Catherine Truxillo

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Black teen who wanted directions shot at by white man

DETROIT (AP) — A black 14-year-old boy who got lost in a Detroit suburban neighborhood while trying to get to school was shot at by a white homeowner after knocking on a door to ask directions, prosecutors said Friday, citing home security video and the account of the boy.<p>Jeffery Zeigler, a retired …

Crime

Trump administration worries opioid crisis could 'get worse'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration -- not known for its consistent approach to policy targets -- has chased one goal with unusually steady determination: Taking on the opioid epidemic.<p>During President Donald Trump's chaotic first 15 months in office, his administration has fought for more …

Donald Trump

Starbucks chief executive apologizes for arrests of two black men

(Reuters) - Starbucks Chief Executive Kevin Johnson apologized late on Saturday for the arrests of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop last week, which sparked accusations of racial profiling.<p>Promising to make everything right, Johnson promised a thorough investigation of the incident …

Social Media

Get Ready To Have Your Mind Blown By This Genius Needle-Threading Hack

Threading a needle just became so, so much less annoying.<p>You know that feeling when you’re attempting to thread a needle and it won’t go in and you …

Sewing

10 subtle signs you're smarter than you think you are

You might be surprised to know which of your quirks can reveal your inner genius.<p>1. You accept that there are plenty of things you don't know<p>You may think that pretending you know everything, even when you don't, makes you come across as smarter. But in reality, people who aren't afraid to be …

Psychology

The dark reasons so many rich people are miserable human beings

It’s no picnic having a massive bank balance<p>Mo money, mo problems.<p>New research shows the richer we get, the less happy we become. A study, published …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

Practice Your Multiplication With These Magic Squares Worksheets

Hone your skills with these 'magic' worksheets<p>A magic square is an arrangement of numbers in a grid where each number occurs only once yet the sum or …

Life Hack: Weatherman Reveals Simple Recipe for Defrosting Your Windshield in Seconds

As the weather continues to cool, it is only a matter of time before windshields around the country are covered in ice and frost.<p>The hard work of …

27 cities around the world where expats are happy, rents are affordable, and jobs are plentiful

InterNations recently released its 2017 list of the best cities for living and working abroad.<p>City rankings are based on survey responses from nearly …

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We've seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.<p>In 2009, California passed a law requiring …

Teaching

Original Stitch uses AI to tailor your button-down from a single photo

A custom shirt startup thinks it has found the key to making bespoke garments using artificial intelligence. Rather than having users measure themselves, Original Stitch’s new Bodygram feature uses computer vision to extract the dimensions of a user’s favorite button-down shirt and replicate …

Over 83,500 Vintage Sewing Patterns Are Now Available Online

McCall's, Butterick, Simplicity. If you were into sewing, or simply spent time as a child rummaging through patterns with your mother at the fabric store, these names will bring on a wave of nostalgia. And now, thanks to a fantastic online collection of vintage sewing patterns, it's time to dust of …

Sewing

22 Totally Adorable Amigurumi Dragon Patterns You Need to Make for Your Kids

These amigurumi dragons are beyond adorable and you’re going to fall in love with them!<p>Amigurumi Dragon Patterns<p>If you haven’t tried Amigurumi …

Amigurumi
Survivalism
Survivalism
Survivalism
Survivalism

Vintage Triangle Coin Pouch: Renaissance Ribbons

It starts flat, then folds up 1-2-3, and snaps front and back to create an adorable cone-shaped mini purse for coins and more. Project design credit …

Sewing

Anke's Brushes Bag - now with Video - So Sew Easy

Do you remember that awesome tutorial and pattern that Anke shared for how to add a brushes bag section to the Easy Cosmetics Bag?<p>I couldn't make up …

Tutorial – Business Card Wallet with Fold Over Elastic Closure

Iron the fusible interfacing to the back of your wallet outside piece.<p>Pin the fold over elastic to the front of the wallet outside piece, right sides …

Action Hero
Sewing

Learn How to Insert a Flat Circle Into a Tube

This is not one of those square-peg-in-a-round-hole situations. But, if the idea of sewing a two-dimensional item (a flat circle) into a …

Sewing

How to sew a clear vinyl bag

Sew a see-through zipper case using this easy tutorial.<p>I'm always looking for clever storage solutions, and see-through is my ultimate fave because …

little button pouch tutorial

Button pouch. Can you see me/my arms in the background? Hi.<p>If you were little me growing up, you could never have enough pouches. I always wondered …

Sewing

Sew Collapsible Boxes

It’s the last sewing tutorial for our month of organization here on the blog! Today I’m going to show you how to sew a collapsible box. Because we …

A Tutorial - How to Draft a Pattern and Make a Zippered Purse with a Flat Bottom

I do like a flat bottom on a bag or purse. It creates structure, turning two squares of fabric sewn together into something more. The whole really is …

How to Make All the Zipper Pouches

I’m off to a great start with my new de-cluttering way of life. I’ve decided to focus on craft supplies first. My motto, use them or lose them (well, …