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20 of the Most Popular Cleaning Hacks on Pinterest

Make your own Magic Eraser for 10 cents

Whenever I need to deep clean anything around the house, I usually grab a pack of Magic Erasers. They're known for their effectiveness -- they're great at getting rid of stains or cleaning things other sponges or cleaners can't.<p>However, even at just roughly $1 or £1 each, they're not exactly cheap, …

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How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma) - Quiet Corner

Learn How to Grow Turmeric (Curcuma)<p><b>Days to germination:</b> Started by root cuttings, not seeds<p><b>Days to harvest:</b> 250 days or more (8 to 10 months)<p><b>Light</b> …

Interview: Finding Hope and Healing in Tranquil Forests with David Anthony Hall

At just one week old, English photographer David Anthony Hall was adopted into the family that would see him into adulthood. During that time, he had no contact with his biological parents–it was only later in his life that he would meet them. To fill the void that this absence caused, he formed a …

Photos from Iran's Burgeoning Skateboarding Scene

While the country's leaders grapple with the West, these young Iranian skaters are living their lives, weaving between French Peugeot cars and Paykan from the time of the Shah. In Tehran, the road belongs to them.<p>Suddenly surrounded by the rumble of wheels on pavement, onlookers turn to observe a …

Easy Cabinet Updates

Try these easy ways to update your cabinets with paint, molding, inserts, and new hardware. These tricks work in the bathroom, too!<p>1 of 23<p>Wallpapered …

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The Next Power Tool You Buy Should Be an Impact Driver

An impact driver won't replace your cordless drill/driver, but it will expand your abilities.<p>A cordless drill/driver is extremely versatile, which is why it's the first power tool that many people own—its value for drilling pilot holes and driving screws is tough to beat. Bus as you expand your …

17 DIY Projects That Will Make You Say "Why Didn't I Think of That?"

And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).<p>And will truly make you question your own creativity (in the best possible way).

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The top 10 gadget stories of the year

As with every year, 2015 was full of interesting innovations and smart technologies that help us live a more sustainable life. This year, readers …

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Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

<i>A Very Murray Christmas</i> is directed and co-written by Sofia Coppola, who also worked with Bill Murray on the movie <i>Lost in Translation</i>. In that film, Murray played an actor in Japan, reluctantly doing a series of commercials there, and not at all happy.<p>In <i>A Very Murray Christmas,</i> Murray starts out in …

You Were Born Under These Stars: How to embroider a star map for your baby

This tutorial will help you make a sweet project that looks great and sparks many memories for Mummies and Daddies of the day they became a family or …

Get Glowing Skin with This Simple Turmeric Mask | Hello Glow

I’m always amazed at how good it feels to pamper your skin. This discovery was followed shortly by the realization that I can’t afford salon facials …

DIY Natural Deodorant…That Actually Works!

<i>A simple DIY Natural Deodorant recipe that smells amazing and works too! Made with clean, all-natural ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes, this</i> …

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dry shampoo.JPG<p>Like a lot of people, I’ve been shampooing less.<p>I have naturally curly, color-treated hair, and my stylist says that shampooing too …

How to Fix Everything

The right to open up your stuff is under attack, but DIY fixers are keeping the art of repair alive.<p>It happened suddenly, like most of these stories do. My alarm went off. I kicked my leg out as I jolted awake, making solid contact with my new laptop, which was innocently lying at the foot of my …

30 Christmas gift ideas for tech-savvy children

Photograph: PR<p>Boom Kids.<p>276<p>image/png<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/25/1448451424908/e6ac8c35-5d5a-41e9-9af8-552bfa899932-460x276.png<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Boom …

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11 Unusual Inspiring DIY Hardware Music Tech Projects

The world of DIY hardware music technology is thriving at the moment. Thanks to numerous affordable DIY hardware and software platforms, as well as …

Ten More Awesome Projects for Your Raspberry Pi

We've shown you how to get started with the Raspberry Pi, the pocket-sized DIY dream computer. Here are ten awesome projects you can put together in …

These toys are turning today's kids into tomorrow's inventors

DIY computers, robot-making kits and smart paint are helping children to learn basic engineering and electronics<p>The UK is experiencing a chronic shortage of engineers. Economists fear that if today’s youth doesn’t develop the skills to meet the needs of our increasingly hi-tech economy, future …

10 Great Painting Tips

[Image via Family Handyman]<p>Most of us dread room painting. It’s monotonous, messy, and time-consuming. If there ever was an activity that could benefit from thoughtful tips and techniques that make it easier, neater, and more all-around pleasant, it would be room painting. Here is a small …

Make an Emergency Key in 5 Easy Steps

In this Instructable, “KrazyKred” show you how to quickly make a spare emergency key from an old credit card (or Tic Tac box). The process couldn’t be easier.<p>Step 1: Soot the Key with a Lighter<p>Wave a lighter beneath the key to deposit a layer of carbon soot onto one side of the key you wish to copy.<p>…

A German Mash-Up Between Trader Joe's & IKEA Is Coming To America

For anyone who has ever wished for a bigger food section in IKEA, or that they could shop at an H&M inside a Trader Joe’s, we have some good news: …

We Can't Stop Listening to This IKEA Commercial's Jingle

Twerking panda, furniture puns, psychedelic colors... we're losing ourselves in this ad.<p>IKEA, known for the globalization of home decor with its mass produced furniture, also creates some of the oddest and brilliant advertising spots. As Ad Week nicely summed up earlier this year, many of IKEA's …

20 Wonderful Things You Can Do with Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is an affordable single-board computer, the size of a credit card, that many hobbyists have used in their DIY projects. Despite its …

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Be Still My Heart: Turn undrinkable water into pure, crystal-clear distilled water with a home-built solar still

• Home<br>• ><br>• DIY<br>• ><br>• Be Still My Heart: Turn undrinkable water into pure, crystal-clear distilled water with a home-built solar still<p>posted 3 years …

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