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  1. you can do this
    Yes, You Can Move Without Movers. Here’s How.“I mean, you just feel like you’ve been hit by a train when you move by yourself, right?”
  2. you can do this
    How To Remedy Common Injuries You May Get While Cooking Every DayFrom slicing your finger on a mandoline to pulling a muscle shaking a cocktail.
  3. you can do this
    How I Made an 18-Hole (Mini) Golf Course in My Living RoomBy rearranging a couple of pieces of furniture in my living room, I created a course with unique holes featuring different “hazards” to play around.
  4. this thing's incredible
    You Don’t Need to Know How to Build a Fire to Use This FirepitAll you have to do is put in some wood and light a match. The app will do the rest.
  5. personal project
    Knitting to Keep My Hands BusyIt’s a good project, and it keeps me from constantly checking the news on my phone.
  6. personal project
    I Want to Grow EverythingHow I came to care for a sourdough starter, a kombucha scoby, and too many pothos clippings to count.
  7. personal project
    The Way I Used to Read RecipesReturning to childhood cookbooks in isolation.
  8. personal project
    My Only Hobby Is Being PettyI know it’s not good, but it feels like the only thing I have left.
  9. personal project
    I Spend My Nights Sewing to Help Keep My Friends SafeI felt frustrated and helpless until I started making masks for people I know.
  10. personal project
    My Kids Think I’m the Best Artist EverHaving kids gave me the pretense I needed.
  11. personal project
    I Just Want to Be Able to Do One Pull-UpRevisiting a goal that has eluded me my entire life.
  12. personal project
    All the Ways I Failed at Self-ImprovementHow could anyone possibly get through weeks of terrorized confinement without coming out the other side a worse version of their former self?
  13. personal project
    How to Bartend for OneAn idiot’s guide to making a martini.
  14. personal project
    Now Is a Great Time to Hand-Wash Your ClothesAs far as domestic chores go, washing your clothes by hand is actually one of the more enjoyable.
  15. personal project
    I Hope You Like My Teeny Tiny PaintingsToo thoughtful — and small! — to justify throwing out.
  16. style
    Painting My Nails Is the Only Time I Don’t ThinkWhen we’re done social distancing, I’d like to paint my friends’ nails, too.
  17. personal project
    Sitting on the Couch Is My New Favorite HobbyEnjoy your sourdough starters! I will not be doing that.
  18. personal project
    Balls Up, Balls DownPracticing a small surprise for future social situations.
  19. you can do this
    Everything You Need to Bake Bread (Assuming You Can Find Flour and Yeast)A boule wants to be a part of your future. Give in to it.
  20. recommended by experts
    How to Install Your Own Air-Conditioning Unit, According to ExpertsEverything you’ll need — and how to properly (and safely) use it.
  21. you can do this
    How to Get Through Shelter-in-Place With Kids, According to Two Dozen ParentsThe livestreams, indoor jungle gyms, kitchen soccer tournaments, and stopwatch games that will keep them (and you) occupied and happy.
  22. trust me i should know
    Everything You Need to Get Into DrawingLike yoga or meditation, drawing has been a powerful tool for me in managing stress and anxiety during all of this self-isolating.
  23. you can do this
    6 Home Repair Problems You Might Face on Your Own While Sheltering in PlaceBecause a clogged tub drain shouldn’t mean three months without bathing.
  24. this thing's incredible
    No, My Oversized Sweater Is Not From Acne — I Knit It Myself With This Kit“The kit truly includes everything you need to make your sweater — if you’ve never knit a stitch in your life, you’ll be fine.”
  25. you can do this
    These Three (Inexpensive) Products Made My Headlights Bright AgainI had no idea how bad it had gotten. You probably don’t either.
  26. home improvement
    Which Screwdrivers Do You (Really) Need?Not knowing anything about screwdrivers doesn’t mean you’re never going to need one.
  27. you can do this
    The Five Tools You Should Always Have on Hand for Clearing Snow and IceYou might already have an ice scraper, but do you have a windshield cover?
  28. you can do this
    How I Built A Basic (But Respectable) Home Gym for Under $700The are no machines or weights, but for about the cost of two months of Equinox, the setup is great for fundamental exercises and strength training.
  29. trust me i should know
    The 8 Unexpected Things That Helped Catbird’s Co-Creative Director Quit Smoking“None helped me not want to smoke, but all were happy, needed distractions that led to the kindling of new rituals.”
  30. you can do this
    The Best Christmas Lights, According to Experts and a Very Festive HomeownerBecause your yard deserves a little Christmas spirit, too.
  31. you can do this
    The Best Way to Sharpen Serrated Knives Is With a Chainsaw FileSerrated knives can be a headache to sharpen. But not if you get an inexpensive chainsaw file.
  32. you can do this
    How to Brighten Up Any Room (or Dim It a Little) in Under 30 MinutesSometimes you want a room to be bright, and sometimes you want softer lighting. With a dimmer switch you get either. Whenever you want.