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18 Quick Dinners You Can Actually Make After Work

It's time to finally save money on take-out.

Pokémon GO and 10 More Apps That Make You Exercise

July 2016 might as well be renamed, "The Month of Pokémon GO." Released to iOS and Android on July 5th, within two weeks the nostalgic 90s game that …

Here's How To Eat Healthy For A Week With Just $50

Take it from us: It can be done.<p>We’re Wendy and Jess of Food Heaven Made Easy, an online resource for nutritious and delicious living. We’re both registered dietitians and BFFs. We love to cook, eat, travel, and save money. We also host the <i>Food Heaven</i> podcast, where we nerd out on all things …

smile, you bitch: being a woman in 2015

Let me preface this by saying: the world and the internet can be wonderful and terrible, and sometimes it’s easier to just pretend the garbage people …

Feminism

Knit It Pretty: Mosaic Blanket

A few special knitting tricks can turn two contrasting yarn colors into a truly gorgeous patterned mosaic blanket that you’ll be proud to gift or use in your own home!<p>Finding color work’s bobbins and multiple strands of yarn cumbersome, she [Barbara Walker] developed a slip-stitch technique she …

Notched Hem Tank Top

It seems like indigo dye is everywhere right now, from bright blue shower curtains to saturated shirts and pillows to deep dark denim bedding. I’m so …

Knitting

Easy Decor Update: Stenciled Throw Pillow

Does your living room need a quick pick me up? There’s nothing like a bright throw pillow to spice up a room’s ambiance. If you are looking for an easy sewing project, you can whip up your own pillow case on a sewing machine. Or if you want to complete your project a little faster, you can buy a …

15 Great Tacos in Dallas & Fort Worth

15 Great Tacos in Dallas & Fort Worth<p>A taco tour of Dallas and Fort Worth, from Big D’s Oak Cliff and the Bishop Arts District neighborhoods to …

Talking to Meghan Daum About Selfishness, Being Childless by Choice

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

The venerable Lepai LP-2020A+ amplifier paired with the new Dayton Audio B452 bookshelf speakers are a winning combination, says the Audiophiliac.<p>As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent …

Audiophile

Flashback: Make a Project Keeper

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>If, like me, you tend to accumulate projects-in-progress, you might want to stitch up a bunch of these easy oilcloth holders. They keep all the needed supplies together, neat and tidy, and they’re structured so little things can’t easily fall out. They store easily on a shelf or …

Festive Fair Isle Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are a great way to experiment with different fair isle patterns to create a wonderfully festive effect, like Helen of pointy pointy sticks did with these fantastic stockings that she knitted for her son and nephew this year!<p>Helen used a mishmash of fair isle patterns to create …

Decorations

Homemade Death Star Bath Bomb

Some things were just made to be destroyed, like the Death Star, or bath bombs, or this ingenious Death Star Bath Bomb created by fizzy whiz Vanessa Smith of Veelightful!<p>Not only does this bath bomb come in an overwhelming plethora of scents, including “Mochacinno,” rumor has it that Smith is …

Geek

How-To: Travel Cable Cozy

Keep cables, chargers, and must-have electronics accessories organized and easy to find with this fantastic travel cable cozy tutorial from Sammy at Live it. Love it. Make it.<p>This definitely looks a whole lot better than the Ziploc bag that I’ve been tossing in my carryon—it even rolls up, so …

Summer Wardrobe: Knitted Striped Summer Shirt

The warm summer months are a great time to experiment with new yarns, weights, and textures. So, if you’re looking for a gorgeous lightweight knitting project that won’t have to spend the summer relegated to a dresser drawer with your heavy woolens, you’ll definitely want to check out this cute and …

Review: This One Summer

<b>Cory Doctorow</b> reviews Jillian and Mariko Tamaki's brilliant coming-of-age graphic novel for young adults.<p>This<br>One Summer is a beautiful, haunting …

American Underdogs: The Circus Leaves Town

<i>Eighteen months after the United States' pre-tournament training camp opened in Mission Viejo, Calif., the World Cup was over. With memories fading</i> …

DIY Project Idea: How to Make a Modern Pegboard Shelving System

(Image credit: Dabney Frake)<p>As DIY projects go, this is one of my favorites. A photo of one popped up here on Apartment Therapy last year, and it's …

Woodworking

Sculptor Collaborates With Bees

Artist Aganetha Dyck embraces the collaborative process in order to create these fascinating sculptures with the help of some honey bees. She also works with a qualified beekeeper to make sure that the bees are properly taken care of because she is interested in investigating the ramifications of …

Last Minute Shopping List: Good Books That Make Great Gifts

O holy shite: Four days until Christmas! If you're stumped or stuck, remember that books make a great gift for people ages 1-100.<p>In this thread, …

Armadillo Gloves

Gaurd your digits from the threat of chilly weather by curling them up in these apt armadillo gloves from Etsy seller muratyusuf.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit Bunny Gloves Pattern/<br>• The Gloves of Sanquhar<br>• How-To: Knit Fingerless Gloves

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cross Stitch

This handsome cross stitch sampler featuring text from an episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is available as a kit as well as made to order by Etsy user Purple Hippo Stitches.<p>[via needle work]

Cross-stitch

How-To: Concrete Death Star Vases

Geeky crafters, I have found your weekend project: Make a set of awesome concrete death star vases with this fun tutorial from HomeMade Modern!<p>Not a fan of flowers? I’m also loving this office-friendly option.<p>Ready to make a set of your own? Get your geek craft on over at HomeMade Modern.

How-To: Stamping with Rubber Bands

Make custom textured stamps in minutes with this quick and easy rubber band stamping tutorial from A Subtle Revelry.<p>So many size and shape possibilities!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to A Subtle Revelry to see how it’s done.

Bands

How-To: Slip Stitch Dish Towels

Knit a set of gorgeous-looking—but shockingly easy to make—dish towels with this slip stitch dish towels tutorial from Whit’s Knits on the Purl Bee!<p>These dishtowels look really complicated to make, don’t they? I love that because, just like you want hard things to look easy, it’s a great coup to …

Rosemary Mint Shave Cream

1/3 cup shea butter<br>1/3 cup coconut oil<br>1/4 cup jojoba or sweet almond oil<br>10 drops rosemary essential oil<br>3-5 drops peppermint essential oil<p>In a small …

Sewing