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The Best Astronomy Binoculars for Stargazing

Astronomy binoculars are a must-have item for anyone with a passion for outdoor activities like stargazing. They can also come in handy when sightseeing, watching sporting events, attending concerts, and more. Our astronomy expert, Richard J. Bartlett, reviewed dozens of binoculars for stargazing to identify the best of the best, based on factors such as […]

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Celestron SkyMaster 20×80 Binoculars Review

Binoculars are the ultimate grab ‘n go observational tool. When there’s a brief break in the clouds and the stars can momentarily be seen, binoculars are readily available to dive deeper into that cosmic ocean. Some observers simply prefer them over a telescope; they’re relatively inexpensive, portable, and can allow amateurs of almost any experience […]

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The Best Craft Scissors

No craft supply is complete without a pair of craft scissors. The right craft scissors will have you cutting fabric, thread, wire, paper, and all kinds of other crafting materials with ease. Our crafting expert, Amy Boyington, selected the LIVINGO Premium Tailor Scissors as her top pick after reviewing dozens of craft scissors for different […]

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How to Make a DIY Wind Chime in 6 Easy Steps

Summer is right around the corner. I grew up on the Jersey Shore, and wind chimes were everywhere, all summer long. To me, they’re a must-have decoration for a front porch or backyard. There’s nothing quite like sitting outside and enjoying a nice breeze with the background music of a wind chime. Wind chimes can […]

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How to Make a DIY Ribbon Wreath in 8 Simple Steps

One of my absolute favorite crafts to work on is a DIY ribbon wreath. Interestingly, it’s one of the more recent crafts I’ve started doing, along with other activities and crafts like pebble art, but I find myself enjoying them the most. Once you get into the groove of doing these, they become second nature […]

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The Best Hot Glue Guns

Hot glue guns are the ultimate tool for crafters and DIYers. From gluing intricate craft materials to adhering fabrics and wood, a hot glue gun is versatile and a must-have in any crafter’s cabinet, whether you’re making DIY wind chimes, pebble art, or just like to have a useful adhesive tool handy in case you […]

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How Much Does a Good Telescope Cost?

If you’re in the market for a good scope, you’re probably wondering about the cost. You may be worried that astronomical equipment is expensive and that a decent scope could be out of your price range. Fortunately, the answer to the question “how much does a good telescope cost?” may be simpler than you think. […]

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How to Make DIY Pebble Art in 5 Easy Steps

Some of my favorite crafts to make feature materials you can easily find in or around your home. Pebble art is one that my kids and I love to do because it’s fun searching for pebbles and getting imaginative with the pictures we create. Plus, our finished pieces look perfect hanging on the walls of […]

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How to Use a Telescope: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

If you’ve never owned or used a telescope before, it might seem a little daunting. Maybe you’ve already bought one and are excited to get started. (If you’re still searching, check out our guide on buying your first telescope for some great tips and learn how much you can expect to pay for a good […]

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How to Buy Your First Telescope

Almost everyone will stop and stare at the stars, and while some will simply walk on by, others will take their interest a little further. If you’re one of those folks, buying a telescope probably seems like the next logical step. If you’re about to buy your first telescope, there are some important things you […]