Helen Ruisi

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How to survive a nuclear bomb: 3 steps to save you in case of a missile or attack by North Korea

How likely is the threat of nuclear war? Despite escalating tensions with North Korea, some experts say fears are overblown. Others caution that the …

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How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

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DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Mousepad

I know what you’re thinking. And no, I’m never going to stop with the gold leaf DIYs. It’s the best thing in the world, so just get on board you …

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8 Apps to Beautify Your Pinterest Quotes

Pinterest may be a visual social platform, but words still have a place on most users' boards. Inspirational, thought-provoking or just funny, the …

Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors

I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color theory), and an active, inquisitive, …

How-To: Cut-and-Fold Paper Stars

These colorful cut-and-fold paper stars from Kate at Mini Eco are the perfect addition to handmade garlands and decorations!<p>Want to give it a try? Head over to Mini Eco to download the templates and see the full tutorial.

A Website Design Process

A Website Designed is a process explanation infographic, created by John Furness of Simple Square, highlights the phases of creating a website for a …

The Rise in Mobile Video

The Rise in Mobile Video from Digital Surgeons takes a look at the confluence of data behind the growth of mobile devices and the growth of video …

11 Ways to Add Sparkle to Your Home

11 ideas to add sheen and shine.<p>From silver metallic wallpaper on the ceiling to a glitzy pillow, these ideas add glam sheen and shine to your decor.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss?

One of my absolute favorite things is a Green Smoothie. It’s a fast, easy, and delicious way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals, plus it …

How-To: Make Your Own Lick-and-Stick Stickers

Make your own custom lick-and-stick stickers out of scrap paper or pretty magazine clippings with this simple tutorial that Heather from Dollar Store Crafts shared on Home Made Simple!

How-To: DIY Faux Bakers Twine

Want the look of bakers twine, but in quick custom colors? Check out this DIY faux bakers twine tutorial from Alexis at Persia Lou!

Top 5 Venice Beach Snack Shacks

Colin Young-Wolff<p>It seems Big Daddy was creative in the kitchen, and this snack shack's standing in the number five slot is more of a testament to …

Finding the perfect gold spray paint - The Vintage Rug Shop

If only you knew the real life of an accountant. Being a blogger/accountant is so hard sometimes, it’s like mixing oil and water. Seriously, all …

Units of Measure Calendar

An intriguing calendar that shows the date by using units of measurements commonly used. Designed by the team at ACRE in Singapore, you can buy your …

5 Homemade Cat Toys I Made from Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Everyone who shares her life with a cat knows that store-bought cat toys are nearly always shunned in favor of found objects like straws, milk jug …

How To Make A Dream Catcher Mobile - TUTORIAL

Dream On, Dream On… Insert a tired face drinking coffee, singing this. The other day I took a walk in my neighborhood ,remember the pictures I …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

The Secret to Learning Anything: Albert Einstein’s Advice to His Son

Here comes a fine addition to history’s greatest letters of fatherly advice from none other than <b>Albert Einstein</b> (March 14, 1879–April 18 1955) — brilliant physicist, proponent of peace, debater of science and spirituality, champion of kindness — who was no stranger to dispensing epistolary …

DIY Mini Pajaki

A few months ago, I was invited to my beloved Castle In The Air for an afternoon of pajaki making. What’s a pajaki, you ask? Pajakis are traditional …

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How-To: Recycled Paper Jewelry

Think paper jewelry’s just for kids? Think again! Check out Mark Montano’s latest video tutorial to learn how to make your own set of fun and stylish recycled paper jewelry.