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How to Paint Furniture - Biggest Painting Mistakes

There's no shortage of tutorials about painting furniture online. And I've used a lot of them to paint dressers, console tables, chairs, mirrors, and …

Home Improvement

Home Library Ideas to Create Your Very Own Smart Home

If you love to read and have a nice collection of books you value, why not create a home library or study where you can stylishly house your books? …

Books

3 Dividend Stocks That Should Pay You the Rest of Your Life

Forget short-term trading. These three dividend payers are built for the long haul.<p>Buying and holding great dividend stocks is the best way to …

Investing

DIY Furniture Knock-Offs That Really Knock It Out of the Park

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any …

West Elm

How To Make a Leather Bench with Only One Power Tool

I have a confession: Sometimes using power tools scares me. I know – that's embarrassing for a DIY-er to admit. But I also know, deep down, I can't …

Woodworking

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

11 job interview tricks that are hard to master, but will pay off forever

<b>• If you're wondering how to interview for a job, these tips</b> <b>can help you really take your interview game to the next level.</b><p><b>• From slowing down your speech to doing your homework when it comes to salary, these strategies will pay off in your next job interview.</b><p>Okay, you've wowed your potential …

Employment

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

SEO

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

How To Make The Best & Cheapest Organic Weed Killer

You’ve heard about Roundup – that “miracle” weed killer created back in 1970 by a Monsanto chemist, John Franz, who discovered that glyphosate is a …

Agriculture

Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning with Baking Soda

We love being able to clean with ingredients right out of the pantry. For one, it's easier than running to the store to buy expensive specialty …

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets So It Lasts

If you're going to go through all the effort to paint your kitchen cabinets (it is not exactly a quick or easy project!), you want to make sure it's …

Red Beans and Rice Recipe - Real Food

Instant One-Pot Meals (<i>Countryman Press, 2017) by Laura Arnold has outrageously easy recipes, designed for the 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker, that</i> …

10 Ways to Legally Reduce Your 2018 Taxes

Want to shield more income from the IRS next year? Here's how to do it.<p>If there's one thing pretty much all working Americans can agree on, it's that …

How to Make a Great First Impression: 9 Powerful Tips

Authentic, genuine... and easy for anyone to do. Even introverts like me.<p>Want to make the people you meet instantly feel more comfortable? Want to make the people you meet instantly feel immediately valued and respected? In short, want to make a great first impression?<p>The key, according to Amy …

10 modern home decorating ideas that'll transform any traditional space

Two rules interior designers consistently remind us about decorating are to keep in mind your home's original architecture and to try to stay true to …

Listening to These 8 Audiobooks on Success Is a Better Use of Your Long Commute

Commuting is mostly just unpaid work, unless you make an effort to learn something along the way.<p>Commutes are getting longer, and in some cities they're up to two hours each way. I have a friend in Los Angeles who does this. He passes the time with audiobooks. Now that's still a lot of time to be …

12 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Yard Look Professionally Landscaped

Warning: Your lawn is about to become the envy of the neighborhood.

Landscaping

Top 5: from easy ideas in home decor to small and charming homes

And here we are again, another week has passed and we are giving you a chance to read our most popular articles. Here is your chance to re-read your …

Interior Design

15 Breakfast Bar Recipes to Grab ‘n’ Go on Weekday Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet a lot of us tend to shrug it off. Sure, it’s tough to squeeze in a breakfast sandwich or a breakfast bowl between showering and throwing your Bento box lunch together; we get it. But it’s a habit that we all need to get into so we can function …

Breakfast

5 Indispensable Shop Tools You Can Make Yourself

On Jeremy Fielding’s YouTube channel, he runs through five work-a-day shop tools that he made himself. These stands, filters, jigs and guides save time, space, and make the work go easier and safer. Here is the video tour of the tools followed by each of them broken out and explained.<p>5-in-1 …

Like to pick up a few souvenirs? This expanding suitcase is a traveller's dream

If you’re someone who tends to come back from holidays with more than you left with, this magical expanding suitcase could be the piece of luggage of your dreams.<p>The suitcase, made by Fugu Luggage, can expand from the size of a carry-on suitcase to a full-size check-in, which is handy for those who …

DIY Bathroom Floating Shelves

Do you love the contemporary look and feel of floating shelves…but feel intimidated by tackling such a project yourself? I want to let you in on a …

Woodworking

Renovated 1960s bungalow in Belgium is more energy-efficient than ever

A few simple steps can turn an average home into a modern marvel. Architecture firm Urbain Architectencollectief gave this 1960s bungalow in Belgium …

Clean Energy

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Gardening

23 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You Hired An Interior Decorator

Pro-level techniques that'll make people think you outsourced the work.

Home Decorating

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

11 Most Genius Organizers on Amazon Right Now

Prepare yourself: You're going to want to buy all of them.<p>What if we told you there's a magical place where, at the touch of a button, your home would be the most organized it's ever been. Well, it exists and it's called Amazon. Sure, you have to <i>pay</i> for products to get it that way, but we've come …

Cloud Computing

9 bathroom tricks you have to try

Small rooms can sometimes pose a big design challenge, but you shouldn't be put off. This is a chance to work with an expert design professional and …

​Simple 5-Minute Projects Are the Secret To This Small Kitchen's Success

We recently finished redoing Tara's rental kitchen, transforming it from a 1970s nightmare into a more livable and lovable space. After doing the …

Magnetism