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The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

Gun Control

There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes

In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests …

Felt Flower Tiaras (Children’s Craft Activity)

“The Girl Inspired” hosted by Stef has the prettiest “Felt Flower Tiaras” tutorial for us girls. My last post was for boys; so it is now equal time. …

Best DIY Recipe For Homemade Febreze - Air Freshener

We all love Febreze Air Freshener but it can sometimes be expensive. Why not make your own <b>DIY Febreze Fabric Freshener</b> and save some money! <i>You may</i> …

30 DIY Sharpie Projects You Have to Try

You’re about to be drawn into the world of everyone’s favorite permanent marker: Sharpies! And what’s not to love about ‘em? From the variety of bold bright colors to the nearly hundreds of ways to use them to make your world a more wonderful place, Sharpies are the go-to instrument for upgrading …

How to Make a Functional Cell Phone From Scratch

Software developer David Mellis demonstrates how to make a functional cell phone from scratch in this Instructables article. The DIY cell phone is …

Brownie Snowballs - Back for Seconds

I have partnered with Kraft to bring you this fun <b>holiday dessert recipe</b> for <b>Brownie Snowballs</b>!<p>I had a lot of fun creating this fun holiday recipe. …

How to Make a Wooden Viking-Style Beer Mug

Flanders, Belgium designer bricobart of Yak-Proof demonstrates how to make a Viking-style beer mug out of wood in his step-by-step Instructables …

Mythology

Hunger Alert: Funfetti Cake Batter Fudge

Looking for an easy and delicious treat to make for someone’s birthday? This is a dessert everyone will love. This no bake, no cook, melt in your mouth funfetti cake batter fudge recipe tastes just like cake batter- it only takes ten minutes to make and will definitely help satisfy your sweet tooth!<p>…

Get Free Stuff All Year Long with This Master List of Freebie Holidays

Practically every day of the calendar has a "holiday" you can celebrate, from the "Polar Bear Plunge Day" on New Year's Day to "Make Up Your Mind …

Kanye West Explains Why He Is Partnering With adidas Instead of Nike on Hot 97’s Angie Martinez Show

After almost a year’s worth of on-stage rants and radio interviews, <b>Kanye West</b> has finally found the corporate backing he’s been screaming for. During …

Smile And Wave

Ever since seeing the woven stools at Target earlier this year I've wanted to try my hand at making something with the pretty rope selection from …

Webbed Seat

You've found a charming chair at a flea market, but it lacks a seat. Not to worry: Fix it in no time by weaving a new one.

62 Ways to Make Something New Out of Something Old

Get creative with these ideas for crafts made of recycled materials.<p>Get creative with these ideas for crafts made of recycled materials.

DIY Pressed Rose Petal Tray - Say Yes

We live right across from a beautiful rose garden in Golden Gate Park and sometimes Henry and I collect petals to press on our way home. This DIY …

DIY chalkboard wall - Today's Parent

<b>Materials</b>:<br>level<br>measuring tape<br>chalkboard paint<br>paintbrush<br>paint roller<br>painter’s tape<br>chalk
wood trim<br>nail gun<br>sticky tack<p><b>Step One:</b> Prepare the surface by …

How to Let Go of Thoughts and Feelings

Negative thoughts and feelings have a way of popping up at inconvenient times and distracting us from the good things in life. Before long, our minds …

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Bring a little seafaring flair to your style with these bright, bold bracelets. Inspired by Simone’s sailor’s knot bracelet tutorial, I decided to reimagine this nautical classic. The project itself is very approachable, so even if you’re not an experienced knotter, you’ll be able to cruise through …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

Your Entryway Needs this DIY Calendar Work Station

Image Courtesy Chelsey Andrews<p>In just a few short weeks the official start to fall will be here. That means school starting, less vacation, and less …

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 …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

DIY: Mosaic Ornaments from CDs + Video Tutorial

I've been itching to make holiday crafts all year and I'm so excited to share my first one. For this week's DIY project, I'm making some sparkly …

Lamar Odom Rapped About Khloe Kardashian in Leaked Video. It Is Insane.

Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian have been having problems. Now he’s rapping about it. Seriously. (And perhaps stupidly. And perhaps cracked out of …

Eminem Q&A Exclusive: The Making of ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’

Eminem was just a couple of days away from finishing his new album, <i>The Marshall Mathers LP 2</i> (due November 5th), when we spoke in his suburban …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

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6 Features of a Successful Photography Website

In a piece I wrote a short while ago about some of the myths concerning professional photography, one of the flagrant fictions included the following:<p>…