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Learn The Lingo Of Construction Project Costs

<i>By Anne Higuera, Houzz Contributor and Home Builder</i><p>When you buy a jug of milk or a loaf of bread, the price is clearly marked. Even products that have negotiable prices, like cars and properties, can at least be seen, touched and inspected before you buy them.<p>But when you tackle a building or …

The Perfect $10 T-Shirt

<b>For most men</b>, the plain white T-shirt is both an essential and an afterthought. The vast majority of American men—perhaps you included—buy plain white T-shirts in packs of three or six, use them exclusively as undershirts, and don't think a whole lot about them until it's to buy another pack. But …

This Infographic Shows You How to Organize Your Fridge

We throw a lot of food away each year and much of that comes from food going bad due to less-than-ideal storage. We've talked before about how to …

The Questions That Will Save Your Relationships

When I was a mama of three very tiny, very messy, very beautiful rug rats, we had DAYS THAT WENT ON FOR LIFETIMES. Craig left at 6:00 a.m. every morning and as I watched his showered, ironed self leave the house I felt incredibly blessed and thrilled to have so much time alone with my babies and …

Parenting

Finding Self Acceptance in the Mirror of Anger, Blame or Disappointment

<b>Has anyone upset you lately?</b> When I get rattled, generally it's by folks who:<p>1. Blame others (and won't change themselves)<p>2. Judge & criticize (and won't change themselves)<p>3. Use anger & superiority to cover fear (and won't change themselves)<p>There's a theme, I know.<p>Here's one way to fix their …

11 Simple Truths That Will Make Your Life Better Now

By Tamara Jenkins,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/19pn42Z<p><b>1. Some people aren’t always meant to be in your life forever.</b> Whether they’ve been around …

Living Wholeheartedly: An Experiment

Last year the fabulous Seth Godin recommended an audio program by Brene Brown that changed me in so many profound ways. I consider that recommendation and then listening to the audio program one of the highlights of 2013. It is called "The Power of Vulnerability," and I can't recommend it more.<p>Her …