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Faux Stamped Washer Necklace Tutorial For Mother's Day & How to Curve Text in Silhouette Cameo Studio Software

Stamped washer necklaces are a huge trend! I love the IDEA of stamped washer jewelry, but metal stamping is harder than it looks. I have tried …

Build a Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes

Patio Table with Built-In Ice Boxes<br>by Heidi of Kruse’s Workshop<p>Howdy from South Dakota! I’m Heidi, and along with my trusty husband, Brent, we’ve …

Simple Backyard Wind Turbine

Introduction: Simple Backyard Wind Turbine<p>Runner Up in the<br>Green Design Contest<p>View Contest<p>Second Prize in the<br>Outdoor Workshop Contest<p>View Contest<p>Want …

Arduino

Don’t Miss Maker Camp!

If you enjoyed seeing all of the projects at the White House’s first ever Maker Faire today, continue the fun this summer!<p>Starting July 7, young makers age 13 and up can be a part of Maker Camp, a free online summer camp hosted on Google+. Throughout the six weeks, kids can pick and choose projects …

(Practical) Mason Jar Gifts (and Solutions) - CITY GIRL FARMING

I love canning jars. They are my drink glasses, my craft organizers, my food storage containers and an excuse to collect way more of them then I’ll …

Crafting

Wood Gas Camp Stove

Make a simple tin-can stove that costs 99 cents, runs for free, and sequesters carbon as you cook.<p>Nearly half the world’s population cooks and heats using solid fuel, much of it burning up in pits that have seen no improvement since Homo erectus first tamed fire.<p>This is not a small problem: …

Woodworking

How to Paint Chevron - the Easy Way!

Trends come and go.<p>They’re what make our homes stay current …<p>not like a scene from an Austin Power’s movie (my parents recently removed the green and …

Chevron

Summer Mason Jars

Hi There! I’m Dee, and I blog over at Meatloaf and Melodrama, where I share easy crafts, DIY projects and simple recipes. I am thrilled to be guest …

Crafting

Beyond Sock Monkeys: 10 Toys to Make with Old Socks

Now that it’s warm outside, are you cleaning out your dresser? Don’t toss those old pairs of socks with holes in the heel or toe! Sock monkeys have …

Building Blocks Yarn Flower

Use your Lego, Mega Bloks or any brand of building blocks to make a beautiful and simple yarn flower. You can use the same technique to create a yarn …

Upcycle: Leather belts, purses and jackets!

Thrift stores are full of old leather belts, jackets and purses that are so far out of style / size / this decade (!) that no one really wants them. …

Crafting

Tutorial: 30 minute kids bean bag chair

This kids bean bag chair is the perfect reading nook! Hayley from Project Nursery shows how you can make one in just 30 minutes. Seriously! It’s made …

Crafting

8 Projects Your Pets Need You to Make

Fetch-O-Matic<p>Build your own automatic tennis ball launcher for dogs.<br>By Dean Segovis<p>Several years ago I watched a viral YouTube video that starred Jerry the Dachshund, whose engineer owner had built him his very own automated ball launcher. I had two dogs at the time, and was also unemployed with …

Pets

Camp Crazy

It all begins in January, when a trickle of emails for summer camp registration starts popping up in my inbox, always perfectly-timed it seems, with the height of my post-Christmas fatigue. I generally manage to ignore them well into February and then finally, with early registration deadlines …

Parenting

Olive Garden Is Evidence Of A Huge Problem In The Economy

One restaurant operator has just given us a small window into a huge problem with the American economy.<p>Darden Restaurants, the Orlando-based purveyor of sit-down food chains, announced its fourth-quarter earnings on Friday, revealing that some of its restaurants have done much better than others in …

Wooden Tablet Stand For iPad/Samsung Galaxy

A Solid Oak Tablet Stand for iPad Air & Samsung Galaxy Tab 2<p>Chances are, you are reading this on some kind of mobile device and if you’re anything like me, it will be a tablet, as I can’t bear the tiny smartphone screens.<p>Now tablets are great, but the only bugbear I find is reading or watching on …

Woodworking

GLAAD And Instagram Launch #PridePortraits Photo Campaign

This month, showcasing what LGBT Pride means to you could pay off in more ways than one.<p>GLAAD has teamed up with Instagram for a new initiative called #PridePortraits, calling on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Instagram users to post photos of what pride means to them using the …

