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The First Things You Should Do After Paying Off a Big Debt

In my 20s, I paid off my student debt and it felt amazing. For the first time ever, I had <i>discretionary income</i>: money left over after necessities. …

How Finding Flow Helped Me Decide What I Should Do With My Life

For most of my life, I’ve just drifted. I would work passionately at one thing for a while, then I’d burn out on that thing and move on to something …

The Best (and Most Unexpected) Host or Hostess Gifts

Nobody wants to walk into a party empty-handed. And yet, equally as dreadful is the idea of being the umpteenth person to hand a bottle of wine to …

Chemicals

You Don’t Have to Like Dolls to Enjoy This Kokeshi Doll-Making Video

Yasuo Okazaki is an amazing woodworker that makes naruko kokeshi dolls. If you are unfamiliar with these toys, Collectors Weekly has a great write-up about them. Kokeshi dolls are originally from “rural Tohoku, in northeast Japan, during the Bunka-Bunsei eras (1804-29).” Since the second world war, …

Made with Love - Donating Your Handmade Quilts and Softies

Every once in a while I get an email from someone saying they love to make softies, but don’t have any children in their lives right now the right …

Domestic Violence

6 Helpful Stitches for Home Sewing Projects

There are many amazing DIY projects that require a bit of sewing, but that doesn't mean you have to run right out and purchase a sewing machine! Much …

Sewing

Nine interesting foreign language research findings you may not know about

In this post I am going to share with the reader a very succinct summary of 9 pieces of research I have recently come across which I found …

Language Learning

14 Family Dinners to Cook With Your Roomies

Whether you are still in college or living the post-grad dream, it’s likely you’re sharing a place with a few of your close friends. And although you might not have time to cook for yourselves, cooking dinner together once in a while can be a lot of fun! Especially when all of you are getting sick …

Cooking

Flourless Almond & Coconut Cake Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This flourless cake is moist and nutty, with a hint of coconut. It's perfect for a …

What happens when kids choose their own meals for a week?

It’s been months since we’ve shared a weekly meal plan with you and boy are we excited to bring this feature back! It’s become not only a reader …

The Food Story Of My Marriage

It is almost 10 years since I found Young — the man who is now my husband. We met in Edinburgh, the perfect backdrop for any love story. It’s a city of dark alleyways, cobbled streets, and cosy pubs with log fires. It also has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.K. You will …

Engagement Rings

Artist Upcycles Dolls By Giving Them “Makeunders”

<i>Update: She has released a tutorial video. According to the video, all you really need to give your old doll a fresh face is nail polish remover (containing acetone), eucalyptus oil, and cotton balls. Although, it ought to be noted that you should also have gloves to wear when using a chemical</i> …

Dolls

IT HAPPENED TO ME: In Six Months, I Went From a Coupon Hater to a Coupon Master

“Didn't you already watch this?”<p>My husband, Chris, is trying to understand why I stopped flipping channels, yet again, in order to stare slack-jawed at a woman filling a shopping cart with mustard. She is an Extreme Couponer, and that mustard is going to be free, and therefore she is going to buy …

Personal Finance

Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Recipes

Whether your kids are adventurous eaters or are going through a picky phase, you'll find plenty of vegetarian recipes (most of them quick and easy!) to please everyone at your table. Try a new macaroni and cheese or baked ziti recipe, construct some mini pizzas, whip up homemade veggie burgers, or …

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

Sculpture

35 things you should do for your career by the time you turn 35

We're all for flexibility. Going your own way. Paving your own path. Doing what works for you (and not doing what doesn't).<p>We're also big fans of not …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

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