Is it possible to cut or chop onions in the kitchen without stinging eyes and looking as if you just watched the saddest movie ever? Before we get to that answer, it's important to know why we tear up when cutting raw onions in the first place. What is this irritant? Are you r ...more
The fascia boards and soffit material installation is very important. This is the finishing part of the shed. Henry shows you how to do this in great detail and get perfect results. In this video he shows you how to use his exclusive jig to make it easy to install long trim wi ...more
Angora sweaters can look oh so stylish—or they can make you look like a crazy cat lady. Here’s how to stop them from shedding. You Will Need * An angora sweater * A ziplock freezer bag * A freezer Step 1: Put it in a bag Carefully fold the angora sweater and place it in a stu ...more
he age-old “shtick” about a rake handle smacking you in the face when you step on the teeth isn't funny. It's happened to me more than once. One of the problems is improperly storing rakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools. They can be hung up in a garage or garden s ...more
Henry shows you how to build homemade trusses. This video includes instruction on how to layout your truss jig to make sure all trusses are identical. After you watch this video, you'll see how easy it is to build your trusses! Video: .
Depending on where you live, the type of skirting option you choose is important (Skirting is the base trim around the shed). Henry shows you three different ways to do this including the Drip Cap options for wetter climates. Video: .
Using ladders (Rakes) to build your gable overhangs on the shed is one of the fastest and easiest ways to do this. Henry shows you how to layout, build and install the ladders on our shed. Video: .
If mainstream media has taught us anything, it's that being beautiful can get you ahead in life. The notion isn't necessarily correct, but it's what the general consensus accepts and it seems to hold quite a bit of weight (no pun intended) in the western world. Throughout the ...more
Henry shows you the right way to install roof sheathing (1/2" Plywood) including the proper spacing and importance of using H-Clips to extend the life of your roof. Video: .
In this video Henry shows you how to finish all the exterior trim on the shed. This video includes lot of tips to make the finish carpentry in this video easy and accurate. Video: .
Henry shows you every step involved in framing the walls for your shed including how to build and frame a door opening with a header. Every detail is included... even how to brace the walls when working alone! Video: .
Henry shows you how to install a 3 tab asphalt shingle roof in this video. This video covers everything from the type of roofing felt to use, making the starter strips, layout with chalk lines right through to making and installing the ridge caps. Video: .
This video is an overview of all the videos in our DIY Shed Videos Series. Henry briefly goes over what you will learn in all 15 of our shed building videos. Video: . To get started, check out the following guides for building your shed. Part 1: Ground Preparation Part 2: Sel ...more
Building the base of your shed is one of the most important parts of the shed construction. In this video, Henry shows you how to do the floor framing and plywood sheathing and build it square, flat and level. Video: .
This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show. Watch as Karl Champley builds a storage shed to hold the homeowner's lawn tools. Get a few ideas to create space in your backyard and garage with a cedar shed.
LP Smart Side Panels may seem like an easy product to install, and it is but there are some important thing to know and the best way to start these panels. Henry shows you how to do this and use blocking to ensure they are square and level. In some cases, building yards may ca ...more
During Google Developer Days, taking place now at the ICE Congress Center in Krakow, Poland, an introductory session on ARCore provides some insights on how the platform operates. The presentation by Googler Tom Slater includes an overview on the three pillars by which ARCore ...more
News : Research Published in mBio Shows How Gut Bacteria Can Help Chubby Dogs Live a Better—& Longer—Life
As fun as it is to see Fido's face light up when you feed him table scraps, American dogs are getting fat. The good news is that research is homing in on nutritional strategies to boost canine capabilities to maintain a healthy weight. In 2015, in a survey of 1,224 cats and d ...more
This is the first of 15 videos on building a dream shed, and Henry shows you the the important steps in preparing the pad for your shed. Video: .
In this video Henry shows you the proper way to install an exterior entrance door. Every detail is covered and you will easily be able to install a pre-hung door after watching this video. Video: .
Pat Simpson helps you select the right shed for your back yard. Whether your using it for supplies or tools, he'll point you in the right direction.
Now that the Fascia Board and Soffit Materials have been installed, Henry shows you how to finish installing the LP Smart Side Panels. Video: .
Installing trusses requires some important steps to ensure they are centered and lined up correctly. Henry shows you how to do this and make sure your trusses are spaced correctly and level. Video: .
