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Should You Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets, or Replace Them All Together?

Kitchen cabinets have a lot of requirements to meet. They need to be sturdy and large enough to hold dishes, utensils, pots and pans, and other …

Lifestyle

This Redditor's $250 Pantry Makeover is Kitchen Storage Gold

This Redditor's pantry was impressive, both in terms of its size, but also in the amount of food, kitchen supplies, and cookbooks he had stuffed in …

Kids indoor activities for rainy days

It’s one of the many challenges of parenthood - how do you keep a flock of hyperactive children amused on a rainy day? Because, let’s face it, even …

10 Things You Shouldn’t Be Putting in Your Recycle Bin

via pixabay<p>Around 90% of American households recycle these days, which is a great thing. There’s just one little thing that needs work.<p>Well, one …

Sustainability

Why Your Router Has Two Wifi Channels and How They Work

Few devices are as essential to the smooth running of a modern-day digital household than a wireless router, so it’s strange that this black box is …

Wi-Fi

15 Travel Books That Will Change The Way You See The World

The success of any great travel book can be measured not in awards, but in miles. The sheer distances they take our imaginations, and the miles they inspire us to hike, drive and fly—those are the things that matter when it comes to these books. And sometimes, reading a travel book can book can be …

Travel Writing

The 10 Best Ways to Boost Your Home Wifi

Wifi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Wi-Fi

400 free online courses with credits that can count towards your degree

These days, more and more universities are offering for-credit programs via MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. What started with a small number of degree programs, such as the iMBA from the University of Illinois (Coursera) and Georgia Tech’s Online Master of Science in Computer Science …

Online Education

15 quick + healthy toddler meal ideas 🙌

Coming up with healthy toddler meal ideas after a long day—whether you work, stay home, or do some mix or in between—is a challenge. It's often the …

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint unlimited plans comparison

On Friday, Sprint added a new tier to its unlimited data plans called Unlimited Premium that includes Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tidal and a 50GB LTE mobile hotspot. The new plan will cost $90 a month and be the company's most expensive plan and yet for what's included one of the better values offered by …

Technology

Gardening in August: This is absolutely everything you need to do

'The difference between a garden that's watered and fed and one that isn't is never more obvious than in August.'<p><b>Gardening in August: Water, harvest and deadhead to keep your garden blooming throughout this dry sunny month</b><p>Shrubs<p>* Prune summer-flowering shrubs such as buddleia, fuchsia, caryopteris …

How to Get More From Your 85mm Lens for Portraiture

<i>Using an 85mm lens is pretty much as simple as mounting it and shooting. But here’s how you can get more from it.</i><p>The 85mm lens is a darling of many …

Your foolproof guide to creating a gallery wall

A quick glance at Pinterest and Instagram is all you need to see that gallery walls are still incredibly popular. A mix of framed photos, prints, paintings and 3D items, gallery walls are a great way to fill space and express your style.<p>To create one that looks great can be intimidating though. How …

8 Montessori-inspired phrases to use for each stage of potty training

While we look forward to milestones, like introducing baby to their first foods and watching them take their first steps, for some reason potty …

Prevent Fires and Cut Your Energy Bill! Expert Guide to Dryer Ducts

On any top 10 list of home fire causes, you’ll find “clothes dryer.” But it would be more accurate to categorize these disasters as “lint fires.”<p>Lint …

Turn your old iPad into a photo frame for $2

Got an old tablet lying around? I'm a huge fan of repurposing it into a full-time digital photo frame. (Indeed, it's at the top of my list of new uses for old tablets.)<p>I say this as someone who's owned an actual, dedicated photo frame for years -- one that cost around $150 when I bought it. I love …

Sharpen and care for your kitchen knives

If you bought a nice knife for your kitchen, congrats! You took the first step toward making cooking easier and more enjoyable. But, don't stop there -- a good knife deserves careful maintenance, like sharpening and honing.<p>After a few weeks of use, new knives will become dull, forcing you to apply …

Build a Better Bathroom: 6 Bathroom Upgrades Worth the Money

Kitchens are usually seen as the heart of the home, but bathrooms are the muscle. A poorly planned bathroom could affect the way you feel about your …

Environmental toxins are seen as posing risks during pregnancy

Leading up to and during pregnancy, women are told to avoid alcohol and cigarettes, to make sure they get enough folate and omega-3 fatty acids, and to get adequate sleep and exercise. Most are told little or nothing about reducing their exposure to chemicals despite evidence suggesting that …

The $140 productivity app that’s managed my life for the past decade

I have a strange obsession with optimizing my life for peak productivity. Part of it is the dopamine hit that comes with a task well completed. But what brings me even more joy is the creation of the perfect Rube Goldberg machine to deflect, swat, and conquer everything the information economy has …

15 Simple But Brilliant Tricks to Fix All Your Toilet Problems

Yes, it’s true your friendly neighbourhood plumber has made at least 100 dollars per hour fixing stuff which you can do as well! Of course, your …

How to Make Espresso at Home: A Starter Guide

If you’re a coffee aficionado interested in pulling great shots at home, our review of the best espresso machine, grinder, and accessories can help …

How to Make Sure You're Getting the Internet Speeds You're Paying For

It’s probably been a while since you signed up for internet service, but you should have an idea of how fast your plan is. If not, give your ISP a …

How to Adjust a Self-Closing Spring Hinge Yourself

If the self-closing door to your garage isn’t closing hard enough to latch properly or the door slams shut, you can adjust the spring tension with a …

9 Laundry Rooms That Don't Suck

Laundry rooms have the tendency to become one of those rooms that we just forget about when it comes to remodeling or redecorating. After a while …

Pediatricians group urges parents to avoid these chemicals

<b>(CNN) —</b> A leading US medical organization representing more than 60,000 pediatricians recommends parents and children avoid certain chemicals used in food processing and called for the government to adjust its methods of deeming substances to be safe.<p>A policy statement published Monday by the …

Plan Your Fall Bulb Planting Now

Would you like a spectacular garden next spring? If so, prepare in summer, plant in fall. Here’s how to plan for a spring bulb garden.<p>There’s nothing …

How to use the Aperture Priority mode

<b>We’re going to show you how to move out of the comfort of Auto mode and get stuck in to one of your camera's other exposure modes. In order to do</b> …

Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Your front door is the gateway to your home, so it needs to be well protected. Whether you’re watching for trouble-makers, monitoring for parcel …

The best dishwashers you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>My family and I recently moved cross-country into a house that is still in the process of being remodeled. We have a barebones kitchen to …

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