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Make Sure to Check Your Credit Report at All Three Bureaus

To protect yourself from fraud and just review your overall financial health, it’s important to check your credit regularly. You want to do it at …

Identity Theft

A Spicy, Cheesy, and Herby Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Kendra Vaculin has quick, exciting meals to rescue you from that box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Save money on floss by enjoying your corn</i> off <i>the cob.</i><p>Corn salads are a summertime staple in my life, mostly because I have corn-on-the-cob …

Bookshelf Chair

Hello everyone, my name is Darko and this in my first Instructables.Task to build bookshelf chair aka ”biblio-chaise” that can hold as many as 18 …

Woodworking

15 Coleslaw Recipes to Get You Through All of Your Summer BBQs

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Everyone loves a summer BBQ – what’s not to love about charred hotdogs, perfectly cooked medium-rare burgers, and seared Portobello …

BBQ

Daag curry base: the most useful curry recipe you'll ever read

Simple curry base daag is one of Britain’s most-searched-for recipes according to Google - make a big batch to freeze and use later for a huge array of dishes<p>Just reading an <b>Indian cookery book</b> makes me want to go and have a lie-down. The yard-long list of ingredients, most of which need a special …

How to Make the Best Steamed Mussels

Steamed mussels are a great choice for an easy dinner party–if you buy them fresh at the market you can simply open a bottle of white wine, pour …

Bread

Brazilian Cheese Puffs in a Muffin Tin

Every couple of years or so we find ourselves at a Brazilian BBQ restaurant - sometimes called a churrascaria. If you're not familiar, gauchos come around with hot rotisserie meats cooked on skewers and carve pieces off at your table. There is also a huge buffet of hot and cold items (and this is …

Breakfast

Build a Custom Wood Housing for Any Electronics Project

Making your own electronics projects is great, but after you get things actually working, you need to build a case for it to keep those electronics …

Woodworking

Quick and Easy MacBook Repairs That Will Save You a Small Fortune

Everybody’s MacBook breaks. At some point or another, the hard drive will shudder to a stop; the display hinge won’t hold up anymore; the logic board …

This Hack For The Perfectly Shaped Fried Eggs Just Changed Breakfast Forever

Fried eggs should be easy, right? The perfectly cooked fried egg requires only a few basic necessities, like a non-stick pan and medium heat, and you're pretty much golden after that. You can follow some other techniques, like covering the pan halfway through to fully cook the whites, adding a few …

Breakfast

The Only Vinaigrette You'll Ever Need

Zach Pollack of Alimento in Los Angeles shares a brilliant trick he learned from chef David Myers for how to give a salad dressing crazy delicious …

Los Angeles

Ask These Questions to Expose a Fake Debt Collector

It's no secret that debt collectors will resort to some shady tactics to get money out of you, but what's worse is when someone posing as a debt …

Personal Finance

Learn When to Use JPEG, GIF, or PNG with This Graphic

When working with images, certain file formats may be better than others, depending on what your goals are. This infographic showcases the best uses …

Graphic Design

Kingdom Hearts FAQ/Walkthrough for PlayStation 2 by ElectroSpecter

No-Guilt Chocolate Mousse With Avocado

Who doesn't love chocolate mousse? It's decadent, delicious... and, usually, a splurge.... unless you try our version! We've got the most exciting dessert recipe you'll try all summer.<p>It's a chocolate mousse that removes all the guilt, none of the taste.<p>We replace the heavy cream with AVOCADO. Yes, …

Cocoa Powder

How to Build a Raspberry Pi Retro Game Console

Since its release, the $35 Raspberry Pi mini-computer has been hailed as the perfect all-in-one retro game console. Now, it’s easier to do than ever, …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<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: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

Six More Sauces Everyone Should Learn How to Make

A good sauce can take a dish from bland to spectacular, and with just a few tweaks you can create an endless variety of dishes. Here are some more …

Apartment Workbench

Introduction: Apartment Workbench<p>Third Prize in the<br>Portable Workstations Contest<p>View Contest<p>A DIY type person without a workbench is like a chipmunk …

Grilled Lamb Skewers with Carrots, Feta, and Mint

6 to 8 Servings<p>Marinated, grilled, and paired with tender carrots and a simple feta-mint condiment, these lamb skewers are the answer when you're looking for big flavor. For the most tender results, use meat cut from the top round of the leg of lamb, or trim around the connective tissue of a …

Carrots

Ikea Expedit TV stand with pallet boxes

We removed the 2 middle shelves and flipped the Expedit on his side.<p>Using pallet wood we made 2 boxes to fit in the spaces.

New Orleans' Most Anticipated Openings For Early 2014

Fall and winter in New Orleans have been sprinkled with huge restaurant openings— most recently <b>Mopho</b> and <b>Treo</b>— and many surprises too...gems like <b>Namese</b> and <b>District</b>. From a plethora of breakfast joints to the pho invasion, with lots of steak, small plates, and cocktails in between, the industry is …

How to Make Sweet Potato Caramel

An easy, one-ingredient sweet-potato caramel to put on chicken, meat, ice cream, brownies, and more<p>When <b>Brad Leone</b>, our test kitchen assistant, told us that his thick homemade caramel sauce had only one ingredient, we didn't believe him. Because, of course, he was LYING. It has two ingredients, <b>water</b> …

Ice Cream

Buying Guide: Gear For Better Coffee

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been …

Slow Cooker Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pot Roast Sandwiches

Crockpot Brown Sugar + Roasted Garlic Pulled Pot Roast Sandwiches.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 13, 2013 139<p>It’s Friday. Let’s do this thang.<p>This crockpot …

This Visual Guide Outlines How Men's Suits Should Fit

Men's suits can be tricky things, and if you don't have a reason to wear one often, you may not be sure how it's supposed to look once you pull one …

Clothing

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala

Trim the chicken thighs of any large pieces of fat and lay them in a shallow dish. Whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice, cumin, and coriander. Pour …

Curries

The Preventive Maintenance You Need to Do On Your Car (and When)

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the …

Home Improvement

This Delicious Butter Is Actually Made of Maple Syrup

Earlier today we showed you the oh-so-easy method for making butter at home. And since I now have butter on the brain, let's talk about another kind …

Breakfast