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18 Things You Should Never Do To Your Lawn

Whether you have a green thumb or not, it’s easy to maintain a blissful, barefoot-worthy backyard. For starters, avoid these 13 no-nos.<p>Leaving grass …

Lawn Mowing

What a $500,000 Home Looks Like in 25 Major Cities Across America

The cost per square foot for homes can vary drastically from city to city.<p>Space is hard to come by in some of America’s most popular housing …

Real Estate

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The 150 Fastest-Growing Franchises

Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast -- and take their franchisees along with them.<p>This story appears in the March 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Meet the companies that are leveraging their ability to scale fast -- and take their franchisees along with them -- …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

The immunity-boosting soup to make the second you start feeling sick

This year’s flu season has been the worst the US has seen in over a decade—and it’s not getting better, experts say. While everyone around you may be …

If You Believe in Marijuana, Then This Is the Stock to Buy Now

This marijuana stock may be in a perfect position to profit from legalizing marijuana worldwide.<p><b>Canopy Growth</b> (NYSE:CGC) is Canada's market-share …

Cannabis

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses.<p>If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available.<p>These …

Warning: You'll Probably Quit the Gym After Doing This At-Home Workout — It's That Good

You don't need a gym membership [1], fancy studio, or even a lot of time to get in shape. What you do need is a solid workout and dedication. We'll provide the workout, you just need to give it your all. This short and sweet circuit targets every single muscle in the body and gets your heart rate …

American College of Sports Medicine

There's an African High-Fiber Diet That Can Turn Your Gut Bacteria Into Super Fat Busters

Not long ago, scientists realized that “trillions of bacteria living in our guts have a surprising effect on our weight,” according to Dr. Oz. As it …

Nutrition

Preventing Shower Leaks

Here at BOWA, we’ve made a lot of money fixing other contractors’s mistakes. Many of those mistakes appear over and over again, and a lot of them …

Home Improvement

Best whisky 2018: The smoothest Scotch whiskies (and other styles), from £17

Malts, grains, blends and bourbons – there’s nothing quite like a dram to warm away the winter blues<p>Whisky (or, as our friends across the Irish Sea …

Here are the top US places to see in 2018

A full month of 2018 is already behind us. With temperatures beginning to ease up as spring creeps closer, it's time to think about future travel plans.<p>The expert team at Lonely Planet, the travel guide publisher, just announced their 10 favorite U.S. destinations to visit in 2018.<p>“We aimed to pick …

How to get rid of love handles

But while shifting your lifestyle and altering your fitness regimen are essential for overhauling your physique, nothing is more vital to eliminating …

This Artist Will Blow Your Mind Once You Realize These Are Not Photos At All

30-year-old Italian artist Marco Grassi paints intricate portraits so realistically, they seem like photographs. What makes his works even more …

Avant-garde

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“I don’t know what to do with my life…”</i><p>There have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized …

Motivation

Jeff Bezos just invested in this company

Fundbox, an online lending site for small businesses, announced a new round of funding Thursday, adding Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and early Twitter …

5 Things Happy People Never Forget

Ever wonder why other people seem happier than you?<p>You take a look around and notice that people are smiling and laughing, and things seem to be …

This startup just raised $80 million to sell your used clothes

The startup then pivoted to swapping kid's clothing — after all, they outgrow it faster — and that got the attention of a few investors.<p>"When we launched in 2009, we were really the first company to try to tackle second hand. It was a crazy idea. Airbnb and all of these companies were using the …

Everything is starting to crash

Despite a $486 billion fund to prop up the Chinese market, China's stocks sunk another 8.5% on Monday— the biggest one-day drop since 2007.<p>This is following a 35% crash into early July. Now, after bouncing back up to 4,200, the Shanghai Composite is down to 3,750. If it falls another 10% to below …

Real Estate

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps - SFGate

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

5 Productivity Hacks I Swear By

<i>No Comments</i><p>If you are someone who handles a large volume of emails (internal/clients), manage a team and/or are at a CXO position, below are some …

5 Dead Simple Tactics to Overcome Overthinking

We all want to be more productive and we all search ways and techniques in which we could do more in less time. But sometimes we just lose more time …

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background

If you're an entrepreneur with an app idea and don't have the knowledge of coding, don't worry. There are options available to get your product off the ground.<p>Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than …

10 Things That Slow Your Metabolism

Beat these culprits to burn more calories<p>Need another reason to love your body? It burns calories all by itself—as long as you don't get in the way. See, every cell in your body plays a role in energy metabolism—the process of turning the food you eat into energy that keeps your heart beating, …

Wellness

Here Are The Stock Market Charts To Watch Right Now

U.S. equities have pulled back in recent weeks due to concerns about slowing economic growth, weak corporate earnings, the U.S. dollar’s surge, and the upcoming Fed rate hikes. The oil and commodities bust still has the market on edge as traders wait to see if further weakness is ahead or if oil is …