Michelle Chavez

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Mexico's lower house of Congress approves new taxes on junk food

MEXICO CITY — It may soon cost more to get fat in Mexico.<p>New taxes on high-calorie junk food and sugary drinks were approved by Mexico’s lower house of<p>Congressin a marathon 18-hour session that ended Friday morning. They are part of a broader package of taxes and other fiscal changes proposed by …

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet

i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, …

Handcrafted Pendants

Would you believe what these are made of??? Well, of course you would, ’cause your smart!!!<p>Salt Dough! Who knew, right???<p><i>Salt Dough Recipe</i><p>2 parts …

a zipper bracelet tutorial ... ♥

Mother's Day always sneaks up on me :)<p>it's almost here, and i have a great handmade gift idea to share with you!<p>all week long, myself & the nine …

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‘Long Live Film’ Documentary Explores Love for Analog Photography

Congratulations, new adopters of film photography — you’re now officially a subculture!<p>The defining point, of course, is having an independent …

Korea Will Soon Be Home To The World's First 'Invisible' Skyscraper

The world will soon have its first "invisible" skyscraper.<p>There's no construction date yet for the planned 1,476-foot tower, called Tower Infinity. But its architects have just been granted a construction permit to begin building outside of Seoul, South Korea near Incheon International Airport.<p>The …

Caribbean Faces Water Shortages from Climate Change

Climate change could cause serious shortages of clean water in the Caribbean, experts warn. Speaking at a conference in St. Lucia this week, …

DIY: How to Turn an Old SLR and Lens Into a Peephole

It wouldn’t be the weekend without some interesting (and maybe a little silly) DIY project for the tinkerers out there. Last weekend it was turning …

These DIY Clear Collar Necklaces Are Sheer Genius

Ever since we found clear vinyl at our local fabric store, we knew we needed to make our mark on the sheer style trend. With this bib necklace as inspiration, we set out to make a pair of clear collar necklaces that would add an extra special something to collarless tops—or replace the need for …

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Samsung's Smartwatch Unveiled & Coming Soon!

What time is it? According to Samsung, it’s about that hour where the masses need to get a technologically advanced smartwatch! The Korean company …

10 Bra Mistakes You're Probably Making (And How To Fix Them)

Bras are complicated little buggers -- buying them is anxiety-inducing, washing them is time-consuming and getting them to lay right under clothes sometimes seems aggravatingly impossible.<p>But we're here to tell you that it gets better. Women are making so many mistakes when it comes to their bras, …

Turn A Necklace Into A Headband

Take that necklace that’s broken or just in need of new life and turn it into a chic headband with this simple tutorial. A few jewelry tools, and some elastic, and you’ll be all set.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Elastic OR use a no-slip band ( 1 )<br>• Necklace ( 1 14- 17″ )<br>• scissors ( 1 pair )<br>• Thread ( 1 …

When People Describe Themselves as Experts, It’s a Good Sign They Aren’t

Microsoft, as you may have heard, announced yesterday that it intends to buy Nokia’s devices and services business, turning itself from a maker of …

Enfojer: An Analog Darkroom for Printing Your Digital Smartphone Photos

Enfojer is a new darkroom kit that mixes age-old analog photography processes with digital smartphone photography. It’s a simple and portable …

Neon + Chain Necklace (With a Surprise Supply!)

We couldn’t believe how easy this double chain necklace is to make. The surprise that makes it so easy? Shoelaces! Simply thread a brightly colored pair through the chain and tie it on.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>Sporty neon shoe laces<br>• Chunky chain link<br>• Lighter<br>• scissors<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on…love …

15 Vintage Frocks For The Modern-Day Gal

When we think about movies that inspired our wardrobes this year, <i>Gatsby</i> definitely tops our list. Daisy Buchanan proved that you can look like a …

P.S.-You Made This...: DIY Guru Erica Domesek Creates a Statement Necklace in 4 Easy Steps

How to make a high-fashion necklace with Swarovski crystals in 4 easy steps<p>In celebration of Erica Domesek's book <i>P.S.-You're Invited...</i> hitting stores on September 10, the DIY master schools us in the art of creating bling by showing how to create a custom necklace

Brazil and Mexico Ask the U.S. to Explain Reports of NSA Spying on Their Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil and Mexico have called on the U.S. to explain recent reports — sourced to documents obtained …

This Feet Photoshop Fail Has Worked Our Brains In A Twist (PHOTOS)

Photoshop fails in the fashion world are practically de facto at this point -- people who think digital trickery isn't involved in glossy photo shoots are only kidding themselves. But surely street style photography is still pure, right?<p>Not so fast. Our friends at Photoshop Disasters unearthed the …

Shailene Woodley Makes Her Own Toothpaste, Among Other Things

Thanks to the indie-darling flick <i>The Spectacular Now</i> and the hype for the upcoming <i>Divergent</i> franchise, Shailene Woodley is blowing up big time. And …

10 Vintage Trends We Want To See Come Back

It's safe to say that there are many trends that we were more than happy to see go (like butterfly clips and bandana tops). But sometimes, things were cool for a reason. Why doesn't anyone wear petticoats anymore? They add a little extra volume and can make any outfit look fancier. And why are …

12 Hair Hacks For Short-Haired Girls

Got five minutes to do your ‘do in the morning? We’ve got you covered! We already listed 15 of our favorite hair hacks for medium-to-long hair lengths, but now we’re turning our attention to the shorties. If your hair barely brushes your shoulders or is chopped high and tight, you need to check out …

You’ll Never Guess What These Pendants Are Made Of!

These bright, colorful pendants are shockingly simple to make, and are made from paper! Click through for the full tutorial. We’re guessing you’ll be making a lot of them very soon.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>cardstock<br>• punch<br>• Brush<br>• Thread<br>• colored paper<br>• Glue<br>• polycrylic<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how on How About …

DIY Chain Collar and Gemstone Necklace

We love the idea of using chain to create a Peter Pan collar necklace. Then the fun part is deciding what goes in the middle!<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>gold chain ( 254 cm )<br>• La Mode large bejeweled button<br>• Beading pliers<br>• Large clasps or ribbon or leather<br>• Large gold oval jump ring<br>• gold chain ( 1.06 m )<p><b>Ready</b> …

Turn a Vintage Book Into a Sewing Kit

Repurpose an old book cover to make a sewing kit with all your essentials tucked inside. Not only will it look great on your shelf, you’ll be able to pull it down and have all your supplies at hand.<p>WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>thin strip of wool<br>• large squares of wool fabric ( 2 )<br>• scissors or exacto …

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LACE CHOKER DIY

Im always looking for extra touches to liven up the basics in my wardrobe and this Victorian inspired Lace Choker DIY is just what I needed.<p>It’s a …

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet

We’re nuts for nuts. Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement …

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9 Ways to Trick Out Your Bobby Pins

A few weeks ago, we shared 3 cool ways to add bobby pins to your ‘do, but what about tricking out the bobby pins themselves? From nail polish to glitter to studs and chain, here are 9 ways to add a little more pep to this essential hair accessory. Feel free to “pin” your favorites! ;)<p><b>Materials:</b> – …

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