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The Complete App Toolkit For Your Next Budget Travel Adventure

Travel expands the mind, broadens your palette (and your palate), opens your worldview and, for many, drains your wallet. But travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can often be a more enriching experience to show up with a budget, because it means you look more closely at the places you …

Apps

10 Spanish cities, 10 unmissable sights

Spain is not all about the beach, and a last minute city break can be just what’s needed – a recharge, a step back from the grind – a cultural taste …

European Travel

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Countertop—Here’s What Designers Think

Engineered quartz is the new king of the kitchen.<p>If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in 2018, you may want to rethink that marble …

Kitchens

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Minimalism

4 Pro Tips for Creating Beautiful Floral Arrangements

Truth be told, we’re pretty flower-obsessed. And with good reason: Nothing tops an amazing arrangement for adding color, beauty, and life to a room. (And the sweet fragrance is just the icing on the cake.) But when it comes to arranging flowers, let’s just say we’re not always… confident in our …

Decorations

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

Books

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

Self-improvement

How to Fertilize Right to Have More Blossoms on Your Plants

For example, 12-12-12 is a typical garden fertiliser that would contain 12% nitrogen, 12%phosphorous, and 12% potassium. The quick explanation is; …

January 2018 Recommend Reading for Serious Photographers

From how-to guides to retrospectives on famous photographers to collections of iconic images, there's plenty of photography books to explore.But just …

Photography

The Best Apps for Photographers

Man, is it fun to be a photographer right now.<p>I don't mean to say that photography wasn't fun before, but if you ask me, we're in a golden age of …

Mobile Photography

How Retirees Can Stay in the 15% Tax Bracket

If you want to minimize your tax bill, staying in or below the 15% income tax bracket is the way to go. What's more, you can do so while still …

Retirement
Mobile Photography

The most exciting city in the world?

In partnership with the Platinum Card® from American Express® Inspirational, intriguing cities are dotted all over the world offering visitors …

Travel

Arches National Park

One of the most scenic and otherworldly parks in the National Park System, Arches National Park contains more than 2,000 known natural arch …

7 Functional Tips for Better Product Photography

I’ve been making different product photography tutorials for awhile now and I still regularly go back to a previous posts because I am still using …

How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file by Jimmy McIntyre

Digital blending is a technique by which you blend selected regions of one photo with regions from another photo to combine the best aspects of both …

Tutorials

5 Tips for Painting Wood Cabinets White — Successfully

White cabinets are all the rage. A recent Houzz survey found that 42 percent of people who are updating their cabinets are painting them white — and …

Home Improvement

How To Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets with White Paint

Painting your kitchen cabinets is the single most transformative thing you can do to your kitchen without a gut renovation. And, if you do it …

Home Improvement

12 Painting Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

We all like to give a good-natured ribbing to those folks on House Hunters that see the paint color on the wall as a major obstacle on their …

DIY

3 Pro Tips for Shooting Great Landscape Photographs Under Drab Gray Skies (VIDEO)

Serious landscape photographers are known for chasing great light. But what happens when you travel to a beautiful location and there’s simply no …

Landscape Photography

Most Scenic Route From Black Hills, South Dakota, to Yellowstone National Park

While both Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills of South Dakota have unforgettable scenery, there's plenty between the two you won't want to miss. The fastest way to get to Yellowstone from the Black Hills area is along Interstate 90, a journey of 474 miles and seven and a half driving …

National Parks

Forget the cruise — here’s why you should take a road trip through Alaska

Oprah may be having the time of her life cruising in Alaska, but in my opinion, she’s doing it wrong. To cover the most ground and actually see the …

National Parks

Make your home smarter by replacing your light switches with Brilliant Controls – The Gadgeteer

Brilliant Controls replace your existing light switches to add smart home control capabilities to your rooms. The Brilliant Control features a color …

If your home wifi router is on this list, it might be vulnerable to CIA hacking tools

For the past four months, WikiLeaks has been slowly publishing a series of documents that describe a plethora of hacking tools, which the anti-secrecy organization says belong to the US Central Intelligence Agency. The latest release, published June 15, is a batch of documents describing tools that …

Wi-Fi

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

Helping Clients Avoid Retirement Landmines | Investopedia

Things are on track for your clients. They have diligently saved and invested for retirement. With your help and advice as well as their investing …

Your Social Security retirement age

You probably know that the longer you wait to take Social Security, the more you'll get each month. But is waiting worth it for you?<p>Answers to your …

Why I Unsubscribed 83,000 Emails (and Think You Should, Too)

If you are an email marketer, chances are that the majority of the articles you read are about growing your list, getting more opens, clicks, etc.<p>But …