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17 flowers that look like something else

Image: Wikimedia<p>Here's a gallery of flowers, mainly orchids, that look like monkeys, Darth Vader, naked men, human lips, dancing girls, laughing …

7 Home Remedies To Stop Ringing In The Ears & Treat Tinnitus

How to Reduce your iPad screen brightness beyond standard control limits

This is one of those how-to tips that, while very useful to some, will not be for everyone . For the most part, the ability to dim your iPad or iPhone screen beyond standard control limitations can be a helpful tool. However, if you are looking to keep your whole room from lighting up in the first …

Spend Smartly: Getting The Right Eye Shadow

When it comes to choosing which eye shadow to buy, I am huge advocate of one simple truth: get the shade that makes you feel amazing. But to feel …

Makeup

Ian's Shoelace Site – Zipper Lacing

Lacing Technique<p>• Begin straight across on the inside (grey section) and out through the bottom eyelets.<p>• The ends are looped under the laces where …

Shape Shift Your Beadwork with Kassie Shaw - Interweave

Kassie Shaw has been busy stitching beads! And she’s a shape shifter…well, she’s shape-shifting within her beadwork, that is.<p>In her video, <i>Shape</i> …

A rare California Condor chick just hatched on the internet. Watch it emerge via webcam.

Just minutes after U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists flipped on live streaming video of a California condor nest in Ventura County, the …

Google’s Nik Collection of Photoshop & Aperture plugins are now free to download

In 2012, Google purchased Nik Software and made their excellent mobile photo editor Snapseed free on Android and iOS. Since then, many of Snapseed’s features have been integrated into Google’s various photo products. Besides mobile, though, Nik also developed plugins for desktop photo editors — and …

Tutorials

Andrew Lang's classic Blue Fairy Book free -- Kindle edition and audiobook

A first edition of Andrew Lang's Blue Fairy Book (1889) will run you about $2000 for a copy in good condition. Amazon has a free Kindle edition.<p>You …

How-To: Stop the ‘Open this page in YouTube’ prompt when visiting YouTube in Safari on iOS

If you have the YouTube app installed on your phone, then you’ve likely run into the dreaded ‘Open this page in “YouTube”?’ message when visiting YouTube in Safari. While it’s understandable that Google would like you to view content via its official app, it starts to get annoying after …

Google Chrome

Even after tweaking your settings, Windows 10 is still a privacy nightmare

After Windows 10 was offered up as a free upgrade to any user currently using a legal version of Windows, reports started to roll in that Microsoft’s generosity was actually a thinly-veiled excuse to track users and collect data with its most invasive operating system yet.<p>It’s not believed that …

NME Ones To Watch – 25 Brand New Acts For 2016

Every day this week, NME is profiling one of its five big picks for 2016 – check out Ratboy and Sunflower Bean here. In this gallery, we run down a …

Here's how to get rid of those pesky pre-loaded iPhone apps you never use

Portrait of an Apple iPhone 5C (L) and iPhone 5S photographed on a white background, taken on September 20, 2013. (Photo by Joby Sessions/MacFormat Magazine via Getty Images)<p>If you've never opened that Stocks app on your Phone, listen up: someone has figured out how to get rid of them.<p>YouTube user …

The Pirate Bay is not down: Four domains suspended, redirect turned off (updated)

The Pirate Bay went down today, though not for everyone. Four of the site’s domains have been suspended, meaning once the DNS entry updates have propagated, they won’t work for you. Instead, you will get a generic error, such as “This webpage is not available” in Chrome and “Unable to connect” in …

Turn off annoying User Account Control pop-ups, but be careful

If you frequently run programs in administrator mode, dealing with the User Account Control (UAC) - the pop-up window that asks you if you're <i>sure</i> you want to let this program make changes to your computer - can get annoying. While you can set up specific programs to always run in administrator mode …

How to Make the Crystal Charm Bracelet with Tassel Kit

How to Right-Angle Weave with Two-Holed Beads

Well, you asked for it, and here it is: a challenging little technique I stumbled upon using two-holed seed beads for right-angle weave. I don't know …

Jewelry

Windows 10 defaults to keylogging, harvesting browser history, purchases, and covert listening

By default, Microsoft gets to see your location, keystrokes and browser history -- and listen to your microphone, and some of that stuff is shared …

You’re Doing It Wrong: The Right Way To Drink Water

We all know drinking water does wonders for the skin, but what does that mean exactly? And how much water do you drink anyway? Is there such a thing …

This Illustrator Totally Gets Us

No one can deny that being a woman can be tough. While we’re huge champions of all the #girlbosses out there, the rest of the world isn’t always so friendly, and it’s easy to get bogged down. That’s why we’re totally obsessed with illustrator Gemma Correll, who helps us see the insanity of our ways …

Drone's eye view of a scary bike trail

Marshall Mullen recorded Michal Kollbek riding the White Line in Sedona, AZ.<p><i>[via]</i>

Arrange Your iPhone Icons Any Way You Want With Makeovr

One of the biggest gripes I have with the iPhone 6 Plus is that there’s no way to permanently bring my homescreen icons closer to the bottom of the giant screen. With Makeovr, a new web app, there’s finally a way.<p>Makeovr is fairly straightforward; take a screenshot of an empty page of your …

iPhone 5

Everything You Need to Know About DIY’ing Tassels

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of tassels here at Brit + Co — we’ve made earrings, necklaces, garlands and MUCH more with these babies. So for today’s #31DaysofDIY, we’ll dish the deets of our favorite tassel-making techniques and materials. Let’s get fringe-y with it!<p>No idea what #31DaysofDIY …

Kid Crafts: Wood and Paper Stars

The view out your window may look winter-dreary, but that just makes it a perfect spot for a fun burst of dazzling, sun-catching color! Your crafty kids will love this wood and paper stars tutorial that Meghan Burch shared on the The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art’s website. (Heck, this …

Crafting

How to Follow an Interest on Pinterest (as opposed to Following a Pinner)

Some people say that Pinterest is the new Google. People head to Pinterest to search for project ideas, recipes, and news about their favorite topics. Using the Follow Interest tool, you can easily find new pins about your favorite topics without following other pinners one at a time. Pinterest …

How To Opt Out Of Twitter’s New Thing That Tracks Which Apps You Install

Twitter is now keeping track of which apps you have on your phone, and sending that data back to the mothership (birds nest?)<p>Is it the worst offense in the world? Nah — they’re not exactly perusing your browsing history and sending it to your grandmother, here. But it’s still irksome, particularly …

Pine Cone Owl Ornaments

<i>This Project is a Hoot!</i><p>Time for another kid’s craft! You may remember our felt and pine cone turkeys… Here we bring you our pine cone owl ornaments. …

Crafting

Artist Removes 1 Letter from Movie Titles + Illustrates LOL-tastic Results

<i>Breakfast at Tiffany’s</i> wouldn’t be quite the same if it was <i>Breakfast at Iffany’s</i> instead, don’t you agree? When our favorite movie titles lose even just one letter, the results are kind of weird, kind of silly and altogether pretty interesting. That’s what inspired artist Austin Light, and this …