In part 1 of my back patio renovation, I start by going over the design of the project with Catherine Arensberg of Azalea Street Designs.
Facebook just made it a lot easier for users to raise money for the causes they care about.
Several months after the social network launched a new “fundraiser” feature for nonprofits to collect donations, Facebook announced it has expanded the tool to individual users. Starting Thursday, users in the U.S. can create dedicated fundraiser pages to raise money for verified nonprofits.
The tool is now available to 1% of U.S. users – standard for new Facebook products in order to gather feedback and make sure there aren’t any bugs – but it will roll out to all U.S. users in the coming weeks.
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We all have that friend who goes above and beyond. You know the one: the friend who brings you chicken soup when you’re sick and waters your plants when you’re away.
Mashable has joined forces with DoubleTree by Hilton to help you thank a deserving friend for their nice acts with an amazing trip. Because after all – Nice Travels.
All you have to do is tell us about something nice a friend has done for you. Here’s how to enter:
FACEBOOK: Tag your friend and share your story on Mashable’s Facebook contest post with the hashtag #NiceTravelsContest
TWITTER: Tag your friend and tweet your story to @Mashable with the hashtag #NiceTravelsContest Read more…
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I recently made several improvements to my backyard, including a new privacy fence, retractable motorized screens, and landscape lighting that also serves as mosquito repellant.
Pinterest announced a collection of new tools on Tuesday that aim to make shopping on the site easier, including the addition of visual search tech that lets you shop online for products you discovered offline, with the help of your camera.
The company announced the new suite of tools, dubbed “Shopping with Pinterest,” at an event held at its company headquarters in San Francisco.
The biggest piece of news from the event is one that isn’t quite live yet. In the months ahead, users will have the ability to take a photo of an object in the real world – or say, a scene (like the decor of a cute cabin you stayed at over the weekend) – and Pinterest will push out related recommendations based on the style. Mashable got a sneak preview of the feature (captured in the Vine below) and offline-to-online detection was smooth and took less than four seconds. Read more…
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