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5 Best Historic House Museums in New England

When architectural writer and longtime New England resident William Morgan lived in Kentucky, old houses were what he missed most about the region. …

Lose Weight and Lower Blood Pressure With DASH Diet

What we want is to not need the Doctor. Though I don't think we can avoid these highly trained professionals, we can use their services only for …

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the sleep of the biggest of kids adults, too.<p>Sleep experts recommend establishing a bedtime routine, both to calm and relax you as you get ready to sleep …

17 Pieces of Map Wall Art to Satisfy Your Wanderlust

We’re craving an adventure. From following fearless women travelers on Instagram to drooling over pretty passport covers, we’re ready to start booking flights to our favorite destinations. Unfortunately, for some of us that vacation is a ways off. So in the meantime, why not bring the world to you …

Wall Art

5 Stocks Insiders Love Right Now

<b>Radius Health</b><p>One biopharmaceutical stock that insiders are active in here is <b>Radius Health</b> (RDUS), which focuses on developing novel therapeutics for …

6 Student Loan Mistakes You're Going to Make

Student debt comes in all shapes and sizes, but everyone should be concerned with their student loans, whether their balances are big or small. It doesn't matter if you have competitive rates and will be free of debt with very little effort, or if decades of monthly payments stand in the way of …

Stock Market Major Selloff Looms

The latest record highs in the US stock markets have unleashed astounding complacency. Traders are utterly convinced that the past couple years’ …

Stock Markets

3 Costs Investors Must Control

The cost to invest in mutual funds is often couched in terms of expense ratios and commissions. These are important structural costs and certainly worthy of your consideration. However, other costs are not so obvious that can eat deep into your investment return. It’s wise to know what those costs …

6 stocks to buy and hold for the next decade

"Forever" is always the ideal holding period, at least in Warren Buffett's battle-tested investing philosophy.<p>If you can't hold that stock forever, truly long-term investors should at least be able to buy it and then forget it for 10 years.<p>On that note, we asked a panel of Motley Fool contributors …

3 Ways to Keep Your Emotions from Wrecking Your Portfolio

Remember, we aren't hard-wired for investing success.<p>Humans aren't designed to be successful investors. When things are going well, our brains lull …

Sense Sleep Tracker

A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise pollution and humidity can all play a role in the …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

22 of the Most Colorful House Plants That Are Hard to Kill

Nothing adds a splash of color to the home like fresh flowers, especially when you don’t have a backyard or garden of your own. But if you’re looking for something more permanent than a bouquet, it’s time to explore the world of house plants. We’ve had a look at the many green plants you can add …

Plants

How-To: DIY Coral-Inspired Paper Lamp

With so many low-temperature lightbulbs on the market right now, paper lamps are definitely on the rise in practicality and popularity. And, with a little folding, twisting, and cutting, you can make some really fantastically organic shapes that produce really interesting interactions between light …

40 Amazing Foyers That'll Welcome You Home

Wanna come over?<p>You know what they say about first impressions. Make sure the entryway furniture, paint color, and seating you choose send the right message (as in, "Wow, you live <i>here</i>?"). These incredible foyers will get you on the right track.

Interior Design

Stop Criticizing and Start Creating

For a time in high school I thought of myself as a movie critic. I got in the habit of complaining about films, pointing out their every flaw. Whatever the problem -- shallow characters, unrealistic story, sloppy cinematography, overdone score, lack of tension, unbelievable plot -- I slammed …

10 Winning Recipes for the Big Game

<b>1. Texas Beef Chili</b><p>With fork-tender chunks of beef enveloped in a deep, spicy and smoky sauce, Texas beef chili is essentially a chili-flavored beef stew. It's a world apart from the typical ground beef chili made with beans and tomatoes. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Grilled Chicken Wings with Seasoned Buffalo</b> …

How to Meditate Lying Down

There are two modes of Son Buddhist meditation: "Son in the midst of stillness" and "Son in the midst of commotion." I simply call them the "quiet" and "active" modes of meditation. Quiet meditation commonly refers to traditional seated meditation but includes any meditative form where you're not …

You Can Buy These Die-Cast Models of Terrible '70s and '80s Cars

Your model-car collection needs a Lincoln from the Carter administration. RELATED: Performance Pretenders: 10 Malaise-Era Muscle Cars<p><i>(Credit: All Photos by NEO Scale Models)</i><p>Let's face it: The thrill of adding another bazillion-dollar supercar to your scale model collection faded in middle school. …

The Easiest And Most Delicious Work Lunch Ideas You'll Find On Pinterest

Let's be real for a second -- lunch at work sucks. Monday through Friday you're faced with the same question: whether to eat your tired old sandwich or spend your lunch break waiting in line at a trendy (read: expensive) salad shop. At this point, the thought of eating another PB&J could probably …

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Fairy Garden

PhoneType: Photochemical Prints With a SmartPhone<p>Recycled DVD's Mosaic Resin Tray<p>Starting a Handmade Business<p>I love this fairy garden! The layering …

Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins and Oxytocin

<i>Image Credit: Pixabay.</i><p>We might not have a money tree, but we can have a happiness tree. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins are the quartet responsible for our happiness. Many events can trigger these neurotransmitters, but rather than being in the passenger seat, there are ways we can …

What Are Literature, Philosophy & History For? Alain de Botton Explains with Monty Python-Style Videos

Once upon a time, questions about the use-value of art were the height of philistinism. “All art is quite useless,” wrote the aesthete Oscar Wilde, …

Chapter 6 --Brief Humanistic and Existential Therapies - Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse

The Humanistic Approach to Therapy<p>Humanistic psychology, often referred to as the "third force" besides behaviorism and psychoanalysis, is concerned …

RPGs

Our Top 18 Recipes for Appetizers Served on Sticks

When it comes to serving food on sticks, the possibilities are seemingly endless! Present your guests with any of these 18 fabulous speared snack recipes and they’re sure to raise a toast to your ingenuity — after all, these grab-and-go snacks will leave them with a free hand. Looking to add a pop …

Cooking