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When Did You Learn to Knit or Crochet?

We all learn to knit or crochet at different points in our lives. Some are taught as children, while others don't pick it up until retirement.So, …

Yarn

Crochet Bohemian Clutch

Here’s a smaller handbag that is part bohemian, part evening bag, part flowers, part buttons, part tassels, and lots of fun. And - this was a …

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Yarn Skein Change

A Yarn Skein Change is needed when one skein runs out and you need to add the next one.<p>When I started crocheting I didn’t know what I’m about to …

Spring Bean Cowl

Share It:<p><i>Thank you Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!</i><p>I had the opportunity to try the new Mandala yarn from Lion Brand and I am …

Computer-generated child helps spotlight kids in crisis

UNICEF Sweden finds a creative way to put a face to a worldwide emergency -- morph images of children in crisis into one virtual girl named Sofia.<p>Meet Sofia. She is 7 years old and standing in a rubber boat with water up to her knees. She is cold and afraid.<p>Only she isn't real. She's …

Whew! There will be no texting in AMC movie theaters after all

Thank goodness. The nightmarish specter of theaters full of texting millennials won't come true at the AMC theater chain.<p>You could almost feel the panic spreading across the land.<p>Adam Aron, CEO of theater chain AMC Theatres, sat down for an interview with Variety this week. The conversation turned …

Comcast unveils plan to ditch the cable box; FCC hints it's not good enough

The cable service is trying to get ahead of the FCC's proposed tougher set-top box rules with a plan to get its Xfinity TV services on Samsung smart TVs and Roku boxes.<p>Sometimes, you almost want to feel sorry for cable companies. Customers hate them. The cord-cutting trend seems to be picking up …

Samsung remains smartphone leader as Apple struggles

But Chinese vendors accounted for three of the top five global smartphone players, according to a new report from research firm IDC.<p>Samsung saw a slight dip in smartphone shipments last quarter but was still top dog thanks to demand for its Galaxy S7 lineup.<p>For the first quarter of 2016, Samsung …

You can now pay someone to call customer service for you

A startup called GetHuman offers to handle your most-dreaded customer service calls for $5 to $25 a pop.<p>If you hate hold music, you'll love this.<p>Boston-based startup GetHuman on Wednesday unveiled a new service that lets you to pay $5 to $25 to hire a "problem solver" who will call a company's …

Why Ted Cruz Should Drop Everything And Watch 'Zootopia' Immediately

It’s not easy grabbing a few hours of downtime when you’re desperately trying to keep yourself in contention for the Republican nomination for president, but if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) gets a chance over the weekend, he should see Disney’s new hit animated feature “Zootopia."<p>The movie is about an …

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Replacing Your Lawn With Landscaping

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Before & After: A Basic Kitchen Gets a Major Personality Upgrade

This blogger didn't settle for bare bones.<p>It's easy to look at a basic kitchen and feel uninspired: The builder-grade cabinets, simple laminate countertops, harsh overhead lighting, and the total absence of color. But blogger Kaylor Little of Fisherman's Wife Furniture looked at the bare bones …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

5 Must-Visit Botanical Gardens Across The Country

Nature meets nurture at these five otherworldly botanical gardens<p>Mother Nature saves some of her most spectacular creations for this time of year, and these five botanical gardens offer up a bounty crop of flowers and inspiring landscapes. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com.

Can you hear me now? Verizon, AT&T to make voice-over-LTE interoperable in 2015

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Verizon<p>AT&T and Verizon have just started rolling out voice over LTE (VoLTE), but they already have plans to link their …

Milk: 11 reasons why it’s not such a superfood after all

New research shows that drinking three glasses of milk a day could be bad for your health. Here is what a pinta might be doing to you<p>Milk used to be touted as a health drink. Jam-packed with all the essential food groups as well as vitamins and minerals such as phosphorous and calcium, a glass of …

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Hazel Crest man describes fight with off-duty cop

A south suburban man turned himself in to police Saturday afternoon in association with the beating and robbing of an off-duty Chicago police sergeant in the Loop on Thursday.<p>Brian Williams, 21, of Hazel Crest, is one of four people being held in connection with the incident, according to a law …

BEFORE & AFTER: From Faux Pine Disaster To Tiled Perfection

The amazing makeover of this dated kitchen.<p>Designer Shawn Henderson helms the amazing makeover of this dated kitchen. This piece originally appeared on countryliving.com.

21 Problems You Can Solve With Baking Soda

Seriously, store a box of this stuff in every room of your house.<p>Sure, it's a pro at making chewy chocolate chip cookies, but baking soda's real claim-to-fame is its power to freshen and clean many spots in your home. It's a super-effective (but gentle) abrasive and is a great natural deodorizer, …

You Will Never Guess What This Backyard is Hiding

...And you won't believe how much you'll want to do the same thing in your yard, too.<p>Confession: We had to do a double-take when we saw this yard-and-pool combo on BuzzFeed. Featuring a refreshing pool concealed by green grass, this backyard might be one of the most out-of-control things we've ever …

3 Components of a Website That Sells

At one point, when I was fresh out of college, I was really excited to learn how to build websites. I studied HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, MySQL, …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Steam launches user reviews to help you find better games

Today Valve launched a new feature for its digital games market Steam that should make it easier to find games you actually want to play. Called Steam Reviews, the service is essentially user-generated reviews, much like what you see on sites like Amazon. You can read and write reviews that will be …

User Generated Content

Blackberry Fluff

<i>In Cooking from Every Angle, we hear from our fearless leaders: Food52 co-founders Amanda & Merrill.</i><p><i>Today: Amanda shows us how to update an old-school dessert.</i><p>Back when it was acceptable to throw some chopped fruit in Jell-O and call it a salad, another, genius Jell-O dish was born. This …

Dessert

Strawberry Ice Cream

This is the time, a few days before the Fourth, when we start mowing, weedeating, weeding flower beds, cleaning the house, getting out our drink …

All-Natural, All-American Rocket Pops

<i>Every Friday, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: The easiest way to feel like a kid on the Fourth of July? Make Rocket Pops at home with this recipe from Ashley of Edible Perspective.</i><p>Growing up, Rocket Pops were my …

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Mango Lassi-sicles

<i>Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day -- on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.</i><p><i>Today: How to turn mango lassis into popsicles. Because everything is better on a stick.</i><p>I am sure that the mango on my kitchen counter has suffered …

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Samsung's smartwatch to be unveiled Sept. 4, report says

The Samsung smartwatch will be unveiled in early September, according to a report this week.<p>SamMobile, a website that covers Samsung news, reports that it has confirmed that the South Korean tech giant will unveil its rumored device on Sept. 4.<p>The unveiling will take place at the IFA annual …

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