Catherine Truxillo

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The five universal laws of human stupidity

In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.<p>Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are …

Sewing How To Add Pockets to A Dress: Tutorial

A top Oculus engineer quit Facebook for a self-driving car startup because it's more exciting than VR

• <b>British driverless car startup FiveAI poached John Lusty, a former engineering manager at Facebook's Oculus, to head up its simulation efforts.</b>• <b><br>Lusty said he left Facebook in February because driverless cars are one of the few areas of technology more exciting than virtual reality right now.</b>• <b><br>Lusty</b> …

Autonomous Cars

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

• <b>A person's behavior and characteristics reveal a great deal about their intelligence.</b>• <b><br>People who enjoy their own company, work in silence, and have a strong sense of self-control tend to be intelligent.</b>• <b><br>Some traits common among smart people are surprising, such a tendency to procrastinate, or a love</b> …

Self Control

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 …

Happiness

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my 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 windbag who …

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 …

Worksheet

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 …

New York City

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 …

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 …

Clothing

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 …

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 …

Are Preppers Crazy or Is It Crazy to Not Prep?

What do your friends and family say when you tell them you’ve been storing food, growing your own produce or that you subscribe to Mother Earth News? …

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 …

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 …

Sewing

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 …

The Safari Duffle

Can't you picture Harrison Ford slinging this amazing duffle over his shoulder as <i>Indiana Jones</i>?! We blended heavy canvas and faux leather with …

How to Make and Install an Inset Zipper

I call this a "flat top" zipper. I've also heard it referred to as a set-in zipper and a recessed zipper. You can make up your very own name; the …

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 …

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 …

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, …