Jessie Douglas

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The Cosmos Bed Lets You Sleep Under A Starry Sky

When you were a kid, did you ever stick those plastic glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling above your bed and pretend you were looking up at the constellations? Do you secretly wish you could still do that but fear it might look, well, childish? The Cosmos Bed solves this problem and it’s even …

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

Treacle-black plastic oozes from a nozzle at the bottom of a small tower in Amsterdam, depositing layer upon layer of glistening black worms in an orderly grid. With a knot of pipes and wires rising up to a big hopper, it looks like a high-tech liquorice production line. But this could be the …

Wooden Mosaic Wall Art DIY

Hiya! It's Mandi here, from Making Nice in the Midwest. Sometimes window shopping can be frustrating. But other times, window shopping can cause …

28 DIY Vases Sprouting Up as Our Faves

With spring in sight (we swear it’s coming!), it’s time to start thinking about flowers and how you are going to display those fragrant beauties once they start blooming. Get ready to daydream about warm weather: We’ve got 28 gorgeous DIY vases to display some blooms.<p><b>1. Frosted Vase</b>: Oh la la, do …

Crafting

How-To: Polymer Clay Shamrock Pin

Make a charming polymer clay shamrock pin for St. Patrick’s Day with this fun video and tutorial from Jenny at Craft Test Dummies!<p>If you’ve never done this kind of thing before, Jenny’s easy-to-follow video makes the technique totally approachable.<p>Ready to give it a try? Check out the full how-to …

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …

How To Trace Deliberate Criminal Infections Back To Their Sources

The microbe-sourcing technique has played a role in many modern investigations, including the 2001 U.S. anthrax attacks and one man's terrible revenge scheme against his mistress. But how does it work?<p>Who infected whom? That's the question behind some of the juiciest (doctor deliberately injects …

How to open a book

Here's a lovely old advisory from William Matthews Bookseller, explaining how to open a book for the first time, which was a major operation in the …

How to be a good doctor

I love this beautiful essay on compassion and good death by Dr. Richard E. Cytowic. It's a piece that discusses how medicine dealt with death before …

Glass Jar Projects

I have this obsession with almond butter.<p>It’s heart healthy and delicious, plus it comes in cute little glass jars. I’ve been saving the jars knowing …

How to unhook all those apps with access to your data

Nick Bilton shows how to kick forgotten corporate eyes out of your Twitter, Facebook and Google accounts: "it’s time to start deleting." [NYT]

DIY ~ Create Your Own Water Garden In A Container!

My galvanized water garden!<p>What better topic is there on a mid-90 degree day in July than water gardening ? Even though the thermometer was recording …

HomeMade Modern EP29 Hanging Garden

This DIY vertical garden is an easy-to-make project that can turn a window into a beautiful and productive herb garden.<p>SUPPLIES:<p>4" to 5" Terra Cotta …

Home Depot

DIY Project ~ Raised Beds for Free!

Make raised planting beds for free!<p>Who says you can’t get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor’s old shutters …

Here’s Your Star-Studded Weekend: 21 Stellar DIYs

With the Oscars fresh in our minds, we’ve all got stars on the brain. In particular, Ryan Gosling and Jared Leto are on our minds over here at Brit + Co. But we digress. Today we are talking about the other kind of star, as in the shape. We’ve got 21 DIY ideas making use of this fabulous shape. So …

How To Pop Popcorn In A Can

Youtuber CrazyRussianHacker posted this video showing how to make popcorn using a beer can. Or a soda can, for you teetotalers. All you gotta do is …

11 Recipes That Will Change How You Cook Forever

You might think you make these 11 basic recipes well, but we have some game-changing tips that will make them even better<p>We admit it: There are some things we still don't know how to make. But there are also things that people think they make well that they actually completely ruin. Like scrambled …

Chocolate Chip Cookies

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

How to Make a Realistic Looking Human Head in a Jar

mikeasaurus of Instructables has posted instructions on how to make your own remarkably convincing head in a jar. The effect is achieved through some …

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