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9 Awesome Ways To Use PVC Pipe You’d Never Of Thought Of

There a few things that are as versatile and resilient as PVC pipe. You can literally use it make almost anything. You can paint it, it can melt it, …

DIY

From marijuana beer to pot cookies, Canadian companies creating cannabis edibles

Beer brewed with marijuana, baking mixes concocted to bring out the unique flavours of cannabis oil and good, old-fashioned pot cookies: Canadian …

Cannabis

Watermelon Granita

June 05, 2018<p>This easy dessert is a simple take on a summertime staple. Watermelon packs vitamins C and A and lycopene, a potent antioxidant. It’s …

Food

All the questions about 'Fortnite' you were too embarrassed to ask

<b>(CNN) —</b> What might it take to unite people of all ages, backgrounds and interests toward a common goal? Easy: An impending ecological crisis threatening the survival of humanity.<p>That's one appeal of the multiplayer video game "Fortnite," an unlikely cultural phenomenon that is sweeping the globe …

Los Angeles

14 DIY Garden Hacks That Can Make You A Smart Gardener – Page 3

Old Fish Tank Into a Mini Greenhouse<p>Image Credit: Pinterest<p>How cool! Old Fish tank converted into a mini-greenhouse for starting seeds indoors. …

Hacking

These 18 Post-Apocalyptic Survival Life Hacks Will Keep You Alive At The End Of The World.

No matter what you see on the news, it’s unlikely our civilization is going to crash and burn within our lifetimes. But just because we don’t expect …

Lifehacks

Everything You Need to Know About Lilies

“Lilies as a group are very difficult,” wrote the late, great gardening writer Henry Mitchell. “What is especially difficult and infuriating about …

Gardening

When Nature Runs Wild, the Results Can Be Spectacular

So-called rewilding involves taking a hands-off approach to the land and letting natural processes happen.<p>In a sleepy corner of southern England, a revolution is taking place. For centuries, Knepp Castle’s 3,500-acre estate was devoted to intensive arable and dairy farming. But in 2001, Isabella …

Farming

How to Give Yourself a Buzz Cut | The Art of Manliness

Cutting your own hair may seem like a recipe for disaster, but with the right style it’s easy to save a few bucks doing the job at home. The buzz cut …

Hair

Tips of the Week: Creative Clamping, Freezing Out Dents, Using PlastiDip, and Being Kind to Future You

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

Maker Faire

The Secret To Moist, Tender, Fall-Off-The-Bone Ribs Every Time

Cooking ribs can be tricky. Do it right, and you’ve got flavorful, tender meat that is pretty much what dreams are made of — but one false move and …

Cooking

How to create a perfectly imperfect lawn

Make your yard beautiful—and environmentally-friendly, too.<p>Have you ever walked past one of those lawns that looks like a movie set? At your feet lies a Stepford-esque sea of emerald, not a bug or weed in sight, and a friendly neighbor is always standing on guard, hose in hand. (Pro tip: That …

Gardening

11 Interesting and Bizarre Photos Caught by Google Maps

By now, it's no secret that Google Earth is an incredibly powerful tool that has allowed everyday people like you and I to explore areas of the world …

Google Earth

These Tests Will Tell You Just How Good Your Eyes Are at Seeing Color

Let’s talk about how you’re perceiving color. The idea came to me when a coworker asked if they should get the computer with 100-percent sRGB or …

OLEDs

List of potential 2019 free agents could set up for year of contract craziness in NHL

John Tavares and John Carlson are in line for high-priced deals ahead of or during free agency, but the NHL could go contract crazy over the next 12 …

NHL

Life and Legacy of Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues

Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – Sept. 26, 1937) was one of the most popular and best-selling performers and recording artists of the 1920s. She was a …

St. Louis Blues

These Unbelievable Hacks Will Keep Mosquitos Away For Good

Mosquitos certainly know how to ruin a pleasant summer evening. Avoid them this summer by using one of these unique (and very effective) …

Hacking

Most likely buyout candidates for each Western Conference team

The NHL's silly season is right around the corner.<p>With teams on the brink of the annual tradition of overpaying in free agency, so too approaches the …

NHL

The 98 Best Songs of 1998: Pop's Weirdest Year

The year 1998 had some great ideas our culture gave up on too soon: Internet cafes, travel agencies, Jennifer Love Hewitt's singing career. Plus …

Music

17 Foods That Are Straight-Up Living In 3018

BRB I gotta go smell my cocktail...

Food

Top 10 goaltenders

<i>In the days leading to the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center in Dallas on June 22-23, NHL.com will break down the top prospects by position.</i> …

Top 10

The Best Affordable Fishing Rods for Less-Than-Expert Fishers

When you’re just starting out, fishing seems like an easy enough hobby to pick up. You don’t need a <i>ton</i> of equipment, and the one thing you need the …

Fishing

10 Easy Pieces: Garden Plant Supports

Your garden is like a stage set, and to keep the spotlight on the main players you need props to help them. Plant supports will prevent top-heavy …

Gardening

The Titan underwater drone promises to go deeper than its rivals

The majority of drones are designed for the sky, hence the phrase UAV (read: “unmanned aerial vehicle”) being used as a synonym. However, there are …

Drones

18 New Shows to Watch This Summer

Plus 10 returning series worth catching up on<p>It’s typical at this point for each new season of television to feature a slate of movie stars making the transition onto the small screen, and this summer is no exception, serving up Kevin Costner, Hugh Grant, Amy Adams, Guy Pearce, and John Krasinski, …

TV

How to Use Peas for Weight Loss

Peas, according to MayoClinic.com, are full of dietary fiber along with the vitamins and proteins needed for a healthy diet. Green peas contain about …

Healthy Eating

A protein activated by nicotine provides insight into how fat cells burn energy

Weight gain has often been noted as a side effect of quitting smoking, and research has well established that nicotine can function as an appetite …

Medical Research

Double-check your Amazon order to avoid crazy shipping costs

Amazon has a way of making shopping for necessities easy, but that doesn't mean you should blindly click away without carefully checking the total before hitting that Place Your Order button.<p>Learn from the unfortunate Georgia woman who ordered $88 (roughly £66, AU$117) worth of toilet paper from …

eCommerce

How to listen to what Amazon's Alexa has recorded in your home

If you're worried about what exactly Amazon's Echo-connected speaker has been recording in your home, there's an easy way to find out.<p>Amazon makes all recent recordings available for listening in the companion Alexa app for iOS and Android.<p>Amazon has said consistently that the Echo speakers only …

Smart Homes

15 Tips from Chefs on Creating the Perfect Burgers

It may seem easy enough to fire up the grill and make some burgers, but there are several things to consider before attempting to create that perfect …

BBQ