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23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

DIY Rustic Ranch Wedding

I’m so excited to share this beautiful rustic ranch wedding captured by Joe+Kathrina. The location is breath-taking, the details charming, and the …

I Almost Got Engaged

<i>by Georgina Lodge</i><p>A few days before Christmas I realized, with an unexpected twinge of dread, that my boyfriend was going to propose. John came home …

Southern Weddings Calligraphy Workshop with Blue Eye Brown Eye - Southern Weddings

<i>UPDATE! Due to overwhelming interest (yay!) all of our class spots are booked. There’s a chance we could open up two additional slots per class, so</i> …

4 Ways to Get Your Wedding Guests to Put Away Their Freakin' Phones

As a celebrity-weddings-obsessed blogger, I have quick-draw access to my cell phone 24/7. I also have kids, so if you ask me to turn off my phone off at your wedding—or, worse, turn it over—it's not gonna happen. I'll gladly turn off my <i>ringer</i> out of respect for your nuptials, but knowing that my …

7 Ways to Get Creative With String Lights

String lights are an ultra-romantic, yet affordable décor detail that can totally transform a space. Also called twinkle or bistro lights, they’re a …

15 Ways People Who Aren’t Good With Words Say “I Love You”

<i>Maybe it’s because they spend more time listening and less time talking, but shy people – if you can accept who them and how they communicate and not</i> …

How to Make Flavored Coffee Creamer at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Tiffany from Offbeat and Inspired makes coffee creamer out of real cream, with no dehydrated powders or mysterious ingredients in sight.</i><p>Coffee …

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Lingerie Ads Aimed at Young Women Take a Stand Against Retouching

More compelling (at least for us) than the anti-Photoshop/retouching campaigns that have recently been going viral are the magazines and advertising …

Mysterious Alter-Ego Created Through Imaginative Self-Portraits

These beautiful photographs of a solitary female in an imaginative world are the work of the exceptionally talented Rachel Baran. Each photograph is conceptually based and tells a truly unique story.<p>Baran uses herself as a model and then makes slight manipulations in Photoshop to create fascinating …

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Think Software Keyboards Don’t Work On Smartwatches? Check Out Minuum’s New Video

As smartwatches become a device category that most major hardware makers are turning their attention to, there’s a question of how much smartphone utility we’ll be able to translate to the wrist. One big convenience hurdle is making it possible to reply to texts and emails quickly from the wrist, …

MIT startup launches customizable 3D-printed jewelry for Valentine’s Day gifts

Valentine’s Day cards can get pretty boring. But MIT is enabling true nerd romance to blossom with the first customizable 3D-printed jewelry just in time for the lovers’ holiday.<p>A team of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Cornell University have launched a new …

Zirtual Opens Up To Allow Anyone To Hire Their Own Virtual Assistants

Zirtual, which operates a marketplace to match up busy professionals with virtual executive assistants, is ready to go big. After three years of operating in invite-only mode, the company is opening up the floodgates to enable anyone to hire a virtual assistant for as little as $99 a month.<p>Zirtual …

Immersion is a gaming headset to prevent gamer rage

Samuel Matson has come up with the preliminary designs for a headset that aims to get rid of gamer rage.<p>The headset, called Immersion, uses biometricks to track the user's heart rate, which will then adjust what is happening in-game. According to the designer, the piece is created by modifying an …

Build Your Own Raspberry Pi Touchscreen WiFi-Enabled Camera for About $150

Building your own touchscreen, WiFi-enabled digital camera might seem like the most expensive of photo-related DIY projects, but it doesn’t have to …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

10 Ways to Pay Using Your Mobile Smartphone

<i>Jon Norris is a freelance content specialist for audience.io and writes for the Fueled blog. This post comes courtesy of Fueled, a mobile design and development company based in New York and London.</i><p>The mobile wallet dream may still be a way off for the average consumer, but a cashless and cardless …

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Digging for their lives: Russia's volunteer body hunters

<b>Of the estimated 70 million people killed in World War Two, 26 million died on the Eastern front - and up to four million of them are still officially considered missing in action. But volunteers are now searching the former battlefields for the soldiers' remains, determined to give them a proper</b> …

Project Wedding is Now WeddingWire

Plan while on-the-go with<br>the ultimate wedding app<p>Access the forums, your wedding checklist and even a countdown to your big day directly from your …

The 5 Wedding Details Men Care About Most

While it varies from couple to couple, it might sometimes seem as if your fiance is less than interested in the details of wedding planning. And you may take his general lack of opinion and occasional eye-roll as "you handle it, I'll just stay here and watch football." But as uninterested as he …

Top 35 Summer Wedding Table Décor Ideas To Impress Your Guests

Summer weddings have something special because they get to use to their advantage the amazing weather and the multitude of colors that are available …

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