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The 9 Prettiest Monolid and Hooded-Eye Makeup Tutorials to Copy

Winged liner, smoky eyes, and everyday shadow looks made easy.<p>Thanks to the lack of diversity in mainstream beauty (hey, we're getting there...ish), the majority of cult-favorite, must-try makeup tutorials cater to only one type of person: someone with prominent double eyelids. And we think that's …

Best Indoor Plants: 6 Flowering Orchids to Grow

I feared orchids for years, assuming they earned their “hothouse flower” nickname honestly. But actually? Growing orchids is easy if you follow a few …

15 Home Organizing Mini-Tasks You Can Tackle in 15 Minutes

Okay, so you've got a few minutes before the newest episode of your favorite show comes on—how do you spend it? You could flip through the channels …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

How To Get A Flat Stomach Without Diet Or Exercise, According To An Expert

Everyone is chasing after that beach body this winter in order to be ready for when the weather warms up. If you have no time to hit the gym and no …

Sewing Machine Bias Binding Foot

<b>50% OFF and FREE worldwide Shipping!<br>Limited supply available.</b><p><b>Use this presser foot to attach bias tape and quilt binding*.</b><p><b>Adjustable for binding up</b> …

Sewing

Tips for Practical Sock Knitting: 9 Sock Heel Types

Last week, we covered the re-footing method from Weldon’s Practical Stocking Knitter. This week, we’re taking a look at 9 sock heel types covered in …

Walking Foot Guide

This tutorial is written by Emma Thompson, the founder of Sandpiper Sewing School in Milton Keynes based upon their popular walking foot class.<p><b>The</b> …

Sewing

Tutorial: Sew a simple lined zipper pouch

Tutorial: Sew a simple lined zipper pouch<p>Alicia from Sew What Alicia shows how to sew a simple zippered pouch with a lining. These little bags are so …

Sewing

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016 | Salty Popcorn

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016<p>And so it is another fine movie year draws to a close. I present to you my TOP 20 MOVIES OF 2016. This year’s list …

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15 Knitting and Crochet Patterns to Keep Your Pet Warm

Because we knit and crochet, we’re never short of ways to keep warm in the winter months. It might take us a while, but we can always just make …

Knitting

Gardening 101: Tarragon

Tarragon, <i>Artemisia dracunculus:</i> “Little Dragon”<p>Tarragon, a perennial herb in the lettuce family, derives its name from the Latin word <i>dracunculus,</i> …

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

15 Things My Wife Does That Make Me Fall In Love With Her Again

My wife and I dated for nearly eight years before deciding to tie the knot three years ago. I've had lots of time to reflect on what works for us, and what I can tell you about love is that (to use one of my wife's least favorite phrases) it's a process, one that's aided considerably by the …

This Newly Discovered Video of a Young Angelina Jolie in Acting Class Will Haunt You

So raw.<p>It's easy to forget that actress/director/writer Angelina Jolie was once an up-and-comer, honing her skill in acting class like every *other* young wannabe starlet on the block. But <i>Daily Mail</i> posted a reminder yesterday: a rare clip from one of Jolie's early acting sessions.<p>Jolie, then in …

How to Quit Your Day Job and Start a Home Decor Company

Perhaps you’re the type whose couch is filled with pillows you’ve sewn or your homemade curtains get rave reviews from guests. You spend your summer dreaming up ways to add a little sunshine to your indoor home decor. Or you’re fairly obsessed with YouTube DIY tutorials on how to make everything …

DIY Multipurpose Fabric Basket

Create a simple multipurpose fabric basket with a fat quarter and a few basic sewing supplies. This is a great beginner sewing project and this …

Sewing

This Is What the Ultimate Sewing Basket Looks Like

...Plus, all the materials you need to patch a hole, mend a seam, or sew a button in a matter of seconds. These are all found in "Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook."<p>The Basket<p>You might be surprised to realize that your DIY sewing basket is hiding on your kitchen shelf! The same bamboo baskets …

Sewing

Wacom Bamboo Spark creates digital copies of written notes – no special paper required

The three earlier-mentioned smartpens all have tiny cameras located by the nib, that are able to gauge the pen's position on the page by imaging …

The New YSL Compact Is Perfect

The search for a special, “keeper' compact is not necessarily an active one, but it is one that is almost always on-going. And sometimes what's …

The Best Hourglass Bodies of All Time: From Raquel Welch to Beyoncé

<b>Raquel Welch,</b> who turns 75 today, may have abandoned her ballet career at age seventeen when her instructor informed her that she lacked the proper physique, but her iconic turn as the doe-skin bikini-clad cave babe, “Leona the Fair One,” in the cult sixties flick <i>One Million Years B.C.</i> proved that …

Jennifer Lopez

Catching Up with Margaret O’Brien on the 70th Anniversary of Meet Me in St. Louis

In 1944, MGM released <i>Meet Me in St. Louis</i>, directed by Vincente Minnelli, starring Judy Garland and six-year-old Margaret O’Brien. Minnelli and Garland fell in love on the set, and O’Brien received an Academy Award for outstanding child actress that year. The Technicolor musical follows the …

Shining Armor, Huge Snakes, and Sparkling Jewels: The Year in Vanity Fair Photography

The beauty of photography is its ability to encapsulate an instant—and in 2014, Vanity Fair captured magnetic, glamorous, moments from Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Deneuve, Neil Patrick Harris, among so many others. We narrowed down the year’s most memorable and …

The Chinese Century

Without fanfare—indeed, with some misgivings about its new status—China has just overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy. This is, and should be, a wake-up call—but not the kind most Americans might imagine.<p>When the history of 2014 is written, it will take note of a large fact …

Economics

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sewing

What would you say if I told you my best sewing tips are some of the simplest? Today I’m sharing five simple techniques and tricks that will …

Spicy Glazed Pork Ribs

8 Servings<p>This spicy pork ribs recipe is all about the glaze. It also makes for an addictive tray of chicken wings. Use the same weight and method as for the ribs, but reduce final cooking time by 10 minutes.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)<p>2 tablespoons dark …

Pan-Seared Pork Blade Chop

4 Servings<p>Starting the chop in a hot pan lets you get a good initial sear; lowering the heat gives you control while it cooks through.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1½”-thick pork blade chop (about 2½ lb.)<p>1 lemon, thinly sliced, seeds removed, plus lemon wedges for serving<p>4 cloves garlic, finely …

Pork

Mr. Joseph's Lemonade

Lemonade

Six Great Pie Tools

Though the only tools you really need to make a pie crust are your bare hands and a trusty pan, there are a few basic but useful pieces of equipment …