Kim Vandiver

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Get Hooked on Apple Nachos This Fall

It's official: Apples > corn chips.<p>Nachos are one of those foods that are delicious no matter how you prep them — even if your base is far from the traditional tortilla chip. In this fall variation on the beloved appetizer (or dinner, if we're lucky), we topped slices of red and green apples with …

The Done Manifesto Lays Out 13 Ground Rules for Getting to Done

Sometimes (or maybe all too often), you have to churn out work—good, creative work done with tight deadlines. The Done Manifesto is a set of working …

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Street Photography

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Why don’t <i>successful</i> people and organizations automatically become <i>very</i> successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases:<p>Phase 1: When we <i>really</i> have clarity of purpose, it leads to success.<br>Phase 2: When we have …

Productivity Hacks: 60+ Influencers on How to Work Smarter | Official LinkedIn Blog

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.</i><p>"2014 …

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the "2-Minute Rule"

Recently, I’ve been following a simple rule that is helping me crush procrastination and making it easier for me to stick to good habits at the same …

Getting Things Done®

An Introduction to Getting Things Done®<p>Developed by David Allen and published in a bestselling book of the same name, Getting Things Done® became a …

The Complete Flake's Guide To Getting Things Done - Copyblogger

So if you clicked through to read this post, I’m going to make a couple of educated guesses about you.<p>Maybe you’re smart and motivated and …

Productivity

4 Simple Tasks to Do in Fall for an Awesome Lawn in Spring

Although spring lawn care gets all the attention, fall lawn care is the make-it or break-it season for grass.<p>“I’m already thinking about next year,” …

Gardening

10 Home Maintenance Tips for this Fall Season

Each season your home goes through changes in temperatures, weather conditions, aging, and of course human abuse! In order to keep all your …

Sarah Beeny's four tips on doing up a house

The presenter and property expert gives advice, from buying a home to finding a good tradesman, and even admits a few mistakes she has made along the way<p>The star of television programmes such as <i>Property Ladder</i> and <i>Help! My House i</i>s <i>Falling Down</i> gives four tips on doing up a home:<p>1. If buying a …

Kirstie Allsopp's three top tips for home buyers

Property expert Kirstie Allsopp on the secrets of getting a mortgage and securing your dream home<p>Kirstie Allsopp still holds some controversially traditional views.<p>As we talk about the housing crisis – she thinks self-build is “ridiculous”, that residential property needs to be built above …

10 Ways To Upgrade Your Small Space For Free

We're bombarded by images of the ideal home — the apartments we <i>should</i> have, made perfect by the decorators we don't. Yes, we love the inspiration, …

Small Spaces

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You’ve all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet – are you yawning yet? Many …

6 Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

In a declining real estate market where supply outstrips demand, a person can generally sell a house faster by lowering the price. But there are other ways to enhance a home’s attractiveness besides lowering the asking price. If you’re looking to sell your home in a cooling real estate market, read …

How To Get Multiple Offers On Your Home

Mackenzie Weiss spent the last decade updating a 3,000 square-foot 1985 home she and her podiatrist husband, David, bought for $289,000 in 2000 in the Richmond, Va. suburb of Henrico. They put in hardwood floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, energy-efficient windows and travertine tiles with …

How to get the best deal buying a new house

Home buyers, prepare for sticker shock.<p>Prices of homes are expected to tick up again this year, and mortgage rates are due to creep up, too. And …

Real Estate

The ultimate mortgage checklist: 63 steps to negotiating the best deal

Here's what you need to consider ClickTap to see more<p><b>The Rate</b><p>1. Is the rate you're quoting me the lowest I can possibly get, given my qualifications and mortgage preferences?<p>2. If I find a lower rate for a similar product elsewhere, will you match it?<p>3. How many other lenders did you check when …

Breaking Down Debt: How 4 Different Loans Affect Your Mortgage-Worthiness

Want to get a new mortgage? Then, your credit score is a really big deal — it can make or break your mortgage payments, and ultimately determine whether or not you get the house you want.<p>But before we talk about credit scores, let’s talk about the debt that affects them. There are two types of …

How do freelancers get a mortgage?

Once upon a time, all you needed to get a mortgage was a trio of wage slips. Since the credit crunch lenders have become more cautious and things are not quite so easy. The mortgage market review, which came into effect in April, has set some of that caution in stone; now you have to prove not only …

Pre-Qualify for a Mortgage: First Step in Buying a Home

The first step in purchasing a home is to figure out how much you can afford.<p>The best, and easiest, way to determine how much you can afford to pay …

How will a job change affect my ability to qualify for a home loan?

I am often asked by borrowers whether changing jobs will affect their ability to qualify for a home loan. Whenever you are in the process of buying a …

10 cool places that make outdoor dining special

As expected, the fall's first chill sent Houstonians flocking onto restaurant patios across the city. After hiding in the air conditioning for the …

Texas

Guide to Houston's best farmers markets - Houston Chronicle

13 Summer Weekend Getaways

Pull out the suitcases and load the car: coolers, maps, and those hiking boots overdue for another layer of dirt. Throw ’em all in. The …

The Five Best New Food Trucks in Houston 2014

In spite of the success of his whimsical doughnuts, Le isn't certain about his future. He thinks any food trucks opening in Houston now — several …

18 Facts That Make Houston The Best City In America

But you shouldn't dismiss Houston so easily; the Bayou City is an economic juggernaut.<p>It's by far the country's No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country, and it has a medical center larger than downtown Dallas.<p>Add a …

Houston Public Media

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a new partnership between Microsoft and the City of Houston. Then, the Houston Chronicle's …

10 hot, must-try restaurants for September

Alright, Houston Restaurant Weeks has come to a close. The last prix fixe menu has been served, and restaurants are furiously compiling totals and …

Texas