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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

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A Visual Alphabet-Dictionary of Unusual Words

As a lover of language and words, especially obscure and endangered words, I was instantly besotted with Project Twins’ visual interpretations of unusual words, originally exhibited at the MadArt Gallery Dublin during DesignWeek 2011.<p>Some of the designs are available as prints in the Project Twins …

Vegan Cauliflower Cream Sauce | Vegan recipe

<b>Vegan Cauliflower Cream Sauce</b> <br>Makes 2 cups<p>Ingredients: <br>2 heads cauliflower, cut into small florets <br>3 small shallots, cut into wedges <br>6 garlic cloves, …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

5 Weak Words Writers Should Avoid (And What to Use Instead)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>When I first began writing, I was unsure of myself. My sentences were rife with meaningless words and fillers. What I didn’t realize is that by using them, I was sabotaging myself and my writing. Weak words can sneak into our writing anywhere, anytime …

How to Calculate Fabric Yardage for Quilts

01 of 03<p>Easy Steps to Calculate Quilt Yardage<p>Calculating how much fabric you need to make a quilt is easy once you understand the basics. Try this …

How to Choose Quilting Fabrics for Your Next Project

Use These Simple Tips to Choose Fabrics for Quilts<p>Walking into a quilt shop or shopping for fabrics online can be overwhelming... how do we make …

Quilting

How many 8 blocks do I need to complete my quilt?

8" blocks are such a common size now with so many precut quilt kits available today.<br>Knowing how many you need for your desired size quilt can be very confusing.<br>Hopefully the chart below will give you some guidance and get rid of a lot of the confusion .<br>The number of blocks in our chart below are …

20 Easy Quilt Patterns for Beginning Quilters

01 of 20<p>This easy Bento Box quilt is a variation on the popular design. It features a nine patch block at its center and is a great introduction to …

Quilting

Browse My Collection of Free Quilt Patterns

01 of 98<p>Make a Bright Pathways Quilt<p>Try one of my free quilt patterns the next time you're looking for a new quilting project.<p>My quilt patterns …

Design a Quilt With These Free Quilt Block Patterns

01 of 21<p>Free Block Quilt Patterns<p>Looking for quilt block patterns? These free quilt block patterns include projects for beginning quilters and …

Quilting

Rolling Stars Quilt Block Pattern

Rolling Stars is a quilt block pattern that explains how to make 12" square quilt blocks with lots of opportunities to add color in different areas. …

Quilting

Discover patterns, tips and tutorials teach you how to make quilts. Find hundreds of project ideas and how-to articles to get you started.

Easy Windmills Quilt Block Pattern

Use the Windmills quilt block pattern to make blocks that finish at <i>about</i> 10-1/2" square. Six Windmills quilt blocks are shown in the illustration. …

How to Identify Patchwork Designs

01 of 06<p>Learn How to Identify Patchwork Designs and Grid Structure<p>It's important to learn how to identify patchwork quilt blocks by the gridwork that …

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Ohio State Marching Band Pays Tribute to Michael Jackson

Ohio State's marching band sets the bar for creative college football halftime shows in their recent tribute to Michael Jackson featuring a moonwalking MJ. This is just some incredible choreography and a great tribute by the Buckeyes band.<p>You can watch the video of the full performance below.<p>Hat …

College Football

Honey Pumpkin Biscuits

<i>Beth Kirby of Local Milk carries her Southern heritage -- and the ingredients, dishes, and recipes that come with it -- with her wherever she goes. Every other Monday, that place is here.</i><p><i>Today: If you're going to stray from a traditional buttermilk biscuit, this is the way to do it.</i><p>I’m a buttermilk …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Dessert

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

The 7 Counterintuitive Social Media Mistakes You May be Making

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I’m pretty well known for making mistakes. It’s kind of a known trait of mine. Just this weekend I walked into a door because I didn’t open it properly first.<p>When it comes to social media, though, I try hard to learn from mistakes since they’re …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Since Photos Are Boring Without Filters, Glassagram Will Spice Up Your Google Glass Pics

Thanks to Instagram, we rarely see photos taken from camera phones without some type of filter on it. Even Twitter’s photo service uses Aviary to drop an earthy overlay or black-and-white treatment onto your digital masterpiece. Google Glass users aren’t going to be left out of this craze thanks to …

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning<p>The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be …

Pocket Spotlight Turns Your Smartphone Into a Tiny Photography Studio

Your smartphone's LED flash is better than nothing if you find yourself needing to take a photo in the dark. But the results are usually harsh and …

iPhone Addiction: 6 Signs Your Smartphone Is Stressing You Out

Being constantly connected is a basic fact of life for millennials: If you're a Gen Y-er, you probably carry around a mini-computer in your pocket at all times, text your friends in bed as you're falling asleep, and check your email within moments of waking in the morning. According to a recent …

“The Business Of Literature Is Blowing Shit Up”

If you love books–heck, if you even <i>like</i> ’em–run, don’t walk, and read this magnificent, magisterial essay by Richard Nash on their past, present and future. It’s long. Don’t be frightened. But even if the Internet has shredded your attention span, at least scroll down to its epic final paragraph. …

Apple's iCloud reigning over the greenest data centers on the planet

Feature<p>Apple is rapidly expanding its data center footprint, but not without sophisticated plans to manage its environmental impact. Here's a look at …