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Try These Simple Strategies for Improving the Air Quality in Your Home

When we think about air pollution, it’s usually in terms of it being an outdoor problem and something we can escape once we’re indoors—especially inside our own homes. But that’s not how it works. Some sources of air pollution, like pet dander and dust mites, come from within our own homes. Fortunately, there are ways…Read […]

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When to See the ‘Harvest Moon’ at Peak Brilliance This Month

The full moon that occurs nearest to the autumnal equinox, which is coming up on Sept. 22—is nearly upon us. Which means, for all you infinity scarf and pumpkin spice disciples—squee!—fall is almost officially here. Let’s delve into why this moon is so unique, and when to see it for yourself. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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When to See the ‘Harvest Moon’ at Peak Brilliance This Month

The full moon that occurs nearest to the autumnal equinox, which is coming up on Sept. 22—is nearly upon us. Which means, for all you infinity scarf and pumpkin spice disciples—squee!—fall is almost officially here. Let’s delve into why this moon is so unique, and when to see it for yourself. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How A Professional Welder Fixed The Absurd Manufacturing Defect Preventing My Jeep’s Door From Closing

A few weeks ago over 50,000 of you read my story about how car doors are built and why my 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee’s driver-side door refused to close. Multiple tack welds had broken, and a giant hem flange had failed, resulting in a crack and causing my door to sag so far that the […]

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How to Reduce the Humidity in Your Home Without a Dehumidifier

With many parts of the country experiencing uncomfortably high levels of humidity, you may have noticed the impact both outdoors and indoors. Sure, having the air conditioning on, or a dehumidifier running helps, but not everyone has access to those options. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Reduce the Humidity in Your Home Without a Dehumidifier

With many parts of the country experiencing uncomfortably high levels of humidity, you may have noticed the impact both outdoors and indoors. Sure, having the air conditioning on, or a dehumidifier running helps, but not everyone has access to those options. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Make Love Stay With the Intro to Aperol

In his popular—albeit questionable and somewhat callow—1980 novel Still Life With Woodpecker, Tom Robbins prescribes the following three ways one can employ to Make Love Stay:Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why You Should Know Your Foot Size in Centimeters

Shoe sizes vary so much between brands that buying a new pair can feel like a crapshoot. Obviously, the best way to get a good fit is to just try them on, but that’s not always possible. If you have no choice but to order online, you should know how big your feet actually are […]

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NBD, There’s Just a Massive Asteroid Hurtling Past Earth This Month

Giant asteroids don’t collide with our planet very often, but they do hurtle by within a relatively close distance at times, only to disappear into the cosmic void. Case in point: Another asteroid is primed to careen within what scientists call a “potentially hazardous” distance of the planet later this month, and the…Read more… Continue […]

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NBD, There’s Just a Massive Asteroid Hurtling Past Earth This Month

Giant asteroids don’t collide with our planet very often, but they do hurtle by within a relatively close distance at times, only to disappear into the cosmic void. Case in point: Another asteroid is primed to careen within what scientists call a “potentially hazardous” distance of the planet later this month, and the…Read more… Continue […]

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The Humble Digital Caliper Takes The Guesswork Out Of Precise Measurements

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at the rivet nut, a little fastener that creates a nice, threaded hole where once there was only misery, a ratcheting brake caliper piston spreader, a tool that’s better at the job of spreading brake caliper pistons than a C-clamp and an advanced diagnostic scanner for deep down… […]

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The Humble Digital Caliper Takes The Guesswork Out Of Precise Measurements

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at the rivet nut, a little fastener that creates a nice, threaded hole where once there was only misery, a ratcheting brake caliper piston spreader, a tool that’s better at the job of spreading brake caliper pistons than a C-clamp and an advanced diagnostic scanner for deep down… […]

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When to See July’s ‘Buck Moon’ Light Up the Sky

Every month has a full moon, but only July can lay claim to the moon named after an animal with majestic antlers: the Buck Moon. This particular month is already a blockbuster for celestial events, with the Perseid meteor shower at its crux. But this month’s full moon provides yet another reason to keep your […]

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Mars and Venus Are About to Make Out, Guys

The cosmos is in constant motion, and during the month of July, the movements of celestial bodies are an especially welcome treat for those on the ground. The two planets situated on either side of Earth—Mars and Venus—are poised to drift within a relatively close distance of each other, at least in the grand scheme… […]

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Track Food Recalls With This Site Before You’re Stuck on the Toilet Again

When a food you or your pets enjoy (or recently consumed) gets recalled, it can be a bit unsettling. Sure, not every recall has the potential to send you running for the commode—the severity of any recall varies depending on the product and reason for concern. Sometimes it’ll simply be a dietary supplement that didn’t…Read more… Continue […]

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When to See Mercury With Your Naked Eyes This July

With all of the celestial events coming this summer, we can safely rebrand the next few months Big Planet Season. All of this year’s supermoons have come and gone, but the cosmic gifts dotting the calendar are a bit more mysterious and striking than the moon: Some of the solar system’s biggest and most distant […]

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How to Know If Your Air Conditioner Has the Right Energy Capacity for Your Room

It’d be pretty convenient if any portable air conditioning unit could slot right into your window and immediately cool down your home, but the size of the room in question is the most important aspect of your search for satisfying air conditioning. You don’t want to situate a smaller unit in front of a large,…Read […]

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How to Know If Your Air Conditioner Has the Right Energy Capacity for Your Room

It’d be pretty convenient if any portable air conditioning unit could slot right into your window and immediately cool down your home, but the size of the room in question is the most important aspect of your search for satisfying air conditioning. You don’t want to situate a smaller unit in front of a large,…Read […]

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When to Watch the Moon and Mars’ Superior Conjunction This Month

If your work involves staring at a screen all day, the sky is giving you ample reason to savor some much needed respite from the grind this month. On Thursday, an annular eclipse in parts of the far northern hemisphere will produce a “Ring of Fire,” when the moon crosses the sun’s facade, and pretty […]

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When to Watch the Moon and Mars’ Superior Conjunction This Month

If your work involves staring at a screen all day, the sky is giving you ample reason to savor some much needed respite from the grind this month. On Thursday, an annular eclipse in parts of the far northern hemisphere will produce a “Ring of Fire,” when the moon crosses the sun’s facade, and pretty […]

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