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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I'm pretty sensitive to light when I sleep, so I prefer to have something covering my eyes if I’m trying to sleep while it's light out. Lately I’ve been waking up earlier than I’d like because of the early sunrises, so I decided to make a sleeping mask to help myself. This process involved some trial and error, so I’ll share what worked and what...

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A somewhat forgotten pastime that many people share, the arts of knitting and crocheting are making a comeback as of late. It is calming and relaxing, so that is why we have decided to bring it to you! Below you will find links to several how-tos on how to crochet and knit, different patterns, plus Pinterest is one of your best friends in looking for...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Like any machine, a sewing machine works best when it is cared for. Whether you constantly work on sewing projects, or haven’t touched your machine in years, doing some simple maintenance is always a good idea to keep everything running smoothly. If you are an avid sewer, it may even be helpful to set a schedule for maintenance. Here are some ways you can keep...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s finally here! Both IRL and the IRL2 will be reopening (starting with the IRL within the next few days.)   We have made some considerable changes to our space in order to keep our Maker community as safe as possible in these times.           The first big change is that lab visits will be by reservation only. *for the time being       With your reservation you will get your own workstation and...

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Protest Chicago - https://www.protestchicago.com/ Protest Chicago is a resource that DePaul students can visit if they are looking for non-violent protest events in and around Chicago. This site can provide useful information such as meeting locations, safety tips, and transportation updates. You may also subscribe to rss feed updates to stay informed on protests in your area as they are happening.  Red Cross Chicago - https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html With Students...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Granola is tasty, healthy, and pretty versatile. It can be used for many things in the kitchen, such as trail mix, parfaits, and bars. It can even be thrown into the batter for baked goods like pancakes, muffins, and cookies. Personally, I like to eat it like cereal and pour some oat milk over it.   Here’s What You Will Need:     4-5 cups old fashioned oats Salt ½ cup vegetable...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Plastic recycling numbers are common knowledge and there are many people that compost, but here are three specific ways to keep trash out of the landfill that you might not have heard of!           Mascara Wands -  Wildlife organizations use these for so many different tasks! The delicate wands are tools to remove larvae, fly eggs, and ticks from small animals and plants. The Appalachian Wildlife Refuge is always...

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If you’re like me, you may have seen pictures of cloud lamps all over the internet. To buy a good one, it may cost you around $3000- and since I definitely don’t have that money, I decided I wanted to make one myself. I saw a video on Youtube from the channel EvanandKatelyn as a DIY or Buy on a cloud lamp. I used the...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An interesting technique for displaying photography (or any fun image you have) is to transfer it onto another surface using Mod Podge.       Mod Podge actually has its own product for this- “Mod Podge Photo Transfer Medium,” but you can use any regular version (I’m using plain matte finish Mod Podge). The essence of this project is to leave the ink of a printout on the...

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