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7 Common House-Maintenance Mistakes You Could Be Making

Designer Chip Wade shares how a little planning can reduce unnecessary costs at home<p>A house is a lot like a living thing: It’s great when the systems are firing on all cylinders, but when something isn’t right, it lets you know. According to a recent survey commissioned by Liberty Mutual Insurance, …

Lightmode’s helmet kits make you look like a Tron cast member

LightMode began as a Kickstarter project, introducing easy light-up cosmetic cabling for helmets in 2014. Seen in the dark, mounted LightMode kits …

4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

The smart way to argue with your young teen

The most formidable adversary in an argument may be a young teen.<p>Between the ages of 10 and 13, conflicts with parents surge. Children this age become more independent and begin to forge their identities. At the same time, brain development makes them more impulsive, sensation-seeking and sensitive …

How to Build a Go-Cart With Simple Tools and No Welder

Just because you don't have a welder doesn't mean you can't build your own mini driving machine.<p>Acquiring tools is a lifelong process. You probably started as a teenager with some screwdrivers, a wrench set and a hammer—but a welder is one of the last things you add to the collection, if you ever …

How to Maintain Your Home

Owning a home is a wonderful thing. The maintenance? Not so much. Keeping your home in top shape is important for a variety of reasons; health, …

Home Improvement

How to instantly be perceived as more attractive

Or you're headed to a wedding this weekend where you are sure to run into an ex or two.<p>Or perhaps you're attempting to work the room at a networking event and aren't drawing many potential suitors.<p>Regardless the impetus, we all have those moments when we want to attract others.<p>And if any of your …

10 small things you do that people use to judge your personality

Psychologists call it the "spotlight effect": People generally don't pay nearly as much attention to you as you think they do.<p>Phew.<p>But when they are motivated to pay attention, they <i>really</i> pay attention. Not just to your outfit and your haircut, but to seemingly trivial things, like your handwriting …

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

"Flexo" Bricks Are Like Legos That Bend

These third-party bricks can make your Lego builds bend, twist, and stretch.<p>You can build almost anything with Legos, but most creations are rigid and inflexible. If you want your Lego creations to bend, now you can pick up some Flexo bricks, which are bendable bricks designed to work inside your …

25 DIY Projects to Tackle Before Summer Ends

Now's the time to wrap up these home improvement projects before the weather turns.<p>You've still got a few weeks left to tackle those last-minute DIY …

5 houseplants for removing indoor air pollution

<b>New research finds that certain houseplants are best for removing specific harmful compounds.</b><p>It’s not new news that houseplants are beautiful little …

DIY Pallet Fold Up Sand Pit

I think giving happiness to the kids is the source of biggest happiness and relief for us as well. This is a kind of mutual joy. We go all the miles …

The Straight Man's Guide To Washing His Girlfriend's Clothes

Women, show this to the men in your lives.<p>A 2014 survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us women spend twice as much time as men caring for and helping household members every day. Fellas. You need to pitch in around the house.<p>And since the average person is likely to spend 23,214 hours …

Plans for tiny house by Foundry Architects made available for purchase

Anyone wanting to construct their own tiny house can now buy detailed plans for a micro dwelling designed by Washington DC studio Foundry Architects …

Washington D.C.

Scout’s DIY Home Alarm Gets So, So Much Smarter With An IFTTT Channel

I’m really digging Scout‘s install-it-yourself modular home alarm.<p>It has its quirks, but it’s a massive step toward everything I want in a security system. I can add new components easily, I can control everything from my phone, there’s no ridiculous contracts or hidden fees, and it’s all …

Home Automation

How to create a magical miniature garden that will add a touch of coziness to any home

A terrarium is a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container. It is extremely easy to take care of and is an ideal choice for …

Science says happy kids tend to have these 7 traits in common

Many of the most important factors in a child's happiness and success are outside of parents' control, and there's still a lot researchers disagree on or don't understand about why kids develop the ways they do.<p>But there are some things that the literature broadly agrees make a difference in kids' …

21 Ingenious Dollar Store Ideas You'll Want To Try

Insanely creative on a budget.

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time to sell. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to make sure your house is in mint condition. There are a number of upgrades you can do for under $1,000 that will impress buyers and prompt …

9 DIY Kitchen Upgrades Anyone Can Do

If you spend a ton of time in the kitchen, why not make life easier by doing these easy DIY upgrades?<p>The heartbeat of a home is the kitchen. Days begin and end around the bustle of preparing meals, and entertaining usually revolves around eating and drinking. You can skip an expensive remodel and …

How to Give your Old Kitchen a New Look on a Budget - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

Kitchen remodeling is perhaps one of the most rewarding remodeling decisions you can make, especially if you’ve just purchased your home recently and …

Top 15 Shed Designs and Their Costs: Styles, Costs, and Pros and Cons

Summer is coming fast and you’ve been dying to dive right into a new home improvement project. Last year you were so excited about building a pool, …

10 Plants You Can Re-Grow From Vegetable Scraps - Quiet Corner

It’s time to stop throwing fruit and vegetable scraps in the garbage. Use them instead to re-grow the plants for a second (and free) harvest! There …

3D Door Wraps

What's behind Door #3? Who cares? I'm more interested in the gateway to Renaissance Italy that's in front of it. You can keep your endless cascade of …

15 Interesting Creative Ways To Maximize Limited Living Space

We’d all like to have a place to call our own, a spot in the world where we can say, “I am king of this spot”. But space – or the lack of it – is …

Learn How to Make a Rip Cut, the Most Popular Cut on Your Table Saw

Cutting with the wood grain is the first cut you'll make and the most common one you'll use.<p>Once you buy a table saw, you'll wonder how you ever built anything without it. Ask anyone who does woodworking, and they'll tell you the table saw one of their most-used tools.<p>The first and most common cut …

Bizarre cleaning hacks that will change your life

Baking soda to unblock drains, mouthwash to disinfect washing machines and a SOCK mop: Bizarre cleaning hacks that will change your life<p><b>Have the</b> …