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Listen: Gorillaz’s unreleased song “Whirlwind”

Over the weekend, Damon Albarn filled in for Dermot O’Leary as host of his BBC Radio 2 show. In addition to interviewing both Idris Elba <i>and</i> The …

Who Would You Be If You Weren’t Afraid?

Several years ago, my friend told me that she thought her boyfriend would leave her if she took the job that she really wanted two cities away. On …

Gift-Wrapping Tips and Techniques

Avoid a gift-wrapping time crunch and start wrapping gifts as you buy them. Add ribbons, bows, and tags later. Label presents with sticky notes so that you don't forget who gets what.


Kids' Paper Crafts

Kids will love creating origami bunnies, dogs, and bears out of paper napkins.

Dye Projects

Give plain white cotton dish towels a colorful upgrade, making them pretty enough to use as napkins. Crafts editor Silke Stoddard uses iDye pellets to dye batches of them in a washing machine, then tosses them in the dryer: “The whole process is as easy as running a load of laundry.”<p><i>iDye pellets,</i> …


Homemade Toys and Games

These handmade toys and games are meant for little hands to enjoy -- but children can lend a hand with the construction, too.<p>Kids don't need to pull any strings to find puppets eager to put on a show. In fact, they can make the chatty creatures themselves with paper.


Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

26 Pillow Projects That are Cozy, Comfortable, and Easy to Make

There are three easy ways to customize a throw pillow, and all you need is a tapestry needle and yarn. Buy a few affordable wide-weave cushions and trick them out simply by working yarn right into the weave with a tapestry needle, making bows, stripes, or tassels.

Handmade Party Favors

Add some pop to white boxes with gold-medallion stickers, for party favors that sparkle.

Pedestal Dishes

It's not just cake that deserves to be put on a pedestal. Using dishes you already own and flea market finds, you can build footed dishes in various styles that rise to many different occasions.<p>To create a whimsical granny-chic pedestal stand, glue a tchotchke to a gold-trimmed or floral-patterned …

Fun Ideas for Photo Cards

Armed with a camera and a sense of humor, you can create fun custom cards for any recipient and every occasion.<p>You're about to relocate, and you've got a thousand things to do. Get the word out in a quick, cute way: Print the "We're Moving!" clip art, along with your new address, onto adhesive …

DIY Home Projects

Recipes, DIY, Home Decor & Crafts

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!