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How to Stop Mice Before They Come in Your House

Make sure mice don't get inside with a bait station outside<p>At my rental properties, I control mice by exterminating them before they come inside. I …

8 things you’re better off buying used

You’ve probably heard buying secondhand is a good way to save more money. And that’s true—if you know how to do it right. That’s because it’s not …

Personal Finance

Make These Steak Kebabs with Garlic Butter for Dinner Tonight — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

There's A Right & A Wrong Way To Use Hyaluronic Acid

When it comes to go-to ingredients for keeping skin hydrated, hyaluronic acid frequently gets the top spot on must-have lists. Often referred to as …

Skin Care

The frugal traveler’s essential list of budget travel hacks

That chatty seatmate who can’t help bragging about how he paid chump change for the same flight that set you back a paycheck. The email offering a rock-bottom sale on the room you just prepaid as nonrefundable. The Caribbean cruise you got for next to nothing, but then you maxed out your credit …

Tourism

How to Beat a Drug Test, According to Experts

Some of the detoxifying drinks may work.<p>I like to consider myself a pro on beating drug tests because I’ve passed numerous—even some close calls—while on probation, in prison, and on parole. I would have only tested positive for weed, but a dirty for marijuana could’ve sent me to “the hole” for 60 …

Drug Test

8 Things I Regretted About My Japan Visit (And How You Can Enjoy Your Time Better!)

Now more than ever, the number of people who decide to spend time in Japan is dramatically increasing. More and more new travelers head to the Land …

Japan

I Read the 1936 Book That Launched Warren Buffett's Career and It's Truly Inspiring

Dated? Yes, of course -- it's 82 years old. But it's also surprisingly inspiring.<p>Warren Buffett is probably the most successful investor in American history. He credits a 1936 book called <i>One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000</i> (which he found in the library when he was 7 years old) with giving him his …

Great Depression

The 38 Essential Osaka Restaurants

Where to find fancy Japanese steaks, loaded okonomiyaki, chewy udon, and fluffy Dojima roll cake in Japan’s second-largest city<p>Japan’s second-largest city has long been nicknamed “the Nation’s Kitchen,” so it’s natural that its biggest draw is the cooking. Food is in Osaka’s blood — “<i>kuidaore</i>,” …

Japan

Tandoori Chicken Wings

4–6 servings<p>These spicy, tangy wings benefit from just 2 hours in the marinade, but if you’ve got the time and the determination, a full 8 hours will make magic happen. The yogurt tenderizes the chicken as it sits, so the further in advance you make this recipe, the better!<p>July …

Recipes

20 New UNESCO Sites to Add to Your Bucket List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) selects various sites around the world to protect and preserve their …

United Nations

Thai Grilled Cornish Hens with Chili Dipping Sauce (Gai Yang)

For our take on Thai grilled chicken, we started with Cornish hens, which are similar in size to the hens traditionally used by chicken vendors in …

BBQ

Andrew Carnegie, On Achieving Wealth And Prosperity

Andrew Carnegie was one of our nation’s first entrepreneurs. In the late 19th century, he was the mastermind behind the growth of the steel industry. Carnegie made his fortune building the Carnegie Steel Company, which he later sold to J.P. Morgan. Having amassed outsized wealth, often cited as one …

Self-improvement

Suze Orman's 7 Rules for Retirement Success

Change your actions—and your language.<p>Knowing the right moves to make—and those not to make—is only one aspect of a successful retirement plan. The …

Retirement

No plumber, no problem: Conquer drain clogs with these 4 cleaners you can make from pantry staples

There are few things more annoying at home than clogged and smelly drains. Calling a plumber is expensive and inconvenient. Commercial drain cleaners …

Cleaning

Critics Have Spoken—These Are the 9 Best Shows on TV Right Now

Summer, traditionally devoid of television premieres, now boasts some of the most anticipated shows of the year. Without a doubt, we can thank …

TV

Meal Prep Hack: This Is How Long You Can Keep Meat in the Fridge and Freezer

There's nothing worse than having to toss spoiled food that you recently prepared or just bought. To avoid that kind of situation, Shannon Eng (aka caligirlgetsfit) shared a handy cheat sheet on Instagram showing the optimal storage times for beef, chicken, and salmon. Use this as a reference to …

Food

5 Magazines Worth Your Time: Wellness Edition

<i>With winter just around the corner, it’s a good time to start thinking about our overall wellness and how we are going to stay healthy despite the onslaught of germs, cold weather, and other immunity challenges. Before summer winds down and time speeds up again, check out the following Flipboard</i> …

Work Stress

The Art of Eye Contact: 4 Best Approaches for Any Interaction

Impressions are formed in seconds based on how you use your eyes.<p>As a communication specialist, I can tell you how to craft compelling presentations, share powerful stories, and build brand messages. All that work is worthless if you violate one cardinal rule of body language: making eye contact. …

Public Speaking

9 Secrets to the Best Steak You’ll Ever Cook, According to Professionals

Want to learn how to cook the best steak you’ve ever had? After chatting with the executive chef team at Longhorn Steakhouse, we think we know what …

BBQ

60+ Popular Restaurant Dishes — Hacked!

From Magnolia Bakery's classic vanilla cupcakes to Red Lobster's addictive Cheddar Bay Biscuits, we've rounded up the best restaurant copycat recipes. (Some even come straight from the source!) Keep reading for 68 tempting options, but be warned: you're about to get very, very hungry.

Olive Garden

The 7 Warning Signs Renters Always Miss In Their Lease

Shopping for a rental property can be downright exhausting, but—unfortunately–the work isn't over once you think you've found a keeper. Before you …

Real Estate

8 Vocab Apps That'll Make You Sound Smarter

With all of the awesome app games on the market, it's hard to separate the best from, well, the pointless. And while some of us may revel in crushing …

Apps

This Japanese Facial Massage Will Totally Transform Your Face In One Minute

As a beauty editor, I've had the privilege of trying all sorts of professional facial treatments, but regardless of what spa I'm at or what …

The Best Yellow Cake Borrows a Trick From the Box

We weren’t a cake family. We were a cookie family, a brownie family, an ice cream family, an ice cream cake family. But not a cake cake family. So it goes without saying that, as a child, cake fascinated me.<p>Sort of like how we weren’t a PB&J family and, one day, I insisted <i>that</i> is what I wanted for …

Dessert

How to Make Bread Without Turning on Your Oven

Bake without breaking a sweat<p>It is entirely too hot to turn on my oven. I can count on one hand the number of times I've roasted something since May. …

Flatbread

Cool Urban Houses Built On Narrow And Deep Sites

Densely-populated cities have lately started a trend that redirects people away from the desire to have large and lavish mansions and towards …

Architecture

Ina's Chocolate Cake Dessert

This chocolate cake is a perfection when it comes to chocolate desserts! Well moist, rich, and creamy, this dessert is ideal for chocolate lovers and …

Stop Acting Like You're Going To Live Forever

Everyone knows someone who always appears to be frantically busy. Too busy sweating the small stuff. Too busy to take on new opportunities. Too busy to enjoy themselves.<p><b>“Busy” is not an indicator of success. “Busy” means ineffective time-management or poor prioritization.</b><p>The attitude of “it will be …

Time Management

How to Accomplish More in 4 Days Than Most People Do in 4 Weeks

Practice and self-control are key.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all know that it takes hard work to achieve our goals. And in the world of business and entrepreneurship, we often hear how we must be willing to sacrifice weeks, months, even years of slaving away to …

Time Management