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Top 8 Tips for Your First Cross-Country RV Trip (Which I Learned the Hard Way)

Before we met, my husband fancied a post-retirement lifestyle—alone. Living off his military pension with a rescue dog in tow, he would amble around …

RVs

How I Earn $200,000+ a Year From Photography

Kind of a crazy thing– I think you can stay true to your roots, values, and ethics– and also get rich: I wanna tell you the secrets of how I earn …

How to build your own kegerator and install it in your countertop

From CNET Magazine: You can have craft beer on tap at home without paying a fortune.<p>If you love beer, the benefit of a home kegerator is obvious. Unfortunately, the drawbacks of buying a commercial kegerator, a modified refrigerator-and-beer-tap system, are daunting. Quality kegerators are …

Cheap Thrills: Home Decor & Accessories Under $50 from Canopy

Amazon is like an adult playground. It's a magical land where anything is possible—or at least where (most) anything can be delivered to your …

Before & After: Small Changes Transform a Boring Living Room

Every New Yorker dreams of living in a beautiful pre-war building with beautiful pre-war details, but sometimes the reality is less exciting. Hari …

How to Clean a Dishwasher: A Fast and Effective Monthly Practice

Some of us may not think too much about the importance of cleaning a dishwasher (after all, shouldn’t it be clean because it cleans all our dishes …

5 Home Repairs to Make Now to Avoid Problems Later

If you put off fixing a wobbly fence post or squeaky door hinge, it's probably not going to end in a homeowners insurance claim. Other home repairs, …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

Home Improvement

How to Day Trade the Dead Cat Bounce Strategy

A swift drop followed by a light rally. Don't be fooled. Capitalize.<p>Updated February 22, 2018<p>A stock just gapped down more than 5% on the open, …

How to Make a Mirror That Tells You the Weather

Build a cool mirror that tells the time and the weather while you look at your reflection.<p>Normal mirrors are pretty great, but we live in the future now and so everything needs to be Wi-Fi-compatible. If you've got a boring normal mirror, it's time to turn it into a cool smart mirror that can tell …

Weather

How to make people like you in 4 seconds or less

Are you hireable? Or dateable? How about friendable?<p>And while it's technically possible to reverse a bad first impression, it's not easy. So you'll want to put your best face forward.<p>To help you out on that front, we checked out "How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less" by speaker and …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary!<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

7 Ways You Stress Yourself Out

Experts gave us insight into practices you may think are harmless—but are in fact disrupting your peace of mind.<p>Robin Hilmantel, <i>Life by Daily Burn</i><p>I …

Self-improvement

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Closet Door DIY Projects That Look Like a Million Bucks

These closet makeovers look expensive and difficult to pull off, but are actually extremely easy. In addition to being gorgeous, most are also …

15 of the Most Fun New Cars You Can Buy for Less Than $40,000

Because no one should be stuck driving a boring car.<p>If you're looking for an affordable car that's enjoyable to drive, these are some of the best.

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

17 Camping Gear Fails You Never Want to Make Again

We've all done some stupid stuff while camping. Let's learn from our mistakes.<p><b>Not bringing warm enough clothes:</b> This is the number one mistake I see. Inevitably, someone has failed to realized that the mountains are colder than the city or that the desert can be, too. Or, they think, “45 degrees? I …

10 Basic Car Maintenance Tips To Keep You On The Go

Regular maintenance of a vehicle can really make all of the difference in longevity and overall performance.

Longevity

How to turn your spare room into the ultimate walk-in closet

Longing for a bigger closet?<p>Remember that rooms in your home don't have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, says Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's Flipping <i>Virgins</i> and <i>Property Virgins</i>.<p>"Homes built before the 1980s just …

10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

What Women Think Of Men's Bedrooms: 8 Do's & Don'ts

A gentleman’s bedroom, boudoir, or man cave, is a place of great sanctuary, a little slice of you, your spot to escape reality whether it be for …

13 Financial Advisors Share The Worst Financial Mistakes They Have Ever Seen

<b>“You want to do what?”</b><p>As a financial planner, I see clients make some pretty bad mistakes.<p>A sad fact of life is that financial mistakes can be made in a heartbeat.<p>Sometimes, they can be ignorant mistakes. Other times, they are purposefully done without grasping the gravity of the potential …

Want to quit your day job and travel the world? Learn how to terrify yourself

Four years ago on a sunny April morning, I slinked into my new office building, suit slightly too big, 24-years-old, and clueless. It was my first day working at a large, prestigious bank in downtown Boston. The first day of the career that would ostensibly define the rest of my life.<p>I felt …

Stop Doing These 5 Things to Be Happier Today, Says Science

Make these simple, research-backed changes to your life, and you could be much happier today.<p>Sometimes being happier takes big changes--a new job, a different relationship, or painful and prolonged grappling with past trauma. That's not what this post is about. This post is about the quick and …

This is your not so gentle reminder why you should own bonds

Depending on what you own, "bouncing" may be putting it mildly. If you own only stocks, the "bounce" may feel more like a "thud".<p>According to Bloomberg data, the S&P 500 Index - which is the leading indicator of large cap U.S. stocks - is down 9.64 percent this year, as of February 8. If you take …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

National Parks

10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

A few strategic fixes can add big value to your home.<p>A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time …

A Guide to Easy Japanese Home-Cooking

These six classic Japanese recipes are full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make.<p>Leave the pristine sushi to the restaurants. Japanese home cooking is full of flavor, light on ingredients, good for you, and surprisingly quick to make. In other words, <b>the holy</b> …

Spices