Michael Hammond

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10 Apps To Download Before A DIY Project

These days, the most invaluable tool for inspiring and organizing any home design project fits in your back pocket. Whether you want to compare and contrast new potential paint colors for your den, find a coffee table that fits in your living room <i>and</i> your budget, or plan a complete kitchen …

Home Decorating

Are You Paying Too Much for Common Repairs?

Congratulations on buying your first house. Now, you have to learn how to keep it in good repair.<p>Most repairs are simple, inexpensive, and …

Learn to Play Guitar in 10 Hours !!!!

Introduction: Learn to Play Guitar in 10 Hours !!!!<p>This post is for anyone who has thought about picking up the guitar but hasn’t yet. For those of …

Guitar

How to Solder

Introduction: How to Solder<p>This guide focuses on soldering for the beginner and explains how you can solder a variety of components using a few …

Praying with a Muslim colleague ruined my career, says Christian NHS worker

Claims by Christian NHS worker that she was discriminated against on religious grounds after saying a prayer for a Muslim colleague come during a tense period in relations between Islam and other faiths, following the Paris terrorist attacks<p>It was intended, she says, as a simple but heartfelt …

The Beginner’s Guide to Weight Training

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How To Get Started Grilling - Tip and Tricks

So you’re ready to master the fine art of grilling, but you may have some questions about what you will need to get started.<p>Well, luckily for you, I …

How to Win at Bar Games

A guide to using math and physics to become king of the neighborhood.<p>A guide to using math and physics to become king of the neighborhood.

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

Your science oven is good for a whole lot more than just TV dinners.<p><b>Give Your Plants a Boost</b><p>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and …

The Food Lab's Complete Guide to Pan-Seared Steaks

GalleryThe Food Lab's Complete Guide to Pan-Seared Steaks<p>Summers are made for the grill, but what's a steak lover to do when the weather's too cold and wet to light the suckers up? <b>Just cook them indoors</b>. Indeed, pan-seared steaks have several distinct advantages over grilled steaks—enough that …

How Do I Stop Mildew From Coming Back?

Have you spent hours cleaning mildew only to see it return? Here's how to keep it away for good.<p>Even though I clean the mildew from the bottom shelf of my lower kitchen cabinets, it always comes back. Why?<p>Mildew needs moisture, so if you find the source of the moisture, you'll stop the mildew. Look …

5 ways to make your pushups more productive

The pushup is one of the most basic and effective upper-body exercises you can do.<p>But while it’s a fairly simple exercise, people often make a …

5 Tips for Raised Bed Gardens

Pat Callahan is Delaware Valley College's director of grounds, landscape, and turf, who also helps PopMech with the mower tests we run on the college's pristine grounds. Here, he gives us his top five tips for building and maintaining raised beds.<p><b>Raised beds carry a litany of advantages</b> that make …

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

I don't often write about the business side of my life on this blog. Maybe it's because when I grew up, business and the kitchen were one and the same, and I've wanted to separate them a bit. I used to wish for a lifestyle in which home was home, business was business.<p>But the truth is, they mix all …

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How to Make Instant Garden Beds - Organic Garden

Is this the year you finally start a garden? Or maybe you long for one more bed of bush beans, or you need space for one last pair of tomatoes. …

Gardening

Champagne: Everything You Need to Know, from Labels to Sabers

From understanding labels to sabering the bottle, here's everything you need to know about Champagne, the king of sparkling wine<p>It's that season again—at last! The time of popping corks, bubbles in your nose, and celebratory toasts to, well, whatever we happen to feel like at the moment. For the …

Sparkling Wine

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

Love Strawberries? Here’s How To Grow Your Own

18 Comments Print Email<p>If you’d like to get your kiddos interested in gardening, growing strawberries is just the ticket! They bear juicy, red fruit …

Tips For Growing A Bumper Crop Of Tomatoes

Did you know: Seeds can be saved from this year’s harvest and used next year. See this page for directions.<p><i>Location</i>: Thrives in full sun and well …

Gardening

Garden

Easy step-by-step instructions to increase the number of leafy greens in your garden.<p>In addition to their beauty, foxglove is actually resistant to …

Year round maintenance tips for small engines | Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself

Power equipment, especially two stroke engines in like generators, snow blowers and lawnmowers are built to do a specific job and in most cases do it …

Top 10 Tricks to Get Discounts on Almost Anything

You know that victorious feeling you get when you pay for something with a coupon? Here are 10 ways to get that feeling on just about everything you …

Primal Exercises Everyone Should Do

These aren't "invented exercises" these are movements that we all are called up to do everyday in our activities of daily life.<p><b>Primal Movement Concept</b><p>…

10 Coolest Football Stadium Technologies

Whether it's gigantic scoreboards and moving roofs or picking up turf and taking it outside to grow, football stadia go techy to facilitate passion.

DIY Ice Cream

Oh, hello. I didn't see you there.<p>Emma here (aka "the little sister") (aka "elsie jr jr") and I just stopped by to share a fun and delicious summer …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

Hiroshima Visualized

Even viewed as abstractions the data have a forceful impact.<p>In the whole of human history thus far, nuclear weapons have been used in anger exactly twice. Sixty-eight years ago today an American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped Little Boy, the first atomic bomb ever used in war, on the Japanese …

The 2013 Serious Eats Guide to Grilling

Getting ready to fire up that grill for Independence Day? We've got you covered over on our Grilling Page. Swing on by and you'll find a whole section on Grilling How-Tos, which will walk you through making the juiciest boneless chicken breasts, grilling perfect burgers, or cooking up the ultimate …

Everything You Need to Know About Pressure Washers

Pressure washers can cut through grime in no time, but read our quick tips before you buy one and start spraying.<p><b>Summer is great, but it's dirty.</b> Before you know it, mud, pollen, mildew, dried grass clippings, and the greasy film from air pollution can cover everything in sight. The pressure washer …

How to Chop a Chicken

Learning how to chop up a whole chicken will help cooks who are on a budget because whole chickens tend to cost less per pound than meat that has …