Julia Clark

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Chalk Paint Stenciled Garden Rocks

I'm out in the backyard again today with a quintessential summer craft - rock painting! I wanted to give this traditional kids' summer camp idea a …

Crafting

Lemon beeswax candles

Purify the air and bring the sun inside with these lemon beeswax candles. So easy to make and perfect for spring!<p>412<p>1764

Crafting

Kitchen Storage Ideas for the Chef Extraordinaire

Whether your dinners are three-Michelin-stars-worthy, or you're still learning the ropes, if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, these storage and organization ideas are for you!<p><b>Trays That Stay</b><br>A roll-out tray divider helps keep baking sheets and trays upright for easy access. No more having to …

12 Facts Every Lilac Lover Should Know

Don't miss them! Their time is fleeting...<p><b>1. Lilacs only flower for about three weeks in the spring.</b><p><b>2. ... but some varieties, like the Josee or the Boomerang, will</b> <b>bloom several times during the year</b><b>.</b><p><b>3. Thomas Jefferson loved lilacs — and wrote about them in his gardening book.</b><p><b>4. Some varieties of</b> …

How-To: Safely shrink your Mac’s giant photo library, deleting duplicate images to save space

I’ve focused a lot over the last few months on helping readers to speed up and optimize Apple’s Macs — everything from adding RAM to recovering hard drive space and upgrading old hard drives to faster SSDs. Today’s How-To is focused on something very specific but with a lot of optimization …

DIY Grapefruit Bath Bombs

Make your own bath bombs using a few common household ingredients and essential oils! They're easy to make and all-natural.<p>441<p>1841

Essential Oils

How to Make a Rubber Band Car

This <b>rubber band car</b> tutorial comes right out of the pages of one of my new books, Rubber Band Mania. While you can certainly use a paper towel tube …

Crafting

Winter Basics: Simple Wool Blankets

When it comes to sewing projects, sometimes simple is better. This is especially true when your project showcases materials that are so gorgeous and high-quality on their own that they really don’t need any extra dazzle to make them stand out.<p>Case in point: These simple yet luxurious wool blankets …

Martha's 50 Top Kitchen Tips

Clever ideas, practical storage, unusual solutions -- Martha shares her secrets for creating a kitchen that works.<p>Open up and use every inch. Shelving in place of upper cabinets makes the room look lighter and airier. "I use everything in my kitchen regularly, and shelves make it all accessible," …

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Shades of Grey: Find the Perfect Grey Paint for Any Room in Your Home

(Image credit: Cathy Pyle)<p>Choosing grey paint is a cinch. You only have a few...thousand choices. Do you want a light grey, medium grey, charcoal …

Shades of Grey

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Washi Tape

12 DIY Trays Perfect for Breakfast In Bed

Whether you use these trays for food or for storage, they're sure to brighten up your decor.<p><b>1. Gold-Flecked Tray</b><p>Upgrade a cheap tray into something shiny and special with this tutorial from Vitamini Handmade. And it's so simple: Scatter gold flakes on the bottom of a white tray and pour resin on …

Hexagon Tray | DIY

It is time to pull out those power tools again to make this hexagon table tray! If triangles were the shape of 2013, I do believe hexagons are the …

DIY Grapefruit Bath Bombs + The Essential Oils Blog Hop • She Uncovered

By now you should know that I (Davida) am an essential oils fanatic. The hippie in me loves that they are made from real, natural plants of the earth …

Essential Oils

9 Healthy Smoothie Bowl Recipes You'll Want to Dive Into

If we’ve learned anything from our Instagram feed lately, it's that smoothie bowls are one of the biggest breakfast trends out there—and for good …

Healthy Eating

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?

There’s a scene in Stanley Kubrick’s comic masterpiece <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> in which Jack D. Ripper, an American general who’s gone rogue and ordered a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, unspools his paranoid worldview—and the explanation for why he drinks “only distilled water, or rainwater, and only …

Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk

Digital material including key historical documents could be lost forever because programs to view them will become defunct, says Vint Cerf<p>Piles of digitised material – from blogs, tweets, pictures and videos, to official documents such as court rulings and emails – may be lost forever because the …

Humanities

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

DIY – Upcycled tins with lids!

Make DIY upcycled tins with lids using MDF. You will never guess where those knobs on top are made of!<p>348<p>2740

18 Recipes to Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Spicy

There are more than a few ways to spice things up on Valentine’s Day, but this collection of 18 recipes will literally warm things up. Each course, from appetizers to mains to dessert, packs some serious heat. In other words: Get ready for a red-hot night whether you’re celebrating the holiday solo …

Cooking

Is the Media Capable of Covering Bruce Jenner’s Transition With Respect?

For more than a decade, the media has profited from mocking Bruce Jenner’s appearance. Now that he’s transitioning into a woman, are we mature enough …

The Selling of the Avocado

How the "alligator pear" went from obscure delicacy to America's favorite fruit<p>Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called <i>Good Day New York</i>. The gig involved knocking on the doors of random, unsuspecting New Yorkers and, along …

Talk Shows

2" Round PVC Knitting Loom

Introduction: 2" Round PVC Knitting Loom<p>Materials:<br>(1) 2" PVC bushing<br>(8) 2" x 8 exterior screws<p>Tools:<br>Electric drill, 1/8” or 3/16" drill bit<br>angle …

Woodworking

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Books

What's coming to Netflix in February and what's disappearing

February will be another month of Netflix playing fast and loose with our hearts thanks to its constantly rotating catalog of movies and TV shows …

Entertainment

Uber Takes A Deep Data Dive On Its Drivers

After 40,000 new drivers joined the platform just last month, Uber published a study analyzing who they are and how they are doing. Older, more female, and better paid than yellow cab drivers, the company says.<p>Uber published a study Thursday suggesting its drivers get paid twice as much as yellow …

Life in the Sickest Town in America

I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least-healthy, both in the same state. Here’s what I learned about work, well-being, and happiness.<p>Donald Rose has no teeth, but that’s not his biggest problem. A camouflage hat droops over his ancient, wire-framed glasses. He’s only …

Natural Gas

The Weird but Totally Mind-Blowing Skin Care Powers of Turmeric

It's been under our noses all along.<p>Recently, I had one of those <i>where have you been all my life</i> moments. Not with a guy, but with a spice tucked away in my kitchen cabinet that apparently has magical powers for skin.<p>Turmeric, or "haldi," is a deep orange root from India, where it's one of the …

The Hunting of Billie Holiday

How Lady Day was in the middle of a Federal Bureau of Narcotics fight for survival.<p>F <i>rom his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury</i> …

Black History