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A Guide For First-Time Solo Travelers

It was 2011 when I embarked on my first solo traveling adventure. I was in my late 20s, working as a middle manager in a secondary school, a mortgage, nice car, serious boyfriend - all of the things that you fantasise about when you are younger that should make for a happy adult life. I often day …

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So This Is What Game of Thrones Is Like Without George R.R. Martin

At least they revealed the fate of Jon Snow.<p>Two days after <i>Game of Thrones</i> left Jon Snow lying in a pool of his own blood, Donald Trump announced his run for president. That should give you an idea of the long, excruciating 10 months it's been with "Is Jon Snow Dead/Not Dead?" and Donald Trump …

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4 Steps for Overcoming Fear and Anxiety

I never realized how pervasive my fear and anxiety was until I finally broke free of it. Looking back I can see it had a silent grip on me in so many …


Maison Margiela: Telling Stories

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>A young woman clutches her bag, lips smeared scarlet, her hair orange, and runs bent-double down the street. …

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Read J.K. Rowling's new post for the latest Harry Potter 'gossip' -

<i>Can’t get enough of Harry Potter? Then this is for you.</i> <i>Since March, best-selling author J. K. Rowling has been writing original stories about the imaginary 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for</i> Pottermore<i>, the online home for the world of Harry Potter.</i><p><i>Rowling shared her latest</i> <i>story</i> …


How-To: Watercolor Painted Summer Scarf

Create a breezy accessory for your summertime wardrobe with this watercolor painted summer scarf tutorial from Henry Happened.<p>Quick, fun, and simple, it’s the perfect project for a long and lazy afternoon!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see the full how-to.


6 Common Sense Tips to Immediately Improve Your Life

Another day begins and here you are, lost in your own thoughts, caught between the fantasy world of your future and the cold, harsh reality of the …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …


The Secret To Perfect Pizza Dough - Wine & Glue

The Secret to Perfect Pizza Dough! Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough!<p>I’ve been wanting to write this post …

Mini Fabric Lamps - TaylorMade

One of the very first things I ever “pinned” were these “Lamp Shades on a String” from Rebeccas DIY. They have been on my to-make list for months. …

3 Steps to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working on Your Dream Project | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know those projects you’ve been meaning to work on for a while, but it was never the right time?<p>I’m talking about the things no one else expects …


5 Reason Why Having Less Gives You Freedom

I am 39 years of age. If you looked at my life, you’d probably say I don’t have much. In the material sense of the word, you’d be right. You’d no …

Success: A Story of Desire, Failure and Persistence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I already had a fine car… a reliable, relatively new Toyota with ample amount of comfort. But I could not figure out why my heart skips a beat when …

14 Paper Flower DIY Projects for Spring

This past weekend was like one giant smile. I slept in for the first time in I don’t know how long and the weather finally tipped above 50 degrees, …

10 Ways to Make Your Home Happier

Create a cheery, inviting space.<p>From a fresh coat of white paint to choosing comfortable, neutral furniture, decorating experts share their advice on creating a cheery, inviting home.


You’re Not Behind; You’re Just on Your Own Path

<b>“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.” ~Sven Goran Eriksson</b><p>Endlessly comparing ourselves to others and idealizing their best …


Love What's Right Before You Instead of Hating What’s Missing

<b>“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”</b> <b>~</b><b>Walt Whitman</b><p>I take stuff for granted. I suspect you take stuff for granted.<p>It's almost as if …

How-To: Amigurumi Star

Sleeping Bat Knitting Pattern

Anne-Catherine Lüke of Knits and Things created this endearing knitting pattern for a sleeping bat who seems to be having a very pleasant dream.

How-To: Fall-Inspired Leaf Crown

Greet autumn in whimsical woodland style with this fall-inspired leaf crown project from Sincerely, Kinsey.<p>I think colorful leaves would look fantastic too!

How-To: Crocheted Rainbow Baby Sweater

My cousin just had a beautiful baby girl, so I’ve definitely got baby gifts on the brain. I’m not generally a bows and pastels kind of gal, so this awesome rainbow-colored Eloise Baby Sweater crochet pattern from the Moogly Blog immediately caught my eye. It’s the perfect project for fall and …

How-To: Hanging Crocheted Basket with Upcycled T-Shirt Yarn

Keep track of remotes, game controllers, and other must-have electronics—and recycle some old t-shirts while you’re at it—with this hanging crochet basket and upcycled t-shirt yarn tutorial from Bowties and Fezzes!<p>(And, don’t think for a moment that I missed that Doctor Who reference!)<p>[Via …

How-To: Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Bring the natural beauty of the season into your home decor with these lovely DIY autumn leaf mason jar candle holders from Spark & Chemistry!<p>The best part: Is fall foliage already past peak color in your area? No problem! According to the tutorial, this project works well with both real and …

How-To: Make an Edible Apple Swan

Impress your guests by making some elegant swans out of apples with this sweet tutorial from The King of Random.

How-To: Alphabet Pompoms

Make a fluffy statement with this amazing alphabet pompoms tutorial from Mr. Printables.<p>[via Motley Makery]

Suspending Fall Wreath DIY

Change up your traditional wreath for a suspended fall wreath moment to bring some natural whimsy to your holiday decor, as shown by Creative Bug.

How-To: Knit Heart-Shaped Elbow Patches

Here at CRAFT, we’re no strangers to DIY elbow patches, but this tutorial for knitting your own heart-shaped elbow patches from Creating Laura is one of the cutest that I’ve seen so far!<p>Ready to get started? Head over to Creating Laura to see how it’s done!