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Controlled Chaos: Patricia Urquiola Is Caught Between Craft And Industry In Philadelphia

From missteps, to mishaps to inevitable self-doubt, the creative process isn’t for the faint of heart. But instead of succumbing to the pressure, …

4 Times This Tiny Studio Kitchen Blew Our Minds

There’s some serious space-saving magic going on here<p>Tiny apartments need big imaginations, something New York City interior designer Drew McGukin knows first hand. "As a designer who lives and works in the same space—and in Manhattan where square footage is at a premium—my everyday life is a …

7 Brilliant Kitchen Storage Ideas to Steal from Real-Life Tiny Houses

While most of us probably couldn't stand the idea of living in a tiny house, we can all stand to take some ideas from these minuscule dwellings. Even …

Investing

Four DIY Updates to Make Your Home Fabulous

<i>The best part about owning your own home is that it isn’t just a house you live in, it’s a lifelong project. Not only will you share the best and,</i> …

DIY

This Material is the Undisputed King of Beauty on a Budget

One of the most important decisions you'll make when remodeling your kitchen is what material to choose for the countertops. This is a choice that …

Kitchens

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Repair costs wear him down: 'I am tired of being a home owner'

A home owner vents here about all the repair and maintenance costs he's paying. "Owning, managing and taking care of a home are just too much for me," he writes. "There are a lot of repairs and maintenance that are required, more than I initially expected. And I'm tired of it!"<p>Amen, brother. The …

Personal Finance

The Ultimate Working From Home Guide | Investopedia

<b>Amazon.com Inc.</b><p>Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) employs nearly 250,000 workers around the world, many of them reporting to work from their home …

1 Trick Homeowners Can Use to Save $31,155 on Their Monthly Mortgage Payments

If you're carrying a big mortgage, you might be able to save $100,000 or more! You'll just need a little discipline and patience.<p><i>While I encourage</i> …

12 60-second weight-loss tips

<b>1. Ditch high fructose corn syrup</b> <i><br>Once you eliminate this natural sweetener from your diet, expect to see rapid weight loss.</i><p>Corn syrup is the sugar extracted from corn. It is not and never has been healthy, but as corn is now almost entirely genetically modified, it is even worse for us. The …

Nutrition

Master genes trigger cascade of damage to other genes after brain trauma

It wasn't that long ago that sportspeople were expected to simply shake off blows to the head and keep on playing, but evidence continues to mount …

The Best Books On Investing

A great way of improving your investment skills is to read the thoughts of others. The investment scene is littered with books that outline the stock …

7 signs you're wealthier than you think

"When most think of wealth, they think about money," said Tom Corley, author of "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>"The thinking goes, the more money you have, the wealthier you are. But wealth is about much more than money."<p>While you might want to become the next Warren …

Personal Finance

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Barefoot and coated in …

Microbiology

What Is the Gold-to-Silver Ratio, and Does It Matter?

For investors, there are no shortage of investment opportunities to choose from. There are thousands of different stocks, countless mutual funds, and a seemingly endless number of corporate and government bonds to consider investing in. However, one of the more popular investment opportunities …

Investing

Drone Racing League lands a title sponsor for the 2017 season

It doesn't quite have the cachet of something like the Winston Cup (yet), but the Drone Racing League says its 2017 campaign will be called the Allianz World Championship Series. In another move cribbed from traditional motorsports, the drone pilots will have sponsors too. This season is airing on …

Barron’s Ranks How Fund Companies Stack Up

One big investing debate is being played out in this year’s Barron’s/Lipper rankings of the best fund families: active versus passive investing. …

Investing

Foreign governments are dumping Treasurys like never before

Some, like China and Saudi Arabia, are unloading their foreign exchange reserves to counteract capital flight, prop up their own currencies, or defend a currency peg.<p>Others might sell US Treasuries because QE is over and yields are rising as the Fed has embarked on ending its eight years of …

Marine Le Pen

Be Prepared for a Bear Market

Regardless of what Trump does, a downturn is coming.<p>To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in error please let us know.

Stock Markets

Here's what's at stake as Trump moves to unravel Dodd-Frank

President Trumpsigned an executive order Friday that calls for his administration to review the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, with an eye toward revising or eliminating parts of the 2010 law.<p>An administration official told reporters that the law "in many respects was a piece of …

Finance

The Cheapest Fruits and Vegetables Month-by-Month

An easy way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy what's in season when they are at their most plentiful. And there's a bonus that money can't …

Healthy Eating

Mutual Funds: What Investors Need To Know | Investopedia

If you have a workplace retirement account, you are likely investing in mutual funds. While other investment vehicles like exchange traded funds …

Investing

Eating Any of These Will Slow Down Memory Loss by 19 Years, According to Science

Want to slow down memory loss and cognitive decline? Start shopping for these amazing brain foods.<p>The harsh reality is that we're not getting any younger, and with aging come consequences, like losing your mental acuity. Ever forget names?<p>OK, I'll speak for me. But it does happen more frequently …

Nutrition

The 50 Best Mutual Funds and ETFs, Period

Use these to build your portfolio.<p>Last year, investing was like being the proverbial duck in the pond. On the surface, everything may have seemed …

Trump lays out energy outline in "America First Energy Plan"

The new Trump White House releases its "America First Energy Plan," saying the U.S. must take advantage of its $50T of untapped shale oil and gas …

Trump Administration

The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV

So you're shopping for a new television. You enter a big box store and find yourself standing in front of a synchronized wall of flashing monitors, a …

Televisions

20 ‘zero-calorie’ foods to snack on guilt-free

It sounds almost too good to be true: tasty snacks that contain no calories.<p>But health experts have identified a variety of super-healthy treats that …

Nutrition

Try This Simple 5-Category Budget to Help You Manage Your Money

You want to create a spending plan, otherwise known as a budget, but you don’t want to make an intricately detailed line-item budget, like the type …

Personal Finance