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Here's A Cheap And Easy Way To Give Your Old Car A USB Plug That Actually Looks Good 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 have a charging port that looks clean enough to have come from the factory.

Put a Real Pen Clip on Your Apple Pencil and Thank Me Later Put a Real Pen Clip on Your Apple Pencil and Thank Me Later

For the past week I’ve been writing, swiping, and doodling with Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro. As a fan of my older iPad Air 2, the more capable iPad Pro feels like a step in the right direction, save for one issue: that damn Apple Pencil. In a move that prioritizes form over function, the company made a delightfully…

Make Your Own Golden Syrup for the Best Pecan Pie of Your Life Make Your Own Golden Syrup for the Best Pecan Pie of Your Life

Corn syrup is gross. I guess it’s okay in small quantities—say, to give homemade caramels a bit of chew—but it’s too one-note to be a standalone sweetener. As such, I avoid it when I can.

There's a Better Way to Butter Your Holiday Booze There's a Better Way to Butter Your Holiday Booze

Hot buttered rum is so good in theory, but in practice, it always disappoints. Slurping a film of butter off your top lip is a bit much, even for those of us who would eat a stick of butter like a banana were society ready to accept us.

Easy, Edible DIY Gifts You Can Make Now Easy, Edible DIY Gifts You Can Make Now

An edible gift can make someone feel loved in the way only delicious, homemade food can. They also leave no clutter behind, providing a welcome break from the sea of compulsively purchased consumer goods that’s become synonymous with the holiday season. In case you can’t tell, I’m a big fan.

The FDA Is Not Cool With Selling DIY Gene Therapies The FDA Is Not Cool With Selling DIY Gene Therapies

The Food and Drug Agency has issued a stern warning to anyone who might be crazy enough to undertake gene therapy in the do-it-yourself fashion. Definitely don’t do this at home, a statement released on Tuesday implies. And if you do, we’ll throw every law we can at you.

Different Ways to Use a Magnetic Knife Holder Different Ways to Use a Magnetic Knife Holder

Magnetic knife holders are a great way to keep your knives at the ready, sure, but they’re also useful for keeping other household items organized and easy to grab. (That is, provided they’re a good amount of metal in them, such as drill bits or paperclips.) Below, other strategies for putting a magnetic knife strip…

How to Find a Stud in Your Wall With Just a Magnet 

If you’re doing some home renovation work or hanging something up, you’ll need to know where the studs in your walls are. But you don’t need a fancy stud finder device—a magnet will do just fine.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Are Not the Sink-Saving Combo You've Been Led to Believe Baking Soda and Vinegar Are Not the Sink-Saving Combo You've Been Led to Believe

Everyone loves a natural home-cleaning solution, not least because you’ve likely got the ingredients in your pantry already. Baking soda and vinegar are two of the most common components, and if you’ve ever seen a science fair volcano, you have a sense of why.

It's Time You Tried Making Your Own Ink Out of Walnuts  It's Time You Tried Making Your Own Ink Out of Walnuts 

When we rounded up our staff’s Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were exploring mindfulness meditation, adding extra exercise into our days, and tweaking our entertainment habits.

Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games Watch This Guy Build a Nintendo Switch Clone That Plays Thousands of Classic Games

Still having a hard time finding a Nintendo Switch in stores? Or maybe you’re tired of waiting for Nintendo’s promised online store full of retro games? Tim Lindquist took things into his own hands and built a Nintendo Switch clone from scratch that can emulate games from over 50 classic systems.

Use a Ziploc Bag to Turn Your Smartphone Into an In-Flight Display Use a Ziploc Bag to Turn Your Smartphone Into an In-Flight Display

You know the drill when it comes to airplane etiquette. Keep your bags stowed in your overhead bin, fasten your seatbelts, and practice some mindfulness after getting out of the way for yet another bathroom run. Sure, after takeoff you’ll be able to use your devices, but if you’ve only got your smartphone on you, or…

Making Your Own Rough Puff Pastry Is Absolutely Worth It Making Your Own Rough Puff Pastry Is Absolutely Worth It

Though I like to bake, I don’t consider myself a “serious baker.” Sure, I make my own pie crust and can bake a pretty decent loaf of bread, but one thing I have wanted to mess with is puff pastry.

3 Art Projects for Kids That Use the Power of the Sun 3 Art Projects for Kids That Use the Power of the Sun

Art projects are an easy way to bond with your kid and give them a chance to show their creative side. Even cooler are art projects your kid can do that harness the power of the sun. Plus, art projects outside mean less mess for you to clean up.

Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients Make Your Own Fruit Roll-Ups With Just Three Ingredients

In the great game of lunchbox snack trading, few items hold as much clout as a a violently pink or—if you’re very lucky—tie-dye fruit roll-up. Though I still have a soft spot for the plasticky confection, I would hesitate to include it in my five-a-day count. Luckily, you can get more fruit in your fruit snack by…

Light Smartphone Portrait Photos With a Big Mac Box Light Smartphone Portrait Photos With a Big Mac Box

If you’re looking for a cheap, and somewhat tasty, lighting solution for your selfies or smartphone portraits, look no further. Bah-da-ba-ba-bah, I’m lovin’ this Big Mac box lighting trick.

Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables Feed Your Inner (or Actual) Child With DIY Pizza Lunchables

I am a very big fan of Lunchables, both as a product and a concept. The no-cook, assemble-and-eat boxes of food are convenient, customizable, and fun for all, including actual school children and those who are just children at heart.

Make After-School Routines Easier by Color-Coding a Clock Make After-School Routines Easier by Color-Coding a Clock

As a parent, I often feel like a walking stopwatch. “Three more minutes of TV!” “Eight minutes before it’s time to brush your teeth!” “Twenty-four minutes until bedtime!”

Prep Your Kid's School Outfits With Days-of-the-Week Shelves Prep Your Kid's School Outfits With Days-of-the-Week Shelves

Getting the kids out the door each morning can be a struggle, especially if one of the to-dos on their checklist is picking out an outfit. The decision is a monumental one—he wants to wear his dino undies, no wait, his Batman pair, hey, did someone do the laundry yesterday?, oh look, now he’s naked again.

Our Five Favorite Tension Rod Hacks for Parents    Our Five Favorite Tension Rod Hacks for Parents   

Along with the beloved pool noodle, the tension rod is one of those highly versatile items that make you feel like a true MacGyver every time you discover a new off-brand use for it. Parents can hack it to make their lives easier, more organized, and more fun. Here are five ways to do just that.

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