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57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

Self-help

Cities with the Fastest Increasing Home Values

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Buy a house in foodie heaven

This is what you can get in the gastronomic hotspots, off the beaten track<p>Along with the climate, scenery and culture, the local food and wine is usually a key ingredient in choosing holiday destinations.<p>After all, what would a week in <b>Tuscany</b> be without a glass of chianti classico accompanied by a …

The Top Metropolitan Hot Spots For Retirement -- Plus The Places To Avoid

<b>NYC and LA are at the bottom, and you can partially blame the snowbirds for the Sunbelt's poor showing.</b><p>The healthiest cities for retirement living are in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and Minnesota, according to a new list that relegates all but one Sunbelt city below the top 20.<p>We'll explain why …

Retirement
Middle School

13 DIY Household Products That Could Save You Some Serious Coin

An American family spends an average of $504 per year on cleaning supplies. That’s a lot of money, especially toward products that are made mostly of water! In the spirit of saving, we’ve partnered with Sparkle® paper towels to bring you a way to seriously scrub down your cleaning budget: homemade …

Laundry Rooms

3 Secrets of People with Flawlessly Clean Houses

You know the type. It doesn't matter if you're at their home for an event or just dropping by for an unannounced visit — their homes are always …

Housekeeping

How to Secure Your Home When You’re a Renter

Owning a home comes with quite a few perks, but chief among them is security. Renters are 85% more likely to experience a home burglary than …

Home Security