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Man Saves Wife’s Sight by 3D Printing Her Tumor

<b>The summer of 2013 found Michael Balzer in good health.</b> A few years earlier, he’d struggled with a long illness that had cost him his job. As he recovered, he built an independent career creating 3D graphics and helping his wife, a psychotherapist named Pamela Shavaun Scott, develop treatments for …

3D Printing

Octagonal Storage Bins

I was talking to a friend of mine about storage solutions for screws and nuts in the shop. I was getting frustrated with using the original the boxes …

Woodworking

How-To: Foaming Hand Soap Recipe

It’s the start of cold and flu season, and one of the best preventative measures to catching an illness is regular hand washing with anti-bacterial soap! This DIY foaming soap tutorial from The Art of Doing Stuff will have you well supplied throughout the winter.<p>Check out Karen’s page for her super …

Personal Hygiene

DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner

If you had to come up with a top 10 list of uncomfortable situations, being stuck inside on a hot day without air conditioning is probably on there. …

How to build a Fire Pit and Paver Patio | Six Sisters' Stuff

My husband and I have been homeowners for almost 3 years. When we bought our house, it had been empty for quite a few months and the yard was …

Dyed Devilled Eggs

I’m sure you’ve seen these before on Pinterest.. I know I have about 3 dozen times! I tried to find the original source, but they’ve been redone so …

Flashback: Computer Cursive

How cool would it be if every time you tippety tapped on your keyboard, the font that resulted was your very own unique handwriting? Pretty cool, if you ask me. If you haven’t heard of Fonifier yet, read on to see how you can create your own handwriting font for under $10. This week’s Flashback …

Photoshop

Sunday Sweets: WHO LOVES YA?!

To be honest, peeps, I wasn't going to do Doctor Who Sweets this weekend, only because I've already featured most of the best ones over the years.<p><b>But</b> …

Free Printables

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Lamp Hack: How to Make Any Lamp Cordless

There’s a common problem in interior design that no one talks about. It’s all very hush-hush, you see. It’s the problem of the <i>lamp cord</i>. (Yeah, I …

'Doctor Who': My life and regeneration as a Whovian

Crave writer Amanda Kooser celebrates the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who" with a really long scarf and whole lot of time-traveling memories.<p>On Monday, November 25, two days after the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special debuts through simulcasts around the world, I will pick up two young Whovians …

TV Series

Make Measuring Small Distances Easy by Hole Punching Your Tape Measure

It's not always easy to measure precise distances on the fly with a tape measure. If you want a quick method, Instructables user bfk suggests …

Tutorial: Zippered key fob pouch

Fay from Monkey Makes Three shares a tutorial showing how to make a zippered key fob pouch. It’s an itty bitty zippered pouch, but it’s big enough to …

How to make a recycled suitcase dollhouse

I love this idea! I loved making things for my dollhouse as a kid and the idea of having a dollhouse that can go on the road sounds too fun! Pop on …

How-To: Triangle Sewing Pattern Weights

Forget soup cans, giant metal washers, or the closest napping cat: bring the right tools to your next sewing project with a set of lovely and useful triangle pattern weights from Sachiko at Tea Rose Home!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to Tea Rose Home to download the free printable tetrahedron …

How-To: Make an Edible Apple Swan

Impress your guests by making some elegant swans out of apples with this sweet tutorial from The King of Random.

How-To: Secret Bookshelf Storage Box

Are you a crafty bookworm? Hide your treasures—or maybe important documents and your whiskey collection—in plain sight with this sneaky tutorial for making your own secret bookshelf storage box from Chris at Man Made!<p>This would be a great way to repurpose those damaged books piled up at your local …

Thrifting

Jeff Bennett Creates Star Wars Paradise In Thomas Kinkade Paintings

Finally, Thomas Kinkade paintings are interesting.<p>Artist Jeff Bennett created a series called "War On Kinkade," inspired by Star Wars and Kinkade's successful line of scenic paintings. Bennett was able to seamlessly include members and machines of The Empire by using an airbrush.<p>Check out the …

How much will an HDTV cost on Black Friday? Much less

Victoria Wachowiak pushes a shopping cart with a 50-inch televison at Target on Thanksgiving Day in Burbank, Calif., Nov. 22, 2012. Consumers could score deals on HDTVs this year during the shopping frenzy known as Black Friday. Jonathan Alcorn<p>Still waiting for prices to drop on an HDTV you’ve been …

Mobile Technology

Steamrollered Rainbow Cake Roll

Festive, fun, and slightly flamboyant, there’s a lot to love about this rainbow cake roll, brought to us via YouTube tutorial by <b>yoyomax12</b>.<p>This bright …

How-To: Determine the Weight of Your Yarn

Perhaps you lost the label, or it never had a label to begin with. Or, maybe it’s a specialty material or a skein of your neighbor’s homespun? Whatever the reason, once in a while, every knitter and crocheter needs a little help determining the weight of that mystery ball of yarn. Luckily, my pal …

Caribbean DIY island-hopping: St-Martin/Sint Maarten

If you’re thinking Caribbean this year, don’t want to book a cruise, can’t afford a yacht, and don’t know where to begin, think St-Martin/Sint Maarten. This 33-square-mile island is split in half into a Dutch (aka the jammin’ side) and French (the traditional European) side.<p>It’s not exactly a …

Caribbean

Top 8 Caribbean towns

Life’s not always a beach. The Caribbean may win hearts for its white-sand beaches on perfect turquoise coves and high-end villas with moored yachts, but there’s another part of the story: its towns. Some have histories that predate the Pilgrims, cobbled centers that gaze out at the water and …

Caribbean

Honduras’ Bay Islands: a laid-back, uncrowded Caribbean paradise

Plenty of Caribbean islands have been labeled with the daydream-inducing word: paradise. If your definition of paradise includes empty beaches, no crowds, and not having to dress for dinner, consider packing your bags for an easy-access option you might not have considered: the Bay Islands of …

Great Barrier Reef

Sunday Sweets: Dia de los Muertos

You may <i>think</i> Halloween marked the end of all the fun, but not if you celebrate Dia de los Muertos!<p>Yep, Day of the Dead actually spans <i>three</i> days, …

Vets, pet owners demand to know: Why can't FDA solve jerky treat mystery?

When Zoe, a 3-year-old pit bull mix, showed up sick last week at a Coral Springs, Fla., animal hospital, veterinarian Sofia Morales said there was no mystery about what was wrong with the dog.<p>The first clue was that Zoe had all the signs of Fanconi syndrome, a rare and often fatal illness that …

Pets

Tom Baker on Doctor Who: 'It was so much better than real life'

<b>As Doctor Who nears its 50th anniversary, Tom Baker reflects on his seven years as the fourth Doctor. "It was so much better than real life," he says.</b><p>Tom Baker is planning to break the habit of a lifetime on 23 November.<p>The actor says he's never been interested in watching Doctor Who - including …

TV Series

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and …

Crochet Hook Handle

This is not a new idea, but I’m giving more thought to making my own hook handles and thought others might want to make their own also.<p>Jamey Elkins …