Eric Lau

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Your Best Options When Choosing A Bathroom Door Type

Bathroom doors are often overlooked when, in fact, they actually play a very important role in the room’s interior design and the ambiance created …

10 Hacks for Your Kitchen Island

In most kitchens, islands serve one of two purposes. One, they provide extra counter space in a small kitchen. Two, they fill up space in a large …

Remodeling 101: Butcher Block Countertops

Warm and accommodating, butcher block is an affordable countertop material with a lot going for it. Maintain them regularly and butcher block …

Countertops

10 Things You Can Toss Without Thinking Twice

No, that stockpile of hangers will never come in handy.<p>We get it: Getting rid of your stuff is <i>hard</i>. Not only does it take time and effort, but then there are so many emotional connections to contend with, too. But some things are so trivial, they're not worth saving. So if you crave more space, but …

Minimalism

30 Dreamy English Gardens That Feel Like a Fantasy

There's even one that features real, live palm trees.<p>It's no wonder the royal family is so fond of garden parties. With bright blossoms and lush topiary displays everywhere you look, it's hard not to fall in love with England's many gardens. Better yet, you can live out your fantasies of being a …

English Gardens

Hydrangeas: 10 Best Flowering Shrubs to Grow

Hydrangeas, like clothes, go in and out of style, says Michael Mauro, curator of the plant family collections at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. …

8 Signs Your House Is Just Waiting to Be Robbed

These seemingly innocent things might peg your home as an easy target.<p>The FBI reports that a home in the U.S. is burglarized every 15 seconds. And it's the little things that might be tipping them off. "The majority of thieves are impulsive and don't look much beyond the opportunities that they …

Weed Wisdom: What 10 Common Weeds Are Trying to Tell You

Listen up! Your weeds are trying to tell you something.<p>Like all varieties of plants, individual weeds thrive in particular conditions. Some like it …

Lawn Alternatives for the Modern Yard

Water conservation, drought-resistant plants and low-maintenance upkeep are all growing priorities in the world of modern gardening. Having trouble …

9 Surprisingly Stylish Utility Spaces

Because these rooms serve a singular purpose, they're often overlooked. But these home owners have us rethinking their design potential.<p>Because these rooms serve a singular purpose, they're often overlooked. But these home owners have us rethinking their design potential.

8 ways to make the most out of your customer data

Everyone talks about the importance of big data. But many organizations, although they collect and store customer data, do not put that data to good …

Predictive Analytics Builds a More Agile Business

As organizations find themselves awash in growing volumes of data, there's a need to focus on actionable intelligence through predictive analytics.

Improving Customer Loyalty with Data & Analytics

You don’t win customer loyalty solely by the “wow!” factor. You win simply by delivering on customer promises and resolving everyday issues.<p>According to research from CEB’s book, <i>The Effortless Experience: Conquering the New Battleground for Customer Loyalty</i>, two major factors affect customer …

Why You Must Store Your Own Analytics Data

Many 3rd party tools are awesome to help with your analytics. You still need analytics data that you control to work well as a product team. Read the …

How Healthcare Big Data Analytics Is Tackling Chronic Disease

June 09, 2015 - Chronic disease management is the most expensive, fastest growing, and most intractable problem facing healthcare providers in every …

20 Gorgeous Two-Sided Fireplaces For Your Spacious Homes

If your home is spacious enough to have room partitions built right inside, then you can create a two-sided fireplace with a lot of ease. Between the …

Elements To Include In A Kid’s Treehouse To Make It Awesome

In order for the kids to actually enjoy their treehouse it has to include features they love. So the obvious approach would be to let the kids design …

Eat Better, Live Longer

The Smart Guy's Guide to Nutrition for Better Health<p>It’s a fact: You are what you eat. Think you don’t have time to make high-quality, nutritious foods a daily diet staple? Think again. Choosing the right foods assures that you’ll not only have the energy to power through the day, you’ll also get …

How to Pick Up Good Habits

Most people want to develop good habits like doing yoga before work, eating breakfast and saying "hello" to the elderly neighbor they see each morning.<p>Most people want to develop good habits like doing yoga before work, eating breakfast and saying "hello" to the elderly neighbor they see each …

How To Start A Running Habit When You're Totally Out Of Shape

I want to start running, but I hate running and am really out of shape. How do I start?<p>Here are a few tips that got me to add miles to my days and …

The Brain

The 16′ Origami Kayak You Can Bring Anywhere

Oru Kayak started when designer and founder Anton Willis had to put his fiberglass kayak into storage. Sketches, models and prototypes led to the …

10 Things You Should Never Do to Your Lawn

During a summer of discontent about 20 ago, I cut lawns to survive. Actually, that was the job of Gary, Rick and Tony. I was more the Wench of Weed …

Rhode Island

How Feng Shui Works

­Whether you're looking for balance and harmony in your home, office or diet, feng shui is the latest (by Western standards, anyway) miracle cure for …

Home Decorating