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It Turns Out, That Cop-Calling Starbucks Manager Might Be the Beckiest Becky Who Ever Beckied

Remember that white girl who called the cops on those two black guys?<p>No, not the one from Yale. Sarah Braasch called the cops on one black guy for …

Law Enforcement

A 36-year-old who learned to invest like Warren Buffett explains Buffett's No. 1 rule

When Danielle Town found herself burnt out and even starting to get sick from her work as a corporate attorney, she knew she didn't want to keep …

Investing

Houseplants: How to Decode the Info on Plant ID Tags

You know those little plastic ID tags that come tucked into the pots or flats of plants you buy at a shop or nursery? The tags you usually toss as …

Plants

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Why you should make a muslin first when you sew clothes

Every sewist knows the excitement of buying a new sewing pattern and the fabric to sew it into something new to wear. But don’t cut that fabric just …

Sewing

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

Microsoft created tens of thousands of millionaires after going public. Can these three stocks do the same?<p><b>Microsoft Corporation</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) has …

Knit Cloths for Easter from KrisKnits

If you’re a person who likes to knit dishcloths, this collection of eight Easter-themed cloths from KrisKnits is something you’ll want to see.The …

Eggs

Tutorial: Mini zip coin purse

Amber from Crazy Little Projects shares a tutorial for making a mini zipper pouch. The small size is cute but it’s also super practical – just big …

Sewing

Tutorial: How to take in a jean jacket

Have you ever found the perfect jean jacket at the thrift store, only to put it on and realize it’s just too big? Melissa from Blank Slate Patterns …

Thrifting

Tutorial and pattern: Plush cat and guinea pig softies

Fluffmonger shares a free pattern and tutorial to make an adorable stuffed cat with a pet guinea pig and includes bonus patterns for making any …

Guinea Pigs

Keep Bananas from Ripening Too Quickly With This Simple Solution

Much like an avocados, bananas seem to ripen at the speed of light, and while this can be *really* annoying, there’s a simple solution: Freeze your bananas. Frozen bananas come in handy when you get a sudden urge for soft serve (just whip ’em up in a food processor with a splash of vanilla …

Blooming DIY Felt Cactus Pattern

Cactus crafts are trending, and this project is one you won't want to pass up. This stunning project is great for anyone who's a fan of rug hooking …

Crafting

Tutorial: One Square Tote

Start with a square of fabric, and sew it into a tote! Lisa from Cucicucicoo shares a tutorial for making her One Square Tote, a basic tote you can …

Tutorials

These Lunch Recipes Taste Delicious and Help Reduce Belly Fat

Sorry if you're tired of hearing that abs are made in the kitchen, but it's true! Eating certain foods that are proven to diminish belly fat can make tackling that belly fat through diet even more effective. Choose foods such as eggs, lean protein (especially fish like salmon), tofu, whole grains, …

Tutorial: Sewing a t-shirt

If you want to make clothes kids that will get a lot of wear, sew a t-shirt! They’re comfortable and can be worn for every day wear. T-shirts are …

Sewing

Macramé: it’s knot like the Seventies

For those of a certain age, the word “macramé” might spark painful memories of fringed waistcoats, owl wall-hangings, and rope hammocks.<p>The craft of knot tying was the fad of the Seventies. You weren’t truly a free spirit unless you could knock out a macramé string purse. That was, until, like …

Crafting

Free Pattern – Chunky Crochet Cardigan

I am totally in love with this free crochet pattern. It is for a chunky cardigan that not only looks warm and snuggly it’s very fashionable right …

Crochet

Recycled tea cup scene

I tend to buy random pretty tea cups and that means I have a bit of a collection. This idea for turning them into little tiny scenes is just darling. …

Tea

9 Surprising Health Benefits of Matcha Tea

You know that frothy, emerald-hued drink that’s taking over your Instagram feed? That’s matcha, and it’s trending for a reason. If you’re looking to switch up your afternoon pick-me-up or replace your morning coffee with something healthier, maybe it’s time to incorporate the green stuff in your …

MCT Oil Boosts Energy, Increases Metabolism & Balances Blood Sugar. So Why Aren't More People Using It?

Our brain, hormones, and immune system need healthy fats from the foods we eat to thrive. The trillions of cells that our bodies are made of depend …

11 Plant Combos You Should Grow Side-by-Side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow.<p>Step back in time to embrace some gardening wisdom your grandparents may have practiced: The concept of companion planting, or planting combinations of specific plants for their mutual benefit. "The theory …

14 Rare & Delicious Heirloom Tomatoes You Can Grow

Delicious Heirloom Tomato Varieties<p>It is possible that there is nothing tastier than a home grown tomato picked right off of the vine. There is a …

How yoga can help to manage metabolic syndrome

People who practice yoga — who are also known, at least in the Western world, as "yogis" — always rave about how yoga could benefit the body and …

Tutorial and pattern: Sew your own panties

Have you tried sewing your own underwear yet? If not, you should! You can get exactly the cut you like out of the prints you like. Melissa from Melly …

Tutorials

13 Ways to Cook Jackfruit, the Glorious Meat Substitute That Tastes Just Like Pork

It’s one of the year’s most popular new food trends, and it’s popping up on menus all over the U.S. Introducing jackfruit, a tasty, nutritious meat …

Lots of great ideas for seed starting

It’s about that time. Time to get seeds started for spring gardening. Over at the blog Dory Fitz there is a great collection of seed starting tips …

Tutorials

3 Stocks to Buy When the Market Crashes

With the market down over 7% in just a few days, investors are getting fearful that the next crash is coming soon. These three investors each have a …