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Apple is moving into this $16.5 billion neighborhood — and it's one of the biggest property developments in London history

It was formerly a coal-fired power station, supplying much of London's electricity until the 1980s. Since then, it has sat mostly abandoned.<p>Now the two million-square-foot building is undergoing a major renovation as part of the Battersea Power Station development. The estimated $9.9 billion (£7.8 …

How to Become a Contractor and Save (or Make) Money Renovating Homes

If you've successfully DIY'd a few home improvements around your house, you might be wondering how to become a contractor. After all, why hire someone to oversee renovations when you can just take on the role yourself? You might even turn it into a profitable side business! If you've ever wondered …

9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Business

Starting a business isn’t easy. Nothing ever goes as planned. You put in more hours than expected. And there’s a lot of trial and error along the way.<p>…

Small Business

How to Launch a Successful Startup in Less Than 2 Weeks

With two simple goals, you can get your business momentum in less than two weeks.<p>Millions of people dream of becoming entrepreneurs and starting a business.<p>However, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index Report, only about three in every 1,000 people in the United States start a business every month. …

Small Business

15 Things You Should Give up to Make Your Marriage Work

Here is a list of 15 things which, if you give up on them, will make your married life a lot easier and a lot happier. We hold on to so many things …

Relationships

17 People in Long-Term Relationships Reveal How to Keep the Sex Exciting

Long term relationships don’t have to get boring, monotonous. Keep the honeymoon phase alive as long as possible with these 17 spicy tips from Reddit.<p>…

This Mies-Inspired Modern Home Was Built DIY for $150K

Meet the Blakboxhaus, a steel-clad modernist home in Central Illinois built on a budget<p>When film producer Helga Richter and her husband John Goskowicz began the search for their own vacation home, they kept running into what she called the "modern tax." The couple, who live in Carpentersville, …

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

Hugh Newell Jacobsen Releases Customizable 'Dream Home' Plans

Name-brand modern architecture available to the masses<p>In the 90s, <i>Life</i> magazine launched its brilliant Dream House experiment, commissioning famous architects to design the perfect affordable home, and then sell the plans to anyone for just a few hundred dollars.<p>Maven of American Minimalism Hugh …

The affordable mod pod revolution: Design your own space-age, factory-made house for £250,000

The word “prefab” tends to summon up negative images of flimsy little bungalows thrown up overnight to solve the post-war housing shortage. Factory-built homes, rolled off a production line and delivered on the back of a lorry doesn’t quite fit the dream of the archetypal Englishman’s castle. But …

The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals. But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving.<p>It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for …

The Fight to Preserve Forgotten Rich Black History

A dilapidated façade betrays the rich historical significance held within the walls of a Pittsburgh estate. Mystery Manor sits at the top of a hill …

20 Things Smart People Don't Do (And What They Do Instead)

The first question that merits an answer is what makes an individual smart:<p>Is it the abundance of facts that one can memorize? Is it the above …

Self-improvement

38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

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Middle-Aged White Americans Are Dying of Despair

Even as longevity increases across the rich world, uneducated white Americans are living sicker and dying earlier. Two economists speculate on the reasons why.<p>Since 1998, people all over the world have been living healthier and living longer. But middle-aged, white non-Hispanics in the United …

22 Smart Ikea Hacks For Your Lovely Household

Renown worldwide IKEA deserves its place in the hall of fame thanks to its ability to provide simple designer items worldwide for a reasonable price. …

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses

Even better, working for someone else gives you a front-row view of the best (and worst) ways to run a company, from managing time and money to handling customers and employees.<p>We asked some successful entrepreneurs who founded companies while holding down a 9-to-5 to share the lessons they learned.<p>…

Entrepreneurship

5 Money Moves You Must Make Now

Smart entrepreneurs take their personal finances seriously.<p>When it comes to running your business, you know the value of good advice. From the beginning, you’ve looked for mentors, advisers, and subject matter specialists who can provide guidance on everything from making an investor pitch to …

Small Business

How to Retire Your Husband Before 30 with a Near Million-Dollar Business

When I first heard about Kimra Luna, I had heard of my fair share of rags to riches stories, but few were as inspiring as hers -- she not only went from welfare to almost millionaire in three years, but she was also able to retire her husband before 30.<p><i>I am honored to be introducing Kimra, a</i> …

15 Awesome Tools Organized People Use

It's time to take back your life. Leverage a combination of technology and proven practices from organized people to help you take control of the …

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

Motivation

Present Idea - DIY Date jar

Every year I buy James gifts, but because I love crafting so much, I also try to make him a few things as well. Here is one gift I have made him this …

C.P. Company 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

C.P. Company was founded in 1975, initially making “Goggle Jackets” — jackets with driving glasses<p>C.P. Company was founded in 1975, initially making “Goggle Jackets” — jackets with driving glasses incorporated into the hood — which has built the brand’s reputation as a functional sportswear label. …

Tom Ford 2015 Fall/Winter Collection

As fashion’s brightest stars continue to unveil their ambitions for the coming year, American<p>As fashion’s brightest stars continue to unveil their ambitions for the coming year, American designer Tom Ford submits his Fall/Winter 2015 collection to the public. Here we find the designer drawing …

20 Daily habits Of Highly Organized People

We all have that one person at work or school who is effortlessly organized. They never seem to miss any deadlines, always finish their work with …

Productivity

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>A Bucks County, Pennsylvania, overhaul …

How to Install Epoxy Garage Floor Coating

Your garage stores thousands of dollars in vehicles, tools, and who knows what else. Give it some love by installing a protective epoxy floor coating …

Home Improvement

Why we've all fallen head-over-heels for the 36 questions that promise true love

A simple questionnaire, which claims it can make two strangers fall in love, has taken the world by storm. Claire Cohen explains why we're so drawn to the idea of eliminating risk where our fragile hearts are concerned<p>When <b>Mandy Len Catron</b> fell in love, she probably hoped for a few well wishers – …

25 Tips For Having More Meaningful Relationships

Someone with 1,000 Facebook friends may think they're a rock star. But, how many of those "friends" would be there to support them when they start a business or go through a personal crisis?<p>I've learned that the more successful you are at relationships with your family, friends and customers; the …