Mary Merchant

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Difference between a Highly Sensitive Person and Borderline Personality Disorder | The Exhausted Woman

Dan came into his therapist’s office convinced his wife had Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). After reading several articles and blogs on the …

Explore Inspiring GoPro Videos & Win

GoPro and Flipboard have teamed up to give one lucky Flipboard fan the chance to win a free trip to Hawaii.<p>How to enter:<p>1) Explore the GoPro magazine on Flipboard.<p>2) Tap the heart on your favorite GoPro videos.<p>3) You’re automatically entered for a chance to win a free GoPro trip to Hawaii or a …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

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5 research-backed ways to take better breaks that will improve your work

But Gazzaley and Rosen forewarn that taking the wrong sort of breaks might make us more susceptible to boredom and may actually backfire by making us want to take breaks more often.<p>From "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World":<p>"… technology may be decreasing the time associated …

Make Over Your Home With These 23 DIY Rugs

When making over a room in your home, all it takes is the right accessory to pull everything together. If you are looking to switch things up this spring, you’ll need a statement rug to highlight your new and improved (and clean!) space. This rug will be like art you can walk on, dig your toes in …

How art helped me see the beauty in loneliness

Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City explores the connection between isolation and creativity. In this extract she examines its role in the work of Edward Hopper, Andy Warhol and others, and suggests we should all be a little less frightened of being alone…<p>Imagine standing by a window at night, on the …

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Original BTC - Codie Rise & Fall, Polished Aluminum

A modern and minimalist design, made of polished aluminum and with a wide base, the illumination is spread widely and evenly.<p>H: 7"<p>Ø: 17"<p>Weight: 3.3 …

Julie Carlson

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

<b>Kim Scott,</b> co-founder of Candor, Inc., has built her career around a simple goal: Creating bullshit-free zones where people love their work and …

New CNN Magazines Debut on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / June 27, 2014<p>It’s been three months since CNN launched its nonstop news coverage and video clips on Flipboard, along with …

First Look: 'Spoon' Shape Sleeping Bag Allows Side-Sleeping Comfort

Most lightweight sleeping bags are trending the way of skinny jeans, but Nemo Equipment bucked the current minimal mummy style with an innovative …

Backpacking

Nemo Rhythm 40 Sleeping Bag

Sleeping bag makers have always omitted a critical section of the population from consideration — people who sleep on their sides. The Nemo Rhythm 40 …

Backpacking

How Do I Prevent Blisters While Backpacking?

<i>A:</i><p>Having hiked more than 10,000 miles on epic long-distance trails, Liz Thomas is a true expert when it comes to battling blisters.<p>The 27-year-old Yale graduate currently holds the women's unsupported speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat she never could have accomplished on crippled feet. …

15 Things You Might Not Know About The Outdoors

Most people enjoy going into the wilderness, whether it be to do some outdoor activity or to simply get away. But many who venture into the wild have …

4 Must Have Supplements for Long Distance Backpacking

Let us first address the hyperbolic nature of this title. There really are no “must have” supplements. You can walk across the earth without taking a …

Nutrition

What Is the Best Fill for a Sleeping Bag?

<i>A:</i><p>This is one of the most contentious subjects in the outdoor gear world. In general, a down bag packs smaller, weighs less, and is warmer than a synthetic one. But down is worthless if it gets wet, and it’s increasingly expensive. To remedy this, companies started treating down with hydrophobic …

Tutorial: Crocheted Washer Sewing Pattern Weights

Boxy Tee Three Ways

Materials<p>For Version A<p>1¾ (1¾, 2, 2, 2) yards of Kiyohara’s Fine Solids, Grey<br>• ¼ yard of Michael Miller’s Neon Solids, Lemon<br>• A spool of Gutermann’s …

Reader Test: Spinning Fabric Twine on a Spinning Wheel

Remember last week’s post about making your own awesome scrap fabric twine? Well, after I shared it on Facebook, CRAFT reader M. K. Lawrie wondered what the results would be if, instead of plying the twine by hand, she took it for a turn on her spinning wheel instead. She put several methods to the …

Eleanor Catton on how she wrote The Luminaries

The constellations of the zodiac and New Zealand's 1860s gold rush inspired Eleanor Catton to write her Man Booker-winning novel<p>Creative influence can have a positive or a negative charge, either imitative ("I want to try that!") or defiant ("I want to see that done differently"). Both kinds of …

Happy Birthday, Louis CK! 23 Timeless Truth Bombs He Gave Us

Today is Louis C.K.'s birthday. Louie's had a good year: He decided to take a well-deserved break from his brilliant show "Louie" to recharge his batteries, and got a role in a Woody Allen movie.<p>The importance of vacation and rest is just one of the lessons Louie has taught us over the years. Here …

The Best Places To Taste Wine In Los Angeles

You don't have to waste gas driving to Sonoma or Santa Barbara to get your wine on. Los Angeles has a multitude of wonderful and relatively …

Ryuga Ohkubo Hasami Shear

Trimming shears are the most commonly and widely used tool for all Bonsai work and quality shears are always required in all cases. Bonsai Shears …

Keshiki Bonsai

<b>Keshiki Bonsai: The Easy, Modern Way to Create Miniature Landscapes</b> [Paperback]<b> <br>Kenji Kobayashi</b> (Author)<p><b>Paperback:</b> 176 pages• <b><br>Publisher:</b> Timber Press; …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

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That wonderful thing is happening that always catches me by surprise this time of year: an explosion of produce, everywhere. It gives me such a feeling of elation — berries, peaches, melons, corn, and tomatoes coming on to the scene in full force. This is the season when I start to live on hefty, …

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While my Girl Scout career was brief, I still carry a love for those iconic little badges I earned way back when. For this week’s How-Tuesday post, I’ve cooked up a DIY twist on classic scout badges. Make your own version to honor an accomplishment, good deed, skill earned, or just for fun. Keep it …

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Hello! My name is Crystal Gregory, and I design and manufacture a unique line of modern litter box covers and dual-purpose pet furniture for my shop, Modernist Cat. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, I now live in Seattle, Washington with my husband Gavin, our two Canadian hairless cats, …