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8 New Ways to Braid Your Hair

So you’re a pro at basic braiding — you can criss cross your mane in a perfect fishtail, Dutch or French braid with your eyes closed. And now that you’ve nailed Braiding 101, it’s time to take your DIY hairstyling skills to the next level. That’s where this tutorial comes into play in a major way. …

Hairstyling

20 Easy Ways to Get Your Hair Off Your Neck

Looking hot (and not in the sweaty way) when it’s 90 degrees out requires two things: sweat-proof makeup and your hair OFF your neck. It can be so frustrating spending time doing your hair in the morning only to walk outside into the humidity and have it all ruined in under 10 minutes. So what do …

Hairstyling

17 Ways to Bring Your Instagrams to Life

Instagram is by far my favorite app. Original, right? Everyone at Brit + Co. loves Instagram. And what’s not to love? It’s beautiful and simple (and even gives us all an inside look into Cara Delevingne’s rockstar life). If you’re as attached to your ‘grams as we are, then check out these 17 new …

Cara Delevingne

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

100 Creative DIY Wall Art Ideas to Decorate Your Space

Now that Fall is here, we’re thinking about redecorating our homes here at Brit + Co, which means it’s the perfect time for some DIY inspiration. There are literally thousands of different ways to make beautiful art for the walls of your home or office.<p>BRIT + CO GUIDE:<p>But we narrowed it down a …

Home Depot

40 Must-See DIY Rings

Our hands are front and center everyday—from typing away on a keyboard to greeting new clients with a friendly shake—so they definitely deserve to be dressed up. We’ve shown you ways to decorate your digits with fall nail art and the best ways to cover up bare wrists, but now, we’re concentrating …

Jewelry

Eco-Friendly Student Flat by Tengbom Architects

Chances are you’ve experienced dorm life or student housing to some degree and know that it’s sometimes less than desirable. Swedish architecture …

The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

Science fiction is no longer a boys’ club

Kick-ass heroines in “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” prove that women are taking over the male-dominated genre<p>English novelist Mary Shelley was born exactly 216 years ago. One hundred and ninety five years ago, she wrote "Frankenstein," one of the world’s most famous science fiction novels of all …

Scientists confirm existence of new, super-heavy element 'ununpentium'

A heavyweight contender for the periodic table<p>Swedish scientists have confirmed the existence of a new super-heavy element, temporarily dubbed ununpentium for its position at the 115th spot on the periodic table. First proposed by Russian scientists back in 2004, the new element was created by a …

The One Thing Behind Tesla's Success

All hail the Model S.<p>The all-electric sedan from Tesla Motors is a winner. The Model S outsold Porsche, Fiat, Buick, Jaguar, Land Rover and five other companies in California, according to a report in QZ. It also outscored every other car in tests conducted by Consumer Reports. And just recently, …

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Personality revealed through penmanship–look out for the loops and lines of a new coworker or love interest.<p>Graphology–the study of handwriting–has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology (in which a lumpy forehead could mean you’re a psychopath) and astrology (in …

Research

Healthy Snack Hack: Raspberry Lemon Fruit Leather

Growing up, I loved fruit leathers as a healthy snack. Who knew they were so easy to make? All you need are 3 ingredients and you’ve got yourself a tasty DIY treat. Your oven acts as the dehydrator as it slowly dries out the fruit – forming a dry, pliable sheet.<p>Next time, I’ll try making these with …

Baking

The Periodic Table Could Soon Be Getting a New Member

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Scientists at Lund University in Sweden announced yesterday that experiments they had conducted …

Get Your Bead On! DIY Geode Statement Jewelry

The only thing better than a statement necklace is a statement necklace accompanied by a matching statement bracelet! So we decided to indulge in our bling obsession (<i>bling-session</i>?) by making geometric bead jewelry with oven-bake clay. The geometric trend is still going strong, inspiring …

