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Here's Why Your Phone Battery Dies So Unreasonably Quick

Is your smartphone's battery always letting you down in the middle of the day? Suddenly your battery goes from 30 percent to 1 per cent … We hear you. It is downright annoying!<p>But Geeks has shared all the tips you need to prolong your battery life. Check out how you can up your chances of lasting …

Apps

How to organize messy cords at home

Smart Homes

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Woodworking

10 Brilliant Ways to Maximize Your Kitchen Storage

If keeping your kitchen’s clutter under control is a daily struggle, it’s time to get creative with your organizing ideas. Tidying up will only get …

Country Lifestyle

8 Creative Uses for Caulk You've Never Thought Of

Growing up I lived with two very different kinds of parents. My father was the "right tool for the job" type man and my mother was the kind that …

Home Improvement

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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How to Paint Wood

You might think aside from walking and maybe riding a bike, painting wood would be a close third in the "things that are really easy to do" category. …

Demonstrations of Bernoulli's Principle You Can Try at Home

Recently, I wrote about how it's possible to explain the lift from an airplane wing without mentioning Bernoulli's principle, which … well … ruffled …

How to Choose the Right Caulk for Any Surface

Seal the gaps.<p>Caulk is used to create a waterproof or insulating seal between building materials. Examples where caulk is used to fill a gap include: between a tub and tile, countertop and backsplash, or window and frame. Although applications may seem similar, the key to a successful seal is to …

Every DIYer should know about these apps

Seven essential phone apps for your next project.<p>When you start thinking about your next DIY project, preparation is key: You need good tools, the right quantity of the right materials, and enough know-how to not make a complete mess. Oh, and as you gather your tools, don't forget your …

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

This popular Nighthawk model just overtook Google Wifi as Amazon’s best-selling router

The Google Wifi mesh wireless system has been at the top of Amazon’s best-selling routers list for, well, for as long as we can remember. It’s not …

Wi-Fi

Review: Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat

It’s impossible to write a review of any smart thermostat without addressing the elephant in the room—the Nest thermostat. As WIRED’s David Pierce …

The Japanese de-cluttering method that will still keep your home cozy

These days, the internet seems to be overflowing with organization and decluttering advice. But if you’re not into near-sterile minimalism, much of …

Design

How to replace your old, outdated 3-way light switches

Here's how to swap outdated three-way light switches for something much better.<p>Archaic light switches might as well be from the stone age. All they do is turn a light on and off. They can't dim lighting gently or remember the brightness level you prefer. Outdated switches don't play nicely with LED …

Arduino

Here's A Cheap And Easy Way To Give Your Old Car A USB Plug That Actually Looks Good

You can buy a USB adapter for your car’s 12 volt cig lighter plug for a couple bucks. But if you spend just a tiny bit more time and money, you can …

15 Awesome DIY Projects That You Can Make and Sell

Whether you want to make some extra cash or want to start your own business, there are seemingly endless DIY projects to sell once you get the hang …

All About Carpet Tiles

Traditionally, the thing to aspire to in a home was wall-to-wall carpet. And while wall-to-wall is certainly comfortable and carries with it a number …

Huawei's New Honor Router Is Here To Smarten Up Your Home Connection

With Huawei making such a big climb up the smartphone hierarchy in the past couple of years, it’s easy to forget that long before it made crazy A.I. phones that can tell the difference between a cat and a dog, Huawei was a telecommunication giant. In fact, that’s still where the company’s bread is …

Wi-Fi

Understanding Electrical Wire Labeling

The wires sold for electrical wiring carry several different labels to help you choose the right product for your needs. For example, whether you are …

How To Wire Split Outlets

01 of 10<p>How To Wire Split Outlets... Step #1: Turn Off The Circuit Breaker<p>Before you attempt this installation, turn the power off by turning off the …

How to grout tiles – a step-by-step guide for kitchens and bathrooms

From wall tiles to floor tiles, follow our easy DIY guide to grouting – and regrouting – your kitchen and bathroom<p>Whether you’re adding a colourful …

15 DIY Coffee Tables from the Rustic to the Minimal

Few pieces of furniture define your living room as the coffee table and fewer see as much traffic as these versatile delights. The modern coffee …

Furniture

Master Excel like the boss you are for less than $30

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Software

How to clear up your headlights

Cooley tries seven ways and the winner surprises him<p>Most cars on the road today have a plastic headlight assembly that can yellow with age. UV radiation from the sun turns the crystal clear housing into a hazy, cloudy thing that reduces overall brightness, blunts the beam pattern the manufacturer …

Lexus

Actually, You Don't Have to Sand Wood Furniture Before Painting It

And you've got some options<p>Painting wood furniture has to be one of the best ways to transform it on a dime (hello, flea market finds!), but sanding it first can be a real pain. Maybe it's a big, awkward platform bed or table and your arm is already tired just thinking about firing up the handheld …

7 Feng Shui tips for attracting money into your home

If the lottery tickets and prayers haven't manifested as money in your pocket yet, maybe it's time to take a new approach and what could be easier …

This is how you lay laminate flooring- a guide

Today’s homify article will guide you on how to lay laminate flooring. Contrary to belief, laying the laminate floor is a relatively simple …

Repair a Concrete Floor and Make It Look New(ish) Again

Most concrete cracks. That's a fact of life. Only the best concrete work will steer clear of cracking. But just give it enough time—it will …

Home Improvement

How to remove brown stains from sheet pans — with stuff you already own

No matter how hard you scrub, there are some stains that just won't come out with soap and water. Case in point: the eternally-dirty sheet pan that always seems to have brown, burnt-on residue coating the sides.<p>But we don't have to resign ourselves to this fate — there's a simple two-ingredient …

Sheet Pan