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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most frustrating. If you’re plagued by slow speeds, bad reception, and other WiFi issues, here are 10 ways you can power up the WiFi in your home.

How to Make a Jon Snow Cloak Out of an IKEA Rug How to Make a Jon Snow Cloak Out of an IKEA Rug

I bet you, like me, took a gander at the cloaks of the Night’s Watch on Game of Thrones and thought “Damn, if they weren’t so flea-infested and covered in the blood of the dead I’d wear that in a heartbeat. Where do I even get a cloak like that?” Well you can fashion a cloak of your own the same way the show’s costume…

This DIY Activity Tin Keeps Kids Occupied Without An iPad   This DIY Activity Tin Keeps Kids Occupied Without An iPad  

It’s hard to compete with the convenience of iPads and phones to keep kids busy in cars, planes, restaurants, waiting rooms, and anyplace else where the words, “I’m bored!” are frequently heard. But with a little planning, you can whip out a activity tin for these very situations.

This DIY Alarm Clock Rips Your Sheets Off This DIY Alarm Clock Rips Your Sheets Off

Heavy sleepers might need a little something stronger than your standard alarm clock. Some ask you to throw them against a wall, while others roll around the floor wailing, but none of them take direct action to wake you up. Furniture maker and Instructables user 1UpLiving decided to make his alarm clock a little more…

Baby Corn Is a Real Vegetable You Can Grow Baby Corn Is a Real Vegetable You Can Grow

I swear these pictures are not fake. I grew baby corn in my back yard, and it was easy. All you have to do, to grow baby corn, is fail at growing real corn.

A DIY Pharmaceutical Revolution Is Coming—If It Doesn’t Kill Us First A DIY Pharmaceutical Revolution Is Coming—If It Doesn’t Kill Us First

As Mixael Laufer tells it, the vision came to him in El Salvador. Laufer was visiting Central America as a human rights envoy, touring a tiny, rural mountain town with the Marin County Peace and Justice Coalition. When he arrived at the town’s medical clinic, it had just run out of birth control.

This DIY Recipe for That McDonald's Szechuan Sauce From "Rick and Morty" Is Pretty Damn Good This DIY Recipe for That McDonald's Szechuan Sauce From "Rick and Morty" Is Pretty Damn Good

Rick and Morty is back and, thanks to the teaser premiere that aired back in April, so is an insane amount of enthusiasm for “Szechuan Sauce,” a limited edition nugget sauce that was released to help promote the 1998 Disney film Mulan.

Will It Sous Vide?: Fresh Homemade Cheese Will It Sous Vide?: Fresh Homemade Cheese

Welcome to a very cheesy edition of Will It Sous Vide?, the weekly column where I usually make whatever you want me to with my immersion circulator. This week we’re dealing with a subject that is very near and dear to the very center of my heart and being: cheese.

Sugru Moldable Glue Is Back On Sale, For All of Your DIY Needs Sugru Moldable Glue Is Back On Sale, For All of Your DIY Needs

Sugru is right up there with binder clips and the Raspberry Pi in Lifehacker’s pantheon of must-have gear, and you can stock up today with eight black and white packs from Amazon for just $12, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

Up Your Baking Game By Embossing Your Pastries Up Your Baking Game By Embossing Your Pastries

Have you ever stared at an empanada, willing it to tell you what delicious filling it contained within its pastry walls? If this scenario sounds familiar, I have good news: you can—as Twitter user @savelexi has shown us—emboss your pastry dough with identifying information, so you never have to wonder if you’re…

Yes, You Can Make Ice Cream Rolls at Home Yes, You Can Make Ice Cream Rolls at Home

It seems that ice cream has become increasingly about the optics. It’s not enough to have a simple scoop in a cone; it has to be in the mouth of a fish, or come with a whole slice of pie. Ice cream rolls fit in with the visually arresting crowd, but there’s an elegant simplicity to them that these other Instagram-able…

How To Build Your Own Keyboard How To Build Your Own Keyboard

While there are plenty of amazing pre-built mechanical keyboards on the market these days, it can be tough to find one with the perfect combination of switches, keycaps, case and electronics. The solution? Build your own. It’s much easier than it sounds. It just takes the right parts, a couple of tools and a…

Keep Your Aging Mac Mini Alive With a Few Clever Upgrades Keep Your Aging Mac Mini Alive With a Few Clever Upgrades

The Mac mini’s latest release was over 1,000 days ago. That’s over two years since the incredibly small and lovable machine got some love, and eons in the PC industry when it comes to updates. If you’ve got your own Mac mini you adore and want to keep alive, a little know-how, some extra components, and a few dongles…

This DIY Floating Cooler Means You Never Have to Leave the Pool to Grab a Drink This DIY Floating Cooler Means You Never Have to Leave the Pool to Grab a Drink

The only thing more divine than floating around in a pool on a hot summer’s day is floating around in a pool with a refreshing beverage, but once you’re settled in your doughnut shaped floatie, the last thing you want to do is get out to refresh your beverage. Luckily, The Kitchn has a cheap and easy solution for this…

Build Your Own Ball Pit, Germaphobes Build Your Own Ball Pit, Germaphobes

For kids, public ball pits are colorful pools of joy and wonder. For parents, they’re disgusting germ incubators, a place where boogers, soggy Band-Aids and moldy PB&J crumbs go to die.

How to Make Your Own Labneh (and How to Eat It) How to Make Your Own Labneh (and How to Eat It)

I first had labneh at a Lebanese restaurant in Tampa, Florida, and I became instantly enthralled. It had the tang of yogurt and the richness of cream cheese, and it caused me to put away pita in a way hummus never could. I then spent many years purchasing it in fancy grocery stores before I realized I could make my…

Hack an "Easy" Button for Quick Slack Alerts Hack an "Easy" Button for Quick Slack Alerts

Working with headphones on usually means you’d rather not be bothered, but sometimes it means you’re just listening to something while you work. If you want to be available despite your cans being on, why not build your own alert button?

Use Sugru to Keep Your Expensive Gaming Equipment Safe From Kids' Sticky Hands Use Sugru to Keep Your Expensive Gaming Equipment Safe From Kids' Sticky Hands

Kids and electronics usually don’t mix. I have more than one broken headphone jack and a missing iPod thanks to my siblings. With my family visiting this week, my younger sister will be looking for something controller-shaped to play with and promptly demolish. So I’m prepping my living room’s game controllers for the…

How to Make Classic Nickelodeon Slime, According to Double Dare Host Marc Summers

If you grew up watching Double Dare, or any Nickelodeon shows at all, you probably remember the green slime. People have tried to make their own versions for years, but now the true recipe has finally been revealed.

Cut the Sleeves Off Your Sweatshirt Already Cut the Sleeves Off Your Sweatshirt Already

I can’t believe I reached my mid-30s before this occurred to me. I’ll loaf around, pre- and post-gym, in workout gear that never has enough (rarely any) pockets. In cold weather, a jacket or hoodie solves the problem nicely. But in the summer? You can wear a sleeveless hoodie.

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