The cat’s out of the bag: most people prefer watching TV through on-demand apps instead of their clunky old cable TV boxes — and cable TV subscription costs are way too high. Who wants to pay for a bunch of channels they’ll never watch that are only available on a box that’s hard to use and comes with a rental fee?
Knowing how to plant a new lawn is a useful skill to have, no matter if you’re moving into a new house, sprucing up your current one, or you just want to develop your green thumb. A lush green lawn is often the first thing people notice about your home, and well-manicured grass can greatly increase the value of your property. With a few personal touches, you can make it your own.
Fermented foods are delicious and good for your gut — but artisanal ferments tend to be costly. Though the prospect of home fermentation tends to scare people off, the truth is that it’s pretty straightforward (though it takes some patience). All you need is a simple recipe to follow. 
The small screen has been booming all summer long with a slew of new series, documentaries, and feature films alongside reality television shows and classic dramas and sitcoms. August is no exception, as two of the most popular streaming services, Disney+ and Hulu, will offer a range of new content to keep you busy and entertained. Between the two services, there are plenty of stories for all ages and interests. Here’s what to look for to be inspired, informed, or simply distracted.
Your floors are probably the dirtiest part of your home, but motivating yourself to vacuum can be difficult, especially if you have pets or kids and you always seem to be cleaning up.
Most people don’t feel comfortable wearing the same outfit two days in a row, yet those same individuals may use the same sheet or pillowcase for weeks at a time. On average, Americans change bedding sheets once every 25 days. If that's the average, it means there are people who sleep on the same sheets for over a month at a time.
The list of reasons why you need to keep a clean kitchen is extensive. First and foremost, you must eliminate bacteria to keep from contracting food poisoning. Stray food particles can invite bugs and rodents to take up permanent residence in your home. Cleaning kitchen utensils and appliances helps ensure that they function properly and last a long time.
Other than your skin, which provides a physical barrier to keep pathogens out of your body, your immune system is a reactive system. It responds only after a threat has been detected. Your immune system doesn't prevent you from getting infected (that's the role of good hygiene); instead, its job is to swoop in and save the day. 
Did you know that turning on the oven can raise the temperature of your kitchen by almost 10 degrees? In fact, if your kitchen doesn’t have doors, the temperature also rises throughout your home as the heat disperses. 
If you’re looking for a top-of-the-line laptop, you’ll find outstanding options from both Microsoft and Apple — but as it turns out, each company has a very different idea of what a laptop is. On the Apple side of things, you’ll find MacBooks, which sport big, beautiful screens and seamlessly integrate with other Apple products like iPhones or AirPod headphones. If you opt for one of Microsoft’s Surface laptops, you’ll get a crazy-fast Windows machine that’s also got a high-end tablet on board. 
Father’s Day may be a little different this year thanks to social distancing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make your dad feel special. Finding the perfect gift to let him know you’re thinking of him is a surefire way to make his day. 
Plants make an indoor atmosphere more cheerful and vibrant. Fortunately, you don’t need a lot of space or even sunlight to create a thriving garden in your home — as long as you pick plants that will flourish in whatever environment you have.
Hotter temperatures mean it’s time to make the switch from hot to iced coffee. Pre-made and café-bought cold brew are expensive, but you can make it at home for much cheaper, without expensive specialty machines, and with surprisingly little effort (as long as you know what you’re doing).
14