Ryan Erwin

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The 10 Most Common Plumbing Mistakes DIYers Make

You can fix most household plumbing repairs and even update plumbing fixtures with just a few special tools and a little elbow grease. The work isn’t …

How to Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy

Build a Homemade Windmill for Alternative Energy<p>Step 1<p>Order your windmill building plans as well as the DC motor. See the Resources section for a …

Windmill

The best portable air conditioners

Feeling uncomfortably warm this summer? Get yourself a portable air conditioner. Designed for a single room or smaller space, portable air …

Portable
Nutrition

How To Build DIY Pipe Shelves For Your Home From Scratch

Pipes are some of the most versatile things ever. they’ve made their way into the world of interior design and quite successfully, DIY pipe shelves …

12 things you should be doing with Command Hooks

11 No-Sugar Snacks That Skip the Refined Stuff but Not the Flavor

Snacking becomes infinitely more important once you start watching your sugar intake. When the munchies suddenly hit, finding something to hit the …

Here's How to Make Your Roasted Veggies Mind-Blowing

Roasting is one of my favorite ways to cook vegetables. I love how you just toss everything on a baking sheet, walk away, and come back to …

There's a hidden shortcut for rearranging all of your iPhone apps at once — here's how to do it (AAPL)

Kif Leswing<p><b>There's a hidden mode that lets you rearrange the apps on your iPhone much quicker.</b>• <b><br>Here's how you do it.</b><p>It's easy to rearrange the apps on …

Keto vs. Atkins: Which Is the Better Low-Carb Diet?

Another difference: The Atkins approach to carbs changes over time. “Atkins has what’s known as the ‘induction phase,’ which is the first phase of …

18 Healthy Lunch Recipes

We put together healthy and delicious sandwiches, salads, and grain bowls that will make your brown-bag lunches seem anything but ordinary.

The Absolute Best Way to Cook Zucchini Noodles

Congrats! You've successfully made zoodles in a spiraliser. Now, onto the important question: how do you actually cook them? Unlike pasta, you …

A Whirlwind Envelops the White House, and the Revolving Door Spins

WASHINGTON — The doors at the White House have been swinging a lot lately. A deputy chief of staff moved on. A speechwriter resigned. The associate attorney general stepped down. The chief of staff offered to quit. And that was just Friday.<p>All of that came after the departure of Rob Porter, the …

Donald Trump

Skip the Carbs and Cut Calories at Breakfast With These High-Protein Meals

When you start the day with a carb-heavy breakfast, the morning can sometimes drag, causing you to reach for that second cup of coffee. Try cutting down on carbs, and reach for one of these high-protein breakfast recipes instead. Whether you're on a gluten-free, Paleo, or vegetarian diet, there's a …

30 Amazon Alexa Tips That You Should Know About

If you own a device like the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, then you likely use the Alexa personal assistant to report the weather or play some music. Aside from answering basic questions, you can have Alexa perform dozens of other tasks and control a number of smart home automation devices. What else …

Smart Homes

Fact-checking the 2018 State of the Union address

By Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p>Salvador Rizzo<p>, Reporter<p>Meg Kelly<p>, Video editor<p>President Trump’s State of the Union speech had soaring rhetoric — and many dubious facts and figures. Many of these claims have been fact-checked repeatedly, yet the president persists in using them.<p>Here is a guide to …

Donald Trump

40+ Fantastic Things You Can Do with an Apple Watch Series 3

Apple Watch Series 3 is Apple’s latest wearable gadget and—in addition to better performance—it features optional cellular connectivity and GPS …

One of our favorite smart plugs from TP-Link is back at its all-time low: $20 (Reg. $30)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon has the TP-Link HS100 Wi-Fi smart plug on sale for <b>$19.99 Prime shipped</b>. That means it ships free for Prime members or in …

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President Trump's enemies list

The president remembers every political slight — and the politicians who abandoned him during the 'Access Hollywood' scandal.<p>Donald Trump is less than six months into his presidency, yet one of the organizing principles of his political operation is already becoming clear: payback.<p>In private, Trump …

Donald Trump

How to Get Alexa to Call Your Phone

We've all misplaced our phone from time to time, so wouldn't it be handy if Alexa could help you locate it? There are a few third-party skills that …

7 smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop

Oil, gas, and coal industries get a shocking amount of funding from the US government, a new report shows

The report, released July 5, is the product of research conducted by Oil Change International, Friends of the Earth, the Sierra Club, and the World Wildlife Fund's European Policy Office. Their goal was to parse out the amount of public financing — defined as grants, equity, loans, guarantees, and …

Fossil Fuels

These Transparent, Solar Power-Generating Windows Are the World's First

Trying to make large buildings energy-neutral, companies are taking advantage of building windows' surface area to harvest solar energy.<p>A tech startup on a mission to make modern commercial and housing estates energy neutral has outfitted the headquarters of a Dutch bank with the world's first …

Clean Energy

This glass sticker turns your MacBook’s trackpad into a number pad

It’s pretty rare to see a laptop with a full number pad. In fact, none of Apple’s MacBooks have ever had one. But if you’re someone who does some serious number crunching, Nums might be able to help.<p>Currently looking for funding on Kickstarter, Nums is essentially a giant glass panel that attaches …

Your Sort of Simple Guide to Building an Off-Grid Power System

Living in our Airstream, Artemis, power has been the number-one challenge. The daily-life stuff is easy to cope with: cooking is all done on propane; we avoid excessive appliances, with pour-over coffee and handheld espresso machines; and off-the-grid lighting falls to Goal Zero’s awesome low-power …

ASUS ZenScreen is the slickest USB monitor I've ever seen

ASUS is known for its design chops, so much so that it could turn even a router into an eye candy. The same goes for its latest USB monitor, the ZenScreen (MB16AC), which turned up on the show floor here at Computex in Taipei. This 15.6-inch, 1080p IPS device is the slickest of its kind I've ever …

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Trump Thinks the Constitution ‘Makes Us Look Weak’

On Wednesday, a federal court in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order preventing President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from …

Trump Proposes $6.2B HUD Cut. What Impact Will It Have on U.S. Cities?

<b>President</b> <b>Donald Trump</b> is wasting no time making good on his campaign promise to slash government spending, as evidenced by the release of his 2018 …

Housing