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How to add a two-storey extension under permitted development rights

By Lucy Searle<p>If you're considering extending your home, whether with a single storey or two storey extension, it may be possible to avoid the …

10 gardening apps perfect for summer upskilling

From a helpful care calendar to a plant identifier…<p>Spring and summer are the best seasons to get outside and enjoy your garden. Whether you’re a …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

243: Marketing System for an Architecture Firm with Dan Sherer

Dan Sherer's firm empowers his life instead of controlling it, his staff are happier and...<br>Continued on BusinessofArchitecture.com

How to add £50,000 value to your home in just 7 days

The experts reveal the quickest home improvements to boost your home's worth<p>There are many ways to add value to your property, from installing new …

10 free apps that can save you £100s – and the new rules making them more powerful than ever

Saving money isn't easy, with rising bills eating into your pay packet. But that doesn't mean you can't – and the better news is that a new set of …

If You’re So Successful, Why Are You Still Working 70 Hours a Week?

“I really became a robot,” a manager at an accounting firm explained. She and her colleagues worked extraordinarily long hours, but, she said, “I thought it was normal. It’s like brainwashing. You are in a kind of mental system where you are under increasing demands, and you say to yourself that it …

Cheap Home Stuff from Amazon That Looks Wayyy More Expensive

No one will ever know the difference, promise<p>We all want our apartments to look like a thousand bucks, but the reality is, you probably only have a couple hundred to spend. Amazon, to the rescue. We went down a shopping rabbit hole (not gonna lie, one of our favorite activities) to find the best …

The perfect house: 4 award-winning houses in Denmark, Austria, the U.K. and Spain

Even without peeking through the window, a home can reveal a lot—not just about its inhabitants but their national culture. Across Europe, changing …

Architecture

Listening to These 8 Audiobooks on Success Is a Better Use of Your Long Commute

Commuting is mostly just unpaid work, unless you make an effort to learn something along the way.<p>Commutes are getting longer, and in some cities they're up to two hours each way. I have a friend in Los Angeles who does this. He passes the time with audiobooks. Now that's still a lot of time to be …

Commuting

The Long Road to Passive Income Part 1: Getting to $100 in Monthly Revenue

How I’ve taken my SaaS app from $1 to $100/month in three months.<p>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. “ — Lao Tzu<p>Two months …

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

How looking at a building can trigger headaches, seizures

It's three o'clock -- you're at work, struggling to focus during the afternoon lull. You gaze out of your office window, hoping for some relief, but instead you feel a headache coming on.<p>Flat gray concrete lines the streets, while windows form repetitive glassy intervals in stark brick walls. With …

We're buying as tenants in common – but what if we split up?

My partner and I are putting in different amounts of money and I’m worried about how we would share the proceeds if we had to sell<p><b>Q</b> I wonder if you can help. I’m struggling to put my practical head on in the midst of the romantic adventure that is buying my first home with my partner.<p>We’re going to …

Housing

We all have A Blue Mind: Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

Having Fun at Work Is More Important to Baby Boomers Than Millennials

Free beer and foosball is what Millennials look for in a workplace, right?<p>Not necessarily, reveals a new Gallup report. According to a <i>Harvard</i> …

Watch Insane Footage From GoPro's 'Best Of 2015'

Consider yourself the rugged adventure man? GoPro have something to say about that.<p>To round out the year that was 2015, the adventure camera company …