March 22, 2018

3 Easy Steps to Brighten Your Home With a DIY Terrarium

Are you looking to brighten up your home? Terrariums are an easy—and fun—way to bring nature indoors. They’re endlessly customizable and can be made to complement a variety of decor. For years, terrariums have been the DIY of choice for many people—particularly those who aren’t ready to be full-on plant parents, because once you’ve got them assembled, they are relatively low maintenance. What is a terrarium?

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March 19, 2018

Literal World Map Reveals the Historical Meanings of Country Names

Each country has its own fascinating history and in linguistics a country's name is often the first clue to their historic culture. This world map—created by Credit Card Compare—shows the literal translation of each country’s name, suggesting their original meanings. By using a range of sources such as The World Fact Book and Oxford Dictionaries, each country’s name was translated into its early native language, unearthing intriguing facts from around the globe.

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March 17, 2018

15 Unconventional Action Figures That Make Toys Even More Fun

Inspired by childhood classics, many contemporary designers are reimagining the products that defined their youth. In addition to temporary tattoos for grown-ups and toys for adults, this nostalgia has culminated in a new generation of action figures. Once only modeled after crime-fighting superheroes and rough-and-tumble daredevils, action figures today have taken on new identities. Some, like the enlightened Yoga Joe series and the quirky collection of dissected toys put a fun spin on well-known playthings.

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March 14, 2018

Easy DIY Kits Let You Craft Your Very Own Posable Paper Dogs

  Pairing puppy love with paper crafting, Magnote has created a line of playthings perfect for animal lovers and DIY kit enthusiasts alike. Known as PIPEROIDS, these adorable paper toys are designed with easy assembly in mind, allowing you to create your very own canine companion in no time. With such a straightforward approach to the paper practice, constructing a PIPEROID is as easy as it is enjoyable.

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