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5 Links to Read Before Baking a Cake

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: How to make everyone's favorite celebratory dessert -- cake.</i><p>Cake -- like a glass of champagne -- is synonymous with celebration. Birthdays, weddings, …

How To Find The Reader Button In iOS 7’s Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

iOS 7 has changed the look and feel of so much on the iPhone and iPad, that some of you may be looking for familiar bits, but find yourselves unable to locate them.<p>A case in point, here, is the Safari “Reader” button that used to be in the upper right hand side of any Safari window when it was …

31DC2013 Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

Today’s inspiration comes from Storm and Stars who created this nail look a while back for Blog Fest. Click here to see her post with the tutorial. I …

13 Horrifying + Healthy Halloween Recipes

Yes, the main focus at Halloween is on sweets and candy. But if you’re trying to stay healthy while still serving spooky snacks there are plenty of options out there. We collected 13 of our favorite ghoulish recipes to enjoy.<p>1. Boo-Nana Pops: Frozen bananas (covered in chocolate or white chocolate) …

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

You Get a Gold Star!

You go Glen Coco! Today's nail art is another variation of my sugared stars technique, except instead of a textured polish, I used a dense glitter. …

Four privacy settings you should enable in iOS 7 immediately

If you downloaded and installed iOS 7, there are a few privacy settings that are turned off by default that you should enable right away.<p>Data backed …

Privacy

31DC2013 Day 6: Violet Nails - The Nailasaurus | UK Nail Art Blog

Press Sample<p>For Day 6, the last day of the plain colour prompts I wanted to do something simple so I decided on something I’ve <i>never</i> done before… an …

20 Awesome Drawer Pulls to Spruce Up Your Decor

When it comes to decor, it’s the little things that end up making a huge impact. From cool hooks to hang your stuff to fabulous file organizers, we’re all about making the small stuff count. And while we’re totally into DIYing your entire dresser, sometimes you just need a touch of awesome to …

Decorations

25 Creative Cookie Cutters

You know we love funny, geeky cookie cutters here at Brit HQ. But there are so many good ones beyond those that are tech-focused. We rounded up 25 of our favorite shapes. And check back later this week for our experiments in making our own cookie cutters!<p>1. 3D Safari Cookie Cutters ($10): What’s …

Dessert

Show Us Your Desk

August has been all about workspace organization here at Brit HQ, especially since we’re still settling into our new office digs. As a result, we held a bit of a friendly competition—a desk “pimping” competition. The contest was simple: Buy or DIY the most creative desk accessory. You may have …

Three Mango Seeds

I love three drawer dressers. And I love red.<p>I painted this with Plaster Paint in Red Ruby.<p>I chose Ivory Lace for the font and then a dark glaze over …

Ombre DIY: Dresser From IKEA

In The Netherlands, Schools Are Using iPads To Teach The Steve Jobs Way

Seven schools in the Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era).<p>One of the biggest tenants of O4NT is flexibility in learning, and Apple’s technology provides that environment. While students do attend class …

Run Through the Alps (Without Leaving the Treadmill) With BitGym

Treadmills, while effective, get very boring very quickly. So we’re always looking for ways to make running more fun. That’s the main reason we’re excited to try out BitGym, a new project on Kickstarter.<p>First off, what is it? BitGym is an app for your smartphone or tablet (both iOS and Android …

DIY Home Projects

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Washi Your Workspace: 8 Quick DIY Projects

If you don’t know what washi tape is, it’s time to get in the know! Washi tape is paper tape that comes in about a million patterns and colors, is easy to remove, and is just the thing you need to create a warmer workspace.<p>From colorful keys to the cutest clothespins around, here are 8 DIY projects …

Mario Bros. Rock Opera to Make Its New York Stage Debut

If you know who Jonathan Mann is, it's probably because at some point you've followed the Song A Day experiment he's been conducting on YouTube since …

Friendship Bracelets, All Grown Up

Beloved by summer campers, these knotted bracelets also make great adult accessories.

15 Hair Hacks that Take Less Than 5 Minutes

During those occasional mornings when the snooze button gets the best of you, don’t worry about being a bed head the rest of the day. If you don’t have time to do our favorite DIY hairstyles, try these 15 hair hacks that all take <i>less than five minutes</i> to do! It’s a go-to guide for looking fabulous …

What Breaking Bad Would Look Like as a Middle School Musical

Author: Devon Maloney. Devon Maloney Culture<p>Date of Publication: 08.06.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:15 pm. 2:15 pm<p>Remember when you were twelve, fresh …

Apple Allows Educators To Create iTunes Accounts For Pre-Teens Ahead Of Back To School Season

For the first time, Apple is allowing children under the age of 13 to have an iTunes account with the approval of an educational institution. Back to school season is nearly here, and Apple is preparing for the increased number of iPads that will be distributed by educators to young …

piCture pOlish Blog Fest 2013 : Neon Dotticure and tutorial!

For this year's Blog Fest, I wanted to go for something bold but easy to recreate, something everyone could try at home and so neon dotticure it …

How To: Italian Soda Bar

When I was a teenager, sometimes I would do really cool and edgy things like go to the local coffee shop after school with my friends and …

Nail Art Blog: No Sponge Required: Spotted Syrup Gradient

Good morning! Today I have some deceptively simple nail art for you. It's a gradient, but without a sponge! Perfect for those of you that don't want …

Adult Etch-a-Sketch: How to Etch Glass Bottles

Last week when we shared our limoncello recipe, we gave you a little teaser about this glass-etching tutorial. The secret is that the directions are easy, but the execution can take a little bit of practice. We’re sharing our tips so your projects turn out well the first time. Once you get the hang …

DIY Lunch Bag Favors

I am SO SO SO (say that really loud and throw your hands up in the air with spirit sprinkles) excited about today's post. Remember Kathleen, our DIY …

This House Gives You Spidey Power

Leandro Erlich’s “Dalston House” employs mirrors to give visitors the illusion of scaling building walls.<p>Each year seems to bring a blockbuster museum installation that’s engineered to thrill both adults and children. This year’s is <i>Dalston House</i>, a mirror “house” that gives visitors the …