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10 Little-Known Uses for Vicks VapoRub

While many medical treatments from the early 1900s have been vehemently debunked, a handful have managed to stand the test of time. At the top of …

Tomato Fertilizer: How To Feed Your Plants For Ultimate Harvests

The post Tomato Fertilizer: How To Feed Your Plants For Ultimate Harvests is by Lorin Nielsen and appeared first on Epic Gardening, the best urban …

9 yoga poses to help you live your most healthy, vibrant life

In the midst of a heart-pumping workout, you’re probably <i>not</i> contemplating the long-term consequences of every single burpee and plank jack on your …

This Homemade Pizza Dough Just Calls for 2 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that you can make the most amazing pizza dough with just two ingredients? Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but after you try this fun food hack, you’ll forget all about delivery and want to make these every time you’re craving a slice. Plus you can top it with anything you’d like, …

Recipes

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market was on a roll all year long last year, and the rally continues in the new year. Most investors love the idea of rising markets and …

Investing

Build Homemade Tomato Cages

Tomatoes are the most popular home garden crop , so as the gardening season approaches, many gardeners are planning how best to support their …

Here’s How to Get Perfect In-Camera White Balance: No Editing Required! (VIDEO)

Whether your passion is nature photography, portraiture, macro, or shooting sports, it’s likely you’ve devoted considerable processing time to color …

How to Remove Scratches From Your Car Using Products You Have At Home

Another scratch in your car? What a drag. But, get this: using just a few of these ordinary household items could help you get the scratches out, …

DIY

Here Are 2018's Best and Worst States to Retire

How does your state rank?<p>Each year, countless workers rack their brains trying to determine whether the time is right to bring their careers to a …

My friend Phil Miller, who has died of cancer aged 68, was a distinctive and original guitarist and composer. In 1971 he became a vital figure on the “Canterbury scene” when Robert Wyatt, who had just left Soft Machine, recruited Phil to join his new band, Matching Mole. The “scene”, noted for the …

East London

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

1 Smart Tax Move to Make in December 2017

Tax reform could limit the value of this deduction; here’s a trick to take full advantage of it in 2017.<p>While tax reform isn't exactly a sure thing …

The Best Social Security Claiming Strategy Will Answer These 3 Questions

Here's how you can get the most out of Social Security.<p>Many Americans will lean on Social Security pretty heavily during retirement. Data from the …

Why Smart People Take Social Security at 62

Starting to collect Social Security early will result in smaller checks, but that's much less of a problem than you think. Here's why you might want …

The Overlooked Yoga Poses That 4 Experts Swear By

Odds are you’ve seen some crazy, gravity-defying yoga moves on Instagram. These days arm balances, backbends, and inversions tend to steal the social …

Revolutionary guitar string rocks the guitar world

A revolutionary guitar string developed at the University of St Andrews has struck a chord with some of the greats of the music world.

20+ People Who Discovered Their Art History Doppelgängers at Museums

Some people believe that everyone has a twin. And maybe that’s true—if you need proof, just visit an art or history museum! People around the world are finding themselves in the collections of renowned institutions and are snapping pictures with their artsy doubles. The resemblances are often …

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Creativity

What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

One day in January, a few years before the Civil War, Robert E. Lee wrote to The New York Times, seeking a correction.<p>The man who would become the top Confederate general was trying to set the record straight about the slaves on his wife’s estate in Virginia, and about the last wishes of a dying …

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

The easy way to remove water stains from wood furniture

Nothing ruins the luster of wood furniture quite like a watermark.<p>Watermarks -- or water stains -- are often caused by cold glasses, spills, or hot dishes places directly on the wood. Luckily, though, they aren't always permanent.<p>This guide will guide you through the process of removing these …

Cleaning

Self-tinting smart windows powered by the sun

Rather than fumbling with blinds, the windows of the future could change their tint or opacity on demand to keep out unwanted heat, light or …

5 Plants you can grow that will repel mosquitoes from your house.

Mosquitoes are a menance and insecticide might not be doing the job for you. How do you get rid of these pests naturally? Well, if you have a green …

Social Security: 5 Great Reasons to File for Benefits at 62

It can make a lot of financial sense to start collecting Social Security benefits early -- and it can make for a happier life, too.<p><i>"Rebel children, I</i> …

Guitar basics: learn thousands of songs with the three-chord trick

The oldest trick in the book<p>Get the chords down and you’ll have thousands of songs to try. Known as a I-IV-V (‘one-four-five’) progression, or …