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Winter Tomatoes - Organic Gardening

It sure did me, and I met with enough initial success and continued refining my technique until now, in a good winter, at peak production, a single …

Gardening

The One-Page Cheat Sheet To Your Most Productive 90 Days Ever

Here’s how to break down your big-picture goals into steps you and your team can actually take this quarter.<p>Dr. Challa wasn’t starving for opportunity, he was drowning in it. He was bright, confident, and empathetic. Not only did he have great bedside manners, but he was also a savvy entrepreneur …

Removing These 31 Things From Your Life Will Make You Happier and More Successful 

It's time to come clean. If you want to become a happier person, you don't need to add things to your life — you need to get rid of them. It's time to remove these worries or problems so that you can move in the right direction. Take this list to heart and look forward to a flourishing life.

Stacked Wood Screens Are Certainly One Way to Cover Your Fireplace

Making one is easier than it looks.<p>Are you someone who would rather just turn on the heat instead of spending time and energy building a fire (or cleaning up the messy remnants the day after)? Then you're going to love this eye-catching DIY.<p>This pin on Pinterest.<p>Using wood logs and black paint, …

Best scented plants to grow in winter

Winter flowering plants have to compete for the attention of the few pollinators that are on the wing on sunny still days in winter. However, such plants have evolved without the need for showy flowers that would succumb to bad weather; instead they offer scent on small flowers that continue for …

5 things composting will do for your garden

Lee Reich, The Associated PressGathering compost materials together in a bin speeds the composting process and keeps everything tidy.<b>By Lee Reich,</b><i></i> …

Gardening

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

Muscle

I can't stop looking at this weird animal Twitter account

Nature can be truly astonishing. If you’ve seen the first episode of BBC’s Planet Earth II, you might be thinking the same — grandiose scenes featuring the most majestic of nature’s animals.<p>But there are also a lot of lesser-known creatures that are at least as interesting, and maybe even more so. …

BBC series Planet Earth II will be unparalleled, says Attenborough

Shot over three years in 40 countries, the spectacular wildlife blockbuster returns after a decade hiatus with a high-definition twist<p>A lone eagle soars high above craggy mountain tops, the tips of its wings lifting lightly in the wind. A lemur leaps from tree to tree in a dense forest, the camera …

Moving survival guide: how to make your new place feel like home

I’ve moved nearly 25 times in my life, and in the process I’ve become an expert on how to do it right. Step one: get rid of those boxes, fast<p>Just over a year ago, I stood in an empty house in south east London, watching my belongings get packed up and shipped across the Atlantic to New York City. …

How to Become a Contractor and Save (or Make) Money Renovating Homes

If you've successfully DIY'd a few home improvements around your house, you might be wondering how to become a contractor. After all, why hire someone to oversee renovations when you can just take on the role yourself? You might even turn it into a profitable side business! If you've ever wondered …

Amazon Prime: 22 benefits every member gets

Amazon Prime is best known for two things: free two-day shipping and Netflix-style video streaming. Those are decidedly worthwhile perks, especially considering the relatively low $119 annual subscription charge, but a Prime membership affords more than just shipping and streaming. A lot …

How To Hem Your Jeans Without Going To The Tailor

For most of us average-height women, jeans are just a little too long when you buy them. If they’re skinny jeans, they bunch up just a little bit too …

Sewing

14 garden tricks to make it look like you hired a pro

It's wonderful to be good friends with your neighbours, but it's ok to admit that you want your house and garden to be a little nicer than theirs. …

Landscaping

DIY Fizzies That Clean Your Water Bottles in a Flash

We love our water bottles, but they're sometimes difficult to get completely clean. Yes, you can toss most in the dishwasher, but sometimes you just …

44 pallets ideas you can directly copy

You must know by now how much we love a bargain hack and we don't think many DIY projects are as impactful or easy and low-cost as creating pallet …

This DIY Dog Toy Keeps Your Pet Busy for Hours

Engaging toys are great if you have a dog with endless energy you want to tire out, both mentally and physically. This DIY toy, on the other hand …

How To Conquer Your E-Mail Inbox

Many workers describe e-mail as the bane of their existence. The constant barrage of digital communication interferes with productivity. Mark Hurst, 42, a business consultant and author of the book Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-Mail Overload, has devised a method he …

A Sharp-Looking Bench Built From Decking Scraps

Make use of deck cut-offs by turning them into a bench seat.<p>We're keen on projects like this rolling utility cart that combine DIY disciplines such as woodworking and metalworking. That's why we love this bench made by Jimmy Diresta. His metal working skills are legendary, and his ability to create …

Woodworking

Bird Flight Patterns Get Captured in Stunning Still Images

For the past five years, Xavi Bou has been hard at work on his 'Ornitographies' photography series.<p>For five years Xavi Bou has traveled in order to document the flight patterns of several different species of bird. Inspired by the birds he used to see on long walks with his grandfather, Bou decided …

Simple Living: 10×10 Kitchen Remodel Ideas, Cost Estimates And 31 Samples

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Kitchens

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Four Hacks to Gain The Upper Hand Over Garden Pests

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

Real Estate

Roundup: 10 DIY Large-Scale Wall Art Ideas

Photo: Lovely Indeed for HGTV Finding large-scale art for your walls can be a difficult task, and finding something affordable can be even harder. So …

Wall Art

Privacy Planter

By Jamison RantzWe recently built a deck for my brother and sister-in-law, and now that the deck was up it was time to get started on some outdoor …

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

12 of the Most Inspirational Commencement Speeches of All Time

The best commencement speeches that will not only inspire you but will motivate you when you need it most.<p>Now and then we all need something to pick us up when we're feeling down, to give us clarity when we're confused, to inspire us when we don't feel motivated.<p>These lines, excerpted from a dozen …