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Why Mentally Strong Parents Let Their Kids Fight Their Own Battles

Sheltering your children might do them more harm than good.<p><i>The following is an excerpt from the book 13 THINGS MENTALLY STRONG PARENTS DON’T DO: Raising Self-Assured Children and Training Their Brains for a Life of Happiness, Meaning, and Success by Amy Morin. Copyright © 2017 by Amy Morin. On sale</i> …

Proteas, the astonishing exotics which you can grow outdoors

They look like they need a Mediterranean climate, or at least a greenhouse, but amazingly, no<p>The plants in the protea family are the stuff of exotic gardeners’ dreams. A collection of antipodean shrubs and small trees whose quirky foliage and gnarly trunks are only surpassed by their otherworldly …

Plants That Grow in Full Shade

Searching for plants that grow in full shade is an endeavor fraught with challenges. The difficulties begin with the very language we use to discuss …

6 simple steps to figure out how much house you can afford

Here's how to set a realistic homebuying budget before you start shopping.<p>It's important to know how much home you can afford before you start the house-hunting and mortgage approval processes. Doing so can help limit your search to realistic options, and help you avoid disappointment when you find …

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How to Improve Your Rental Property and Make it Desirable to Tenants

For every day you have a vacancy at your rental property, you are losing potential rental income. There are, however, simple fixes to make your …

How To Plant Succulents in Containers

Easy-to-plant succulents survive both drought and heat; they practically take care of themselves!<p>Easy-to-plant succulents—from every variety of cacti …

Ready for the Super Bowl? Score big with these 20 recipes

Super wings, grilled shrimp cocktail, double-chocolate brownies, stuffed peppers, beer nuts and more. The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that's all about the …

23 Kitchen Tile Backsplash Ideas, Design, and Inspiration

Find inspiration for your space with these creative kitchen backsplash ideas. You’re sure to find a backsplash that fits your kitchen and your style<p>A functional space like a kitchen doesn’t need to be left unembellished. The perfect place to add a bit of pizzazz without overwhelming the room? The …

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Seven great habits of the most successful people

Many people wonder how they can become highly successful, not realizing that they hold within them everything they need to achieve all of the success they desire.<p>Successful people are where they are today because of their habits. Habits determine 95% of a person's behavior.<p>Everything that you are …

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Top 10 Cheerful Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays There are some ...

<b>Top 10 Cheerful Reasons To List Your Home During The Holidays</b><i><br>There are some people who believe that there are absolutely zero reasons to list a home</i> …

Obtén tu casa en tan sólo 10 sencillos pasos

“Cuando tu mentalizas, tu casa ideal. Ya comenzaste el proceso de compra. Todo comienza con un deseo y el poder de decisión de adquirir...

How to save up to buy a home without sacrificing your lifestyle

But there's just one problem: Saving for a down payment can feel like an impossible goal, since 20% of the typical home's purchase price is a large sum of money!<p>Don't let panic set in. Recognize you have lots of options to save up the cash you need to buy that home for sale in Houston, Texas. After …

DIY: Landscaping for Beginners

I’ve been scouring landscaping ideas for our mediterranean climate and have found some great ideas ranging from darling succulents (like <b>hens and</b> …

Luxury Real Estate: Villa Casa Tua, a Stunning Piece of Property

<i>Luxury Real Estate</i> — Located on the island of Capri, Italy, one of the most delightful paradises in the world, the <b>Villa Casa Tua</b> is a stunning piece …

22 Photos of Modern Homes to Motivate you to Decorate Yours

If you are looking for some creative and unique ideas for your next home design or decor project, then you have come to the right place. We present …

A industrial home full of personality

Stone, paving and concrete professionals from <i>Concrete LCDA</i> teamed up with <i>Rodolphe Parente</i>, a talented architect, to design this Parisian apartment. …

15 decor blunders your guests notice (but don't mention)

In this edition of homify, we look at décor blunders in the home, that the homeowners often don’t notice. So just when you thought your living room …

How Much Does Home Staging Cost -- and How Much Will You Gain?

Home staging -- where you decorate your house in an effort to entice buyers to bite -- may seem counterintuitive at first blush: Why spend money on a place if you're moving out? Simple answer: because it can get you more money for your home sale. And evidence shows it's usually well worth the …

24 decor ideas that will make your house more YOU!

If you want to make your home feel like more of an accurate representation who you are and what your aesthetic is, stay tuned, as we have some …

14 fabulous ideas for your kid's room

Having a child and all that comes with it is a blessing. Letting children get inspired and be creative allows them to grow up and create beautiful …

15 headboards you will love for your bedroom

When it comes to bedroom design, we are all looking for something special. Our bedroom is the most private space of our home, that one last bastion …

How to stage your home

It’s important to stage your home correctly when selling.<p>When it comes to home staging, many people think it means getting rid of all your “stuff” …

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Shop These Decor Resources for Playful, Quirky Vibes

Chad's Cape Town basement apartment is gorgeous and beautifully put together. But guests might not be quick to notice the quirk and playfulness in …

Kitchen islands: 10 amazing ideas

The kitchen island is a beautiful and versatile piece in your kitchen. It functions as extra work space, a breakfast bar, a place to put the cook top …

Best Smart Home Hub

Best overall<p>Samsung SmartThings<p>While one-off connected home gadgets are fun, the real power of the connected home comes from all of the smart things …

6 ways to make your living room classic and elegant

Confused about how to design and decorate the living room in your new home? Or maybe you are planning to revamp your old living space to give it a …

9 hidden costs of buying a home

If you're considering buying a home, be mindful of these extra expenses when establishing your budget.<p>Buying a home isn't just a 20% down payment and …

Gardening calendar: what to do in October

Dreaming of a white Christmas<p>If you want to be surrounded by scented, flowering daffodils at Christmas, now is the time to start planting. It is always a bit of a hit-and-miss operation, but you greatly increase your chances by buying lots of bulbs and planting a few bulbs a week for the next few …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Tiny House?

So you binge-watched "Tiny House Hunters" and "Tiny House, Big Living" until you can't watch any more, and you've decided to go for it: You want to trade down from the average 2,400-square-foot home to a mini version of just 400 square feet or less.<p>There's no doubt, tiny houses are hugely popular …