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Why I Ditch Extra Gear and Travel Light as a Photographer

Ditching extraneous gear pays dividends when you’re traveling — and not only the ones you might expect.<p>Suppose you’re booked for a photo shoot in a …

tutorial | patchwork zipper pouch: LBG STUDIO

So, this is actually an update of the very first tutorial I ever posted on this blog. Figured it could use a little sprucing up! I've changed a few …

Current Obsessions: Adventure Time

Here’s a look at a few things that caught our attention this week.<p>Around the world in 16 vacation rentals.<br>• A simple DIY rock climbing wall will help …

“Mahna Mahna”: How a ditty from a soft-core Italian movie became the Muppets’ catchiest tune.

With guest vocalists ranging from Joanna Newsom to Mickey Rooney, the soundtrack to <i>The</i> <i>Muppets</i> reboot leaves no demographic unserved. But the song …

How to bind knit edges: the ultimate guide

Binding has a special place in my heart. I find that binding is often the neatest, tidiest, most professional looking finish on openings like …

Sewing

Geep: Extremely Rare Goat-Sheep Hybrid Born On Irish Sheep Farm [VIDEO]

What do you get when you cross a goat and a sheep? A geep, of course.<p>The extremely rare geep was born five months after a goat mated with a sheep on …

The Way You're Born Can Mess With the Microbes You Need to Survive

Throughout the animal kingdom, mothers transfer microbes to their young while giving birth. Different species of tadpoles acquire specific skin …

How to make your own marshmallows

Marshmallows aren't something the average mom whips up in her kitchen, but maybe they should be. There are a lot of steps, but they're actually easy …

Dessert

An optical illusion that makes you question what you see

A model of a Tyrannosaurus rex proves that not everything we see with our eyes can be believed<p>The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

Top Five Gifts for the New and Seasoned Momtographer

If you a have a Momtographer in your life chances are she is hoping for a photography-related gift this holiday season to help her capture family moments. Whether the snapper in your life is a tender footed hobbyist or a more seasoned shooter these gift suggestions, in a range of budgets, will help …

Photography

2013 Holiday Gift Guide

I honestly can't believe it's that time of year already. It seems like it was just yesterday when I put together last year's gift guide. I'm not sure …

Dear Richard Littlejohn – here are all the things you got wrong about me

I'm not single, and I didn't quit my job for a life on benefits, but why let facts get in the way of your Daily Mail column?<p>Dear Richard Littlejohn,<p>I've read your trash non-journalism "comment" piece about me in the Daily Mail this morning – not because it is a newspaper I read, but because a …

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The Boston Globe

I'm an Uberboober: Why I Breastfeed My 2-Year-Old

I was running late meeting a friend for dinner. I apologized, explaining that after I'd walked in the door from work my toddler of course wanted to nurse and...<p>"What?" she yelled. "You're STILL nursing?"<p>Yes, ma'am.<p>Every weeknight when I arrive home, my daughter, who turns 2 next month, runs and …

The Boston Globe

Fitbit Flex or Jawbone Up: Which is the better fitness companion for your wrist?

Advertisement<p>27 Comments<p>Credit: Jawbone Facebook<p>As the summer goes on, so does the war for the ultimate fitness accessory and iPhone(s AAPL) …

Bring on the Bindles

Gift giving is an art that requires thought and planning, and I often find myself scrambling at the last minute to pull together an original …

A Modern Meets Traditional Appalachian Mountain House

English country meets American Arts and Crafts.<p>On a sloping site in western North Carolina, architect Ruard Veltman designed a house that blends English country and American Arts and Crafts with his own flair for drama. The ideal marriage of architecture and design creates a house that transcends …

Ana White | Sawhorse Outdoor Bench - DIY Projects

HANDMADE FROM THIS PLAN >><p>Projects built from this plan. Thank you for submitting brag posts, it's appreciated by all!<p>Handmade by: jtsmith2<p>Handmade …

Tunisian Crochet Washcloths

I worked in our store for years before I finally learned the story of the weirdly long crochet hooks that kept getting tucked away in a forgotten …

Simple Springtime Dishes

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As many of you know, the majority of the work I do these days is for New England Home, based in Boston. I’ve been the Homes Editor there since the …