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Stock Tank Pools Are Going to Be All the Rage This Summer

Want one? Here's what you need to do.<p>As the temperatures rise, installing a pool in your backyard probably sounds like a really good idea — until you learn that the average cost of a backyard pool is $20,000 to $30,000. Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool this summer, you may want …

Swimming Pools

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home - and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early …

How to Retire at 40

Three early retirees tell their story of living on 4 percent or less.<p>By Ben Steverman | September 29, 2016<p>From<p>The “4 percent rule” is a bedrock of …

The Inflation Interest Rate Paradox: Why You Must Continuously Invest

Don’t fight inflation. It will beat you with a stick. Ride inflation, so you can beat its ass instead.I’m afraid there are a lot of anti-real estate …

Documentary: How To Be A Chinese Tourist

I randomly stumbled on a documentary yesterday on YouTube from Al Jazeera, called “How to be a Chinese Tourist,” which was published just a few weeks …

Adventurous Felines Enjoy the Great Outdoors in “Camping with Cats” Instagram

People regularly camp with their dogs, but popping a tent with a cat in tow is much less common. There are, however, plenty of felines that enjoy campfires, canoes, and hiking trails. The Camping with Cats Instagram celebrates this fact by featuring photographs that document their trek into the …

Google and Facebook employees are flocking to a startup that's raised ~$70 million to shake up the real estate world

But it wasn't a traditional real estate transaction. The 20 investors weren't private equity funds; the property wasn't even listed by a big brokerage firm. And the entire process, from the day it was listed to time it was completed, took a matter of weeks rather than months.<p>The four-building …

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Grand Rapids

This Consignment Shop Has the Largest Collection of Vintage Chanel in the U.S.

The seaside town located 80 miles south of Los Angeles — halfway between Orange County and San Diego — may not be the most obvious location for a collection of this size, but it's probably your best bet for finding that one rare Chanel piece you've been dying to get your hands on. "People will …

Must-Do Road Trips to Make Summer 2016 Unforgettable

There’s a palpable excitement that fills the air as summer approaches. The season promises long sunny days, get-togethers fueled by barbecue and …

A First-Time Buyer’s Guide to Home Maintenance

Take care of these tasks to avoid major home hassles, inefficiencies or unsightliness down the road.<p>Brought to you by<p>When you buy your first house, …

The $20,000 iPod: vintage Apple products net the big bucks on eBay

Like baseball cards and Beanie Babies, old-school Apple products have become lucrative collectables that are selling online for thousands of dollars<p>If you are one of those people who hoards old electronics, then you might be able to cash in those iPods from the early 2000s for a few hundred dollars …

From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise

This year I’m focusing on habits to help me build new skills and look after my health. One of these habits is to do push-ups every morning. I went …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

The World’s Best Whisky Is From … Taiwan?

Embed<p>Direct link<p>Pop-out player<p>The <b>alcoholic</b> drink most people call Scotch has been around for hundreds of years.<p>According to the Scotch Whisky …

35 Insanely Awesome Kids' Bedroom Ideas (They'll Love These!)

Remember being a kid and dreaming of adding a slide to your bunk bed or making a princess-worthy canopy? No one can appreciate fun bedroom features like a child, and these ones are some of the best out there.<p>Remember being a kid and dreaming of adding a slide to your bunk bed or making a …

25 Things The World Needs To Thank Japan For

Every country has its claim to fame, and Japan is no different. But there’s a lot more we have to thank this glorious country for than just sushi and …

DIY Cat Tree Offers a Creative Alternative to Conventional Scratching Posts and Beds

If you consider yourself a discerning pet owner, finding furniture that suits your taste and your cat's claws can be a challenge. A popular type of scratching post is one that's completely covered in carpet, but if you're like Redditor daidougei, you may think this style is “a bit of an eyesore.” …

9,500-Year-Old Tree Found in Sweden Is The World’s Oldest Tree

The world’s oldest tree, a 9,500-year-old Norwegian Spruce named “Old Tjikko,” after Professor Leif Kullman’s Siberian husky, continues to grow in …

Ice Age

Check Out These 8 Surprising Predictors of Housing Prices

Like investors in the stock market, 1933 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle coins, or orange juice futures, home buyers and owners want to know which way …

Winners of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Showcase Animals at Their Funniest

The newly-launched Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards hopes that you'll chuckle when you see one of their images. You aren't laughing at them, rather, but with them–these lighthearted photos are meant to be hilarious. The unusual competition combines funny portraits of animals with technical …

Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

The World's Top 20 Cities, According to That Dude Who Visited Every Country

I've been to a few cities in my quest to visit all 198 countries in the world, and I've written a book about it called 198: How I Ran Out of Countries. But this list is about the top 20 cities that I love -- based on the people, the food, the fun, and the atmosphere.<p><i>By: Gunnar Garfors</i><p>I've been to a …

Tel Aviv

The 7 Most Financially Savvy Home Upgrades You Can Make

When it comes to home improvement, some dollars stretch more than others. And if you’re on a limited budget, it becomes even more important to spend …

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Seattle real estate ad insults working moms in the worst way

Working moms just can't catch a break. Their co-workers frequently see them as less competent and less dedicated to their jobs, according to …

Real Estate

Russian Photographers Show How Birds See Our World And It’ll Leave You Breathless

If you dream of travelling the world and seeing it all from a bird’s-eye view, these sweeping, epic panoramic photos by AirPano might be one of the …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.