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25 Powerful Quotes From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Zen Buddhism is a profound philosophy that counters much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>In western society, we tend to think that we’ll find …

How-To: Small Space Water Garden

Add a lovely waterscape to your patio or balcony with this small space water garden tutorial from Apartment Therapy!<p>Curious? Head on over to Apartment Therapy to see how it’s done.<p>My two cents: It’s certainly beautiful, but, like many of the commenters on the site, I’d be a bit concerned about …


How-To: Easy Knit Pants

Looking forward to a weekend of relaxation? Whip up a pair of breezy, comfy pants with this easy knit pants tutorial from The Sewing Rabbit!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to The Sewing Rabbit to see the full how-to.<p>[Via CraftGossip]


How-To: Mug Cake Teacher Gift

Start the new school year off right: make mug cake teacher gifts for new faces and old favorites with this tutorial from Heather at Dollar Store Crafts!


How-To: Felt Stick Horses

Let your little one’s imagination run wild with these DIY felt stick horses from Lia Griffith.<p>Head over to Lia Griffith to see the full tutorial and download the printable pattern!

How-To: Knit Mary Jane Slippers

Get a jump on your cool weather crafting with this cute Mary Jane slippers knitting pattern from designer Anna Kaisa Piispanen on Ravelry!

Color-Tipped Knit Scarf


How-To: Myrtle the Purl Turtle

Getting a jump on holiday gift-making? You’ll definitely want to add this adorable plush turtle from Molly’s Sketchbook on The Purl Bee to your go-to project list for kids!<p>Head over to The Purl Bee to see the full how-to.


How-To: Whimsical Rolled Paper Pumpkins

Add a bit of whimsey to your autumn table (or your Halloween/Thanksgiving decor) with this tutorial for making lovely rolled paper pumpkins from Heather at Whipperberry!<p>Want to make your own paper pumpkins? Head on over to Whipperberry to see the full how-to.<p>[Via Dollar Store Crafts]

The 7 Top Habits of High Achievers | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What separates the high achievers from the also ran’s, the scorers from the mediocre, the successful from the ordinary. The answer greatly lies in …

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …


6 Ways to Become a Creature of New Habits

To quote Joan Didion, "With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved." Here's how to kick-start real change—and start on your path for …

Joan Didion