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How to keep plants alive in this blistering summer heat

A friend went to Portland, Ore., for a getaway and felt pretty smug about missing the recent SoCal heat wave, until he returned and surveyed the wreckage around his Pasadena home.<p>“Lost many plants in my yard,” he texted. “Very upsetting. Blow torch.”<p>We know the feeling.<p>The blast of heat that …

Gardening

Use Free Smart Technology For Lawn, Garden Watering In Rockland

You could know exactly how long the sprinklers need to run to keep your lawn and garden healthy in the hot weather. Conserve water!<p>PEARL RIVER — What …

Gardening

For a Planet to Sustain Life, It Needs the Habitable Trinity

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Geology

Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't<p>One will form the top of the cabinet and another will form the bottom. The two …

Woodworking

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

This giant demon plant gives you burns if you touch it, and it's spreading

The name "giant hogweed" should give you a clue as to how horrible this plant is.<p>“Giant hogweed” already sounds like a thing you should avoid. You’ll definitely want to steer clear once you see the burns the plant can give you—yes, you read that right, <i>burns from a plant</i>. (We won’t paste them in for …

Hogweed

50 Genius Ways to Clean Up Your Garage

Cleaning up your garage doesn’t have to be a huge chore.<p>Drill 1-in. holes spaced every 4 in. in the PVC pipe. Use a utility knife to cut slits in the …

Lawn Aeration Basics – Tools and Tips | Times Square Chronicles

Lawn Aeration Basics – Tools and Tips<p>Every lawn owner aims to achieve a greener and healthier grass. This can be simply done by maintaining all the …

How to Ask Alexa to Read You (or Your Kids) a Story

Alexa has a variety of skills that turn her into a fine story teller of tales that are funny, scary, crazy, and even interactive. Here's how to get …

Smart Homes

Master Gardener: What you need to know about Japanese maple trees

<b>Q: We would like to plant a Japanese maple tree next to our house. Before we go shopping, do you have any suggestions on choosing a tree and growing</b> …

Farming underground in a fight against climate change

<b>The Andean Plateau or the Altiplano, is one of the largest and highest plateaus in the world. In order to protect their crops from drought, flash floods and increasing temperatures, Bolivian farmers are going underground.</b><p>Bolivia is among the nations least responsible for climate change, but one of …

11 Landscaping Hacks That Will Save You Time

Looking for ways to save time and get rid of nagging landscape problems this summer? This collection of landscaping and gardening hacks will give you …

A Big Overlooked Risk in Paying Off Your Mortgage Early

You might reduce your exposure to poor returns on investments, but you're increasing this other important risk factor.<p>There are plenty of arguments …

Repel Mosquitoes with These Plants, Part 1: Citronella, Lemongrass, and Lantana – Organic Gardening

<i>Photo by Michelle White</i><p>Did you know mosquitoes are considered to be the deadliest critter on Earth? Every year they spread a host of debilitating, …

Bizarre state of matter to treat wounds instead of antibiotics

A plasma patch could soon be used to dress wounds. Plasma is a state of matter, like a solid or gas, and can kill bacteria including those that are …

How to Convert Your Wall into a Giant Touch Screen

Smart walls could track people’s gestures or monitor appliances

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Hedging your stock bets: 3 ways you can reduce your investment risk

Find out how to be comfortable with the investment decisions you make.<p>Investing involves risk.<p>Without risk, you can't reasonably expect investments to generate good returns. But that doesn't mean that you have to accept the full amount of risk from a particular investment. Instead, you can use …

Investing

25 Plants & Herbs You Can Propagate from Cuttings

Growing new plants from cuttings is a great way to increase your stock in a relatively short time. Rooted cuttings are often sturdier than seedlings, …

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

14 Reasons Why Raised Beds Are The Best Way to Garden

Raised bed gardening is not a new concept. Traditional gardeners used to double dig their beds to form rectangular or circular mounds 1-1 ½ ft. high, …

Hitman: Sniper

BECOME THE ULTIMATE SILENT ASSASSIN. Take on the role of Agent 47 in Hitman: Sniper - a fixed position shooting game set in beautiful Montenegro. …

Enix

The easy way to grow an avocado plant (and cut down on waste at the same time)

Every time you whip up some avocado toast, you scoop out the creamy, perfectly ripe fruit and throw away the pit. (Unless you’re one of those fans of …

Plants

Three DIY Bug Traps That Actually Work

Defend yourself against stink bugs, mosquitoes, and fruit flies<p>Uninvited guests at your summer cookout can be real pests. So get rid of your annoying insect visitors with a DIY bug trap. But bear in mind that not all the traps you find on the Internet work.<p>A sonic mosquito repellent is one failure. …

Quick DIY Raspberry Pi Weather Station

If you are interested in creating your very own connected Raspberry Pi weather station, you may be interested in a new tutorial which has been …

How To Easily Grow An Endless Supply Of Onions Indoors

Who wants to eat organic home grown food? And the best way would be if you could grow them yourselves. That way you’ll always know what you eat and …

10 Drought Tolerant Plants That Grow In Lack Of Water

All plants require water to survive, but some plants “drink” less water than others. Certainly, there are plants that grow in a lack of water. They …

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

8 VEGETABLES THAT YOU BUY ONCE & REGROW FOREVER!

The consumption of vegetables is very crucial for your health especially the ones that are organic. You can never be sure what are you buying in the …

Top 10 Moneymaking Apps You Need to Download Now

These moneymaking apps won't make you rich but can earn you some respectable extra pocket money with little effort.<p>12 min read<p>Apps that can make you money? It sounds too good to be true, but moneymaking apps do actually exist. While these apps won’t make you rich, they can earn you some respectable …