Jill Appel

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NASA Loses Contact With New Horizons; Pluto Spacecraft Enters 'Safe Mode'

<b>Update: NASA has regained communications with New Horizons. Full story here.</b><p>Ten days before NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was due to make its closest approach to Pluto, the space agency reports that at 1:54 PM EDT on the afternoon of July 4th local U.S. time, it lost contact with the $700 million …

Solar System

25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Packaging Design

Which Matters More, Genetics or Training Your Whole Life?

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE look into which matters more, genetics or training your whole life? This is a new addition to their …

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6 Moves That Lengthen and Strengthen

Get long, lean muscles with this circuit workout<p>Long, lean, lithe... Who wouldn’t want to be described with these lovely L-words? The moves in this workout—which are inspired by dance, yoga, and Pilates—elongate while they tone, stretching and sculpting muscles in one go. Do these six exercises as …

Workouts

Idea file: Melissa’s genius fabric scrap storage system

Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns shows a way you can organize and store your fabric scraps that is nothing less than genius. I don’t …

Tico Star by Maria Sinayskaya — Diagram

Gardens: bewitched by witch hazel

Sweet-smelling, pretty and long-lived, witch hazel is that rarest of plants – a flower that blooms in midwinter<p>A winter flower is to be treasured for its scarcity and, as you move through a garden in slumber, it is a point of wonder that anything can brave the season. I ask myself why and how, for …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

The 14 Most Colorful Major Appliances Ever

This is what we learned while putting together our list of rainbow-ed appliances.<p>1. The U.S. is running a little behind on the technicolor appliance craze.<p>2. People with mad stacks of cash are way ahead of the technicolor appliance craze.<p>So while most of these lookers are out of our vicinity and …

Girl in Hat Cross Stitch Pattern

Here’s another great fashion plate from Sew Simple Dress blog. This girl with the cool hat looks ready to hit the beach – I just got back from the …

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'Smart' story-telling pajamas invented by father of 6 - TODAY.com

Today<p>A group of kids — two of inventor Juan Murdoch's children, plus a handful of their friends — wearing Smart PJs. Note the dot clusters: There are 47 unique patterns on each pair.<p>As a dad who loves to read to his kids at bedtime, I was a little skeptical about Smart PJs. They're certainly …

Summer School 2.0: Fun Online Classes for Kids

<i>This post is brought to you by Playful Learning. Amazing Online Classes for Life’s Big Lessons.</i><p><i>By Gabrielle.</i><p>I was watching the Alt For Everyone …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

MPMK Gift Guide: Top Learning Toys for Building STEM Skills

Welcome to the famous MPMK Gift Guides and congrats on finding <b>the most comprehensive and easy-to-use kids’ gift guide on the internet!</b> (If you’re <b>not</b> …

Recipe: Stamped Peppermint Candy

Put festive rubber stamps to work in a whole new way with this fun stamped peppermint candy recipe and tutorial that Heather Baird from SprinkleBakes shared on the Etsy blog.<p>Make some tonight! Head over to the Etsy blog to see how it’s done.

How-To: Colorful No-Sew Felt Garland

Dreaming of a string of reusable garland that’s simple, colorful, and stores flat (read: no wrinkles) when you’re not using it? You’re going to love this wonderful no-sew felt garland tutorial from Julie at Etsy!<p>The best part: it’s not just a holiday project. You can make strips in many different …

Indie Lovely Holiday 2013

Indie Lovely Holiday 2013<p>Follow<p>Indie Lovely Holiday 2013<p>Holiday gifts to make + gluten free cookie recipe + handmade holiday decor + make a branch …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

Macro photos of snowflakes show impossibly perfect designs

One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it's …

Photography

The Day of Reckoning

A few days ago someone noticed that on Ravelry, in my notebook under "made for" I frequently write "the long range planning box", and they wondered …

New year, new knits

So, after my Christmas knitting turned out to yield less satisfying results – though I am continuing in search of more Mission Falls 1824 wool in the …

Hand stamped salt dough decorations and gift tags

Welcome to our first post for our handmade Christmas series! Today I will kick off the series with some salt dough tags and Christmas tree …

Homemade Caramel Candy - Eat Boutique - Food Gift Love

<i>There are a few things I know are true. First, homemade candy is amazing. Second, caramel is probably one of the best flavors ever created (in my</i> …