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Top 15 Bathroom Remodel Ideas, Costs, and ROI Details for DIY Enthusiasts in 2016

Your bathroom is the first thing you see every day. Bleary-eyed and groggy. And you are tired of it! What can you do? First, come up with between …

10 Heat-Tolerant Plants That Will Survive (And Thrive) This Brutal Summer

These beauties will survive and thrive in the heat.<p>We hear it's going to be one hot summer, people. Prepare your garden for the temps to come by choosing flowers that are super tolerant of extreme heat, harsh sunlight and dry soil.

5 Incredibly Simple Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Empower Their People

How less work--not more--will help you become a better leader.<p>As a parent, one thing I've learned is the importance of empowerment. Unless you want your kids to rely on you forever--and worse yet, never move out--you have to give them the tools they need to survive and then let go. In my …

Bill Gates

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

To Seize the Future, Create a Leadership Circle

A global pharmaceutical company was about to lose the strategic advantage of several blockbuster drugs coming off patent. In five years, the revenue shortfall would be significant. The senior commercial and scientific directors formed a “circle of leaders” comprised of 23 senior managers who had no …

Management

How to Build a Simple Raised Bed (Even If You Think You Can't Garden)

There are a whole lot of reasons to build <b>raised vegetable gardens</b>—the kind that sit above ground within a frame made of wood or other material. If …

Gardening

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Nobody wants your filthy house, and other tips for selling your home from the 'Property Brothers'

When it comes to getting the best price for your house, there might be no higher-profile experts than Drew and Jonathan Scott, the personable hosts of several HGTV series including the long-running "Property Brothers."<p>The 38-year-old twins started their real-estate ways while still in college, …

10 Renovation Mistakes Everybody Makes—and How To Fix Them

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneur Courses: Learn How to Start a Business With (Almost) No Money

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Entrepreneur has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>“You don’t need the money, you need a better strategy.” Has anyone ever told you this? Does it sound like a far-out theory that …

Small Business

How to Choose the Right Paving and Decking Material

While lawns have their place, at least part of the garden floor needs paving or some kind of hard surface to make it easy to move around in, and to create outdoor sitting and dining areas. In smaller gardens, every inch of space is valuable, particularly if you like to entertain outside. A hard …