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Make your own chalk! Gather your materials: Tempera Paint (use primary,and mix secondary colors) http://tinyurl.com/lx7c8gs Plaster of Paris http://tinyurl.com/mv2npun Water Wrapping Paper Tubes Wax Paper Masking Tape Sandwich baggies (for piping bags) Scissors Instructions: Cut the tube into 5 inch segments. Line the interiors with wax paper, tape the base to seal one end, and set aside. The following is the recipe proportions for one color: Mix 2-3 tablespoons of tempera paint with 1/2 cup of water. Stir in 3/4 cup of plaster of Paris. Spoon the mixture into a sandwich baggy and snip the end. Squeeze the contents into the tube. Prop straight up (I used the masking tape ring to support my 6 tubes). Allow to dry at room temperature for at least 12 hours. Enjoy!

DIY Natural Play Dough Recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt 2 teaspoons cream of tarter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup of naturally colored water (see her site for dye recipes) Optional: a few drops of essential oils for fragrance. Citrus oils like orange, lemon and lime are good choices that are safe for small children. Instructions: http://www.mommypotamus.com/homemade-play-dough-recipe-with-natural-dyes-and-a-gluten-free-option/

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: The Very Best Porn for Women

Finding porn that will actually turn you on—as opposed to scare the sh*t out of you—can be tough.<p>Contrary to popular belief, there is good erotica for women, in the form of sensual books, flicks, Web videos and more. Enter Rachel White, founder of Lady Porn Day, a day for girls to share their porn …

30 Ways To Please A Man

21 Totally Hot Sex Games You Need to Try

Let the games begin.<p>The idea of playing games in bed can feel at once childish and intimidating. But it doesn't have to! Trying something new that feels a little out of character at first can open lots of doors for you as a couple. If you fully commit and go all in on these 21 sex activities, what …

A Better Way to Wake Up

<i>I’m writing my next book, Before and After, about how we make and break</i> <i>habits–an issue very relevant to happiness. Each week, I post a</i> …

Jet Lag

Why So Many People Just Can't Say No

One little syllable. Two tiny letters. Yet there are some people who would rather cross burning sand than utter that sound. Even for people who can …

Text Messaging

Are You A Relationship Martyr?

<b>Give up communication escape mechanisms.</b> These include but are not limited to: sulking, whining, leaving, blaming, speaking to everyone except your …


How To Fight—and How Not To

When you get right down to it, most arguments follow a pattern that's all too familiar. Boiled down, the essence of many quarrels goes something like …


What Do Lovers Really Want?

We want to be with our lovers, but in what kind of relationship do we aspire to be? Do we prefer to be in one profound, loving relationship all our …


Are You Addicted to Being Busy?

How many times have you heard variations on this conversation?<p><b>Person A:</b> How’s it going?<b><br>Person B:</b> I’m insanely busy. You know, the usual.<b><br>Person A:</b> …

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What's the Best Way to Communicate With Your Partner?

First there was the telephone. Then came the smart phone, with internet access and email. And now there is texting. Cell phones have opened the door …


20 Questions That Will Tell You If It's Love

If psychologists could define love, they’d be far ahead of every poet, playwright, and songwriter who’s ever tried to put this elusive feeling into …

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5 Signs a Friend’s Relationship May Be on the Rocks

People are insatiably curious about their friends' relationships: Will Maggie and Luke stay together? How will Riley and Lisa handle long-distance? …


8 Smartphone Etiquette Rules Everyone Should Follow!

Picture yourself having dinner with a friend. It’s a great evening and you are really enjoying yourself. You are in the middle of explaining this amazing thing that happened to you the other day. Then your friend's iPhone rings, he picks it up, and starts chatting about something completely …

20 Ways to Update Your Dining Room Under $20

24 Crazy Creative Kitchen Storage Ideas

More room to buy more things!<p>If you're lacking on kitchen storage space but aren't feeling a huge reno, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers, and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days. No demo day required!

3 Quick & Easy Kitchen Storage Tips

Things can get chaotic quickly when there are too many cooks in the kitchen and not enough space.<p><i>Interior design by Beth Martell and Enda Donagher. Photography by Trevor Tondro.</i><p>A new, or old, bookcase can serve just as well as a dresser for holding china, cutlery and linens. Be sure not to overload …

BEFORE & AFTER: The Looks-Larger, No-Square-Footage-Added Makeover

A kitchen and dining room get a new (and more spacious!) look without extending the actual floor plan.<p>In a stunning Los Angeles home by sfa design, we're especially struck by the transformations in the kitchen and dining room—particularly how the rooms look significantly larger...despite the fact …

13 Things That Make a House a Home

We're talking can't-live-without, warm-fuzzy stuff here. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.<p>A house provides shelter, but a home is where you weather all of life's little storms — and revel in the sunshine. Here are a few of our favorite things that transform a mere shelter into …

22 Easy Decorating Ideas to Make Over a Room in a Day

It's as easy as changing up your coffee table decor.<p>A little wallpaper, paint, or a few colorful accents can make such a big difference in your home. You can tackle each of these ideas in one day, even though the results will look like it took so much longer to pull off.

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12 Decorating Ideas You Can Do in a Day

Quick fixes you can manage.<p>Small decor changes make a big impact in a home's look. Here are fast and inexpensive quick fixes from five interior designers.

Designer And Artist Quotes As You've Never Seen Them Before

Well-loved quotes come to life with illustrations.<p>Lisa Congdon's new book, Whatever You Are Be A Good One, brings well-loved quotes to life with her illustrations. This piece originally appeared on elledecor.com.

Why the Shower Gets Hot or Cold When You Flush (and How To Prevent It)

<i>A sudden burst of piping hot (or freezing cold) water is a showering human's worst nightmare. But what's the cause? And how can you prevent it? The</i> …

Six Communication Tricks That Will Get Your Kids to Cooperate

As the parent of a preschooler, I often notice myself feeling frustrated and asking myself, “Why won’t she cooperate?!” If you have a young child at …

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12 Behaviors that Destroy Relationships, and How to Fix Them

Relationships are destroyed when communication breaks down. Communication involves transmitting and receiving, so when you are being receptive to …

Looking For Inspiration? Try Lifehack Quotes

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …