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How a Colorado Family Built a Home for the World's Weirdest, Most Beautiful Bugs

<b>By Hunter Oatman-Stanford</b><p>Driving along a nondescript section of Highway 115 a few miles south of Colorado Springs, it’s hard not to swerve at the …

How-To: Adorable Cat Pencil Case

Are you a confirmed cat lady/man? Join me in being utterly charmed by this super-cute cat pencil case photo tutorial from Veva at My White Idea! (The original project is in Spanish, but there’s an English translation below each section.)<p>Don’t sew? The inspiration for this project came from …

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10 Fascinating Facts About Ravens

Edgar Allan Poe knew what he was doing when he used the raven instead of some other bird to croak out “nevermore” in his famous poem. The raven has …

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Workout Without Machines: Guide to Bodyweight Exercises

Next time you hit the gym, steer clear of the following four machines and sub in our replacement exercises instead.<p><b>The Machine: Seated Leg Extension</b><br>Sure, you'll strengthen your quads—but at a cost. The resistance is close to your ankle, which puts a high amount of torque on your knee when you raise …

After This 30-Day Challenge, You'll Have the Best Butt Ever

Squat challenges are all the rage now, and while it certainly is an accomplishment to work your way up to 200, 500, or even 1,000 squats (yikes!), …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

The Supereffective Body-Weight Workout

Exercise 1 Side-Kick Plie<p>To perform this glute and hip toner, stand with your feet two to three feet apart, toes turned out, then lower into a squat, elbows bent and fists in front of your chest <b>(a)</b>. Stand up and lift your right leg off the floor. Focus on your glutes, then drop your left shoulder …

15-Minute Home Workout

Exercise 1 Squat and Kick<p>Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, hands behind your head, and elbows out to the sides <b>(a)</b>. Bend your knees and sit back as far as you can <b>(b)</b>. Push back to start, then kick your right leg in front of you, foot flexed <b>(c)</b>. That's one rep. Repeat, kicking with your left …

15-Minute Workout: Back Exercises

Exercise 1 Bent-Over Row<p>Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides, bend your knees slightly, push your hips back, and lean forward, keeping your back flat and core tight (a). Slowly bend your elbows, keeping them close to your body, to pull the dumbbells to your sides (b). Pause, then slowly lower …

Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches

10 Abs Exercises Better Than Crunches<p>Sayonara, situps! Kick your abs workout into overdrive by trying one of these killer tummy-toning moves.<p>If you still think that doing crunches will score you amazing abs, you're in for a rude awakening. Flattening your belly requires multi-muscle exercises that …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

The 7 Best Exercises For Killer Leg Workouts | Women's Health

7 Exercise Moves for Lean, Sexy Legs<p>Upgrade your leg workouts with these killer exercises for your hamstrings, quads, and calves<p>Tired of the same old squats and lunges in your leg workout? We totally get it. The next time you want to tone your lower half, try these 7 challenging moves from the</i> …

3 Moves to Tone Your Arms, Shoulders, and Back

Many brides-to-be focus on slimming down for their big day, but our Fit Bride Renee Appelle—<i>Women's Health</i>’s national digital advertising director—also wants to sculpt a lean, sexy upper body. Renee met with trainer Dan Sigafoos from Crunch Fitness to help her shape up before her wedding. In this …

Home Exercises for Commercial Breaks

Only watching a 30-minute sitcom? No worries: Pick and choose three to four moves based on the body parts you want to work that day, or just hit up the Walk Out Pushup and Burpee for some quickie full-body action.<p><b>COMMERCIAL BREAK 1<br>Curtsy Squat</b><br>Start in a standing position with legs hip distance …

Pilates Moves for Flat Abs

8 Pilates Exercises for Toned Abs<p>Get a tighter tummy with these simple moves<p>You can get a tighter tummy at home, thanks to this Pilates-based abs workout. Watch <i>Women's Health</i> senior fitness editor Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., demonstrate the awesome moves.<p>Now grab a mat and a Pilates ball, and get your …

The 15-Minute "Work Out Any Time "Workout

Exercise 1 Leg Curl<p>Lie faceup on the floor, knees bent and both heels on a towel; lift your hips until your body forms a straight line from knees to shoulders <b>(a)</b>. Slide your heels away from you as far as you can without dropping your hips <b>(b)</b>. Pause, then return to start. That's one rep. Do …

The 9 Best Butt Exercises

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush<p>Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all …

6 Trainers Share Their Favorite Ways to Strengthen Without Using Weights

See ya never, barbells.<p>Beth Bischoff<p>You don’t have to weigh yourself down to ramp up your strength-training routine. Using your bodyweight as resistance can be just as effective at building muscle and burning calories as grabbing a pair of dumbbells. To find out how to make the most of a …

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Weekend Challenge: Cycling Russian Twist

Try this killer core exercise for stronger abs<p><i>Join the</i> Women’s Health <i>Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Check out our Facebook page every weekend and challenge yourself to try a new exercise. Thousands of women already have. Join them,</i> …

Draft-Dodging Hyena

MAKE’s photo editor, Gregory Hayes, made this fantastic draft-dodging hyena out of a pair of his destroyed work jeans, to keep the draft from creeping in under the door of his friend Lex’s new house. Greg explains:<p>I made this draft-dodging hyena as a somewhat literal housewarming gift for my friend …

How-To: Hand-Stitched Eyelet Towel Loops

Add a little handmade charm to your kitchen necessities with this tutorial for hand stitching eyelet towel loops from Mollie at Wild Olive!<p><b>More:</b><p>The Basics on Hand-Sewing Needles<br>• Choosing a Stitch for Hand Sewing<br>• Hand Sewing Embroidery Hoops<br>• Age-Appropriate Hand Sewing Projects For Kids

How-To: Make A Realistic Cloud Sculpture

Serena of The Farm Chicks put together a great to tutorial on making super realistic-looking cloud sculptures from stuff you might have around the house.<p>[via Yeah Craft]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | DIY Cloud Light<br>• MAKE | How-To: Ice Cream Clouds<br>• MAKE | Rainycloud Pattern Now Available at Mochimochi Land

How-To: Collect and Display Insects

In the midst of the current 17-year cicada emergence here on the East Coast, the good folks over at Radiolab have posted an interview with entomologist Dr. Louis Sorkin, in which he describes how to collect and display insect specimens in shadowboxes (or cigar boxes if you want that DIY</b> …

How-To: Install Magnetic Snaps

Add magnetic snaps to your projects like a pro with this simple tutorial for installing magnetic stamps from Anna at Noodlehead!<p>Ready to get snappy? Head over to Noodlehead to see the full how-to.

How-To: Mother-Daughter Spring Skirts

Susan Beal shares her tips and tricks for making customized mother and daughter spring skirts over on the Coats & Clark Sewing Secrets blog!<p>You can also check out Susan’s super-fast kids skirt tutorial over on her blog, West Coast Crafty.

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How-To: Homemade Strawberry Fruit Rollup

Relive your fruit snack-filled childhood with this handy tutorial from fifteen spatulas, which shows you how to make homemade strawberry fruit rollups from just three ingredients.<p>[via frickyeah1990s]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Dried Fruit Rolls<br>• MAKE | Recipe: Make Homemade Fruit Leather<br>• MAKE | How-To: Dry …

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How-To: Mini Fork Bows

Make cute, tiny bows to decorate your DIYs with this mini fork bows tutorial from Eskimimi Makes!<p><b>More:</b><p>Video: Upcycled Bows<br>• How-To: LED Twinkle Hair Bow<br>• How-To: Silk Bow Baby Headband Tutorial

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