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15 Interior Design Apps You Need To Download Before Your Reno

These are def going to replace Instagram as your most-used app.<p>There's a million and one things to think about when renovating a house — or even just decorating a room, for that matter. From which wall art to select, to how to level wall hangings, to how to arrange furniture, and which color …

Apps

These simple earbuds are the wireless, noise-cancelling solution you've been looking for

popsci shop<p>Incredible audio quality for less than $45<p>Although wireless audio is quickly becoming the new norm, some listeners crave the simplicity of wired headphones. The Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds combine the best of both worlds, delivering superb Bluetooth sound with the minimum of …

Consumer Tech

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen — No Chemicals Required

When it comes to pests and critters, the last thing any of us wants is to find unwanted guests taking up residence in the kitchen. While there are certainly more harmful pests, there's something particularly icky about ants — especially when they're in close proximity to where you store, prepare, …

Cleaning

8 free fitness apps that can help you get in shape — and what they're best for

Getting in shape can change your life.<p>Regular exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have. It can improve your physical health, fight disease, extend your life, boost your mood and memory, combat anxiety and depression, and more. Plus, it just feels good to be fit.<p>If you don't …

Exercise

The spirit of 1993 is alive in a legendary rapper’s jazz album

It is still possible, in 2018, to come across people who insist that hip-hop is some sort of “lesser” form of music. I know this because …

VPNFilter malware has infected a million routers — here's what you need to know

A recent discovery that new router-based malware, known as VPNFilter, had infected well over 500,000 routers just became even worse news. In a report …

Wi-Fi

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Water

How to Grow Lavender in Every Climate

The sweetly fragranced perennial herb is a popular ornamental plant for a variety of garden and landscape uses, as well as an arsenal of medicinal …

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

Warren Buffett: How To Turn $10,000 Into $51 Million And Other Wisdom From The Berkshire Meeting

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger kicked off Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting on Saturday with two episodes. First, there was a video of Munger furiously struggling to open a box of See’s Candies peanut brittle. When the video ended and both took the stage to a capacity crowd nearing …

Investing

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there …

How to Work for a Leader You Don't Believe In

A bad leader doesn't have to beat down a great person.<p>It is a sad truth that you never have to look far to find someone working for a leader they don't believe in. (It may even be you.) People lose faith in leaders for lots of reasons: broken trust, lack of confidence, or just plain disagreement.<p>If …

Leadership

This Old Barn in Michigan Is a Treasure Trove of Neglected Classic Alfas

This is one seriously cool find.<p>Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter series has a habit of finding some spectacular pieces of automotive history stashed away in the unlikeliest of places, and its latest episode is no different. This time around, host Tom Cotter visits a barn in Northern Michigan peppered …

7 Essential Tips For Choosing the Perfect Bathroom Tile

If you’re nervous about diving into the dizzying world of tile, read this guide before tackling your bathroom project.<p>With thousands of different tiles on the market in nearly every color, finish, size, shape, and style imaginable, it’s no surprise that many people feel overwhelmed at the idea of …

Home Improvement

Late start on retirement saving? Here's how to play catch-up

<i>I'm in my early 50s and just beginning to plan for retirement. I recently opened an IRA, but what else can I do to catch up?—Cheryl.</i><p>It's good that you're finally beginning to focus on retirement. Even more important, by opening an IRA you've taken a concrete step, which shows you're doing more than …

Retirement

Remodeling 101: Beyond Gas vs. Electric: A Quick Guide to Kitchen Stoves and Cooktops

Chances are, if you’re in the market for a new range or cooktop, you already know where your allegiances lie when it comes to gas versus electric. …

Home Improvement

How to Edit PDF Files for Free

Not everyone can afford the steep subscription fee that Adobe charges for its Adobe Acrobat DC PDF editor (Rs. 12,168 per year). The app is the best …

Apps

Debating whether to remodel or sell your house? Ask these 7 questions first.

Sandy Tremain and her husband, Jeff, bought her 1960s Deerfield home in 2008. Back then the four-bedroom home with original pink bathrooms, galley kitchen and vintage appliances worked just fine.<p>Six years later, though, the Tremains felt the time was ripe to move on.<p>In that period, their household …

Real Estate

This Handy Infographic Shows What The Colour of Your Pee Says About Your Health

Yellow, green or... pink?<p>If you spot red in the toilet after relieving yourself, you may want to call a doctor.<p>Red urine could be a sign that there's …

Cleveland Clinic

Bend or lift? We pit front-loading washers against top-loading classics

Doing laundry is never fun, but it’s considerably better when you have your own washer and dryer. Adding heavy lifting downstairs (or down the block) …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

How to Build a Walk-in Shower

The bathroom is a sacred, personal space for most people, which is why bathroom remodel DIY projects are so popular. It is also a very cost-effective …

Home Improvement

"Knowing Your Home: Air Conditioning" Free Workshop on April 19

Register now to attend LakewoodAlive's free homeowner workshop at Slife Heating & Cooling<p><b>Register Now to Attend this Free Workshop at Slife Heating &</b> …

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay for Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

If sugar is so bad for us, why is the sugar in fruit OK?

<i>This is the third in a four-part series on sugar, which covers sugar-free diets, how the different types of sugars compare, and the links between</i> …

Nutrition

The Most Important Decorating Tip for Selling Your Home

The internet has plenty of tips for selling your home quickly: Most offer last-minute solutions, such as fixing cosmetic issues or adding a few coats …

Selling

Planning for divorce might be one of the smartest things you can do for your money

People who aren't rich or famous typically don't have prenuptial agreements, which are legal documents detailing who gets what in a divorce. Even ordinary folks without prenups, though, should think about how to protect their money if something goes wrong.<p>Planning for divorce may be cynical, but …

Saving For Retirement Is The Most Stressful Financial Issue For Adults, Survey Finds, So Here's How To Overcome It

When it comes to money and finances, what stresses you out the most? According to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's 2017 Workplace Benefit Report, they …

32 Home Upgrades That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Home upgrades come in different shapes and sizes. Converting an extra bedroom into a home office may be just as satisfying as installing motion …

Home Improvement