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18 Nontoxic Ways To Keep Pests At Bay This Summer

Insects have their place in the natural world, but when the weather warms up, they occasionally take residence in the most inconvenient of places -- our homes and gardens. Some bugs are an unwelcome nuisance (say, when a palmetto bug scares away potential buyers at your house for sale in …

Gardening

RealtyTrac launches game-changing property information database

The world of real estate and housing is about to change, as consumers and operators within the industry are about to have more information available …

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

Real Estate

Billionaire investor buys Boston’s priciest condo

The buyer of the most expensive condominium in Boston is a South Shore boy turned billionaire who renounced his US citizenship nearly two decades ago …

The Deep Learning Video Collection: 2016

Learn about the very latest in deep learning techniques for tools such as TensorFlow, Spark, and GraphLab with this video collection of every talk on …

New property calculator: Find out how much your house is worth on Airbnb

Airbnb is booming: there are 41,000 properties listed on Airbnb in London, up 75pc year-on-year.<p>But it can be a hassle. Problem solved with new company Airsorted. Pay a commission of 12pc of the rent, and it will do your laundry, hand over the keys and organise reservations for you.<p>It has now …

Step by Step Guide to Installing Airtight Drywall

<i>This article was originally posted by</i> <i>Pro Trade Craft</i> <i>and has been lightly edited.</i><p>While drywall and insulation contractors might be best equipped to …

The 11 minute guide to a bulletproof UX strategy

The heart of great UX strategy lies in thorough research. Unfortunately, UX research is usually a mess.<p>If you’re an outsider, you’re still getting to know everyone involved in the project at the same time you’re navigating which research activities to take on. If you’re an insider, it can be the …

Product Management

How to decide what to spend your time and energy on

When I first jumped into the freelance world I was constantly working. I would answer email at any hour of the day, spend my evenings finishing up …

Time Management

This Startup Wants to Help You Become an Absentee Landlord

"ETrade, but for real estate."<p>There are a lot of startups that operate using the same fundamental principle: Helping consumers save a lot of money on big-ticket purchases of inventory that you don’t control, and securing a small slice of each transaction. At its core, this is what Airbnb does. Same …

Real Estate

How a New Generation of Business Leaders Views Philanthropy

Andrew Carnegie’s advice in the 1889 essay “Wealth” was to spend the first part of your life getting as much education as possible, to spend the second part making all the money you could, and to spend the last part giving it all away for worthwhile causes.<p>Today, business leaders are not only …

Entrepreneurship

This Company Raised $6.5 Million to Help You Find Out If You’re Underpaid

Jason Nazar wants to discuss the one issue he says no one is comfortable discussing: Your salary.<p>How much money do you make? Is your salary …

Compensation

Tax Life Can Be Complicated When You’re Married to a Non-U.S. Citizen

By<p>Vincenzo Villamena<p>Expats who are U.S. citizens married to non-U.S. citizens face an additional layer of complexity when they file their taxes.<p>Should they file “married jointly” or separately? What are the tax consequences for either situation? Which system is right for them?<p>Here are some …

Retirement

The Simple Truth About Getting Whatever You Want In Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever wondered why your life doesn’t look like what you dreamed it would when you were 3 years old? Sure, maybe you've made some money, and accomplished a couple of things in life, but are you truly everything you wanted to be? I …

Real Estate

Top 15 Smart Home Decor Tips That Will Save You Money

Often you have to face the dilemma of whether you can spend extra money to improve the decor of your home. Indeed, home decor accessories, furniture …

Saudi's Shale Mistake: You Can Price War And Collapse A Company Or Industry But Not A Technology

An interesting economic point being made by Daniel Yergin at Davos: essentially, that you can conduct a price war, certainly, and you can drive companies, possibly all the companies in a specific industry or sector, into bankruptcy, but you cannot do that to a technology. The technology itself will …

Oil & Gas Industry

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

GDPR

Milestone-Based Vesting For Startup Founders

Scott Kupor, COO and a managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an article on Fortune.com (titled “Your next business partner should come with a prenup”) in which he reviews several of the common pitfalls of business partnerships and wisely suggests to address them using a prenup …

Venture Capital

Review: TarDisk Pear increases your MacBook’s storage in one-click with an SD card fusion drive

Adding extra storage to a MacBook using an SD card is easy, but it works like a thumb drive or external hard drive and not like your permanent, built-in storage. That means you’ll have to manually manage the storage, dragging files to and from the drive. But TarDisk Pear lets you add extra flash …

Starting a business is a marathon: 5 expert tips to avoid burnout

Stress and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. In addition to the high-pressure moments — such as an investor pitch or launch day — the day-to-day …

Should You Sell Your House or Rent It Out? – Things to Consider

Chances are, your current home won’t suit your needs indefinitely. If you’re living in a small starter home or a condominium, you may want to upgrade …

Abu Dhabi and Dubai renters’ peace of mind a matter of landlords and locations

Abu Dhabi introduced its rent cap in 2006, when the emirate was undergoing ambitious expansion fuelled by an unprecedented development programme.<p>The …

Housing
Home Improvement

5 Doable DIY Projects To Send Your Home Equity Soaring

You’re going to save money with DIY home improvement projects. Sure, everybody knows that.<p>But did you know how much? Cut professionals out of the …

Home Improvement

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

Should you DIY or hire a pro?

Should you tackle that home improvement or maintenance project yourself, or should you hire a professional?<p>It’s time for spring cleaning and home …

Home Improvement