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Build A Little Desktop Widget That Displays Live Info From Various Sources

Sometimes you just want a simple way to glance at data when you’re away from your computer. Sure, you probably have your phone on you at all times, but where’s the fun in that? DIYer Stefan built a little desktop widget that will dish out all kinds of info.

Make Super Smooth Hummus By Adding A Little Bicarbonate Of Soda

Super smooth, almost fluffy hummus is something that I’ve never been able to achieve at home. Sure, I’ve made good hummus, but not that creamy, light-as-air stuff you seem to be able to acquire at Middle Eastern restaurants. It turns out there is a secret ingredient: bicarbonate of soda.

The Biggest Problems You'll Run Into When Renovating An Old House

Older homes have character, often boasting features like architectural windows and solid plaster walls that you don’t find in many newer buildings. When it’s time to renovate, though, older houses present costly challenges that aren’t so charming. Here are the biggest and most common renovation issues you should prepare for.

The Right Way To Put Out A Kitchen Fire

If you spend any appreciable amount of time in the kitchen you will, at one point or another, be confronted with a kitchen fire. Dumping buckets of water on the situation is almost never a great idea, but luckily Bon Appetit has some tips on how to prevent and handle various kitchen fires.

Cram Coins Between A Wrench And A Bolt When You Don't Have The Right Sized Wrench

Sometimes, you grab the wrong wrench for a job. You could go back and grab the correct one, but if you’re feeling especially lazy (or you just don’t own the right one), Instructables user M3G points out that a little loose change can save the day.

The Difference Between Crimini And Portobello Mushrooms

Even if two ingredients seem similar, you shouldn’t always swap them out, but if you know the difference you can better decide which one to use. For example, crimini and portobello mushrooms are two ingredients that seem similar, and in fact, the main difference is age.

Drill Straighter Holes By Using An Old CD As A Guide

If you’re having trouble making straight holes with your handheld power drill, an old CD can make for a cheap and effective guide.

Use Egg Wrappers Instead Of Regular Wraps For Protein-Packed Sandwiches

Pinwheel sandwiches are beautiful and easy to make. If you’re avoiding wheat or just want to vary your sandwich wrapper, try using eggs.

Ask Why A Homeowner Is Selling Before Buying Their Property

Usually, when someone sells something big like their home, they have a good reason for it. Sometimes it’s harmless, but it could also be a warning sign for buyers. Be sure to ask before you sign.

Polish Hard To Reach Spots With Twine

Detailed silverware and jewellery can have some areas that are difficult to reach. Use twine or string dipped in a bit of polish to make reaching those areas easier.

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