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Make A Colorful Scratching Post For Your Cat

Cats are certainly creatures of discriminating taste, so be sure to give them a suitably chic scratching post that they can really appreciate with this colorblocked scratching post tutorial from A Beautiful Mess.<p>The problem with cat scratching posts is that most of them are pretty, well, boringly …

DIY Decor: Moon Phase Wall Mobile

If you’re a space geek and/or your bedroom is in need of a DIY wall art upgrade, you definitely can’t go wrong with a soothing moon phase theme.<p>Keep your sleep space calm and classy with this simple, modern moon phase wall mobile tutorial from Caitlin at The Merrythought!<p>This project uses air dry …

Kid Crafts: Toilet Paper Roll Dinosaurs

Raid your recycle bin for a day of crafty fun! This toilet paper roll dinosaurs project will help you transform trash into toys for an awesome prehistoric playtime.<p>Toilet paper rolls are a craft time staple for pretty much every preschool parent I know, and with good reason. Most households …

Typography Fun: Easter Egg Lettering

Combine lovely hand-lettering and festive Easter decor with this eye-catchingly stylish Easter egg lettering project!<p>In this rustic-meets-modern tutorial, you’ll learn how to prepare your eggs, find inspiring fonts, and use pigment pens to make your words stand out.<p>Ready to give it a try? Check out …

The Adhesive Archives: Craft Glue Guide

Fact 1: There are about a million different kinds of craft glue. Fact 2: Even if your adhesives bin is filled to the brim, chances are good that the only glue you won’t have on hand will be the specific kind you need to actually finish the project you’re working on.<p>So, what’s a crafty guy or gal to …

Kid Craft: Cardboard Guitar

DIY toy instruments are a great way to introduce creative kids to the joys of making music, and a simple cardboard guitar is a great place to start!<p>Even if you have multiple age ranges in your home, this is definitely a bit of crafty play that will keep both big and little kids entertained. Wee …

Garment Basics: Sew an Elastic Waistband That Will Never Twist

Cute elastic-waist skirts are one of my go-to summer wardrobe staples; I love both the comfort and the effortless style, especially in hot weather. You too? With skirt sewing season fast approaching, it’s a great time to learn how to sew an elastic waistband that won’t twist when worn or …

Stitch It: Embroidered Cardboard Tube Desk Set

Have a few cardboard tubes from ordering posters or prints? Turn them into a slick embroidered cardboard tube desk set and bestow some order upon your worktable!<p>Thick cardboard packing tubes make a great go-to crafting material for sturdy upcycling ideas, and the stitching on these organizers is a …

Handmade Baby: Crocheted Rainbow Baby Booties

Make teeny tiny feet even more adorable with a sweet pair of crocheted rainbow baby booties!<p>I’m a firm believer that primary colors don’t show up nearly often enough in baby-related projects, so these bright and bold booties make me especially happy. Hooray for rainbows! (Of course, this is DIY, so …

Modern Cat: Simple DIY Cat Scratcher

Don’t let pet accessories clash with your otherwise clean, modern decor! Build your own sleek and stylish DIY cat scratcher to keep both your kitties and your design aesthetic happy.<p>If you’ve got sisal twine, wood, and some basic tools, you can build a custom cat scratcher for your favorite …

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Stylish Stitched Seating: Jelly Roll Floor Pillow

Relax in a state of DIY bliss! Stitch up a fabulous jelly roll floor pillow in custom colors to match your decor.<p>Jelly rolls are handy packages of pre-cut fabric strips that are often used in quilting projects, but, since you can buy them in tons of color and pattern collections, they’re also great …

Laundry Hack: Homemade Dryer Sheets

Ready for a more natural approach to laundry? Make your own reusable homemade dryer sheets!<p>Transform vinegar and your favorite essential oils into eco-friendly laundry room bliss without harsh chemicals or overwhelming perfumes.<p>Cross dryer sheets permanently off your shopping list with this …

How to Make a Chalkboard Window

Chalkboard windows are such a great way to add some charm into your home. Old windows can be found at flea markets, thrift stores, and even on the …

Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed

When actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose in February, the New York City medical examiner ruled that his death was the result of "acute mixed drug intoxication." Heroin, cocaine and a widely prescribed class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, or benzos, were found in his system.<p>The …

Sensitive To Gluten? A Carb In Wheat May Be The Real Culprit

As late-night host Jimmy Kimmel so cleverly captured in a recent segment, some people on the gluten-free bandwagon don't know much about gluten, or why, precisely, they should avoid it. (For the record, gluten is a protein found in some cereal grains, including wheat and rye.)<p>Uncertainty about the …

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates

There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes.<p>But the overdose risks vary quite a bit depending on where in the country you live. One reason is that how often …

How Addiction Can Affect Brain Connections

Support the news<p>As much of the country grapples with problems resulting from opioid addiction, some Massachusetts scientists say they're getting a …

Skimping On Sleep Can Stress Body And Brain

"The lion and calf shall lie down together," Woody Allen once wrote, "but the calf won't get much sleep."<p>That's pretty much the connection between stress and sleep, researchers say, and NPR's own numbers suggest the same thing. In our recent poll on stress in America, conducted in conjunction with …

Getting Over Procrastination

Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke?<p>I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countless such lines while researching the nature of procrastination. Formerly a terrible procrastinator himself, he figures a dose of humor can’t hurt. It’s …

Globe-Trotting Virus Hides Inside People's Gut Bacteria

New viruses are a dime a dozen.<p>Every few months, we hear about a newly discovered flu virus that's jumped from birds to people somewhere in the world. And the number of viruses identified in bats is "extraordinary and appears to increase almost daily," scientists wrote last year in the journal <i>PLOS</i> …

Key Brain Connection Slow To Develop In Kids With ADHD

Scientists analyzing data from a map of connections inside the human brain have gained new insights into the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.<p>Past images of brain structures showed that the brains of people with ADHD mature later than those of people without the condition. …

Frozen Poop Pills Fight Life-Threatening Infections

Fecal transplants can be life-saving for people with stubborn bacterial infections, but they're not for the faint of heart. So doctors have come up with a way to make them more palatable: the frozen poop pill.<p>People infected with <i>Clostridium difficile</i> suffer debilitating diarrhea, but the bug often …

Body's bacteria may keep our brains healthy

The microbes that live in your body outnumber your cells 10 to one. Recent studies suggest these tiny organisms help us digest food and maintain our …

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Testing the different firing patterns of VIP neurons, researchers found that mice got over jet lag faster when VIP neurons were activated to …