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I'm A Young Woman Who Loves To Travel Alone -- Here's Why

PHOTO: MARIO TAMA/ GETTY IMAGES.<p>The sunburnt earth, a dusty red in the midday heat, taunted me. Dandelion weeds grew in the unlikeliest of places, nestled in the cracks of a cinder block wall, between the spokes of a long-retired bicycle wheel. I was squatting, making my own shade. Sobbing.<p>In the …

DIY Decorating: No Fabric Needed Window Treatments

Do you have a <b>window</b> that you don't want to cover up with yards of <b>fabric</b>? Or one that you need it to be semi-private, but still want to enjoy the view?<p>…

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Woodworking

Bracket-shaped Barn Board Sign {Reality Daydream}

Nick and I like to MAKE gifts as often as possible… because it’s cheaper more personal. And well, WE JUST LIKE MAKING STUFF. Geez.<p>So when we get …

Rain Chains

Rain chains are a kind of decorative downspout for a gutter system. Rainwater pours out of the gutter and onto a series of rings or cups, which help channel the water down to the ground where it is either stored in a rain barrel or simply diverted away from the building. A set of rain chains can …

How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway

Introduction: How to Make a Solar Powered Walkway<p>About: depotdevoid is short for The Depot Devoid of Thought, the place where you go when you lo... …

A Booming Furniture Design Sub-Genre: Gun-Concealing Furniture

Some people love guns, some people hate 'em. But the fact is that lots of Americans have them, and they need a place to store them. And the design of …

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

Homemade Paint For Kids - A Natural Non-Toxic Herbal Paint

<b>My kids LOVE to get messy</b> with art and craft supplies. What kid doesn’t? Their favorite thing to play with (and make a mess with) just so happens to …

Healing Back Pain Naturally - Natural Health

<i>The Natural Health column shares information about healing back pain naturally.</i><p>Both my wife and I share a propensity for back problems. Peggy is a …

Media Alert: Turns Out Watercoloring is Not Just For Kids!

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what better way to tell your S.O. or friends you love them than sending a good old fashioned card? Let’s be real, who doesn’t enjoy opening the mailbox only to see their name hand-written on an envelope? (Answer: no one!) That’s why we opted to …

Crafting

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

This Crazy App Turns A Magazine Into An Interior Design Tool

Using a magazine for scale, this App lets you virtually design a room, then buy the furniture.<p>A few months ago, Ikea released an unbelievable app. When you placed the company’s catalog anywhere in your home, it could appear as one of a few different pieces of furniture on your iPad screen. In a …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

6,000-Year-Old Hollowed Out Tree is a Bar Inside

Nature is often the inspiration for architecture and design. We've even seen our fair share of fully functional tree houses, but in South Africa there is an entirely unique, hollowed out tree called <i>Sunland Big Baobab</i> that has actually been converted into a bar. According to the pub's website, the …

Best Roundup Posts of 2013

10. An Alternative to the Sliding Door: 12 Pivot Doors Leading to Patios<br>The almighty pivot door is changing the game, elevating how patios look and …

Digital Paintings by Cyril Rolando

Cyril Rolando is a Hobbyist Digital Painter from France and loves the universe of Tim Burton and Hayoa Miyazaki. His digital paintings are quite …

100 Christmas Cocktail and Drink Recipes to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Maybe just half a drink more...<p>It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and that means presents, sweets, parties, and most importantly, holiday booze. If you're already feeling eggnog'd out just thinking about the holidays, try one of these 100 cocktails we've gathered—from hot buttery rum …

Recipes

10 Creative Ways to Kick your Hangover. ~ Jolee McBreen

Many of us – at some point in our lives, have probably had one too many. Or four too many. In any case, a hangover is never a welcome visitor, but …

12 DIY Jewelry Gifts Your Friends Will Actually Wear

Christmas is around the corner and <i>gasp</i>! You need gifts for your gal pals. And you’re on a budget. Luckily, we’ve searched the interwebs high and low and found some of the best jewelry you can DIY that your friends will be proud to wear. Let’s start with necklaces!<p>1. Prairie Feather Necklace: Isn’t …

Jewelry

Sangria isn't just for summer. Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to stir up a big seasonally-inspired pitcher — perfect for kicking off the holiday season. RECIPE - Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria: http://thekitc.hn/1i1OJL8

The Brie's woodsy richness is complemented by the tart, slightly astringent cranberries, and it's baked until it's bubbling and oozey then scooped up with crackers. Um, yeah. Holiday Appetizer Recipe: Baked Brie with Cranberry Sauce - http://thekitc.hn/18F0rp1

5 breakfast recipes made with Thanksgiving leftovers, including this beautiful biscuit topped with leftover mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey, and a runny egg: http://thekitc.hn/18EmNH4

10 hot & boozy drinks to get cozy with this winter: http://thekitc.hn/18xXYPi

Birds With Dog Heads And Dogs With Bird Bodies Are Dirds. Derrrrr

The photos you are about to see will amaze and enthrall you. No, they are not Photoshopped, and yes, they are 100% real.<p>All facts about the dirds have been cited directly from dird expert and enthusiast, Dr. Derdly Dirdright, who adds a special note that though dirds may be cute, they are a …

A Blind Dog And His Brother Are The Cutest Thing You'll See Today

Jeffrey and his brother, who is also his guide dog, are adorable and up for adoption. Look how perfect they are.

Gorgeous Expressive Paintings by Mandy Tsung

Using everything from ink on paper to oil on wood, figurative painter Mandy Tsung creates captivating works that convey a strong passion and energy. The Vancouver-based artist creates all kinds of lively scenes that blend reality with imaginative landscapes filled with colorful swirls.<p>Featuring …

Top tips for writing funny animal stories: Jeanne Willis

<b>1. Look in the mirror</b><p>Have a long look in the mirror and ask yourself; who could take me seriously? Humans are hilarious - the way they're made, the way they behave, the way they don't behave. To realize how funny we are, try seeing your face from an alien's point of view - only one head? A squashy …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …