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The One Monthly Payment Killing Your Wealth

All across the nation, families are struggling to get ahead. For some, the rising costs of healthcare chip away at their gains. For others, stagnating wages and college bills are a real problem.<p>Then there are those who claim raising kids makes it impossible to grow wealth.<p>No matter where you go, …

Personal Finance

The 25 best museums in America, RANKED

According to the US government, there are upwards of 35,000 museums in America. For comparison, there are about 13,000 Starbucks across the country.<p>These thousands of museums are filled with countless works of priceless art, historical artifacts, and natural marvels. But, which museums are the best?<p>…

Art

Nick Barron of Brockley Central chooses his five secret London spots – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, May 3, 2013 in Secret London, Top 5<p>Nick Barron runs Brockley Central and its sister forum South East Central, with the aim of …

The Best Food And Drink In London

Best Food By Nationality<p><b>BRAZIL:</b> London's Best Brazilian Restaurants (2016)• <b><br>BURMA:</b> London's Best Burmese Food (2015)• <b><br>CHINA:</b> London's Best Chinese …

British Museum launches drawing exhibition as art students “more likely to have a blog than a sketchbook”

They were once the staple of every art school, essential for still-life classes and shading practice. Sketchbooks were clasped to the bosom of every art student, as if obligatory.<p>Today, the art of drawing has fallen so far by the wayside that the British Museum is launching a new project to revive …

Agroforestry helps farmers branch out - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Imagine an agriculture field. Most are planted with row upon row of tidy cash crops. Now imagine that same field with rows of trees between the rows …

Steal This Look: Garden Courtyard at Shed in Healdsburg, CA

At Shed, the light-filled restaurant and housewares emporium housed in a 10,000-square-foot, glass-walled barn in Healdsburg, California, sun streams …

6 documentaries on Netflix that will make you smarter

The reason these are the best of Netflix's many "brainy" entries is they all share a multifaceted approach — looking at the economics, social, and cultural angles of each problem while also keeping us tied to a single, compelling narrative.<p>Six incredible, stimulating documentaries, all streaming on …

Migrant Workers

How To Rebuild Your Wardrobe With 16 Items

Rebuild your wardrobe with just 16 items? You bet. Ryan Gosling said so. There's that line in the film 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' (the long weekend had us …

Men's Fashion

6 Simple Storage DIYs That Will Instantly Make Your Home More Organized

<i>By: Mady Dahlstrom, Senior Editor for Porch.com</i><p>Are you tired of looking at your messy bathroom or cluttered kitchen? These six storage ideas will keep you organized and help you make the most out of every room in your home. From under the kitchen sink to clearing out your bathroom cabinets, these …

Storage Ideas

Kitchen Garden Planner - Preplanned Gardens - Plant It %26 Forget It

Save My Row or Bed<p>To save this garden and return to it later, please provide this information:<p>Garden Name:<p>Your E-mail:<p>Your Zipcode:<p>Notes about this …

Expert Advice: Architects’ Top Tricks for Creating a European-Inspired Interior

We know—Europe is big, and a European “look” doesn’t mean one thing at all. Still, romantic notions of European decor continue to inspire.<p>Short of …

The Newest Thru-Hiking Trail in the US Is in Los Angeles — Here’s Why You Should Hike It

Forty years ago, the National Park Service began building a hiking trail that would eventually stretch for 67 uninterrupted miles through the Santa …

Hiking

The best time of day to do everything, from exercising to interviewing for a job

What happened?<p>Maybe it's not a question of <i>what</i> you did, but of <i>when</i> you did it.<p>As in, you drank coffee before you needed it and ended up crashing later, or you spent the whole morning answering emails so you had no energy left to work on the really important stuff in the afternoon.<p>To help make sure …

Time Management

New from Ikea: A Hydroponic Countertop Garden Kit

With the introduction of Ikea’s new Krydda/Växer Cultivation Kit, it’s official: your countertop hydroponic garden is no longer a mere trend. The …

Gardening

Listen here: 10 great podcasts for book lovers

As any reader will tell you, a good book doesn't end when you've flipped the last page. There's always more to learn, plots to discuss, themes to …

Books

The 10 Most Deserted National Parks in America

There's more attention than ever to national parks, and travelers everywhere are reserving campsites and plotting adventurous itineraries to these …

National Parks

9 European holiday destination ideas you might not have thought of

It’s time to sort your summer hols out! Are you tired of hearing about the same old destinations? Want to try somewhere different?<p>This summer why not …

How to Get Rid of Practically Anything

Here's how to expand your attic, basement, bedroom, closets, counter space, garage, and/or shelving without paying a dime to a contractor. Sell, …

Vegetable Garden - Planning, Designing and Growing - Quiet Corner

It’s that time of year, when freezing temperatures suddenly fade away into our distant memory and we start getting that vegetable garden itch. Let’s …

12 Lessons I Learned After Losing 80 Pounds & Keeping It Off

FYI, this is not a post where I’m going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>And FYI, this is not a post where I'm going to tell you to keep a ~handful of almonds~ on you at all times.<p>I gained a lot of weight in high school without really noticing it or thinking about it — …

9 Gardening Diagrams Every Gardener Needs to Pin

We predict beautiful blooms in your future.<p>As soothing, rewarding, and therapeutic as gardening can be, it can also be challenging. This plant needs <i>how much</i> sun? Tomatoes can't be planted next to <i>what</i> vegetable? Thankfully, there are tons of gardeners on Pinterest who are here to save the day with …

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Automotive Industry

30 recipes you should master by the age of 30

If your student days are over but you still haven't progressed from beans on toast or ready meals, improve your repertoire with one of these simple recipes - 30 dishes worth mastering, from bung-it-in-the-oven baked fish to a crowd-pleasing shepherd's pie, before you hit 30.<p>30 recipes every cook …

Cooking

Running For Weight Loss: Workout Modules And Extra Tips

Want to maximize fat burning while running for weight loss? This essential guide will help you achieve your weight loss goals!

Genius gardening hacks to save you money

We all look for ways to be more frugal from time to time, be it to save money or because you'd like to tread more lightly upon the earth - whatever your reasons, the garden is a great place to start.<p>Gardening can be about more than pretty plants - it can feed us, encourage wildlife and prove a …

Gardening

Everything you need to know to assemble and care for a succulent garden

These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>These common varieties would make a great addition to your home or garden.<p>It’s hard to say at what point the growing of succulents went from being a nerdy backwater of gardening to a viral sensation. It might have been the …

Plants

7 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results | Inc.com

The way I think about personal development and designing the life I want to live is very similar to the way I think about investing.<p>Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket." Working on your novel goes in the …

Productivity

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

How to Grow Broccoli

<i>by the editors at</i> Rodale's Organic Life<p>Broccoli is a great choice for a home garden. Freshly cut broccoli heads are rich in vitamins and minerals. They're delicious raw in salads or lightly steamed and they freeze well. If you choose a variety such as DiCicco or Waltham that produces plentiful side …