Jewelry

Stylish Shoes Made Without Glue Or Stitching

A shoe collection from Dutch designer Anna Korshun cuts down on wasteful materials and labor.<p>Sometimes it takes an outside perspective to create a breakthrough. Shoe designer Anna Korshun was originally trained in product design. But for her final student project at the Dutch Design Academy, she …

Shoes

3 New Ways to Add Bobby Pins to Your ‘Do

Last week we introduced you to the world of hair bows, in the form of ponytails, fishtail braids, and a top knot. Today, we’re gonna go ahead and reintroduce you to someone who probably know pretty well: <b>The Bobby Pin</b>. Forget about hiding those bobby pins of yours – these looks are all about …

Hairstyling

20 Brilliant Ways to Repurpose Lightbulbs

When it comes to repurposing, lightbulbs are a tried and true DIY go-to. Whether you’re turning one into a bud vase or covering it with twine to masquerade as a pear, these versatile pieces of glass belong anywhere but in your trash. We’ve rounded up 20 brilliant ways to breathe new life into your …

Crafting

Break Out the Food Coloring for These 25 Bright Rainbow Recipes

There have been a lot of rainbow-colored things to celebrate this week, so with that in mind—and just because we’re a touch color-obsessed here at Brit HQ—we give you these brightly colored foods. All it takes is a little bit of food coloring to transform everything from pasta and deviled eggs to …

Dessert

40 DIY Bracelets You Need to Check Out

Glamming up a bare wrist is super easy. Throw on a chunky cuff or slip on stacks of bangles and you’ve effortlessly made a style statement. Making your own bracelets can be just as simple, and we’re smitten with the creative ways these DIYers have sewn, twisted, baked and glued together scraps of …

Jewelry

10 Clever DIY Dress Hacks

What’s the best part about summer fashion? You can literally wear a dress every day of the week! If you’ve got a good crop of dresses but are totally bored of them, here are 10 ways to transform them into brand new duds.<p>1. Shoulder-less Shirt Dress: Take an oversized shirt and turn it into a hot …

Crafting

Nails to DIY For: 20 Nail Art Tutorials for Summer

The trend of colorful nails isn’t going anywhere, and summer is a great time to accessorize by way of stripes, stars, and summery nail decals. We teamed up with Target to roundup 20 inspiring nail art tutorials, perfect for amping up your summer style. You friends will totally look at your nails …

Nail Art

30 of Our Best Style Hacks

Our favorite type of discovery here at Brit HQ? When we take something we already own or have used a dozen times, and figure out a whole new way to use it. In some cases, this results in a chocolate iPhone. In others, a revival of the ’90s catch and toss. And, in many cases, it’s all about style …

Clothing

28 Gorgeous DIY Hairstyles

Still rocking a rotation of hair down, in a bun held together by two pencils, and a side braid? Us too, and it’s about time we mix things up! We’ve scoured the web for the hottest summer hairstyles, from beachy waves to top knots, with a whole lot of braids in between. Be sure to let us know which …

Hairstyling

3 New Ways to Add Hair Bows to Your ‘Do

First of all, what is a hair bow? It’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a bow made out of your hair… in your hair! You’ve likely seen totally outrageous hair bows on folks like Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj, but we’re here to show you 3 clever ways to create your own hair bows when you feel like …

Hair

How to Create Decorative Balloon Flowers

Turning balloons into flowers is a very simple but original way to create decorations for the perfect little princess party or an afternoon tea with …

Chemicals

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

Chemicals

DIY With Bookhou: Woven Lamp

28 Comments<p>what you need:<br>-strips of wood veneer (you can also get 3/4 in. veneer at the hardware store that is for ironing on the edge of shelves - …

How-To: Real Flower Necklace

Make your own beautiful, wearable spray rose jewelry with this flower necklace tutorial from The Green Dandelion!<p>So pretty!<p>Head on over to The Green Dandelion to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGawker]