Shocked at how much a new Dyson vacuum costs? If you have one that no longer works, replace the battery to give it a new lease on life and save a few hundred bucks.
Christmas is supposed to be a time for celebration, fun, and festivities. Humans love those things. Your cat does not. Christmas is a stressful and unsafe time for felines. Follow a few guidelines and make Christmas safer and more tolerable for your kitty.
Cats and Christmas trees make great entertaining videos; unless it's your cat and your tree. Maximize your Yuletide happiness and minimize the holiday anxiety by cat-proofing your Christmas tree.
Tired of the fumes, noise and fuel that accompanies a gas-powered lawn mower? A battery-powered mower might be for you. It is always best to make an informed decision.
Disco music and funky fashion were not the only weird things in the 1970s. Major League Baseball had its share of craziness as well. Five players in particular define the lunacy in 1970s baseball.
Transmissions are expensive to replace. Keep your CRV's transmission running smoothly and trouble free by changing the transmission fluid regularly.
The rear differential on Honda AWD CRVs is often overlooked as a routine maintenance item. It requires frequent differential oil changes and is maintenance that you can easily do yourself. Grab a wrench and save some bucks.
During the Cold War, the United States Navy had a formidable nuclear capable surface fleet. With a new Cold War brewing, it is time to give America's fleet the nuclear punch it once had and keep a strong seaborne deterrent.
Planning a cookout? Transform your normal ho-hum menu into one of shock and awe by adding a few over the top gourmet hot dog selections. Your barbecue will be the talk of the block after you serve up a dog to remember.
Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico and have a free evening? Send a tingle up your spine without spending a dime. Downtown Santa Fe is full of creepiness if you know where to look. Step into the supernatural and explore haunted Santa Fe.
Gutter guards are supposed to make your gutters worry free, and there is lots of advertising pushing the product. But is it really worth spending the money on this home improvement?
Older homes often come with heavy wall texture that is not only unattractive, but can make your home look dated. With some time and effort, you can cover it up in a weekend.
Clogs in your home's downspouts can be a serious problem. Water accumulating around your house will cause damage and attract pests. If your gutters are overflowing, clear the clog yourself and avoid a costly bill.
Eventually, your commode will crap out. Or perhaps you want a new look for your bathroom. In either case, having a plumber install a new toilet can cost a bundle. Save that cash for something you really need because installing your own toilet is a simple DIY project.
Heard of someone hitting "below the Mendoza Line?" Trust me, it's not a good thing. The Mendoza Line has been used as a description for subpar batting in baseball for decades. Unfortunately for one MLB player, he was actually the actual "Mendoza."
If your 4th Generation CRV is approaching 100K miles, it's time to replace the spark plugs and ignition coils. It can cost a bundle to have a mechanic do it. It is easy to do yourself and save hundreds of dollars.
Tired of paying big bucks to get your clothes clean? Only to find out that washing them is harsh on the environment? Make your own laundry detergent that is natural, safe for the planet and cost 90% less than commercial brands.
While bashing the ball over the fence gets most of the press, it is the quiet defense that makes good teams great. The Gold Glove has been given to the best fielder in each league in each position. Only a few of teams have been fortunate enough to have a shortstop/second baseman Gold Glove combo.
I you love going to the ballpark, and also have a dog, why not take your best friend with you? It can be done. Dog related events at major league ballparks have become popular in recent years. So grab your glove and Golden Retriever and head to the game.
Replacing your electrical panel can be costly. Do you really need to replace it?
Roberto Clemente played major league baseball long enough to have 18 mainstream baseball cards issued with his likeness. Many rank his cards in terms of value, but which cards are the five best-looking Clemente cards?
In a world of fastballs, the wobbly knuckleball is an oddity. It is a pitch that is in few hurlers arsenal, but those who have mastered it enjoyed long careers. Part talent and part magic, the knuckleball is one of baseball's most unique pitches. Here are the 10 best pitchers in history to use it.
Don't forget to perform a routine maintenance on your front-loading washing machine that will keep it running smoothly. The drain pump filter is an oft-neglected but simple maintenance task. Show your washer some love and clean it out.
Have some pesky little stumps between 2 and 10 inches trying to trip you, ruin your lawnmower or just make your yard unsightly? It's pricey to have them removed, so put on your work clothes and take them out yourself. It's a chore, but one you can tackle and save a bundle.
