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Cinder Blocks Are A DIYer's Best Friend, And These Projects Prove It

If you want to spruce up your home and garden without breaking the bank, it's time to look to an unlikely item: the cinder block. While these concrete chunks may look unsightly at first, they're really a DIYer's dream.<p>There are tons of ways to transform cinder blocks into beautiful home creations …

Crafting

20 Creative DIY Projects That Only Require a Sharpie

Sharpie markers are one of the most versatile DIY tools you can get your hands on. They are easy to use, fairly inexpensive and are available in a huge range of colors from neon to metallics. Plus, they’re great for any surface and are permanent on even the most hard-to-mark surfaces. Whether you …

50+ amazing resources for listening to (and learning!) Spanish

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means …

8 reasons a work exchange is the best way to travel

1. Accommodation is going to be cheaper for you.<p>Now, I’ve only used Workaway and HelpX as a source for my work exchanges. (Something about the …

7 ways to avoid sweatshops and still dress like a boss

Let’s assume you already know about the horrible things that happen in clothing factories. You’ve watched the videos of bodies dragged from the …

The Populism of Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders has seized the opportunity to represent everyday Americans, but is his strategy less effective than the frontrunner’s?<p>Pick a year from the lives of the top two Democratic candidates, and they’ll present a study in contrasts. 1964: Bernie Sanders, a year after participating in MLK’s …

Middle-class

17 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read in a Sitting

This week author Ian McEwan expressed his love of short novels, saying “very few [long] novels earn their length.” Certainly it seems like a novel …