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How to Paint a Room

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. But this project can quickly turn into a nightmare if you're not careful. Follow these six tips the next time you paint and you'll get great-looking walls while keeping your sanity.<p>Interior painting is by far the most popular …

Home Improvement

Here's why you've been hanging drapes wrong your entire life

Hanging drapes isn't exactly rocket science, but it's not for the faint of heart, either. A well-hung window treatment can completely transform a …

Acquainted

Renting the American dream

The recent boom in single-family rental homes, and why it signals a shortfall of starter homes in the market<p>The housing market contains numerous talismans and ciphers for those looking to predict what’s next. Housing starts, homeownership rates, and spreadsheets full of statistics can help unravel …

Housing

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Real estate investors on U.S. coasts target cheap, out-of-state markets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even with a good salary as a data scientist at a San Francisco technology firm, Yang Guo, 30, knew he couldn't afford a home in the Bay Area, among the priciest U.S. markets.<p>He still wanted to own property in addition to stocks, however, and soon found a way to buy cheap rental …

Real Estate

This Tiny City in the South of France Trumps St.-Tropez Any Day

In France, locals roll their eyes at crowded, touristy St.-Tropez—but they flock to Cassis, a tiny Mediterranean fishing port known for its clay-color buildings, rosé-producing vineyards, pebbly beaches, and affable locals, who, despite not speaking a word of English, are delighted to befriend any …

Las Vegas Dining 101: A Guide for Eating and Drinking in Sin City

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>Las Vegas is full of restaurants to explore, new and old. Eater is here to guide you to the right spot for every situation, whether you need a reliable late-night restaurant, a swanky place to impress a date or the perfect restaurant for a business …

Texas

Las Vegas's Top 6 New Restaurants Are Worth A Trip To Sin City

A fresh new wave of restaurants have hit the Las Vegas Strip -- here are the ones worth digging into.<p>If you love to eat well and keep procrastinating over a trip to Vegas to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, the time to go is now. An impressive coterie of restaurants has opened up in the …

Time I

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

The French Riviera by Scott Kelby on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III with a Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5 to 6.3 lens (and a 15mm fisheye lens once).

How I Add Atmosphere To Some Of My Shots Using Photoshop

A lot of times, what appears to be light effects in my work is actually done in post production, using Photoshop, to enhance or exaggerate existing …

Why Roth Retirement Accounts are Very Overrated & Over-hyped

Me: Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Father Finance: You are in a safe place to share your sins, my son. What would you like to confess? Me: I …

Retirement

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

31 Rolls of Undeveloped Film from a Soldier in WWII Discovered and Processed

Photographer Levi Bettweiser is the man behind the Rescued Film Project, an effort to find and rescue old and undeveloped rolls of film from the far …

Boston

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

Cameras

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

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