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Carry a Sheet of Plywood By Yourself with a Loop of Rope

A standard sheet of plywood is 4’x8′ and weighs anywhere from 25 to 85 pounds, depending on the thickness. The dimensions make a sheet awkward to carry by yourself, even if you can handle the weight. Make it a bit easier on yourself with a length of rope. All you need to make carrying sheets […]

Make an Eyeglass Screwdriver Multitool with Sugru

If you have a few different jeweler’s screwdrivers for making adjustments to eyeglasses, why not put them together to form your own multitool? It’s a simple build and it might help you use up some of that off-color Sugru you bought but never used. Instructables user Tater Zoid shows us that all you need for […]

Breakup Splits Walls of Text into Paragraphs

Chrome: It’s frustrating when you run across pages of text written by someone who never learned the virtues of the paragraph. The dreaded wall of text can even dissuade us from reading an otherwise enjoyable piece. Fortunately, Breakup is here to help. Created by Logan Booker, an author with our Australian site, the Breakup Chrome […]

The Financial Moves You Should Make in October

It’s T-29 till Halloween, but all the cackling witches and evil goblins in the world couldn’t scare us more than the thought of falling behind on our financial to-do list. You too? Then don’t worry—we’re here to help. This month is all about planning—for everything from holiday travel to your golden years. Consider tackling these […]

Learn the Proper Uses of Kitchen Knives with This Handy Graphic

Most of us have a knife block in our kitchen, but not everyone has the knowledge of a master chef. This graphic explains the proper use of teach type of kitchen knife, along with a few useful tips. It’s always good to use the right knife for the right job, and this graphic from the […]

Fix Sliding Doors that Won’t Close with a Couple Magnets

It’s really annoying when a sliding door won’t shut completely, but adding a couple magnets can help it shut all the way every time. Your sliding door might be able to latch if you hold it and lock it, but when you don’t want it locked all the time it becomes a nuisance. YouTuber kipkay […]

Your Fellow Diners’ Appearance May Influence How Much You Eat

There are a lot of things that can influence our food intake: marketing, mindset, and that slowly spinning cheesecake in the glass case. A recent study found that who you’re eating with—and whether they’re larger than you—may also affect how much food you actually end up eating. The study, from Cornell University and published in […]

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Microsoft announced the next version of this week, dubbed Windows 10. If you missed any of the news, here’s a roundup of everything you need to know, from us and our friends at Gizmodo. Microsoft gave us a small peek at the next version of Windows today, confusingly dubbed Windows 10. Here’s what you can […]

Why Taking a Vacation Might Be the Best Way to Improve Productivity

Daily optimization techniques that help you produce better work and live a better quality of life can be very helpful to your to daily living, but we often get caught up in the work and forget to relax. In fact, we drastically underestimate how much we need breaks. Real breaks. This post originally appeared on […]

Store Pizza Peels Up High with a Guitar Mount

If you like to make your own pizza at home, pizza peels make it easy to set and retrieve your pie. They can be large and awkwardly shaped, but a simple guitar mount gives you easy, out of the way storage. J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, the Managing Culinary Director of food blog Serious Eats, got tired […]

The Most Ticketed Cars in the US

That speedy new car might look cool, but there’s a good possibility you’ll earn yourself a ticket with it. According to a recent report, these are the most ticketed cars in the US. We’ve covered reports in the past, but it has been awhile and it’s time for an update. The report, conducted by, […]

Create an Effective, Re-Usable Bug Trap for Under $7

There are plenty of poisons and traps you can buy at the store, but here’s a re-usable, highly effective trap you can make with an LED light and a two-liter soda bottle. Beetles, stink bugs, and other creepy crawlies can turn a nice home into a nasty place. Julian Smith had a stink bug problem, […]

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