Lydia Ruth Cowger

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How craft is good for our health

At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring …

Mental Health

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

16 Crowd-Pleasing Grilled Fish and Seafood Recipes

Summer and seafood go together like sundresses and espadrilles. The only thing that could make this beautiful combo even more perfect? By tossing …

5 Ways to Manage the Unbearable Feeling of Being Overwhelmed

The demands of modern life continue to increase, even as our time does not.<p>Do you feel like your to-do list is getting longer by the day? No matter how much time you spend, you can never get to the end. You feel like a hamster running on a circular treadmill, working hard but not getting …

US suicide rates increased more than 25% since 1999, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States over nearly two decades ending in 2016, according to research published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-five states experienced a rise in suicides by more than 30%, the government report finds.<p>More …

Mental Health

Farewell, Knitting Life

It’s been great getting to know you, singular strand of the fiber arts, but six months into knitting, I’m going to cut my losses and stop now. Like …

5 Ways to Stop Resenting Other People's Achievements (So You Can Stay Focused on Your Own Path to Success)

Resentment will hold you back from reaching your greatest potential.<p>Everyone experiences jealousy at one time or another. Left unchecked, however, jealousy can turn into resentment and bitterness. And those emotions can be downright destructive.<p>In my therapy office, I've witnessed how destructive …

Self-help

The absolute best way to grill chicken

How many times have you been to a barbecue only to be served sad chicken? What, you may ask, is “sad chicken”?<p>Oh, we think you know.<p>Burnt chicken, dry chicken, chicken with no discernable flavor, chicken that looks alright at first and then turns out to be raw in the middle — ah, that might be the …

Russia's Hack Of Elections In France Requires Counterpunch

On April 25, cybersecurity experts said the same Russian hackers who allegedly targeted Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and likely torpedoed it, are targeting France’s centrist candidate, Emmanuel Macron. Russia’s targeting of Macron may sway the election to Putin’s ally, Marine Le Pen. Macron is …

Fake News

7 Habits Of Truly Resilient Couples

If you can find some humor during the tough times, you're on the right track.<p>In any relationship, even the very best ones, couples will encounter problems big and small ― everything from day-to-day stresses like bills or bickering to bigger ones such as losing a job or a sick loved one.<p>One thing …

Self-help

Marine Le Pen Is In A Much Deeper Hole Than Trump Ever Was

Emmanuel Macron, a centrist candidate, and Marine Le Pen, of the far-right-wing National Front, will advance to a runoff in the French presidential …

Colorwash Scarf Kit - Mason-Dixon Knitting

In a world where uniformity is altogether too easy to achieve by machine, we crave the unpredictable. Lichen and Lace is one of the yarns we have …

25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established.<p>At the …

Learning These 7 Tough Skills Will Immediately Improve Your Entire Life

<b>These essential skills are never</b> <b>taught</b> <b>in school, but they will</b> <b>pay dividends</b> <b>for</b> <b>your entire life.</b><p><i>“Anyone who stops learning is old whether at 20 or</i> <i>80.Anyone</i> <i>who</i> <i>keeps</i> <i>learning stays strong.” — Henry Ford</i><p>We often focus only on learning skills that are directly pertinent to our jobs during the busy …

Networking

5 Blazer and T Shirt Combos We Put Together For You

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Clothing

Women would rather knit than have sex when stressed, says study

We're just *knit* in the mood...<p>In news that will tickle any craft lover, it looks like British women would rather pick up their knitting needles …

Knitting

Why You Should Start Arm-Knitting ASAP

These easy, step-by-step videos are the funnest way to learn how to arm knit chunky blankets, pet beds, scarves, sweaters, hats, and more.<p>1 Throw …

‘Don’t you look away from me!’: How a Russian diplomat’s tirade broke U.N. tradition

By Andrew Roth<p>Reporter<p>MOSCOW — It's no secret that the norms of diplomacy have been in flux recently. Trolling is in. The Russian Embassy in London appears to be gaining an edge in sardonic tweets directed at the West (although the other side has shot off a few zingers of its own, as well). And …

Russia

A Craft For Us All

Today in the US, and around the world, we honor the work and legacy of an American hero, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A civil rights activist who …

Grey Days Hat {Free Knitting Pattern!}

Free Knit Hat Pattern<p>The Grey Days Hat is a stunning new free knit hat pattern that I’m thrilled to feature here on the blog today! I’m a big fan of …

Coming Soon Page

<b>I’m a little freaked out over the whole GDPR thing, so I’m taking my time to get everything here just right.</b><p><b>Please follow me on social media and I’ll</b> …

This New Knitting Kit Makes It So Easy to Incorporate Meditation Into Your Daily Routine

Meet your new favorite way to get your flow on.<p>Any experienced knitter will tell you that their time spent with yarn and needles is the most relaxing time of the day for them. The repetitive nature of knitting and purling can induce the same relaxing effects of practices like yoga or meditating, …

How to Design the Set-In Sleeve

Curious about how to design a set-in sleeve? In <i>Interweave Knits</i> Summer 2016, designer and technical editor Robin Melanson explains the formula for …

Baby Girl Bunny Ear Hat Knitting Pattern - Gina Michele

I have a total soft spot for babies in animal hats. Seriously, is there anything cuter??? I created this baby girl Bunny Ear Hat knitting pattern for …

Knitting

A transformative practice in Mongolia is helping people die with grace and dignity

What comes to mind when you think of Mongolia? My answer, probably like many people’s, was vast empty space, those signature round white tents (which Mongolians call <i>gers</i>, not ‘yurts’ – a word brought in during the country’s period under Russian and Soviet influence) and Genghis Khan.<p>One thing you …

This trendy knitwear line is made by grandmas

What’s better than a cuddly cashmere scarf or beanie? One made by a grandma. That’s why in 2015, Margaux Rousseau and Faustine Badrichani — two …

The mystery of knitting ... remains a mystery

Knitters create holes with string using sticks and a clickety-clickety noise.<p>April 5, 2017 —I’ll just put it right out there: Knitting is spooky. …

10 Conditions Where You Don't Have to Repay Federal Student Loans

Trying to pay for college can be a delicate balancing act. You want to maximize the amount of financial aid and minimize the amount of student loans …