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10 Simple Ways to Increase the Value of Your Home or Investment Property

Have you heard the one about an 'Ikea bedroom miracle'?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a real estate investor, author and podcaster, I'm often asked if it is "too late" to buy real estate. After all, prices have climbed dramatically over the past several years, and …

Real Estate

How to Style Your Home Like a Staging Pro

Home stager extraordinaire Meridith Baer gives the lowdown on creating a dreamy space (even if you don't plan on moving).<p><b>1. Pick the perfect paint color:</b> When you go to pick paint, either go for a perfect shade of white, a color that flatters every skin tone, or go for bold in a dark shade of red …

55 Inspiring Small Kitchens You'll Absolutely Fall In Love With

Even tiny kitchens can have serious style.<p>These charming and stylish designer kitchens have the fabulous inspiration you need to spice up your tiny cooking space.

Elite: Dangerous Is The Ultimate 'Water Cooler' PC Game

Probably the highest praise I can pay Elite: Dangerous is that it’s been a genuine struggle forcing myself to stop playing long enough to write about it. That’s because of the limitless stories that happen so organically while pirating/space trucking/Han Solo’ing your way through Frontier …

Fanfiction

The App That Makes It Incredibly Easy For Hackers To Break Into Your iPhone Just Got Even Scarier

The update allows users to break into iCloud accounts that have two-factor authentication enabled, the company announced on Thursday ( via Engadget ).<p>Two-factor authentication is a security system you can set up with iCloud, Gmail, and other online services.<p>It requires that you type in a one-time …

Apps

Galaxy Note 4 (left) iPhone 6 Plus (right)

Galaxy Note

Meet the 11 ambitious startups from TechStars Austin’s 2014 demo day (roundup)

Now in its second year, TechStars Austin’s accelerator program definitely managed to top itself with the latest batch of graduating startups presenting at yesterday’s demo day event. This year’s crop included companies focused on homemade beer brewing, truly painless tax return filing, and an …

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. Galaxy Note 3

Size<p>Not much of a difference in size – or appearance, for that matter. The new model is just a hair longer and thicker.<p>Weight<p>The Galaxy Note 4 is …

Magisto launches Surprise Me to automatically generate videos from your camera roll

Israel-based video app Magisto is set to officially unveil its Surprise Me feature Friday as part of an update to its iOS and Android apps, which …

Now You Can Control Your House From Your Phone: Here's How

Wireless devices that control your lights, temperature, and more are all the rage. Get in on the trend with these best buys.<p>Imagine it: You're headed home and, with a few taps on your smartphone, you preheat the oven, tweak the thermostat, turn on the porch light and start a load of laundry. Sound …

With Mailbox, Dropbox moves beyond its cloud-storage beginnings

"The core promise of Dropbox has to evolve into this world where information lives in more formats than just files and folders."<p>Gentry Underwood, Dropbox's head of design<p>"In the mobile era, the apps that win are the ones that are less like a Swiss army knife and more like a hunting knife."<p>Gentry …

Essential Small-Space Living Tips

Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>It’s All About Custom From an NYC Perspective (or...<p>Don’t overthink the process of creating ambiance in your living space: Today’s gadgets make kicking back a …

Small Spaces

Samsung Wants To Play With Google And Apple In Mastering The Smart Home

The smart home space has been moving fast this past year. First, Google scooped up Nest for $3.2 billion in January and then Apple announced HomeKit for developers to safely hook up connected gadgets to the iOS. Now Samsung looks to be making a major move with a potential acquisition of startup …

The buried Mac setting that can save your inkjet's color ink

It feels like my Canon Pixma inkjet is perpetually low on ink -- color ink, in particular. One of the three color ink tanks seems to be always low or out of ink.<p>I often print a document in color when I don't need to because the grayscale option is buried in Preview's print window. If it were on the …

OS X

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Portrait Analysis Reveals That The Human Face Can Express At Least 21 Emotions

How many human emotions can you capture on camera? According to a study by researchers at Ohio State University, the number is <i>at least</i> 21.<p>Throughout …

Before and After Pictures of NY Storefronts Document a Decade of Gentrification

In a city like New York, buildings and their façades can change seemingly overnight. So, what happens to the face of “the city that never sleeps” …

Low-Carb? Don't Starve: Veggie Alternatives to Pasta, Rice and Bread

I'm a devout carnivore. Meat is still what's for dinner most days "chez nous." So a low-carb, high-protein diet suggested by my doctor sounded perfect for me.<p>But a few weeks in, I got tired of the same old "meat -- eggs -- veg" routine. Granted, there were a few "fruit" days. And I learned to turn …

Sprint launches more prepaid options, including smartphones with no data plans

Prepaid has been very good for Sprint(s s), so good that it runs multiple no-contract services from the Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile brands as well …

Yota's latest E Ink smartphone takes a great idea and makes it pretty

YotaPhone is an Android smartphone with a regular touchscreen on one side and an E Ink display on the other. It's been around for well over a year now, and in our time with previous prototypes we've been impressed with its premise, if not Yota Devices' execution. At MWC this year, the Russian …

Brilliant Door Design Flips Over to Open and Close

Vienna-based Austrian designer Klemens Torggler has crafted a revolutionary piece of architecture that allows one to enter and exit a room by shifting a multi-panel door, known as <i>Evolution Door</i>, to an adjacent position without a floor track. Instead of having to install additional components for a …

Demonstration

Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain by Wiel Arets Architects

The Refined Architecture of the Jellyfish House in Marbella, Spain.<p>Wiel Arets Architects have designed the Jellyfish House located in Marbella, …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

7 Places Where You Can Still Go Off the Grid

<i>This post was authored by Lauren Hunter (Vayable.com).</i><p>I banned Christmas in 2013. I know what you're thinking: <i>How could you do that to Santa?!</i><p>After last year's battle of overanxious crowds and snappy sales clerks, I couldn't look at one more overcrowded shopping mall or department store sales …

Farm-to-table

Why you mad, bro? Richard Sherman didn't do anything wrong

Richard Sherman spoke his mind following the NFC Championship, and once again was labeled as everything under the sun. But why?<p>At this point, you know what Richard Sherman said following the Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers. If not, you can go ahead and watch it …

Shrimp Etouffee Recipe - Spicy Creole/Cajun Shrimp Sauce on Rice - Frozen Shrimp Tips