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15 Stylish Houseplants That Actually Thrive In Low Light

Hard to kill, easy on the eyes.<p>(Be cautious if you have pets, though — some of these can be toxic.)

Plants

How the Rule of 72 Can Help Double Your Money

Double Your Money With This Simple Financial Rule<p>How the Rule of 72 Can Help You Build Wealth Without Much Risk<p>Updated May 10, 2018<p>Do you want to …

Investing

How To Pay Off Your 30-Year Mortgage In A Fraction Of The Time

The housing market has been going up, and as a result, a lot of investors and homeowners are finding themselves benefitting from substantial appreciation on their home values. Investors often approach me with the problem of too much “lazy” equity in their homes.<p>Sophisticated investors know the …

Personal Finance

My 14-Year-Old Daughter Watched Porn And It Changed Our Lives In Ways I Never Imagined

One fateful night in November 2014 my then-14-year-old daughter woke up my husband and me at 2 a.m.<p>Crying and visibly distraught, she whispered, “Mom, I have to tell you something.”<p>Those dreaded words are guaranteed to jolt even the deepest sleeper into full-alert mode. Immediately my mom brain …

Parenting

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street-occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing

The Hottest Houseplants for Spring (and How to Care for Them)

Not everyone was born with the gift of a green thumb, but there’s no denying that plants have a magical way of completing a room. And it’s not just …

An Open Letter To My Shelter Dog's First Owner

Yesterday we put our dog down. When I say “our,” I mean me and my husband ― but also you, our dog’s first owner.<p>For the more than eight years that I’ve known Lestat, I’d held contempt for you. Less than a week after his fifth birthday, you left him at the shelter with the excuse that you were …

The Interstitium, the Largest Organ We Never Knew We Had

The human body was thought to have 79 organs—until researchers stumbled on a strange phenomenon that could turn medicine and what we thought we knew …

I didn’t understand male privilege until I became a stay-at-home dad

When my wife returned to work after parental leave, I took my first trip to the grocery with two kids, not knowing I would return home feeling like a hero. On a Monday morning, I pushed the green cart with flame decals through the second set of sliding doors and toward the deli. My 3-year-old son …

Parenting

12 Epic High-End IKEA Hacks That Totally Had Us Fooled

Look, I know IKEA. And usually, I can spot one of their products from a mile away. But every once in a while I'll see a hack that's so clever, so …

Hacking

What You Need To Know About Kids' Screen Time Right Now

WATCH: Three little rules that can help your kids cultivate a healthy relationship with screens.<p>Our latest NPR Ed video takes on that question so many parents are asking: How much time should my kid spend looking at phones and screens and tablets and TVs and ...<p>In a nutshell (and inspired by food …

Kids

Should you pay extra to insure your rental car?

As with your personal vehicle, when you rent a car you want to make sure you have adequate insurance coverage for damage to the rental, damage to the …

24 Documentaries To Watch If You Want To Be ~Changed~

"Are you still there?" — Netflix, this weekend<p><i>Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Fair Trade

9 Secret Shortcuts of People Who Are Good at Everyday Math

Even in an age of smartphones, crunching numbers quickly — and getting good at it — can give you snappy, useful answers to pressing real-life math …

Mathematics

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

How to stop junk mail and save trees — and your sanity

Many people love to hate junk mail — and they have lots of different ways of quantifying their disgust. The Sightline Institute says each American receives an average of 41 pounds of junk mail per year. New York University says 5.6 million tons of junk mail end up in American landfills every year. …

Identity Theft

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

What Not To Say To The Terminally Ill: 'Everything Happens For A Reason'

Kate Bowler's new memoir, <i>Everything Happens for a Reason And Other Lies I've Loved,</i> isa funny, intimate portrait of living in that nether space between life and death. In it, she shares her experiences with incurable stage 4 cancer and gives advice on what not to say to those who are terminally ill.<p>…

Cancer

Deepen Your Understanding of Construction and Materials With These Online Courses

How much do you wish you knew about carpentry, solar energy or masonry? Leonardo Da Vinci said, "the noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." …

Engineering

What I wish I’d known before hiring an architect

Lessons learned from a bumpy renovation<p>I’m writing from a freshly renovated one-bedroom apartment in an elegant 90-year-old building in Brooklyn. My partner and I bought the unit at the start of 2017, inspired by its large windows, 12-foot ceilings, and friendly neighbors. On the down side, the …

Home Improvement

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I’m Officially Serving Them With Everything

When we first discovered melting potatoes, we weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety …

Girls Auto Clinic Owner: 'I Couldn't Find A Female Mechanic, So I Had To Learn'

Patrice Banks is now a mechanic, and the owner of a successful auto clinic, but there was a time when she avoided taking her own car in for routine maintenance.<p>"I was afraid I was going to be taken advantage of," she says. "I was tired of feeling helpless and having to go talk to a guy."<p>Banks, who …

Luxury Lifestyle

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

1<p>Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when choosing a contractor?<p><b>A:</b> Number one: choosing the contractor based solely on price. It may …

Home Improvement

Ranking The Best New Shows On Netflix You Can Stream Right Now

There are two shows worth checking out this week.<p>For the weekend of May 5, Streamline recommends “Dear White People” in the top Netflix spot for the first time. It’s a relief that a great show has finally come along to unseat “Collateral” from its eight-week-long perch in the top spot.<p>This Netflix …

Entertainment

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Plants

12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camping Sites

More than 700 miles of trails wind through Montana’s crystalline lakes, jagged mountain peaks, and ancient glaciers. Go now, before they vanish …

Fudgy Brownies

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Heat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. Line the pan with 2 crisscrossed pieces of parchment …

A Guide to Etsy for Handcrafted National Park Traveler Gifts

Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no …

Peek Inside These Cozy Backyard "Escape Pods"

Not everyone is cut out to be a permanent member of tiny house club. However, the thought of being holed up in one of these cozy rotating "Escape …

Make This Honey-Garlic Skillet Chicken ASAP

Your search for an irresistible chicken dish is over. These chicken thighs have perfectly crispy skin, thanks to the hot cast iron skillet, and are …