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10 apps for enhancing iPhone photos

One of my favorite observations by a now-forgotten sage explained the difference between writing and photography like this: <i>A bad sentence can be massaged, but nothing helps a bad photo</i>.<p>So true. However, I’ve experienced for myself how a good photo-editing app can salvage sloppy composition or bad …

The Secret Trick to Making the Puffiest Pancakes

<i>Would you like a piece of cake right now? For Goodness Cake is here for you. Every week, we'll be sharing recipes that prove why cake should be its own food group.</i><p><i>Today: A way to put the "cake" back in pancake, along with a very good reason to invest in egg rings.</i><p>French toast is not toast, tuna …

Adult Etch-a-Sketch: How to Etch Glass Bottles

Last week when we shared our limoncello recipe, we gave you a little teaser about this glass-etching tutorial. The secret is that the directions are easy, but the execution can take a little bit of practice. We’re sharing our tips so your projects turn out well the first time. Once you get the hang …

Crafting

Industrial Edison Style Chandelier

Many of you have asked about my DIY industrial Edison style chandelier. As I promised, here is the tutorial for my dining room, and now kitchen bar …

25 Ways to Start an Indoor Herb Garden

You’ve got your pots. You’ve got your pans. You’ve got your cookbooks galore… yup, we smell a serious home chef in the making. But hold up there one minute, chef-y. There’s one thing you forgot. And that’s your own personal herb garden. We got your back. Growing indoors is easy with these DIY …

Gardening

The 45 Best Upcycling Hacks Ever

Making is even more fun (and infinitely more green) when it includes a little upcycling and recycling. Who doesn’t love turning everyday items into amazing home and wardrobe accessories? It’s like upscale shopping in your recycling bin. You just need a little DIY magic.<p>And what better day to …

Cute

DIY Soapmaking - How to Make Cold Process Soap

Next, cover the mold with cardboard. You may tape the cardboard down onto the molds if you like. Follow this step by placing several towels or a …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect: fields of clover, gabby locals, etc. But there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and find better things to do …

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Landscape Photography

The Great ReFleece

Remember ReFleece, the company making cases from recycled fleece? Well, as luck would have it, they now have a Kickstarter campaign with a few new …

Kickstarter

Lost on Everest

Willi Unsoeld (left) and Tom Hornbein on the West Ridge Barry Bishop/National Geographic Stock<p>“Everest Teams Assault Peak
From Two Sides”<p>Chapter 2<p>It was Dyhrenfurth, oddly enough, who came up with the idea of attempting the West Ridge, pointing it out on a series of photographs arranged on the …

Mountaineering