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Want to Live Beachfront Affordably and Off-the-Grid? This Prefab Surf Shack Is For You

One of the best parts of a vacation is stumbling upon a secret beach: somewhere where the sand is free from footprints and the sounds of the waves …

The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

What Not to Say in a Thank-You Note

Thank-you notes are a year-round tradition. Sometimes we’re writing notes of thanks for gifts—holiday gifts, birthday gifts, wedding gifts, or …

Check Out These Pro Tips For Designing Kitchens and Bathrooms

Four designers spill their secrets for smart kitchen and bathroom design.<p>From the all-important touch test to the importance of lighting, the expert advice below is a great place to start when you're designing a kitchen or bathroom.<p>Think of the Big Picture First<p><b>Andrea Michaelson /</b> <i>Andrea Michaelson</i> …

Interior Design

Before and After: We Can't Believe This is the Same House

As nice as it is to see Before & After projects that seem totally approachable—$15 under-cabinet lighting, a refreshed bathroom—aspirational …

Dining Rooms

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Productivity

Benjamin Franklin built his character around 13 virtues — and following his weekly plan could change your life

<b>• Founding father Benjamin Franklin sought to live his life based on 13 virtues.</b><p><b>• He even kept a chart to record which virtues he was actually living by on a weekly basis.</b><p><b>• Tracking and reflecting on these traits could help you lead a more virtuous life.</b><p>Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706 into a …

The Evolution of Religious Iconography in Star Wars

While Star Wars is many things to many people, it is, at its heart, a story about a religious revival. If you look at the films chronologically, the …

Heroism

Things you must consider when designing a container house

With housing prices soaring the world over, we wanted to take a look at how talented architects in other countries, such as Korea, have been offering …

DevOps

Why 99 Percent of People Choose the Wrong Career Path (and 4 Steps to Get You Back on Track) | Inc.com

If you clicked on this article, then you have some degree of doubt about whether you're in the right profession. Would you like to get rid of that doubt? Then let me tell you a story...<p><b>The year was 2001.</b><p>After a career in corporate recruiting and HR, I couldn't watch people suffer at work anymore. …

Employment

Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You

Choosing A Tarot Deck That’s Right For You<p>December 28, 2017 by Mat Auryn<p>Choosing a tarot deck can be a little more complicated than you would expect. …

What Are Eichler Homes and Why Do People Love Them?

If it's oozing with California midcentury-modern design—complete with wood paneling, gabled ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling glazed walls—it just might be an Eichler home.<p>Eichler houses, found throughout Northern and Southern California (and even outside of New York City), are some of the most …

Architecture

Houseplants: why every home is better off with these multi-tasking pollution-busters

It may be bleak outside, but for many of us the desire to nurture plants remains undiminished. At this time of year, we are more grateful than ever for the presence of houseplants, providing the comfort and excitement of lush, abundant green through the shortest of days, cheerfully seeing us …

12 Simple Phrases That Are Guaranteed to Make People Like You More | Inc.com

The late, great American poet Maya Angelou once said, "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."<p>The truth is, your word choice creates a brief impression that can lead to a lasting impression, long after the particulars …

Charisma

Our Guide to the Best Affordable Furniture That Isn’t from Ikea

Low Budget, Original Style<p>If there’s one place you turn to for home furniture when you’re on a budget, it’s usually Ikea. But if you’re trying to …

32 Stylish Interiors All Men Will Love

If you follow our Instagram @stylishmanmag, you know we have an obsession with stylish and masculine interiors. We regularly feature lofts, bathrooms …

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and This Guy Is Declaring War on Them - MIT Technology Review

If, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of the pocket-sized …

Social Media

Affordable flat-pack Surf Shack shelter operates completely off the grid

Nature lovers looking to construct their own sustainable off-grid getaway are going to love the new flat-pack Surf Shack shelter designed by the …

Jennifer Egan: ‘I was never a hot, young writer. But then I had a quantum leap’

Six years after winning a Pulitzer with the ‘postmodern’ A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan reveals why she has now embraced traditional storytelling<p>In interviews, Jennifer Egan used to spend a fair amount of time explaining what she <i>wasn’t</i> interested in doing with her writing. …

Books

Summer Cave House in Santorini / Kapsimalis Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The summer house is located in the traditional village of Oia on the island of Santorini.
It consists of …

Midcentury modern home with retro orange kitchen asks $660K

It's up for sale in one of Denver's oldest neighborhoods<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>t</i><i>ipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Denver, Colorado<p><b>Price:</b> $659,900<p>Though this 1950s East …

<b>5 Steps to Build a Social Media Marketing Plan for 2018</b> | Inc.com

Let's face it. It's not an easy time to be a social media marketer. After all, it's hard to build a social media marketing plan with all of the uncertainty that we face. However, in my time advising clients at Firebrand Group, I find that there are some attributes that separate those that succeed …

Marketing

Space-Conscious Japanese Family Home in Wood and Concrete

Think of space-saving interiors we often imagine quirky desks that disappear into the wall, Murphy beds that only come out at night and uber-creative …

Interior Design

How To Make Your Home Look 10 Times Better in 10 Minutes

At Apartment Therapy, we want to show you the way that real people live. So when I show up to shoot a tour, I don't bring a whole truckload of props …

Coco Chanel

This Victorian-Era Fixer Upper in Scotland Is Under $260K

The opportunity to add a "protected historic structure" to your renovation resume has arrived in the form of Chesterhill House, a 5,300-square-foot …

Victorian Era

New Zealand's backcountry huts inspired this breezy, open home

Indoor-outdoor living at its finest<p>A home inspired by New Zealand’s backcountry huts has been completed in the settlement of Puhoi, just 50 kilometers, or about 31 miles north of Auckland. Designed by the director of local firm LTD Architectural David Maurice for him and his own family, the simple …

Sustainable Dutch home for sale comes with surreal custom furniture

Wowza<p>The last time we saw this one-of-a-kind Dutch home, it was the coolest half-buried snow villa in all the land. Fast forward some years and “Dutch Mountain House,” the brainchild of architect and art historian couple Sanne Oomen and Lucas Mol, has hit the market (price upon request). And with …

Pope: the choice between good, evil is one we all have to make

Vatican City, Jul 23, 2017 / 05:07 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis said good and evil are often entwined, and that as sinners, we can't …

25 Ways to Save $250 (or More) Monthly That Most Business Owners Are Ignoring

The fastest way to fatten the bottom line is to shrink pointless expenses.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I get it -- money is tight. So, how does saving $250 a month sound? There are tons of ways business owners can save hundreds of dollars (or more) each month. Sadly, …

We Mean Business: Twelve Agents Who Want to Read Your Work

To say there are a lot of literary agents out there is an understatement—almost like saying there are a lot of writers looking for an agent (but not …