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6 Reasons Not to Get Married

1. Because Not-Married Doesn't Mean All Alone<p>If you're married, it's generally assumed you'll always have somebody—for better or worse. But I'd just …

Road Trips

Karen Armstrong: Finding Compassion for Yourself

The late rabbi Albert Friedlander once impressed upon me the importance of the biblical commandment, "Love your neighbor as yourself." I had always …

Fun-Da-Mental

12 Fast, Easy Ways to Declutter Your House for the Holidays

Peter Walsh knows a thing or two about houseguests. One of seven children, he hails from Australia, the land of enthusiastic world travelers. "If one …

5 Design Pros (and Moms) Share Their Organizing Tips for Every Room

Real-life moms share their tips for every room.<p>An interior design, a blogger, a professional organizer, and more experts — who also happen to be real-life moms — share simple ways to bring order to every room.

Organize Yourself: DIY Geometric Patterned Trays

We love geometric designs — that’s no secret. From Clay Geode Necklaces to Geometric Lighting, we can’t get enough of this shapely trend. For today’s bit of geometric decor, we took inspiration from this piece of Geometric Wall Art on Anunk Blog (the post is in Czech!) but decided to take a more …

Crafting

Ikea Expedit

Ikea Expedit<p>We still can't believe that more than <b>100,000</b> of you have checked out our Ikea Expedit Project! What originally was supposed to be a …

28 Weekend Home Decorating Projects

1 of 29<p>Paint Furniture<p>While a fresh coat of colorful paint can revive a piece of furniture, you can take it a step further by adding pattern, too. …

DIY Pressed Rose Petal Tray

We live right across from a beautiful rose garden in Golden Gate Park and sometimes Henry and I collect petals to press on our way home. This DIY …

Mini Floral Bouquet

18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

Bookstores can be a destination upon themselves.<p>From Venice to Mexico City, check out some of the most interesting book retailers out there.<p><b>1. Libreria Acqua Alta, Venice, Italy.</b><p>This bookstore features classic volumes of American and Italian books packed in traditional Venetian gondola boats. But …

Books

Bookbinding Fundamentals: Basic Stab Binding

The traditional Japanese four-hole stab bookbinding technique has a simple, contemporary appeal and it’s excellent for beginners. There’s no gluing …

Sewing

How to Make Painted Bottle Vases - DIY & Crafts

What you need:<p>Tools:<p>A big syringe<br>• A paint brush<br>• A bowl<p>Supplies / ingredients:<p>Few transparent bottles and jars<br>• Watercolors or wall paint<br>• Plastic tubes of …

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<i>This season, make every gathering a memorable occasion with a little handmade creativity. Eight Etsy sellers teamed up with Whole Foods Market to create a series of DIY craft tutorials aimed to make your holiday entertaining a bit sweeter.</i> <i>By day, Mandy is a health policy wonk. At night and on the</i> …

DIY Rope Bowl | A Pair & A Spare

If you’ve been tuning in over the last few months you may have guessed that I’ve got a bit of an addiction to rope. There’s just something so perfect …

Design DIY: Floating Pressed Botanicals | California Home + Design

Make the most out of the resources that grow right outside your window with an easy DIY, courtesy of our sister publishing company, Chronicle</b> …

Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.<p>Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into …

DIY: Rearrangeable Magnetic Board + A Consumer Crafts Prize Pack Giveaway!

This post and giveaway has been sponsored by Consumer Crafts. I was provided some of the materials for the post.<p>Everybody seems to want to organize …

Style Watch: How to Organize Your Stationery

I have more cards than I could possible send in twelve lifetimes.<p>In the craftroom, I have a box that I call “Hallmark.” It’s overflowing with …

Crafting

Try This: Textured Planter Project

This morning I stepped outside in a sweater and shorts only to run back inside and change into jeans. It's getting chilly over here! I've got quite a …

Transformed :: Imprinted Clay Bowls

Anyone else shocked that the holidays are right around the corner? Claire here, and this year I’m vowing to not find myself in an end-of-the-year …

Q&A with Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban - Dwell

Whether he’s drawing up world-class public architecture, like France’s Centre Pompidou–Metz, or temporary disaster housing ingeniously constructed from cardboard tubes and beer crates, architect Shigeru Ban never loses his focus on innovative, logical design. "I don’t take a different approach …

Human Rights

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Microbiology

Home - Music and Memory

Help Spread the Music<p>and Give New Life to Someone You Love<p>Millions of aging Americans living in long-term care facilities face cognitive and physical …

Watch Music Bring Back Memories for Alzheimer's Patients

How songs can help people whose minds are deteriorating.<p>One day in 2006, New York social worker Dan Cohen realized that with today's devices, all of his favorite music—he's a fan of '60s rock—is at his fingertips, but he might no longer be able to listen to it if he winds up in a nursing home when …