One of the most important steps in building any quality projects is the selection of materials. In this video, Henry shows you exactly what to look for when choosing quality building lumber for your DIY projects. Video: .
Summer is in full swing! Everywhere you look, plants are in full bloom and green is a way of life. Gardeners are clearly living up to their full potential. I cannot think of anything else that personifies summer better than gardening. When it comes to planting greenery, most ...more
How To : Are There Bedbugs in Your Library Books? Here's How to Spot and Destroy Those Bloodsuckers!
Of all the places you'd think to check for bed bugs, I doubt that library books would be at the top of your list. As odd as it sounds, though, libraries and library books are some of the most common places for bed bug infestations. Libraries all over the country have reported ...more
Are you an aspiring actor with a crying scene in a play? Or are you a shameless manipulator who will need some cheap sympathy from the jury during a court case? You never know when the ability to shed fake tears will come in handy. If you need to pop a few tear drops for a co ...more
How To : Type More Accurately & Efficiently on Your Samsung Galaxy S3 with WordWave's Intelligent Keyboard
The absence of a physical keyboard is both a gift and a curse. When it was announced in 2007 that the first iPhone would have a touchscreen only, people literally lost their shit. Now, almost 7 years later, you'd be hard-pressed to find a smartphone that still has a physical k ...more
To steal a quote from Mean Girls, Halloween is the one night when a girl can dress like a total slut and no one can say anything about it—but why do girls get to have all the fun? Why can't guys use the day to be good looking? Scary good looking? Well, use one of the followin ...more
I know it seems a little redundant to post this when I've already posted a video, but it is kind of hard to get more than a vague idea from the video alone. I hope this sheds a little more light on the subject. I'm sure it also seems like I'm beating this idea to death, but th ...more
Remember what life was like before your iPhone? Before there were palm-sized smartphones with seemingly endless features, there were phones like Motorola's RAZR that peaked with its embedded camera. Before that, there were simple flip phones with texting capabilities, bulky tw ...more
A carport, or lean-to shed, attached to an existing building such as a garage, barn, shed or the side of your house can provide economical shelter for vehicles, garden tractors, boats or other equipment. An attached carport is also fairly easy to construct against the side of ...more
Have a lock on your bike or shed but you have lost the key? Watch this hacking how-to video and learn the art of picking a lock using a common kitchen utensil. Yes all you need to crack open a lock is a fork for your kitchen drawer. Follow along and see how easy it is to pick ...more
Welcome back, my rookie hackers! As hackers, we are often faced with the hurdle of cryptography and encryption. In some cases, we use it to hide our actions and messages. Many applications and protocols use encryption to maintain confidentiality and integrity of data. To be a ...more
In my second article of the laser weapon series (see the first part here on CO2 lasers), I'll be expanding on the potential of pulsed lasers. I'm sure most everyone has seen those green and red laser pulses on Star Wars. Theoretically, those lasers could be built using a conc ...more
In this video from modernmom we learn exercises to reduce your breast size. You can't lose weight in your breast the personal trainer says. But when you want to lose weight, and you get into an exercise program that is consistent, you will begin to lose weight, and our bodies ...more
Happy Whore-o-ween! It's that time of year again for ladies to shed their inhibitions, show off the booty, and debase themselves. It's no great surprise that Jersey Shore is 2010's most popular costume choice. (Offended? Check out Take Back Halloween, a project that promotes ...more
Your freezer is no one-trick pony. While it does excel at keeping your food fresh for as long as possible, it has a few secret talents it doesn't want you to know about. Like making soda slushies and pyro-friendly smoke mix, as well as reviving dead hard drives. Even better—it ...more
You don't have to be a detective to learn how to shed those pounds. In this fitness how-to video SELF Magazine presents Yvonne Strahovski from "Chuck" teaching you how to slim down Secret Agent-style. Watch as she demonstrates a Forza workout. Forza simply means strength. You ...more
Oleg Mavromati's latest project, Ally/Foe, allows online voters the chance to electrocute the Russian artist at a mere fifty cents a pop. From November 7th to November 13th, viewers of Mavromati's livestream can pay to vote “innocent” or “guilty.” 100 guilty votes result in th ...more
Feeling like you need to rid your body of a few toxins? A nice, hot cup of tea isn't just soothing; some varieties have health and diet benefits. See which brew might be right for you. Learn how to tea-tox with help from this video. What you will need: • Roselle tea • Rose ...more
Apple's Find My iPhone is an essential feature to have on your device in the case it's either lost or stolen. Using the power of iCloud, Find My iPhone works to receive the device's location whenever you need it, accessible on other Apple devices or via the web your computer. ...more
Shed pounds with the Morning Banana Diet, the weight loss program that’s so big in Japan, it’s caused banana shortages! You will need: bananas will power No guarantee you will lose weight with this diet.