What do you do when a tenuous relationship that started off rocky goes even further south? One man in northern New Mexico has a unique solution.
Finished a home improvement project only to find out that the light switch or electrical outlet covers don't mate up because the switch or outlet is too far recessed into the wall? There is a simple and easy with to ensure that your switch or outlet extends exactly how you need it, every time.
Want to avoid the headache typically associated with putting IKEA furniture together? Follow a few tips to make the experience less painful.
Ready to get rid of that clunky medicine cabinet and place a sleek, thin mirror in its place? It's an easy DIY project that will have you and your bathroom looking good in no time.
Love the TV series "Longmire"? You aren't alone. It was one of the most popular shows on television during its run. The bulk of the show was filmed in the Santa Fe, NM, area. If you find yourself in downtown Santa Fe, take a short walking tour and visit the filming sites in the city center.
A can of spray foam sealant can keep your home air tight and energy efficient. It can also be a a hassle to use. Here are some tips to make your foam sealant project go smoothly.
No water flowing to your whole house humidifier? Good chance it is the water supply solenoid. If yours isn't working, it is a simple DIY project that even a novice can tackle.
Want to celebrate Valentine's Day but don't have a wad of cash to spend? You don't have to break the bank to let your partner know you love them. There are plenty of things you can do together that are either super cheap or totally free.
Looking to add a video surveillance system to your home? Blink is one of the better known and more affordable systems available. But is the Blink system really worth the money you pay for it?
Does your whole house humidifier run even when your furnace is not? It's not supposed to. If it does, you are wasting water, energy, and money. Chances are it's wired wrong. Wire it correctly yourself and save the cost of an HVAC bill.
Pressure in your home's water lines can lead to catastrophic damage. It can cause water line fittings to leak and leave you with a huge repair bill. Help your home's plumbing deal with the added pressure by installing an expansion tank.
Pittsburgh is one of the best-kept secrets as a destination city. It's been tough shaking off its rough-and-tumble steel-producing days, but today it is a city worth visiting. And for those on a budget, Pittsburgh has plenty to do absolutely free.
Is the cover on your bathroom vent fan sagging? There is an easy and free fix to make it snug and flush with the ceiling again.
Want a taste of the Steel City? Nothing defines a place like its donuts, and Pittsburgh ain't messin' around. The locals are serious about donuts, and you can make journey to sample all of them.
Tired of being nickel and dimed to death? Being charged a fee to access your money is a slap in your fiscal face. Those ATM fees add up. Try using these tips to avoid or reduce the amount of money those fees eat away at our savings.
If you live in or are visiting Pittsburgh during Christmas time, be sure to catch the city's famed holiday lights. You can see the main attractions on foot in about an hour. It's fun, it's free and it's colorful.
Looking to gift a Ryobi cordless tool that won't break the bank? Ryobi has several items in its cordless lineup that will make the DIYer on your gift list and your budget happy. Take a look at five of the best.
Do you think the 2020 election was rigged? If it was, it wouldn't be the first time. Several US presidential elections were marred by backdoor deals and vote tampering that decided the outcome. Here are the worst of them.
There are 30 major league ballparks. Having a hard time figuring out which ones you should checkout? Here are five that you need to visit based on their historical ballpark significance.
Looking for some music to spice up your Halloween? A slew of terrific tunes of terror were recorded mid 20th century. These timeless tales of tragedy will set the mode for any Halloween event.
Vehicles accidents resulting in death are sad and tragic. Unless it was the 1960s—then you make hit records out of someone else's misery. The '60s was an era of tearjerkers, and many involved auto accidents. Read about the ten best.
There are well over 100 minor league ballparks strewn across the United States. What if you could only visit ten of them?
The 1970 Kellogg's 3-D baseball cards were the inaugural set for cards placed in boxes of cereal. The crude 3-D technology was remarkable for its time, and the set 75 players. Did you ever wonder what happened to baseball player from 1970 that were deemed worthy of being immortalized in 3-D?
Are your basement windows old, leaky, and a hot mess? Replace them with glass block windows and enjoy energy savings, increased security, natural light, and fresh air.
