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Today, in the United States alone, there are five million people living with Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. See how you can help by participating in The Longest Day, "where teams from around the world will come together to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's with a day of activity."

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Enter to Win the #MyCraftsySelfie Self-Portrait Contest!

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We're over "selfie" smartphone photos. Let's upgrade the selfie- fine art-style, by creating captivating self-portraits that are full of the intrigue and depth of human emotion often lost on a camera phone. Enter the Craftsy 2014 Self-Portrait Contest and take selfies to the next level. All mediums are welcome, so get started on your entry today!

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The 3 Most Important Elements of a Portrait Photo Shoot

Portrait of a Little Boy on a Swing People new to portrait photography tend to concentrate solely on their subjects while shooting and not much else. And then it’s only afterward that they may notice some flaws. There are three essential components that can contribute to making a great portrait. We discuss them here. Read more »

How to Make French Pastries: The Secret to Making Brioche

Almond Brioche Buns If you've been wary of making brioche you don't need to be. It's not only an easy dough to master it's also a lot of fun to play with. Learn some simple tricks and tips and soon you will have patisserie quality pastries to share with your family and friends. Read more »

The Secret to a Perfect Quilt Binding? Glue!

School Glue and Quilting Fabric Admit it, quilters: you’re not fans of binding. It’s one of the more tedious parts of the quilt-making process. You’ve pieced the top and quilted the layers, but you still need a binding to frame the beautiful artwork you’ve created. Luckily, there’s a long-held secret to creating a perfect quilt binding without having to use pins or clips: glue. Read more »

Baking the World A Better Place: Mega FIVE Craftsy Class Giveaway

Craftsy Cake Decorating Instructors - Giveaway in honor of Icing Smiles Five friends and star bakers have gotten together to give away a package of Craftsy classes to raise awareness about a nonprofit organization that has made a difference in thousands of lives, Icing Smiles. It’s amazing what a difference a special just-for-them love-filled cake can make to a child battling a critical illness. Read more »

Eat More Dessert: Free Spring Dessert Recipe & Giveaway!

Eat More Dessert Cover As a busy mom of two, I’m constantly dreaming up desserts that look beautiful, taste amazing, and can be created quickly and easily. In my new book EAT MORE DESSERT, you’ll find just that. More than 100 simple-to-make and fun-to-eat treats for any occasion. Today, I'm sharing an delicious spring dessert recipe from my book, PLUS an exclusive giveaway for Craftsy blog readers! Read more »