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8 Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Next Sofa

When you're thinking about a new sofa, you'll want to check our sofa buying tips. While it is important to get a sofa in just the right color, it is …

Best Countertops for Busy Kitchens

Replacing a scratched, scorched, stained, or just plain unattractive countertop can transform any kitchen. Happily, there are lots of options in a …

5 Door Locks That Will Keep You Safe and 5 That Won't

Most break-ins are committed by criminals who come right through the front door, according to Department of Justice statistics. Even if you're …

The Thyroid Diet: How to Eat for a Faster Metabolism and More Energy

What does your thyroid do? In short, everything. Every cell and gland in your body depends on thyroid hormones to regulate its metabolism state. “The …

Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon

He started by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff. It escalated from there.<p>On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci, the new White House communications director. He wasn’t happy. Earlier in the night, I’d tweeted, citing a “senior White House …

21 Of The Best Rugs You Can Get On Amazon

Scratched up floor? Dogs slipping on your hardwood? Hiding a secret trapdoor? Get a rug!<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

The 3 Things to Never Compromise On When House Hunting

You've heard it before: "No house is going to be perfect. Even your dream home will have a few compromises."<p>That's true. When you're house hunting, …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

Cleaning

27 Stylish Ikea Transformations That Will Make Your Stuff Look Expensive

♬ "Lemme upgrade you." ♬

In Urban China, Cash Is Rapidly Becoming Obsolete

SHANGHAI — There is an audacious economic phenomenon happening in China.<p>It has nothing to do with debt, infrastructure spending or the other major economic topics du jour. It has to do with cash — specifically, how China is systematically and rapidly doing away with paper money and coins.<p>Almost …

China

A Chicago cop is accused of framing 51 people for murder. Now, the fight for justice.

Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara is accused of framing at least 51 people for murder. When a group of mothers, aunts and sisters found that no officials — not the state's attorney's office, not the mayor's office — wanted to take up their cause, the women went in search of justice …

Here’s how to delete your embarrassing photos from Facebook

Facebook might be a great social media platform to exercise your stalking skills, but it’s sort of like the online version of your grandmother’s …

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

10 Food Podcasts for Your Next Road Trip

As anyone who has taken to the open road can tell you, road trips are the perfect time to queue up a podcast. Not only will it keep your mind busy …

Six Google search tips to find anything faster

Start searching smarter.<p>Google is the go-to destination when you need to find something on the web—the verb "to google" even made it into the dictionary. But while everyone's heard of the popular search engine, very few know how to make the most of it.<p>Behind the unassuming Google interface, you'll …

Google Search

What You Don't Know About Homeowners Insurance Could Cost You

We buy homeowners insurance to protect against the high drama of our greatest fears: tornadoes ripping off the roof, fire racing up the stairs, …

How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I.

J<b>ohn Mindermann is</b> part of an unusual fraternity. A former agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, now 80 and retired in his hometown, San Francisco, he is among the relative handful of law-enforcement officials who have investigated a sitting president of the United States. In June, when …

Donald Trump

Every single Stephen King novella, ranked

There aren't many best-selling authors out there who still write novellas.<p>In publishing terms, the form is a tricky one: often too short to stand …

Books

25 iPhone Secrets and Stories We're Only Learning 10 Years Later | Inc.com

Ah, the iPhone. Roughly a third of American adults use them. In fact, my analytics suggest there's a better than even chance you're reading this article on one right now.<p>As we reach the 10-year anniversary of the day it first went on sale--that would be June 28, 2007, in the United States--there …

Voice Mail

Susan Wojcicki Has Transformed YouTube—But She Isn’t Done Yet

To outmaneuver traditional TV—and secure Google’s future—YouTube’s CEO must satisfy homegrown creators, risk-averse advertisers, Hollywood celebs, and a billion-plus viewers.<p>Outside of the Jacob Javits Convention Center on New York’s far West Side—where YouTube is hosting the Brandcast, its annual …

​Is Poop Doping the Next Big Thing?

With recent advancements in studies on the gut biomes of elite athletes, the answer could be yes.<p>Lauren Petersen, a scientist at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut, is one of an elite group of scientists looking at the gut microbiology of athletes. Petersen, who …

Beatrix Potter’s Greatest Work Was a Secret, Coded Journal She Kept as a Teen

It took a dedicated superfan 13 years to translate it.<p>In November of 1943, Beatrix Potter wrote a letter to her beloved cousin, Caroline Clark. …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Family First: The Trials of Jared Kushner

If one thing emerged crystal clear from the muddy first months of his father-in-law’s presidency, it’s that Jared Kushner prefers the …

Trump lashes out at Russia probe; Pence hires a lawyer

Scenes from the Republican’s first months in the White House.<p>Scenes from the Republican’s beginning months in the White House.<p>A heightened sense of unease gripped the White House on Thursday, as President Trump lashed out at reports that he’s under scrutiny over whether he obstructed justice, aides …

Donald Trump

This Is the Age When You Become 'Old,' According to Four Different Generations

Millennials and boomers definitely don't agree.<p>If age really is just a number, what number marks old age?<p>Well, the answer to that depends on how old …

68 times Stephen King has tweeted about Donald Trump

Stephen King revealed Tuesday that he had apparently been blocked on Twitter by President Donald Trump.<p>“Trump has blocked me from reading his …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Cabinet, With a Prod, Extols the ‘Blessing’ of Serving Him

WASHINGTON — One by one, they praised President Trump, taking turns complimenting his integrity, his message, his strength, his policies. Their leader sat smiling, nodding his approval.<p>“The greatest privilege of my life is to serve as vice president to the president who’s keeping his word to the …

Funny, How? Inside Stand-Up Comedy's Donald Trump Problem

The absurd usually makes for great comedic fodder. But when the source of that ridiculousness is the man tasked with, you know, running the United States...is it still funny? Everyone from Jerrod Carmichael to Michael Che to Lena Dunham is trying to figure that out.<p>On a Monday night in January, …