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The Maze Runner

• <b>Author:</b> James Dashner<p>Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien and Kaya Scodelario.<p>The first book in the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling Maze Runner series—<i>The Maze Runner</i> is a modern classic, perfect for fans of <i>The Hunger Games</i> and <i>Divergent</i>.<p>When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing …

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10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should

Up-and-coming is a phrase we use A LOT around here. And there's good reason for it. Yes, many places are "expected" destinations (ahem, Paris) and some are so remote you have to really try to know about them.<p>Don't get us wrong, we love them all. But anywhere where the crowds are smaller seem the …

The 2015 Color Trends You NEED to Know Now

Design color trends<p>We asked 11 top designers to predict the design color trends of the upcoming year. From olive greens and bright patterns, to "Monet meets Molly Ringwald," these chic combinations may be the next big thing.

Home Decorating

How Tumblr Became the Fastest-Growing Social Network in Just 6 Months

The Yahoo-owned social blogging platform is experiencing faster growth in active users than Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.<p>Tumblr is back on a roll.<p>After Yahoo spent $990 million to acquire the social blogging platform in May 2013, its traffic appeared to have reached a …

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How Google "Translates" Pictures into Words Using Vector Space Mathematics - MIT Technology Review

Translating one language into another has always been a difficult task. But in recent years, Google has transformed this process by developing …

Victoria Secret's Models in Pictures

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FBI warns of hacking threat after Sony attack

The FBI is warning businesses about a new hacking threat in the wake of a vast attack on Sony Pictures last week.<p>The threat comes from the same type of malicious software that infected Sony's computer systems, a law enforcement official told CNN.<p>As a result of the attack on the Hollywood studio, …

bleach painted shoes

I love using bleach to dye fabric <i>(bleach discharge is the technical term)</i> to create surfaces filled with pattern. Bleach chemically pulls pigment …

How to frost a rose on a cupcake, video | Created by Diane

I love rose cupcakes and these are by far my favorite!<p>I love the pretty pink color and the smooth texture of the frosting,<p>be sure to take a look at …

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15 DIY Shirt Hacks That Are Totally Tee-rrific

With how quickly styles change, it’s not all that enticing to spend $100 on a new top. If you are nodding your head in agreement, we have just the thing for you. Grab some boozy donuts and a cup of hot cocoa and prepare to be dazzled with these 15 T-shirt hacks that are totally T-errific.<p>1. …

Mini Carrot Cupcakes With Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Introduction: Mini Carrot Cupcakes With Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting<p>Up until recently, I kind of forgot that carrot cake existed. Ridiculous, I know, …

Use 1 Bottle of Red Nail Polish to DIY 3 Holiday Manis

During the holidays, you’re probably used to decorating your home, a tree or a batch of cookies, but don’t forget about those nails! ‘Tis the season to bust out some colorful and festive nail art — and do it <i>fast</i>. We know in between hosting hot cocoa tastings and gift wrapping every last OMG-worthy …

11 Ways To Spruce Up Your Bedroom In Less Than An Hour

Bedroom looking a little bland? These 11 snazzy projects take less than an hour. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><b>1. Wooden Tray</b><p><i>Learning Creative Living</i><p>A wooden tray is a must-have for in-bed snackers. Load it up with snacks, coffee, and books, and it's a handy way to bring …

DIY holiday gift idea: IKEA dollhouse hack

Looking for a creative gift your imaginative child will treasure? Jennifer Kirk, blogger behind Ambrosia Creative, may have what you're looking for with this dollhouse DIY. This IKEA bookshelf hack uses just a few materials (real wood, even) and is easy on the wallet.<p><b>What you'll need:</b><p><b>Step 1:</b><p>Open up …

33 Totally Original DIY Ornaments That Win at Christmas Tree Decorating

Before breaking out the box of last year's dusty ornaments, take a look at these incredible DIY ornament tutorials, to upgrade your Christmas tree decor! Cover old ornaments, craft with new dollar store ones, or repurpose your way to ornament perfection! Quick, inexpensive, and magical (check out …

How-To: Coastal Branch Holiday Tree

Ready to add a touch of subtle beach-inspired holiday decor to your home? Check out this tutorial for creating your own gorgeous coastal branch holiday tree from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda.<p>I absolutely love the white branches and muted colors—they add just the right amount of class and whimsey to …

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12 Best DIY Advent Calendars

You would think that I, of all people, would make my own Advent Calendar. I don’t. I don’t even buy the good ones. I buy the ones that are $1 at the …

HOW TO: Make Your Own Aromatherapy Holiday Cards | Hello Glow

How nice would that be to receive a lovely peppermint- or cinnamon-scented holiday card in the mail? In recent years, I’ve received several handmade …

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Announcing Four New E

By now, you probably know that we’ve introduced a series of e-classes this year. Just in time for the holidays we’re happy to share we’re adding EVEN MORE e-classes to our DIY roster: Knitting 101, Sketching 101, Hand-Lettering Basics and Photography for Bloggers.<p>We’ve partnered with some amazing …

Santa Hat Bag DIY

Every year we scramble to get together a little something to give to teachers, neighbors, crossing guards, bus drivers – all those people you want to …

Gift Guide: Best DIY Books of 2014

Lest you think the DIY food movement has peaked, all you need to do is look at the breadth and calibre of the books that hit the market this year. …

The delightful (and dangerous) world of DIY kits

We can't always work alongside a pro to see what makes things tick, and that's where do-it-yourself projects come in handy. They're the entertaining alternative to learning a new skill. In this week's <i>Rewind</i>, we've tracked down a series of kits that were released over the years, which have sought to …

26 Starter Kits to DIY Everything in Your Life

Living a life full of creativity is easy, but like most things, it just takes a little nudge to get started. We’re DIY addicts over here, and we’re constantly trying to find new ways to make anything from cheese to gadgets right at home. We’ve found the easiest way to get going is with a kit: a …

Roundup: 20 DIY Ornament Projects to Make this Holiday Season

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone (hope yours was nice!), it's time to start trimming those Christmas trees! Whether you want to make them for …

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

DIY Outdoor Decor for Winter

Durable Outdoor Decor for Winter<p>There are few things more picturesque than home covered in snow and all decked out in holiday cheer. But the winter …