Jim Holm

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How to Calculate Spiral Staircase Dimensions and Designs

Spiral staircases save valuable square meters because they occupy a much smaller area than a conventional staircase. With daring shapes and diverse …

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

European Travel

How To Create A (Nearly) No-Risk Fixed-Income Portfolio That Won't Go Down

The traditional paradigm for life insurance and annuities stem from the historical sales tactics including high commissions and questionable features …

10 books you should read if you want to retire rich, according to financial advisers

Retirement planning is a confounding topic — and there's no shortage of books that say they'll show you how to handle it. According to Amazon, there are nearly 5,700 on the subject.<p>Sussing out which of those books are going to really help you with retirement planning might sound like a task better …

Retirement

Paseo Ferrelo

This 3,000-square-foot ultramodern home is situated in Santa Barbara’s coveted Riviera neighborhood, adjacent to a large, natural ravine fraught with mature oak trees. Architect Dan Weber completely remodeled and reimagined the original 1950’s mid-century modern home, and brought new life to the …

Design Mistakes that Bring Your Bathroom Down

When you're designing say, a living room or bedroom, there's room for a little trial and error. (You can always re-paint that wall, or return that …

Living Rooms

TinkerBox / Studio MM Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Nestled in the woods of Hudson Valley, this house was conceived as a car-lover’s dream retreat. A …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Architecture

The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams

A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the inner workings of the mind has important lessons for modern science.<p>Spare a thought for poor Madame Darget. How she must have sighed when her husband bounded over to the sofa in his office where she was attempting to rest. In his hands, he …

The Brain

9 magical products for sensitive skin and how to use them

Winter can be especially tough when you have sensitive skin. Obviously, all that dry air and cold weather is hard on anyone – but imagine trying to …

Soapstone Countertops: Pros and Cons to Consider

When it comes to natural stone countertops, there are more options out there than just marble and granite. If you love the dark beauty of granite and …

Kitchens

Lloyd Wright home with killer Hollywood views asks $2.5M

The 1949 home was designed for an actor<p><i>Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the</i> <i>tipline</i> <i>and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.</i><p><b>Location:</b> Los Angeles, California<p><b>Price:</b> $2,495,000<p>A home by Lloyd Wright—Frank …

36 ideas for stunning modern stairs

You know, there was a time when the most exciting thing you could do with your stairs was add some funky carpet, but now the possibilities are …

Just in time for the new year, some financial planners’ best retirement tips

By Rodney Brooks<p>, Columnist<p>Many Americans don’t use financial planners for all the wrong reasons. Some don’t think they have enough money tucked away. Others don’t even know where to start. In fact, half of Americans don’t know where to turn for ­financial advice. And 20 percent say they have no …

Retirement

10 Stylish Online Home Stores to Help Kick Your Ikea Habit

With the New Year upon us—and with any luck, some holiday cash in your pocket—it's a good time to update your home with something other than an Ikea shelving system (although, if you need one of those, so be it). The trick to having a stylish, thoughtfully appointment pad is to know where to shop …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

A Fabulous Forest Home To Spend Your Golden Years In

After living on a farm for decades, this retiree was ready to move into town to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Located on a Spokane, WA …

Living Rooms

Modern Family Home With Basement Parking And Elevated Floor

The Caucaso House is a private residence designed and built by JJRR/ Architecture in Ciudad de Mexico. The project was completed in 2016 and the …

Architecture

8 Things Successful People Do With Their Downtime

When you think about the hyper-successful people of the world -- the multi-billionaires, the CEOs, etc. -- you probably imagine them working 24/7. And while they might put in more hours than the average person, they always have at least some downtime, or time when they’re not working.<p>Downtime isn’t …

Ten Excellent Nutrition Tips for Better Sleep

Nutrition Articles<p>Ten Excellent Nutrition Tips for Better Sleep<p>“Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” —JoJo Jensen<p>You can add …

Wellness

What are the qualities of a really good spy? – Jake Adelstein – Medium

W<b>hat are the qualities of a really good spy?</b><p>14 years ago, in October of 2002, I interviewed former CIA operative (NOC), Robert Baer. Robert Baer is …

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Longer, Healthier Retirement

Think about your money and your lifestyle.<p>The good news: A recent Harvard study found that life expectancy for 65-year-olds has increased by almost a …

19 simple garden ideas with spectacular results

We gathered 19 ideas to help you improve your garden, for big spaces or small, it doesn't matter, as you will see, you can great ideas that will suit …

31 vintage photos show what New York City looked like in the early 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown was …

Indiana University

10 tiny but perfect bathrooms

Tiny bathrooms can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to design. More often than not, we tend to feel like we're playing a real-life Tetris game …

14 head-turning garden features you can build yourself

You can really set your garden apart just by adding a couple of stand out features, but don't panic that you'll need to hire professional gardeners …