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11 Super Simple Ways to Make Your House Smell Fresh

Right up there with other factors like style and cleanliness, your home's scent makes a huge first impression to guests. While the smell of freshly …

DIY Furniture for Small Spaces That's Flexible & Functional

We love to write about clever, multitasking furniture designs for small spaces, but the downside to a lot of these pieces is that they come with …

Small Spaces

7 Ways Businesses Are Using Carousel Ads

Update: Some of this content might be out of date. To learn more about Carousel Ads, visit Facebook Business.<p><i>Today’s post is written by Gina Lauber,</i> …

15 Homemade Mother's Day Gifts for the Best Mom Ever

These delightful DIYs last way longer than a bouquet.<p>When it comes to giving your mom the perfect gift for Mother's Day, it's the thought that counts. That's why creating a handmade item she'll treasure for years to come is more meaningful than buying an expensive necklace she'll wear once. All of …

Crafting

How to Start Managing Your Money, For Those Who Never Learned Growing Up

How you manage, spend, and invest your money can have a profound impact on your life, yet very few schools teach these important skills. Learning …

These Trippy Tequila Bottles Will Put Your Jose Cuervo to Shame by Chris Zawada

Designed by Aaron-Harper Lee | Country: United States | Student Work<p>“The objective was to design sustainable packaging for multiple units of …

15 Nutritious Breakfasts for Busy People

We know it–you’re a busy person, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on breakfast. If eating breakfast is part of your resolution this year …

Alpari UK currency broker folds over Swiss franc turmoil

<b>West Ham football club sponsor and currency broker Alpari has shut its UK arm following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end its capping of the Swiss franc against the euro.</b><p>The foreign exchange broker said in a statement that the move had created "exceptional volatility and extreme lack of …

Economics

World Bank cuts global growth forecast

<b>The World Bank has cut its global growth forecast, warning the US alone cannot drive an economic recovery.</b><p>In its bi-annual report, the Bank predicted global growth of 3% this year and 3.3% next year, below its June forecast of 3.4% and 3.5% respectively.<p>"The global economy is running on a single …

Economics

Japanese shares down despite current account surplus

<b>Shares in Tokyo were down on Tuesday, despite fresh figures showing Japan had a current account surplus for the fifth month in a row.</b><p>The benchmark Nikkei 225 was down as much as 1.7% earlier in the day, and closed down 0.6% to 17,087.71 points.<p>Japan recorded a surplus in November of 433bn yen …

Economy

China's Huawei says operating profit rose 17% in 2014

<b>Chinese tech giant Huawei said its operating profit in 2014 rose by about 17% from the previous year.</b><p>The telecoms equipment maker's growth was driven by the global adoption of fourth-generation (4G) mobile technology.<p>Its revenue also increased by about 20% in the same period, the company said.<p>The …

Profit

UK inflation rate falls to 0.5% in December

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1137000/1137389_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522441370_a8054a65db008e2fe8d2f170cd2b160e<p><b>The UK inflation rate fell sharply to 0.5% in December, the joint lowest on record, official figures show.</b><p>Inflation as measured by the Consumer …

Economics

China's exports beat expectations with 9.7% rise

<b>China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.7% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.</b><p>The final numbers for the year mean exports rose 6.1% in 2014 compared with 2013, while imports rose 0.4%, state news agency Xinhua said.<p>The December figures leave the country with …

China

How-To: DIY Leather Cord Organizers

If you’re looking for a handmade gift idea for the person who has it all, you’ll definitely want to add this handy DIY leather cord organizer tutorial from Delia Creates to your to-make list.<p>Simple, attractive, and useful.<p>Make some today! Click here to see the full how-to.

