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How to Make an Indoor Self-Watering Herb Garden

No green thumb required.<p>Start an herb garden indoors with a planter that will keep your herbs hydrated and blooming all year long.<p><b>What you'll …

Gardening

10 Ideas to Steal from Midcentury Modern Gardens

Midcentury modern garden design evolved alongside the breathless optimism of America’s suburbs. In those postwar decades, the prospects of having …

Mid-Century modern

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

Kitchens

Expert advice to ace container gardening this summer

I need some advice on the best practices to use for gardening with containers. I want to add some color to my patio this summer.<p><i>— Debbie Johnson, Woodstock</i><p>Start by purchasing a high-quality growing medium for your containers. It is best to use a commercial, lightweight, soil-less growing medium …

Gardening

28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28 of our most unique and useful clamping …

Woodworking

30 Award-Winning Pics That Will Change How You See Wedding Photography

They're works of art. 🎨<p>If every picture tells a story, each of these striking wedding photos tells a really good one.<p>Fearless Photographers, a site that showcases the world’s best wedding photographers, unveiled its latest collection of award-winning images last week. Over 10,000 photos were …

Weddings

The 50 Best Movies for Kids

Check out some of the best kid-friendly films of all time.<p>Whether you're planning a family movie night or looking for some kid-friendly entertainment options while you and your partner have a date night (or, let's be honest, catch an extra hour of sleep on the weekend!), nothing spoils the fun like …

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

15 Habits Of Well-Dressed Men

We ask some of menswear's leading experts to tell us what all well-dressed men have in common, and show you how to introduce these desirable habits …

Men's Fashion

How To Grow Unlimited Amounts Of Blueberries In Your Backyard

Blueberries are not only delicious snack but they are also very healthy fruit too. Whether you eat them raw, squeezed in your juice, added to your …

Secret to financial freedom: Why the 50/30/20 savings rule is a win

<i>JOHANNESBURG — In this excellent article, independent financial advisor and asset management consultant Candice Paine outlines some key tips to</i> …

Personal Finance

Announcing Our New Guide to Herbs

With spring under way, we’re excited to announce that our family of Garden Design 101 guides is expanding this week—with our new Herbs 101 …

Best iPhone Apps for Babies and Toddlers

Check out these fun and kid-friendly iPhone applications to keep your tot busy and learning on the go.<p><b>Cost:</b> Free<p>Pick from one of 13 languages to teach your child the names of animals, foods, objects, letters, and numbers. Flashcards are interactive as well, utilizing both spoken audio and animal …

Most Americans Fail at Financial Literacy. Here Are 3 Concepts You Absolutely Need to Know

Need a crash course on finances? We've got you covered.<p>While Americans might have no problem <i>spending</i> money, managing it is a different story. In …

Personal Finance

Jobs to do in the garden in April

Take a look at these jobs to do in the garden in April to help you on your way to a spring-happy outdoor space<p>April sees the arrival of warmer …

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The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Wood

Pine<p>Pine is an inexpensive, lightweight wood that can be yellowish or whitish with brown knots. It's often used for rustic pieces, like …

Probiotics and Gut Health : 5 Important Facts Everyone Should Know

Today, health management through food is a hot topic as consumers continue to look for ways to improve their overall well-being by making changes to what they eat.<p>According to a report published by Schieberg research: “gut health” and “bloating” are some of the popular search terms when it came to …

Microbiology

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Hacking

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

How the new tax law creates a ‘perfect storm’ for Roth IRA conversions

For years I’ve lectured about the wonderfulness of Roth IRAs. While the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) includes one negative change for Roth IRAs, …

Retirement

Healthy Packaged Vegetables to Add to Your Shopping List

Feed the fam—fast! Some of the most nutritious veggies are also the most convenient.<p>Baked and lightly sprinkled with salt, these crunchy Harvest Snaps supply plenty of potassium and some fiber, iron, and calcium. SERVING: 20 to 22 crisps

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

6 Healthy Types of Tea

It’s the world’s most popular drink, next to water—and it’s steeped in health benefits. Here, what six top brews can do for you.<p>Black Tea<p><b>The scoop:</b> …

#houseplant: 10 Best Hashtags to Explore on Instagram

Does it feel overwhelming to try to keep up with Instagram’s houseplant hoarders as their leafy photos flash by in your feed? Here are 10 key …

Plants

19 Little Tricks Guaranteed To Get Your Kids To Read

Here's how to inspire a love for reading books in your children.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Books

66 Things You Can Can Grow At Home In Containers

Growing your own food is exciting, not only because you get to see things grow from nothing into ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, but you also don’t …