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DIY Tip Genius

By Bob on December 12, 2013 4:32 AM

It's a well-documented fact that I am not the handiest of handymen excuse me, I mean  handyperson). I did fall off a 12-foot ladder and there was that time I tried to change the oil in my car and...let's just forget all that nastiness with the tow truck and oil slick that even had BP executives shaking their heads and saying, "Jeez, would you look at THAT!"

If you're a visual learner (guilty) you'll like this appDIY Tip Genius-600.jpg

That's why I was happy to find a new app that makes it easier to be, well, handy. The experts at The Family Handyman have just launched the DIY Tip Genius App that makes your smart phone your new DIY tool. 

This new app provides hundreds of tips on anything handy - from how to spread carpenters glue to how to select the best fertilizer, and everything in between.

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Choose the FREE version and you can browse more than 300 free tips in different categories. If you're really in need of DIY advice, upgrade to the DIY Tip Genius Pro ($4.99) and you'll have access 1,800+ tips.

This handy app offers: 

* 300+ BEST Tips for do-it-yourself painting, woodworking, organizing and more

* Portable, easy-to-use format lets you search DIY topics

* Time-saving shortcuts

* Budget-friendly tricks

* Easy-to-do home improvement ideas

* Tip of the Day - brand-new idea delivered every day

Available for iOS and Android.


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Diabetes-Friendly Chicken Burrito Bowl

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By Laura Cipullo and Lisa Mikus, authors of Everyday Diabetes Meals
Image credit: Colin Erricson

Prepare your own Mexican quick fix with this Chipotle-inspired bowl. Carbs are moderated by filling the bowl with beans, extra veggies and chicken. No need for rice, since the beans count as carbs.


If you love tomatoes, increase the quantity to 1/2 cup, but note that the carbohydrates will also increase.

If preparing this recipe for one person, cut all of the ingredients in half. Or simply prepare the full recipe up to the end of step 2 and store leftover chicken and vegetable-bean mixture in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the microwave on High for 1 to 2 minutes, or until heated through, and continue with step 3.

Health Bite: The iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper and zinc in black beans help to keep bones strong and healthy.

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