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How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard

I have had it with bloody mosquitoes at outdoor dinner parties. To prevent the little blood suckers from ruining the your summer, drastic measures are necessary. Here are some of the most effective (or, at least, most satisfying) methods for your upcoming insect genocide.


Giz Explains: How Do Sponges Work?

They wash your dishes, your car, even your back. Sponges are a ubiquitous tool of the modern world — and have been since the earliest days of mediterranean culture — but how much do you really know about the absorbent little helper riding your kitchen sink’s rim?


These Hand-Forged Kitchen Knives Are Works Of Rural Art

The world is not lacking for inexpensive kitchen knife sets — they have long been a staple of late-night infomercials and homeware bargain bins alike — but top-quality cutlery is much harder to come by. These blades from Chelsea Miller Knives offer a rare mix of artful simplicity and rugged sturdiness equally at home in New York City or rural Vermont.


How To Prep Your Barbecue For Australia Day

Tomorrow’s barbecue is going to be epic, with snags, steaks and burgers for the ages. But first you’ll need to make sure your BBQ is up to the task. Here’s how to turn your fire pit up to 11 in time for the most ‘Strayan day of the year.


Plumen's Beautiful New Bulbs Make Low-Energy Into High Art

A bulb is a bulb is a bulb. Wait, no, not — not when it looks like this it isn’t. These energy-efficient bulbs make low power consumption a form of high art.


Four Easy Ways To Listen To Your Music Outdoors

The season for backyard barbecues and pool parties is upon us! But with the summer sun us Aussies on Boxing Day, who wants to crowd their ears into a pair of headphones or jam silicone buds down their ear canals? Instead, here are four easy ways to bring your playlist poolside.


The Five Biggest Myths About Saving Energy In The Summer

This summer is a hot one. With money tight and temperatures high, there’s a temptation to test out unconventional ways to beat the the heat. But these odd home remedies can end up wasting energy and costing more money. Here’s how to know what really works when you want to keep cool for cheap.


Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor Review: Now Anyone Can Be A Master Gardener

What’s the opposite of a “green thumb”? You. After flubbing a forest’s worth of ficuses and killing countless cacti, it’s time to get some help with this whole indoor gardening thing. The Koubachi plant sensor might just get your houseplants through the week.


New Home Automation System May Very Well Usher In The Jetson Era

Ok, so Rosie the Robot may still be a few iterations away, but the rest of your house, from your doorbell to your toaster, is about to get much, much, smarter.


The Gazebo Gets A 21st Century Update

Winter is right around the corner and, for a lot of us, that means BBQs are reserved for only the odd weekend when the weather warms up enough. Rather than get one of those schlocky extendable awnings they sell on late-night TV, shelter your guests in a stylish sphere.


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