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How to Cut Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Speed is of the essence when you’re upgrading your kitchen, considering that you’re likely to be spending more money on takeout and dinners out …

Home Improvement

18 renovation apps to know for your next project

Everybody needs a little help sometimes<p>Embarking on a home renovation project is no easy feat, but thanks to today's advances in internet technology, there is probably a stellar app out there ready to assist with every part of the process.<p>Below, we rounded up 15 standouts across three …

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

If you've ever wondered how to install tile without calling a professional, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a "Fixer Upper" devotee, and …

How to Buy a Home the High Tech Way

Buying a Home the High-Tech Way<p>Updated November 13, 2017<p>More than 80 percent of all homes sold are listing in local MLS systems online. This article …

Clean Eating Dessert Recipes

Who says desserts can't be healthy? By utilizing ingredients like fresh fruit, dark chocolate, and dairy, you can create clean eating desserts that …

Dessert

Start a Business: 9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea While Keeping Your Full Time Job

Think you have a great idea for a new business, but want to make sure? Here's how -- without having to quit your full time job.<p>You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work -- and you're definitely not ready to quit your full-time job and dive right in. Is it possible to …

Entrepreneurship

Where to travel every month of the year

In order to help plan your next trip, we consulted Lonely Planet's "Where to Go When" guide, which acts as a trip planner for every month of the year.<p>The guide provides 30 recommendations for each month of the year based on unmissable events, as well as which places are cheapest or have the best …

Loneliness

The best NYC commuter towns for car-free living

These five towns offer plenty of perks at not-quite-NYC prices<p>Though New Yorkers might scoff at the idea of leaving the five boroughs for one of the many towns within commuting distance, the cost of living here isn’t getting any cheaper. And according to a recent report, suburban areas are getting …

Urban Design

Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery — All Done Without Screws, Nails, or Glue

Traditional Japanese carpentry, whether used to build a dinner table or the entire house containing it, doesn't use screws, nails, adhesives, or any …

Bywater Bakery Is New Orleans Newest King Cake Hotspot

Just in time for Carnival season, highly-anticipated cafe and sweets shop <b>Bywater Bakery</b> has officially landed in the 70117 with eight, yes eight, different types of king cake, Ian McNulty reports. Baker and operator Chaya Conrad was most recently the bakery director for Rouses, overseeing an …

New Orleans

12 Top Apps for Architects on the Construction Site

We have previously published the best apps for architects, many of which try to boost creativity and productivity for project design. Now, we’ve put …

Machine learning basics

When you are comfortable with the prerequisites, we suggest four options for studying deep learning. Choose any of them or any combination of them. …

Tracy Anderson’s 4-minute core sequence is a serious ab-blaster

Tracy Anderson has helped tone some of the best abs in Hollywood—from Gwyneth Paltrow to Jennifer Lopez—and now she’s sharing her go-to, ab-tastic …

Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360 per cent in the last decade. But never mind growing your own, they’re going to get extremely hi-tech. …

Backpack Guide for Backpacking Backpacks and Hiking Backpacks

This guide is primarily about the modern backpack, and how you should go about choosing said backpack. If you’re interested in the ancient history of …

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016 | Salty Popcorn

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016<p>And so it is another fine movie year draws to a close. I present to you my TOP 20 MOVIES OF 2016. This year’s list …

8 OTHER Household Uses for Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil is a staple in most households, and you already know it can be a huge help in the kitchen—you probably use it all the time when you're …

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Red Curry Chicken Chili Recipe

"Ground chicken, chickpeas and tomatoes are simmered in a flavorful blend of red curry paste, coconut milk and robust Indian spices for a twist on …

Add an Egg to Your Oatmeal for a Smoother, Creamier, Higher Protein Breakfast

Some people love oatmeal by itself, but add anything to it—a banana, a scoop of protein powder, peanut butter, or <i>an egg</i>—and you transform it into a …

Shoot Like a Pro with These 8 Clever Camera Hacks from Photographer Peter McKinnon (VIDEO)

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In …

Videography

10 Best Horror Movies of 2016

10<p>‘The Love Witch’<p>In gloriously lurid technicolor, a foxy witch (Samantha Robinson) concocts potions with which she can ensnare a man through …

Horror

5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies Will Forever Change Your Holiday Baking Game Plan

It's not until I tried a four-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe that I could believe such a feat is possible. When Philia Kelnhofer's <b>Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes</b> ($12) (published by The Countryman Press) came out, I turned straight toward the dessert section to see if I could find …

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status

With this list, you'll feel like you can dominate the Trivial Pursuit literature section.<p><i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann,</b> …

Literature

Nigel Slater’s beef brisket recipes

It’s one of the cheapest cuts of beef, but spend an afternoon slow-cooking a brisket and you’ll reap the dividends<p>You’ll need a spoon. The broth surrounding the beef has been in the oven for four hours, along with a handful of caramelised shallots, black peppercorns, thyme sprigs and bay leaves. I …

Food

7 Hacks Guaranteed to get you Killer deals on Airfare

Shares 559<p>Buying flights at full fare is a thing of the past. Now-a-days with so many error fares, booking engines which let you search for months …

Here’s What You Need to Consider Before Starting a Business With a Partner

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

A new travel app is offering the lowest flight prices we've ever seen

On Wednesday, the desktop-only platform revealed its first mobile app—and it could be a game-changer.<p>The members-only site can send real-time alerts and push notifications whenever it detects massive price drops, error fares, or flash sales. DealRay spotlights localized, and often-exclusive deals …

The 21 Documentaries from the 21st Century Everyone Should See

This year, Weiner and O.J.: Made in America reminded us just how ambitious (and binge-worthy) documentaries could be. Here are our picks for the 21 best documentaries ever made—plus some recs from their directors.<p>1<p><i>Weiner</i><p>Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg | 2016<p>Turns out <i>Lemonade</i> was only the …

The 20 best cake recipes: part 4

Cheesecake, ice-cream cake and more from top cooks including Nigel Slater and Claudia Roden, selected by Observer Food Monthly<p>This is a very softly set, gooey cheesecake, so don’t expect to get neat slices from it. It is possibly the richest thing you could ever eat, so serve it in small amounts. …