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5 Recipes from a Southern Home

5 Recipes from a Southern Home

Growing up in the South, my life has been filled with recipes being passed down and around. My husband and I have always loved cooking and view it as a great bonding experience! At our wedding, we even had guests RSVP with a recipe card sharing one of their family’s favorite dishes, and we gave out our own favorite recipes as favors. For me, recipes […]

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Tips + Tricks To Taking Better Photos

Tips + Tricks To Taking Better Photos

I’m Zach Kramer and I’m one of the videographers here at Public Media Connect – CET and ThinkTV. While I’ve always enjoyed visual art, my real interest actually began when I was studying science at Cincinnati State. I liked looking at things under a microscope more than I cared about why or what they were doing. That’s when I switched my major to Audio/Video Production […]

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8 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List!

8 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List!

Needing an activity to do before winding down for the night? Try reading! The Mayo Clinic says that reading before bed helps establish a routine that tells your body it’s time to go to sleep. But just because reading helps you relax, it never has to be boring! Not sure where to start? Here are our eight suggestions handpicked from PBS’ The Great American Read […]

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Origami: The Jumping Frog And More!

Origami: The Jumping Frog And More!

The creative possibilities are endless with origami! Try out this fun hobby by watching and following along with our latest “Hobby Hunting” episode to create a jumping frog out of a single sheet of paper. See step by step instructions and learn more about this activity on these PBS Learning sites. View the activity here: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/sesame-craft-frog/jumping-fold-a-frog-craft-sesame-street/. Looking for other origami creations to try out? Check […]

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How To Write A Short Story

How To Write A Short Story

What is a short story?A short story is a piece of fiction typically consisting of no more than a few pages. In fact, Jerry Jenkins, a published novelist with over 200 books, says that the most published short stories tend to be from about 1,500 to 3,000 words in length. Short stories can be read in one sitting. However, if you are wanting to write […]

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How to Begin Hand Lettering

How to Begin Hand Lettering

Make your journals and planners beautiful by picking up the hobby of hand lettering! Don’t be intimidated. Hand lettering looks fancy, but it is actually super easy to do. In this episode of Hobby Hunting, we will show you five unique styles of hand lettering and how you can learn to do them yourself. Just remember – everyone’s lettering looks a little bit different – […]

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13 Blogging Topics to Choose From When Starting Your Own Blog

13 Blogging Topics to Choose From When Starting Your Own Blog

With more than 6.7 million people blogging on blogging sites and 12 million people blogging via social networks (BarnraiserLLC), it’s safe to say that blogging is extremely popular. But what is blogging and how is it done?  What is Blogging? Blogging first came about when the computer was invented and people began writing diary entries in web logs which eventually gave them their name, blogs. […]

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10 Ways Volunteering Can Give Back To You!

10 Ways Volunteering Can Give Back To You!

Volunteering doesn’t have to be something you just do for other people! It can be something you can do for yourself as well! Here are 10 ways that volunteering can give back to you: Increases your personal and professional connections Improves your mental and physical well-being Gives you quality time with your friends, family, and can even make for a great date night Increases your […]

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Collectible Magic Items

Collectible Magic Items

Collecting magic items is such a fun hobby and can be done by anyone! In addition to being beautifully made, collector’s magic items are smart little gadgets and typically do not require advanced skills to perform.The magic item featured in this video is inspired by one of the rarest micro-magic effects of all time, “Nuts and Bolts” by Clarence Miller. Each set is individually handcrafted […]

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Make Your Own Watercolor Cards!

Make Your Own Watercolor Cards!

Learn how to make the perfect watercolor cards without using fancy watercolors on this “Hobby Hunting” segment! When you are done, consider sending them to a local nursing home to make someone smile! Materials Cardstock A Sandwich Bag Markers How To Make Watercolor Cards: Gather card-stock or watercolor paper and fold it in half to form a card. Splash a couple drops of water onto […]

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