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This Is What It's Like To Stay At Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia House

Don't expect any visits from a certain dynamic duo.<p>“Fixer Upper” fans likely know that Chip and Joanna Gaines have a pair of vacation homes for rent near the show’s home base in Waco, Texas. But a stay at what one reporter called “shiplap Disney World” may not be exactly as you imagined.<p>For those …

Fort Worth

Some Airbnb Hosts Producing Job-Quitting Cash With This Emerging Business Model

Marketplace platforms often cater to both consumer and business customers. Such is the case with Airbnb, which serves guests (consumers) who are looking for unique and cost-effective accommodations, as well as property owners (businesses) who use the system to make money. Both sides of the equation …

Real Estate

7 Adorable Hudson River Lighthouses to Discover

It’s no surprise that New York City, which boasts five hundred miles of coastline, is directly shaped by the water that surrounds it. Situated on one …

How An Accidental Entrepreneur Created A $30M Online Business

Jane Lu’s path to success was a winding road that took her halfway across the world — and through a significant rough patch — before taking her to the top.<p>In 2009, Lu was working in the Sydney office of an international consulting firm, and was content being a busy and social professional. But that …

Entrepreneurship

A Luminous LED Light Installation Will Soon Carpet Madison Square Park in NYC

A luminous carpet of LED lights is coming to Madison Square Park’s central Oval Lawn, the Madison Square Park Conservancy has announced. From …

5 Suspense Novels to Read As Summer Turns into Fall

The end of summer and beginning of fall is the time for sunshine and suspense, and there are still a few weeks to get your fix of both. If you’re looking for the ultimate suspense TBR (to be read) pile, here’s a stack of five new books to add to your thriller-loving life ASAP.<p><b>1. A Game of Ghosts by</b> …

Best holiday reads 2017, picked by writers – part one

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie<p>A book I absolutely loved was <b>Margo Jefferson</b>’s <i>Negroland</i>(Granta), a memoir of her life as part of the African American economically privileged class. It is a sharply honest, biting, reflective look at America, and a useful guide on how race and class do not merely intersect, …

Books

Emotionally Intelligent People Have 2 Important Skills That Others Don't | Inc.com

<i>How do I increase my emotional intelligence (EQ)? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nicole Gravagna, Neuroscientist, author of MindSET Your Manners, on Quora:</b><p>Learning to use …

Emotional Intelligence

7 Tips for Creating the Life of Your Dreams

You’re working a full-time job that you’re “meh” about, but you have no idea what you want to do next. You’re still figuring out exactly what you want to be when you grow up. Maybe you need help figuring out how your certain set of skills can land you your dream job. Reading about how inspiring …

10 Nonfiction Books That Take You To Faraway Lands

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>My European Family: The First 54,000 Years</b> by Karin Bojs<p>“A book to consult before swabbing, full of insight into the uses and abuses of genetics.” A science journalist searches deep for roots and finds them in the deepest helixes of …

6 Great Books You Should Read This July

These are the best<p>Every month I recommend books that are really great and everyone should read because they're really great. This month is no different, except this month: These books are, like, <i>really</i> great. I mean, these books feature amorous dolphins, sex dolls, a scheming woman named Fiffany, …

Thousands of unresponsive patients might actually be conscious

They called him a dead man.<p>Last month New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued a death certificate for 68-year-old Yechezkel Nakar after he suffered a …

In A Technologically-Advanced Society, Who Needs Bookworms?

As a high school English teacher, it sometimes feels like reading for pleasure is a dying art. I sometimes worry bookworms are on the verge of extinction.<p>I know in reality there are still many of us out there who appreciate the value of a book. According to the Pew Research Center’s study, only 27 …

The Summer Reading List to End All Summer Reading Lists

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Our best beach reads for summer 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> In Courtney Maum's "Touch," fictional trends forecaster Sloane Jacobsen struggles with her world's increased focus on technology while she craves real human contact, and maybe even love.<p>An adopted thirty-something whose parents have died, Nina Popkin searches for her biological mother and …

Books

Forgetting Things Could Actually Be Making You Smarter

This is worth remembering.<p>New research suggests bouts of forgetfulness could be caused by a safety mechanism in the brain designed to make sure we're …

A crime novel that captures the humanity of a dying town in rural America

<b>By Michael Sims</b>, <i>Special to The Washington Post</i><p>Wild Thyme is a township lost in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s a place where the locals have …

Feeling Euphoric on a Low-Carb Diet? This Might Be The Reason

Going keto is like an illicit drug?<p>Some people on very low-carb diets say they feel euphoric, have clear minds and lose their appetite.<p>Going low-carb …

Why You Shouldn't Be an Entrepreneur

Advice from a guy who runs an 8-figure business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having the freedom to choose your own schedule and work when you want. A chance to work from the beach or just work from the comfort of your own home. Building your dream product or service …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

Swell, Turning, Swimming with Seals review – the new wave of women’s waterbiographies

Each of these swimming memoirs by Jenny Landreth, Jessica J Lee and Victoria Whitworth tells a tale of redemption<p>What’s with all the water? As if a tide has turned or a hand has dragged through a lake to make a ripple, here come a wave of books on swimming in lakes, in the sea, in lidos. Each is by …

Swimming

10 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

You’re anxious, worried, <i>freaked</i>. You’re upset about (pick one): money, health, work, family, love. Your heart is beating fast, your breathing is …

10 books everyone is reading right now

But that conversation will be a lot more interesting if you're reading the same thing.<p>We went through the top 50 Amazon bestsellers and grabbed 10 of the most popular, critically acclaimed books on the site across a variety of genres. We skipped children's books and super-niche reads.<p>Amazon's list …

A CEO and former Googler shares 2 tricks for cold emailing anyone

Wayup CEO and former Google employee Liz Wessel loves to cold email people. Here she shares 2 tips to get responses. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm a big cold emailer, so first of all do it. Don't question yourself. Worst case they don't respond and then who cares?</i><p><i>A couple tricks. First</i> …

32 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

Inspiration, escape, and ideas for self-improvement often come in the form of a good book. Here are the top picks of more than two dozen high-achieving executives.<p>1. <i>Tiny Beautiful Things</i> by Cheryl Strayed<p>"[E]very single piece of advice she gives is infused with honesty--simple, sometimes brutal, …

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Sleep In and Make Millions: Why You Don't Need to Wake Up at 5 A.M.

Sleep-loving millionaires share the secrets to their success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all heard how successful entrepreneurs wake up well before the crack of dawn and get a metric ton done before 5 a.m.<p>However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles …

How to Eliminate Junk Mail (& Email) Once and For All

Does it feel like junk mail is taking over your life? Between random credit card offers and ads piling up in your mailbox and a seemingly …

Productivity

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

What Mark Zuckerberg and Mark Cuban Know That You Don't | Inc.com

Say what you will about the Trump Administration, but they're positively obsessed with creating more jobs, lowering corporate tax rates and making it easier than ever for first-time entrepreneurs to take the big plunge.<p>Ah, but sweetened incentives are a double-edged sword: While they'll lower the …

Business Strategy

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital | Inc.com

Two months after my awkward 2am text message I bought a campervan, drove from Boston to San Francisco, and found myself tailgating with Dering outside of his office. So I interrogated him: "how the hell did you pull this off?!"<p>He broke rules you learn from professors and business books<p><b>You need to</b> …

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