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Banned Books Week 2013: The top 10 challenged titles – in pictures

Readers and writers face censorship all around the world – even in the land of the free. According to the American Libraries Association (ALA), US librarians received 464 requests to take books off the shelves in 2012 – up 42% on 2011. Here we introduce last year's most frequently challenged books, …

Security Concerns Abound Over Unofficial Android iMessage App That Uses Chinese Servers To Process Data

An unauthorised app that lets Android users chat on Apple’s closed iMessage network is causing a big stir. It’s had viral downloads in the tens of thousands amid claims that it could be spreading malware; but the Chinese developer who developed the app tells us everything is cool.<p>[TechCrunch has …

The Year Without Pants

An Amazon.com Best book of the year<p><b>Buy it</b>: at Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, Apple or other retailers (e-book, audiobook and print).<p><b>Synopsis:</b> What is …

25 Unique Designer Staircases

Interior Design

15 Easy Upgrade Ideas For Your House

Is your house ready for a change? Get inspired with these easy and unique updates you can make to your space.<p>1. Paint a piece of furniture Kool-Aid purple.<p>2. Collect seashells to embellish a fireplace surround.<p>3. Hang a wind chime inside the house where it can catch a breeze.<p>4. Set up an outdoor …

Cut Flowers

Color Ideas - Decorating with Colors

They are definitely unexpected if you ask us.<p>November Rain is the neutral you've been looking for.<p>Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>We're traveling back in time, and our favorite spaces have never looked so good.<p>These designer picks go well beyond white and …

Home Decorating

How to Organize Your Room

Organizing your room will make you feel more calm and in control of your own life. Going about your day will be much easier if you know exactly where …

Minimalism

Get Organized: 15 Storage Products for Less Than $40

Holiday season is a great time to organize your house—you're cooped up inside, and you actually have a few days to get things done. There's an …

30 Insanely Easy Ways To Improve Your Kitchen

So you'll spend less time cleaning, organizing, and searching, and more time nomming.

Style Watch: How to Organize Your Stationery

I have more cards than I could possible send in twelve lifetimes.<p>In the craftroom, I have a box that I call “Hallmark.” It’s overflowing with …

Our Newly Organized Bathroom Bliss

So the desk. It's not done. Almost. But there has been a little fabric snafu so I am delaying the reveal for another day or two.<p>But that doesn't mean …

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

In 4-1/2 to 6-quart slow-cooker bowl, combine water, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, bay leaves, thyme, 4 t salt, 1/2 t pepper.<p>Place whole chicken on …

How to Can Green Beans | Healthy Ideas for Kids

I have been growing green beans in my garden for a few years now. The first time I grew them I grew the bush variety. We got a TON and they were …

Ladyface Blog

Hi guys! Today I'm here to share a fun project that I worked on with me sweet cousin, Joy!<p>About a month ago Joy asked if I would be interested in …

Canning Tomato Soup

My tomato harvests have been ramping up now that the warm weather is here. On Sunday I harvested over 28 pounds of tomatoes. With this many tomatoes …

TOMATO PRESERVES

Aunt Della's Tomato Preserves Recipe

Love the spinach dip at restaurants like TGIFriday's and the Olive Garden? Make it at home with these easy-to-follow copycat recipes.<p>What's the …

Orange Pepper Jelly

Pour into sterile jelly jars to within 1/2 inch of top. Seal tightly and process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes, remove from hot water and allow …

Chalkboard Paint + Mason Jars = Frugal & Flexible Dry Goods Storage

November 27, 2012<p>Don’t those non-stackable annoying lumps of bagged beans, lentils, and pastas laying about in the pantry annoy the heck out of you? …

Bake and Destroy: Good Food for Bad Vegans

Vegan food isn’t all raw vegetables and marinated tofu dishes. Vegan food, just like the people who are cooking it, can have a ton of personality …

Make Aeroplane Cupcakes! Mini Jet Plane Cakes - A Cupcake Addiction How To Tutorial

Clean With Baking Soda: How To Replace Nearly All Household Chemicals

<i>From Networx' Chaya Kurtz:</i><p>What's not to like about baking soda? It's cheap. It's available in every regular supermarket and in bulk at club stores. It's biodegradable and unscented. Baking soda is an effective substitute for scrubbing cleansing powders. It's also useful for weird things you'd never …

Ten Reasons To Live In A Van

<i>Ken Ilgunas is the author of Walden on Wheels: On The Open Road from Debt to Freedom ($15.95, Amazon Publishing/New Harvest)</i><p>Once upon a time, I lived in a van for two years at Duke University. When I enrolled in grad school I was broke and desperate, possessing little more than a suitcase full of …

Home Organization Is Major Source Of Stress For Americans, Survey Finds

When the clutter in our home starts mounting, our stress levels rise right along with it. Dishes pile up, laundry bins overflow, belongings get misplaced and surfaces go uncleaned for too long -- and in turn, we become not only more worried about about keeping the home clean, but also more stressed …

Bug Out Bag Meals: DYI MREs

This guest post by Bam Bam and entry in our non-fiction writing contest.<p>My dh got me a food saver yesterday and I have wasted no time putting it to …

How to make a small backyard wind power generator

There is still more than a month left in the Instructables Green Design Contest and there are already over 100 entries. We're loving the creativity …

Green Cleaning Products: Homemade Alternatives To Harmful Household Chemicals (PHOTOS)

<i>From Networx's Chaya Kurtz:</i><p>With the following DIY homemade cleaner recipes shared by Hometalk.com members, you'll never have to buy prefab cleaning products again.

Google Will Post Detailed Nutritional Information For More Than 1,000 Foods Starting Today

Wondering how much fat is in that burrito? Google wants to make it a little easier to find out.<p>The search giant announced that beginning Thursday, …