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40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Clean Dryer Vents or Waste Energy and Risk a Fire<p>A plugged dryer vent will cause your dryer to run inefficiently, and …

Home Improvement

10 Natural Makeup Brands You Should Know For Spring 2018

We're ready for you, spring.<p>For some of us Canadians, it seems as if spring will never actually get here. But while we wait for warm weather, why not …

How to Perfectly Arch Your Eyebrows

We all wish we woke up with full, arched eyebrows, but the reality is that most of us need the help of tweezers and a brow pencil to shape our own …

67 Unique Gifts Under $10

Need to get a really affordable present for someone but don't want to come off looking like a total cheapskate in the process? While finding the …

32 Clever Quick-Fix Beauty Products With A Cult-Following On Amazon

There are times when our regular beauty routine isn’t cutting it — whether it’s an unexpected blemish or a tattoo that you want to cover up for a …

I’m a Financial Advisor Who Works With Wealthy Families — Here Are 8 Things I Make Sure Every Teen Knows About Money

Getting an early start is critical to building wealth.<p>For most teens, financial planning is a topic far from top of mind.<p>School, sports, and social …

How to Earn Passive Income: 15 Ways to Consider

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might …

Personal Finance

A Pro Makeup Artist Gave Us A Bunch Of Really Good Tips For Every Skill Level

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

The Best Family Hikes in the U.S.

Finding a hike that's easy enough for youngsters and still enticing for adults can be difficult, but there are several worthwhile hiking trails …

Hiking

The Only Southeast Asia Travel Itineraries You'll Ever Need

<b>Southeast Asia. The land of majestic views, awesome beaches and unimaginable adventures. You’ve decided on a trip to Southeast Asia and now you’re</b> …

Where to Eat and Drink in Tokyo

One of the benefits of frequently traveling to Southeast Asia for work is flying through some of the region's major hubs and taking a day or two to enjoy the local cuisine. But while I've spent countless hours exploring hawker centers in Singapore, dim sum in Hong Kong, and Korean barbecue in …

These Under-$10 Beauty Tools Will Legit Change Your Life

Whether your go-to look is gym makeup, no-makeup makeup, or Instagram makeup, there are a few beauty tools you should always have on hand. A fully-stocked beauty toolbox is...

5 Startups Changing How Americans Buy Their First Home

The antiquated mortgage process is getting a digital upgrade.<p>House-hunting starts online these days, with a visit to Google or Zillow. That initial search might lead to a FaceTime “open house” or uncover a 3D house tour. But put in an offer, and the process quickly turns analog. The hunt has gone …

Actor Tobey Maguire seeks $3 million for micro-compound in Santa Monica

Actor-producer<p>Tobey Maguireand his estranged wife, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, have listed their artful compound in Santa Monica for sale at $2.995 million.<p>The three-house property centers on a 1920s home that was remodeled and expanded by architect Ruben Ojeda for a previous owner. As part of …

Real Estate

Beauty Must-Have: These Color-Changing Lip Balms Are Smarter Than the Rest

All of the others just deliver the same baby pink shade.<p>One of the secrets to a winning formula is the element of surprise—something about a product that looks like x, but turns out to be y, is just more fun (especially when y is cooler than x). It's why we all got into mood rings, rainbow gel pens …

Makeup

Meet the Woman Behind Cool Ethical Label Reformation

<i>Insta-chic and eco-friendly, Reformation has thoroughly infiltrated Hollywood’s cool-girl crowd. Cofounder Yael Aflalo tells Emily Holt the secrets to cult success.</i><p>A few years ago Yael Aflalo, an entrepreneur and former model who in 2009 launched her Reformation label in the back room of a store in …

Articles about super smart super green prefab may be future suburban living on Dwell.com - Dwell

The architecture firm superkül and home builder Great Gulf create a prefab with a self-regulating indoor climate.<p>Economic meltdown aside, if you’re still thinking about plunking down some hard-earned cash on a new HDTV this holiday season,...<p>Multifamily housing projects that meet Passive House …

Prefab Homes

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 …

Architecture

One Sneaky Way to Boost Your Mood

<i>This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.</i><p>A person’s walk is a good indicator of how he or she is feeling—a slumped, sluggish gait might …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

50 Great Books That Will Change Your Life

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The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …