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These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

Student housing has come a long way since the days of crowding two roommates into a confined space with a couple of beds and a single desk. Case in …

Living Rooms

Hardwood vs. engineered flooring? Granite vs. quartz? The answer might surprise you.

We are in love with nature — but also with technology — so which is better when you build or remodel a home? Natural products such as wood or wool? Or a ­man-made substitute, such as laminate or nylon? To answer this question, I consulted dozens of design and DIY websites and checked in with my …

Home Improvement

How Brand Storytelling Is the Missing Link to Building a Loyal Community of Followers

Don't confuse storytelling with marketing.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Prior to becoming a full-time branded content consultant and speaker, Melanie Deziel leveraged her degrees in journalism from the University of Connecticut and Syracuse University to …

Marketing

I've been investing in real estate since I was 22 — here's why it's one of the best ways to build wealth

At 22 years old, I accidentally started a business when I convinced my boyfriend that we should buy a condo together. Little did I know, the small purchase would jump start an entire real estate career.<p>Throughout our twenties, we went on to acquire a couple dozen rentals in the Boston area. Along …

Real Estate

You've Been Painting Rooms Wrong All These Years

Paint is one of the best ways to dramatically change a room, especially on a low budget. It may seem as simple as deciding on a color, buying paint, …

Home Improvement

Teens Are Increasingly Ditching Facebook. Here's How Entrepreneurs Should Respond.

The percentage of teens using Facebook has dropped 20 percent in just three years.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?”<p>The answer: probably not on Facebook, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on teens, …

Entrepreneurship

How to sleep better and live longer - just by re-setting your body clock!

• <b>Contrary to popular belief, it's not just sleep that's governed by our body clock</b>• <b><br>Every organ and cell contains internal clocks, affecting metabolism</b> …

Wellness

Generation Z is already moving away from Facebook, and 8 more industries could be next

Ishan Goel, a 19-year-old marketing strategist with the Mark Cuban Companies, said it was "not cool" for his fellow Gen Zers to be on Facebook. For today's teens, Facebook is just a tool for group chats or keeping up with parents.<p>"People aren't wanting to post stuff consistently," Goel told …

Ralph Lauren

33 cities around the world where healthcare is good, housing is affordable, and people have the best quality of life

Life is good Down Under.<p>A report shows that several of the world cities with the best quality of life are in Australia and New Zealand. Australia has the 7th and 8th best cities and New Zealand has the first and 12th cities for best quality of life, according to a new report by Deutsche Bank Market …

New Zealand

10 attractive cities that prove you can move overseas and live comfortably

Buying a home overseas is not only for the wealthy. In some cases, living abroad is cheaper than living in the United States.<p>The U.S. government doesn’t compile official data on how many Americans reside overseas but the State Department estimates 9 million live abroad (a number that does not …

Real Estate

AIA Announces Winners of 2018 Housing Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced the winners of their 18th annual Housing Awards, which recognize the best in housing design for …

Architecture

What a $500,000 Home Looks Like in 25 Major Cities Across America

The cost per square foot for homes can vary drastically from city to city.<p>Space is hard to come by in some of America’s most popular housing …

Real Estate

4 Top Digital Marketing Tools

Use These Digital Marketing Tools and Improve Your ReachBuilding a brand image involves using the best tools that will grow your community and …

42 Percent of Startups Fail for This 1 Simple Reason (It's Not What You Think)

Close to half of the over 100 startups analyzed made this mistake -- and never recovered.<p>CBI Insights recently analyzed 101 startup post-mortems (reports they wrote after they failed). The researchers extracted the top reasons startups fail, including things like a pivot going wrong; legal …

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Living Rooms

The 18 Most Luxurious Hotels in Bali

Bali Is a Top Island, with Peak Accommodations<p>Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali is a bucket-list destination that is every bit as magical as …

The Top 10 Most Underrated Destinations in France

The Auvergne in Central France<p>If you're after underrated destinations, the whole of the Auvergne will qualify. It's a glorious mountainous area -- …

These smashing backyard ideas are hot and happening!

Blessed with extra outdoor space at the rear end of your home? You can convert it into your choice of recreational zone with a little bit of …

Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Alzheimer's Disease

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

8 Tips For Marketing to Millennials

It is still too soon to tell if Facebook will suffer a major advertising backlash in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal. …

The 21 Most Beautiful Small Towns in Europe (as ranked by locals)

Bamberg is a city of breweries and churches, and frequently ranks among the most beautiful towns in Germany. It was erected on seven hills (a bit …

Is This the Most Beautiful Ghost Town Ever? Drone Video Captures Chinese Village Reclaimed by Nature

As the shadows of the past loom around what’s left of the overgrown houses and pathways, videographer Joe Nafis has perfectly captured the rare charm …

This Mall Is Only for the Rich, and It’s Doing Fine

At the northern tip of Miami Beach’s famed barrier island, atop what was once a tangle of mangrove-filled swamps, sits a three-story, …

Real Estate

The New Facebook Algorithm: Secrets Behind How It Works and What You Can Do To Succeed

<i>Too busy to read? Just click the play button below to listen to this post.</i><p>The Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving in order to provide a better …

Social Media Marketing

A Norwegian Cluster House By Norm Architects

An hour drive north of Oslo, surrounded by Norwegian woodland and beside the magnificent Mjøsa lake, the Gjøvik house by Danish practice Norm …

8 Architects Whose Names Became Architectural Styles

Throughout history, there have been certain architects whose unique ideas and innovative styles have influenced generations to come. Some of these …

What Do We Do with the King James Version?

It’s indisputable: No book has had a greater impact on the hearts of individuals and the course of humanity than the Bible. For much of the history …