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Asheville might just be the top outdoors town in America. Here’s why.

WHY ASHEVILLE? Let’s start with the obvious: access. I’ve lived in some of the most notable “outdoors towns” in the US, including Boulder and …

Hiking

Much Ado About Managing Millennials

There is an abundance of data collected and hypotheses developed about how to manage millennials: the next generation of business people who are disrupting the way we do everything and are creating never-before-seen challenges. The idea that those born from 1980 to 2000 are a decidedly different …

Science Shows Habits Spread Like Disease. How to Catch the Habits You Want.

Research finds that we transmit habits like diseases, or like cures. How to use that insight to make the habits you want stick.<p>Studies show that quitting smoking and losing weight spread through networks like diseases do. Many other behavioral changes work similarly.<p>If you lead, you change behavior …

Weight Loss

9 1/2 Secrets Successful People Use to Get the Most From Their Time, Life, and Career

Few would disagree that time management is a critical skill to develop if you want to get the most from your life and career. Without the ability to …

5 Cheap and Effective Staging Ideas

Appearance is crucial when selling your home. Making your home look sensational will go a long way in being able to get what you want out of the …

8 Insanely Cool and Exciting Ideas To Make Your Home Less Boring

If you enjoy living life on the wilder side, here are some ideas that will definitely help to spice things up at home, interior design wise. Your …

7 Designers Share Their Tips For Unexpected Color Combinations

Playing with unique shades can pay off in spades.<p>It can be scary to venture outside the comfort zone of neutrals and muted colors, but playing with unexpected shade combinations can pay off in spades. See seven of our favorite color combos from designers at Dering Hall, and read what they had to …

Interior Design

Design Tricks that Can Make Your Home Look Cooler this Summer

<i>This article originally appeared on ApartmentTherapy.com</i>

Design

Nine Reasons Your Brand is Failing at Social Media

Having an effective social media strategy may be one of the most important determinates to the success of your business. The old debate about whether your brand should participate in social media is long over. We all know that social media is an important component to communicating your brand …

Make a Simple and Modern Outdoor Planter

Every outdoor living space needs some greenery to liven up the place, but sometimes space can be limited or lacking opportunity to plant your pretty …

SwatchPop is the Dear Abby of decorating advice

Two Alpharetta women set out to make it easy to request help from a professional designer<p>Photographs courtesy of SwatchPop<p>Photographs courtesy of …

How to Build an Outdoor Shower

Build an Outdoor Shower<p>Whether spending a day at the beach, exploring the forest or working in the garden, outdoor living gets dirty pretty fast. …

New range extender kills Wi-Fi dead spots without killing your home decor

Killing all the dead spots in your home and making sure that lightning-fast Wi-Fi can reach every nook and cranny of your house is obviously super …

What's the Best Car Camping Gear for $25 or Less?

<i>A:</i><p>When car camping, weight and packability matter a lot less than they do on the trail, so you can get away with heavier—and thus typically less expensive—gear. We’ve covered the basics before, but there’s plenty of other sub-$25 stuff that can make the whole experience more fun and enjoyable. Get …

See How This Home Went From Neglected Schoolhouse to Chic Cottage

A neglected Federal-style schoolhouse in the Catskills was transformed into a glamorous and chic home.<p>Intrigued by an article featuring gorgeous and inexpensive 19th-century houses in New York's Catskills, <i>Gotham</i> magazine lifestyle editor, Jason Oliver Nixon, and decorator John Loecke decided to …

Interior Design

A Sharp-Looking Bench Built From Decking Scraps

Make use of deck cut-offs by turning them into a bench seat.<p>We're keen on projects like this rolling utility cart that combine DIY disciplines such as woodworking and metalworking. That's why we love this bench made by Jimmy Diresta. His metal working skills are legendary, and his ability to create …