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15 Shirts That Were Made to Be Worn With Leggings

Leggings once only got the short end of the stick. They were rendered to being used only at the gym, when you're traveling, walking the dog, or when …

Clothing

6 New Ways to Increase Your Website Traffic for Free

Looking to boost website traffic? Haven't had much luck with traditional tactics? Give these six new ways a try.<p>No matter who you are or what your business does, increasing traffic to your website is something we can never get enough of as entrepreneurs. Whether you would like to increase the …

Social Media

How to write your first novel, according to experts

Everyone’s got a novel inside them, right? According to Richard Skinner, director of the fiction programme at the highly-esteemed Faber Academy, and …

Books

25 Money Life Hacks That’ll Make You Financially Fit for Life

They say money doesn’t buy happiness, which is true in some respects, but not having enough money to live comfortably won’t make you happy either. If …

Personal Finance

19 Cool DIY Projects To Deck Out Your Deck For Summer Entertaining

During summer, I love having people out to entertain. My deck isn’t the best looking one in the world though so I recently started wondering about …

Crafting

12 Easy DIY Hammocks You Can Build In a Weekend

1. Lazy Day DIY Hammock<p>This hammock gives a comfort level that keeps you relaxed. That’s why it’s given such a name. The designer builds it using a …

DIY

Associations, here's how to build a better budget in 2019

As the sights and sounds of swimming pools, landscapers and roofers tell, community associations are operating in summer mode.<p>But it’s not too early for boards and finance committees to think about their 2019 budgets. Hiring contractors and experts, writing specifications and gathering prices take …

Personal Finance

13 Parent/Child DIY Projects They’ll Love

Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put to good use later in life. And when you …

Crafting

iTeach: A Guide To The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Smartphones and tablets have quickly become a permanent part of students' daily lives. Kids up to 8 years old spent almost an hour a day on mobile devices, Common Sense Media reported last year.<p>And the amount of time kids spend with screens only increases as they get older. On average, 13- to …

Education Technology

Bill Gates Wants You To See The World This Way (Warning: Once You Do You Can't Un-See It)

Every so often an image flashes across our collective social consciousness that forever changes how we see the world and ourselves. This is one of them.<p>Every so often something comes along that dramatically alters our perception of the world. These are social memes that are utterly simplistic but …

Bill Gates

Chocolate Crêpes With Banana Cheesecake Cream [Vegan, Grain-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

Three-Quarters Of Babies And Toddlers Are Overeating - New Feeding Guidelines Aim To Help

Government guidance about feeding babies has been updated for the first time in more than 20 years.<p>Around three-quarters of children aged 18 months …

Pregnancy

Beautiful DIY Planter Box Ideas That Anyone Can Build

Aren’t plants just amazing? Most species are very easy to grow and offer a multitude of advantages. They look fresh and beautiful, they purify the …

Landscaping

23 DIY Life Hacks That Are Both Super Random And Super Awesome

Hacks are great for a variety of things. Whether it’s for cleaning, crafting, or parenting, if you can find tips and tricks that make certain tasks …

Hacking

Saki Maruyama's Knotty children's toy set encourages playfulness

Graduates Saki Maruyama and Daniel Coppen have designed a set of children's toys that encourage "free and open-ended play".<p>Called Knotty, the …

Kids

How many words should your toddler know by what age and why boys are slower to learn than girls

Does your child have a broad enough vocabulary? How many words should your toddler know by ages 1, 2 and 3 - and whether pronunciation really</b> …

Parenting

17 Ingenious Ideas to Reuse Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles are something that most of us use every day as water containers. But there are many ways of giving a plastic bottle a second life. …

DIY

Baby and Toddler Health Advice | Mother&Baby

Most popular articles in Baby & Toddler Health Advice<p><b>1)</b> 10 ways to treat your baby’s blocked nose• <b><br>2)</b> Colic: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments• <b><br>3)</b> Baby …

Parenting

Budget help: How to build a bulletproof budget

Even after 10+ years of spreading the Rich Life gospel, I still run into people who:<p>(A) Don’t know how to start a budget.<br>• (B) Don’t know how much …

Personal Finance

7 Personal Finance Books You Need to Read This Summer

It’s summertime, and that means relaxing by the pool or on the beach. But before you pick up the latest paperback thriller to read by the water, consider giving your brain a little bit more of a workout. These 7 personal finance and self-improvement titles are not only entertaining and informative, …

Personal Finance

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

Mum reveals how to make money off all your old shopping receipts

We all want to save a few quid, don't we?<p>It seems as if we're always looking for the cheaper option - but it's increasingly difficult to find a true …

Personal Finance

17 The Most Genius and Cheap Life Hacks for Cleaning with Natural Materials

It is time again for one amazing and inspirational post. Today it is about cleaning hacks but with some natural materials. Sometimes you don’t need …

Cleaning

24 Passive Income Ideas to Make Money While You Sleep

I worked a traditional 9 to 5 job for many years and eventually I got burnt out. Do you know what that feels like? I knew that I wanted more freedom …

Investing

10 Ways To Get Your Kids Into Coding

Image: Getty Images<p>Keen to set your kids up for the future? Here's 10 ways to get them coding.<p>#1 Play and learn with Code.org<p>With game-like tutorials …

Programming

5 ways to invest in yourself – the concept of compound interest

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” ―Dr. Stephen Covey<p>Having a “why” and purpose for …

Self-improvement

Budgeting Doesn’t Work, So Try This Instead

An expert guide on how not to overspend this summer.<p>Congratulations! If you’re reading this article it means you’re (very likely) a real life adult …

Personal Finance

13 Online Shopping Life Hacks That Guarantee to Save You Time (& Money!)

Why face queues and crowds when you can shop from the comfort of your own home? Online shopping is definitely convenient, but it can also save you …

Personal Finance

19 Life Hacks To Make Your Home Smell Wonderful ( Naturally! )

Smelly shoes, teenagers, pets, bins – there are lots of things that can make your home smell a little strange. Don’t worry, I’ve got 19 life hacks to …

Lifehacks

How to Find Free Textbooks Online

Buying books at the campus bookstore may not be the most cost-friendly option for every student. Fortunately, there are a number of other places to …

Textbooks