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Suggestions for Decorating Windowless Living Room?

<b>Q:</b> Hi there! I have been searching everywhere but cannot find any tips for how to decorate a room without a window. I live in a tiny Brooklyn …

10 great uses for old Android phones/tablets

There’s so much that your Android device is capable of and you just haven’t realized it yet. So, with a little bit of effort, you can help your old Android device break free from the depths of your cupboard.<p>Here are some of the best examples.<p>1. Alarm clock<p>People still buy dedicated alarm clocks? …

iStick: World’s First USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPad and iPhone

<b>iStick</b> is an upcoming iPad and iPhone accessory that looks like it may be a big hit. It’s the first USB Flash drive with a lightning connector that works to share documents and data between iPads and iPhones and Mac and Windows PCs.<p>It’s a Kickstarter project that has more than doubled its funding …

iPad Mini

Louisiana Man Claims His Father Is the Zodiac Killer

Gary L. Stewart was interested about his lineage.<p>The Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man was adopted as a boy. When he was 39 years old, his birth mother …

60 Ways to Find Meaning in Life After 60

Does the meaning of life change after 60? That's the question I found myself asking, recently, as I sat in a small cafe, writing and preparing for the week to come. As I wrote, teenagers walked past the window, arms filled with shopping bags. Moms navigated the busy street with toddlers and …

Tutorial: Easy Peasy Quilted Reversible Tote

Lelanie from To Sew With Love shows how to make her Easy Peasy Quilted Reversible Tote. It’s made from a pre-quilted fabric and linen (though you …

Before & After: A Beige & Boring Living Room Goes Bright & Vibrant

One of the biggest areas for improvement in this first house was the living room. It was a decent size but lacked any sense of personality: Harboring …

Scissors + Thread

Upcycle purse hardware from thrift store purchases

Veronica from SewVery guest blogs at Melly Sews, telling about her favorite source for inexpensive purse hardware. Want to know what it is? The …

How-To: Spam Fries

I remember the first time that I ate spam and actually liked it. Some Hawaiian friends made Spam Musubi for me, and demonstrated the amazing metamorphosis that takes place when Spam is fried. So this Spam Fries tutorial from Brandi Milloy of Pop Sugar is a no brainer for me when when it comes to …

Buy or DIY: Vintage Kitchen Jello Mold & Bundt Pan Planters

<b>DIY</b><p><b>3+4.</b> Hanging Bundt Pan Herb Pots, DIY from mlheran for Craftster: pictorial tutorial on how to turn a thrifted bundt pan into a hanging herb …

15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House

Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house and today I'm turning to another cheap and …

Denim Do-it-All Bins

<b>By Betz White</b><br>Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way? Put that denim to good use by making up a few Denim Do-it-All Bins. They’re great for organizing your yarn stash, magazines, or craft …

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$2 Storage and Knock-Off Wood Interview

By now, you have probably heard of <b>Knock-Off Wood</b> and Ana White, but if not, let me introduce you to this great resource for frugal DIYers like you …

10 Spring Purse Tutorials

Is it still super chilly where you are? The weather here in Atlanta has warmed up some, and watching the snow melt has spring on my mind again! Don’t …

Free pattern: Slouchy sling bag

Samantha from At Home with Mrs H shares a free pattern for making this slouchy sling bag with a fold over toop. It has two large darts to shape the …

How to delete old iPhone backups in iTunes to reclaim gigabytes of hard drive space

iTunes makes it easy to have a local backup of an iOS device on a machine you control. But those backups can take up precious space, especially if …

Apple

Android 4.4 KitKat now available for Nook owners

Is your Nook tablet feeling a little long in the tooth? Before you ditch it in favor of something newer, consider your upgrade options.<p>Specifically, your OS upgrade options. It may surprise you to learn that almost any Barnes & Noble Nook tablet can run the latest version of the Android operating …

Love Never Dies

After my mom passed away, I helped my dad move out of the house they shared for over 30 years. I spent a long weekend cleaning out boxes of belongings I had in their home since my childhood. Everything from dolls to books, albums to jewelry -- it all had to be sorted through and either shipped to …

Spicy Whole Roasted Cauliflower Recipe - PureWow | National - PureWow

Directions<p>1. Preheat the oven to 400° and lightly grease a small baking sheet with vegetable oil. Set aside.<p>2. Trim the base of the cauliflower to …

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Think Before Reacting: How to Use Your Mental Pause Button

<b>“Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” ~Buddha</b><p>I used to be the queen of putting my foot in my mouth. I'd say the first …

Delicious Dishes You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Slow Cooker

You’ve probably heard about slow cookers, and how they can save you time and money in the kitchen. Most people use them for slowly simmered soups, …

Using turncoat, feds charge alleged gangster in 1978 airport heist dramatized in 'Goodfellas'

More than 30 years after Vincent Asaro is believed to have gotten away with helping hatch a $6 million airport heist dramatized in the hit Martin Scorsese movie "Goodfellas," prosecutors say the reputed mobster slipped up and complained to the wrong person that he'd been cheated by another gangster …

AirDrop: The Ultimate Guide

How to turn on AirDrop for iPhone or iPad<p>AirDrop lets you choose between enabling it for just your contacts or for everyone. "Contacts" requires more …

Operating Systems

Apps Apple Forgot For The iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

<b>The iPad comes with a ton of apps. Apple does its best to show you the power of what the iPad can do. Then it leaves the rest to your imagination and</b> …

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