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How to buy scratch and dent appliances: Your buying guide

Scratch and dent appliances, does that term sound familiar? If you've ever hunted for big-ticket home bargains, it will be. Scratch and dent refers to brand new, large appliances sold at heavy discounts by third party retailers. Ideally, these appliances are perfectly fine. They're fresh off the …

Home Improvement

8 Ways to Increase Your Driving Comfort

A study by Harvard Health Watch estimated that most Americans spend more than 1-1/2 hours a day commuting in their cars, so why not give yourself …

Top 10

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

<i>This article originally appeared on Money</i><p>Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent …

Ho Chi Minh City

4 Side Hustles that Pack a Career Punch

Many of us have held a second job at some point in our careers. While you may think that working a side hustle signals you’re having a hard time making ends meet, I believe just the opposite: the gig on the side can be the place to meet all kinds of positive ends, especially when you’re young and …

Entrepreneurship

5 Brilliant Ways to Hide Wires in a Room Without Going Into the Walls

Conceal that unsightly wire without hard labor!<p>Before you invest in any products, if there’s room you can tuck speaker wire between the carpet and …

DIY

The Seven Deadly Sins To Avoid When You Interview

I wince when I watch most hiring managers interview their candidates.<p>As an executive recruiter, I’ve made every interviewing mistake in the book. Having finally learned the right way to interview job candidates, it’s painful to see others make the same mistakes that I made time and time again.<p>As I …

Employment

Experts say too many people suffer from a 'delusional belief' about their careers that doesn't do them any favors

Choosing a career can be a daunting proposition.<p>But part of the reason why may be because we're looking at career paths the wrong way.<p>That's what a growing number of experts are saying. Last week, psychology researcher Tania Luna and Weight Watchers International executive Jordan Cohen said modern …

Career Development

The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

14 ways to lower your housing costs

Are your housing costs too high? This article examines how you can lower your housing costs so that you can put that money toward savings.<p>Housing is …

Personal Finance

Don't Buy Replacement Windows For Your Old House

If you own a house built before 1960 that has its original windows, be grateful. Nothing will ever look as good. And, contrary to what you may have heard from the building and remodeling industries, new windows will not function better. They will not save you buckets of money in energy costs. They …

New England

5 ways to impress everyone you meet

It pays to make a good impression wherever you go, regardless of your field or where you are in your career. Seeming friendlier and more professional can help you nail a job interview, successfully persuade potential investors, or simply broaden your network of contacts.<p>John Rampton, entrepreneur …

Employment

'If You're Not Working Now, We Won't Hire You'

Dear Liz,<p>I’m an HR Manager. My job is excellent and I also know that I contribute a lot to my company’s success. I have one problem. My boss “Mark” is the owner of the company. In general I trust his judgment and he’s certainly built a great organization.<p>However, he has a bias against hiring …

Employment

If You Want Power and Opportunity, Work On Your Persuasion Skills

There is a difference between those who go it alone and those who use persuasion to find opportunity.<p>2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you've ever tried to persuade someone to perform a task in your favor, you know about the power of persuasion. Persuasion …

Business Strategy

These Hawaiian Bacon Chicken Kebabs Are Dreamy

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i> <i>column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

8 Things You Should Never Wash Down The Sink

Sorry, mud mask fans.<p>Something you don't need to know about me — but I'm going to tell you anyway — is that I spend a lot of timing shopping online, mostly for clothes and beauty products. While reading reviews about this $9 Aztec Secret Clay Mask that supposedly works miracles for your skin, one …

Cleaning

Tom Ford's Five Commandments For Gentlemanly Gentlemen

<b>Tom Ford</b> is possibly the paragon of a gentleman in our eyes, whose own mix of thoughtfulness, style, skill, and criminal looks is the kind of deathly …

Men's Fashion

10 Myths About Owning a Home People Still Believe

Home ownership is a lifelong dream for millions, and one that comes with its own unique set of pleasures and challenges. But for all the true …

Home Improvement

Wardrobe Purge - Clothes you Absolutely Need to Get Rid Of

Gentlemen, If fashion is your religion, then your wardrobe is your temple. And, like all temples, your wardrobe has to be treated with care and …

Clothing

There’s A Way To Dress Cool Even If You’re A Short Guy

Being the short guy can be tough. Trouser legs always need altering, shirt sleeves are often inches too long, and the typical winter scarf wrapped …

Men's Fashion

13 Repair Life Hacks From Our Grandfathers That Are Still Relevant Today

Before the days of the Internet, we turned to our inventive grandfathers for fix-it life hacks since they could easily and quickly solve just about …

DIY

10 Simple Living Room Ideas That Will Transform Your Space in Minutes

The living room is arguably one of the most important spaces in your home. It's probably where your family gathers at night, where you wind down on a …

Home Decorating

9 Navy SEAL Sayings That Will Improve Engagement And Accountability In Your Organization

Engagement and accountability are critical elements for growth, productivity and profitability in any organization. But in this fast-paced twenty-first century age of disruption, improving engagement and accountability seems more challenging than ever before.<p>According to the 2017 KPMG Global CEO …

Employee Engagement

How to Reheat Pizza so It Tastes Like It Was Just Delivered

If you have kids and an endless to-do list, you need to know how to reheat pizza. For those days when you just can't be bothered to cook, takeout …

Kitchens

7 Things You Should Do When Building Your Deck

Want to avoid deck decay and enjoy your outdoor space for the rest of your days? If you use these deck building tricks during the initial build, …

Home Improvement

Money lessons everyone should know before leaving high school

Learning how to effectively manage money can make a huge difference in high schoolers’ lives. If not immediately, then certainly later on in life.<p>But …

Personal Finance

What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses

So you want to make a cool $100,000? Popular HGTV shows lead you to believe the secret to getting rich quick is to start flipping houses. From Chip …

Real Estate

Dave Chappelle Makes an NPR “Tiny Desk Concert” Cameo: Watch

On a new installment of NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series, French musician Frédéric Yonnet performed. Best known for his harmonica skills, Yonnet was introduced by longtime friend Dave Chappelle. The comedian told a story about the time he and Yonnet met Stevie Wonder backstage at the 2006 Grammy …

Dave Chappelle

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Better Days (feat. Vertical Jones & Symphony)

The Arts