Make Your Own Sweet CoCo Pomade At Home

Make Your Own Sweet CoCo Pomade At Home

Here’s a quick and cheap recipe for making your own pomade, a waxy material you can use to style your hair, at home. (Remember pomade? It’s that stuff George Clooney is obsessed with for greasing up his locks in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.) [More]

Xanthan Gum Is The Secret To Making Your Own Frappuccino At Home For $.32

Xanthan Gum Is The Secret To Making Your Own Frappuccino At Home For $.32

If you’ve ever tried to come up with your own version of the Starbucks Frappuccino at home, you may have run into this problem. It separates. That lovely smooth texture and consistency you enjoy at the Sbux emporium just seems unobtainable on your own. But it turns out the secret is a simple and cheap ingredient you can find next to the flour in the supermarket: xanthan gum! [More]

Find The Best Stuff On Etsy With A Site-Specific Google Search

Find The Best Stuff On Etsy With A Site-Specific Google Search

With over 800,000 different sellers on Etsy, a major online shopping site for buying handcrafted items directly from the makers, it can sometimes be a chore to wade through the clutter to find what you’re looking for. But StylishHome points out that just by doing a Google search that only scans within Etsy itself, you can take advantage of Google’s ranking algorithm to find the best items. [More]

Hack $30 Headphones Into Sounding Like A $300 Pair

Hack $30 Headphones Into Sounding Like A $300 Pair

Does It Pew shows you how you can take a cheapo pair of $30 headphones and turn them in a set that gives you the same quality sound that you might normally pay $300 for. Basically you gut a standard pair of cans and swap in these SFI tweeters. Don’t be thrown off by some of the terminology on Stacy’s post, you’ll need to be handy with a Dremel but this is actually a pretty easy and fun DIY weekend project. [More]

Fix Your Own Broken PS3 Via Safe Mode

Fix Your Own Broken PS3 Via Safe Mode

Sony inserted a safe mode into PS3s, allowing determined gamers to take a crack at fixing their broken consoles before making phone calls of shame to the customer service department to schedule repairs. [More]

Brooklyn Smoker Grows Own Tobacco To Avoid Cigarette Taxes

Brooklyn Smoker Grows Own Tobacco To Avoid Cigarette Taxes

Frustrated by the tax-fueled rising costs of cigarettes, a Brooklyn woman has developed a private tobacco garden to feed her addiction frugally. She buys her seeds for $2 online and plants her tobacco along with roses and geraniums in her back yard. She expects to yield a total of 45 cartons of cigarettes from crops planted in 2009 and last year, saving her $5,000 from what she’d pay at retail. [More]

Clean That Drain Before It Cleans You Out

Clean That Drain Before It Cleans You Out

A clogged drain can rob you in a number of ways, either by forcing an expensive plumber’s visit or causing a flood. Taking some time to learn a few pointers on how to find your way around your plumbing can pay off well. [More]

10 Meals You Can Make In A Coffeemaker

10 Meals You Can Make In A Coffeemaker

As this winter has taught us, the snowpocalypse can hit at any moment, potentially leaving you snowed in at the office, stranded in a coffee break room without access to vital food heating appliances. But armed with a coffee maker, you can make several different delicious dishes to keep you going until help arrives, or at least make being attacked by the snow zombies less painful. Because nothing sucks more than getting mauled by a snow zombie on an empty stomach. Of course, ramen is a no-brainer and so are rice and soft-boiled eggs, but how about lemon pepper chicken? [More]

Make Your Own Thin Mints When The Girl Scouts Aren't Around

Make Your Own Thin Mints When The Girl Scouts Aren't Around

Like other delicacies such as the McRib and eggnog, Girl Scout cookies only come around every so often, leaving you to spend your time craving them in abject misery. But anyone with a cookie sheet and the ability to follow directions can easily make the latter for themselves. [More]

Save Big By Replacing DLP HDTV Lamp Yourself

Save Big By Replacing DLP HDTV Lamp Yourself

HDTVs that use DLP technology have faded in popularity, meaning you can find some great deals out there. One aspect of DLPs that tends to scare people off is that their lamps degrade over time and will need to be replaced eventually. [More]

Make Your Own Glitter Flats At Home

Make Your Own Glitter Flats At Home

Why drop $285 on a pair of Kate Spade glitter flats when you can make some yourself? Over at We Are Not Martha they show you how to take an old pair of flats and turn them into foot bedazzlers with just some mod podge, glitter, a foam brush, clear glaze spray and a mimosa. [More]

Make A Tissue Pop-Up Out Of A To-Go Cup

Make A Tissue Pop-Up Out Of A To-Go Cup

Here’s a crafty way to make your own tissue pop-up out of a to-go coffee cup. It fits in your car’s cup holder! [More]

American And Delta Too Busy To Tag Your Bags, Want You To Do It Yourself

American And Delta Too Busy To Tag Your Bags, Want You To Do It Yourself

Thought there wasn’t much more the airlines could fob off on the customer? You were wrong. Apparently, the employees at American and Delta are so slow at tagging your checked bags that the airlines think you’d do it better yourself. [More]

Make A Fruit Fly Death Trap With Apple Cider Vinegar And Dish Soap

Make A Fruit Fly Death Trap With Apple Cider Vinegar And Dish Soap

Fruit flies can be an annoyance but you can get rid of them using stuff right from your kitchen, no tools required. One method is to pour apple cider vinegar in the bottom of a glass along with some dish soap. Come back after leaving it out for a few hours and you’ll have yourself a nice cup of dead fruit flies. [More]

4 So-Called "Essential" Cleaning Products You Can Ditch For Good

4 So-Called "Essential" Cleaning Products You Can Ditch For Good

Chuck these four disposable “essential” cleaning supplies and replace them with these alternatives that do the job better, are cheaper, kinder on the environment and you can reuse or make yourself. [More]

Know How Much Your Bag Weighs Before Flying

Know How Much Your Bag Weighs Before Flying

Delta tried to charge “Frustrated Traveler” an illegitimate bag fee yesterday by claiming it was over the weight limit. He knew, however, that unless the bag had been eating tubs of frosting throughout the flight, it was still the same 47 pounds it was when he weighed it himself before boarding. [More]

How A Police Barricade Becomes A DIY Bench

How A Police Barricade Becomes A DIY Bench

For a city with so many people, New York has a severe shortage of comfortable places to sit and enjoy the outdoors for free. That’s why this man in Spanish Harlem took matters into his own hands, transforming a police barricade into a public bench. [More]

This Home Depot Banner Upsets Customers For Some Reason

This Home Depot Banner Upsets Customers For Some Reason

What do you think of when you think of Home Depot? Planes from a nearby airport crashing into the building, of course, which is obviously why this Home Depot in Farmingdale, NY put up such a creative felt banner. The person who shot the photo and posted it to NYCAviation last Friday says that when he asked to see a manager the sales associate responded, “What kind of manager?” You know, the store manager or the incendiary felt banner manager, because there’s both. [More]