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How to Calculate Your Home Equity—and Why It Matters

WE’VE ALL DONE IT—that mental calculation where you try to figure out how much you’d clear if you were to sell your house and pay off your mortgage. But it can be more than just an idle exercise. Even if you never sell your home, the equity you have in it can help you pursue important personal …

Personal Finance

Canada's Marijuana Oversupply Concerns Just Got Worse

Capacity expansion is in overdrive, and that's not necessarily a good thing.<p>These are exciting times for marijuana stock investors. For the first …

Cannabis

Watch High End: Our Documentary on Luxury Weed

With California transitioning from medical marijuana to legalizing it for recreational use, the market for weed is evolving. More and more brands are …

Men's Fashion

What Are Moonrocks? Learn Everything About The Worlds Strongest Weed

Moonrocks are one of the most expensive nugs you’ll find on the menu of your dispensary, and for a good reason. It’s the most potent way to smoke …

Glossary of Joinery

Girt To Post Joinery<p>The most basic joint in timber framing is the <i>Mortise & Tenon</i> joint, illustrated here in the Girt (beam) to Post connection. Many …

6 Things Bad Bosses Always Fear (but Great Leaders Always Do)

It could mean the difference between success and failure.<p>Peter Drucker famously said: "Culture eats strategy for breakfast."<p>The quote was actually attributed to him and made famous in 2006 by Mark Fields, chief executive at Ford. Twelve years later, it's corporate-speak for purpose-led and …

Leadership

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

20 Painted Ceiling Ideas That Change Everything

The ceiling is usually a neglected space in room design, but it certainly shouldn’t be. Why settle? With the right wallpaper or shade of paint (and a …

Interior Design

6 Ridiculously Quick Home Repairs Any Guy Can Do

Don't let DIY projects drive you mad. It's time to get handy, man<p>Some home-repair projects swallow up a whole weekend. Others take less time than the trip to the hardware store. Have a few minutes to spare? Then use them to upgrade everything.<p><b>1. SILENCE A CREAKY DOOR IN 5 MINUTES</b><p><b>You need:</b> Spray …

Home Improvement

Remodeling 101: What to Know About Installing Kitchen Cabinets and Drawers

Installing kitchen cabinets isn’t a job for your average homeowner. Think about the total weight of all the ceramics, glassware, and appliances …

Kitchens

DIY Pergola – Get Yourself An Outdoor Living Room

DIY Pergola – Get Yourself An Outdoor Living Room<p>Change is always good as it reminds us that anything is possible. The concept of diy pergolas is a …

Landscaping

How to Grow Plants from Cuttings - Organic Gardening

Grow. Food. Anywhere. (Hardie Grant, 2018) <i>by Mat Pember and Dillon Seitchik-Reardon goes through every fruit and veggie you can think of, giving you</i> …

Gardening

The Confluence

Asia Travel

The power of compounding ~ Get Rich Slowly

Shares 196<p><i>So much</i> of financial success involves good habits practiced over long periods of time.<p>Yes, you can still have a positive impact on your …

Retirement

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

Lips

Creating a Hand-Rubbed Lacquer Finish

There are numerous advantages to a lacquer finish. A properly completed lacquer finish is clear, durable and dries very quickly. By hand-rubbing your …

24 Lemon Desserts with a Delicious Twist

Juice your lemons for all they're worth with these sweet citrus recipes.<p>Shake up traditional lemon bars (add lavender!) and lemon pie (try it …

All Parents With Young Kids Should Know About These 23 Hacks

How to handle finger paints, blocked sinuses, and muddy strollers like a boss.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

6 Ways You Can Start Your Own Business While Working a Full-Time Job

Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down the fort while you get your company off the ground.<p>Are you looking to start your own business? Before you hand in your notice at your day job, you might consider holding down …

Small Business

5 steps to creating an uncluttered home

It will instantly bring a sense of calm to your living space.<p><b>Step into an uncluttered home and the first thing you notice is the calm, tranquil atmosphere.</b><p><b>Even if you're not a natural minimalist, the careful choice and placement of furniture, along with a few simple decorating tricks, will help you</b> …

Tutorial: Scrap fabric cuff bracelet

This cuff bracelet is quick and easy to make, and is a great way to use up both fabric and interfacing scraps. Each one has three individual fabric …

Sewing

How to Sew a Button: Your 60-Second Guide | The Art of Manliness

You might think that sewing isn’t a manly skill, and rely on your mom or wife to replace buttons for you when they’ve popped off a shirt or pair of …

The Most Important Decorating Tip for Selling Your Home

The internet has plenty of tips for selling your home quickly: Most offer last-minute solutions, such as fixing cosmetic issues or adding a few coats …

Selling

Sweet Potato & Parmesan Muffins Are the Perfect Side

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 375°F. Coat the wells of a standard 12-cup muffin pan generously with cooking spray; set …

Breakfast

Apple and Date Charoset Truffles

Charoset is a traditional Passover food that is typically a paste made from various fruits and nuts. It symbolizes the texture of mortar, which the …

Sewing Machine Presser Feet - What Are They and How to Use Them

A presser foot is a very changeable part of your sewing machine which allows you to tackle different tasks with ease. Learn about different presser …

Sewing

Banana Bread Tiramisu

Amazingly delicious banana bread tiramisu! In general, this dessert does keep well for several days, but if you intend to serve them several days …

How to choose the best carpet for your home

You’re already two years past the honeymoon and you and your husband just found out you’re pregnant. Of course, this finally has to happen when you …

10 Self-Watering Planters That Make Gardening SO Much Easier

It’s never been trendier to have a lush, plant-filled home. With snake plants popping up all over Instagram and the “jungalow” look going strong, it can seem like everybody is a total natural when it comes to keeping plants alive. But here’s a secret: Even the most forgetful plant lover can bring …

Gardening