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An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

The Home Depot Logo

1<p>Measure and Cut<p>• Cut the 2- x 8-inch x 8-foot lumber to the following lengths: (2) at 64-inches and (2) at 35-inches.<br>• Cut the 5/8- x 5-1/2-inch x …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

A Minimalist, Rick Joy–Designed Farmhouse in Vermont Asks $9.25M

A dramatic mix of locally sourced cedar shingles and stone from nearby Lake Champlain helps integrate Woodstock Farm into its surrounding landscape.<p><i>Woodstock Farm is listed for $ 9,250,000 through Architecture For Sale. See the full listing here.</i><p><b>Know of a home for sale or rent that should be</b> …

Architecture

I Tried ‘Peaceful Parenting’ and It Turns Out I’m an Angry Dad

Dr. Laura Markham’s parenting method requires parents to turn away from discipline and look critically at their own desire for control.<p>By<p>Mar 30 2018, …

Parenting

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

A Seed Story

<b>Contributed by Peggy Harris</b><p>In the cool basement of a farmhouse outside Philadelphia, Owen Taylor is carefully counting seeds, some tinier than a …

Urban Agriculture

Move over, Titchmarsh: Why 19 year-old YouTuber Huw Richards is the future of gardening

There’s a new kid in the herbaceous border and he’s an online horticultural sensation<p><b>Name:</b> Huw Richards.<p><b>Age:</b> 19.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Young. Attractive. Online.<p><b>Of course he is. What is he doing there? Assisting in the decline of civilisation by engaging in hurtful pranks, propagating mindless crazes or</b> …

Gardening

Hygge Supply: The Kit House Reimagined from Northern Michigan

After working in fashion event production for 12 years, Kelly Sean Karcher, who splits his time between Brooklyn and the Leelanau Peninsula in …

Hygge

This New Flask Is Perfect for Taking into the Woods

Gear innovation within the outdoor space has traditionally been aimed at solving one problem: make things lighter. When you’re walking trails and …

Camping

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Self-help

10 Ideas to Steal from Organic Gardens Around the World

Organic gardening by definition makes everything happier. Instead of growing plants with the help of harsh chemical fertilizers and pesticides, …

Landscaping

It’s Time to Tell Your Kids It Doesn’t Matter Where They Go To College

When my daughter Jora was in high school, she went to a talk I gave on the adolescent brain, during which I pointed out that high school grades don’t …

College & University

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …

Happiness

Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades'

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation and overconsumption are driving us over the edge<p>A shattering collapse of civilisation is a “near certainty” in the next few decades due to humanity’s continuing destruction …

Geography

Top Color Schemes Trending in Spring 2018 for a Smart Home Makeover!

Spring cleaning is a huge thing for some of us. It is an annual tradition where everyone rolls up their sleeves and helps a little. Of course, …

Plant-Loving Millennials at Home and at Work

When Summer Rayne Oakes’s roommate moved out of their apartment in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, she was left with more than just a vacant bedroom.<p>“All of a sudden the apartment felt so cold and empty,” said Ms. Oakes, 33. “I needed to find a way to make the space feel warm and full of life again.”<p>Her …

Real Estate

Best Margarita Jell-O Shot Recipe - How to Make Margarita Jell-O Shots

• In a small saucepan, add limeade and sprinkle over gelatin. Let bloom, 2 minutes. Turn heat to medium and whisk until gelatin is dissolved. Remove …

Abyssinian Banana Overwintering

It became one of my favorites the moment I saw it - big dark leaves, strong stem, overall tropical look and not-prohibitive price.<br>Abyssinian Banana …

tropical plants in containers | Dirt Simple

Waiting to plant seasonal containers until the soil and night temperatures warm up in our zone is an idea of considerable merit. For those of you …

Tether Yourself: The Enlightening Talk Parents Aren’t Having Can Keep Teens from a Damaging Drift

<i>“I’ll take your hand when thunder roars<br>And I’ll hold you close, I’ll stay the course<br>I promise you from up above<br>That we’ll take what comes, take what</i> …

Selfies

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Beautiful Yet Practical Rug for the Kitchen — Kitchen Floor

Whether it's a runner between the island and the cabinets, a small mat in front of the sink, or a full-size rug covering up hardwood, adding a rug to …

Home Decorating

6 Big Garden Trends We're So Excited to See This Year

Here in New York, it's still chilly outside, but there are occasional signs (like that one 70 degree day) that spring will come someday. To get …

Gardening

Hardscaping 101: Driveway Paving

When designing a garden for a client, I consider every piece in the puzzle: the homeowner, the location of the house, the architecture, the current …

30 Old-School Parenting Rules That Still Apply

Tried-and-true childrearing wisdom never goes out of style.<p>We walked to school alone, rode our bikes across town, and knew talking back to our …

Why the secret to nailing an interview is the exact opposite of what everybody thinks

Congratulations, you’ve made the short list of candidates for your dream job. Now all you have to do is pass the final test: <i>How do I walk into the</i> …

Samsung’s new TVs are almost invisible

At an event in New York March 6, Samsung showed off its latest top-of-the-line televisions. But, depending on which ones you were looking at, you might not have seen much.<p>Samsung’s new QLED line of 4K TVs features a technology the company is calling “Ambient Mode.” Before you mount the TV, you’ll …

‘When we saw the house, we thought it was too good to be real’

A couple scores the ultimate midcentury time capsule<p>For people who love old homes, a time capsule—a house that remains mostly unaltered since construction—is the ultimate find. After all, as years go by, remodeling and trends have a way of erasing original details.<p>But the definition of an …

The High and Tight Military-Inspired Haircut

<b>The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with award-winning barber and founder of The Lions Barber Collective charity,</b> Tom Chapman, to help young men …