Karen Peters

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Trump’s Dark, Raw Inauguration Speech Shocks Washington

The new president chose to forego most of the conciliatory rhetoric for which inaugural speeches are known, and delivered instead an ominous threat to his enemies.<p>Even <b>Donald Trump</b> looked awed—at least a little—by the gravity of the moment, at least until the choirs started singing, at which point …

Print Out Your Own Free Vintage Style Posters (Yes, Free!)

Like many of you, I often struggle with finding artwork I like versus artwork I can afford. For example, I love vintage posters. But good, …

Here’s How To Protect Your Privacy In Trump’s America

Easy tips to shield yourself from expanded government surveillance.<p>You’d think texts to your mom and calls to your takeout place would hardly be of interest to the government, but the feds might be monitoring your communications anyway. Sweeping government surveillance programs have grown in recent …

Front-load your IRA in January for a bigger payoff

Happy New Year! Do you have $5,500 to spare?<p>It's an uncomfortable question, especially if your credit card is still smoking from last month.<p>But that's the amount it takes to fully fund a traditional or Roth IRA for a year, and there's a lot of value — a five-digit value — in front-loading your …

Retirement

The 3 Most Controversial Tips On Personal Productivity

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

Self-improvement

23 Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Subtle Terracing in Backyard<p>This backyard benefits from the subtle use of various textures on its terraces that ups the excitement level.<p>Water …

Landscaping

10 All-Natural, DIY Cleaners to Scrub Every Inch of Your Home

The next time you have a sink to scrub or a window to wipe, just raid your cupboards. Everyday products like club soda (the bubbles help break down …

Home Garden11 | Home Interior Design Ideas

30 Wonderful Backyard Landscaping Ideas

A home is defined by both its interior and its exterior. Most people only focus on making the inside of the house beautiful but you also have to pay …

Landscaping

How (and When) to Revive a Dying Lawn

If drought, bad soil, or other ailments have left your lawn in a sad state, you can revive it. But when is the best time? Our home experts weigh in.<p>My lawn was wrecked by last summer's drought. I was going to renew it last fall, but then I got busy at work. Can I do it this spring, or should I wait …

Kentucky

6 All-Natural Cleaners and 25 Ways to Use Them

The ongoing war between your desire to save money, save the earth, and save your house from dust and dirt can now end peacefully. Here are 6 all natural and all powerful cleaners that will cost you hardly anything, contain nothing toxic, and have incredible cleaning powers.<p>1. <b>Salt</b> (table works but …

Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

DOS

10 Clever Cleaning Tricks

Before you throw out that old kitchen apron, stash your essential spring-cleaning supplies in the pockets and use it as you go from room to room. It will leave your hands free to scrub and polish and you won't have to lug a heavy cleaning bucket around the house.<p>To create storage compartments, turn …

25 Bathroom Organizers

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.

Bathrooms

Organized Bathrooms

Inspired organizing ideas abound in these real-life bathrooms, which also feature our favorite space-saving solutions.<p>It may seem counterintuitive, but adding the right furniture to your bathroom can create a more open, organized space. In the master bath of this Texas duplex, a custom-made orange …

Bathrooms

Shirt Folding Board From Cardboard and Duct Tape

How to Propagate a Pothos Plant<p>Soap Vomiting Unicorn<p>How to Increase Humidity for Houseplants<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>I made mine out of one big …

Art+Work: Home Office Gallery Walls

What do you need when you sit down to work? Your computer, a cup of coffee or tea? Paper, if you're the brainstorming type. Oh, and loads of …

Home Offices

Five Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

It’s not always easy to design your own home. In fact, sometimes you might wind up with an idea in your head that does not translate well in reality. …

How To Make Your Living Space Reflect You

Your home is more than just a building. It is your sanctuary; the place where you can unwind and recharge before heading out into the world again. …

Tips And Ideas For Creating A Beautiful Wall Art Gallery

If you’re looking for an idea for adding some color and style to a certain room in your house then you could try creating a wall art gallery. It’s a …

Decorate By Grouping Objects

When you’re decorating your home or when you simply try to find a spot for every object, you sometimes involuntarily place the items that have …

Knives

Roundup: 8 Easy Outdoor Lighting Projects

Lighting is a crucial part of any space, and the backyard is no exception. But outdoor lighting options can be pretty generic. So why not make your …

Crafting

How to Season Cast Iron Cookware

Community Tested<p>Cast iron is much beloved by serious chefs for its even heating and non-stick surface. And cast iron lasts nearly forever if you take …

This Graphic Shows You Quick Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle

Sure, some home repairs increase your value and others don't, but we're all busy people, and not all of us have time for a massive kitchen remodel. …

Tips for Creating a Cohesive Gallery Wall

Gallery walls have become increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. They give people a way to display a lot of photos and artwork …

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12 Easy DIY Tips and Tricks for Hanging Pictures, Frames & Artwork

(Image credit: Dabney Frake)<p>Here are 12 easy ways to make the un-fun process of hanging artwork a little bit more tolerable. Follow these tips and …

How to Calibrate Your HDTV for Better Video Quality in 30 Minutes

Most HDTVs ship with default settings that are meant to look good in store showrooms, but they're not ideal in your home. Thankfully, with the right …