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How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

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DIY Scented Bath Salts in 3 Minutes!

Nobody loves bath time more than me. All year long, almost every day—if you want me, you can find me in the tub. Winter? I'm in a hot bath, steaming …

Free Printable Recipe Card Templates

<i>Download these free printable recipe card templates for the perfect way to store or gift handwritten recipes! Print on cardstock and wrap a bunch in</i> …

Vintage Postcard Travel Journal

Today Kara is sharing an easy, fill-in-the-blanks travel journal made from vintage postcards. Enjoy!<p>You see, I love the idea of travel journals, but …

How-To: Triangle Pouch

Stitch up some quick and cute triangle pouches with this easy-to-follow tutorial from A Spoonful of Sugar!<p>Ready to start sewing? Click here to see how it’s done.

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DIY Washcloth Travel Kit

Hey Craftaholics Anonymous® readers! Its Jessi here from Practically Functional. I have an awesome project to share with you guys today: I turned a …

Crafting

Learn to Weave

<i>Whether you’re an experienced crafter looking for a fresh outlet or a novice hoping to find the best avenue to channel your creative urges, there’s no time like the present to pick up a new craft. In the Learn From the Experts series, we poll some of the most skilled and inspiring sellers on Etsy</i> …

Recipe: Beginner-Friendly Cinnamon Rolls

Want to wow your family at breakfast? Delicious homemade cinnamon rolls that are still warm from the oven should do the trick nicely!<p>Breadmaking can be daunting for some, and especially for us! So when an aunt emailed this beginner bread recipe a while back, telling us it’s a “no-fail”, we were …

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Beautiful DIY Sea Glass Tray

If you dream of summer coming, sun, sea and relax and want to feel it in every single detail, you can make a thing that would remind you of all this. …

Instagram Magnets DIY

3.28.2012<p>Oops I kinda forgot to write the instructions down for this at first. Forgive me, haha. This DIY is so simple the pictures kind of speak for …

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

The 20 Most Popular Male + Female Dog Names

It’s been all about baby names lately, but now we’re talking dog names — after all, you have even MORE room for creativity with your pup’s moniker! In the popular television series <i>Columbo</i>, the detective played by Peter Falk was sometimes accompanied by his droopy-faced basset hound. His dog’s name: …

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

4 Foods Americans Don't Eat Much Anymore

Strange, isn't it, we remark to Sandra L. Oliver — founder and editor of Food History News — that Americans in the 19th century ate foods such as robins and calf's foot jelly and boiled eels.<p>She cautions against criticism of previous generations or other cultures. "You are safer not talking …

You're not the only one who can fly first class; now your dog or cat can too

Love to fly first class? Now your cat or dog can come along in its own personal cabin rather than being placed under a seat as carry-on.<p>American Airlines has started offering what it's calling First Class Pet Cabins on its fleet of A321T aircraft. The cabins are available on selected flights …

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Celebrate Your Inner Artist With 16 Watercolor DIYs

Looking for weekend or staycation plans? We’re big fans of a stellar DIY, and one of our favorite decor trends at the moment is dreamy, ethereal watercolor. The technique can be applied to pretty much every and any project. Case in point? The 16 we’ve just brought your way. So strap on a smock and …

Bear and Cubs Found in New Jersey Family's Swimming Pool

Tim Basso of Rockaway, New Jersey, found a mama bear and her five clubs taking a dip in his family’s swimming pool Tuesday.<p>He told News 12 New Jersey …

The Best Breakfasts for Every Back to School Occasion

Getting back into the school routine doesn’t have to mean returning to a breakfast rut. You’ve got your weeknight meal routine on lockdown and nobody can rival your portable lunches. Now it’s time to up your morning game. We’ve put together a list of our favorite breakfasts for every occasion and …