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'Oppenheimer Blue' Diamond Sells at Auction for $57.5 Million

A 14.6-carat blue diamond auctioned at Christie's in Geneva for $57.5 million, including fees, becoming the most expensive diamond ever auctioned.<p>The stone, called the "Oppenheimer Blue," followed a record-high jewelry sale by Sotheby's Tuesday, which totaled $175 million, the highest total ever …

Flowchart: Should I Buy This?

I used to pride myself on two things: scoring really great bargains, and giving really great gifts. But this summer, something snapped. Preparing for …

Shopping

How to wear wide leg trousers

If you're still undecided about wide trousers, shed the fear. Now that culottes have bounced from strange to staple in a strikingly short amount of time, wider-cut trousers are fast becoming the cold-weather stand in.<p>The success of culottes, happened as <i>Instyle</i> Editor Charlotte Moore explains …

Sherri Shepherd Must Remain on Birth Certificate of Son Born Via Surrogate, Pay Child Support

Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd lost her fight to have her name removed from the birth certificate of the son she had via surrogate, and she …

Keeping up with the Joneses, Neolithic Scotland edition

KIRKWALL, Scotland — It’s been described as an outdoor cathedral of sorts, and to me that’s exactly how it feels.<p>As I stand on this windswept bit of …

7 Life-Changing Organizing Lessons We Learned from Marie Kondo

We found joy in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up — and you can too.<p><i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i> is everywhere lately, or so it seems — Japanese author Marie Kondo's unique, joy-based organizational method has spread across the States like wildfire, drawing millions of new followers to …

8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter

Trust us. You'll feel better once you let it go. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>Finally discarding the pile of catalogs that's hiding your dining room table is one thing; getting rid of old photographs, hand-me-downs, or life's other souvenirs is another.<p>"Everything we own …

How to transfer a picture from a magazine on paper – DIY is FUN

The unusual technique transfer image from page glossy magazine on a sheet of paper or cardboard. If you wish for this methodology you can make …

How to restick your cutting mat/ Cuidado plancha de corte

Hola! hoy traigo un tutorial algunos tips para cuidar nuestras planchas de corte ya sea de su Cricut o Silhoutte... Les cuento que la mía ya tiene 3 …

How One Woman's Discovery Shook the Foundations of Geology

<b>By Brooke Jarvis</b><p><b>Marie Tharp spent the fall of 1952</b> hunched over a drafting table, surrounded by charts, graphs, and jars of India ink. Nearby, spread …

Earth Science

Felt Christmas Tree Pins

Christmas Tree pins are a really fun tradition. I love seeing people walking around New York with a miniature tree pinned to lapels of their heavy …

Golden Girls

Last night at God’s Love We Deliver’s annual Golden Heart Awards, a fashionable crowd including Nicola Peltz, Halle Berry, and Blake Lively came out to show their support for the New York-based charity and the evening’s guest of honor Anna Wintour, who received their prestigious community service …

How to Print on Fabric – Freezer Paper Method

How to Print on Fabric – Freezer Paper Method Today I’m sharing a fun way and economical way to print on fabric, using your home Inkjet Computer! I …

Paper Punching Autumn Leaves

When the leaves turn from green into beautiful hues of orange, yellow, red and brown, we know it’s time to get crafty. While raking your yard or going for a walk in the park, collect the prettiest leaves and grab your paper punches. These leaf die cuts would look great in paper crafting or Modge …

How-To: Magnetic Flying Squirrel Needle Minder

This amazing magnetic flying squirrel needle minder from Mollie at Wild Olive is definitely both the most adorable and the most useful thing that I’ve seen on the internet today.<p>I certainly need one for my next embroidery or hand-sewing project, and I’m guessing that you do too!<p>Want to make a …

Freebie: Winter Scene Images

Shrink down this wonderful winter scene and color for a great holiday card or keep it full size for the kids as a coloring page. You can download and …

Make Your Own Fire Pit in 4 Easy Steps!

I’ve never been much of a camping person (I’m more of a “glamping” person for sure). I’ve certainly done my fair share of it over the years, but I …

DIY Crochet Market Bag Pattern

<i>Our very talented crochet contributor Michelle has come back from a relaxing holiday and has created a new crochet bag pattern exclusively for My</i> …

School Sexual Abuse Survivors End Decades of Secrecy

Jon Seiger was just a month into the seventh grade the first time it happened. On an overnight trip to Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1972, a …

Project: Fox in the Forest Card

Lawn Fawn stamps is introducing some of their brand new winter and Christmas clear stamp sets and matching die stes like the lovely Joy to the Woods …

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

How to make Single Crochet Scarf for Beginners

How to Make Magnetic Slime

Shares 201K<p><b>Did you know that it’s possible to make slime magnetic?</b> I didn’t either until recently when I found a post on Pinterest from Instructables …

Easy Chunky Crochet Sweater

I’ve always wanted to try crocheting some sort of clothing piece that I could wear as I’ve previously made a lot of accessories such as cowls and …

Demystifying Caramel

It’s a one-ingredient wonder, a bit of culinary magic -- here’s how to make it, complete with pro tips.<p>Caramel is a true one-ingredient wonder (okay, two if you’re counting water). Granulated sugar is melted in a pot and boiled until it turns into caramel. Simple, right? Not so fast. Even skilled …

Get Your Zen With Scandinavian Style

Scandinavian style is fast becoming popular around the world, and it is not difficult to see why. The simplicity and elegance that permeates through …

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

Interior Design

The Easiest Way to Bring Scandinavian Style Into Your House

Colors in vaporous blues, soft grays & milky whites.<p>Vaporous blues, soft grays, milky whites — they capture light, especially northern light, in the most remarkable ways. Designers share their favorite Swedish colors.

How to Stream Your Media Anywhere with Dropbox and Google Drive

Google and Dropbox have some ridiculously low-priced 1TB storage options. With so much space for so little money, what could you do with it? Well, …