Damaris Ruiz

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Rainbow of Fluorescent Corals Found—Why Do They Glow?

Deep beneath the waves of the Red Sea, scientists have discovered corals that fluoresce in a range of colors, likely because it helps their algae friends.<p>Deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, a rainbow of glowing corals have been discovered that's unlike anything scientists have ever seen.<p>"I was …

25 Reasons to Get Rid of It

Spring cleaning means tidying up the house from top to bottom, but an epic clean sweep can be easily sidetracked by piles and piles of stuff. There's always a reason to hold onto something: "It's still in perfectly good shape," "It reminds me of a happy memory," or "I might need this someday!" But …

DIY Ladder Shelf Shoe Storage

We’re all living such busy lives — rushing around, trying to find extra pockets of time to become more and more productive. One of the methods I use …

Kara's Party Ideas You are my Sunshine 1st Birthday Naming Ceremony Party Planning Ideas

This charming <b>“YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE” FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY</b> was submitted by Samantha Spector of Milk & Honey Special Events.<p>I love how bright and happy …

New Ornate Insects Drawn by Alex Konahin | Colossal

<p>Latvia-based graphic artist and illustrator Alex Konahin (previously) recently completed work on a new series of ornate insect drawings titled …

How To Break The Wheel Of Monotony | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>School</b><b>: Art project to history project. Maths test to geography test. Period 1 bell to period 4 bell. Tennis lesson to piano lesson.</b><p><b>College</b><b>: Biology</b> …

Readers Respond: How Desk Plants Make You Productive

Last week, Co.Design writer Eric Jaffe presented compelling new evidence from researchers in Norway on the power of plants to boost productivity. “Our brains expend a lot of energy on tasks that require direct attention. This mental fatigue can only be restored when we give our direct attention a …

Productivity

Nature-Invaded Dwelling in Sydney, Australia: Bondi House

<b>Fearns Studio</b> completed the design for a lovely looking home in in Sydney, Australia. Bondi House is a fascinating example of how modern architecture …

Matilde's 1st Birthday from Brancoprata

From Andre from Brancoprata... <i>My youngest niece turned one in April so i knew i had to do something special for her first birthday party!</i><p><i>The whole</i> …

How-To: Recover Gold from Old Electronics

For the modern-day prospector the gold isn’t in them thar hills anymore, but it is in them thar flip phones, as this illuminating tutorial from Josehf Lloyd Murchison on recovering gold from old electronics demonstrates. By subjecting a modest heap of old electronics to a fairly labor-intensive …

Ice Candies

Watercolor Bud Vases

These watercolor bud vases over on Design Sponge are a sweet DIY to spruce up your Thanksgiving table. They would also make a lovely hostess gift if you are attending the big meal at a someone else’s home.

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Profit

How-To: Autumn Corn Husk Wreath

Add some seasonal style to your front door with this lovely autumn corn husk wreath tutorial from Haeley at Design Improvised!<p>Head over to Design Improvised to see how it’s done.<p>[Via Dollar Store Crafts]

Make It: DIY Hanging Mason Jar Planters

Just when I thought I'd seen every possible mason jar craft, I stumbled across this sweet and simple idea!<p>Armed with some twine, Karla from Oh So …

Lunch Menu #15

<i>By Lindsey Johnson of Café Johnsonia for Design Mom.</i><p>Here’s Menu #15 in our Lunch Box Series — pasta, sauce, and salad! A sure to please combo that my …

5 Ways to Set Up Your Teen for Adult Success: With 'Submarine Parenting'

What kind of parent are you? Are you a micro-manager, a sort of helicopter parent, keeping close tabs on your kid's every move, hovering to ensure his decisions are the right ones, etc?<p>Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to the concept of "submarine parenting." Ellen Rogin is the author of</i> …

Parenting

The Poetic No-Tech Humidifier

In this week’s 10 Easy Pieces, we covered standout humidifiers, ranging from state of the art to artfully simple. Here’s one more that belongs in the …

Creative Succulent Planter Ideas

As soon as November hits, I can’t help but go into gifting mode. I’m constantly on the hunt for little treasures I can make and buy to give as …

11 Words That Will Make You Sound Super Smart

When someone constantly uses the filler word "like," you probably think they don't sound so smart.<p>But have you ever met someone who's babbling "like" after "like," and then suddenly inserts a zinger of a vocabulary word such as "sycophant," which means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone …

Water Lily (Explored)