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Sorting Dates in Excel for Your Genealogy Timelines

Timelines are awesome tools for genealogy. They can help us spot inconsistencies and identify gaps in our research. Spreadsheets, such as Excel, make …

Data Visualization


<b>Elizabeth Shown Mills</b><p>If you ever felt like source citation involves too many rules, this list is for you. Yes, in every style guide for every field, …

Smithsonian studies African American treasures from the attic, and garage

Deborah Young brought her father’s old wool baseball uniform from the days when he played sandlot ball for the Scotland Eagles. It was in good shape, except for a few holes that could have been caused by sliding into bases.<p>Sheila Credle brought the elegant oval photograph that is believed to be of …

3 Ways to Find Ancestors Who Didn't Leave a Paper Trail: What to Do When There Are No Records

Not every ancestor will have a large trail of records leading to them. Some won’t have any, except maybe some census entries, and even then, they may …


DIY Crocheted Sandwich Pattern

Use your lunch break to crochet your lunch with this clever crocheted sandwich pattern from Yarnspirations! This project is a perfect gift for someone who might be planning an imaginary tea party.<p>[via Let’s Knit!]


Here is an idea I had never seen to weave a belt. Here's a different kind of Tutorial: Belt Weaving! Use nylon paracord and be zombie-apocalypse …

How-To: DIY Floor Pouf

Create your own comfy floor pouf in custom colors to fit your decor with this beginner-friendly sewing project that Brett Bara shared on Design Sponge!<p>Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17" wide and 10" deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And …


See <i>O</i>'s December Cover Featuring Jimmy Kimmel

<i>Santa's helper Oprah and her favorite elf, Jimmy Kimmel. "Jimmy definitely is one of my favorite things."</i><p>"It's va-va <i>and</i> voom," said Gayle King of the …

New York City

Juicing Recipe: Sweet N' Simple

One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple …


Juicing Recipe: Dr. Oz's Green Drink

Parsley helps to inhibit the body's release of histamines, which explains its use by naturopathic healers for allergies and sinus congestion<p>Parsley …


How-To: Colorful Rope Coil Vessels

Make a set of eye-catching containers with this cool rope coil vessels tutorial from Lisa at The Red Thread!<p>[Via CraftGawker]


How-To: Simple Knit Tote Bag

Tote bags are a way of life in NYC—I’ve always got at least one rolled up in my purse for shopping emergencies or a quick trip to the grocery store. For you fellow knitters out there, I’m loving this simple knit tote bag pattern from Laura’s Loop on the Purl Bee.<p>Such a great alternative to the …


How-To: Chiffon Cake with Fruit Topping Tissue Box Cozy

Quirky crochet designer Twinkie Chan created a sweet new tutorial for this amazing chiffon cake with fruit topping tissue box cozy.<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Twinkie Chan’s Valentine’s Crochet Scarves<br>• MAKE | TMNT Coffee Cup Cozy<br>• MAKE | Dalek French Press Cozy