House & Home

Edyn debuts smart water valve to put home gardens on autopilot

 Oakland, Calif.-based Edyn started selling a new, smart gardening device this week: an Internet-connected water valve that lets users irrigate their gardens or lawns automatically. The Edyn Water Valve uses data from the company’s Edyn Garden Sensor, a soil sensor, along with local weather systems, to adjust the moisture levels in the soil. If a user wants, they...

KitchenAid Finally Made a Smaller Mixer For Your Cramped Kitchen – Here's the First Discount

KitchenAid Mini, $280Owning a KitchenAid is a rite of passage for anyone that likes to cook and bake, but if you don’t have a ton of counter space to spare, they can take up more space than they’re worth. Luckily, a new, smaller KitchenAid model recently hit the market, and Amazon’s offering the first...

Permission granted to transform disused reservoir into modern eco-home – Builder and Engineer

Permission granted to transform disused reservoir into modern eco-homeBuilder and EngineerA Sussex design and planning consultant and his clients are celebrating after gaining planning approval to turn a disused reservoir site in Maresfield into a post-modern home. Hailsham-based Glenn Moore of Glenn Moore Associates is well known for his ...

Undercover Video Shows 'Hideous' Conditions At Maine Egg Facility

An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the United States has revealed what the animal rights group describes as "shocking" conditions at an egg-production facility in Maine. An HSUS investigator filmed the footage, which was released earlier this week. "For one month we had a whistle-blower filming and found hideous animal cruelty and food safety issues," Paul...

Clean Windows and Keep Them Streak-Free With the "Blue Rain" Method

Cleaning windows is a pain, especially if you live somewhere that gets a lot of rain. The “Blue Rain” window cleaning method will keep your windows nice and clear in three steps.With this graphic from Rebecca Hill at Clera Windows, you’ll learn how to keep windows streak-free inside and out. All you need is...

Drastic disruptions are underway in the energy market

 What if energy “agents” could help us make better choices to cut costs and save the planet? Read More

Eco-friendly Earthship to be new home for Six Nations grandmother – CBC.ca

CBC.caEco-friendly Earthship to be new home for Six Nations grandmotherCBC.caFlower Doxtador lifts her plywood gate, shuffles past a pair of grandchildren and enters her white and blue trailer on the Six Nations reserve near Brantford. "It's pretty cramped right now," she said. "There's seven of us here." The two-bedroom ...

The 90s Guilty Pleasures Playlist

If you turned on a radio at any point in the 90s—and you probably did since Pandora hadn’t been invented yet—you’ll know some of the songs on this guilty pleasures playlist. Even if you want to pretend you don’t.This playlist, from Spotify user Patrick Mahan, features over a hundred earworms from the 90s, from...

Ludlow's 'hobbit house' appeal lost – shropshirestar.com

shropshirestar.comLudlow's 'hobbit house' appeal lostshropshirestar.comAn appeal to build a cutting-edge “hobbit house” eco-home into a steep bank in a Shropshire town has been lost. The planned 'eco house'. 9. Comments. The “earth-sheltered” house, planned for the Linney, Ludlow, was hoped to be built as an example of an ...

Build Your Own Movie Screen for Summer Backyard Parties

Making your own screen for backyard movie viewings saves you money over buying an expensive screen, and makes warm weather entertaining easy. Here’s how to put your own together with just a couple hours of work and a few supplies.http://lifehacker.com/5815462/this-d...This movie screen and frame is meant to be easy to disassemble for storage or...

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