I recently went to see a friend's group show at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (it's a great show- if there are any Texans reading right now, don't miss it. It's up until August). A couple of mind bending op art paintings ...more
There's nothing in this life that we love more than making one ingredient or one food tool do multiple things. It saves money! It saves time! It makes us look smart at cocktail parties! Without further ado, here are several ways to save money, waste less food, and make the mo ...more
Herbicide sprayers are available commercially, but you're not going to land one without making your wallet shed a tear. If you have a large garden or orchard, though, it's very important to use an herbicide sprayer to eliminate weeds at their roots. So what's a green thumbed c ...more
Fasting—or the practice of regularly abstaining from ingesting anything except water—is a pretty drastic move. I tried to fast for two days and made it to the 12-hour mark, which is when I broke down and ate a quart of ice cream. However, I may have to try it again, since "sh ...more
News : Want a Career in IT Security? Our IT Recruiter Shares the Top Qualifications in Demand Right Now
People sometimes ask me about the IT industry here in the states. These folks are usually either trying to get into a certain field, or looking to switch or move into another one. Right now, you may currently be a Computer Science major that will be graduating shortly and are ...more
Food labeling is a tricky beast. For instance, when I read the words "cage-free" on an egg carton, I think it means that happy chickens frolic in a sunlit meadow all the livelong day until they're gently herded into a clean, sweet-smelling coop to lay a few dozen eggs—which I ...more
In our media-enriched world, past and present, SCRABBLE has made a name for itself, whether deliberately, subconsciously, or influentially. You may have a read a book that had the popular word game within a chapter, watched a movie that showed your favorite characters bringing ...more
Super Mario Brothers! No, wait... Super Meat Boy! Yep, that's right. Meat. As in "cube" steak. As in a square piece of beef with eyes and a shitty grin, who just happens to be in love with a band-aid. I have no idea why. And no matter how shocked you are to see your dinner on ...more
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause devastating complications for infected newborns whose mothers have genital herpes. Understanding risk and research can help you, and your baby, when the time comes. In the US, about one out of six people aged 14 to 49 have genital herp ...more
Home improvement expert Danny Lipford discusses an important feature of any deck - the rails. Just check out this video tutorial to see how to build handrails for your deck. To give a deck that perfect finishing touch, as well as to address safety concerns, it needs to have a ...more
Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more
Update 9-9 1 day free gift: Farmhands! You can now find slop while visiting your neighbors farms and post it on their wall. New mini horse, new crop, and a train set! Crop Animals Buildings Train Station - its smaller than the train! Wild West Ranch Tipi Decorations ...more
Eric Jacqmain is one smart cookie. Borrowing from the same principles of Archimedes’ mythological death ray, the Indiana teenager used an ordinary fiberglass satellite dish and about 5,800 3/8" mirror tiles to create a solar weapon with the intensity of 5000x normal daylight. ...more
Although mowing is key to keeping your lawn healthy and good looking, it isn't anything worth jumping up and down for when it comes time to doing it. As it turned out, the first time I mowed my lawn wasn't nearly as fun or exciting as Hank Hill made it out to be. Maybe it was ...more
New England theme - Limited Edition items! Update 8/5 Buildings Costal Mansion, Costal Hideaway Decorations Goldfinch Birds, Costal Picnic, Cliff II, Hydrangea, Cord of Wood Update 8/3 Mystery Game Mini Stallion, Pygmy Marmosets, Babydoll Sheep, Mini Goat, Mini Donkey, ...more
Architect Enrico Dini is an innovator in the world of 3D printing. Dini is racing to produce the first marketable printer that can print full scale structures on site. Development has been seven years in the making (which has left him nearly bankrupt, and cost him his marriage ...more
Thursday update Animals Dachshund gives 500xp when bought Forest Horse gives 135xp when bought Buildings German Castle Monopteros Decorations Swan Lake Falcon Ruins, Lamp Post, and Castle Fence Octoberfest!! Animals Black Pied Pig and Alpine Goat Pig hunts white ...more