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Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back

Conventional wisdom holds that upgrades and improvements will enhance a home’s value. But some improvements are better—and more …

Home Improvement

Opinion: Oil-soaked nations are biggest losers in this price war

The consensus view of oil is that lower prices — “quantitative greasing” — will augment quantitative easing, supporting the global economy.<p>Let’s see: …

Fear, Not Greed Drives $18 Billion Oil Industry Mega Deal

The collapse in oil prices has hammered energy stocks, but it isn’t slowing large merger and acquisition activity among companies that are building the infrastructure to serve North American shale drillers.<p>Pipeline giants Energy Transfer Partners and Regency Energy Partners said on Monday they will …

Oil & Gas Industry

The Best Indicator That Oil Prices Will Rise -- Quickly

A peek into the market's crystal ball tells us oil prices may rise dramatically in the next two years.<p>No matter what the "experts" say, no one really …

3 Ways Green Building Saves Money

Green building saves business owners money, says Mike Schoenecker, vice president at Winkelman Building Corp.<p>In an article on LinkedIn, Schoenecker …

Five New Years' Resolutions for green building

The house plans industry has always had a spot on TreeHugger; I have always thought that it was a terrific way for the public to get access to …

Architecture

Why it’s going to at least feel like a recession in Alberta this year

<i>These are stories Report on Business is following Monday, Jan. 26, 2015</i>.<p><b>Tough times for Alberta</b><br>Whether or not Alberta sinks into an official recession this year, it's certainly going to feel that way, a new forecast from Toronto-Dominion Bank suggests.<p>Today's report projects economic growth in the …

Business (Canada)

Build An Off Grid Solar Powered Home For $2,000

There are scores of amazing stories about people who have chosen to abandon society and live a more simple life off the grid. <i>The Call Of The Wild</i> is …

Bathrom Gallery 3

The Unique Difficulties that Women Face with Weight Loss

If you're a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it's hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching …

Hardscaping 101: Raised Garden Beds

Don’t let bad soil stop you from planting an edible garden. The solution? Raised garden beds. An effective and easy solution for less-than-ideal soil …

Gardening

Succulents in Cold Climates–Yes, You Can!

Today’s photo is from Mary Yee in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in response to all those California succulents we’ve been seeing this week. She says,<p>“<i>While</i> …

Plants

25 Indoor Plants That Can Filter Air Pollutants Out of Your Home And Improve Air Quality

We know that we depend on plants for the air we breathe.<p>They breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen; we breathe in oxygen and breathe out …

Plants

5 Mini Countertop Gardens That Yield Big Results

<i>Window garden. Image courtesy of Rebecca Sims.</i><p>A desire to grow your own food doesn’t always come with a backyard or patio that’s suitable to do it. …

Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce All the Electricity You Need. Just Ask This Family.

Solar panels on the roof can do more than just cut your net electricity use; they can <b>bring it all the way down to zero</b>. Here’s one family’s story …

Solar Power

How to Add a Solar Water Heater

As people increasingly build better houses, with more efficient envelopes and lower energy consumption and waste, a greater percentage of the energy …

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide)

Introduction: DIY Home Solar: Planning a Solar Array (Beginner's Guide)<p><b>Hi there!</b><p>Maybe you've considered solar energy - even if only for a brief …

Homebuyers Willing to Pay More for a House with Solar PV

As if getting a great return on investment, decades of savings on energy costs, and being part of the renewable energy revolution wasn’t enough to …

Real Estate

Tag: Garden Visits

Californians at Home: Intimate Portraits by Leslie Williamson<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Lismore Castle in Ireland: An Insider’s View Through the Seasons<p>by …

3 Confidence-Boosting Money Moves For Your 20s, 30s, 40s, And 50s

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>The older you get, the more confident you’ll feel about your money, right?<p>Actually, no. According to new research from LearnVest, it turns out that age doesn’t necessarily correlate with financial confidence in the way you might expect.<p>The study, which …

Personal Finance

Nocookies

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Reversing Aging Processes with One Protein: A 2014 Breakthrough

The pioneering discovery that young blood—and in particular, a single blood protein called GDF11—can regenerate many organs, was named by <i>Science</i> as …

TD expert tells Canadian oil producers to brace for a second shock

Canada's oil producers are being told to brace for more bad news, even as they struggle to cope with a collapse that has driven prices down by nearly 60 per cent from their peak last June.<p>With global production continuing to exceed demand, crude prices are set to head lower and West Texas …

Oil

DIY Lantern Terrarium Tutorial

<i>*This post was originally created by me for Darice. This post contains affiliate links, which help to support Persia Lou. Thank you!</i><p>Last month, …

A Beginner's Guide to Apply Eyeshadow

If you're someone like me, who thinks that dealing with eyeshadow palettes is too complicated, then you need to read this <b>tutorial to learn how to</b> …

Stylishly Simple Modern One Story House Design

The Frick Residence is located in Barton Heights, Austin, Texas, USA. Designed for artist Laurie Frick and by KRBD, this one bedroom, two bathroom …

House Design