Being a catcher is hard. Being a major league catcher is really hard. Being one of the best major league catchers is impossible for most. But every decade has it stars. Find out who were the best during the 1970s
Air conditioners are a lifesaver during the summer, but what do you do with them during the winter? What is the best way to ensure your AC unit survives the winter?
Notice anyone tossing a screwball lately? Yeah, me neither. But it was once one of the most feared pitches in Major League Baseball. The masters of the screwball are all but gone now, but their legacy lives on.
Ready to hit the road and finally take that Route 66 road trip? Don't forget to enjoy the Americana along the way. When you stop to eat on your all-American journey, sample some of America's finest hot dogs.
Trying to connect an Ikea brand faucet to your home's water supply valves? Here is the solution to your frustration.
The 2020 baseball season is toast, thanks or a myriad of mistakes by Major League Baseball. What did they do and how can they fix it?
Are your porch railings in need of replacement? If they are, prepare for sticker shock when getting quotes to have the work done. Save a mint and build those railings yourself.
Do you need to replace an exterior handrail and are suffering from sticker shock? The prices of low-quality metal railings is outrageous. Save a mint by building and installing your own galvanized steel handrail. This guide will show you how.
You have undoubtedly noticed that many products in your kitchen are given pseudo-human personalities. Have you ever wondered who those strangers in your kitchen are? Get to know some of them, and you might find out that they aren't so controversial after all.
Think you know Germany? Think again. While life in Germany can be comparable to the United States, they do have some interesting idiosyncrasies.
While the Beach Boys get most of the surf music publicity, the dynamic duo of Jan and Dean were just as instrumental in making the car/girl/surf California sound music one of the most recognizable genres of the 1960s. Here is a rundown of all of Jan and Dean's albums and the best from each LP.
The USS Enterprise did not explore the galaxy alone. There was an entire fleet of vessels like the Enterprise that went boldly as well. Some make an appearance in the original series, some do not. Explore what happened to the other starships of the Constitution class from Star Trek.
Those fresh-faced kids from southern California reminded us of the boys next door. They were, but with a wicked twist.
Do you have a limited amount of loose fill insulation you need to install? You don't have to lug a heavy machine home. You can do it by hand, and this guide will show you how.
Technology is supposed to enhance your life, not destroy it. If you have been thinking about curtailing or quitting social media, here are ten reasons to help convince you to pull the plug.
Sure, it's an iconic American roadway. But it also has a history laden with murder, mayhem and hauntings. You can always read about the lighter side of getting your kicks on Route 66—now delve into its dark and supernatural side.
The Midwest is the middle of America, and no food is more American than the hot dog. Here is a rundown of the top hot dog spots in the Sooner State.
Thinking of having your entire house rewired? It is probably a more daunting undertaking than you expect. While it will be a painful hassle no matter what, here are some tips to help you survive the experience.
Did the Beach Boys disappear during the late 60s? If you followed the charts you would think so. But they were alive and well and making music, just not great music. Nevertheless, they did churn out a few good tunes. Here is a rundown of their best late 60s recordings.
If you suddenly find yourself alone, or unable to interact with the rest of the population, boredom sets in quickly. Stave off the cabin fever and do something outside. You don't need a companion or mingle to enjoy these 15 activities.
Are you under house arrest, quarantined from a pandemic or waiting out the latest snowcopalypse? Streaming entertainment is your friend, and the best alternative from suffering though daytime television. Sit down, log on and enjoy your time as a hermit
Has a pandemic or long illness got you stuck in your home for an extended period? Keep sane by keeping busy. Here are 10 suggestions to pass the time constructively while healing or waiting out a viral threat.
Is coronavirus (COVID0-19) something you should worry about? And how can you limit limit your exposure?
Find Christmas a bit overwhelming? Allow yourself to escape the madness for a few minutes by listening to one of these holiday novelty tunes.
They say we live in divided times. Observing the humans that surround us makes that claim hard to refute. But what about our dogs? Which end of the political spectrum do they fall on? During a time when EVERYTHING is politicized, we cannot ignore that our dogs are liberal or conservative.
If you could fill out a scorecard with fictional players from Hollywood movies who would be on your team? There have been scores of baseball themed movies, so there is a deep bench. Here is the suggested starting lineup for your Hollywood Fantasy Fantasy League.
Haunted or just a hassle? Doors that open and close by themselves can be annoying and sometimes dangerous. There is an easy solution that even the most green novice can handle.
