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More and more research studies are concluding that regular dinners are the key to a happy, healthy family. Dinnertime is a great time to discuss how well your family is working. The Week highlights an agile approach to this (something we’ve seen similarly applied to parenting in general).
Do you have a lot of leftover plastic shopping bags? Instead of tossing them, Instructables user foobear put them to use by turning them into a strong, water-resistant rope. It’s not too difficult, going by his guide, and he reckons that a single strand can take his weight. The best part? It can be done without any tools.
Sabreing a champagne bottle doesn’t really require a sword — a long chef’s knife will do. While it doesn’t make your bubbly taste better or pour smoother, it’s a fun way to kick off a ceremony and impress your guests. If you’re into the idea, the folks at Bon Appetit show you how it’s done in this video.
Tennis balls are good for more than just tennis. If you have a few lying around, you can repurpose them in all sorts of handy ways.
Home security and automation are rarely mentioned in the same sentence as the word cheap, but it’s totally possible if you’re willing to do a few things yourself. We checked out a DIY kit called Ninja Blocks, and we were able to get a home automation and security system up and running in about 10 minutes.