Saturday, June 23

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Celebrate Cake Decorating Day With These 20 Beautiful Confections

Celebrate Cake Decorating Day With These 20 Beautiful Confections

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); True story: my mom is a cake decorator. This means that I had amazing birthday sweets growing up, and I got to watch her work on fantastic creations for weddings and other special occasions. Unfortunately, I didn't get the artistic gene, so I was relegated to "helping" by eating icing and watching "The Next Great Baker." I've always been in awe of the talent that goes into cake creations, so in honor of National Cake Decorating Day, here are 20 of the most stunning cakes I've ever seen. 1. Birch trees and autumn leaves are just dazzling for this time of year. Melissa D / MyCakeSchool.com googletag.cmd.push(function()...
I Never Thought To Do This With Frames — So Beautifully Genius

I Never Thought To Do This With Frames — So Beautifully Genius

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I've always wanted to create a gallery wall...they're a fun, simple way to make a space look polished and personalized. But inevitably, when I start to attack the project, I stop and realize...I am way too clumsy to make this look as good as the Pinterest photo I saw. So my white walls live another boring day. But it doesn't have to be so hard! With some butcher paper, a marker, and some paint, we can all make beautiful gallery walls in no time! Here's what you need:5-7 images 5-7 framesButcher paperSandpaperPaint, brush, painter's tapeMarkerHammerNails Trace and cut out the frames on some butcher paper. Mark on the page where the screw should go. YouTube / LEAF Layout the wall by taping ...
This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

This Artist And Her Girlfriend Have The Most Creative Anniversary Tradition Ever

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If you've ever spent time with an artist (or if you're fortunate enough to be one yourself), you know that creative minds process the world differently. While most people spend their downtime scrolling through social media or poring over books, artists whittle away their idle hours creating something new.Just ask Natasha Farnsworth. While hanging around with her girlfriend one day, her affinity for traditional art and her desire to become a tattoo artist collided, resulting in a project that's unlike anything you've ever seen before. Farnsworth constantly draws inspiration from the woman she loves, but this time, she decided to get her involved in a much more visceral way. Gathering her materials, she began this incredible series of body paintings that are designed to bend the mind's eye...
He Needed To Store The Finer Things In Life, So He Built These Awesome Shelves

He Needed To Store The Finer Things In Life, So He Built These Awesome Shelves

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTBT_ATF'); }); With a bookshelf full of my mother's favorite cookbooks and cabinets full of her Tupperware containers, it's a bit embarrassing to admit that there isn't much room in my kitchen for the more important things...like a little booze action. We tend to keep our selection of fine-ish wines sitting atop the fridge.While in a similar boat, Redditor Palletize chose to be proactive and created these awesome liquor shelves using miniature pallets. I hope he doesn't mind that I'm stealing this idea and trying these out in my own home! Using a reciprocating saw, he dismantled larger pallets to create multiple shelves at once. Reddit / Palletize ...
This Guy Explored An Abandoned Russian Mine In The Mountains…And It Was Amazing

This Guy Explored An Abandoned Russian Mine In The Mountains…And It Was Amazing

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); Urban exploration even under the best of circumstances is a risky proposition, but try telling that to photographer Mikhail Mishainik. Mishainik is well-known for his daring explorations of various abandoned industrial sites around Russia. While Mishainik has a dizzying array of photo sets to choose from, one of the most interesting is his exploration of abandoned ore mines in the Russian Ural Mountains. It wasn't until the outbreak of World War II that the Ural Mountains were mined. Mines of Ural googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCBM_BTF’); }); The crush for natural resource
This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

This Simple Spoon Has The Power To Give Thousands Of People The Lives They Deserve

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If you threw a dart at a world map right now, you'd undoubtedly hit a place where food is the great equalizer. Deals are made, relationships are forged, and accomplishments are celebrated over food in every hemisphere. For millions of people worldwide who suffer from conditions like Parkinson's disease and essential tremor, however, eating is a complicated and often embarrassing experience, especially when done in public. That's where the designers behind Liftware come in. These tech industry innovators created a self-stabilizing utensil that has the power to help those dealing with hand tremors enjoy this simple pleasure again. Whether users' respective tremors are mild or severe, Liftware is designed to give people the sense of agenc...
Before You Got Into The Trend, Your Dad Was The Ultimate Hipster

Before You Got Into The Trend, Your Dad Was The Ultimate Hipster

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Listen. I could sit here all day and rattle off a list of things that make your hipster lifestyle decidedly uncool, but what I'm really about to say is going to rock your faux-original world. While you and your mustaches and vinyls and short shorts strut around sipping lavender-infused coffee, you're all blissfully unaware of the fact that you've failed in your attempts to be misunderstood beatniks with a flair for originality. Why's that? Well, because your dads did it first. Don't believe me? Just ask author and copywriter Brad Getty. He's the mastermind behind a little book by the name of Dads are the Original Hipsters, and he's here to shut your nonsense down. Eat your hearts out, first movers. Dad was moving long before you. The book is essentially a compilation of legendary hipster...
Are This Dad’s Interpretations Of His Kid’s Drawings Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

Are This Dad’s Interpretations Of His Kid’s Drawings Cool, Creepy, Or Both?

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This Law Enforcement Training Video Covers A Very Bizarre Kind Of Incident

This Law Enforcement Training Video Covers A Very Bizarre Kind Of Incident

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googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DTAT_ATF'); }); Back in the 1980s and 1990s, America was dealing with what is now referred to as the "Satanic Panic." That is, fear of the occult and rituals happening in everyday, suburban America. While today, this panic might seem a little bizarre, back then, millions of people took it incredibly seriously. The Satanic Panic actually formed a thriving industry for a time with dozens of books, videos, and TV specials on the topic being produced every year. The following 1994 film entitled "Law Enforcement Guide to Satanic Cults" was one of those videos... In it, so-called "occult experts" explain to police what they should look for to track down and stop Satanic crime...
Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

Think Being Pregnant Is Bad Now?…Here’s How Terrible It USED To Be

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I am not, nor will I ever be, a pregnant woman. And while I do think there's some truth in the idea that men can suffer from womb envy, at the same time I am very glad I will never have to go through the things pregnant women do for just shy of a year.But things could be a lot worse for pregnant women...and they were for a VERY long time. Let's take a trip through the medically dubious and often blatantly sexist pregnancy myths of the past, shall we? 1. The wheat and barley pee test. Wikimedia Commons A document from ancient Egypt says that women in 1350 BCE would detect pregnancy by peeing on wheat and barley seeds. If the barley grows, it's a boy! If the wheat grows, it's a girl! While that might sound strange, the WEIRDEST part about it i...