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Smart home buying guide

Smart home automation puts remote control of your comfort, convenience, and safety at your fingertips, no matter where you are.<p>Good news: you can now …

39 Incredibly Simple Life Hacks of Highly Successful People

You can be more successful by adopting some very simple, but powerful new habits in your life.<p>"When asked to describe significant regrets in their lives, more than 8 out of 10 people focused on actions they did not take rather than actions they did. In other words, they focused on things they …


Bottoms Up: Build These Stylish Adjustable-Height Bar Stools

If you’ve got a bar, workshop, or breakfast nook in need of seating and you’re up for a serious weekend challenge, break out your power tools, because I’ve found the perfect project for you! If you’re ready to reach beyond beginner-level woodworking, now just might be the right time to try your …


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100 Great Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Paul Graham, Jim Collins, Tony Hsieh, and other business leaders share the questions you should be asking if you want to improve your company.<p>There’s no Superman versus Iron Man face-off between questions and answers over which is the better tool for innovation. But if there were, questions would …


Lifestyle Lessons from History: Ben Franklin's 13 Tips for Happiness

Benjamin Franklin knew what was what when it came to mindful living. In addition to his more well-known scientific and political works, he wrote …


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22 Clever and Interesting Photographs of Wall Murals and Street Art

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5 Things Really Successful Learners Do

Most everyone can learn, but some people just absorb and grow at remarkable rates. Here are some of their tricks.<p>Many people claim to be a "lifetime learners," and with good reason. Scientists have warned that you need to keep your brain active if you want to avoid mental decay. But some people …