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Ladies & Gents, Meet the Easiest DIY Gift Ever: Bolo Ties

Your world is about to be whirled about, because we have the easiest DIY gift idea ever: bolo ties. Not your average macaroni necklace but just as simple to make, this DIY takes all of five minutes to finish and makes a great gift for gals and guys alike. Read more »
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Hitchcock’s Recipe for Success Revealed in this Stunning Student Film

Make sure you’re firmly perched upon a chair when you click the play button above, because this witty ode to the king of frightening films, Alfred Hitchcock, is so impeccably incredible, it might very well give you vertigo. Even if …

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Grin and Giggle Over these Vintage Thanksgiving Photos


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Times may have changed, but traditions have not; Thanksgiving is still that friend- and family-focused holiday during which we gather before a feast-laden table and tell ourselves we’ll remain true to the ‘pumpkin-pie-in-the-sky’ notion that this year, …

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Bag of Tricks: How to Make a DIY Bike Pouch

If our Pedal Pretty DIY series left you itching for more bike-based craft tutorials, consider this your lucky day! We’ve teamed up with Gwen Lutz of Nooworks to give you the skinny on how to make a handy handlebar pouch for your two-wheeler. Read more »

Page Turners: Life in a Bubble Has Never Looked So Good

It’s an undoubtedly incredible work, but I want to know how Melvin Sokolsky came up with the concept for this 1963 Harper’s Bazaar editorial. Read more »
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Get in the Halloween Spirit with Decaying Hollywood Mansions

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The Facebook page Decaying Hollywood Mansions is like the haunted house of Old Hollywood, if such a thing were to exist. Its chiaroscuro maze of shrieking starlets, eerie-eyed vampires, and shadowed detectives conjures up …

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From Chintzy to Chic: A DIY Hama Bead Necklace that Doesn’t Kid Around

It's easy to dismiss hama beads (a.k.a. perler beads) as a chintzy relic of childhood craft sessions. With this wild hama bead necklace DIY, though, we challenge you to ignite your imagination and create a wear-worthy hama bead DIY. Read more »
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Today’s Special: The Small and Mighty Kumquat

If fruits were cities, the cute, tiger-orange kumquat would be Manhattan – tiny, but frenetically bustling with more flavor per square mile than conceivably possible. Read more »
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Old Photographs Given New Life


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Set me in front of a box of yellowing, old photographs, and I’ll completely tune out my surroundings, lost in a trance like an asp curling to the music of a snake charmer’s pungi. Plunging into …

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The Cutest Cupcakes Ever, Quite Literally

I’m going to start with a cop-out of a first line here: “A picture tells a thousand words.” And with that, the photo above just wrote this post for me. The end. Read more »
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