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24 Creative Ideas on How to Add a Vintage Touch to Your Kitchen

A simple kitchen interior design can be transformed in increments in something mesmerizing that many would call a vintage kitchen. Through simple …

13 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

Don't pass on seemingly small add-ons and storage features, like additional drawer dividers, or cabinet storage solutions like pantry pullouts and lazy Susans. These storage solutions will increase your kitchen storage efficiency, and are much more costly to add on if you decide you need them down …

The New Gravel Backyard: 10 Inspiring Landscape Designs

We’ve pondered over our neglected backyard for three years now. In other words, our garden deserves more than a weed-filled lawn and a few patches of …

Landscaping

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The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Happiness

21 rare and weird facts about World War II

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3 Myths About Higher Interest Rates

A Federal Reserve rate hike isn't necessarily bad news for bond investors.<p>Higher interest rates are coming. That’s bad news for bond investors, …

Federal Reserve

Articles about house week comfortable home made two shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using shipping containers to create affordable housing is an emerging trend.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Repurposed shipping containers have popped up all over the place in surprising ways—from homeless …

Watch This Charged Up Pastor Hilariously Join the Meek Mill vs. Drake Debate During Sermon

As <b>Drake</b> continues his proverbial victory lap during <b>OVO Fest</b> this weekend, others are making sure the <b>Meek Mill</b> vs. <b>6 God</b> feud remains as fervent as …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The 10 Top Small Cities To Start A New Business

Entrepreneurs who want to go big on a startup should consider these smaller cities.<p>Startup founders take note: In entrepreneurship, as in real estate, location matters. A lot.<p>According to a new study by consumer finance site NerdWallet, smaller cities provide just as much fuel for startups as …

There are 3 days until the first wild GOP debate — here's who's in and who's out

Fox News, which is hosting the first debate next Thursday, has limited the Republican participants in the prime-time debate to the 10 candidates polling best in an average of five recent national polls. The candidates who don't make the prime-time debate stage will participate in a separate debate …

Another American Hunter Brags On Social Media About Killing African Animals

<b>Sabrina Corgatelli</b>, is catching a lot of heat after gushing about killing a wide range of animals at South Africa's Kruger National Park last …

Social Media

25 secrets for happiness in real estate: Part 1

Are you set up for success in 2016? Join 2,500 real estate industry leaders Aug. 4-7, 2015, at Inman Connect in San Francisco. Get Connected with the …

Happiness

10 After-Work Habits That Are Holding You Back

The workday is long enough, but what you do right after may be keeping you form the success you crave.<p>There is much written on workplace productivity. But once the workday is done your time is your own to spend as you like. Of course family obligations and the needs of life can intrude on your down …

Call of Duty

16 Things Successful People Do to Maximize Their Time

Successful people focus on the five percent of things only they can do. Most importantly, they’ve defined success for themselves.

How a Young Entrepreneur Turned Her Strange Idea Into a Thriving Business

It sounds crazy.<p>Start your first business at 24, straight out of college, alone in a foreign country, where you can't even speak your native language. And do it in a huge city, with no connections.<p>Intimidating, right? But it's precisely what successful entrepreneur Irina Alionte did. As founder of …

These Beautiful Aerial Photos Of L.A. Show What Income Inequality Looks Like From Above

Richer neighborhoods are beautiful, curvy swaths of green and blue. Poverty means you live in a straight brown line.<p>California has more billionaires than any other state (and most countries). And there’s a giant and growing gap between the ultra-rich and most Californians; the state also has the …

How to Secure Your Home When You’re a Renter

Owning a home comes with quite a few perks, but chief among them is security. Renters are 85% more likely to experience a home burglary than …

7 Toxic People to Avoid When Starting a Business

8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won't understand why you're working so hard, especially when you're not making much money to start.<p>They also …

Self-help

Tolkien Fans May Soon be Able to Go Camping in a Hobbit Home

There's a company in London that's turning dreams into reality for Hobbit fans. West Stow Pods is currently seeking funding for their Poddit Hole …

11 Ways to Maximize Kitchen Cabinet Space

In theory, small kitchens are cute, cozy and warm, and perfect for whipping up quick dinners while never having to reach too far for anything. In reality, they can be kind of a hassle. Luckily, with a few hacks, tips and DIY projects, you can be well on your way to a perfectly efficient space …

Drought Shamed By The Government, California Cities Out Top Water Users

Drought shaming is the newest social craze in California where the state’s historic four-year mega-drought has dried up reservoirs and left a million …

The Skip Garden: a moveable urban veggie patch built with 90% reclaimed materials

1/11<p>Skip Garden The Bartlett School of Architecture<p>The Skip Garden-an urban garden and community space in King's Cross-opened in June as part of the …

21 Sleepy Kittens That Will Melt Your Heart

Kittens spend a lot of time sleeping, but they also spend a lot of time running amuck and destroying your house. When your kitten finally does settle …

6 Ways Whole Foods Is Making You Gain Weight

One supermarket trend we really like: It’s easier than ever to buy better-tasting food—that’s also better for you.<p>Case in point: the wide selection …