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25 skills LinkedIn says are most likely to get you hired in 2018 — and the online courses to get them

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Mosquito Repellent: 5 Flowers and Herbs to Keep Pests Away

Mosquito repellent plants are garden heroes: colorful flowers and herbs with natural fragrances that chase away buzzing insects even as their …

Gardening

20 spectacular mountains around the world that you need to see in your lifetime

From mountains with their own weather systems and unique worlds of biodiversity to mountains that literally separate countries and define landscapes, these incredible geological formations are nothing short of awe-inspiring. While some are recognized for their sheer height, others stun visitors …

Hiking

5 Easy Dinners with Help from the Slow Cooker — Next Week's Meal Plan

When you have a hectic week on your calendar, do you properly batten down the hatches when it comes to meal plans or do you let your planning go a …

Slow Cookers

7 Easy Dinners Fit for a Crowd From Half Baked Harvest

Cooking for the family or your group of friends can be a numbers game. When end-of-the-day hunger and your bank account are on the line, there is no …

Cooking

Mercedes’ new subscription service lets you drive a luxury car without buying

Mercedes-Benz is the latest automaker to launch a subscription service that gives customers access to a variety of cars for a single monthly fee. The …

Carsharing

How to start a business with less than $1,000, according to two certified hustlers

There's no shortage of ways to make money online.<p>As a reporter at CNBC Make It, I've covered some of the most incredible — including a 28-year-old …

Entrepreneurship

Non-profit’s $300 hepatitis C cure as effective as $84,000 alternative

Exclusive: 71 million people stand to benefit from reduced price treatment for virus which can lead to liver cirrhosis, cancer and death<p>An affordable hepatitis C treatment has been shown to be safe and effective, with very high cure rates for patients including hard-to-treat cases, in interim …

Biotechnology

10 Dead-Simple One-Skillet Meals That Will Save Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

During the busiest weeks, it's worth leaving your skillet out on the stove ready for anything. That's because it can help churn out some of the …

Cooking

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

Rare Earth

Celebrity Farmer: Meet Jean-Martin Fortier, Canada’s ‘Six Figure’ Organic Micro-Gardener

If you’ve not already heard of Jean-Martin Fortier, allow us to introduce you to a rising star, the Canadian organic farmer whose notion of …

Farming

This battery advance could make electric vehicles far cheaper - MIT Technology Review

For the last seven years, a startup based in Alameda, California, has quietly worked on a novel anode material that promises to significantly boost …

Clean Energy

12 Vegetable Garden Plans & Layout Ideas That Will Inspire You

Are you ready to plant your garden, but are feeling a little unsure of how to lay it out?<p>Well, it seems everyone faces that dilemma each year. The …

Gardening

A brief history of the 1929 stock market crash

On October 16, 1929, Yale economist Irving Fisher wrote in the New York Times that "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." Eight days later, on October 24, 1929, the stock market began a four-day crash on what became known as Black Thursday. This crash cost investors …

Stock Markets

The 10 Most Insane Botanical Gardens Across Canada You Have To Visit Once In Your Life

<b>Bonus: The Cover Photo features The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia.</b><p><b>Living in an</b> urban city we don't get a lot of opportunities …

Botanical Gardens

10 habits of mentally strong people

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer …

Self-improvement

Here's How To Perfectly Cook Potatoes

The differences between the most common kinds, oven vs. stovetop — and how to make the best fries of your life.

Cooking

How one DC dermatologist spends $100 on skin care

Washington DC dermatologist, Elizabeth Tanzi, MD takes a proactive approach to maintaining a radiant, youthful complexion. Her philosophy centers …

Skin Care

Gardening 101: Blueberries

Blueberry, <i>Vaccinium spp.:</i> “Ornamental Superfood”<p>Blueberries were the first fruit I grew in my first Brooklyn garden on a tiny 50th-floor terrace in …

Gardening

Watering – When and How to Water Your Plants

Watering plants correctly is one of the easiest things to learn in gardening but many people find it confusing. The reason for this is that they want …

Gardening

durable-concrete-polished-floor - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

An In-Depth Guide To Polished Concrete Floors ← Back to article<p>An In-Depth Guide To Polished Concrete …

Home Decorating

How to grow your own veg: a beginner’s guide

Fancy home-grown carrots, chard, coriander or cabbage? This is all you need to know<p><b>Where do I start?</b><p>First, write down which fruit, veg and herbs you love to eat, then cross off those less likely to crop in the UK (bananas and avocados, say). If space is at a premium, don’t grow inexpensive staples …

Gardening

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 6 Wood Flooring Styles You Need to Know

Recently an architect friend of Julie’s was telling her that his dark and dramatic ebonized floors showed every speck of dust and strand of pet …

Home Improvement

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Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Hygge

This Is the Simplest, Most Successful Way to Save Enough Money for Retirement

Your nest egg is made up of two component parts: the contributions you diligently make to your retirement accounts throughout your career, and the …

Retirement

Alzheimer’s memories could be switched back on with implant

Alzheimer’s sufferers could once again remember the faces of loved ones, or find their way back home, after scientists developed a way to boost memories.<p>In a groundbreaking pilot study, US researchers recorded memories as they were being formed and then later played them back into the brains of 10 …

The Brain

The Secret of Self-Esteem

Source: Pixabay<p>‘Confidence’ derives from the Latin <i>fidere</i>, ‘to trust’. Self-confidence essentially means to trust and have faith in oneself. It is our …

Self-esteem

Your Brain is Lying to You: Here's How to Force it to Tell the Truth

Everyone suffers from unconscious bias, but here's an easy way to check yourself.<p>Other people discriminate on the basis or age, sex, national origin, or even silly things such as what university they attended or whether they ask for soda or pop. You don't. You always look for the best candidate, …

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