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College Students Need Lessons in Tolerance and Free Speech

There's nothing like the massacre of 129 Parisian civilians at the hands of jihadi sociopaths, utterly convinced that their barbarism manifests the will of God, to provide some perspective on the recent whining of students at a number of America's most elite colleges and universities.<p>For the past …

7 Easy Dinners For People Who 'Don't Cook'

You can be a complete stranger to the kitchen and still pull off an amazing meal. Here are seven foolproof recipes that will wow your entire family.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken with Mango Chutney</b><p>Chicken tandoori is easy to make, and this is my favorite version: the chicken is deliciously spiced with …

10 Things Pro Landscapers Do To Their Yards Every Fall

Just because winter is coming, doesn't mean the yard work's done.<p>We asked a few pro landscapers to give us their to-do list, which you should steal and tackle between now and the end of November.<p>1. They give their lawn one last cut.<p>Continue to mow your lawn until it stops growing — yes, even if …

Why Your 401K Is a Scam!

I hate writing about finance. The most violent, ugly people in the world work in the traditional finance industry.<p>I write something and instead of responding with a well-reasoned argument, they write things like "James Altucher is a wacko" or "James Altucher is a scumbag".<p>I've written for or …

Google will now help you get solar on your roof

Google, which has long funded big solar and wind projects around the world, is stepping into the solar industry in a more web-based and traditionally …

How A Scientist's Slick Discovery Helped Save Preemies' Lives

In 1953, Dr. John Clements realized something fundamental about the way the lung functions — an insight that would ultimately save the lives of millions of premature babies.<p>The story begins in 1950, when the U.S. Army sent Clements, a newly graduated physician, to the medical division of what was …

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The 10 Best Perennial Flowers for Any Yard

These reliable varieties will produce dainty flowers and gorgeous greenery year after year.<p>These reliable varieties will produce dainty flowers and gorgeous greenery year after year.

10 Tricks That Squeeze Every Inch Out of a Small Closet

Get ready to discover extra space you didn't even know you had.<p>If you have a large wardrobe with minimal storage, you likely find yourself cursing your closet on the regular. Instead of cutting your clothing collection in half, use these tricks and products to create twice as much space as you had …

These Tiny Homes Can Be Built in a Day

Get in on the small space movement — without the wait.<p>As popular as it may seem, tiny house living is simply not for everyone. But for those who are brave enough to ditch the extra square footage and downsize, there's a new, appealing option on the market.<p>Designed by the Dutch architecture firm …

11 One-Hour DIYs To Make Your Entryway Pop

Make your home's first room your favorite space.<p><b>1. Polka Dot Cloud Mat</b><p>Your doormat is one of the first things guests see. Why not spend time creating one that reflects you? This polka dotted cloud mat from Nalle's House is adorable — and so, so easy. Using IKEA's inexpensive TVIS doormat as a base, …

This Clever Duvet Cover Trick is Going to Change Your Life

The "duvet burrito" makes changing your cover SO much easier.<p>Nothing says frustrating like trying to put on a duvet cover by yourself. In a world of iPhones, robo-vacuums, and all sorts of tech gadgets, you'd think we would have found a simpler solution to this cumbersome housekeeping task by now. …

13 Problems Easily Solved With Tension Rods

Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, theyre super helpful around the house.<p>Thanks to their skinny, adjustable shape, they're super helpful around the house.

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

Check out these impressive tiny houses that maximize both function and style.<p>Growing in popularity over the last decade, tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize their lives. While the structures often measure less than 300 square feet, the tiny house movement …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

15 Great Decor Ideas for Your Kitchen

Is your kitchen in need of an update.<p>Is your kitchen in need of an update? Check out these kitchen decorating ideas and tips.

The 50 Most Essential Kitchen Secrets

Helpful tips and tricks.<p>These helpful tips and tricks, adapted from Rebecca DiLiberto's Penny Saving Household Helper, will save you time and money. This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

15 Cleaning Tips We Learned In 2014

From the archives, we've pulled our favorite tips and tricks from the past year to help keep your New Year's resolutions in check.<p><b>1. Vacuum in both directions.</b> If you don't, you're likely to miss small pieces of dirt and dust that get trapped under the fibers of your carpet.<p>Looking for more …

10 Drinks You Should Never Ever Drink on Valentine's Day

Picking a romantic cocktail is relatively easy. You can go with Champagne, go classic or, yes, go red.<p>What about drinks for the rest of us, the grumpy curmudgeons and sad singles of the anti-Valentine's vanguard?<p>These 10 cocktails are great to sip while you binge-watch Netflix, tear up photos of …

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

10 Apps That Help You Save Hundreds on Groceries

If you're both frugal and time-crunched, shaving money off your grocery bill is an ongoing challenge. You don't have enough hours in the day to clip …

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Norwegian Recipes: Easy to Make Apple Cake

I love anything apple-cinnamon flavored and with a touch of vanilla ice cream. Apple Cake is heavenly! I actually like to bake, but I am all for the simpler recipes. I don't have the patience if you have to fly through hoops and hassles to get the result. After all, I am in it for the baked goods …

5 Madly Delicious Ways to Make Meatballs

<b>1. Swedish Meatballs</b><p>Delicate, bite-sized and covered in a light cream gravy -- what's not to love about Swedish meatballs? Spear them with toothpicks for a party or spoon them over lightly buttered egg noodles for dinner. Either way, make extra -- they disappear quickly! <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Chicken</b> …

How To Make The Best Cup Of Coffee Possible, And The Best Time Of Day To Drink It

Coffee -- it can prevent disease, help our livers, make us more intelligent AND and most importantly --enable us to talk to other human beings in the morning after getting out of bed. But if coffee really is the best part of waking up, then we'd better make sure we know <i>all</i> the tricks to making the …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

30+ Amazing Paint Color Ideas for Every Spot in Your House

No regrets, guaranteed.<p>Skip the do-overs and pick the perfect paint color the first time around. What's the secret? Ask the pros. Here, expert designers shared dozens of their favorite hues for every space, shade and season. It's our best paint color advice, all in one place.

8 Quick Ways To Create A Comfortable Guest Room

Is your guest room still in shambles with visitors on the way? Here are 8 fast and easy ways to make it feel like home.<p><i>House Beautiful</i><p><b>1. Put out a welcome basket</b><p>Nothing makes guests feel more at home than a selection of treats and goodies. Fill up a basket with everything from travel-sized soaps to …

30 Great Kitchen Design Ideas

Fabulous ideas for any kitchen.<p>If you're ready to design a kitchen but don't know where to start, we've got just the thing to help. From the simple to the sublime, our collection of 30 fabulous kitchen ideas — gathered from some of the nation's best designers — is sure to inspire. Plus: 60 …

13 DIY Decor Solutions That Will Make Your Life Easier

Blood sample from woman on 'Ebola cruise' flown to US as ship prepares to dock in Texas

Coast Guard officials have taken a blood sample from a woman on-board the Carnival Magic cruise ship, after she quarantined herself over fears she may have caught Ebola<p>A woman who has locked herself in her room on a cruise ship as a quarantine measure for <b>Ebola</b> has given a blood sample, which is …

Tourists back in Texas from cruise ship carrying woman monitored for Ebola

Carnival Magic passenger: ‘Y’all blew it out of proportion’ Monitored passenger disembarks, drives home with husband<p>Texas hospital mounts ‘#PresbyProud’ PR fightback Interview: British nurse who survived Ebola<p>Holidaymakers often feel regret at the end of a vacation, but the prevailing sentiment was …