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14 Captivating Books That Make Great Mother’s Day Gifts

The day of celebrating our dear moms is just around the corner, and what better way to pamper your favorite lady than treating her to a relaxing day with a good book. It’s time to select the perfect bouquet of literary adventures for Mother’s Day. From inspiring memoirs to tear-inducing reads sure …

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Family-Friendly Dinner Classics

The week after a holiday is always a little bit nutty. Our routine is off, skewed by hosting family and trying to eat up leftover ham rather than do …

Cooking

Adapting Patterns for Better-Fitting Raglans

Our ongoing series about top-down raglans has covered a lot of ground already: taking essential body measurements, converting those measurements to …

Knit Picks Classroom: Sock School

In my humble opinion, handmade socks are the perfect project – they can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be, they’re small and …

Knitting

How Many Projects Are You Working On?

Everyone is different when it comes to crafting. Some prefer to work one project to completion, while others have several going at once.There's no …

Project Management

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Make One of These Small Changes for Better Health Instead of a Resolution

Now that the chaos of the holiday season is over, a lot of us are vowing to make changes for our health—but we know that ambitious resolutions don’t …

49 Underrated Books You Really Need To Read

Under-read, overlooked, and forgotten books that everyone will love.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.<p>Also: Just because you've read one of these doesn't mean everyone has. Stay classy. Yay books!

Books

9 Meals To Stock In Your Freezer

Guess what?! <b>Meal prepping</b> can be as easy as combining all the right ingredients in a large freezer bag and repeating the process until you have enough recipes for the week ahead. Check out some of my favorite meals from <b>The Chic Site</b> to store for an easy week night dinner.<p><b>1. Broccoli Cheddar Soup</b><p><b>2.</b> …

Church of England defends prayer tweet for Richard Dawkins after stroke

Twitter users accuse church of ‘trolling’ the famous atheist, but it insists it was wholly genuine in its concern for Dawkins’ health<p>The Church of England has said a tweet it posted sending prayers for secularist Richard Dawkins after he had a stroke was genuine.<p>On Friday, the Church tweeted …

Church of England

There’s only one country in the world as corrupt as North Korea

THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO BE GLAD you don’t live in Somalia or North Korea. The former is one of the poorest, most war-ravaged nations on Earth. The …

Researchers find causes for higher death rates among middle-aged whites

Higher-than-expected death rates among middle-aged white Americans are largely being driven by stagnant progress against<p>heart diseaseand other common illnesses, according to new research into a crisis that is increasingly worrying healthcare officials and policymakers.<p>The unexpectedly high …

Middle Age

The Best-Laid (Backup) Plans...

Jihae Shin was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, preparing to enter the academic job market. She had set her sights on finding a fabulous faculty position, but wasn't sure she was going to get one.<p>The safe thing was to have a backup plan — to apply for a number …

University of Pennsylvania

Create a Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe with This Guide

Familiar with the “too many clothes, nothing to wear” conundrum? Getting rid of clothes and sticking to just 37 versatile, well-loved items in your …

Are People Really More Busy? The Rise of Shadow Work | The Art of Manliness

Meet Bill, an average American.<p>The first thing Bill does when he rolls out of bed in the morning is look at his phone. He checks for new texts and …

Productivity

Docknits Workshop Weekend!

This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Fall Docknits Retreat <br>Everything about this weekend is fabulous! A wonderful knitting shop in a unique lakeside …

Knitting backwards| I Can Do It

KnitBits #616 from Berroco

Worked in the round from the bottom up, Florence is a lightweight, striped hat with a hint of sparkle.<p>Knit in Berroco Folio® Luxe<br>Skill level: Easy …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

The decision to forgive is rooted in faith. The desire to forget is rooted in racism

For many people, the forgiveness offered to Dylann Roof, the man charged with killing of nine black members of Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, at his arraignment by the families of his victims is impossible to understand – and worthy of veneration. “I forgive you” said Nadine …

Civil Rights

This Neil deGrasse Tyson podcast on the origins of life is absolutely mindblowing

Tyson, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye discuss evolution on “StarTalk Live!”<p>Scientists Neil deGrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins and Bill Nye, along comedians Eugene Mirman, Jim Gaffigan and Maeve Higgins appeared together at the Beacon Theater for "StarTalk Live!" this past weekend.<p>During the talk Dawkins …

The 10 must-read YA books

Authors John Boyne and Jenny Valentine have drawn up their list of nine must-read YA novels – and the Hay Festival audience chose the final one<p>There has been a "massive explosion" in Young Adult fiction over the past 30 years, according to Daniel Hahn, editor of the Oxford Companion to Children's …

Books

Enchanted pattern by Ayako Monier

<b>Feb, 2018 - The pattern has been revised. It is now version 3.</b><p>September 2015 - The Pattern has been edited by Corrina Ferguson.<p>The moment I worked …

POP! baby cardigan pattern by Rachel Atkinson

Super fast to knit with minimal finishing, POP! is the perfect first baby cardigan for new knitters and a quick baby gift for more advanced …

Knitting

Granny Log Cabin Blanket

Purchase the pdf file now through Ravelry (you don’t have to be a Ravelry member to purchase) <br>| < |<p>Knitting and crochet fit together perfectly, with …

Stitch Block Cowl

Each of the three stitch patterns in our Stitch Block Cowl employ this simple technique of knitting stitches in the row below (don’t worry, we …

Kernel scarf - Knitty: Fall 2009

DIRECTIONS<p><b>LOWER EDGING</b><br>Loosely CO 49 sts.<br>K 2 rows.<br>K 2 more rows, slipping first st of each row knitwise.<p>Work rows 1-8 of Edging Chart twice, then work …

Knitting