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13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

Wedding Crafts That Actually Aren't Cheaper to DIY

Calling all DIY divas: Before you break out your hot glue gun and Pinterest board, you need to know that not all wedding-related crafts are created equal. And while you <i>can</i> save a lot of money by pitching in, you can actually spend <i>more</i> money by completing projects yourself. "Even as an event planner …

DIY Holiday Gift: Orange Spice Body Scrub

If the holiday hustle and bustle has you feeling harried, homemade gifts are a great way to slow down and show the special people in your life how …

30+ DIY Gifts for That Extra-Special Person

There's no reason you can't make these crafts for yourself too.<p>Sure, you could do your gift shopping online, but even two-day shipping can't beat these easy DIY projects. We've found a bunch of homemade presents that are fun to give and even more fun to make.

Crafting
Chemicals

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Storage Ideas

How to Turn a Toy Chest into a DIY LEGO Table

Turn an old toy chest into a DIY LEGO table with plenty of storage inside!My kids play with LEGOs all over the house and the yard.This means that we …

Lego

DIY Cup Koozies + Coffee Sleeves

(Image credit: A Beautiful Mess)<p>Getting from one place to another in the winter, while keeping your coffee hot, is one of life's daily dilemmas. Some …

Coffee

15 Simple DIY Gifts For Everyone On Your List

Make the gift-giving process fun and affordable by DIY-ing a treat for your loved ones. Rather than breaking the bank on something impersonal, put your imagination to the test and create a gift they'll really remember.<p>To help you get started, we've rounded up our favorite handmade ideas on the web. …

Crafting

Holiday Gift Ideas 2015: Handmade Gifts That You Can Hire Someone on Etsy to Make

Our DIY holiday gifts start with a frenzied afternoon on Pinterest, a trip to the crafts-supply store, and the best intentions. And they usually end with those crafts supplies in a heap in the corner and a last-minute dash through the mall for <b>anything</b> {<i>anything!</i> } we can shove into a gift bag.<p>So …

Crafting

Think Beyond Carrot Cake: Gluten-Free Carrot-Coconut Macaroons

These dainty, moist, and slightly chewy little sweets are made of finely shredded carrots, with coconut and almonds (no flour involved). They play nicely with a variety of spices and aromatics and they invite experimentation.<p>The first time I made them I was headed for the cinnamon when a neglected …

A Taste of Nicaragua: Three Traditional Drinks

In the marketplaces of Nicaragua, drinks are condensed into powder and sold in plastic bags. At home, one adds sugar and water to taste. This DIY-approach is especially recommended because pre-mixed beverages purchased at any street vendor stand are almost always too sweet.<p>Nicaraguans love their …

Food Trucks

How To Make Fudge In The Microwave

If you've ever been to one of those traditional candy stores where they make fudge right in front of you, you'll probably think this recipe is going to take a lot of work. Boiling ingredients, using candy thermometers, working the fudge on marble. Phew -- that's far too much effort! Well we've got …

Dessert

A New Orleans Pastry Chef's Broadway-Inspired Dessert Menu

Tariq Hanna of Sucre in New Orleans created 12 desserts inspired by Broadway musicals.<p>Every fall, New Orleans bakery Sucre creates a themed dessert …

Dessert

Spiritual Slumber Party: ‘Champing’ in England

Falling asleep in church has been frowned upon—until now.<p>Thanks to the Churches Conservation Trust, four of <b>England</b>’s historic churches become hallowed hostels by night. While “champing,” or church camping, guests are given the holy houses’ key for a candlelit night by the altar—just skip your …

Egypt's Economy: The Next Casualty Of The Metrojet Disaster

Key tourism industry set to slump as Europeans suspend flights.<p>It’s not grabbing the most headlines, for obvious reasons, but the Egyptian economy is …

Natural Gas

These are the places in the world that are so beautiful they don't need an Instagram filter

Most of the time on Instagram, people are trying to dress up the world to look better than real life. Instagram filters make colors look more vibrant and light look most dramatic.<p>But Instagram's #nofilter tag is a glimpse into the places in the world where we have the opposite urge. These are …

Northern Lights

Have A Great Weekend in Portland On $25 A Day

Want to do Portland on the cheap for a weekend? We’ll show you how.<p>In a city that caters to artists, students, and a steady supply of visitors, …

Oregon

Surfing Sand in the Arabian Desert

Sandboarding may have been invented on the California coast, but the sport reaches new adrenaline-packed heights on the rolling dunes of the Arabian Desert, in the United Arab Emirates, where young Emiratis and thrilling-seeking members of a vast expat population have embraced the sport.<p><b>What to</b> …

Is This Europe's Next Great Capital of Street Art?

There's a big difference between simple tagging with spray paint and genuine street art. Rome has both, but in recent years, the latter has moved more into the spotlight of the world stage. There's even a big section on Rome's official tourism website now detailing neighborhoods to visit to view …

Italy

A Banana Bread Recipe that You Can Actually Eat for Breakfast

There is never a wrong time to eat banana bread, and rarely a loaf we don’t love. <i>Food Network</i> host Nigella Lawson’s version, which can be found in …

Dessert