Epic Hacks, How-Tos, and Lists

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How To Make New Friends When You're An Adult

Illustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>If James Taylor ruled the world, all we’d have to do is call and a BFF would appear on our doorstep. In reality, friendships are among the trickiest relationships out there. As hard as it may be to find romantic love, it’s arguably more difficult to pick a new pal we …


How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

How To Ruin Your Life (Without Even Noticing That You Are)

Understand that life is not a straight line. Life is not a set timeline of milestones. It is okay if you don’t finish school, get married, find a job …

How to Cut Glass Underwater

What? Really? Cut glass under water? With scissors…check out the video showing a woman cutting a circle out of glass with scissors, under water. Hard …


How-To: Embroidered Heart Locket

Give an old piece of jewelry a sweet new makeover with this hand-stitched embroidered heart locket tutorial from Sarah and Nick at The Surznick Common Room.<p>This would be a fantastic project for thrift store finds and fun old costume jewelry pieces!<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to see how it’s …


DIY Animated Loading Message Birthday Card

Now that it’s been 20 years since Windows 95 came out, make your longtime PC-loving friend a birthday card that illustrates their advanced age by referencing that ancient operating system with this diabolically clever DIY animated loading message birthday card tutorial by Instructables member …

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DIY Nutshell Tea Lights

Turn your leftover nutshells into festive little pieces of home decor with this clever nutshell tea lights tutorial from One O. These look like a great way to use up some materials that would otherwise be thrown out as part of a centerpiece or floated in water.<p>[via dollar store crafts]


6 Common Pie-Making Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

It's pie season. Okay, fine—any season is pie season. Whether you're making a stone-fruit pie in the summer or an apple pie in the fall, this crowd-pleasing dessert deserves to be treated right. That's why we asked senior food editor <b>Dawn Perry</b> and assistant food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> about how …


5 Wrapping Tips You Should Know | Mental Floss

With wrapping season well underway, you're going to need all the help you can get. Check out these tricks and shortcuts to make your presents look …

Cool Stuff

How-To: Christmas Light Leggings

Feeling festive? Bring some unexpected holiday cheer to one of your wardrobe staples with this Christmas light leggings tutorial from Kelly at Studio DIY!<p>Kelly made these leggings using an electronic cutter, but you could certainly cut similar shapes by hand.<p>Ready to give it a try? Click here to …


How-To: Make a Spoon Ring

If you’ve ever admired a spoon ring and wondered about making them yourself, you’re in luck! Caitlin from The Merrythought will walk you through the whole process—from pretty spoon to stylish piece of DIY jewelry—in her easy-to-follow spoon ring tutorial.<p>Like Caitlin, I too have a collection of …


How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) I'm making that.<p>I love brothy, slow-cooked dishes because they're rich and fortifying but not heavy—no butter, cream, or wine …


Arduino Debugging Shield

Regular price $ 49.50 $ 45.50 Sale<p>Let Dr.Duino help you finish your Arduino project FAST!<p>*Arduino Board NOT included. *Soldering & Assembly</b> …

B.O.L.T (Bacon, Oyster, Lettuce, Tomato)

As if an oyster po’boy and a BLT had a baby; this appropriately messy sandwich achieves the ideal texture-and-temperature contrast when the oysters are still warm from the fryer.<p>Ingredients<p>4 Servings<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup cornmeal<p>1 tablespoon garlic powder<p>1 tablespoon onion powder<p>1/4 teaspoon …


Cashew Nut Nog

In a classic case of more is more, a beach-ball-size bowl of eggnog turns any house into holiday central.<p>Ingredients<p>12 Servings<p>1 cup cashews<p>1 cup skin-on hazelnuts (not roasted)<p>2 wide strips orange zest<p>2 cinnamon sticks<p>2 star anise pods<p>4 whole cloves<p>1 13.5-oz. can coconut milk<p>2 tablespoons agave …


Taste Test: The Best Ready-Made Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Ah, holiday party season! A time for friends, family, and loved ones to gather, sip on something warming by the fire, gaze into each others' eyes and feel the magic glow of good will and cheer.<p>...or, a time to drive yourself crazy with over-ambitious menu plans, major kitchen disasters, and certain …


The World of Buttercreams: 6 Varieties to Try at Home

Let me start this lengthy guide with a very simple, but often overlooked, tip: don't ever serve buttercream—any kind of buttercream—cold. Don't do it! Why? Because cold buttercream is very, very firm, which makes it way less creamy and a whole lot more like you're just eating sweet cold butter. So …


Buyer's Guide: Deals on Retina MacBook Pro, iPhones, iPad Air 2, Apple Accessories, and More

With the December holidays approaching, retailers are beginning to offer significant discounts off of their products in an attempt to lure shoppers into stores. Walmart has kicked off an ongoing discount on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and MacMall is selling a high-end Retina MacBook Pro for an ultra …


DIY: J.Crew Heart Sweater

Ali of “With an i.e.” her focuses on style, DIY projects, and the little things that inspire her. She is a wife and a mom and blogs out of …


Homemade Marinara Sauce Is Easy to Make—If You Avoid These Common Mistakes

Is there any dinner that's easier to make and more satisfying than pasta and marinara sauce covered in a flurry of shredded Parmesan? We think not. But before you reach for a jar of store-bought, sugar-spiked tomato sauce, consider this: It's pretty darn easy to make at home. Ready to get started? …

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7 Tutorials For Braided Rope Jewelry

Braided rope is a classic piece to use in crafting and has so many options for use. Today we have brought you 7 jewelry designs that you can make …


Weaving In Ends: Invisible vs. Visible Methods

Finishing up some knitted gifts? Make sure that you weave those ends in properly with this thorough tutorial by Jane Richmond for Very Shannon.<p>Not only does this tutorial show you how to use both invisible and visible methods of weaving in ends, it explains when it makes the most sense to use them!


How-To: Folded Paper Bangle Bracelets

Looking for a fun, kid-friendly weekend craft? Make some pretty folded paper bangle bracelets with this step-by-step tutorial from Kate Picklebums!<p>We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for a …


How to Make Even Better Stovetop Popcorn

We'll admit it: We're suckers for those tri-flavored giant tins of popcorn. You know the ones: Butter and salt in one section, cheddar cheese dust in the second, and caramel corn in the third. But even better than those tins? A freshly-popped batch of homemade stovetop popcorn. It's easy to …


30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.


DiddyBorg: the Mini 6 Wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot!

Introduction: DiddyBorg: the Mini 6 Wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot!<p>DiddyBorg is our robust robot kit for the Raspberry Pi. He can be controlled via …


23 Unexpected Ways To Transform An Unused Closet

No cranny left behind.