Looking for a non-toxic solution to killing the weeks in your garden or lawn? Here are the test results of three of the most popular recipes for home-brewed herbicides.
While you grind away at work all week, your dog sits at home pining away for you. When the weekend rolls around, it's date night and time to do something special with someone special.
Owning low-cost rental properties can make you a bundle. It can also be an extreme hassle to rehab properties between tenants. Here are ten tips that will help make your next rehab less physically and financially taxing.
Visit one of the strangest rock formations in the western hemisphere. Make the Bisti Badlands a must see during your next trip to New Mexico and have an otherworldly experience.
Dating advice for anyone seeking to date a middle-aged man. The ten raw, nitty gritty things men wish women knew before dating them.
The fifth generation of wireless service is here. How will 5G serviced affect your life?
Altitude can be an issue when visiting northern New Mexico. This hike easy hike will help you acclimate. It is also a great hike for those on a tight schedule.
If you live in a relatively modern home, you can save yourself a bundle by sweeping your own chimney. It is not for the faint of heart, but a very doable DYI home project.
Is your Roomba vacuum acting a little sluggish or running out of battery power before it is finished? Follow these Roomba cleaning instructions to keep your robot running smoothly and efficiently.
Looking to add some cordless convenience in your life? Regardless of your skill level, there are three cordless devices every home should have.
Think the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean sound alike? There is a reason. While they took different trajectories to get there, both are pioneers of the California sound. The connections between the two groups are many. Here are ten of them.
If you use a Roomba to clean your floors, do you ever wonder how well it performs? This experiment tests the cleaning efficiency of the iRobot Roomba.
In the early 1960s, the Beach Boys had a string of hits that were released as singles. They should have released more. Here are their top 10 tunes that would have charted if given the chance.
Love visiting baseball parks? There could be some new road trips in your future to catch a game in four proposed new ballparks.
Find out what the infamous Golden Sombrero Award in baseball is all about.
You don't have to break the bank to enjoy Santa Fe. There are slew of free activities in the city. Here is a list of 30 of them.
The next time your "Change Filter" light illuminates on your refrigerator, consider saving yourself a large chunk of change and wait for a few more cycles.
Having the sensor on your DSLR cleaned can be expensive. In most cases you can clean it yourself and save a bundle.
Status are falling and buildings are being renamed that honor historical figures that offend the tender sensibilities of leftist fringe groups. If we are determined to erase all of the names of those in America's history that were not without controversy, then isn't it time to rename JFK airport?
Make a mundane speech or presentation more engaging. Baseball is America's pastime, so infuse a little hardball lingo the next time you address a group.
Hiking is a great sport, and it is all fun and games until someone get bitten by a rattlesnake. Know how to avoid them, what to do if you see one, and the course of action if you are bitten.
While in Santa Fe, take a quick and easy hike just south of town and enjoy petroglyph art made centuries ago. Combine a little exercise with your visit to the City Different.
If you are looking for an easy hike to enjoy the splendor of the Grand Canyon while avoiding most of the tourists, this hike is for you.
Though the Beach Boys' heyday was in the 1960s, their '70s catalog also contains some great tunes.
Attending a Major League Baseball game is pricey. Use these tips to save a boatload of money at the ballpark.
MLB game attendance it down. Is the sport in trouble? Only change will bring fans back to the ballpark. Here is a plan to help MLB put more butts in the seats.
Like dogs? Earn a tidy sum by becoming a pet sitter in the Rover network of sitters.
Looking for a part time gig to earn some extra cash? Here is what a gig as an occupancy inspector is all about.
Enjoy a hike on a little used trail that is the closest you will come to hiking on an alien world
Ban all guns or have a weapons free-for-all? There is a middle ground that will help keep us safe without trashing the constitution.
If you are up for a strenuous hike in the Cibola National Forest that offers spectacular views and an opportunity to encounter wildlife, this is the hike for you.
Here are ten quick facts you probably did not know about America's Band: The Beach Boys.
Experience the Superstition Mountains up close and personal with this desert hike from the Lost Dutchman State Park to the Basin via the Siphon Draw trail.
Combine the trails of Lost Dutchman State Park to enjoy a tour of Sonoran Desert flora, wildlife and spectacular views of the Superstition Mountains.
