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Immigration bill would restrict drone use in California

A scale model of a drone on display in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated…)<p>WASHINGTON – Concerned that border surveillance drones might fly over much of Southern California, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) successfully amended the proposed Senate immigration overhaul bill Tuesday to limit …

A Liberal Case for Drones

In a press conference on Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder was asked what he planned to do to increase the Obama administration’s transparency …

CFPB employees vote to join union

Employees at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aren’t just looking out for consumers’ interests — they’re looking out for their own jobs, too.<p>The agency’s workforce voted last week to join the National Treasury Employees Union, a federal union that also represents employees at other …

Vermont OKs assisted suicide bill

The approval of an assisted suicide bill in Vermont brings to a close a 10-year battle in the state over the issue and delivers the third state-level victory for advocates seeking to advance the policy nationwide.<p>But the national implications for the bill — which won legislative approval Monday …

US under 'constant' cyber attack, top general claims

The US army general responsible for cyber security has warned that the United States is increasingly vulnerable to attacks like those that destroyed data on tens of thousands of computers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea in the past year.<p>Gen Keith Alexander, who heads the National Security Agency …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Gorgeous DIY Coffee Tables: 12 Inspiring Projects to Upgrade

If anyone asked me what the most frequently used piece of furniture is in my home, I would have to say that it is my coffee table. As a landing pad …

10 Creative Ways to Display Art and Photos

Don't get us wrong. Frames are great. Bulldog clips work just fine. But sometimes, you just need that extra detail to really make your photos or wall …

40 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope

It’s true, we just can’t get enough rope here at Brit HQ. Maybe it’s the cowgirl in us, but we find this material chic, industrial, and oh so versatile. Rope goes with any look you’re already rocking, and whether you’re using it in jewelry or furniture (check out our rope rug!), it always adds a …

Interior Design

35 Money-Saving Home Decor Knock-Offs

The worst thing about shopping for furniture is not being able to afford any of it. If you can't help but flinch at the prices at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, it's time to take matters into your own hands.

West Elm

Funny Pregnancy Announcement Printable

Anything that makes me laugh out loud on Monday morning is a good thing, and I thought this free pregnancy announcement printable from Linda at Craftaholics Anonymous was absolutely hilarious.<p>(Now, don’t get your hopes up, Mom. I’m definitely not dropping a hint here!)<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit Baby …

Creative ways in which you can repurpose Altoids tin cans

Altoids is a brand of breath mints and they’ve existed since the 18th century. The country of origin was Britain but, with time, the mints became …

31 Easy DIY Projects You Won't Believe Are No-Sew

In the world of crafting, you might feel somewhat constricted by not owning a sewing machine. Here are some creative ways to get around it.

Sewing

29 Easy And Adorable Things To Make For Babies

Don't let their age and inability to talk fool you; babies are Very Discerning. These DIYs make awesome, unexpected baby shower gifts.

Crafting

27 Lifehacks For Your Tiny Kitchen

So maybe you don't own two Sub-Zero fridges, or even a "pantry." Maximize your storage with these handy tips and tricks.

Home Depot

Weekend Project: Installing a Planter Box

If you've been looking for a budget-friendly way to get out in the sun and show the outdoors whose boss, the DIY way, you'll want to check out this …

How to Build a Storage Ottoman

Get the latest news, updates and offers<br>from This Old House to your inbox<p>Home>How To | More in Storage<p>How to Build a Storage Ottoman<p>Use plywood, foam, …

Woodworking

Beautiful DIY Shelving Made Easy

I hope you all have been enjoying my posts last week inspired by Design Camp, but hope you didn’t miss my DIY adventures too much. In case you did, I …

Confetti Walls

Add fun to boring colored walls with metallic polka dots created with a shoe polish sponge!<p>1055<p>3580

WATCH: 8 DIY Spring Decor Improvements Anyone Can Do

With the seasons beginning to change and Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning! There are plenty of easy DIY improvements you can do to spruce up the indoors and outdoors of your home.<p>In partnership with the GMC Acadia, we have put …

DIY Wedding Decorations for Spring

DIY weddings are one of today’s craftiest phenomenons! Many DIY project options await the resourceful bride and groom, from DIY wedding centerpieces …

Make It: Graphic Bulletin Board Wall Art DIY

Form and function and a bold pattern -- all wrapped into one? I'll take it!<p>My style soulmate/spirit animal Meg Allan Cole is at it again with this …

Crafting

Reinvent Your Stuff: 21 Fun DIY Projects

DIY decorating projects<p><b>Reinvent a desk</b><p><b>More:</b> Reinvent an old desk<p>With a few style tricks, give an old, scuffed, and tarnished desk a colorful …

DIY: Hanging Nursery Decor

50+ DIYs to Add Personality and Style to Your Wedding

Not every bride is especially crafty, but with an abundance of easy-to-follow tutorials that yield impressive results, every bride can be! Whether …

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How To Make Beeswax Candles

Guys, I am so excited about sharing this project with you, because I have been wanting to make my own candles for what feels like eons. After doing …