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The renter's guide to smart-home tech

People who used to be priced completely out of the category finally have some decent options.

This Smart Lock Will Make You Actually Want a Smart Lock

Smart locks are mostly a gamble: They promise the ability to unlock your home with only your smartphone, but it’s hard to shake the feeling that …

The smartest watches are still mechanical

There was a little moment during this month’s Consumer Electronics Show where I discovered that I was surrounded by colleagues wearing regular, old school mechanical watches. Dan Seifert, Mark Linsangan, and I each had on a watch that knew only the time and date. It wasn’t a coordinated thing, and …

Researchers prove that smartwatches know you’re sick even before you do

Smartwatches are normally touted for their ability to track our activity, count steps, and log our heart rate during a morning run, but the devices …

Wearable Tech

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How far do planes fall during turbulence – and where in the world is it most common?

Turbulence is the most common cause of injury to air passengers: in the US alone there are an estimated 58 injuries each year due to turbulence, and yesterday (June 18) 26 people were hurt, including four seriously, after turbulence struck a China Eastern flight from Paris to Kunming Changshui …

10 of the best travel apps … that you'll actually use

No one needs a smartphone full of gimmicky apps. We’ve rounded up a selection of the best tools for the digital-savvy traveller<p><b>’</b><b>Appy days: Tell us your favourite travel app in the comments below</b><p>For a long time, whenever I was spotted using Google Maps to navigate London’s public transport network a …

Google Maps

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Neuroscientist Beth Stevens, 2015 MacArthur Fellow

The Brain

Bill Gates recommends you read this specific part of Warren Buffett's letter

In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Gates highlighted what he thought was the most important section of Buffett's latest letter to shareholders, the 50th edition of the widely circulated missive.<p>And Gates loves the history of Berkshire Hathaway.<p>Gates links readers to page 23 of Buffett's letter, where …

Help! The Surface of My Concrete Sidewalk Broke Off

PM's senior home editor explains what to do about scaling, which can wreak havoc on concrete.<p>Last winter the entire surface came off part of our concrete sidewalk. Can it be repaired, or will that part of the sidewalk need to be replaced?<p>The condition you describe is known as scaling. When water …

Tutorial: No-sew sequin skull distressed jeans

Tutorial: No-sew sequin skull distressed jeans<p>Anne from WobiSobi shares a tutorial at I Love To Create showing how to can make these sequin skull …

Spicy Oven-Roasted Potatoes

4 Servings<p>The fact that these fries are healthier is almost beside the point—baked fries are great in their own right, and who’s crazy enough to deep-fry on a weeknight anyway? These potatoes get a dusting of spices before roasting for extra flavor.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 russet potatoes (about …

Recipes

Get storage space back on your iPhone or iPad by deleting iMessage images!

Whether you have a 16 GB iPhone or iPad, or you simple store a ton of stuff, deleting old iMessage images and MMS is a great way to reclaim storage …

Apple

How to Make Crispy, Golden Brown, Delicious Fried Foods

Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and–we promise!–they're easy to make once you've mastered the basics.<p><i>Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and—we promise!—they’re easy to make once you’ve mastered the</i> …

Potato Chips

Make Your Own Food Storage Shelf

You’ve worked hard all Summer to tend your harvest and grow the perfect garden. Now what? You can preserve all of that produce through canning and …

How to Make Old-World Mozzarella and Burrata, According to DiStefano Cheese

Meryl Rothstein gets her hands dirty learning the art of the burrata mozzarella from a master<p><i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of America’s coolest food artisans. Over the next few months, we’re apprenticing with the best knife forgers, cider brewers, and spice blenders, then</i> …

Family Business

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Everyone needs some inspiration, and these motivational quotes will give you the edge you need to create your success. So read on and let them inspire you.<p>As entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think actually matters. If we are seeking success, we must …

My First Perfect Omelet: Great Chefs Remember

So simple yet impossible to master, the omelet is a milestone in any chef's career. Here are 9 top chefs who remember making their first perfect omelet<p>Requiring a delicate touch, a precision sense of time, and an almost intuitive feel for the egg (one of the most finicky but essential staples of …

Breakfast

What You Should Always Keep In Your Pantry (and Fridge, and Freezer)

From quinoa to eggs, here's what you actually need in your pantry, fridge, and freezer at all times<p>It's the age-old, seven-word question that plagues nearly every home cook at some point, no matter how skilled he or she is: "What should I make for dinner tonight?"<p>Despite the neverending number of …

Recipes

The Serious Eats Field Guide to Chinese Pastries

The first time you walk into a Chinese bakery is a little like stepping into Willy Wonka's factory. Buns come with dozens of fillings. Cakes are stacked with cream and fruit and decorated with geometric frosting. There's little English signage; all you can tell is that everything seems to cost a …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

Immune System

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

How to Cook Gluten-Free Food Without Losing Your Mind

A gluten-free lifestyle is about way more than the flour—here are the most common gluten-free mistakes.<p>After test-kitchen contributor <b>Jackie Ourman</b>'s 7 year-old son was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2011, she began worrying: <i>Will we ever eat normally again?</i> She mourned the eating life she assumed …

Gluten-Free

Chocolate-Coconut Pound Cake

8 Servings<p>The fragrant richness of coconut oil and the tenderizing power of buttermilk make this the ultimate chocolate pound cake recipe.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour<p>½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>¾ …

Dessert

How to Make a Crêpe Cake

<i>Every other Friday, Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>T</i><i>oday: What's more impressive than homemade crêpes? Twenty homemade crêpes layered with pastry cream. (It's easy, we …

Recipes

Fallen Chocolate Cake

8 to 10 Servings<p>The late Richard Sax, celebrated cookbook author and champion of home cooks the world over, inspired this flourless chocolate cake—a riff on his iconic chocolate cloud cake.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1” pieces, plus more, room …

Recipes