Make Browned Butter In The Microwave Instead Of The Stove

Many recipes call for the nutty flavour of butter that’s been slightly burned, often called brown or browned butter. You can make it on the stovetop, but the microwave takes less time and has less risk of overcooking.


Convert Coffee Grounds Into Starter Pots For Spring Planting

Coffee grounds work surprisingly well as insect repellent in the garden. You can combine all these uses into a biodegradable flower pot that can go from the windowsill to the ground without repotting.


Match Your Suit And Shoes Perfectly With This Cheat Sheet

If you’re still learning how to dress better, it can help to have some “cheat sheets” on hand. This graphic from Slaters shows you what colour shoes go with what colour suits.


The Seven Easiest Vegetables To Grow For Beginner Gardeners

You don’t need a green thumb to grow fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you’re a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top (almost) foolproof vegetables to grow.


Build A Universal Smart Remote Control With An Arduino

Universal remotes are great but often rather pricey. If you want to make your own, Make shows you how to use an Arduino Yun to make a smart remote control you can control from any web browser.


Make A Motion-Triggered Night Light For Under The Bed

If you’re tired of bumping into things when you get out of bed in the middle of the night, this DIY project may be for you. LEDs mounted under the bed turn on when you get up or approach the bed, but only if the room is dark.


How Being A Home Owner Improves Your Sex Life [Infographic]

Buying your first house is one of the most stressful endeavors you’re ever likely to go through. On the plus side, it does help to get you more nooky, if this infographic is to be believed. (How else are you going to install that stripper pole?)


Blanch Corn And Freeze To Store It For Six Months

Corn starts losing its sweetness once it’s picked, so it’s best to eat it fresh. But America’s Test Kitchen has a way to store it for up to six months.


Keep Cats Off The Counter With A 'Yes' For Every 'No'

Cats love to jump up on to things. If you’re having trouble keeping your cats off certain places, you have to train them by positively reinforcing a “yes” area for every “no” area.


Tie A Garbage Bag More Easily By Flipping It A Few Times

When you’re trying to tie a garbage bag, it can be a real pain getting the two ends together. Give the bag a few flips around and it will be much easier.