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Sewing Basics: Marking and Cutting Fabric

With so many options for both marking and cutting fabric, it’s easy to see how a new sewer might feel a bit overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Start your next project with confidence using this helpful guide to the basics of marking and cutting fabric from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons!<p>Every maker has …

How-To: Machine Quilting Basics

Use your home sewing machine to complete your quilting projects! Learn the tips and tricks for successful straight line and free motion quilting on your own machine with this helpful guide that Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life shared on Craftsy.<p>Give it a try this weekend! Head on over to …

The Scary Side Effect of Skimping on Sleep

Inconsistent sleep patterns may be hurting your brain, and making up for lost sleep on the weekends doesn't help, according to new research.<p>Missing sleep may lead to brain damage, according to new research published in the <i>Journal of Neuroscience</i> on Tuesday.<p>Many assume that naps and sleeping in on …

Sleep

Blast Fat with These 5 Total-Body Combo Moves

Time crunched? This 5-minute circuit makes the most of a quick fit hit<p>A great workout doesn't need to take hours (in fact, it really shouldn't, unless you're training for an endurance event). With the right moves, you can hit all the major muscle groups in limited time—effectively killing <i>that</i> …

Workouts

Q&A: How Bad Is It To Watch TV While on The Treadmill?

Find out if your tube habit could send your workout down the tubes.<p><b>The question:</b> How bad is it to watch TV while you're on the treadmill?<p><b>The expert:</b> Greg Justice, an exercise physiologist at AYC Health & Fitness in Kansas City and author of <i>Mind Your Own Fitness</i><p><b>The answer:</b> It <i>can</i> be fine if it …

Exercise

Pseudocyesis: When You Think You're Pregnant, Have Pregnancy Symptoms, But Aren't Pregnant

A Canadian man who thought he was going to be the father of quintuplets was surprised to find out his girlfriend was never actually pregnant at all, despite lactation and signs of stomach swelling, according to news reports.<p>CTV reported that the girlfriend may have had a condition called …

6 Food Labels That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

Misunderstanding these labels could be sabotaging your health.<p>Nowadays, it seems like every food label is designed to make you think its contents are healthy (or at least not all that bad). And while a new Harris Interactive survey shows that the majority of Americans say they find those labels …

Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

The symptoms of autism may not be obvious until a child is a toddler, but the disorder itself appears to begin well before birth.<p>Brain tissue taken from children who died and also happened to have autism revealed patches of disorganization in the cortex, a thin sheet of cells that's critical for …

The Do-Anywhere CrossFit Workout

No time? No equipment? No space? No problem. This travel-friendly, CrossFit-inspired workout will blast fat and sculpt muscle in minutes. No excuses!<p>Vacations generally present a number of fitness obstacles, and summer ones are no exception. For starters, there never seems to be enough room in your …

Workouts

Overweight seen as the norm, says chief medical officer

<b>Being overweight is increasingly seen as the norm, England's chief medical officer says.</b><p>In her annual report on the state of health, Dame Sally Davies said this was concerning, pointing out many people did not recognise they had a problem.<p>Parents of overweight children were also failing to spot the …