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Manuka honey benefits: What you need to know about this wonder food

It is the ultimate superfood, so here are all the Manuka honey benefits for tip-top health and beauty<p>Manuka honey benefits for health and beauty have …

HOW TO: Create a Natural Medicine Cabinet Stocked with Edible Remedies

Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” We often fail to take this advice as literally as Hippocrates meant it! …

Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk Cot : A Nice Bed for Your Outdoor Adventure

<b>Disc-O-Bed Cam-O-Bunk Cot</b> provides you with a nice bed for your outdoor adventure. This unit has been designed for camping or any outdoor activities …

15 DIY Bathroom Products to Ditch the Drugstore

Your bathroom isn't <i>just</i> a bathing room. It's a refuge where you prepare yourself to take on the day.<p>Turn your bathroom into an all-natural spa by …

100+ School Lunch Box Ideas - Page 2 of 2

School Lunches can become a little boring at times to make for kids. Day by day we take a peek in the fridge and pantry and try to decide what to put …

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!

How to make animal pom-poms

After making those flower pompoms, I couldn’t help making more. Maybe it’s called procrastination. I have hundreds of other things on my to-do list, …

Tutorial: Child-sized messenger bag

If you’re looking for a special bag for your child to carry to school this year, this messenger bag by Amber from Crazy Little Projects just might be …

DINO TAIL TUTORIAL & pattern

My 3 year old Grandson Weston would flip out if I made him this “DINO TAIL” because he is obsessed with dinosaurs. Jessica of “running with scissors” …

Free pattern: Simple clutch pouch

Remona from The Stitching Scientist shares a free pattern for making this pretty little clutch pouch. It’s easy to make and doesn’t require much …

Crazy Calm Down Jar

More than just glass jars full of glitter, these calm down jars by <b>Momma Owl’s Lab</b> are a meditation tool and a way to help over-excited kids calm down.<p>…

Top 7 Photography Apps for Smartphones and Tablets

Advanced mobile technology has allowed us to get the most out of our smartphones and tablets. Aside from sending SMS, calling, and browsing, …

How to Restore Old, Damaged Photos

Perhaps one of the most important things we do as portrait photographers is preserve memories. While the digital era and its ever-evolving technology …

Portrait Lighting Setups Using One Light and Mirrors

If you think that professional-grade portrait lighting can only be achieved with multiple light sources, think again. Photographer Jay P. Morgan …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

Street Photography

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

Glowing Playdough Recipe

Today I’m joined by Tinkerlab reader <b>Natasha Levochkina McCain,</b> who’s sharing her <b>glowing playdough recipe</b> with us today. This is one of the coolest …

What Elements Does a Macro Photograph Need to be Considered "Good?"

Not too long ago I covered some common mistakes that aspiring macro photographers make. Hopefully at least one of those tips helped to get a few …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

How To Make Your Own Dishwasher Detergent

<b>You’re going to need borax.</b><p>I make no bones about my love of making items from scratch whenever possible. Food, household cleaners, detergents – nothing is safe from my frugal tendencies. Recently, I set my sights on making something so unnatural, most people have never thought about what it’s made …

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Bright Ideas for Incandescent Bulbs

The incandescent bulbs that shone so merrily in the Queen's palaces all her life and yours, Dear Reader, is going to be phased out by the federal …

Star Wars Guest Dessert Feature

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids<p>There were no Jedi mind tricks with this fun party from Suzanne of Mon Tresor for a little boy’s 5th …

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How to throw a dinosaur birthday party (Hint: start with the cake!)

Shares 99<p><i>By Kayla Knudson, Senior Editor, BettyCrocker.com,</i><p>Triceratops, T-Rex and Pterodactyls, oh my! Is there a dinosaur-loving, fossil-hunting …

Use Crayons to Create Color Block Candles

We know that July was the month of color block, but we can’t help ourselves when it comes to a good hack. Consider this a late but worthwhile entry into our color block category. Introducing <b>Color Block Crayon Candles</b>!<p>While we’ve seen crayons used to create candles before, most of the projects we …