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Featured Shop: Truvelle

My name is Gaby Bayona. I’m the owner, designer, and seamstress behind Truvelle, a bridal company specializing in refined and effortless made-to-order wedding gowns. While traveling Europe a couple of summers ago, I put my designs on Etsy; since then, my business has grown from a one-woman show to …

Why Ignoring Your Update Alerts Is Worse Than You Think

The icon glares at you from your phone screen like a red badge of shame:<p>“UPDATE YOUR APPS,” it warns. “You are a negligent phone owner.” (Full disclosure: Yes, this is my phone, and no, I am not exceptionally proud of this.)<p>Clearly, some people are more conscientious than others when it comes to …

Apps

United Airlines cancels thousands of bargain tickets sold in pricing glitch

Customers told their bookings have been cancelled after exchange rate error led to first and business class tickets cut to fraction of usual cost<p>United Airlines has cancelled the reservations of thousands of customers who took advantage of a pricing glitch to save thousands of pounds on first class …

United Airlines

Apple Store employees stole $700,000 in gift cards

In my experience, Apple Store employees are some of the hardest-working, most reasonable and (despite the fact they’re employed to sell you things) <i>trustworthy</i> people in retail. According to Manhattan district attorney, however, that description isn’t universal.<p>The DA is indicting four former Apple …

Make Your Own Outdoor Fire Pit

There are few things more enjoyable than sitting in front of a nice warm and toasty fire on a late night. While this is usually done during the warm …

Sitting

Jewelry Project For The New Year

Let’s make some crafting resolutions for 2015. I found this roundup from another year but unless you completed it all it’s still going to be worthy …

Free pattern: 1-hour Reversible Tote

Free pattern: 1-hour Reversible Tote<p>Marni from Haberdashery Fun shares a free pattern for making this reversible tote. The simple pattern can be made …

How-To: Cookie Shot Glasses

Milk and cookies in shot glass form, now that’s something I can get behind! This recipe is kid friendly (no alcohol), and perfect for a fancy get together, like a bridal shower. And that’s just what Rachel from The Stay At Home Chef made them for.<p>Be aware that you will need to purchase a special …

Bridal Showers

How to make cute mini photo magnets!

These mini Polaroid-style magnets are the perfect DIY craft for any photo lover! So simple and easy to make, they will add a personal touch to your …

I Didn't Believe Microsoft's New Email App Could Be Better Than Gmail — And I Was Completely Wrong

Earlier today, I read Business Insider tech editor Steve Kovach's post on Microsoft's new Outlook email app for iOS.<p>He was a fan, raving about the app's sync capabilities and ease of use. He even went so far as to say that he deleted his Gmail app after just five minutes of using Microsoft's new …

Apps

Haute Couture in Paris: Pictures

Soda Can Camera

Introduction: Soda Can Camera<p>Hey momoluvers! It's momo. Thank you all for being patient with me while I took a few weeks off. But I'm back now and so …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

The Future Belongs To Platforms, Not Products

In 1905, a young Albert Einstein shocked the world. In one miracle year, he overturned the prevailing assumptions of his day and changed how we see the universe, transforming forever how we think of time, space, mass, energy and light. He paved the way for our modern world.<p>Yet 22 years later it was …

Social Media

3 Reasons Why The Auto Industry Should Be Terrified Of The Google Car

The first prototypes of its adorable and potentially groundbreaking self-driving vehicle started rolling off the assembly line.<p>Over the next few years, we're likely to see them tooling around California's roads as Google strives to make fully autonomous cars a reality.<p>For the most part, the …

Teal Floral Twirl

<b>Moulinette Soeurs Baikal dress</b> thanks to Anthro petites (hemmed 2-3″; limited sizes left)<p>Kate Spade licorice heels (<b>similar for less</b> in “gold”), DIY …

A Hacker Group Claims It Has Shared 13,000 Passwords To Sites Like Amazon, Walmart

The stolen account information was posted to Internet file sharing site Ghostbin.<p>That's not the biggest password leak we've ever seen. With millions of passwords in use for sites around the internet, chances are, yours is not among these 13,000.<p>UPDATE: And some people are saying that this hack is …

The Boys’ Shared Bedroom

<i>I am enjoying quality time with my family over the holidays. I hope you are too. I’ll be back to more regular posting next week but I wanted to</i> …

Cherry Blossom Art From Soda Bottle in 11 Easy Steps

Introduction: Cherry Blossom Art From Soda Bottle in 11 Easy Steps<p>This awesome painting project will show you how you can easily paint your own …

10 Super Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That No One Will Know Were Last Minute

If you procrastinated on your holiday shopping or simply just forgot Christmas was a thing, don’t panic. We’ve got you covered with 10 ideas for …

Google Play

How to Make a Rock Bowl Flame

The flaming rock bowls pictured above are actually a product that Restoration Hardware used to sell. Although they're no longer available, knowing …

DIY

Bring Your Walls At Home To Life With These 21 DIY 3D Art Ideas

<b>When you're thinking of brightening up a boring, plain wall, a fresh coat of paint or a framed picture isn't the only way you can go about it. Why</b> …

DIY Mini Pallet Coaster

Need a last minute handmade gift idea? Try these adorable mini pallet coasters made from craft sticks. I made these last year for my family and they were a huge hit.<p>The Sorry Girls have a great video tutorial explaining the process.<p>If you have access to power tools, like a miter saw, you could …

DIY

Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1133000/1133342_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527205169_ba13ff1394b1c877e51a943b56edf8de<p><b>The Yazidi religious minority community in Iraq says 3,500 of its women and girls are still being held by the so-called Islamic State (IS), many being</b> …

Islam

You'll Never have To Buy This Kitchen Item Again

<b>How To Make Your Own DIY Kitchen Wipes</b>: ‘FYI, your kitchen is probably dirtier than a toilet seat.’ What?! Hey,<p><b>29 Fun And Easy DIY Christmas Crafts</b>: …

Your Diamond Ring Might Explain the Origin of Life on Earth

A geochemist re-examines the deep carbon cycle<p>In 1958, the Smithsonian Institution received a plain paper package in the mail. The only hint of its contents was the insurance on the brown carton, registered for one million dollars. Nestled inside the box sat the largest known blue diamond in the …

Earth Science

Make This: How to Transfer Your Photos to Wood

I've seen plenty of tutorials out there detailing how to transfer prints onto wood. This simple project will turn your prints into something uniquely …

What It Was Like Watching Television In 2004 Vs. 2014

A lot can change in a decade, but it doesn't always.

TV