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The All-Natural Guide to Becoming a Happier Person

As someone who originally hails from the arctic depths of Minnesota, I’m no stranger to bone-chilling temperatures and perpetually dark and gloomy …

The Brain

Back to school backpack

Make back-to-school a little more special with a handmade backpack for your child! Alicia from Sew What Alicia shares a free sewing pattern and …

Sewing

Japan Market returns to Vancouver with more crafts, workshops and food

Clockwise VIKU VILKA Crafts, Wren creation, Kawaiiboku, Yama Cafe. Photos Japan Market / FacebookJapan Market returns on November 4 with more …

Japan

The One Thing You Should Always Keep on Your Coffee Table

As we move into the next chapter of our lives and slowly phase out IKEA pieces (let's be real, just our low end, LACK pieces because we're still all …

Another Way to Knit a Giant Chunky Blanket

By now we’ve probably all seen giant blankets knit with roving or many strands of yarn held together, worked with arm knitting or using giant …

Knitting

Scientist Finds a Hidden Diagnosis in Heart Rate Data From Fitness Watches

An algorithm can diagnose the heart condition that plagued Larry Bird.<p>A human heart beats about 86,000 times per day, accelerating if you drink …

Gut Feeling: To Stay Healthy, Keep Your Body’s Microbes in Line

If ratio gets out of whack, the same organisms that ensure our well-being can make us sick<p>You probably know the human body hosts a variety of microbes, but you might be surprised by the volume.<p>If the collection of bacteria, fungi and other organisms could be shed all at once, it would weigh 2 to 4 …

Microbiology

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Losing weight - with a full fat dessert

Over the last seven weeks of my latest Life Plan: Live Longer, Look Younger, I have been sharing simple lifestyle tweaks to help you stay as young …

Knit a Giant Bag to Hold Your Knitting Stuff

I love knit bags, and particularly love to use knit (sometimes also felted or lined) bags to hold knitting projects.The Easy Bag is a great choice …

How to Control Your Emotions so Your Emotions Don't Control You

Have you ever said something out of anger that you later regretted? Do you let fear talk you out of taking the risks that could really benefit you? If so, you're not alone.<p>Emotions are powerful. Your mood determines how you interact with people, how much money you spend, how you deal with …

Self-help

Excessive Exercise Linked to Poor Mental Health in Counterintuitive Study

"If you do a high volume of exercise, you are stressing your body out."<p>If a little bit of something is good, then a lot of it must be <i>great</i>, right? …

How the peaceful art of quilting got a very millennial makeover

“I’m going to start quilting,” a friend announces casually, as if she has just decided to make a cup of tea.<p>“You’re what?” I ask, faintly horrified by even the notion of quilts in this weather. “I’m going to make a quilt. I’ve found this template on the internet of a map of London which you …

Scientists Have Found an Important Reason You Might Want to Reconsider Taking Probiotics

They can mess with your brain.<p>Bacteria used to have a bad rap. Then along came probiotics.<p>Suddenly it became impossible to avoid food products …

3 brilliant fan tricks to help cool your room during the heatwave

Crank up the cooling power of your fan.<p><b>We know how difficult it can be to get a restful night's sleep in this hot weather, but there are some tricks you can use to help cool your room before you go to bed.</b><p>The experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute recommend creating a crosswind, which …

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Sewing tutorial: Velvet infinity scarf

This velvet infinity scarf is a beautiful fashion accessory, and perfect for the cooler autumn temps that are coming. The Mermaid’s Den shares a …

The Case Against Low-fat Milk Is Stronger Than Ever

<i>This story originally appeared on Time.com by Alice Park.</i><p>For years you've been told to go for skim over full-fat dairy. Even the latest dietary …

Low Fat

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

How fiber and gut bacteria reverse stress damage

In the stressful world we inhabit, many of us are keen to protect our bodies from the harmful effects that stress can produce. A new study hints that …

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

We Might Finally Understand How We Inherit Anxiety From Our Parents

Important.<p>Researchers have discovered an inherited brain pathway that increases the risk of anxiety in monkeys, and if the research translates to …

Why being lazy and procrastinating could make you wildly successful

As children we were told that we would never amount to anything if we were lazy and that hard work was the key to success. But what if laziness and procrastination could actually help you go further in life?<p>There are a few reasons why being an eager beaver isn't always a good idea. Some problems …

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Turn an Old Book Into a Scrapbook

Maggie Holmes has a great way to upcycle an old book by turning it into a small scrapbook with a vintage feel. She’s got layout page ideas, how to …

The Shibori Décor Trend Is Everywhere—Here's How to Do It

Home décor trends come and go, but shibori accessories never seem to fade out of style. "I think people are drawn to this hand done, painterly …

Washing Machines

A Simple Screen-Printing Project That’ll Make You Feel Like an Etsy Star

<i>Have you ever wanted to try your hand at screen printing? Let Australian designers and teachers Jessie Wright and Lara Davies hold your hand as you wade into their pattern-filled world in their new book, Print Play. Below, they share with us an easy tutorial for tea towels, a great project for</i> …

Screen Printing

Sewing tutorial: Unicorn hobby horse

Know a kid who loves unicorns? They might need this unicorn hobby horse! It’s a fun toy and also a cute decorative accent. Havalah from Sisters, …

Sewing tutorial: Divided drawstring bag

Pam from Threading My Way shows how you can sew a drawstring bag with a divider in the lining. It’s the perfect size to hold 6 bottles of nail polish …

Perfect project for summer heat or frigid winter

It has been in the triple digits in my hood and I want to be creative but moving around a lot is not fun. This amazing embroidered button project …

Have Some Fun with Easy Bias Eyelet Knitting

These bias knit eyelet knitting patterns are as easy as lace knitting gets. The simple repeating patterns give you a nice, open look and feel that’s …