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How to: Survive a trip to Detroit

  DETROIT — The police force is nearly extinct. Firemen have no equipment. The hydrants don’t work. Once the richest city in America, today Detroit lies in ruins as windowless, abandoned buildings blanket the landscape and crime commands the streets. There are still remnants of the beautiful city that once was within the devastation. The […]

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How to: Upcycle wine bottles

At a recent dinner gathering with family, I found myself looking around at the cluster of empty beer and wine bottles thinking of an inventive way to reuse them. I am all about recycling items and doing my part to help the environment, but I was inspired to do something different, and a do-it-yourself craft […]

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A reader’s tour of London (on a writer’s budget)

By Stephanie Alderton London is a book lover’s paradise. Most of the writers who shaped the canon of Western literature, from Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling, used this city as a hangout, a training ground or a backdrop for fictional adventures. They left their fingerprints everywhere: statues, theatres, pubs, hotels and dozens of inconspicuous landmarks made […]

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How to: Fuel your Final Four passion on a budget

By Angel Foster Like “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome,” “two men enter; one man leaves.” But in this case, 68 teams will dribble, swish and dunk their way through March Madness to earn the chance at a national title. While the athletes will pay their way with blood, sweat and tears, fan’s will cheer and jeer, […]

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How to: Make your own kinetic garden art

How to: Make your own kinetic garden art

  By Elana Ashanti Jefferson Each sensory detail in the garden, from a fuzzy stem to a fresh water droplet, is amplified by the addition of an artful, man-made accent. Sure, gardeners can place yet another jeweled stepping stone among the greenery or stab a glittery metal bug on a stick into the dirt. But […]

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How to Start a Freelance Web Design Business

By Lindsey Leitner   Have you considered starting a freelance Web design business but don’t know where to start? Do you even know if freelancing is a possibility for you? Freelancing can be exciting but it is also challenging and takes much more time than you would actually think. It is by no means a […]

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Building a bookshelf with your bare hands in ten easy steps

Building a bookshelf with your bare hands in ten easy steps

The Crestline Avenue Home Depot offers inspriation and lumber when it comes to bookshelf building. Photo by Collene Lewis. By Collene Lewis 1. Go to Ikea. 2. Cry. 3. Get lost among towering shelves of spatulas and pastry brushes – things you never knew you needed until now! 4. Spend two hours weighing the pros […]

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Shedding Light on the Darkroom

  By Kailyn Lamb Changes in the World of Photography The industry of photography has changed immensely with the invention of digital photography. In my personal experience, the way I was taught photography changed in a matter of four years in high school. The program went from being all film my freshman year, to all […]

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Stop Whining about Wine: How to Just Pick One

By Kayla Kimmett   When picking out a wine, a shopper should take into consideration the different aspects of a wine and the personal taste of the person who will be drinking the wine. Some buyers choose a wine based on how appealing the bottle looks at first glance. Others pay more attention to what […]

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How to prepare and behave at a baseball game

By Joshua Schott Spring is just around the corner, meaning two things; good weather is finally on its way, and baseball is almost in full swing. Spring training is already underway but opening day will be here in no time. Opening day in baseball is one of the most exciting times of the year for […]

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