Home improvement is much easier when you are well-informed. Learn about home improvement, home safety and home maintenance.
Have you ever wondered how a house is built? Or what holds up the ceiling and walls? And how do you keep the rain out? It's a complex process that involves quite a bit more than you may think.
By Marshall Brain
A fascinating look inside a combination lock!
Electric screwdrivers combine batteries, motors, gears and a switch into one extremely compact package. How can such a lightweight, handheld tool drill through tough wood or even metal?
Before the handy ballpoint, getting a few sentences onto paper was a pretty involved task. Find out how the ballpoint pen stores and manages its own ink supply to make writing a snap.
By Melissa Russell-Ausley
As the saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Smoke detectors are amazing: They're pretty inexpensive, but they save thousands of lives each year. Learn all about nuclear and light-sensing smoke detectors.
Renovating your home is a big job. But making a mistake before or during construction can make the job even bigger. Here are 10 to avoid.
By Becky Striepe
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