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50 Amazingly Creative Upcycling Projects For Old Sweaters - DIY & Crafts

1. Sweater Into Wool Mittens<p>Whether you’re looking for a great gift idea for someone special or you just really need a new pair of mittens, turning …

5 Tips for Painting Your Front Door

Painting a front door is one of the easiest, quickest, and most affordable ways to majorly update your home, and all you need is a weekend to get it …

How to transform a sweater into a cardigan: free video tutorial

This is a tutorial on how to refashion and transform a sweater into a cardigan. Just in case you got a sweater stashed away in the closet that’s been …

How to Make a Laundry Hamper Organizer - Today's Homeowner

Here's a way to keep your laundry organized and out of sight.

DIY Vertical Vegetable Garden - Coffee Break Time

With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and shaping it for warmer seasons ahead. But there are …

How to Hack Your Way to an Easy Updo in 10 Minutes: A Valentine’s Day Hair Tutorial

If you’re looking for an insanely easy updo hair hack for Valentine’s Day (or any other day you want to look a little fancy), this hair tutorial is …

10 Great Ways to Make Money Online From Home

Finding ways to make money online from home seems like such a hot topic these days. If you ask me, the craze over work from home jobs is …

How Realistic Is a College Scholarship?

<i>Dear Carrie,</i><p><i>Our daughter will be starting college in a year and a half, and while we have some money saved, we don’t have enough to cover the whole bill. People often say that scholarships are a long shot, but I’m wondering if that’s true?</i><p><i>—A Reader</i><p>Dear Reader,<p>With all the focus on the burden of …

How to negotiate a better financial aid package for college

Oftentimes, the strength of a financial aid package or scholarship offer can very well make or break a student's decision to attend a particular school.<p>But before ruling out a college because of its high price tag, have you considered actually <i>asking</i> for more money?<p>It worked for Virginia resident …

What If the Answer Isn't College but Longer High School?

Students attend P-Tech programs in New York for six years. They can leave with a high-school diploma, an associate’s degree, and a chance to work for IBM.<p>Few 18-year-olds can say that they earn more than $50,000 a year work­ing at a <i>For­tune</i> 500 com­pany in New York City. Rad­cliffe Sad­dler can.<p>The …

College & University

A High School Where College Is Not the Goal

At Randolph Technical High School in Philadelphia, students are learning about carpentry, culinary arts, and auto repair. Has the system given up on them, or has it saved them?<p>PHILADELPHIA—The halls of Randolph Technical High School looks like almost any other public school in an urban core: a …

High School

6 Reasons Americans May Want To Get Their College Degree Abroad

And not just because you want to save a pretty penny.<p>I have a little secret that I'm almost afraid to share with other parents of teenagers (I have three), but it's just too good to keep to myself: American families can save a hefty sum of money by sending their high school graduates to university …

Worried about paying for college? Get your daughter to play ice hockey

Parents tend to be delusional about their kids’ athletic abilities. A staggering 26% hope their high-school-aged children will become professional athletes one day, according to a recent poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>They are …

College could cost up to $100,000 per year by 2030. Here’s how to save.

When today's 18-year-old college freshmen were born, the average tuition at a public university was $3,111. At a private university, it was $13,785. Since then, the price of college has risen far faster than inflation: Tuition has tripled at public universities and more than doubled at private …

College & University

How to Turn an Ugly Thrift Store Ottoman into a Statement Piece

We found this ottoman at a thrift store for $12.99! We were obsessed with the shape but had to shield our eyes from the hideous fabric. Fortunately, all we had to do was reupholster this baby! Step one is to dissemble your ottoman as much as you can. Unscrew the legs and the lid, and rip off all …

Sewing

Awesome step-by-step tutorial to make your own duvet cover even if your fabric isn't wide enough!

Getting Measurements:<p><b>Your supply list may differ</b> if you’re using a different width of fabric or if you’re making a different size duvet cover. Here’s …

Sewing

7 Functional And Cool DIY Outdoor Storage Benches

big outdoor storage bench (via ana-white)<p>If you like spending time outdoors, you probably have a balcony, a terrace, a deck or something else, and …

Furniture

21 Genius DIY Ways To Reuse And Recycle Old Tires

Those four rubber tires that make your car go round won’t last forever, unfortunately they don’t even really last all that long. At least every few …

51 Projects That Will Make You Bust Out the Sewing Machine

Sitting down at a sewing machine for the first time can seem like a scary task, but we promise it’s easy once you get the hang of it. Whether you’re just learning how to stitch a straight line or you’re already a pro at reading patterns, there are endless possibilities to what you can create. In …

Sewing

To Iowa: I’m sorry

Iowa, I’m sorry.<p>For years I’ve written off your people, cursed your winter-torn roads, pitied your empty shopping malls, lamented your land …

Bistros

A Taste of Windsor, Ontario

I've been in Canada a lot over the years, and always seemed to be passing through Windsor, Ontario in one direction or the other.<p>This past week, I was actually <i>there</i> for a wonderful day. I was a fundraising speaker for BookFest Windsor, speaking at the lovely Old Walkerville Theatre, in the revived …

16 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent thread on Quora discussed some of the best destinations in Europe that remain unknown.<p>The answers hit on a number of hidden gems, which we included in this list, along with some others that came from our own research.<p>From Denmark's Faroe Islands to one of Armenia's oldest monasteries, here …

Why the Azores are Europe's secret islands of adventure

For in-the-know travellers, the Azores have long represented a beckoning blip on the radar of possible destinations. Recognition from Unesco and other organisations has helped that blip to pulse more brightly over the years.<p>But most people still know little, if anything, about this far-flung …

Just Got Back: Should You Go to Cuba Now -- or Wait?

Cuba is trending big-time as it finally starts connecting again, step-by-step, with its northern neighbor. This isolated post-communist country with a throbbing heart may be only a 45-minute flight away from Miami airport, but right now for Americans it's hard to find a more alluring, politically …

9 Things You Didn't Know About Berlin

<i>Graffiti art on the remains of the Berlin Wall</i><p>As renowned for the harrowing events of World War II as for its ultra-modern reinvention as an arts and culture hub, Berlin is one of Europe's most celebrated capital cities, drawing millions of tourists each year. A city of vibrant contrasts, there's …

5 Easy Furniture Makeovers That Skip the Paint

Give a plain Jane piece a new look — with minimal mess.<p>Give a plain Jane piece a new look — with minimal mess.

Living Rooms

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The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the need for fast and flavorful dinners stops. Drawing on inspiration from the season as well …

Amazing Online Productivity Resources for Procrastinators

If you’re looking for ways to improve your productivity, there are plenty of educational resources to be found online. The hardest part about finding …