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Native women are going missing at epic rates. A 19-year-old wants you to know why.

<b>Some college students spend their spring break partying in the Caribbean. This student walked 80 miles in four days to help Native American …

Indigenous Peoples

One hive at a time, backyard beekeepers try saving the world

DETROIT -- For the past few years, national media have touted Detroit's comeback story: It endured dark days, went through the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy, and is — literally, with the construction of a new skyscraper — on the rise.<p>The city is about to face a different kind of buzz.<p>"We're …

Insects

You Can See America's Most Stunning Sights By Purchasing a Single Amtrak Ticket

A little while ago college friends rented a house in Montana for the summer and invited my family and me to visit. In an e-mail containing …

National Parks

​The Secret Miracle Cleaner You've Had in Your Apartment Since College

When you're looking for an effective cleaner, most of us would love to find something inexpensive, non-toxic and — while we're being picky — …

Vodka

The After-Effects of Awakening

Source: anakrnoc/flickr<p>As a psychologist, I have been studying what I call "awakening experiences" for a decade, and have recently published (with a …

Spirituality

Trump’s Real Scandal Is Hiding in Plain Sight

The emphasis placed on whether the Trump team colluded with Russia to interfere in the election threatens to overshadow the scandal in plain sight.<p>There was a time when the White House’s frequent denials of collusion with Russia appeared largely defensive. Over time, however, their primary purpose …

Donald Trump

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

Tips of the Week: Soldering 101, Soap Case Project Boxes, Flexi-Tips for Gluing

<i>Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments</i> …

How to Get a Building Permit: Don't Renovate Without It!

How to get a building permit is one of those things you'll need to learn when you renovate your home. That's right—even though you own your house, …

Home Improvement

Super Cool! Slow Cooling in an Electric Kiln

<i>If you have ever had problems with pin holing or dunting, slow cooling your kiln could be the solution you are looking for. But slow cooling also can</i> …

Cutoff

A Couple of Helpful Tips for the Clay Studio

<i>Clay people are a clever lot. It never ceases to amaze me how many interesting and innovative tools and techniques ceramic artists come up with to</i> …

Ceramics

Forest gumption: How scientists are tapping everything from drones to pruning shears to stem global warming

One method of stemming greenhouse gases – by pruning excessive undergrowth that prevents forests from flourishing – is one of a slew of quixotic …

The Best Earplugs to Actually Get Some Shut-Eye

Flying can be a <i>real</i> drag. It’s uncomfortable, there’s always a baby crying somewhere, and the food is almost never good. We’re always on the hunt for …

Glaze Art - Painting Glazes in Oils or Acrylics

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Painting Glazes in Oils or Acrylics<p>The truth is the basics of painting glazes is easy to understand, …

Graphics

The Making of the Acrylic Painting "Winter Salt Lake City, Utah Temple"

Winter Salt Lake City, Utah Temple was an awesome challenge to paint. Previous to this painting, the largest piece I had done was the Autumn Salt …

Salt Lake City

Techniques of the Impressionists: Broken Color

How the Impressionists introduced broken color to painting.<p>Broken color refers to a painting technique 'invented' by the Impressionists that is still …

UI Design

Painting by Numbers

01<p>of 06<p>What Painting by Numbers Is, and Why It's a Helpful Approach for Beginners<p>Painting by Numbers is a system where a picture is divided into …

Mona Lisa

10 Clever DIY Room Dividers that Delineate with a Difference!

The universal popularity of open plan living means homeowners are left searching for new and innovative ways to delineate space without relying on …

Interior Design

Best sewing machines: Best sewing machine to buy now

Perfect whether you're a beginner or a pro...<p>Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned crafter, it's worth investing in a state-of-the-art sewing …

Kami no Tsubo: Paper Vase

Turn any plastic bottle into a gorgeous vase<p>Plastic bottles are ubiquitous in our day-to-day lives. So instead of throwing them out, why not extend …

Sewing Hacks: Change a Zipper to a Button Closure

Whether zippers are on your list of sewing horrors, or maybe you just don’t have a zipper in the right length or color on hand, sometimes it’s nice to have options. Luckily, this sewing hack will show you how to change a zipper to a button closure without causing you stress or ruining your …

Sewing Tips: Flat Bias Neckline

Flat necklines can add a beautifully professional finish to hand-sewn garments, especially when you’re sewing with delicate fabrics. Learn how to stitch your own flat bias neckline with this easy-to-follow tutorial!<p>Ready to give your sewing a more high-end look? You’ll definitely want to add this …

Thousands Of Vintage Sewing Patterns From 1847 To The Present From McCall, Butterick And Vogue Are Put Online

For those who yearn to find an online catalog filled with ten of thousands of online vintage sewing patterns, you are in luck. Autumn is a time that …

Sewing

Shazam for Birds: Three Apps That Recognize Bird Calls

“Shazam for bird calls” is a compelling sales pitch, and a difficult technical proposition. It’s much harder for an algorithm to identify animal …

50 Ways To Live On Your Own Terms

<b>1. Stop consuming caffeine</b><p>Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don’t. Actually, we’ve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we’re off it, we under perform and become incapable.<p>Isn’t this absurd?<p>In his …

Self-improvement

Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas for Wire Cloches

In autumn hungry squirrels get serious. You need a strategy to protect cool-weather edibles and other plants from their sharp little teeth, and for …

How To Make Paper Flowers That Are Even More Stunning Than The Real Thing

Paper roses, crepe paper peonies, tissue paper tulips—here's how to make beautiful flowers out of paper.<p>Making paper flowers is fun and easy way to …

Crafting

How to paint landscapes, according to 3 landscape artists

Here are their top tips for getting inspired and choosing the perfect landscape<p><b>• Landscape artists reveal their top tips on how to paint a landscape</b> …

Francis Bacon

Painting for Beginners: How to Get Started

There seem to be a lot of things to think about when just beginning to paint. What medium? How to begin? Starting with a water-based medium such as …

Digital Art

How to Paint With Concrete

Introduction: How to Paint With Concrete<p>Why would you ever want to bother painting a mural with concrete, you ask? Why not just use normal paint? …

DIY