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Garden of Life meal replacement products recalled over food poisoning fears

Shops are being told to recall meal replacement products over food poisoning fears.<p>Garden of Life LLC issued the precautionary recall of their Raw …

The 5 Least-Visited Countries In The World

Globe trotters who prefer the road less traveled will want to add these to their travel list.<p>The appeal of some travel destinations is that <i>everyone</i> wants to visit them. For the rest of us, nothing beats a country that's <i>not</i> overrun with tourists, where experiences feel authentic, and the majority of …

Lesser Antilles

5 Awesome Etsy Home Goods Stores You Should Know

With income-tax return season upon us, we thought we'd take this moment to shine a light on some of our favorite home-goods-slingin' <b>Etsy shops</b>. From ceramics made in Los Angeles to textiles made in Portugal and back again, we've got you covered. Here now, 5 stores to get you jazzed about spending …

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Is Gaining Steam With Officials

Just a couple of weeks after Mayor <b>Bill de Blasio</b> announced his plans for a streetcar that would connect Brooklyn and Queens and run along the East River, the proposal has received the support of several academics, transportation advocates, and elected officials, according to a press release issued …

Top 5 spring break destinations … without the college crowd

Spring break has long been a much-anticipated collegiate getaway — a time away from the rigors of the classroom that allows studious young adults to …

6 Design Mistakes You're Probably Making (and How To Fix Them)

You might love all the individual elements in a room, like a vintage armchair or a beautiful framed print, but together...they don't look quite right. If you're having trouble making it work, you're not alone. Our designers identified six common design blunders and came up with solutions that will …

Home Decorating

New year, new home: Eight tips to help you achieve your goal of home ownership in 2016

If owning your own home made your list of resolutions, 2016 is already shaping up to be your year. While the Bayou City's real estate market held …

Real Estate

How Has Buying a Home Changed Since Your Parents' Time?

Those who love babbling on about millennials' narcissism, sense of entitlement, or ungodly love of selfie sticks are missing out on the big picture: …

Real Estate

How Cheap Oil Prices Are Burning Some Homeowners This Winter

The safe move turned out to be the costly move.<p>Cheap crude oil, which is saving drivers big money at the pump, is also saving homeowners substantial …

Oil

Saybrook Point Inn Is Hollywood-Perfect Connecticut

Sometimes, when feeling lazy, writers fish for some other writer's brilliant quotation to open an article, and I admit I looked far and wide to find one about the Nutmeg State, but came up real short. Not even the Yale Book of Quotations offers a single remark about Connecticut, though it has two …

New England

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Are you one of the many who was dreaming of the billion dollar Powerball payoff? Were you thinking about what a life of ease and luxury you would have if you had the money? All your problems would be solved.<p>Or would they?<p>Here in Cabo San Lucas there are multimillionaires and those who are living in …

Happiness

These Adorable Videos Are Scientifically Proven To Make You Happy

Some professional advice: Stop what you're doing and watch a cat video. It's good for you.<p>Taking a break with the likes of Lil Bub can make you feel more energetic, less anxious and a little happier than you felt before the video, according to a real scientific study published in the journal …

Happiness

10 Tips for Home Buying and Selling

Buying or selling a home for the first time is like learning to play chess. There are terms to master, skills to learn, strategies to grasp, …

Real Estate

Donald Trump lifts the veil on his empire

From mega-buck speech appearances to his golf empire, The Donald reveals how he makes his cash.<p>Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the kimono on his business empire, and revealed a whole heck of a lot of assets.<p>Trump made good on his promise to file the financial disclosure required of presidential …

Real Estate

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Allen Walton, 27, lives a life many Americans can only dream of: He is on track for seven-figure revenue in a business that has been a one-man show until very recently, when fast-growth made it necessary to hire someone to answer the phones. Walton manages his year-old online store, …

Entrepreneurship

Buy-to-let: hotspots for 2015 revealed

Latest data on rental returns highlights the best UK cities and towns for landlord investment<p>Buy-to-let is booming, with growing numbers of professional and amateur investors seeking to pour yet more cash into a market worth £1 trillion.<p>But where to invest? Rising property prices have forced down …

Housing

Gourmet Italy: what to eat and drink in Tuscany

A long and fractured history has made Italy less a country than a loose association of regions, towns and villages, each fiercely loyal to local customs and affiliations. Nowhere is this truer than in the area of food, and nowhere in Italy is the gastronomic variety that results more marked than in …

How to Stop Worrying

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness

Desk Organizing Ideas

Our inventive ideas can help you create the perfect office, no matter how much extra space you have. Easy organizers and decorative touches will ensure your office is as stylish as it is functional.<p>Doors make great desktops: They’re inexpensive, roomy, and readily available in a variety of sizes. …

Here's the salary you have to earn to buy a home in 15 major US cities

Several cities — Portland, Sacramento, Miami, and Denver — appear on the list of highest-priced metro areas for the first time.<p>The site looked at median home prices from the National Association of Realtors, along with interest rates for common 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages and property taxes, and …

Real Estate

Starting A Business Based On Doing What You Love - Four Steps To Follow

This blog is a continuation of the series of profiles I’ve done on entrepreneurs. The purpose of this series is to provide examples of how people have formed their own businesses, with various degrees of success, in completely different fields with completely different sets of circumstances that …

Entrepreneurship

10 Vineyards in Unusual or Dangerous Locations

Sometimes the best climate and locations where vines grow are not found in the most accessible places. But winemakers do everything they can to …

Wine & Spirits

This Test Tells You If You’re Really Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur

At least that’s the aim of Clearer Thinking, a nonprofit that develops decision-making tools.<p>This spring, as college graduates march down the aisles in their caps and gowns, most won’t be dreaming of rising through the ranks of a Fortune 500 company; they’re more likely to be hatching plans to …

Startups

Take a hike: 8 of the world's greatest treks

The very best treks aren’t just about putting one foot in front of another—they’re about stepping into a destination’s culture and history. Still, …

Hiking

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard’s class of 1980 – with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

Happiness