Nancy Jones

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Free Google app turns old photo prints into glare-free digital images

Stop using your phone to take pics of old snapshots and try this.<p>I think I know what I'll be doing over Thanksgiving weekend: hauling boxes and boxes …

How to Awaken Joy in Kids

By James Baraz, Michele Lilyanna<p>Can joy be cultivated? And, if so, can we teach our kids how to be more joyful in their lives?<p>In our experience, the answer to both of these questions is yes. But it takes knowing what kinds of practices bring true happiness--and not just momentary pleasure--to your …

Green-eyed Afghan girl from iconic National Geographic cover arrested in Pakistan

The green-eyed Afghan refugee girl whose iconic photograph captured the world’s attention three decades ago has been arrested for living illegally in Pakistan with fraudulent documents.<p>Pakistani police arrested Sharbat Gula, now married and in her forties, at her home in Peshawar on Tuesday, just a …

Chinese emperor’s musket valued at £1.5m to be sold in London

Sotheby’s says 18th-century gun that inspired a poem is one of most significant Chinese treasures ever to be auctioned<p>A musket made in the imperial workshops for an 18th-century Chinese emperor, which inspired him to write a poem in praise of its accuracy and his own skill hunting deer, is coming …

You Can Make This Cozy, Oversize Knit Blanket in Less Than 4 Hours

Who wouldn't love snuggling with one of these?<p>Calling it now: Super-chunky knit blankets are going to be everywhere pretty soon. You could buy one of these beautiful, extra-snug throws for your home on Etsy for hundreds of dollars — or, even better, you could make one yourself.<p>This pin on Pinterest.<p>…

How to build a bed frame with drawers | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step project is about <b>how to build a bed frame with drawers</b>. Building a bed with drawers will create a significant storage space for your …

What Makes a Sentence a Masterpiece?

A great sentence compels you to rehearse it again in your mind’s ear, and then again later on.<p>A great sentence makes you want to chew it over slowly …

Woman in iconic V-J Day Times Square kiss photo dies at 92

The woman in an iconic photo shown kissing an ecstatic sailor in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. Greta Zimmer Friedman was 92.<p>Friedman, who fled Austria during the war as a 15-year-old, died Thursday at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, from complications of old age, her …

Gordon Hodgeon obituary

My friend Gordon Hodgeon, who has died aged 75, was a poet, teacher, teacher-trainer and arts activist and a hugely influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing and poetry in the north-east for 40 years. Towards the end of his life, profoundly disabled, he produced some outstanding …

Learn How to Design Patterns for Fabrics + Wallpaper in Under 1 Hour

Pattern lovers: You’re going to love our newest online class in the Brit + Co Shop. Check one more creative skill off your list by learning how to design custom patterns (in just under an hour!). With the help of creative software like Adobe Illustrator, you’re going to create colorful patterns …

Three Ways That Handwriting With A Pen Positively Affects Your Brain

Stephen King purportedly wrote <i>Dreamcatcher</i> in longhand — using a Waterman cartridge pen. J. K. Rowling penned <i>The Tales of Beedle the Bard</i> — all 157 pages of it — in longhand, and the leather-bound tome sold for almost $4M at auction. F. Scott Fitzgerald did it, as did Hemingway, Kafka and countless …

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Mom of Quintuplets Whose Maternity Shoot Went Viral Is Now Showing Off Her 5 Babies

She gave birth to 4 girls and a boy in January.<p>After going viral for a gorgeous maternity shoot she did with photographer Erin Elizabeth Hoskins, Kim Tucci, who runs her own blog <i>Surprised by Five</i>, gave birth to the quintuplets — four girls and a boy — on Jan. 28. Now, making headlines again for her …

6 Ways To Build Your Own Headboard

Make your bedroom pop with these DIY headboards that cost less than $100 and can be built in a weekend.<p>Headboards make a design statement in any bedroom. They can transform a plain old bed into an eye-catching piece of furniture. But headboards can be expensive, and finding one that suits your …

An Editing Checklist For Writers

Are you thinking about editing your own copy?<p>At Writers Write, we give our students a Rewriting Checklist as part of our Writers Write course. This …

6 Tools That Save You From Embarrassing Writing Mistakes

One study showed that writing errors scare off 59 percent of customers. Can you afford to keep making spelling and grammar mistakes?<p>Think your writing mistakes don't matter? Think again. A study by Global Lingo found that as many as 59 percent of online customers are scared away from sites with …

Making a Water Garden

Bring an exotic touch to your patio, water garden, deck, or yard by making a small water garden in a tub.<p>Use a plastic or glazed ceramic container or …

Gardening

Spotlight: FOX News Anchor Clayton Morris

<b>My name is</b> Clayton Morris and <b>my medium is</b> the news—both of the technological and paranormal variety.<p><b>I use Flipboard as</b> my morning newspaper. I scan the news from all of my favorite sources. Some I read right then and there, and some I save to ReadQuick, my speed-reading app for iOS.<p><b>The first</b> …

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16 Ways To Use Coconut Oil

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the game-changing ways to add coconut oil into your beauty routine.<p><b>1) An alternative to shaving cream.</b> Get a smooth shave and prevent razor burn by mixing coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil together. Try this recipe.<p><b>2) Facial scrub:</b> Slough off dead skin …

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

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Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Natural Alternatives to Adderall

Try these 7 natural remedies to boost your energy and concentration.<p>One of the first questions I commonly ask my clients is what, if any, prescription medications they are taking. Certain medications can deplete nutrients in the body and cause some major changes in your biochemistry. When …

Which Big Retailer Hasn't Reported a Major Breach -- Yet? - Bloomberg

Every week it seems, another major U.S. retailer says it's been hacked. Today, Staples said it was investigating a potential credit-card breach. Two …

Get Instant Cheekbones

Fake it, fast: The quest for perfect bone structure ends here.<p>Contour makeup is back, big-time. (Think Gucci Girls, not Rocky Horror.) Highlighting and shading "can take years off your face and give you structure that's not actually there," says makeup artist Sonia Kashuk. While the look may seem …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

10 Free Apps That Will Change How You Decorate

From the editors of HouseBeautiful.com, the best, free home makeover tools for your phone.<p><b>1) ColorSchemer</b> Inspired by a photo you took? Create your own color palettes from these photos and save and share them with other COLOURlovers members. Tap the built-in color wheel to explore different shades …

The vitamins you need for healthy, glowing skin

Flawless Skin Special: Turn Back The Clock

Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and dermatologist-approved tips to have amazing skin, every day.<p>Whatever your age, when it comes to maintaining a youthful and healthy complexion, these are high-tech treatments and …

My hero: William Steig by Jon Klassen

William Steig is a mystery to me. Most of the time, when you find someone whose work you admire so much, the impulse is to try to parse it, to find some seams, to open them up a little and see how the thing is put together so you can admire it from the inside, and probably steal a little from the …