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Today Will Be The Longest Day Of The Year. Here Are 6 Interesting Facts About The Summer Solstice

Earth is made up of weird anomalies; there are places like Reykjavik, Iceland that have less than 4 hours of sunlight during the winter and then …

Astronomy

This Is the Single Most Important Leadership Trait, According to Hundreds of Founders

Do you possess this crucial leadership quality? If not, here's how to get it.<p>Transparency. Passion. Communication.<p>You know that they're all important traits of effective leaders. But are they the <i>most</i> important qualities?<p>Not according to a recent study conducted by The Alternative Board, which …

Employment

Landscape Architect Visit: The California Life, Outdoor Living Room Included

When it came time to retire, Steven and Dee Dee Kim knew just what they wanted. They would leave their home in Tiburon, California near San …

6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

How Real Estate Investors Spend the Most and Make the Most Money

If you’re not a newbie in the real estate investment world, then I’m sure you’ve heard about the criticism people have about real estate–<b>it costs too</b> …

Silicon Valley Upstart Opendoor Is Changing The Way Americans Buy And Sell Their Homes

In the summer of 2015, Ranjit Bosu, a 46-year-old systems administrator at General Motors, got the opportunity to transfer from Phoenix to Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Natasha, 41, put their home on the market, asking $335,000. Three months passed, as potential buyers came and went without …

iPhone lock screen hack means your pictures and contacts may be accessed without a passcode

Hackers can bypass iPhone security and access photographs, contacts and address books on devices with no need for a password, according to a report.<p>Hot For Security's Graham Cluley revealed that Siri - iPhone's voice-activated software - can help hackers bypass an iPhone's passcode.<p>The hacker needs …

What's It Like To Be Rich? Ask The People Who Manage Billionaires' Money

What are the lives of the planet's wealthiest people really like?<p>Several years ago, sociologist Brooke Harrington decided to find out.<p>She knew she'd have a hard time gaining access to the world of the über wealthy, so she did something unusual: She took courses to become a wealth manager.<p>In the …

Google's ad-tracking just got more intrusive. Here's how to opt out

Google now has the option to combine everything it knows about you from its Gmail, YouTube and other applications - including personally identifiable …

Privacy

How Much Home Can I Afford? Find That Magic Number Here

Long before you start asking yourself what <i>type</i> of house you want -- condo or house? Craftsman or Ranch style? -- you should ask yourself a more pragmatic question: How much home can I afford?<p>After all, it's no secret that your dream home can quickly turn into a living nightmare if you're struggling …

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Meet the crowdfunding site making it possible for everyone to invest in real estate

Getty Images<p>Savvy investors know that commercial real estate can potentially make for an incredible investment, generally offering higher rental income, lower ownership costs, and longer leases than residential real estate.<p>And as a long-term investment, it can generate a steady cash flow, increase …

This Is the Salary You Need to Buy a Home in U.S. Cities

So, where's the most affordable place to buy your first home? Pittsburgh came out on top, with a salary of $32,390.09 needed to afford a property. …

Home Improvement Tips for Making your Home Secure

Our homes are very important to us. We store all of our most valuable items in our home, so it’s natural fear that one day we may be the victims of a …

What is a Good Cash on Cash Return for an Investment Property?

You would rarely hear anyone talk about cash on cash return outside the world of real estate investing. Most other investments such as stocks are …

Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

The Owners, a couple in their mid-70's, purchased this home to start their lives together. They got engaged after they bought the house, and got …

Architecture

Airbnb, Uber, and Others Used 'Time Collapsing' to Skyrocket From Zero to Millions

Fast-growth companies speed up success by incorporating digital tools and breakthrough innovation into the core of their business.<p>In 2007, Airbnb appeared on the scene and completely changed the world of travel and hospitality. But unbeknownst to its three, 30-something founders, they forged a new …

Business Strategy

San Francisco's housing bubble is collapsing under its own weight

San Francisco Unified school district, which employs about 3,300 teachers, has been hobbled by a teacher shortage. Despite intense efforts this year - including a signing bonus - to bring in 619 new teachers to fill the gaps left behind by those who'd retired or resigned, the district is short 38 …

How to Renovate Your Home From Someone Who Made All the Mistakes

What I didn’t know about selecting a contractor is that my husband and I were handpicking an incredibly intimate relationship; we were not only …

On a Budget? Do This One Thing to Instantly Upgrade Your Home

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Killer Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

<b>Simple Ways to Stage Your Home to Sell</b><p>These days, staging your home to sell is almost as essential as making the beds before a viewing. A few decades …

14 super-busy startup founders share their single best productivity tip

Imagine if you could get twice as much work done by 5 p.m. every day.<p>For most people, improving productivity means more business growth, better health, less stress … and better odds of reaching those big, scary goals.<p>In this post, busy CEOs and founders of 14 fast-growing companies shared how they …

Trend Alert: A Luxury Version of Black & White Minimalism

Black & White is a timeless color combination. But through the times, this <b>color scheme</b> has been adapted to <b>different interior design styles</b>. If some …

Interior Design

Avoid these 11 massive time wasters to build a successful startup

When you're building a startup, the last thing you have time for is wasting time; hundreds of tasks need your attention and the founder who's using time most efficiently wins.<p>We asked some seasoned entrepreneurs who all have built successful companies to share their top tips for avoiding the huge …

Give Your Home A New Look With These Beautiful Wood Accents

A wooden interior theme can instantly make your home look chicer and inviting with warm accents. What’s also great about it is that you can make …

3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market

Don Oparah Contributor<p>Don Oparah is the CEO of Venture Aviator.<p>Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of …

Real Estate

Dallas shooting suspect stated he wanted to 'kill white officers'

Bomb making materials discovered at home of Micah Johnson, sniper who killed five police officers and injured seven others<p>Desperate pleas for unity and calm reverberated around the US after five police officers were killed and seven injured when a sniper opened fire on a peaceful protest in Dallas, …

New Real Estate Bubble?

Out on the town I'm always asked a few questions about real estate, mostly "How's the market?" It's the follow-up question where it really gets interesting.<p>The last seven years have seen a surge in the metro Denver real estate market as record numbers of buyers look for homes, which in turn has …