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'Foxcatcher': The crazy du Pont next door

<b>(CNN) —</b> He was the local loon. We didn't call him that, of course. He had buckets of money, and he was our neighbor, so we were polite. He was simply "odd."<p>He bought a replica police car, put on a uniform, flashed his auxiliary badge and made traffic stops outside the gates of his estate. He wrote …

The Death of Cash

JPMorgan Chase recently sent a letter to some of its large depositors telling them it didn’t want their stinking money anymore. Well, not in those …

How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

Whenever I work on a sewing or quilting project, I always end up with leftover bits and pieces of fabric that I simply can’t bear to throw away. (I mean, it might be useful someday!) As a result, I have almost as much scrap fabric in my stash as actual useful yardage. And, it would seem that I’m …

Quilting

Shark Pallet Art

Shark sighting!!! Jaws is lurking around the kids’ playroom. He may not be a Great White, but he’s a ferocious black tip that dwells in the waters …

Modular Wall Storage System is Totally Flapping Unique

The Fläpps Shelving System from designer Malte Grieb removes the utilitarian association from wall shelving and turns it into a functional, …

Furniture

How To: Beat the Heat with an $8 Homemade Air Conditioner

If you're breaking a sweat in the summer heat, but not trying to break the bank, this dead simple trick will show you how to make your own air …

Hunting Trophies: Repurposed Vintage Bike Parts Converted into Functional Taxidermy Racks | Colossal

<p>Vienna-based designer Andreas Scheiger created this fun series of faux taxidermy heads using a bunch of found bicycle seats and handlebars. The …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Best Homemade Multi Purpose Cleaner - 409 Clone Recipe

Save money on cleaning supplies with this <b>Homemade 409 Multi Purpose Cleaner Clone Recipe</b>. A few simple ingredients and you have an effective and …

Best DIY Recipe For Homemade Febreze - Air Freshener

We all love Febreze Air Freshener but it can sometimes be expensive. Why not make your own <b>DIY Febreze Fabric Freshener</b> and save some money! <i>You may</i> …

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Font Generator

YourFonts.com is an online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting …

Typography

Do You Dare :: Funky Flooring

<i>Michelle here</i>, with a design challenge that’s reserved for only the boldest of decorators. If you’ve ever painted a room in your home, you’re …

DIY Marquee Sign: Perfect For Your Backyard Movie Night

If you’ve perused Pinterest lately, you’ve probably noticed all of the posts on how to make your own <b>DIY marquee sign</b>. After spotting them a few …

Build & Organize A Corner Shelving System

Hi, it's Mandi from Making Nice in the Midwest. When my husband and I first moved into our ranch home two years ago, we weren't quite sure how to …

News and lifestyle for gay men

7 Hidden Spots in Your Home That’ll Solve Your Storage Problem

Every square foot of your home is valuable, including these underused nooks and crannies.<p>Tuck pull-out drawers under sturdy stairs. They’re ideal for …

5 Free Ways to Make Any Room Feel More Spacious & Look Better

(Image credit: Kim Lucian)<p>Looking to make an impact on your home this weekend that you can afford? How about free? It'll cost a little energy, time …

Before & After: Renovating Tips from a Tiny Half Bath

Julie remodeled her dark, out-dated half bath right after moving in, but it took awhile to finish the room completely. She moved on to other projects …

Small Spaces

Sites of the Week: Carousel, Manual.is, Matchstic and more

If you are a huge fan of Dropbox, like me, you'll love Carousel, an amazing gallery for your photos! Also take a look at the Time.com responsive …

Here’s A Much Better Way To Store And Transport Your Macbook Power Cord [OS X Tips]

Ok, sure, this is more of a tip for those with a Macbook Pro or Air, or any other Apple laptop in the last few years with the fantastic tiny power brick design to it.<p>I know that I’ve struggled for years on the best way to tuck the two pieces of the power cable away. I’ve generally settled on …

MacBook Pro

DIY THREE DIMENSIONAL STAR | DESIGN AND FORM

Almost to this day one year ago, I showed a star diy, that has become one of the most popular diy’s on my blog. Today it’s time again. But this time …

Get on This DIY Basic: Glitter Booties

The year was 2011. Barneys was peddling a pair of boots that every girl on earth wanted. They had a little heel. The area right above the heel was blinged out in sparkly gold glitter. And they had a price tag that read $595. Hearts sank. Then, the makers of the world realized what makers realize on …

Take a listen to Tycho’s new album, ‘Awake’ - The Fox Is Black

This morning I decided to go for a run (the first time in quite a while) and threw on the new Tycho album <i>Awake</i> to accompany me. It turned out to be a …

How to Download iWork For Free Even You Don't Have a New Mac

A bug in Apple's App Store allows users of OS X devices to download the entire iWork suite of applications free of charge.

MacBook

Your Jetsons-Style Smart Home Starts With These Bluetooth Plugs

Author: Kyle VanHemert. Kyle VanHemert Design<p>Date of Publication: 01.03.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Zuli's new smart plugs use Bluetooth …

buy + diy: zipper book clutch tutorial!

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Turn a Thrift Store Dresser Into a Bathroom Vanity

One of the more popular posts here at AOC has been How To Turn a Dresser Into a Vanity. I had always wanted to take an old dresser and convert it …

DIY Photo Clipboards

Looking for a unique way to display your favorite photos? Learn how to make these <b>DIY Photo Clipboards</b> to show off those gorgeous shots! You can also …