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20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

20 TV series that nailed it with their very first scenes

<i>Lost</i>

TV

Quick and Easy Cabinet Doors

A table saw is all you need!<p>Plan to use 1×3 or 1×4 hardwood boards for the door’s frame. You’ll find this material at most home centers and …

Woodworking

Saturday Morning Workshop: Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will love it!<p>Put this cool little …

Woodworking

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

How to Keep Mice Away and Have a Mouse-Free House

How to keep out mice, squirrels, bats and other unwanted animals.<p>If lovable old Mickey came from Disney World to live at your house, you and your …

Pest Control

How to Finish a Basement Wall

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement<p>Finishing a portion of a basement is an inexpensive way to gain valuable space for a family room, …

Home Improvement

After Miracle Finish, Vikings Quarterback Pays Tribute To His Wife And To Jesus

On Sunday, in one of the most the most dramatic finishes in NFL history, the Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 29-24 on a last-ditch …

Football (U.S.)

Tips for Tight Miters and Miter Cuts

Perfect-looking cuts every time, even on imperfect walls<p>Whenever possible, hold your trim in place and mark where the miter cut should be. It’s …

Woodworking

How to Insulate a House

Do it right to save $$, stay warm<p>Insulation—silently hidden in your walls, no moving parts to fix—is a material you probably spend precious little …

Home Improvement

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

9 Shows To Watch While You Wait For 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8

Game of Thrones might not be back until 2019, which is really bad news for fans.But don't worry! There's loads of other stuff you can watch in the …

Game of Thrones

How to Use Microsoft OneNote for Work

Advertisement<p>Microsoft OneNote is a powerful free tool to capture your digital and handwritten notes The Only OneNote Guide You'll Ever Need The Only …

3 Ways To Do Video Editing From Within Chrome

Advertisement<p>The Internet allows anyone to make art these days. And with smartphone video technology making everyone a Spielberg Smartphone …

Best STEM toys that will excite and educate kids of every age

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff that we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>UBTECH<p>Not unsurprisingly, many parents want the best for their kids — and since science, technology, engineering, and math don’t seem …

Kids

Plex’s Live TV service comes to the web and Fire TV

Plex’s Live TV service, a service offering cord cutters a way to watch and record live television via an antenna, is now available to use via the web as well as on Amazon Fire TV. From the desktop, only the Live TV service itself is newly available (the DVR was already supported), but on Fire TV, …

Televisions

The 10 Best Crime Dramas On Netflix You Don’t Know About

Between the news and the drama that just comes with being a person, real life can be pretty stressful. That’s why there’s nothing that can make you …

Entertainment

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

Filmmaking

Lego Boost Review: Meet Your Child's New Coding Coach

Learning programming is awesome when you’re making Lego robots fart.<p>“Usually Legos cannot fart, so we made these Legos fart a lot,” says Eleanor, 9 years old, who helped me code dance moves, jokes and simulated bodily functions into Lego Boost, a new take on the iconic bricks. “Also burp. Don’t …

Lego

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

Sudden shutdowns got you down? Battery life next to nil? iPhone feels like it's on fire while charging? I've got fixes.<p>Is your iPhone slowing down with age? Or, in the case of its battery life, speeding up? One of the first signs of age on an iPhone is the battery not holding a charge as long as it …

App Store

Instagram and Snapchat were ranked the worst apps for children's mental health

The report — released on Friday and titled #StatusOfMind — examined the positive and negative effects of social media on young people's health. It is based on responses from 1,500 young people (aged 14-24) from across the UK.<p>Children were asked to score how each of the social media platforms they …

Mental Health

How to exam-proof your teenager's bedroom

Teenager’s bedrooms have long been synonymous with smelly socks, unmade beds and piles of dirty cups. Any parent who deigns to point out that this may be playing havoc with their concentration is likely to be accused of interfering, controlling or simply stressing over something that DOESN’T MATTER.<p>…

Digit will charge $2.99 per month to save you money

Savings service Digit announced today that it is ending its free service, and in the next 100 days will begin to charge customers $2.99 monthly subscription fee. Using an algorithm that tracks your spending habits, Digit withdraws money over time and puts it in a savings account.<p>Existing accounts …

50 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For

Because if your kids don't learn pranking at home, they'll learn it on the streets.

How to Paint a Door

How to paint a door: Get great results, even on panel doors.<p>The actual work involved in painting a door typically amounts to three to five hours, …

Home Improvement

Make This DIY Gym Bench to Level Up Your Home Gym

If you love to build things yourself and have been looking to beef up your home gym, I have an awesome project for you: a DIY gym bench that’s fun …

Memoryfoam

How to Cope Joints

Professional techniques for perfect molding and trim joints<p>The 45-degree cut will-through the magic of geometry-provide a perfect profile to guide …

Woodworking

Why You'll Want to Clean Your Whole Home with Cleaning Slime

Bring back the glory days of your 1990s childhood in one fell swoop with this effective—but also really, really fun—way to clean. It starts with a …

Handy

How to unlock Netflix to watch every movie and TV show using these secret codes

With this simple trick, Netflix users can unlock a whole new world of content.<p>Netflix users are already in treat with a wide range of movies and TV …