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10 Moms on the Best Tricks for Packing a Better Lunch

How each parent defines a "better lunch" is different. For some, it might mean more healthful food choices (or even just a little weekly variety); …

Sandwiches

Here Are the Worst Side Effects of the Keto Diet

From the Keto “flu” to low libido, here’s how the diet can affect you.<p>It seems like everyone is praising the keto diet these days. But if you’re …

Diabetes

Light Up Your Nights With this Flexible, Waterproof LED Light Strip

Use it anywhere this summer for stylish yet practical lighting.<p>Summer is packed full with outdoor events--wedding receptions under the stars, camping …

Camping

20 Best & Worst Store-Bought Breads For Every Health Goal

We’re going to let you in on a diet secret few people know: You don’t have to give up bread to lose your belly fat!Although it appears that when …

Nutrition

Before and After: You Won't Recognize This Living Space Now

When reader Erika moved into this house, the living room was musty and dusty. But after four months and a ton of work (and a fair amount of money), …

Living Rooms

A backlighting kit for your TV is exactly what movie night has been missing

From sophisticated sound systems to expensive TVs, there are a million ways you can turn your living room into your ideal home theatre. If you're …

Living Rooms

Nick Offerman Explains the Psychological Benefits of Woodworking–and How It Can Help You Achieve Zen in Other Parts of Your Life

The world may know him as an actor and comedian, but Nick Offerman also loves woodworking. And he doesn't just love it in the evenings-and-weekends, …

Woodworking

This LED headlight conversion kit is blowing people’s minds, and it’s just $44 for any car

So many car accidents each day are the result of poor visibility at night or in inclement weather. What’s crazy is that two simple purchases can help …

Smart Homes

The New IKEA Hack You Need to Know

We all love IKEA for its simple, Scandinavian design and reasonable prices, but that versatility and affordability often makes decorating your home …

12 Costly Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

If you're committing any of these blunders, you can end up with tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars less in retirement. Here are 12 errors you …

How to Break Down Plywood With a Track Saw

How-To<p>Follow this step-by-step sequence for cutting sheet goods to accurate sizes, all without a tablesaw.<p>Issue 276 - July 2018<p>When I got my first …

Home Building

This Is the App That’s Converting Architects Over to Apple

Technology has changed the way many architects work. Portable touchscreen devices, along with the latest software applications, have streamlined the …

How to Pay Zero Taxes Legally in Retirement

And when you pay zero taxes, you shouldn't be doing it the way most people do it -- which is by being broke.<p>5 min read<p>Are you gambling your retirement savings on the idea that your taxes will be lower when you retire? If so, I’ve got some bad news. If you have your retirement savings in a …

Woman Complains After Mike Rowe Questions Necessity of College Degree — His Response Is a Truth Bomb

On Friday, Mike Rowe penned a long post on Facebook in response to a woman named Dawn Baker, who had responded to an article that Rowe shared that …

Fold a Dollar Bill Into a Ring — Cool Uncle Tricks | Art of Manliness

<i>An essential part of being an awesome uncle is having a repertoire of tricks and jokes that will amaze your nieces and nephews, and crack them up. So</i> …

15 Easy Home Hacks Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Future-you will be so proud. H/T /r/LifeProTips.<p>"This has saved me more pairs of socks then I can count." —PM-ME-INTENSE-DOGGOS<p>—itdcole<p>"It lasts practically forever, and you can always find replacements to match. I bought plain black chairs for $18 each. Same ones from the restaurant I used to work …

How to use a semicolon properly

Of all the punctuation marks, the semicolon is far from the most popular. It's fallen in usage since it's heyday in the 1800s. Why was it so big then, and what changed? It might be that folks today aren't as familiar with how to use it. Mary Norris, former copy editor for The New Yorker and author …

Why You Should Try This Easy Online Room Design Planner

Plan Your Room is a free online room design application that deserves its place among the best due to how simple the website is to use - there …

Food & Dining

The Most Stylish Blue Light-Blocking Glasses for Men

We all know that light — the electromagnetic spectrum, to be specific — encompasses a variety of different kinds of rays, including the visible …

Mobile Devices

20 Truly Fun-to-Drive Cars That Get 30 MPG or More

Proof that you don't have to drive a boring car to save money on gas.<p>If you want a fun car but you don't want to blow a ton of money on fuel, you're spoiled for choice right now. Here are a number of genuinely fun cars that'll get 30 mpg or better on the highway, as certified by the EPA.

Fuel Efficiency

One writer's long overdue adventure with mechanical keyboards

I like to write.<p>If you take a gander at my CNET profile page, you'll know that's a bit of an understatement.<p>I've spent the bulk of my career as a journalist banging out millions of words on standard keyboards or, when at home, using a PC laptop or Apple keyboard with my iMac. For more than a …

MacBook Air

The Benefits of Taking the Hard Way | The Art of Manliness

“The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth is’…that there should be a long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always …

17 Simple Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day No Matter What

The things you repeatedly do define your quality of life.<p>Whether they're for your physical condition, emotional outlook, or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have …

Startups

The IKEA Guide to a Happier Kitchen With $100 or Less

Following professional organizers on Instagram does a lot for your motivation and general enthusiasm for overhauling your messy kitchen (<i>hello</i> Mandy …

Pros and cons: Our quick verdict on DJI's Mavic Air

If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and the result is the Mavic Air. Not to give you any spoilers, but the Mavic Air does well on all the …

13 Handy Things You Should Always Buy at Harbor Freight

When it comes to your home, you get what you pay for. It's why, when you want your countertops to last for decades, you choose a material like …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

Google

If You Want Your Home to Sell for More, Consider Adding This to Your Kitchen

There’s more than a few reasons to love decorating with white when you’re on the coast: White lets views of the turquoise sea really shine; it makes …

Tips of the Year: The Best Tips of 2017

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

DIY

21 Things You Should Make Your Kids Pay For

Kids who need money are more likely to work, and working outside the house helps them develop valuable skills.<p>Whether they receive it from relatives …

Kids