Although it was a rather cruddy year in the news, that wasn't the case in green home and garden-land. So please, take a few moments to join me for a misty-eyed trip down memory lane in remembrance of 2012's hottest posts.
Now that the high season of holiday house parties is starting to wind down, it's high time to start thinking about cleanup. Behold, a few tools to clean those 'nog goblets and remove those stubborn fruitcake stains from the davenport.
Many renters consider themselves blessed if they have a dishwasher in their unit. But snagging an apartment with, gasp, Energy Star-rated appliances? For most renters, that's like like spotting a unicorn in the wild.
Although it lends itself to hide-and-seeking and DIY ghost-hunting, a thermal imaging accessory for smartphones called the IR-Blue has a much higher purpose: Detecting sources of heat loss around the home.