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It’s a seller’s real-estate market, but who’s selling?

Even though the U.S. has seen more than three years of a booming seller’s market for housing, there are plenty of Americans who are reluctant to sell …

Real Estate

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

10 DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home Office

As more and more people work from home, creating a livable (and productive) workspace is an important undertaking. Recently Maxwell Ryan, CEO of Apartment Therapy, sat down with FORBES to discuss some tips for turning your home office into a personal sanctuary.<p>After being an elementary school …

Above the streets, beneath the stars: why you should try urban rooftop camping

Urban landscapes may have different sights and sounds than traditional ‘wilderness’ camping, but still can provide an unparalleled intimacy with nature<p>I can’t be outdoors enough. Snow or shine, hot or cold, I’m outside. I grew up in an active, outdoorsy family who went on day hikes whenever …

What I Learned Buying a House

My wife and I bought a house last week. It's our first.<p>Buying a house is a big deal for everyone. It's especially big for us because I've spent years writing about the downside of home ownership.I've never been against home ownership, but I've always believed its financial rewards are overstated. …

25 Simple Interior Designer Tips To Renovate Your Home On A Budget

Whether you have just purchased new furniture or you are looking for something to give you a little pick-me-up, you can transform your home with …

Home Decorating

How to Balance Ambition and Happiness: 5 Tips

Too much ambition makes life miserable, too little makes it meaningless. Here's how to strike a balance.<p>Many people believe that success will make them happy. But science shows that it's the other way around.<p>Being happy seems to increase your chances of success, while study after study indicates …

Happiness

6 Simple Storage DIYs That Will Instantly Make Your Home More Organized

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Are you tired of looking at your messy bathroom or cluttered kitchen? These six storage ideas will keep you organized and help you make the most out of every room in your home. From under the kitchen sink to clearing out your bathroom cabinets, these …

7 golden ideas to enhance your small balcony

If you have a small balcony but want to put it to great use as valuable extra space in your home, don't go anywhere. We have some great ways for you …

Landscaping

Why your content strategy isn't working

Almost every company that says they invest in marketing has a blog, social media presence, videos on YouTube, and downloadable content. And while that's all nice to have, let's be completely honest here … it's probably not doing what you hoped it would.<p>You had visions of incoming inquiries, new …