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Planning your home improvement projects by the seasons

As the last bit of snow melts off my front porch, all of the wear and tear of the winter weather is apparent in the chipped paint and rotted wood stairs. Add those repairs to a growing to-do list that includes installing a fence, landscaping and replacing a window.<p>All of those projects will cost a …

Home Improvement

9 Big Mistakes People Make When Painting Furniture

Here at Apartment Therapy, we are no stranger to painting furniture. It may be one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it is still one of the most …

Home Improvement

These 10 Home Design Trends Will Be Huge in 2018, According to Pinterest

Photo: Brie Williams; Styling by Liz Strong<p>The Trend: Resort-Inspired Style<p>Who needs to jet off to an exotic locale to feel the vacation vibes? Make …

10 home decor trends everyone will be obsessing over in 2018

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8 Storage Solutions We're Stealing from Tiny Houses

Do you ever feel like there’s just not enough storage space in your home? Or that there are certain objects you just can’t find a place for? Yeah, been there.<p>If you’re struggling to find room for all your belongings, it might be time to take a cue from tiny house owners—after all, they’re the …

4 Things Consumers Should Think About Before Financing a Home Improvement

With Goldman Sachs’ newest loan product, the money-center bank is making a smart bet.<p>Goldman Sachs announced Tuesday that it will begin offering home …

Personal Finance

How These Feng Shui Tips Will Bring You (& Your Home) a Sense of Calm Right Now

Sometimes you might feel a little bit uncomfortable at home, but you can’t seem to put your finger on why. Your layout and decor have a big impact on the overall energy of your home, which is why so many people swear by ancient Chinese feng shui principles. After all, if you could be more attuned …

Five ways fathers can raise body confident daughters

Body confidence doesn’t come naturally to children (or adults) today, with insecurities starting from a surprisingly early age.<p>Children as young as …

Parrot witness case: Michigan woman guilty of husband's murder

<b>A woman has been found guilty of shooting her husband five times in a Michigan murder case apparently witnessed by a parrot.</b><p>Glenna Duram shot her husband, Martin, in front of the couple's pet in 2015, before turning the gun on herself in a failed suicide attempt.<p>The parrot later repeated the words …

Crime

Chinese mahjong lovers take to the river to beat the heat

<b>Mahjong lovers in China have found a unique way to deal with a merciless heat wave descending on their city.</b><p>What do you do if it's way too hot but you just can't stay away from your favourite boardgame?<p>Well, kick your shoes and socks off, grab a chair and umbrella and head down to the river.<p>That's …

Board Games

Boy with rare 'Stone Man' disorder won't let it stop baseball dreams

The parents of an 11-year-old baseball player with a rare genetic disorder want their son to continue enjoying the sport that he loves, but know that doing so puts him at risk for injury which could cause his illness to progress.<p>“We try to keep him from getting seriously injured,” Stephanie …

The Netherlands, always vulnerable to floods, has a new approach to water management

Much of the Netherlands is below sea level and major floods have occurred every generation or so for hundreds of years. In a warming world with increased rainfall and sea level rise, the threat from floods is increasing worldwide, and the Dutch are leading the way in water management …

Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public

Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter …

New Hampshire

Doctors Report Removing 27 Contact Lenses From A Woman's Eye

It wasn't old age, or disease: A "bluish foreign body" that was found in an English woman's eye turned out to be a mass of contact lenses, surprising medical staff who were preparing the woman, 65, for routine cataract surgery. They report pulling 27 lenses from the woman's eye.<p>"She was quite …

Iranian newspapers honor math 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani — some with pictures of her without a hijab

Iranian media are hailing trailblazing Iran-born mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani following her death from cancer, splashing her picture across newspaper front pages on Sunday.<p>In some cases, newspapers even broke with tradition and portrayed Mirzakhani without her hair covered by a hijab — mandatory …

Nine killed and boy missing as flash flood rips through Arizona swimming hole

Nine people died and a 13-year-old boy was still missing on Sunday after a furious flash flood tore through a group of family and friends cooling off in a creek in the Tonto National Forest in Arizona.<p>Gila County Sheriff's Detective David Hornung told The Associated Press that the group from the …

Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People

Eye contact is one of those Goldilocks things: Too much, and people find you intense; too little, and people think you’re shifty. Getting it just …

Prince Harry urges young people to put down their mobile phones and warns they affect mental health

Young people should try to take a break from checking their mobile phones to “process their thoughts” instead of rushing through the day, Prince Harry has suggested.<p>Prince Harry, who has spent the year campaigning on mental health issues, said more still needed to be done to equip young people to …

Army vet beaten to death after saving two teens

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 62-year-old veteran died saving a pair of teenagers from a brutal attack, and now he's being hailed as a hero.<p>James Farmer Jr. was asleep in his car in downtown Denver on June 16 when he woke up to a homeless man attacking the two teens. He stepped in to protect them. Police say the …

Cool color blocking ideas for your home

Color blocking has been a trendy home design technique for a while now, but do you actually know what it is? Essentially, it's when you decorate in a …

Ireland Travel: 14 Natural Wonders That Will Take Your Breath Away

Ireland is a world of ancient landscapes and great legends. With lush, green hills and cobblestone streets, Irish scenery is among the most …

You're Going To Be So Jealous Of This Woman's Gorgeous Rainbow Apartment

We hope she needs a roommate<p>When you hear the phrase “rainbow apartment,” you probably imagine something totally juvenile that only a kindergartener …

All-Girl Engineer Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent For The Homeless

The future is in good hands<p>After witnessing the increasing number of homeless people in their community, a team of high school girls with no previous …

HOW TO MAKE A SMALL HOME LOOK MORE SPACIOUS?

<b>Your home, your space, your life!</b><p>It might be a bit smaller than you’d like it to be, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be efficient. Keep reading to …

7 Key Pieces of Decorating Advice For Rented Homes

<i>How to make a space your own when you can't put down permanent roots</i><p>As every home-loving soul knows, the limitations of a typical rental contract can …

Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Though reclaimed wood flooring is nothing new, we still had some lingering questions: Is it really eco-friendly? Where exactly does the wood come …

Interior design: 21 ideas to renovate your home with very little effort

Contrary to popular concept, giving your home a makeover does not always translate into huge investments. Nor are the interior designers or room …

DIY Essential Oils in the Home: Make a Natural Wood Polish

Today in our series on essential oils: how to make an all-natural wood polish, courtesy of Dawn De La Fuente of S/he Studio. “Frequent dusting or …