Alex Gonzalez

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How To Add More Value to Your House

The idea of homeownership is to build equity in your home that becomes an asset over time. In fact, a home is often the largest asset many people …

Home Improvement

Alternatives To Expensive Home Repair in Riverside

Sometimes owning a home isn’t all that much fun. Sure you love the weekend barbeques in the backyard and game nights with the kids in the living …

Home Improvement

Creative Marketing Strategies to Sell Your Moreno Valley House

Selling a house can be a lengthy process that takes a lot of effort and contains no small amount of frustration. For you will be competing against …

Marketing Strategy

Putin’s Savage War Against Russia’s ‘New Muslims’

<i>This article was</i> <i>first published on the Wilson Center site.</i><p>Today there are more than 2,000 fighters from Russia on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq …

This Video Will Make You Think Twice About The Way You Talk To Kids

Video tries to show how the way adults talk to kids matters<p>A video about the way adults talk to kids is causing debate. It focuses on the ways adults …

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

Weight Training Diet For Skinny Guys To Pack On Muscle Mass Quickly

If you're a skinny guy who wants to gain muscle mass quickly then this weight training diet is the missing key you need to start growing fast. I'm …

Barbecued Pulled Chicken For Gas Grill with Peach Sauce

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Battery revolution empowers consumers, unleashes renewables, imperils Big Energy

Renewable electricity is already undermining the big energy utilities' business model, writes Emma Howard, breaking their monopoly and bringing down …

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

This kitchen gadget will revolutionize your grilling game

Sous vide, the cooking technique that high-end chefs use to deliver juicy rare steak and perfectly cooked fish at restaurants, has come home.<p>The method, which means “under vacuum” in French but has come to refer to a broader approach to low-temperature cooking, is already ubiquitous in luxury …

Cooking

How to Cook with Coconut Water

It's more than just a refreshing drink!<p>Coconut water has gone from a surprising celebrity food product to a supermarket staple. While the refreshing, …

The best home security system

<i>By Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best things for your home. Read the full article here.</i><p>After 20 hours of research and a month spent testing six home security systems, we're confident that the LiveWatch Total Home + Video is the best …

Reverse Mortgages For Retirement Not A Bad Idea

How secure is your retirement nest egg? If you are like one-third of Americans, recent studies say you are ill prepared for retirement.<p>Just because you may not be adequately prepared to retire doesn't mean that you are getting any younger, though. The clock will continue to tick as your savings get …

How to make your laptop boot faster

If your laptop takes its sweet time booting up, then here are some things you can do to put a little pep back in its startup step.<p>Get an SSD<p>You can breathe new life and faster boot times into old laptops by replacing spinning hard drives (HDD) with a new solid-state drive (SSD).<p>Without needing to …

Operating Systems

Why Airbnb doesn't spell doom for the hotel business ... yet

But according to analysts at Deutsche Bank, the company isn't a threat to hotel chains — yet.<p>"Ultimately, Airbnb looks to be 'increasing the pie,' rather than necessarily reducing the share for others," said Iona Dent and Geof Collyer in a deep-dive research note Monday. "Currently when cities sell …

The quantum computing era is coming… fast

‘The world is not only queerer than we suppose,” said JBS Haldane. “It is queerer than we <i>can</i> suppose.” Haldane was a biologist and something of a polymath (Peter Medawar, himself a Nobel laureate, described him as “the cleverest man I ever knew”), and whenever I read anything about quantum …

Quantum Computing

Woman With 36 Different Appearances!

I wouldn't be surprised if photographer Nienke Klunder was a Russian spy. She is a master at transforming her appearance, as you can see from these 36 drastically different self-portraits.<p>Klunder says the set, named <i>The Community</i>, is “an exploration into the female quest for identity and self …

The Best Turkey Recipes For Thanksgiving

So many good ones to choose from.<p>Thanksgiving dinner just would not be complete without a big, beautiful bird to crown the feast at the table. No matter how many sides there are to choose from or how many cocktails are imbibed beforehand, without a turkey it just doesn’t really feel like …

The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipes You Can Find

YUM.<p>Quickbread recipes are a popular baking choice come the cooler months. It's easy to understand why: they're easy to make, last for days and are absolutely delicious. While there are a lot of quickbread recipes to choose from -- and banana will always be a top choice -- this time of year we …

Elon Musk Wants to Change How (and Where) Humans Live

<i>Making spaceships and electric supercars isn’t enough for Elon Musk. Meghan Daum meets the entrepreneur who wants to save the world.</i><p>The name sounds like a men’s cologne. Or a type of ox. It sounds possibly made up. But then, so much about Elon Musk seems the creation of a fiction writer—and not …

Tesla

Elon Musk: Tesla autopilot features coming Thursday in software upgrade

Tesla Motors, the electric automaker, plans to roll out its latest software upgrade—version 7, which includes autopilot features—worldwide to owners …

I really love my daughter, but I'm not supposed to talk about that

When my daughter was 5 months old, we went to visit my husband’s family. A cousin shifted my daughter into her arms, and we gazed down at my baby’s sea storm eyes, her chick’s fluff of hair. “She’s beautiful,” the cousin said. “Don’t you just want to throw her out the window sometimes?”<p>In fact, I …

Parenting

I lived on $6 a day with a 6-year-old and a baby on the way. It was extreme poverty

It didn’t take me long to go from financial stability to fearing homelessness. In January 2014 I was 35-years-old, raising a six-year-old nearly full-time and six months pregnant without a partner. I was in my final semester of college and convinced I would have enough savings to get me through the …

Living Rooms

9 Secrets of Disney Pixar’s Campus

When it comes to work, Pixar Animation Studios has got that perk/life balance down pat. From toy-filled offices to an annual employee music festival, …

Animation

China is falling into a vicious circle as it burns through cash reserves faster than ever before

China spent $93.9 billion in August, reducing its cash pile to $3.56 trillion. This is almost double the drop in July, when $50 billion was spent.<p>The People's Bank of China is spending all this cash on propping up its currency, the yuan, which has been suffering since China devalued it against the …

High childhood IQ linked to bipolar disorder later in life

Is bipolar disorder the price humans must pay for creativity and intelligence?<p>High childhood IQ levels are linked to an increased risk of bipolar disorder later in life, according to new research.<p>The study, carried out at the University of Glasgow, measured the IQ of a large group of people aged …

The Brain