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The Bun Style & the Hair Fork That Eased Me Off Hair Elastic

Last year I came across a video of a young woman repeatedly wrapping her hair into a specific bun style — a nautilus bun — and securing it with a …

Hair

Private language lessons: how to get your money's worth

A tutor can help you improve your language skills. But you need to keep your goals clear and measurable<p>I’ve subscribed to the YouTube channels and my phone is awash with language apps, but I’ve decided that a private tutor is the surest route to really getting to grips with Arabic.<p>Language-wise, …

Language Learning

Easy Craft for Kids - Cat Storage Baskets - Quiet Corner

Cat Storage Baskets<p><b>1.</b> For the smaller basket, start with a 25-foot piece of 1/4-inch jute rope. For the larger one, use a 30-foot piece. To make the …

The Ultimate Kids' Road Trip Kit: 13 Clever-But-Easy Ideas

Never hear those four dreaded words, "Are we there yet?" again. These 13 creative ideas for your kids' road trip travel kit will have them instead …

Embroidery 101

Learn to paint pictures with floss and fabric.<p>Gussy up some fabric with easy decorative stitches that will wow your friends and family. To embroider basically means to decorate material with needlework. Embroidery is based on hand-sewing stitches, and encompasses many different forms of stitching: …

This Charming Welsh Cottage Used to Be the Village Pub

Now it's a family home built for those who love to entertain (and, yes, drink a beer or two).<p>If your ideal Saturday night calls for staying in with friends and family while sipping on a few brewskies, you're going to love this Wales-based cottage. It was first built back in the 1580s to serve as a …

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20 After-School Activities to Keep Kids Entertained + Parents Sane

Just because school is out for the day, doesn’t mean the learning needs to stop. Whether you’ve got a budding Picasso or little Gordon Ramsay on your hands, after-school activities are a great way to encourage that creative streak. And no, we won’t judge you if you decide to get in on the fun. From …

How long does it take to learn a language? – Learning in the Modern Workplace

Well it depends on a lot of factors, but if you are an English speaker, this infographic (from Voxy) shows the easiest and most difficult languages …

Linguist: 'There's a difference between learning words and learning a language'

A New Zealand Scrabble star memorized the French Scrabble dictionary for a competition, but that doesn't mean he knows French. Linguist Marije Michel …

Does the language you speak change your view of the world?

Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also …

Before & After: Mirrored Closet Door Makeover

Old sliding closet doors can often be a design nightmare. In mid-century homes, they’re made of 70s-style laminate or faux-wood and in later homes, …

What Languages Reveal about Other Cultures

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini It sounds like one of those motivational phrases you’d read on a daily quote …

Language Learning

Learning a language – 10 things you need to know

Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips

Understanding How Our Brains Learn

Over the last 30 years or so, researchers in cognitive science, education and developmental psychology have discovered some amazing things about how …

UIUC Startup FlipWord Helps You Learn Languages While Online

 <p>Wasting time on the web is not a new concept for the Internet age. But what if that time spent on Facebook, Reddit, and Tumblr could also help …

Language Learning

FluentU for Language Learning

This post is sponsored by FluentU. All opinions are my own.<p>If you are a language teacher you’ll want to check out FluentU. FluentU helps you teach a …

Language Learning

Passive Learning Imprints On The Brain Just Like Active Learning

It's conventional wisdom that practice makes perfect. But if practicing only consists of watching, rather than doing, does that advance proficiency? …

Exposure to Multiple Languages Aids Communication More than Bilingualism

Exposure to another language may help open children up to another perspective, allowing them to become better communicators.<br>Read More

Linguistics

33 Clever And Unexpected Uses For Ikea Products

Your Malm is so much more than a Malm.

Articles about kansas city home looks its neighbors reveals truly modern sensibility on Dwell.com - Dwell

Drawing on family lore and the vernacular of a venerable neighborhood, an architect creates a comfortable, adaptable home for his...<p>A rainy start to the Brooklyn Home Tour—the closing event of City Modern—didn't deter those who turned out for a peek into five...<p>Kansas City is a sprawling 318 square …

Kansas City

Articles about english designers livework home on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson captured precisely these quiet moments in the homes of designers whose work...<p>While Russel Wright was helping shape America's sense of modern design in the mid 20th century, he was also slowly crafting a...<p>Designer-architect Gae Aulenti lived in …

South West England

The Complete Guide to Using Vintage Furniture as a Bathroom Vanity

(Image credit: HGTV)<p>Move over, characterless bathroom cabinets. Step aside, pedestal sinks. There's a new look in town, one that's vintage in style …

Countertops

Hilla Shamia casts tree trunks in aluminium to create dramatic furniture

1/12<p>cast aluminum and tree trunk furniture by hilla sharnia studio<p>Israeli designer Hilla Shamia gives ordinary tree trunks major wow factor via a …

A Home In Massachusetts Designed For River And Ocean Views

Hammer Architects have completed the Long Dune Residence, a home designed to take advantage of the views of the ocean and the Pamet River in Truro, …

DIY Dining Room Open Shelving

Over year ago I wrote a post about how I wanted to add a big wall of shelving to our dining room. And for over a year, I’ve been patiently waiting …

How To Reupholster A Seat Pad

Whether you want to change up the overall look of a chair or recover worn or outdated fabric, understanding how to execute minor upholstery …

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