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08

Jul

Why crafting is good for mental healthStudies show that complex and creative activities like knitting, cake decorating or crossword puzzles can create a non-medicinal, feel-good high.

Why crafting is good for mental health
Studies show that complex and creative activities like knitting, cake decorating or crossword puzzles can create a non-medicinal, feel-good high.

28

Jun

These days you can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf. But your wallet isn’t the only one paying the price for such convenience — the planet is, too. Here’s how to go green and save green.

These days you can find pretty much anything processed, prepared, packaged and waiting for you on a store shelf. But your wallet isn’t the only one paying the price for such convenience — the planet is, too. Here’s how to go green and save green.

18

May

16 ways to reuse wine bottles

14

May

8 lively crafts made from fallen treesUse every bit of dead trees with these fun DIY projects.

8 lively crafts made from fallen trees
Use every bit of dead trees with these fun DIY projects.

02

May

6 creative ideas for leftover fabric scrapsPut those fabric scraps to use with these clever ideas, from baby toys to rag rugs.

6 creative ideas for leftover fabric scraps
Put those fabric scraps to use with these clever ideas, from baby toys to rag rugs.

02

Apr

10 beautifully useful things made from ‘useless’ trash
By ‘inspiring the world to see waste differently,’ a new book challenges old ideas about what garbage is.

30

Mar

DIY recycled crayonsDo you have broken crayons that you don’t want to waste? Why not reshape them into new, fun recycled crayons!

DIY recycled crayons
Do you have broken crayons that you don’t want to waste? Why not reshape them into new, fun recycled crayons!

25

Mar

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticksDon’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.

Creative ways to use branches, twigs and sticks
Don’t just toss your tree debris over the fence. Use it to make a fence and other cool things.

13

Mar

7 creative uses for dryer lintDon’t put that lint in the trash — compost it, craft with it or clean up a mess. Here’s how.

7 creative uses for dryer lint
Don’t put that lint in the trash — compost it, craft with it or clean up a mess. Here’s how.

11

Mar

10 curious uses for Altoids tinsThese tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?

10 curious uses for Altoids tins
These tiny metal boxes are great for storage — but did you know that you can turn one into a solar-powered charger?