April Gillespie

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Tornado's Wrath: Trees Uprooted and Tossed Like Matchsticks

Weather<p>Trees uprooted by tornadoes lie amid scattered debris in Vilonia, Arkansas (above) and Bessemer, Alabama (below).

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Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — People were plucked off rooftops or climbed into their attics to get away from fast-rising waters when nearly 2 feet of …

Montana Supreme Court Overturns Ex-Teacher's 30-Day Rape Sentence

The Montana Supreme Court has overturned a 30-day prison sentence handed to a former high school teacher who was convicted of a raping a 14-year-old student.<p>We told you last year about the case. Here's a brief summary:<p>Stacey Dean Rambold was sentenced to a month in prison for the rape in 2007 of a …

DIY Coasters

CRAFT Year in Review: 2013

From pizzas to octopi, sweaters to pants, pies to cakes, and of course, sharks to tornados, 2013 was truly a year of crafts that came together in extraordinary ways.<p>We don’t know when this amazing plastic canvas needlepoint RV lamp was made, but our own Laura Cochrane spotted this gem in early 2013 …

How-To: Sew a Clasp Clutch

If clasp clutches and change purses are on your sewing to-do list but you aren’t sure how to get started, you’ll definitely want to check out this helpful step-by-step clasp clutch sewing tutorial from Esther at Happy in Red!<p>Ready to learn the basics of clasp clutch sewing? Head on over to Happy in …

DIY Backpack

Homemade Bath Salts

The perfect way to pamper yourself after a hectic holiday - bath salts three ways, using only a few simple ingredients!<p>477<p>1623

Miniature Tree House In Potted Plant | Magical Daydream

<b>Miniature Tree House In Potted Plant</b> | <i>Magical Daydream</i><p>Not all DIYs have to have a practical use. Sometimes it’s fun just to create something because it makes you smile and brightens your day. This tiny little tree house is a perfect example - how cute is it?! Just like any tree house, whatever you make is going to be fantastic (and unlike a normal tree house, yours doesn’t have to be structurally sound or support ten little humans). I particularly love the little rope ladder and sign. No Homers …

30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas | A Beautiful Mess

<b>30 Renter Friendly DIY Ideas</b> | <i>A Beautiful Mess</i><p>I know I have a lot of renter-readers, so I knew y'all would love it! I know some of you get bummed by the fact that you can’t paint or wallpaper your place, but there are a ton of great ideas on how to bring colour and fun into your digs. I think that some bright yellow chairs are in my future…

Easy Zipper Pillow Covers

Learn how to use your seam ripper (on purpose) to make super simple pillow covers with zipper closures. Your cat will thank you!<p>227<p>1253

7 DIY Headbands

Zipper Book Clutch | See Kate Sew

<b>Zipper Book Clutch</b> | <i>See Kate Sew</i><p>I’m loving on this amazing sewing project! What a cool way to upcycle an old and loved book (or a vintage book with a cool spine!). And to my pleasure, this project does not involve any sewing! That’s right, no sewing, just some glueing with some super strong E6000. Just make sure you use that glue in a well ventilated area to avoid headaches!

Sequin Elbow Patches | Happiness Is Creating

<b>Sequin Elbow Patches</b> | <i>Happiness Is Creating</i><p>I’ve been seeing elbow patches on all sorts of jumpers, cardigans and jackets lately and I love it. I don’t know if it’s because it makes it seem scholarly and grownup or if it’s because it reminds me of Indiana Jones, but I love it. Add sequins and you’ve got a sale. And don’t worry about having to sew all those sequins on one by one - you can buy sequin fabric already made up! <i>This changes everything…</i> imagine all the things I could add sequins to…

Tutorial: Simple clutch with a snap

Monica from Deliberately Domestic shows how to make a simple clutch purse with a snap closure. Finished dimensions are approximately 11″ x 5″. She …

DIY Jewelry Stand

Hanging Ornament Vase

DIY Printing Press from a Modified Milk Crate

Gutenberg modified a screw press used for wine making in order to create his first printing press and apparently that DIY tradition is still alive and well in this amazing image, spotted by Printmaker’s Open Forum on the Libyan Printmakers’ Facebook page, which appears to be a little printing press …

DIY Dinosaur Soap

Whether you have kids or not, dinosaur soap making sounds like a blast and renders a rad result. Try it out with this tutorial from Artchoo.

Simple Tips For Glass Paints

I am not sure I would dare to paint my crystal glasses but there comes a time when you just need to try out something new. These simple tips by …

DIY – No Lye Soap Whip

This whipped soap recipe comes from SavyNaturalista who whipped up a batch of hardened liquid soap to create this light and fluffy whipped cream …

Muffin Pan Party | Brit + Co

Ah, mini food. There’s nothing better than mini versions of your favourite food, especially for parties. Brit + Co brings three delicious treats for your next shindig or… any occasion really… Mini Deep Dish Pizzas, Buffalo Chicken Pot Pies and Baked Shrimp Ragoon. Yum, yum and yum.

China's Latest Food Scandal: Fox-Tainted Donkey Meat

Walmart has yanked the compromised meat, a venerated dish in parts of the country.<p>As if a nasty bribery scandal in Mexico was not enough to deal with, Walmart is now embroiled in a fox-meat scandal in China. Over the holidays, I watched <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>, and now just can’t help but imagine Walmart …

Obesity quadruples to nearly one billion in developing world

<b>The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has almost quadrupled to around one billion since 1980, says a report from a UK think tank.</b><p>The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence …

We must not forget to honour the women of the Great War

Michael Morpurgo is right to urge us to honour, rather than glorify, those on all sides who fought and died in that terrible conflict (A year to honour, but not glorify, the Great War's dead, 2 January). Let us remember, too, the many women at home and abroad who were involved. Women such as my …

#BBCtrending: Why is #oomf so popular on social media?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1038000/1038225_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534426555_065eb62ef0450caed1e1fd22cb0017b4<p><b>There is an enigmatic hashtag - #oomf - that repeatedly trends on social network sites, and in particular Twitter.</b><p>It has been more than 150 …

Quest to grow human organs inside pigs in Japan

<b>I am standing in a fully functioning operating theatre. A surgeon and team of specialists in green smocks are preparing to operate. But I'm not in a hospital. I am on a farm deep in the Japanese countryside. On the gurney about to undergo the knife is a six-month-old female pig.</b><p>Standing over her, …

Australia’s hottest year recorded in 2013

Australia experienced its hottest year on record in 2013, the Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed, with temperatures 1.2C above the long-term average.<p>The bureau said the new high, which breaks the record set in 2005 by 0.17C, “continues the trend” of steadily rising temperatures in Australia, which …

China to centralize military command to improve operations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s increasingly sophisticated military will establish a joint operational command structure for its forces to improve coordination between different parts of the country’s defense system, the official China Daily reported on Friday.<p>Soldiers of the Chinese People's …