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How to Repair Drywall: A Homeowner's Guide

If you own a home, odds are very good that the walls (and ceilings) surrounding you are made of drywall. Also called Sheetrock, plasterboard, or wallboard, drywall was invented in 1916 and quickly caught on, since it was relatively cheap and easy to erect. The downside? Even today, it's pretty …

Home Improvement

Letting it ride: Entrepreneur bets it all on a $6,800, 84 mpg microcar for the masses

All of the buzz around the cars of the future — from the millions of dollars in investment sloshing around the industry to the glitzy unveilings at …

10 Absolutely Wonderful Tree Stump Landscaping and Decor Ideas

If you are thinking to do some landscaping or decorate your garden with something unusual and unique then how about making use of tree stumps? In …

Landscaping

5 Mistakes Hairstylists Always Notice and How to Fix Them

Even when you're not in their chairs *gulp*.<p>Having been on the receiving end of some well-intentioned hair-shaming lately, I began to wonder what stylists were saying about me when a camera and thousands of live viewers *weren't* around. Hmm...::descends into paranoia::<p>Luckily, for the sake of my …

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes—and How To Fix Them

The Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage honors one of the most beautiful cars ever made

Some say that the lithe, curvy Lamborghini Miura is the most beautiful car ever made. The modern-day Aventador, on the other hand — aggressive? Yes. Striking? Sure. But "beautiful, " at least in the traditional sense of the word, might be a stretch.<p>That didn't stop Lamborghini from using the …

Sports Cars

Splitting Chores Is Good for Your Sex Life, Says Science

Who ever said household chores couldn't be sexy? According to a new study coming out in <i>The Journal of Marriage and Family</i>, they can be when you share them.<p>The researchers compared two surveys that asked married couples how they divided household labor and how often they got it on: the Marital and …

What No One Tells You About The Benefits Of Napping

<b>Birds do it, bees seem to do it</b>, and we all KNOW cats do it. So let's do it, too. Let's take a nap. Seriously, though: whenever people talk about naps, someone inevitable claims they can't nap during the day; they simply can't fall asleep, or when they do nap, they wake up groggy and unable to …

Sleep

The Big List of Clever Ideas for Your Most Organized Kitchen Yet

There's a lot that goes on in your kitchen, so it's especially important that it be organized. Here are 18 ideas that will keep your cabinets and …

Out of Space

42 Ways To Make Your Entire Home Cleaner Than It's Ever Been

:: bookmarks for next weekend ::<p>Bathroom; Kitchen; Bedroom; Living Room; All Around the House; Garage, Basement, and Outdoors

Genes, germs and bacon: A look inside my own DNA

There are times in your life when bad news smashes into your gut like a sledgehammer into the solar plexus. "You've got those double dots next to your CYP1A2*F, which means that we class you as a fast metabolizer." But the man on the other end of the phone was not complimenting me. Rather, he was …

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

Self-improvement

50 Motivational Posters That Will Boost Your Productivity

I hated going to the orthodontist as a kid. It was the most painful and unpleasant recurring experience of my childhood. While a grumpy old man …

Motivation

10 cute fitness tattoos to inspire and motivate

Would a tattoo give you more motivation? Whether it be to take care of yourself, be kinder, chase your dreams, be healthier or follow your heart?<p>Not …

You've Been Writing To-Do Lists Completely Wrong, Here's How to Do It Right

“The most productive people don’t just write to-do lists once, but every day or multiple times a day.”<p>Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter …

West Side Story

Why the Orlando shooter fired

Investigators probing the killer behind the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, are finding evidence of an angry young man likely conflicted about his …

Psychology

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Scientists find possible PTSD relief in retooled muscle relaxant

An already-approved muscle relaxant may offer relief for U.S. military veterans and first responders suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The Phase 2 trials of the drug, TNX-102 SL, which contains the same chemical property as Flexeril, identified a dose and …

Veterans
Relationships

Couples who share housework fairly have more sex, research finds

Couples who share household chores fairly have more sex than those who stick to sexist stereotypes, new research has found.<p>A paper, which is due to …

Social Sciences

8 science-backed ways to appear more attractive

What makes people attractive? And sometimes <i>really, really</i> attractive?<p>Hotness is devilishly hard to generalize. A person's mood, cultural upbringing, …

Man Charged With Murder For Allegedly Driving His Partner To Suicide

For approximately 10 years, Minnesota authorities say, Jessica Haban was physically and emotionally abused by her partner. Long Vang, 34, allegedly smashed her head into a washing machine, tossed her into the wall by her hair, held a knife to her throat, and in May 2015, punched her in the head …

Mental Health

How To Really, Truly Get Over A Breakup

Heartbreak doesn’t just hurt, it often feels impossible. So many questions come along with the pain: <i>How can I move on? How do I get through this?</i> …

7 qualities in women that men find attractive, according to science

But they have spent much less time uncovering the reverse: what makes women attractive to men. Let's not even get started on the dearth of research on what men find attractive in other men, or women in other women.<p>In any case, a lot of what they have done focuses only on looks. These studies often …

Psychology

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

What to Do When Your Life Has Gotten Messy

Your home is in disarray, you’re behind on your bills, your In box is overflowing, and your cat is in need of a visit to the vet. There are things to …

Psychology

A Cheat Sheet to Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The fact is, for most entrepreneurs, life at most times is overwhelming. There are moments when you’ll find yourself with so many ongoing fires in the proverbial oven, the easiest thing to do is put yourself on autopilot and keep going, …

Time Management

5 Ways to Boost Your Mood When You Are Feeling Down

Surprisingly simple actions can help you overcome those blue feelings.<p>Ups and downs are natural, but you can have more ups when you know how your …

Self-improvement

8 Behaviors That Create Anxiety (And How To Avoid Having Them)

<b>As per the American Psychology Association</b>, anxiety is defined as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical …

15 Daily Habits of the Most Productive Entrepreneurs

Here's a clear list of the 15 habits the most successful entrepreneurs have cultivated.<p>Have you ever wondered how the world's top entrepreneurs get so much done in their days? After all, they have the same 24 hour days and 7 day weeks, yet they consistently get so much more done in that time.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship