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Create scarf with finger crochet.

Finger crochet an extremely easy infinity scarf for beginners. Use your finger to create an easy scarf (italian blog)

A Daily Pagan Practice for the Year

December 18, 2015 by Allison Ehrman<p>Many religions offer (or require, depending on your perspective) daily practices for their adherents. Ranging from …

Is Christmas really a pagan festival?

Christmas starts with Christ – or does it?<p>Lots of people today argue that Christmas is just a pagan mid-winter festival that was taken over by the …

Why stress can make you fat - and what to do about it

Most people are familiar with the fight or flight response that was crucial in keeping our ancestors alive when they hunted big, dangerous animals …

Nutrition

Bike Activists! I Have Seen the Future! You're Going To Hate It!

I spent a week in Munich earlier this fall and Munich, like a lot of European cities, has a huge network of dedicated bike lanes. People bike …

Seattle

6 Questions You Have Always Wanted to Ask a Witch (but Never Had the Courage to).

<i>*Author’s note: This article is not meant to offend any other faiths. Witches are accepting of all unless it is harmful to the individual or the</i> …

Paganism for Beginners: Levels of Symbolism

According to CG Jung, there are three levels of symbolism: personal, cultural, and universal. Personal symbolic associations are not “wrong” or …

The Mystery of Nordic Rune Stones

The oldest of the runic alphabets is the Elder Futhark, a system of writing that can be traced to the Germanic tribes that migrated throughout Europe …

Interval Workouts

Some 20 years ago, I coached a masters cyclist whose job required him to travel during the winter. His only time to ride would be three one-hour blocks during the week and one two-hour session on Saturday or Sunday. His somewhat lofty goal was to maintain his competitive form and race strong in the …

Sustainability

Bikes were invented because a volcano killed all the horses

The birth of the bicycle<p>As easy as propelling a velocipede.<p>c. 1905<p>In 1818, Baron Karl von Drais of Baden, Germany patented the design for a …

Legally Speaking: What to do if you're hit by a car

Picture this: You are riding along on your regular training route and nearly home. The light is green ahead, so you stand up on the pedals. If you …

How To Make Cycling More Comfortable

<b>Saddle</b><br>You might feel a bit like Goldilocks as you try to find a comfy saddle. Many cyclists end up having to try many different saddles at various angles—but when you do find one that works, it will transform your ride. Check out our guide to buying a saddle for tips and tricks to make sure you …

Cycling

The Best Bike Rack, Basket, and Panniers for Commuting

Commuting by bike with a backpack or a messenger bag leads to a sweaty back and sore shoulders. The right rack, basket, and panniers can make …

The Icelandic Pagan Association receives hate-mail from reactionary pagans abroad

Culture<p>By Staff<p><b>The high priest</b> Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson has received hate-mail from foreign practicioners of Ásatrú who disapprove of Icelandic …

The blessings of the trees

In the comments under Tuesday's post, Stuart asked a question about the oak tree in the first photograph -- and for those who don't always go back to …

7 online occult stores for your magical needs

online enchantments<p>The online world of witchcraft can be as deeply shrouded in mystery as the practice itself. Websites that look like they haven't updated since 2003 seem to offer every type of herb, tarot deck, or crystal any aspiring or practicing witch could possibly need, but little to no …

Spirituality

The Path of She: 5 Things You Can Learn from a Pagan

June 27, 2015 by Karen Clark<p>Paganism was not even remotely on the radar in my growing-up years. Even when I began my personal journey in earnest, I …

Portraits from UK's Historic and Obscure Pagan Festivals

Over a thousand years since Christianity rose to dominance in the United Kingdom, pagan traditions continue to thrive. Across England, Ireland, and …

Curvy Crochet with Marly Bird, on Craftsy! - moogly

Over the weekend I got a chance to sit down and watch a Craftsy class I’ve had on my agenda for ages – Curvy Crochet, taught by the super talented …

Knit, Crochet a “Wildlife Rescue Nest” for Abandoned Baby Animals

Katie Deline-Ray can’t tell you the number of “nests” she’s knitted or crocheted over the years, but she’s sure it’s a lot. “I stopped counting after …

16 Different Crochet Stitches Worth Trying

Once you've mastered chain stitches and single and double crochets, try some trickier stitches!

Were you at San Diego Comic-Con? Because there were crochet superheroes hiding all over the city

Comic-Con may be over for the year, but let us fill you in on an awesome secret so that you’re in the know for next year: If you look closely, you …

Five Things to Avoid Before a Ride

If you want to keep up with the group on your next long ride, you need to be prepared. But preparation is about more than what you should do—it’s also about what you shouldn’t do. Below are five things you should stop doing:<p><b>Eating foods high in fat and fiber</b><p>Your pre-ride fuel should be a good …

Cycling Tips

Cyclists are weak. No, we're not singling anyone out—even the fastest pros have a maximum power output that's roughly the equivalent, in horsepower, to a Go-Ped scooter. Gears let us maximize our low-power motors on the bike; specifically, being able to choose a gear that keeps us in our cadence …

How to Be a Cyclist Without Being a Dick

Riding a bike is a great way to get around, but a lot of cyclists can be annoying to share the road with, and even more annoying to share a conversation with. Here's how to avoid becoming a two-wheeled stereotype.<p>I haven't ridden a bike for at least three years. The reason being I was doored while …