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Dream Job Alert: Live in a Haunted Ghost Town — for Free!

Talk about having interesting neighbors.<p>It may not be tops on your bucket list, but admit it: The idea of staying, even just for a night, in a ghost town sounds intriguing. Well, now you can — and all for free. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers to help manage Garnet Ghost …

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

Articles about smart tech makes modern home ultra energy efficient on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

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7 Lost Household Arts You Should Revive

44 Genius New Uses For Household Items

Hacks out of what's around your house.<p>Use these hacks to make the most out of what's around your house. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com.

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25 Shockingly Great-Looking Homes Made From Shipping Containers

See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.<p>See how these creatively recycled containers are turned into surprisingly attractive dwellings.

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6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p>Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes …

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Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

What to do when you want to avoid bunk beds but still save money and meet like-minded travelers? We scoped out eight hostels around the world that offer low rates, stylish design, cool locations, private rooms, and the occasional shared (but clean, we promise) bathroom. No flip-flops or ear plugs …

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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.

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4 Ways To Get Around Hershey's Ban And Buy Cadbury Chocolate

Keep calm and buy Cadbury.<p><b>UPDATE Mar. 1:</b> It appears that the good people at the British Chocolate Club have shut down their operations after consulting lawyers. Instead, we recommend Jolly Goods as a satisfactory replacement to get your goodies delivered to you.<p><b>PREVIOUS:</b> Cadbury's chocolate candy …

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Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

7 Vegetarian Dinners Even Carnivores Will Devour

A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main course. Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread for sopping up the broth, and dinner is done!<p>Whether you are expecting a vegetarian guest or just want to mix up …

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6 Simple and Satisfying Purᅢᄅed Soups

This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a pot, simmer it, purᅢᄅe it and you're done.<p>Get out your blender! Purᅢᄅed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy …

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15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

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Walker Surging in Iowa Poll as Bush Struggles

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is surging, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is an also-ran and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is …

Jeb Bush Smoked Marijuana And Was A Bully In High School, Say Former Classmates

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush smoked marijuana while in high school, a personal use of the drug that stands in contrast to his later political stance on the plant.<p>“I drank alcohol and I smoked marijuana when I was at Andover,” Bush, the current Republican frontrunner seeking his party's 2016 …

Flexible Ways To Decorate With Hanging Shelves

Whether they’re store-bought, custom-made or you craft them yourself, hanging shelves are really practical around the house. They’re very versatile, …

Unplugged Tropical Retreats Where You Can REALLY Escape in 2015

When you've reached the point of needing a true escape, these nine unplugged tropical retreats are just the spots to escape to.<p><i>-- Alex Creange, Oyster.com</i><p><b>Strawberry Hill, Jamaica</b><p>Nestled among the steep, winding hills of Jamaica's Blue Mountain, this former coffee plantation might just be the …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your Microwave Could Do

It goes way beyond just heating up your food.<p><b>1. Give your plants a boost</b>Sterilize soil for growing seedlings by heating it up in the microwave first. Colorado State University horticulturist Laura Pottorff suggests filling plastic containers with a thin layer of soil and microwaving them for 90 …

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How to Shop for Lingerie in Paris

<i>With its romantic architecture, lose-yourself-in-them cobblestone streets, and cozy boutiques, Paris is undoubtedly a woman’s town. And nobody knows</i> …

7 Ways To Make Your Home A Greener Place

Want to go green, but don't have the time or budget for a complete renovation? Easily make your home more eco-friendly with these seven simple DIY projects.<p>"Living a greener life" seems like a tall order, especially if you're renting or can't afford to renovate your home using eco-friendly …

The best way to invest for retirement income

<i>My wife and I have accumulated a good-size nest egg that we now need to draw on to pay retirement living expenses. Can you suggest a portfolio for generating current income?</i><p><i>—K.G., Dover, Delaware</i><p>When it comes to tapping savings in retirement, many retirees fall into what I call the <b>"</b>Income Investing …

11 Bathroom DIYs That Take One Hour or Less

Have a spare hour and a boring bathroom? These 11 quick DIYs will fill the time—and your space.<p>Want to spruce up your bathroom, but don't have the time for elaborate projects (or budget for the renovation you've always dreamed of?) Don't worry. Tackling a DIY project may seem like a huge endeavor, …

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Paris By Neighborhood

Paris' arrondissements coil around with the 1st at its heart, and the 19th and 20th at its outer limits. Each arrondissement comes with plenty to do for families. Here are some suggestions of what to see and discover in Paris with kids:<p>Louvre museum (Photo Credit: Flickr/Problemkind)<p>If you want …

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Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Eaters Seek the Unique in 2015 - Top Trends to Watch

Infused with anything from pinot noir to fresh herbs, chile, citrus, Sriracha, Jack Daniels, dried mushrooms, coffee and much more. Garnish a piece of meat, add a surprising salt rim to your cocktail or make a few jars to give to mom for Christmas. Learn how here.<p><b>Do me a favor and flavor my …

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Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

If you've been thinking about venturing off alone but are still indecisive or nervous, here are 10 reasons why you should travel solo at least once...<p><b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting …

12 Problems That Can Be Solved With Baby Powder

This medicine cabinet staple is handier than you think. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>If you believe baby powder is only for keeping skin smooth and fresh, you're really underestimating its power. Try sprinkling it some on these household woes to unleash its full …

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Christmas Sangria: How to Make Sangria with Whatever You Have in Your House Right Now

Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. Here's how to make it without a recipe in four simple steps.<p>Is Christmas sangria a thing? It should be. …