LGBTQ

The Diamond Dogma: 10 Life Lessons Our Dads Taught Us Through Baseball

When Danny Espinosa of the Washington Nationals and I were teammates on the Santa Ana California Little League Cubs, we dreamt about one day becoming the next Nomar Garciaparra and Derek Jeter. In order to help us achieve this goal, our fathers Dan Espinosa Sr. and Jose M. Lopez dedicated countless …

Derek Jeter

WATCH: Stunning Truths Your Facebook 'Likes' Really Reveal About You

Are you sharing more than you mean to online? Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how the simple act of "liking" something on social media reveals more personal information about you than you'd think. Is this what privacy looks like in the digital age - or is there another way?<p><i>We want to</i> …

Marketing

Slavery's Shadow: Reparations and the Cost to Build a Nation

In a piece recently written on Forbes.com entitled "If There Should Be Reparations For American Slavery The Amount Should Be Around About Nothing" author Tim Worstall took on the task of assessing the damages for American Slavery and attempted to discuss the reparations due for its existence. In …

Slavery

Approve of Yourself First: Your Weekly Wake-Up Call to Become Your Greatest Fan

<i>If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.</i><p>-- Hermann Hesse<p>Do you see "For Rent" signs when you walk around your neighborhood? Sure, if you're looking for an apartment. Do you notice the Volkswagens on the road? Yes, if …

Happiness

6 Things I Learned From My First 5K

<i>by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Rodale</i><p>The alarm went off at 5:15 a.m. on Sunday. As it buzzed, I lay there and thought to myself, <i>What the heck am I doing</i>? <i>Why am I getting up</i> before <i>the crack of dawn to</i> run<i>?</i><p>Somehow, I willed myself out from under the covers, laced up my sneakers, and …

Win Clean: Know Your Why!

As a boy, I remember that one of my favorite words was "why." Why is the sky blue? Why do I have to go to school? Why is it bedtime? Why do I have to wear underwear? Cowboys don't take baths, so why do I have to take one? My mom would patiently answer my endless questions. I was full of wonder and …

Mind

Prankster Gets Serious And Literally Gives Homeless Man The Shirt Off His Back (VIDEO)

OmarGoshTV traffics in Internet gags such as fake-farting in a market. But this prankster has a heart, too.<p>Watch above as OmarGoshTV hands out new shoes and socks to the homeless then gives one man the shirt off his back.<p>No joke here. Just uplifting stuff.<p>There are other pranksters giving serious …

Pranks

Poacher Psyche

Professional poachers undoubtedly give little thought to anything beyond the desired immediate response to their nefarious acts, namely a monetary return. Aside from not dwelling on skirting the law, they are unlikely to care about their inhumane treatment of wildlife. The odds are also against …

Wildlife

14 Things You Never Knew About 'The Golden Girls'

Who didn't love "The Golden Girls"?<p>They were the original fab foursome. A group of elderly ladies, still in the prime of their life, living together in sunny Miami, dealing with all of the same issues as women half their age: namely, ex-husbands, sex and cataracts. (Okay, maybe not <i>all</i> of the same …

TV

8 Souvenirs That Could Land You in Jail

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>It's one thing to bring back souvenirs so terrible that they land you on your friend's @#$% list, and quite another to tote home tchotchkes from overseas that send you straight to jail. To ensure you experience the warm fuzzy feeling that comes from hearing a U.S. Customs …

Will Computers Soon Know Us Better Than We Know Ourselves?

<b>Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.</b><p>My first reaction to Jennifer Golbeck's TED Talk on the "Curly Fry Conundrum" was "Curly Fries! You've got to be kidding me!" Computers capable of establishing a link between high intelligence and liking a Facebook page on Curly Fries sounded …

This Is What It's Like To Be Young And In A Sexless Relationship

While on a trip to check out graduate programs, Alexis, 24, went out drinking and met S., 29, at a local bar.* Their physical chemistry was immediate and they slept together that night.<p>Six months later, Alexis relocated to the area for school and she and S. immediately started dating. For five …

Marriage

Obamas Want Daughters To Get Taste Of Life On Minimum Wage

By Roberta Rampton<p>WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle both worked minimum-wage jobs before they got law degrees: a character-building experience they said they also want their teenage daughters to share.<p>The president scooped ice cream at Baskin-Robbins, waited …