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Carbs That Will Help You Lose Weight

<b>Quinoa or Brown Rice</b><br>Like sweet potatoes, whole grains also have lots of fill-you-up fiber and water—way more than white starches. And if you cook them al dente, which means you take them off the heat sooner so they’re still slightly chewy, they won’t raise your blood sugar levels as much—so you’re …

4 Moves to Power Up Your Yoga Practice

If you thought you couldn't combine yoga poses and strength-training exercises, you thought wrong.<p>You don't have to be <i>just</i> a yoga person or <i>just</i> a weight-lifting person. In fact, the best thing for your body is to work a healthy dose of both into your gym schedule.<p>The routine below takes that …

Aziz Ansari: “I’m a feminist”

The comedian mocks the stigma that surrounds the deeply politicized word<p>It's so nice to hear that Aziz Ansari, a comedian so frustrated by the rituals of modern dating that he is writing a book about it, is in a stable and loving long-term relationship. What's even greater to hear is that this …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

Learn to Be Lucky: On the Merits of Instinct and Serendipity in Photography

The video above, featuring renowned Dancers Among Us photographer Jordan Matter, is only a minute and a half long, but he shares a very interesting …

Shooting Larger Than Full-Frame Without Breaking the Bank or Carrying a Tank

When you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, sometimes the best bet is to wander off the beaten path and take an alternate route. The …

yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

11 Ingenious Solar Projects Impacting the Developing World

Solar Projects for the Developing World<p>1. Eliodomestico Solar Still<p>2. LuminAID Light<p>3. Greenlight Planet Sun King<p>4. Artificial Leaf<p>5. Panasonic Solar …

Graphene-based solar cell hits record 15.6 percent efficiency

In 2012, researchers from the University of Florida reported a record efficiency of 8.6 percent for a prototype solar cell consisting of a wafer of …

Clean Energy

This Platform Helps Nonprofits Pay For Solar Power

Small nonprofits have a notoriously hard time financing solar power projects. Now CollectiveSun, a San Diego-based startup, has a plan for making it easier to find funding.<p>Why the problem? Basically, churches, schools and other such places may have a heap of assets. But they can’t take advantage of …

Buttoned Shell Stitch Cowl

My mom recently celebrated her birthday, and I wanted to crochet her a buttoned cowl as a part of her gift! It is so special crocheting items for …

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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Are you looking for an alternative to the traditional floral wedding bouquet?<p>Take advantage of the holiday season and create your own bouquet with glass holiday bulbs! It’s a great nod to the time of year while making a fun (yet elegant) statement.<p>With the right colors, your bouquet need not be too …

Tutorial: Kid’s pocket scarf

Caila from Caila Made shows how to make a scarf with pockets in the ends to keep your hands warm. Actually, she designed it to hold her son’s toy …

DIY Mocha Mix Favors

I think these test tube favors from Martha Stewarts Crafts are so adorable! <i>Something Turquoise</i> shares a delicious mocha latte mix to fill them with, …

Origami Stars

Craft Stick Wreath

Thumbtack Votive Candles

6 Weekend Projects to Try

3 Comments<p>If today is any indication I think November has officially arrived. Lots of rain, more windy, pinecones falling. A perfect weekend to …

6 Futuristic Gifts You Can Buy Right Now

Aside from light sabers, invisibility cloaks, hover anything and time machines, there isn't very much out there that hasn't been tried, invented, …

25 Trellises From Your Trash

By Liesl Clark<p>Branch trellis constructed by our friend Pema from Nepal. Photo © Rebecca Rockefeller<p>Trellises are about as easy to come by as …

How-To: Easy Necklace That Can Be Worn in 3 Ways

When it comes to jewelry, it doesn’t get much better that a piece that can pull triple duty. Stephanie from Henry Happened called her design “the most versatile necklace ever”, and I’m definitely feeling the love. (And the blue/green color combination!)<p>Two necklaces and a bracelet in one easily …

Lily Foxy Stash Basket, Crochet Pattern

Lily Sugar 'n Cream is known for its exceptional quality and wide range of colors, ideal for knit, crochet, and craft projects.<p>Natural, soft, …

Crochet Owl Pouch with Pattern - One Dog Woof

<b>UPDATE:</b> I am now offering a printable PDF version of this <b>Crochet Owl Pouch pattern</b> for sale on Craftsy. The PDF does not have ads or comments, and …

10 Items From Zara’s Holiday Decor Line That You Can Totally DIY

While we love ourselves some Zara (like, really love Zara), we are women who like to get our hands dirty as well. And frankly, sometimes it’s much more affordable to DIY than it is to buy. As we were perusing the site’s new holiday decor line, we came across many products that would be so simple to …

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DIY Home Projects

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 …

DIY Neon Animal Head Wall hooks

License Plate Guitar

In MAKE Volume 04, Ed Vogel showed us how to make a DIY guitar out of a cigar box and junk from the hardware store, and electrify it with a cheap piezoelectric pickup. In Volume 21, Mark Frauenfelder gussied it up with a traditional high-quality neck, frets, and tuning machines. In this project …

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