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VE Day: Ten most inspiring World War II veterans

1. Captain Charles Upham VC & Bar: 1908 - 1994<p>Charles Upham was one of only three men to have ever won the Victoria Cross twice. But for all his remarkable exploits on the battlefield, Upham was a shy and modest man, embarrassed when asked about the actions he had been decorated for.<p>He won his …

DIY Etched Glass Tutorial

Awhile back on Pinterest, I saw this idea for etching glass and immediately repinned it to my "DIY--Things to Make" Pinterest Board. It looked like a …

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We're breeding a generation of spoilt yobs

A private house trashed is proof that parents aren't doing their job<p>Too many parents are “clueless narcissists” who are ruining their children because they don’t know how to bring them up properly, <b>says Anthony Seldon</b>, the visionary headmaster of Wellington.<p>I heard evidence of this phenomenon – …

Tanith Lee, writer - obituary

Prolific fantasy writer who revelled in the grotesque and gave a macabre spin to the traditional folk tale<p>Tanith Lee, who has died aged 67, was a British author of fantasy, horror and speculative fiction whose books revelled in the gothic and grotesque; she also wrote for the BBC’s cult sci-fi …

13 Eggs Benedict Recipes Bound to Cure Boring Breakfasts

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Eggs Benedict. One of those dishes that we all love but are a little too intimidated to make at home. Poaching the perfect eggs and …

10 30-Somethings Who Prove It's Never Too Late To Succeed

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

How Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Every mature relationship has had a less-than-memorable anniversary. Maybe one of you forgot, or both of you got busy with work, kids, family issues, …

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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

<i>Only 7 simple ingredients in these soft & chewy flourless peanut butter oatmeal cookies.</i><p>Today’s post is coming to you a little late in the day. Total …

{free printables} Canning Labels For your Homemade Goodies

It's jam-making time, and in our house, we're excited about harvesting the purple grapes to make grape jam. Last year, we made 30 quarts of the stuff …

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Making Lights: DIY Tin Can Lanterns

It’s remarkable what you can make with trash! Here’s an attractive way to recycle tin cans into simple lanterns. This project uses small cans, but if …

Crafting

Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Balls

I made these bacon cheeseburger pizza balls with just the basic things you would find on a cheeseburger: meat, cheese and the lovely addition of …

DIY Lemonade Lip Balm

Happy Summer! Warm days and soaring temperatures always put me in the mood for lemonade. For a little end of the year gift for my sons’ teachers I …

DIY string-tie envelopes

Hello! Sorry about the little break. My son has been off on his half-term holidays so I had a blog-free week!<p>Now I am back, I just want to give a big …

Wire-wrapping Tutorial: How to Wire Wrap Buttons to Make an Easy Pendant

If you’re drawn to vintage style and antiques, chances are you have a jar or two of pretty old buttons. Carved mother of pearl buttons are especially …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …

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Pierre Ryckmans - obituary

Pierre Ryckmans was a writer who came under attack when he exposed the brutal reality of China’s Cultural Revolution to the West<p>Pierre Ryckmans, who has died aged 78, was one of the first writers to alert the West to what was really going on in Mao Tse-tung’s China during the so-called “Cultural …

Alastair Reid - obituary

Alastair Reid was a Scottish poet who translated Pablo Neruda and ran off with one of Robert Graves’s 'muses’<p>Alastair Reid, who has died aged 88, almost single-handedly sparked the boom in Latin American literature, introducing English language readers to the work of Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis …

Game of Thrones season 5 recap - everything you need to know

Each season of Game of Thrones causes the momentum of the political conflict between the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to shift wildly. Like season 4 …

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Fry Explains The Difference Between Wisdom And Intelligence (VIDEO)

Stephen Fry has already revealed in his new memoir that he took huge amounts of cocaine in some of the country's most revered institutions, including …

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J.K. Rowling: This is Lumos

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The Burrowing Owl's Cozy Underground Home

Barred owls can be found throughout the eastern United States and Canada, and have more recently expanded their habitat into Alberta, British …