where you live, water conservation is a major concern come summer. Everyone wants a beautiful yard and garden, but watering them can cost -- and it's not always as environmentally friendly as we hope.<p>But a class of gadgets …

IKEA offers affordable smart home lighting to broke millennials

IKEA is opening smart home lighting up to the masses with an affordable collection of app-controlled lightbulbs.<p>The TRÅDFRI collection is a series of cheap smart lightbulbs and accessories. The lights only glow on the white spectrum. Features include timers and color temperature control, which are …

Home Automation

These smart sensors warn of disaster before it happens

There are all sorts of smart home sensors that promise to keep an eye on your home. At first glance, a new system called OnePrevent doesn't look much different from any of them (other than the steeper-than-average asking price of $299). In fact, OnePrevent looks pretty basic and uninspired.<p>Looks …

The pickiest of kids ate dozens of new foods after a two-week training devised by a psychologist

If a child is a fussy eater, there’s probably not one single reason why. It could be genes. It could be the subtle hints the child—or small baby—has learned by watching their family at the table. It could be the psychological connections that their parents have helped forge between certain foods …

Most consumers not being turned on by connected home, study finds

Connected homes aren’t yet sparking interest beyond the early adopter crowd, according to survey of nearly 10,000 consumers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia conducted by Gartner.<p>Across the polled regions the analyst found that only about 10 percent of households currently have connected home …