Crafting

How-To: Faux Tin Can Luminaries from Paper

Okay, I have to admit this is pretty darn clever. If you’re not into time consuming tin can punching, you may consider this faux tin craft made from paper and foil.<p>This tutorial comes from the Silhouette blog, which I love for endless inspiration on ways to use your Silhouette machine. It utilizes …

Design

Tips For Giving Your A-Line Skirt A More Flattering Fit

Got an A-line skirt that could use a little tailoring? Lucky for you, our own Haley Pierson-Cox has put together some tips to help give your A-line skirt a more flattering fit over at The Zen of Making!<p>After spending the summer living in my perfect summer skirt, I decided that it was time to tackle …

How-To: Paper Star Lantern

Make your own magical paper star lanterns to brighten up the holiday season—or any other season—with this fantastic dodecahedron paper star lantern tutorial from Heidi at Happiness is Homemade!<p>Such a fun way to add a touch of DIY whimsey to your winter decor!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to …

Crafting

How-To: Origami Star Holiday Decorations

Transform your favorite sheets of decorative paper into paper origami star holiday ornaments with this easy-to-follow tutorial that PaperShaker shared on Mollie Makes.<p>I love the metallic papers used in the tutorial, it makes me think of vintage-inspired tin ornaments!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click …

DIY Toilet Paper Roll Gift Box

If you’ve got a little gift to wrap this holiday season, then all you need is a toilet paper roll and a little ribbon to wrap it like a pro! After seeing a few pictures on pintrest, Kim Searle of Eff Yeah Craft! went ahead and tried it for herself and documented the simple process in a helpful …

Plant Sculpture from a Mountain Dew Bottle

Sometimes the loveliest of flowers grow from the most unlikely of places, as this fantastic plant sculpture carved from the green plastic of a 2 liter Mountain Dew Bottle by Redditor gianized beautifully illustrates. This would obviously make an amazing flower pot, and the best part is that it’s …

How-To: Twinkling Branches Room Divider

Trees with twinkle lights really add to the cozy, festive atmosphere of a neighborhood, and now you can bring a bit of that magic indoors! Make your own lovely twinkling branches room divider with this fantastic new video tutorial from Mark Montano!<p>This would be a perfect backdrop for a holiday …

How-To: Custom ABC Book for Kids

My sister recently mentioned to me that her two and a half year old daughter loves to look at photos of people’s faces, and that a photo book of our family would be a great Christmas gift.<p>I just so happened to stumble upon this perfect example of how to do it right! An ABC book starring your family …

How-To: Mini Pool Table in a Tin

Looking for an awesome DIY stocking stuffer idea? Check out this fun mini pool table in a tin tutorial that Shaunte shared on Crafts Unleashed.<p>Pretty neat, right?<p>Make one today! Click here to see how it’s done.

DIY Quick Corner Bookmarks

Giving someone a book for Christmas this year? Give your gift a quick, customized touch with this handy corner bookmarks tutorial from Instructables member advaym.<p>Of course, if you want to spend a little more time on it you can always use felt, or embroider some fabric, or use some more decorative …

How-To: Leather Mason Jar Sleeve

Looking for a DIY gift idea for your mason jar-loving friends? Whip up a few rustic-looking leather mason jar sleeves with this easy-to-follow tutorial from Josh on A Beautiful Mess!<p>Are you looking into getting into working with leather? I have been wanting to for a long time now. This mason jar …

How-To: Crystal-Topped Jewelry Box

Grow your own faux geode, then use your DIY gem to create some stylish storage with this fun crystal-topped jewelry box tutorial that Amanda Kingloff shared on the Etsy blog!<p>“What do you give a friend who has everything?” You’ve said it before, and there’s no doubt you’ll say it again. But here’s …

Crafting

Flashback: Make Herb & Spice Mix Gifts

<b>By Diane Gilleland</b><p>The clock is ticking, and Christmas is very nearly here! Still need a quick, easy, and inexpensive gift idea? Try making some homemade herb and spice mixes. There are lots of ways to make them festive using crafty scraps you already have in your stash. This how-to helps you with …

How-To: Resin Thread Spool Bracelet

If you like taking in the splendor of a colorful thread stash, then why not turn a few samples of your stash into a striking piece of jewelry with this ingenious resin thread spool tutorial by our very own Haley Pierson-Cox!<p>As Haley warns in the tutorial, resin is the real deal, so make sure to …

DIY Custom Dog Bed

Need a gift for a four-legged friend this holiday season? Why not whip up a custom dog bed for them with this handy tutorial from Jessy of Making Jiggy!<p>Because this tutorial calls for memory foam, this bed is especially good for older dogs who have joint problems that make it difficult for them to …