Krystal Renae Stroud

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The GOP’s Working Mom Schizophrenia

Republicans are slamming Wendy Davis for abandoning her kids to go to law school, even as they praise Cathy McMorris Rodgers for being a working mom …

Matteo Renzi poised to be asked to form Italy's next government

He has never been elected to parliament, or served in an Italian government, but Matteo Renzi could be asked to form the country’s next government this weekend.<p>It’s predicted the Mayor of Florence and leader of the centre-left Democratic Party could be named Italy’s youngest PM by Saturday evening …

When Will Social Conservatives Stop Demanding Special Rights?

The bill would protect the ability of any individual, government agency, or "religious entity" (which includes a business operated in accordance with its owner's religious views) to refuse service based on sincere religious beliefs about sex or gender, and to refuse to recognize any marriage or …

LGBTQ

DIY Light Bulb Vase

A few years ago, I spotted an upcycled light bulb vase in a magazine and thought <i>my mom needs that</i>! I showed Mike the picture and told him he should …

Eighteen Ways to Fit a Garden into a Small Space – Home Trends Magazine

Old Door Privacy Screen | Stacy Risenmay

I am SUPER excited to show you my last project from the Outdoor Spaces Event!!! I think it is my favorite :) I used old doors that came from my 1938 …

Try This: Textured Planter Project

This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It's getting chilly over here! I've got quite a …

Chemicals

10 Secrets for Growing an Urban Balcony Garden

Raised in South Africa by a mother who is a ferociously good gardener, Marie Viljoen had one non-negotiable requirement when she went apartment …

Gardening

DIY: The Best Garden Insecticide (and No Harmful Chemicals)

To repel spiders, aphids, and other insect pests in the garden, my neighbor Bea douses plants with an all-natural insecticide she makes with Castile …

Gardening

Plants & Seeds

Five Star Christmas Tree Company<p>Fresh Cut Fraser Tabletop Tree<p>$79.00USD from Five Star Christmas Tree Company<p>Garden Goods Direct<p>Norfolk Island …

9 Secrets to Growing Succulent Plants Indoors

I’ve killed every succulent I’ve ever attempted to grow. Things start off well enough, but a few weeks after I bring one into my home, it starts to …

A Fern of a Different Color: Hardy Blue Fern

Identified: A sturdy houseplant that manages to look delicate. The Hardy Blue Fern (Phlebodium pseudoaureum) got my attention last spring, and I’ve …

Plants

What’s the Point of Wasps?

The picnic is ready. The weather has been kind and dietary requirements taken into consideration. The drinks are being poured. And then? A wasp looms …

How to Start a Vertical Garden

Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don't have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just want something different.<p>Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don't have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just …

Gardening

An Instant Vertical Garden Kit for Small Spaces

All you need is a depth of about 12 inches of open space against a wall to create a green curtain with a DIY vertical garden kit:<p>Above: An Easiwall …

Vertical Gardens Made With—

How clever! Admired in the garden of the Stable Cafe in San Francisco recently: artful arrangements of painted shutters sprouting succulents.<p>Lila B. …

Landscaping

Alternatives to Ivy: Vertical Growers

Recently we offered a professional’s recommendation of the perfect Ivy plant. Little did we know this benign (OK, maybe “invasive” is more apt) plant …

Gardening

Vertical Garden Kit: The Ideal Ivy

Inspired by today’s post “The Original Vertical Garden via Rome,” we asked a handful of garden professionals to recommend the ideal ivy to use with a …

DIY Vertical Garden Kit: Just Add Water (and a Wall)

No space is too small for a vertical garden. All you need is a wall and a plan.<p>For a plan, we recently visited Paxton Gate, the famously quirky store …

10 Tips for a Simplified Garden, to Grow More With Less

It has been more than three years since I last wrote about My Neighbor Bea, a person who has persuaded her family (including her husband, Scott, her …

Gardening

24 Iconic Celebrities Photographed During The 1970's

In the 1970's there was certainly a lot of new trends in fashion emerging, but when we look back on patterns, shirts, flares and haircuts some 40 …

New Music: Lauryn Hill “Consumerism”

Lauryn Hill is almost free, and celebrates by blessing her fans with a new record. On the eve of her prison release after serving a three-month …

10 remarkably stupid comments from the right on the shutdown and Obamacare

Ladies and gentlemen, Rick Perry: “Implementing affordable healthcare is a criminal act”<p><b>1. Tex. Gov. Rick Perry:</b> Implementing Affordable Healthcare is a Criminal Act<p>“If this heath care law is forced upon this country, the young men and women in this audience are the ones who are really going to pay …

21 Reasons You Should Give Drake A Chance To Break Your Heart

Drake's relationships never end well, but you should really give Drizzy a fair chance. There are a lot of upsides to dating Mr. OVO.

JK Rowling's crime novel becomes bestseller

JK Rowling's crime debut has topped sales charts after it emerged she had secretly written the novel under a false name. She was outed as the writer …

Wendy Davis Is Raising Big Bucks—But What She Really Needs Are More Voters

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Texas state Senator Wendy Davis' newfound fame has brought with it a tangible benefit. Between June …

Watch The Civil Wars Live Up To Their Name In A Behind-The-Scenes Video

The Civil Wars are a duo whose interchanges, onstage and on the 2010 debut album <i>Barton Hollow</i>, fascinated fans with their magnetic pull and expressiveness. Joy Williams and John Paul White, singer-songwriters whose own separate careers had stalled at different crossroads, came together by accident …

Apple sued because its devices display porn

A possibly optimistic lawsuit brought by a Nashville lawyer insists that all Apple products should have an antiporn filter.<p>And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand …

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In Chicago, 3-D Printers Are Available To Anyone With A Library Card

The Harold Washington Library's new Maker Lab is free and open to the public. Get making!<p>3-D printing may be the way of the future, but for the average Joe, actually getting ahold of a 3-D printer to use on the cheap remains somewhat challenging.<p>Starting this week, though, 3-D printing will be as …