Monthly Archives: May 2021

8 summer DIYs to welcome warm weather and boost creativity

Photo: LUANATUTZI Photos/Shutterstock The warmer months are coming and that means you can expect more than a few lazy beach days. Hot weather can boost your mood, and so can crafting according to scientific studies. This summer, find your arts and crafts rhythm with DIY projects! Prepare to be inspired …

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WA redistribution could benefit the GOP, as voting patterns change

After each census, the legislative and congressional districts are redrawn to ensure that each has roughly the same number of people. In some states, this is a partisan, gerrymandered, undemocratic mess. But in Washington state the lines are drawn by a bipartite commission with citizen contribution, which means that both …

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Recycled materials ‘not enough’, says startup whose synthetic tights ‘fully biodegrade in landfills’

Billi London tights, landfill biodegradable Billy London It is common knowledge that our disposable clothing culture contributes millions of tons to landfill waste every year. The majority of these garments contain synthetic fibers like polyester and nylon, which release microplastics upon washing, wear and disposal. Circular economy business models have …

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The benefits of arts and crafts for adults

If you’re bored at home, try learning a new job that’s fun, rewarding, and has lots of benefits! In recent months, many of us have increased our screen time, including me! Faced with the impossibility – or at least the difficulty – of getting out, many of us have taken …

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Angela Hoxsey, House in Order: Organizing Your Arts and Crafts Supplies | Home and garden

One of the privileges and pleasures of a traditional American lifestyle is having the time and money to pursue a hobby. If your hobby is watching TV sports or playing video games, you don’t need much more than your favorite viewing screen, but if you actually play a sport or …

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Japanese Artist Makes Adorable Crochet Bonsai Trees

To the untrained eye, knitting can look a bit like witchcraft. Master seamstresses seem to magically create all kinds of textile objects with quick and agile hand movements. A Japanese artisan who works under the name Atelier Euph creates particularly impressive knitted and crocheted sculptural objects. She recently paid homage …

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TeXtreme materials go to Mars

TeXtreme tow carbon fabrics and UD tapes were used extensively in the construction of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter, which on April 30e made its fourth flight to Mars and saw its mission extended by a month. Ingenuity achieved all of the major mission goals in its first three flights and on …

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