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How Much Should I Have In My 401k At 50?

<b>Summary:</b> The above average 50 year old who cares about their retirement should have at least $500,000 in their 401k and closer to $1,200,000 if …

Chip and Jo’s First Post-Fixer Upper Flip Just Hit the Market, and It’s Totally Affordable!

Finally! A Gaines project we can afford!<p>It’s here, y’all! Chip and Joanna Gaines’ first post-<i>Fixer Upper</i> flip has hit the market in the Waco area, …

50 Modern Homes With Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

As a bridge between indoors and outdoors, floor-to-ceiling windows introduce light, views, and a contemporary touch to homes of all sizes.<p>While being inherently modern, floor-to-ceiling windows can also solve practical problems, such as allowing residents to enjoy the outside from the comfort of …

Architecture

Laguna Residence

Laguna Beach, California<p>L.A. transplants settling in Laguna needed to transform a two-story duplex into a single family home. Our plan included removing walls, adding new spaces, and creating a fun but neutral palette. The deep blues and putty tones on the walls and cabinetry added depth and …

6 Hallway Hacks to Turn Them Into Usable Space

Put your corridors to work as storage, seating, or gallery space with these ideas.<p>Hallways don't just have to be connective space—they can serve a multitude of functions despite the challenges that their long, narrow proportions present. Below, find a practical guide to making hallways that aren't …

Hacking

Y House

Austin, Texas<p>Originally built as a ranch-style house in 1962, the remodeled Y House is sensitively designed to weave into the fabric of the Sherwood Oaks neighborhood in South Austin while simultaneously providing a fresh and modern way of living. Conceived by the architect-clients as an investment …

Bouldin Creek House

Austin, Texas<p>Located on a narrow site in the sought after Bouldin Creek neighborhood, this modern farmhouse creates a link between the existing residential typology and the modern homes currently being developed throughout the area. There is a careful consideration of proportion throughout the home …

5 Houseplants You Can’t Kill

Bring the outdoors indoors to reduce stress, boost your mood, and improve productivity.<p><i>"My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them." —Mitch Hedberg</i><p>Let’s face it: keeping houseplants alive (real or, in Mitch Hedberg's case, fake) isn’t always easy. After your second or third plant …

Plants

Best Books of 2017 : NPR

Use the filters below to explore more than 350 titles NPR staff and critics loved this year. (You can also combine filters!) Want even more recommendations? Check out our favorite books from 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008<p>Filter by: ו <i></i><br>Clear filters<br>• Staff Picks<br>• Biography & …

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The Other Reformation: How Martin Luther Changed Our Beer, Too

On this day 500 years ago, an obscure Saxon monk launched a protest movement against the Catholic Church that would transform Europe. Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation changed not just the way Europeans lived, fought, worshipped, worked and created art but also how they ate and drank. For …

Beer

The Only 3 Vanguard Funds You Need to Build a Portfolio

How many Vanguard funds does it take to build a complete portfolio? No, this is not a lead in to a riddle or a joke, but rather the beginning of a …

Beautiful Babylon: Jewel of the Ancient World

History Magazine<p>Ruled by Hammurabi, restored by Nebuchadrezzar, conquered by Cyrus—this city in the heart of Mesopotamia was both desired and despised, placing it at the center stage of the dawn of history.<p>This story appears in the January/February 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic History</i> …

Ancient History

Duck, Death and the Tulip: An Uncommonly Tender Illustrated Meditation on the Cycle of Life

“When you’re dead, the pond will be gone, too — at least for you.”<p><i>“Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love,”</i> Rilke wrote in contemplating how befriending our mortality can help us feel more alive. …

These are the apps Apple thinks you should use to manage your money

ETFs (exchange traded funds) in particular, are changing the way many young people are investing in the market. In the past 10 years, ETFs, which usually have lower costs than mutual funds, have gone from $230 billion in assets to around $4 trillion in early 2016. And many startups are trying to …

Here's how much you should have saved up for retirement by now

Everyone knows that they need to save money for retirement. Eventually.<p>So the question, really, is just how much should you be saving at <i>your age</i> to retire comfortably?<p>In their Guide to Retirement, JP Morgan Asset Management outlined answers that might help you visualize how much you should have in …

'Back to school' for parents in Singapore

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1168000/1168158_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524719545_415b3d34078857bf045e2fbea9bc9af3<p><b>It's early on a Sunday morning but "students" in Singapore are buckling down to solve mathematical problems as they prepare for primary school …

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Articles about bright personality filled home built budget austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of architects designs a Hamptons vacation house that subverts tradition.<p>A budget home embraces custom details fit for a family of five.<p>Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from …

Articles about bar method on Dwell.com - Dwell

When plans for a prefab home flopped, Rian and Melissa Jorgensen were introduced to Jonathan Feldman of Feldman Architecture,...<p>Designer Jennifer Siegal’s own house is a modest 1920s Spanish bungalow on the leeward side of busy Lincoln Boulevard in Venice,...<p>A few weeks ago I attended a press event …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

Rustic Cabins Comprise This Impossibly Idyllic Hotel in Norway

Set in a beautiful stretch of fjord country about 250 miles northwest of Oslo, the Juvet Landscape Hotel is the kind of place you could not even dream up.<p>When Dwell visited in late June, snow still capped nearby peaks. Rushing waterfalls streaked the steep slopes. A glacier-blue river cut through …

The 10 Best Books of 2014, According to Everyone

Year-end "best of" lists are great for things like pop culture moments, celebrity snafus, or provocative photographs. But when it comes to a best-of …

CloudScreener Helps You Decide Which Cloud To Use, Raises 600,000 Euros

What cloud should you host your applications on? That question is getting harder and harder to answer as more players join the fray and as existing companies continually add new features and change their prices. CloudScreener wants to help you by asking you a couple of basic questions about your …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Cooking

Can eating meat be eco-friendly?

<b>Every year we raise and eat 65 billion animals, that's nine animals for every person on the globe, and it's having a major impact on our planet. So what meat should we eat if we want to be eco-friendly carnivores? Is it better to buy beef or chicken, free range or factory farmed? As Dr Michael</b> …

The 42 'Best' Vintage Liquor Ads from Bon Appétit

Our favorite liquor ads that appeared in Bon Appétit in the '50s, '60s, and '70s.<p><b>In the early years of Bon Appétit</b>, the magazine covered wine and spirits as much if not more than food. It's fitting, then, that the archives are full of not only quirky articles and outrageous recipes but also some …

Classic Cars

Atheist Philosopher Peter Boghossian’s Guide to Converting Believers

Eager to share the good news that there’s no god? Here’s the book that will teach you how to persuade unsuspecting believers that scientific …

How Working Remotely Changed My Life (and Can Change Yours, Too)

<i>Justin is the Product Manager for Industry Mailout. He’s passionate about building products that delight customers, and also blogs on justinjackson.ca and tweets via @mijustin</i><p>Working remotely is a hot topic of debate these past years. Many companies are beginning to allow the flexibility to help …

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