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Birthday Gift Ideas for 11-year-olds

Make your new tween happy with a birthday gift that's fun, interesting, and, dare we say, cool.<p>Knowing what perfect birthday gift to get a kid isn’t …

Tweens

This Relationship Is Just as Valuable as an MBA--and It's Free

Don't invest before you're ready. There's another option out there.<p>Having spent the majority of my career in talent acquisition, I'm frequently asked for career advice--and the topic of pursuing an MBA comes up on a regular occasion. It's always a tough conversation for me.<p>Earning an MBA is a …

Great Depression

Calling all plant ladies: Here’s a 2-step, nontoxic routine to rid your plants (and home!) of bugs

Any proud owner of an indoor jungle knows there’s an itty bitty downside to having a home full of plants: the bugs that come along with the blooms. …

Pest Control

How to make your carpets look new again (without steam cleaning)

If you don't own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, <i>then</i> wait for the carpet to dry. If you don't have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you …

All Your Outdoor Questions, Answered by Expert Landscapers

We went to the pros to help you create your dream outdoor space.<p>If you aren’t wasting away your Saturday mornings mowing, mulching, weeding, …

Remodeling 101: What to Know When Buying a House: 8 Small Signs that Signal Big Problems

It goes without saying that buying a house is a huge investment. However dazzled you may be by the location and spacious closets, you need …

Don’t Paint Your Home’s Exterior Until You Read This

Painting exterior brick is a distinct design choice that can completely change the visual appeal of your home. Brick buildings are tried-and-true …

8 things you can do to get back asleep when you wake up in the wee hours

Picture this: You wake up in the middle of the night and you just. can’t. fall. back. asleep. Your mind is racing, and as you watch the hours on the …

Babies and pets – a guide for new parents

It goes without saying that having a baby is a life changing event. Thankfully, there is a wealth of information about how best to raise this new …

Cool Ways To Turn The Windowsill Into An Awesome Feature For Your Home

Wondering what else you could do to make your home more beautiful and welcoming? There’s one particular little space that often gets overlooked when …

Google makes it easier to delete the search, browsing and viewing history it keeps on you

Google is making it easier to see the search, browsing and YouTube viewing history it keeps on you, to delete any items you don’t want included, and to stop the company from logging your activity in future …<p>It’s doing this to comply with new European privacy regulations, known as the General Data …

6 Money-Saving Habits to Steal from Smart Homeowners

If you're a homeowner, the threat of a big, unexpected expense might be keeping you up at night. But if that's what you're losing sleep over, you're …

Skip your pre-sandals pedicure with this genius baking-soda hack

The sudden arrival of seasonal warm weather (and the welcome influx of vitamin D) can leave the best of us unprepared for sandal season. Haven’t had …

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

The skills that every teen should learn before they ever get a cellphone

Being a teenager is like waking up every morning in a house of mirrors. You're everywhere and nowhere at once, trying to pinpoint which version of …

Your 5 Biggest Home-Buying Mistakes, According to a Realtor

This former realtor shares common home-buying errors.<p>Today, I don’t work in real estate, but I was an agent for many years during my 20s and early …

One Thing That Agents Wish They Could Tell Their Buyers

Have you ever wondered what your real estate agent is thinking — like <i>really</i> thinking? Well, now's your chance to find out.<p>Agents have to stay pretty …

6 Insider Secrets That Only Contractors Know (But Won't Tell You)

If you are a homeowner, odds are that you have tried DIY repairs to save money. If you are not aware of the secrets that the pros use, you are more …

Who was here first? A new study explains the origins of ancient Indians

A new paper authored by 92 scientists from around the globe that was posted online this weekend could settle some major questions about the subcontinent’s history and what that means for various theories of Indian civilisation. The paper, titled “The Genomic Formation of South and Central Asia,” …

Anthropology

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

If you’ve had enough of “Mom, mom, mom, mom, <i>mooooom</i>!” this little trick is for you.<p>We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with …

Improve How You Feel by Changing Your Attention

Selective attention determines your experience and you can control it.<p>Most people think that the things that have hurt us in life are what cause us …

8 Signs Your Partner Is Tolerating You Rather Than Accepting You

There's nothing worse than feeling like you're with someone who just "tolerates" you, rather than fully loves you for who you are. Everyone deserves …

House hunters, be wary: 7 seemingly small flaws may point to a money pit

When Annemarie Kill and her husband, John Duffy, bought their first house in Chicago’s Galewood neighborhood in 2003, the duo knew it needed some cosmetic work — in fact, they were excited to redo the bathrooms and kitchen to make the home their own.<p>Little did they realize that the back of the …

Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

“Don’t boil the ocean,” Terry said as he slapped a tall stack of papers on my desk. “Just tell us what we need to know.”<br>I was staring at a serious …

Financial Services

WATCH: This Super Cheap Hack Will Make Your Bed Sheets Feel Like a Million Bucks

The only thing we love more than a good hack is a low-cost hack, and the brilliant minds behind TruTV's <i>Hack My Life</i> series just served up a serious …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Cooking

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

16 Newborn Hacks Every New Parent Needs in Their Life

Having a newborn is a crazy ride, but it doesn't last for that long (just remind yourself of that when you're looking for the light at the end of the sleep-deprived tunnel). To make this fleeting time in your and your baby's lives a bit smoother — so that you can focus on the cuddles and kisses — …

If a man has these 9 qualities never let him go, scientists say

There are certain traits that the majority of heterosexual women look for in a man: kindness, GSOH, an understanding that the fight for gender …

Relationships

If you’re considering home ownership, here’s what you should know

If you’re considering homeownership, here’s what you should know.<p>Get prepared for the costs involved<p>Down payment<p>You likely need money up front for a …