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Art

MAGIC Decal Tutorial with Free Printables

Some of you may remember, a little while back I posted a tutorial for DIY waterslide decals.<p>Among other things, I mentioned how awesome they are for …

DIY: lavender bath melts

When I first started looking at DIY bath products online, everything seemed so complicated. Many recipes involved hard-to-find ingredients and tricky …

DIY & Crafts

Woven Fishtail Friendship Bracelet

Here shows you how to make a fishtail friendship bracelet, a stunning pattern that is very similar to the 8-strand fishtail pattern!<p>551<p>1912

The Science of How Memory Works

<i>“Whatever becomes of [old memories], in the long intervals of consciousness?”</i> Henry James wistfully pondered upon turning fifty. <i>“They are like the lines of a letter written in sympathetic ink; hold the letter to the fire for a while and the grateful warmth brings out the invisible words.”</i> James was …

The Hidden Brain: How Ocean Currents Explain Our Unconscious Social Biases

Biases often work in surreptitious ways — they sneak in through the backdoor of our conscience, our good-personhood, and our highest rational convictions, and lodge themselves between us and the world, between our imperfect humanity and our aspirational selves, between who we believe we are and how …

Learn to Weave

My mother is a weaver, so the apartment I lived in as a kid had a loom that took up half of our living room. Growing up, I loved sitting on the ground and watching the loom’s pedals going up and down, with the sound of the shuttle moving back and forth as she worked.<p>Since then, I have often dreamed …

Kid Art Etched Wooden Spoons

Etch children's artwork into wooden spoons to create a useful keepsake. Makes a great grandparent or Mother's Day gift.<p>229<p>843

How to Make Personalized Burlap Bags

Love burlap…and I love these <i>burlap bags from Dharma Trading.</i> I thought they’d make great gifts or even stylish reusable grocery bags:<p><b>Supplies:</b> <br>Burlap …

5 Ways to Decorate Your Easter Eggs in Under 5 Minutes!

We know — it’s not even April! But, we’re already living and breathing Easter here at Brit + Co. We’ve got pastel sprinkles aplenty, eggs by the dozen and bunny ears popping up in every single photo shoot. To kick things off right, we’re starting with the basics. Here are five easy and unusual ways …

Chemicals

How To Pop Popcorn In A Can

Youtuber CrazyRussianHacker posted this video showing how to make popcorn using a beer can. Or a soda can, for you teetotalers. All you gotta do is …

How-Tuesday: Make Your Own Marbled Scarf

My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

DIY Pressed Flower iPhone Case

It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Augustus rules again as Rome acts to restore lost mausoleum

On the 2,000th anniversary of the emperor's death work will finally start to reopen historic site to visitors<p>He was Rome's first emperor, the founder of a world-dominating imperial dynasty, and a builder of roads and stunning temples who brought peace to a far-flung empire; a man so powerful the …

Generation rent: housing policy could swing the vote in 2015 election

Floating voters in dozens of key seats say their decision will be based on the parties' housing manifestos<p>The number of people who are forced to rent their homes from private landlords because they cannot afford to buy could determine the result of the next general election in dozens of key …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

UN: Over one million displaced by South Sudan conflict

<b>More than one million people have been forced from their homes by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the UN says.</b><p>Of these, 803,200 have been displaced within the country, and another 254,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, according to the latest UN report.<p>It warns that the situation is …

Africa
Astronomy

Malaysia Airlines: Catalyst for political change? | US & Canada

I recently wrote about the communications fiasco that was the Malaysian government's handling of the Flight MH370 crisis. The piece argued that the confusion over the investigation and communication in the days just after the plane vanished on March 8 was perfectly reflective of the leadership's …

The biggest tsunami recorded was 1,720 feet tall and chances are good it will happen again

Fifty years ago this week, the Great Alaska Earthquake ravaged the Pacific Northwest, killing more than 100 people. Nine-tenths of those weren’t caused by the earthquake, though, but by a series of tsunamis that pummeled the coast, one of which towered 219 feet (66 meters) high.<p>They come taller …

Pacific Ocean

How an American Aid Worker Survived Deadly Taliban Attack in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan — “Once I heard Taliban enter the house, I realized I needed to go into hiding,” Scott Arche said as he recalled Friday’s insurgent attack on a charity’s guesthouse in Kabul.<p>And so he spent four hours in a closet hiding from Taliban attackers until a member of an Afghan …

Afghanistan

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>U.S. stocks on wild ride, rebound after heavy, early losses<p>Fairfax poised to acquire core businesses of embattled Carillion Canada<p>Another 452 jobs to go at collapsed U.K. builder Carillion<p>Bitcoin drops 16% as cryptocurrencies decline with risk assets Subscriber content<p>Ottawa to …

Venezuela troops take back protest-torn city

The Venezuelan army and police had taken back entire neighbourhoods of a city at the centre of anti-government demonstrations, with soldiers clearing the streets of barricades after clashes with protesters.<p>Thousands of troops cleared the structures with bulldozers and armed vehicles on Sunday, …

Airplanes