DIY Elbow Patch While perusing Pinterest one evening, I came across an intriguing tutorial on the wonderful art of needle felting. I had to learn more – especially after realizing it entailed repeatedly stabbing a needle up and down into a piece of fabric or sweater. A satisfying stress reliever that results in something wearable? Sign me up. And now that I can officially call myself a needle felting maven (and nerd), trust me when I say that you’re going to have a blast with this technique. You’ll need: With the sweater on, place a piece of tape about half an inch below the elbow. Align and center the bottom of the cookie cutter along the top of the tape. Fill the cutter, spreading out the wool fibers evenly. At the base of all felting needles are tiny, sharp burrs, which grab and interlock the wool fibers. Continue stabbing away until the surface is flat and even. Remove the cutter and use the tip of the needle to reign in any stray fibers, if necessary. Carefully peel the sweater away from the foam.
How to Beat a Temporary Motivational Slump People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. ~Andrew Carnegie Regardless of your level of motivation, it is human nature to have days when you aren’t feeling very motivated. By surrounding yourself with positive and motivational things, those days will normally be few and far between. However, if you find your lack of motivation lasting for more than a few days you may be on your way to a full-fledged motivation slump. True motivation is an internal force. Although motivation from other people can be helpful, reality is that you’re not always going to find the support and encouragement you need from other people when you need it. It’s not necessarily that they don’t care, sometimes it’s simply that other people are caught up in their own lives at the moment and simply don’t realize you’re waiting for them to motivate you. When You See a Slump Coming Forced vs. Final thoughts on self-motivation … Mahalo!
The 10 Most Adorable Unusual Animal Friendships Ah, interspecies animal love – it’s something we simply adore at the PBH Network. So we did a little research and found the 10 most adorable unusual animal friendships for your viewing pleasure: 10. At the The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species in South Carolina, 5 year old chimpanzee Anjana took up the task of helping to hand-raise an orphaned cub named Sierra. 9. A shorty but goody: a rabbit befriends an inquisitive deer with a touch of noses to solidify their new-found friendship! 8. Who doesn’t want a furry cuddle buddy? 7. From the Daily Mail, Anzac the baby kangaroo was abandoned and upon taking up residence at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia, became friends with Peggy the baby wombat.
27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Playful as kids are, accidents happen. And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house. Aloe Vera The aloe vera grows only under the sun with well drained dry or moist soil. woundscutsburnseczemareducing inflammation Apart from its external use on the skin, aloe vera is also taken internally in the treatment of : ulcerative colitis (drinking aloe vera juice)chronic constipationpoor appetitedigestive problems Marsh Mallow Great Burdock Pot Marigold Gotu Kola
How To Create A Habit In 15 Days Most of our life is lived by habits. We learn how to ride a bike, how to drive a car, we even learn how to speak and read. And then we do all of these with minimum effort and implication. Basically, all of these are habits. As any other things in our life, habits are just tools we use in our joyful exploration of life. In today’s post I’ll share some of my experiences with habit creation using one of my favorite activities: journaling. Why Do You Need A New Habit? Well, let’s say you want a new habit in order to: write on your blog more oftenupdate your twitter status dailywrite each day a page from your new bookstart a fitness programstart a new eating habit or dietlearn a new language All these new activities are made by some repetitive tasks, a set of moves you have to do daily in order to get some positive results. How To Create A Habit In 15 Days All you need for that is a journal. Day 1: Name your habit Define it in the shortest, yet most understandable sentence you can write.
The Truth About Cutters Amazing DIY & Crafts Ideas #2 Cupcake pin cushion via (dollarstorecrafts) Magazine rolled up bowl Mosaic Ornaments from CDs Pallet – just stain and take out some slats. Write out your favorite song lyrics or favorite chapter of a book. Dipped pinecone placecard holder Painted vases Puzzle shelf Spoon ornaments could ad a unique twist to a Christmas tree. Turn a Bookshelf into a Shoe Rack! 9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) & Scott H Young Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. (Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate)IQ is all in the genes. There may be some truth to these claims. Considering the upcoming launch of my rapid learning program, I wanted to share my favorite tactics to learn faster, retain information better or just enjoy the process of learning more: #1 – Pegging (or How Mental Magicians can Perfectly Recall Hundreds of Numbers) One of my favorite learning tactics, that is rarely mentioned, is pegging. The systems I’ve seen typically work with a special cheat sheet. From there, you can translate any series of numbers into a series of letters. Then, once you have your string of nouns, you just need to create a story that combines each of the nouns in a sequence. If you want to speed read, the basics are:
Glowing Aurora Jungle Juice Lights Up the Party Ah, jungle juice… that hard liquor and fruit juice concoction that’s a staple of college parties, and is said to have gotten its name from the animal behavior it seems to induce. Well the guys over at The Campus Companion have taken their version of jungle juice to a new level. A mixture of gin (or vodka), Rose’s Mojito Passion (or pink lemonade) and tonic, it’s pink in natural light—but by adding a little black light to the festivities, you get a drink that glows aquamarine. READ MORE: Concocting the Perfect Cocktail with Technology — No Bartender Needed And since pink and aquamarine are the main colors of the Aurora Borealis, they dubbed their new social lubricant “Aurora Jungle Juice.” READ MORE: How to Make Bacon-Flavored Cocktails: The Art and Science of Mixing Meat in Your Drink For the full recipe, head over to TheCampusCompanion.com. Follow me @ericrogell.