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This Is Your Vintage Style Icon, According to Your Horoscope

Personal style is all about experimentation — constantly seeking inspiration from up-and-coming designers and finding ways to incorporate new seasonal elements into your wardrobe, like summer essentials. Of course, what is now new was once old (fashion is cyclical, after all), so there’s no better …

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get scared.<p>This is a time period, about 56 million years ago, when something mysterious happened — there are many ideas as to what …

Climate Change

Skywatchers to get special treat -- five planets and a comet

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you don't mind getting up a bit early -- or sneaking out of the office if you work the overnight shift -- the skies are offering a very special treat for the next few weeks.<p>From January 20 to February 20, you can see five planets spanning the sky together just before dawn: Mercury, …

Astronomy

The psychological benefits of gratitude closely mirror those of meditation

Recently, I was watching television with my son when an ad came on for a cell phone company. The tagline for the ad said, “Get ready for Thanksgetting.”<p>“Wow.” My 17-year-old looked at me in disbelief. “It kind of seems like they are missing the point.”<p>I still am not entirely sure how we were …

Mindfulness

5 signs you're overworked — and what to do about it

The more dedicated you are, the more solid your standing with your boss and employer.<p>Add to the mix never-ending, pervasive technology and a gadget-centric world that cannot disconnect, and you have the makings for a very un-relaxed society.<p>Did you stay home this summer? In a recent Allianz survey, …

Here's the unexpected life lesson I learned from being a New York City dog walker

Taxi drivers hollering at one another, the skateboarders scraping the pavement. Homeless people who've set up encampments. Nannies pushing babies in high-end strollers. And dog walkers.<p>We've all seen these intrepid souls negotiating a tangle of leashes and tails and whipping out plastic bags to …

How a jewelry start-up tripled orders in fewer than 5 years

The online jewelry startup company, founded by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky, has tripled orders fewer than five years after launching, Sarah Lawson of Fast Company reports.<p>The company is known for selling fashionable but low-priced jewelry — consider it the fast-fashion version of the jewelry …

Why Your Negative Patterns Aren't Going Away

<i>Tejal Patel, Mindfulness Coach, Author, and Meditation Teacher</i><p>After six years of intense spiritual study and meditation practice, I thought I understood what it meant to be a spiritual woman. That was until earlier this year when I became angrier than I had ever been at my mom.<p>I had an anger …

US special forces kill 'senior Isil leader' Abu Sayyaf in rare Syria raid

First US operation of its kind in Syria kills Abu Sayyaf, captures his wife and frees a young Yazidi woman "who appears to have been held as a slave by the couple"<p>America claimed a “significant blow” against Isil on Saturday when Special Forces soldiers launched a rare strike inside eastern Syria, …

Perfect Tassels Every Time

It’s possible that you have seen dozens of other tassel how-to’s before, but this one from the How Did You Make This website is so detailed and full of proper technique tips that it may just rival all others.<p>I can’t get over how gorgeous these tassels are: I love the colors, and the weight of the …

This USB Keyboard Will Bring Back The Nostalgic Clicks Of A Vintage Typewriter

Many of us have only a vague recollection, if any, of what it’s like to type with a real mechanical typewriter: the tactile clicky sounds, the …

the CLASSroom

We are so excited to share today's post with you! Julia discovered Pocket Letters™ a couple of month's ago and shared her find with me. After a …

Sewing

Aquarius Daily Horoscope: February 27, 2018

As spontaneous as you may be most of the time, you do love it when people insist on starting long conversations about whether or not love at first …

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3516-1_2.jpg<p>Beer-Marinated Citrus Grilled Chicken<p>Simple, versatile ingredients that you probably already have on hand can be the most effective for …

Build Brick Garden Pathways

comments (7) August 5th, 2008<p>47 users recommend<p>The buttercups made me do it. For years the narrow paths between our wood-framed raised beds had been …

Gardening

Outrageous Oreo Cookies And Cream Poke Cake - Pams Daily Dish

I made this cake on Sunday while my family was at the park and it was a real treat for them to come home and have this waiting for them. My husband …

Dessert

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Water-saving tips for your garden

Rule No. 1: Don’t water if you don’t have to. Rule No. 2: ‘Go native.’<p>Drought-stricken California isn’t alone: Nearly every region of the United …

How to Make a Tropical Pineapple Cake

Give your guests a tropical treat with this cake that looks like a pineapple! In preparation for the fast-approaching summer months, this is one cake …

Handmade a Leather Messenger Bag by Yourself

We have seen many exquisite handmade leather bags, but if you like DIY, you may more like to make a <b>leather messenger bag</b> by yourself. Sounds cool? …

Sewing

Honeycomb Ice Cream to Buzz About

<i>Yossy Arefi from Apt. 2B Baking Co. shares dessert projects that demand a little extra time and effort. Because your weekends should always be sweet.</i><p><i>This week: Meet your weekend plans. Yossy's walking us through making Individual Baked Alaskas with three posts. Today, we'll start with the ice</i> …

Dessert

Pet Safety For Summer - Inside and Out

Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. This is the time of year we all love! We can take our pets out, romp around, play in the now lush green grass and just enjoy the great outdoors. We can enjoy eating all the fresh summer bounty of fruits and vegetables Mother Earth has sprouted …

Wake up to waffle sandwiches: 12 quick and easy breakfast ideas

Have you ever considered how much waffles have in common with bread? Grab two waffles, add a filling, and you’ve got a sandwich. And as with traditional bread versions, the options for what you put in the middle are just about limitless. These 12 ideas include classic sandwich combinations, such as …

Chelsea Flower Show 2013; Favourite Show Gardens

I certainly enjoyed going to The Chelsea Flower Show this year, but as I said in my earlier post (The Chelsea Flower Show; Celebrities; Plants Or …

Chelsea Flower Show

Blouse Gift Bag

Turn a white lunch bag into an adorable gift bag that looks like a blouse! This fun project is so easy and can be personalized with the recipient’s …

Fresh Perspective Suede Block Heel

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Tour an Expansive Kitchen With California Cool Style

In Los Angeles, a cluster of cramped rooms is transformed into an expansive and inviting space.<p>When designer Annette English revamped a rabbit warren of rooms into an expansive kitchen, she built on the 1937 house's traditional style, then pushed it forward with eye-catching elements like faceted …