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art of toys
The Art of Toys

Wielding only a needle and thread, seamstress Wendy Tsao makes children's drawings come alive with… >>

Digital Cameras 101: How to Take Pictures Like the Pros
Digital Cameras 101: How to Take Pictures Like the Pros

From how to use the flash to how to focus with a smartphone, these photography tips will help… >>

Creative Ways to Personalize Your Workspace
Creative Ways to Personalize Your Workspace

You spend 40 or more hours per week in your office or cubicle, so why not make it your own? >>

How to (Almost) Live Like a Multi-Millionaire
How to (Almost) Live Like a Multi-Millionaire

Take a cue from these athletes' incredible homes to create an oasis of relaxation and fun in your… >>

Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home
Maximize the Natural Light in Your Home

There are many benefits to bringing more natural light into your space. Here are a few ways to… >>

How to Make a Mini Rain Barrel
How to Make a Mini Rain Barrel

Save water--and money--by watering your garden Mother Nature’s way. All you need is an old water… >>

How to Save Time and Money on Laundry Day
How to Save Time and Money on Laundry Day

Check out this smart collection of little-known laundry secrets before you do your next load of… >>

The Nature of Rock Garden Design
The Nature of Rock Garden Design

Trying to dig up a new garden design idea? Try a rock garden. They're the right scale for small… >>

Make Your Own Nontoxic Pesticides
Make Your Own Nontoxic Pesticides

Backyard gardeners tend to use three times as much pesticide as farmers. But you can make your own… >>

Take the Cooking Outside: How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen
Take the Cooking Outside: How to Design an Outdoor Kitchen

Long summer days are great for outdoor dining. If you love grilling, read our primer on outdoor… >>

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Timothy Goodman: Artist as Storyteller

Artist Timothy Goodman talked to us about drawing by hand, dancing with fear, and disobeying one's… >>

weekend garden projects
4 Weekend Garden Projects Anyone Can Do

We’ve scoured the Internet for easy gardening projects that celebrate the best of spring. Check… >>

The Best Places to Buy Art Online
The Best Places to Buy Art Online

Tired of looking at bare walls? Here's where to find great art at great prices online. >>

How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Home
How to Celebrate the Royal Wedding at Home

Here are tips on how to host a royal wedding viewing party at your home. >>

How to Sell Your Stuff on eBay
How to Sell Your Stuff on eBay

Here’s how to dive right in to selling your unwanted items on eBay. >>

How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move
How to Downsize Your Stuff for a Move

How can you decide what to keep and what to toss when you move to a smaller space? Here are some… >>

What You Need to Know About Tornadoes
What You Need to Know About Tornadoes

Why do some thunderstorms spawn deadly columns of wind while others simply leave us drenched? >>

Simple Everyday Ways to Go Green
Simple Everyday Ways to Go Green

You can make a huge difference in your impact on the planet with just a few small changes to your… >>

Earth Day Statistics
6 Surprising Earth Day Statistics

Americans have made a lot of progress over the past few years in regards to our carbon footprint… >>

Do You Need to Dry Clean?
Do You Need to Dry Clean?

Learn how to read dry cleaning labels. >>