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How to Infuse Vodka With Watermelon

Watermelon is a staple summertime snack. Although watermelon is delicious on its own, you can shake up the traditional ways of consuming watermelon …

6 lessons about hosta, with tony avent

HOSTAS ARE SO FAMILIAR, you probably think as I did that you know plenty about them. Yet in a conversation with Tony Avent, founder of Plant Delights …

CrockPot Soap Making

Forget about using your crockpot for stews, how about using it to create soap, soap from scratch that is.<p>Onegoodthingbyjillee shows us how to make …

Beeswax Candle and a Wood Burned Bowl

Shannon over at Whipperberry made this amazing beeswax candle and a super stylish wood burned bowl to match! You’re going to want to wood burn your …

DIY Pallet Swing Bed

How-To: Crocheted Rag Rug

Fabric scraps getting out of control? Use them up in a way that’s both beautiful and useful with this fantastic crocheted rag rug tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Ehow!<p>Making rag rugs dates back to the 1800s, when thrifty homemakers would reuse old clothes and fabric scraps as floor …

The Real College Crisis Isn’t About Student Loan Rates

Senators sparred Wednesday over whether and how to subsidize federal loans for college students, whose total debt load has tripled in the last eight …

High School Teacher Turned Democratic Congressman Trolls Republicans With Red Pen

WASHINGTON — When Democratic Rep. Mark Takano got his hands on a draft letter to Speaker John Boehner from conservatives on immigration, he did what any pro-reform member of Congress who was a high school literature teacher for two decades would: took out his red pen and marked up the …

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Elizabeth Warren Introducing A Bill That Would Be Wall Street's Worst Nightmare

Glass-Steagall is the 1933 law that separated commercial and investment banking. Back in 1999 it was repealed by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act at the urging of Wall Street heavyweights like then-Citi CEO Sandy Weill.<p>Then the financial crisis happened. Many banks failed and others got swallowed up into …

Rand Paul Defends 'Embarrassed' Aide With Neo-Confederate Past

Credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images<p>Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling …

REPORT: Microsoft Lets NSA Access Your Emails Before They Get Encrypted

The main points as summarized in the Guardian:<p>• Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to address concerns that the agency would be unable to intercept web chats on the new Outlook.com portal;<p>• The agency already had pre-encryption stage access to email on Outlook.com, including …

Lamar Odom Lashes Out at Paparazzi, Trashes Camera Equipment, Car

Don't mess with <b>Lamar Odom</b>. <b>Khloe Kardashian</b>'s husband lashed out at paparazzi in L.A. on Wednesday, July 11 — smashing one photographer's car and …

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