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Master your life in 5 easy steps

If you've ever played the computer game 'The Sims', you'll know that keeping your 'Sim' healthy and happy is no mean feat. There are loads of things …

The Biggest Expenses In Retirement -- And How To Prepare For Them Now

Do you ever feel like you are ‘milking a mouse’? Are you putting such a tremendous amount of effort into an insignificant project that you aren’t making any progress?<p>When you are planning for retirement, you want to make sure you are making your best effort in an area that can make a significant …

Retirement

10 Investing Lessons You Must Teach Your Kids

Roughly 68% of Americans feel that saving for retirement is harder than they anticipated. Some 25% of all middle-class Americans "get depressed" when …

13 Qualities Every Leader Should Have

Leadership is one tough-to-figure art. That's why the Constitution devotes only a few hundred words to describing the president's job, and fewer still—not one—to the kind of person the chief exec ought to be. But take heart. We've figured out what makes a fellow worth following.<p>Our …

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5 Homemade Household Cleaners

Sure, you could buy expensive cleaning products full of scary-sounding chemicals. Or you could make your own at home. Here are five simple recipes for everyday cleaners that are easy, cheap and free of ingredients you can't pronounce.<p><b>Soap Flakes + Borax + Washing Soda = Laundry Detergent</b>. <b>Get the</b> …

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The Fastest, Easiest And Cheapest Way To Fertilize Your Garden

Finally, there’s a quick and easy way to fertilize your soil … not to mention free. “Chop-and-drop” is a method of mulching in permaculture, which is …

Gardening

Why Warren Buffett’s investors should be very worried

<b>From Porter Stansberry in The Stansberry Digest:</b> <b></b><p>Fair warning, gentle reader… today’s Friday <i>Digest</i> is, in all likelihood, a waste of your time. …

9 Creative Composting Ideas From Across the Country

Composting is a truly democratic method of recycling, doable no matter where you live and what size your home is. Exactly how you compost will vary depending on your state's regulations, climate and amount of rainfall. Here are 9 creative home solutions from composters across the country (and one …

7 Easily Propagated Fruits for Transforming Your Backyard into a Food Forest

Creating raised bed vegetable gardens is an incredibly simple, effective way to grow food for your family, and planting perennial vegetables and …

This Genius Cheat Sheet For Gardeners Tells Where And When To Plant Your Vegetables

If you've never planted a seed in the ground before, chances are that the thought of growing your own vegetables -- no matter how exciting -- incites feelings of anxiety. The general principle is easy: plant seed, add water and watch the vegetable grow. But the logistics are complicated. When do …

Small Farmers Are Feeding The World on Less Land

Small-scale farmers are using just one quarter, 25%, of the world's farmland to feed the world!<p>This atonishing figure comes from a new report by …

8 Homemade Pest Control Remedies That Really Work

Unwanted pesky critters and pests can put a damper on the joy you get from your home and garden. Try combining some of your household products and get your own homemade pest solution. Check out the ideas and helpful homemade remedies below, to keep your house and garden free of unwanted guests.<p><b>1.</b> …

Gardening

How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many of us pay a premium for organic, so it's a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here's a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it. This guide will help you enjoy succulent stone fruits and …

How to build unheated greenhouses for winter harvests & year-round gardening (Video)

If you are aiming for a more self-sufficient way of life, growing your own food usually fits somewhere into that equation. For those of us living in …

DIY: Backyard composter from a garbage can + what can be tossed into it

Many cities around the world now have composting programs so household food scraps and garden clippings can be mulched rather than ending up in …

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6 Very Risky Investment Mistakes Warren Buffett Says You May Be Making

What does risk mean to you? If you ask the average person, they’re likely to say the probability of losing money. If you ask most financial professionals, they’ll probably equate risk with volatility of returns. (While these may sound similar, they’re not exactly the same thing. Let’s say …

15 Keys To Being Happy And Successful

The key to life is happiness. The key to happiness varies from person to person, but here are a few things that might just work for you…1.) Do what …

How to Get Your First $1 Million in Sales

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Tyler Bosmeny is the co-founder and CEO of Clever, which is a fast growing company in the education space. He recently gave a talk at Sam Altman’s How to Start a Startup class at Stanford University describing how startups can get their first $1 million …

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

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15 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get Stuff Done

So you’re feeling uninspired. You went to Instagram to look for style inspo, then Pinterest to plan your future dream home and now you’re here. We’re flattered, but we really do want you to start working on that project. If your to-do list is looking impossible or you’ve been postponing a …

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7 Remarkable Vegetables You Can Regrow From Simple Table Scraps

Image source: Buzzfeed<p>If you have ever wondered how you could cut your grocery bill while cutting back on food scraps, here is an idea for you and …

Gardening

This Is Possibly the Single Greatest Retirement Mistake You Can Make

There are countless ways to mess up your retirement, but this just might be the worst of all.<p>Ask around, and you'll likely get the same answer: …

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3 Common Mistakes Startup Entrepreneurs Make | Inc.com

Not all entrepreneurs found companies--we can't all be Steve Jobs, and not everyone should aim to be. Many leaders make their marks inside existing companies and institutions; still others use their entrepreneurial skills and ambitions to improve existing products or market them. That doesn't make …

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Retirement: How to invest in a low rate world

The Federal Reserve will likely keep short-term interest rates near zero — as it has done since late 2008 — at least until midyear. But it's still uncertain whether and when, and by how much, the Fed will raise rates. In its January policy statement, the Fed "judges that it can be patient in …