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SIP Trunking: Come for the Cost Savings, Stay for More Cost Savings

If you still think SIP trunking is primarily about cost savings—guess what? You’re still right.

How to Size Your SIP Trunks

By Gary Audin<br>Calculating the right amount of bandwidth for SIP trunks is a tricky, but not impossible, undertaking.

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In our life, everything does not always turn out exactly as we would be expected. Sometimes, it fails and created funny situations. Take a look at 39 …

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money.

How to Use a Rafter Square

The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your square and get the most out of this tool.<p>The Rafter Square, or Speed Square, does more than mark perpendicular lines. Here's how to make sense of all the numbers on your …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Eat Better on a Budget

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a burden on your wallet<p><b>Question:</b> Dieting is expensive. How can I diet with a low income? <i>(from reader Jesse Jenner)</i><p><b>Answer:</b> Don’t let your budget come between you and your health. Contrary to popular belief, many healthy foods are no more expensive than junk grub, …

10 'Forrest Gump' Quotes That Will Still Make You Tear Up 20 Years Later

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of this heartwarming, tear-jerking classic.<p>Yesterday marked the 20-year anniversary of the movie <i>Forrest Gump</i> and its quietly poignant protagonist. The Oscar-winning film spans nearly 40 years and many historic events—including Forrest's run-ins with the likes of Elvis …

Clean The Interior of Your Car with a Coffee Filter

Coffee Filters are cheap, and you can buy huge packages of them at the dollar store. Even if you don't brew drip, you can use them for other things, …

Do More Pushups Than Ever Before!

Use this plan to push past your limits and go way beyond average<p>How many pushups can you do? Scratch that. How many pushups can you do with perfect form? That means your body stays in a straight line, your chest touches the floor, your elbows are tucked to your sides, and your arms are fully …

20 Low-Carb Substitutes That Don't Suck

Seriously!<p><i>By Kissairis Munoz for Greatist</i><p>What do mac and cheese, stacks of pancakes, and bowls of pasta all have in common? If you answered, "Umm, they're delicious," you'd be right. But they're also heavy in carbs and can leave you feeling tired and annoyed. And while a diet rich in healthy …

Instant Ice-Cold Beer in 3 Easy Steps

No one like waiting around for a beer to chill. So gather these simple household products and get ready for an insta-cold one.<p><b>What You'll Need</b><p>• Can of gas duster<p>• Can of beer<p>• Pliers<p>• Nail or screw<p>• Cigarette lighter<p>• Plastic container with lid<p>• Duct tape<p>• Kitchen gloves<p><b>Directions</b><p><b>STEP 1</b><p>Scrounge a …

How to Replace Your Lightbulbs After the Incandescent Phase-Out

Beginning on Jan. 1, you won't be able to buy 60- and 40-watt incandescent lightbulbs. We walk you through your new options.<p><b>Here's a good one:</b><p>How many lightbulbs does it take to replace a lightbulb?<p>Three: a halogen, a CFL, and an LED.<p>(Rimshot.)<p>Don't get it? You will on Jan. 1, 2014. That's when …

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Dining Table

Shares 16K<p>Did you see the vintage chair I made over yesterday? Well we bought it to accent this amazing table that my husband built last weekend.<p>You …

Blast Away Grime With Baking Soda

If you've got heavy-duty cleaning jobs to tackle, get yourself a soda blaster, which uses sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) to remove paint, gunk, and corrosion.<p><b>A soda blaster is like a sandblaster</b>—it works in conjunction with an air compressor to clean dirty parts and surfaces. But instead of using …

We Test the 10 Best Cordless Oscillating Tools

The cordless oscillating tool does the seemingly impossible. It cuts, grinds, sands, scrapes, and it can do all these jobs in nearly inaccessible places. We gathered 10, some full-size and other compact 12-volt types, then we went to work cutting, sanding<p>The cordless oscillating tool does the …

Can Anyone Top the Dremel? 6 Rotary Tools Tested

The corded rotary tool knocks out metal grinding jobs where an angle grinder is too much and a hand file is too little. People also use these tools to cut off broken bolts and nails or to make a slot in a broken screw stub to back it out with a screwdriver. We gathered six and ran a variety of …

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

7 Ways to Bring Solar Lighting to Your Home

Solar power has made some recent debuts at high-profile venues such as NFL stadiums and the Pentagon, but new technology is making it increasingly affordable, efficient, and accessible for the average homeowner looking to cut energy costs. If you're looking for solar solutions, here are a few …

How to Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Naturally

Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that can be found either externally or internally around the anus. They are caused by increased pressure on the pelvic …

The Best Protein Powder for Your Smoothie

Get fit faster by adding this powder to your favorite morning meal<p><b>What's the best protein powder to add to a smoothie?</b>—Kayleigh, Kissimmee, FLEgg-white protein powder knocks it out of the park. Unlike many powders, it is close to "real food," says certified nutritionist Christine Avanti, R.D., …