Christopher Baldwin

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5 Best Plants for Creating a Hedge to Give Your Backyard Privacy

Hedges not only look stately, they're also the best way to add privacy to your garden. Of course, not all hedging plants are created equal, so it's …

Landscaping

Cool Beds For Small Rooms With Limited Storage

Living in a small place can be very practical and in some cases really cozy too but that doesn’t mean it’s not also challenging. One of the biggest …

Interior Design

Understanding FIRE: a philosophy for financial independence and retiring early

The promised land, in personal finance, is early retirement. Most of us would be lucky to reach it by age 60. And yet there are software engineers in Colorado and financial analysts in New York City crossing the finish line by their 30th birthdays. Say what?<p>Yes, there’s a new path toward early …

Personal Finance

Is it safe to keep more than $500,000 in a brokerage account?

Today’s column is inspired by a reader who wants to know whether he should split his assets among several brokerage firms to stay below the $500,000 …

Finance

7 Ways to Keep Your Bedroom Comfortably Cool This Summer

When the temperature rises, it’s tough to get cool enough to fall and stay asleep. But a few bedroom upgrades can make a big difference. The experts at Wirecutter, a New York Times company that reviews products, offered suggestions, and we found some tips for keeping cool without buying a thing.<p><b>The</b> …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Coffee-table-that-converts-into-a-desk-table - Home Decorating Trends - Homedit

Choose Best Furniture For Small Spaces – 8 Simple tips ← Back to article<p>Choose Best Furniture For Small Spaces – 8 Simple …

How to Install and Irrigation System in 11 Easy Steps

Expert advice from the job site.<p>Installing an irrigation system is a great way to keep a lawn green through even the doggiest days of summer. We …

7 Modern Celebrity Homes With Seriously Lust-Worthy Interiors

Peek inside the impeccable homes of Diane Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Jenna Lyons, and other design-conscious celebs.<p>Celebrities often live in jaw-dropping homes thanks to their ability to hire an architect and interior designer to help realize the retreat of their dreams. The results are truly …

Celebrity Homes

9 subtle signs you might have skin cancer

A whopping one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they turn 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF).<p>And while skin cancers detected early are almost always curable, the ones that evade detection can become much more serious — even deadly.<p>So it pays to know exactly what …

Cancer

Talking to the Women Behind Reddit’s Most Popular Porn Site, Gonewild

"I used to post my face for a short bit, but I got too popular and I had a couple of friends recognise me."<p>Once you get underneath its meme-filled homepage, Reddit becomes incredibly expansive. It’s the kind of website where you can source the latest cryptocurrency news, share Game of Thrones fan …

It's Honestly So Easy To Make This Hanging Succulent Garden

Who needs artwork when you can have framed succulents?<p>View this post on Facebook

This is the morning ritual that will make you happy: 4 secrets from stoicism

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

How to keep using Time Machine without AirPort or Time Capsule

Apple’s AirPort routers introduced one game-changing new feature to the world: easy backups. Time Machine is Apple’s automatic backup utility, and it made backups easy enough for non-nerds to use regularly.<p>The easiest way to use it was to buy a Time Capsule, a wireless AirPort router with a hard …

Once you learn these 5 brutal truths about life, you’ll be a much better person (according to Buddhism)

Life is no picnic. All too often, we have to overcome obstacles in order to survive.<p>Sometimes we try to deny these obstacles because they’re too …

The scientifically proven best ways to spend time if you want to be happy

Whereas a loss of $100 today has the potential of being earned back tomorrow, a lost hour cannot be recuperated. Deciding how to spend time is a clearly consequential decision.<p>But what may not be so obvious is exactly how our decisions about how to spend time relate to our moment-to-moment and …

Happiness

How to Avoid the Validation Trap

Why do you get nervous before an interview? When you see someone attractive, why don’t you talk to him/her? Pressure.<p>Pressure is what prevents us …

10 Simple Things You Can Do To Be Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. I would love to be happier — as I'm sure most …

Happiness

Who Is Seneca? Timeless Wisdom from the World’s Most Controversial Stoic

<b>Lucius Annaeus Seneca</b>, known simply as Seneca (or Seneca the Younger), was a stoic philosopher and rhetorician. He's one of the first stoics for …

Find Out Which Cognitive Biases Alter Your Perspective

Cognitive biases can change the way you see everything, and often in a bad way. Fortunately, just becoming aware of your biases can help you overcome …

Cognition

All that's good and bad about Silicon Valley's Stoicism fad

With one viral blog post, Susan Fowler began the torrent of revelations that exposed the immature, sexist culture of Silicon Valley, starting the …

How to Repair Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and can be found in almost any home. More than likely, you will run into …

Use Google Wifi to upgrade the Wi-Fi on older PCs and Macs

Here's a quick guide to how to substantially increase your wireless networking performance on older computers without struggling with drivers or …

Wi-Fi

Why You Should Replace Your Kitchen Cabinets with Drawers

The typical American kitchen (as of this writing) has a row of upper cabinets and another, deeper row of cabinets under the countertop. The lower …

Ancient Rome in 20 minutes - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Video<p>by <b>Arzamas</b><br>published on 15 January 2018<p>Caesar, The Colosseum, Republic, Nero, geese, plebeians, legions — everything that you once knew, but …

How To Attract Wildlife To Your Garden

Wildlife plays a vital part in the success of our gardens, and often we don’t take enough time to pay appreciation for the wonderful work that the …

The Best Space Heaters of 2018

Best Overall<p>DeLonghi HMP1500<p>Best Overall<p><b>Type</b>: Mica<p><b>Quick Facts:</b> Retails for around $90, wall mountable, wheels included<p><b>Safety features:</b> Automatic shut …

A simple Stoic timeline

It’s always a good thing to have a sense of the development of ideas, so as to be able to put them in a broader historical and cultural context. This …

Carl Has To Die On ‘The Walking Dead’ So That Negan Can Live

In the midseason finale of <i>The Walking Dead</i>, we discover that Carl has been bitten by a zombie. Fans fully expect that he will die in the midseason premiere. I don’t buy for a second the fan theory currently in circulation suggesting that Carl will survive the zombie bite owing to scar tissue on the …

The Walking Dead

Vince Gilligan says Better Call Saul “gets darker this season”

Ten years ago this month, the world met Walter White, the chemistry teacher with a terminal cancer diagnosis whose meteoric rise in the drug trade …

What Makes the Hardest Equations in Physics So Difficult?

The Navier-Stokes equations describe simple, everyday phenomena, like water flowing from a garden hose, yet they provide a million-dollar …

Physics