Looking for a great hike near Santa Fe, NM? This trail places you on top of one of the area's most prominent peaks, providing a great view and a awesome hike close to town.
Why the untimely death of a robot should give us all pause.
Once the realm of first-world navies, there is now an abundance of anti-ship missiles being produced from a variety of nations. With so many weapons available, here is how the US Navy defends itself.
Have a hot dog with a Japanese flair—only without the raw fish. The sushi dog will have you wondering where the chopsticks are as you enjoy a taste of Nippon.
West Virginia has suffered more than its fair share of misfortune and disasters. Here are ten of the worst.
For days when you want a hot dog but want to go meatless and get a load of veggies to boot, this meal is for all of you hot dog haters out there; you can eat this one guilt-free.
Baseball has a rich tradition of presenting awards to deserving players and teams. Here is a list of 10 baseball awards that you probably didn't know existed.
You think Confederate statues are an issue? It was not that long ago that the US Navy had a portion of its fleet named after heroes of the confederacy.
Social Justice Warriors are good at identifying statues that offend them and then demanding their removal. However, it looks like they missed a few.
When you can't decide between pizza or hot dogs for dinner, why not have both?
Feel like Italian? Whip up this hot dog that gives a nod to St. Louis' famous Hill District.
A fusion of land and sea. Treat your crew to a dog that is better than a day at the beach.
A hot dog with an international flair. If you can't make it to India, bring India to your kitchen with this easy-to-make treat.
Everybody loves ethnic food, and hot dogs are not to be left behind in the international category. This Polish delight on a bun will have your taste buds so happy they will be doing the polka.
Say it ain't so, Joe, cause it ain't. The season is not over if you still want to catch a game without having to sell a kidney. Phoenix hosts baseball's best-kept secret: the Arizona Fall League.
Not a fan of public transit? This hot dog will have you running after the bus in no time.
Some people put some mighty strange things in their yard and call it art. Here is a rundown of the ten weirdest displays of cultural calamities in the nation.
You don't have to be a twin to enjoy this dog that doubles your processed, meaty pleasure.
A short story about unexpected visitors for an unexpectant host.
Man does not live on meat alone. Here is a gourmet hot dog that even vegans can enjoy.
Head south and try this mouthwatering, below the Mason-Dixon Line comfort food dog and put a little YEE-HAW in your life.
When you sink your choppers into this dog, you will think you have died and gone to heaven.
Hurricane Irma left a path of destruction in Florida. People now know how the residents fared, but what about the iconic Muffler Men? We made some calls and found out.
Put together this meaty masterpiece, and your crew will be blown away by the blast of beef and pork. Use lots of napkins; there will be collateral damage.
There is a lot going on in the night sky. Take a look with a discerning eye and be amazed at the celestial entertainment above.
Go a few rounds with the champ. If you down three of these dogs, you will be declared hot dog champion of your living room. The championship belt may need a little loosening after eating.
It is time for baseball to add some new teams to the mix. Just how many and where is the question.
Is it a baseball game or the circus? Hard to tell these days. Here is one ardent fan's plan of helping baseball begin the journey of making attending a game a sporting event again.
You can down this dog guilt free...it's vegetarian!
The hot dog that is an ode to our lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
The Golden Gate Dog: it's San Francisco on a bun!
When you want a champagne meal but have a beer budget, make a surf & turf dinner on a bun.
This hot dog is a favorite of seafood lovers.
Easy to prepare, delicious to eat. A vegan delight made in your skillet.
The F-18 Hornet is in the news. The many types of Hornets can be confusing. We break it down for you so you too can know your Hornets.
There are 30 MLB ballparks in North America. From someone who's been to every one of these parks—twice—here are the top ten.
Giants of the American roadside. They have a story to tell. Here are the ten most famous of these gigantic icons of Americana.
The United States owns the world's most powerful military. Some of that awesome firepower comes from foreign sources.
Space exploration is dangerous business. Despite hard training and dedication, these ten astronauts perished before making it into outer space.
No two Major League Baseball parks are the same. In fact, some have some rather unique features. Read on to learn about the top 10 most-unique MLB stadiums.
Not interested in the eclipse madness? That doesn't mean you can't take advantage of this astronomical wonder for your own personal gain.
Here are 32 reasons for SJWs to hate on the NFL