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14 Reasons You're Always Tired

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy. Little things you do (and don't do) can exhaust you both mentally and physically, which can …

Wellness

Here are nine common lawn-care mistakes to avoid

Now that spring is here, your thoughts might be shifting to lawn care.<p>If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can pay about $100 to $200 per month for a professional mowing service, HomeAdvisor reports. But that cost doesn’t cover lawn fertilization or watering — and those expenses can add …

Gardening

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

32 Home Upgrades That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Home upgrades come in different shapes and sizes. Converting an extra bedroom into a home office may be just as satisfying as installing motion …

Home Improvement

10 things in your home you never clean — but should

About 8 in 10 Americans say it's important to keep a clean home, a recent survey by global cleaning technology company Kärcher found. But some parts of the house get more TLC than others.<p>Your kitchen countertops might be spotless, for instance, but can you remember the last time you cleaned your …

United States

Home Upgrades That Pay Off

No sugar coating here: The housing market is in trouble. But some experts say that it will start turning around as early as 2010. So while you’re …

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

The Prettiest Party Hair of the Season Just Turned Up on the Chanel Runway

Leave it to Chanel to deliver not one, not two, but a host of thrilling holiday hair equations. For the house’s 2018 Métiers d’Art show in Hamburg today, which saw the likes of Anna Ewers and Eleonore Toulin walk the Elbphilharmonie runway, legendary coiffeur Sam McKnight dreamt up a plethora of …

Ex NASA Engineer Makes Everyone Freak Out When He Turns Sand Into ‘Liquid Soup’, And Here’s How He Did It

Former NASA engineer Mark Rober has found a way to make science just as (if not more) entertaining as Bill Nye did – by making sand behave like …

Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40

Volvo has a subscription car service, whereby you can get a new vehicle for a flat monthly fee, including insurance, maintenance and service. It’s not the first carmaker to provide this kind of ownership alternative, but it may have the best deal in the business at the moment, with its ‘Care by …

Automotive Industry

10 Must-Have Experiences in Quebec

Discover awe-inspiring culture, a hip food scene, and natural beauty just begging to be explored.<p>Quebec encompasses one-sixth of Canada’s entire land area from arctic tundra to fertile lowland plains (now abundant with vineyards and specialty farms) to the ski-resort-studded Laurentides, the …

Farm-to-table

Hiring a home contractor? Ask these questions first.

There are endless home-remodeling horror stories, and research and referrals for contractors can only go so far. To prevent your dream renovation project from turning into a nightmare, start by asking smart questions to eliminate potential problems, saving both time and money.<p>1. Is the contractor …

Home Improvement

What I Wish I Knew Before My DIY Kitchen Remodel

Planning to update your kitchen? Learn from my mistakes.<p>Earlier this year, I embarked upon a full-scale kitchen remodel, ripping out the 70s-era …

YouTube child protection mechanism 'failing'

<b>YouTube's child protection mechanism is breaking down, according to some of the company's volunteer watchdogs.</b><p>There's a constant anxiety that those seeking to abuse or groom young children will use social media to reach them - and YouTube is aware of the problem. The video-sharing site has a …

Internet

Science Says Second-Born Kids Are Most Likely to Behave Badly, Even Into Adulthood

Second-born boys, specifically, are more prone to behavioral problems starting in childhood, according to a new study on how birth order affects kids.<p>We already know that second-born kids tend to get less attention than their firstborn siblings (or so the stereotype goes). This was definitely true …

Parenting

27 Stylish Ikea Transformations That Will Make Your Stuff Look Expensive

♬ "Lemme upgrade you." ♬

This magnet-powered bike light may be genius

Battery-powered bike lights are a pain. If you’re regularly commuting in the wee hours of the day or night, it feels so wasteful to go through …

10 Absolutely Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You Don’t Want to Overlook—or Risk Thousands in Repairs

When you think about home maintenance, these 10 tasks might not be the first things that come to mind—but forgetting about them can have frustrating …

Home Improvement

7 types of car maintenance you should be doing yourself

Maintaining a car can be expensive and time-consuming. But there are some things you can do at home to save yourself time, money and frustration.<p><i>This is part of CNET's #adulting series of stories to help you figure out how to live, work and play now that you're all grown up.</i><p>Performing routine …

High-speed Rail

How to fix a squealing dryer

A squeaky dryer can be a real nuisance. Thankfully there are a few easy ways to fix this headache. The dryer is a rather simple device with minimal …

DIY

Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

These all-inclusive family resorts range from luxury to budget and ski to surf.<p>Shutterstock<p>A new HomeAway Kidfluencer Survey, conducted by …

Learn How to Waterproof a Basement - Step by Step

Learn How to Waterproof a Basement - Step by Step<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>Basement waterproofing can lead to many problems due to insufficient or …

7 Terrifying Things That Can Happen During Home Renovations

A home renovation isn't for the faint of heart. If you're lucky, you'll find a good contractor who can take care of the heavy lifting. But even that …

Home Improvement

You can get a tax break on all of these home improvements

If you made any home improvements in 2016, you may be eligible for a tax break or two. Certain home improvements — or certain lines of credit that …

Personal Finance

Homeowners are going to get hosed by the Republicans' tax plan

To quickly review, the Republican tax blueprint that Paul Ryan rolled out this past summer calls for simplifying the IRS code by eliminating a number of breaks and nearly doubling the standard deduction to $24,000 for joint filers.<p>Technically, the plan would keep the mortgage interest deduction in …

Housing

Alexa, start the washer: Whirlpool makes it possible at CES

You'll soon be able to control select Whirlpool smart appliances with your voice.<p>Whirlpool today announced that many of its smart appliances will work with Amazon Alexa starting in "early 2017." The collaboration with Amazon's voice control speakers, the Echo, the Echo Dot and the Tap, will be …

Smart Homes

10 Most Family-Friendly Cities in Europe

From peerless parks to hands-on-museums and refreshingly affordable food, these major European cities all say "welcome!" to families with children.

Remodeling 101: 7 Things To Know About Engineered Quartz Countertops

Here’s a countertop that’s billed as combining the best that nature and man have to offer. Engineered quartz, as it’s known, is made of quartz and …