This Secret Treasure Room May Be The Best Birthday Present Of All Time

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When Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a disused storage space attached to their son's room, they decided to convert it into a Secret Treasure Room. For years, they concealed the room's entrance with a dresser, waiting for the perfect moment – their son's fourth birthday – to reveal its existence. Here, Sarah… » 8/10/14 5:19pm 8/10/14 5:19pm

Here's An Amazing Glowing Dress You Can Totally Make

If you've been wishing and hoping (and thinking and praying) for a way to create a dress that's even a little bit like some of the amazing fashions out of The Hunger Games, your dreams have just come true. Natalie Walsh has posted both this video and instructions on how to make your own fantastic luminescent dress… » 6/01/14 6:02pm 6/01/14 6:02pm

Here's the Only Coachella Makeup Tutorial You'll Ever Need

This weekend, thousands of young people from around the world will be packing up and traveling to the the middle of the California desert for Coachella, the most buzzed about music festival of the year. Of course, these days Coachella style is just as important as Coachella music so how do you keep yourself looking… » 4/11/14 11:25am 4/11/14 11:25am

14 Pieces of Actual, No-Bullshit Wedding Planning Advice

There's a lot of wedding advice floating around the Internet. Problem is, a lot of it is useless fluff dreamed up by a) relatively well-heeled editors contractually obligated to spend their days inventing absurd nonsense to fill pages surrounded by advertisements b) people who've never planned a wedding/mistakenly… » 3/31/14 3:50pm 3/31/14 3:50pm

One-Third of American Women Are on Pinterest, Love Cheese Dip Recipes

It would appear that a full third of women in the U.S. are really, really into mason-jar D.I.Y. projects and inspirational quotes overlaid onto stock photos. Because according to the latest numbers, 33 percent of American women who bother using the Internet at all are now on Pinterest. » 1/02/14 12:20pm 1/02/14 12:20pm

Important Life Lessons From Pinterest's Top Pins of 2013

Pinterest is to physically impossible crafts, recipes, and photographs for the homebound and quixotic what Cosmo is to physically impossible sex positions for the recently deflowered. But that hasn't stopped millions of pinners from coalescing on the social bulletin board and making their voices (and tastes) heard.… » 12/19/13 2:45pm 12/19/13 2:45pm

The Sriracha Factory Might Be Closing, but You Can Make Your Own!

Sick and tired of essentially living inside a giant cloud of pepper spray, residents of Irwindale, CA petitioned to have the Huy Fong Foods factory (makers of Sriracha) shut down until they can regulate their fumes. Yesterday, city officials filed suit. A judge will decide on Thursday whether or not to grant the order. » 10/30/13 1:30pm 10/30/13 1:30pm

Don't Let All Those Dick Pics Go To Waste -- Make a Calendar!

I got another dick pic yesterday. And I have to say, this one wasn’t bad. Usually, the pics I get remind me of scenes from TREMORS, but this one was back lit with some soft afternoon light. Fine. Still, I felt the same way I do when I get a present from my mother. I pretend to act excited, and say things like “Oh!… » 8/01/13 11:50am 8/01/13 11:50am

Why Are Women DIY Entrepreneurs Called 'Hobbyists'?

Much has been written about the so-called "new domesticity," the surge in interest in things like canning, pickling, cooking, bread-baking, sewing, knitting, and gardening, which — at least if one were to judge by the pages of Etsy.com, the "crafts" category on Pinterest, or the stalls of your local hipster market —… » 5/08/13 1:20pm 5/08/13 1:20pm

Here Is A Beautiful Cross-Stitch Visualization of How Women Voted In…

Roopa Vasudevan, a graduate student in New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, used cross-stitch to represent women's voting patterns in this year's presidential election. Her work, currently on display in New York, is a series of embroidered panels, one for each of 11 chosen states. In each… » 12/17/12 3:25pm 12/17/12 3:25pm

Is Martha Stewart the New Hipster Hero?

Is Martha Stewart, Our Lady of Cranberry Relish and Thinly Veiled Apoplexy, the latest mascot of 21st-century hipsterdom? I have no idea, but the internet certainly has feelings on the subject! According to some breathless trend-gathering in the New York Times, young "hipster" people with novelty pants and artisanal… » 11/27/12 12:50pm 11/27/12 12:50pm

How to Make Your Very Own Delicious Thanksgiving Unturkey

I don't give a shit what anyone says, Thanksgiving is about mashed potatoes. And maybe pumpkin pie, if you're stretching it. But turkey? It takes time, it's easy to screw up, it can be stringy and bone dry, and even the best bird just tastes like...turkey. Which is not always a good thing. Or, you know, you just don't… » 11/21/12 11:15am 11/21/12 11:15am