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By Michael Hiatt | Lifestyles, Real Estate, Opinion

Drink This Turmeric Tea Before Bed (And These 20 Things Happen To Your Body)

<b>Turmeric tea is one of the most beneficial and delicious drinks you can consume during the day, as this incredible healthy beverage has innumerate</b> …

10 Real Estate Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2016

Nearly everywhere you turn, you hear news of the rebounding housing market. Not only is it bouncing back, but it’s also making a huge comeback with …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Bathrooms

7 Helpful Tips for First-time Homebuyers

Looking for a new home can be a pretty exciting task. With that much money on the line, it's worthwhile to read up on the process before you set out. …

Stand Out! Ask Me How...

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Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>Nestled in an urban forest surrounded by a residential neighborhood in the hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is a beloved cultural attraction that was starting …

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10 Ways to Overhaul Your Curb Appeal

Give an exterior a whole new look is as easy as focusing on the front door.<p>01 Of 10<p>01 Of 10<p>Haute Hedges<p>Huge potted hedges draw the eye up, enhancing the grand feel of this entrance while also adding a sense of intimacy. The stately double front doors in Alex Hitz's Beverly Hills, California, house …

The 10 Best Beaches in The World

From Hawaii to New Zealand, the most beautiful vacation destinations in the world.<p>01 Of 11<p>01 Of 11<p>Clifton, South Africa<p>The mansions and beach houses that dot the cliffs along Clifton in Cape Town might attempt to overshadow it, but the natural perfection on display steals the show. Hire out Villa …

16 Crazy Bedrooms That Break The Mold

From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.<p>From a remote-control pull-out bed to custom-made double bunks, these 16 dramatic bedrooms are true showstoppers.

Bedrooms

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

<b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just taste best when homemade. The good news? You master these 24 …

Foodies

The 16 Most Bizarre And Beautiful Homes We've Ever Seen

A look at one-of-a-kind homes.<p>01 Of 16<p>01 Of 16<p>Everingham Rotating House<p><b>Taree, Australia</b><p><b>Background:</b> This octagonal house can rotate a full 360 degrees with the touch of a few buttons.<p><b>Why It’s Unique:</b> A rotating drive consisting of 32 outrigger wheels and powered by two 500-watt electric motors are …

10 things billionaires won’t tell you

<b>1.“We just get richer and richer.”</b><p>The past 35 years have been a period of extraordinary wealth creation by billionaires, according to a new “2015 Billionaire Report” by UBS/PwC. Some 917 self-made billionaires have created fortunes over that period. “Only the ‘Gilded Age’ at the beginning of the …

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14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>01 Of 15<p>01 Of 15<p>Tile<p>Designer Jay Jeffers used "an abundance of glass tiles" from Waterworks in the guest bathroom of a Sonoma house, covering the entire floor and the wall behind a pair of Waterworks sinks. The amber stripes "break up this large space." Deco …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Mozart to discover what it …

Leonardo Da Vinci

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

11 Statement-Making Front Doors

Set the tone for your home with a welcoming front door. Here, we take paint color cues from some of our favorite tastemakers on Instagram.<p><b>Idea #1:</b> Choose a color that compliments your brick and matches your shutters.<p><b>Idea #2:</b> Bring personality to solid brown stucco (and shock your neighbors) with an …

Inventory Shortages – The Next Bubble?

While my company has an international reach, many of my clients are based in the Puget Sound area of Washington State which is currently a very hot …

Real Estate

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James Keach buys condo in Santa Monica for $4.4 million

James Keach, who produced and acted in “Walk the Line,” has bought a condominium in Santa Monica for $4.4 million.<p>The remodeled unit has high ceilings, multiple terraces and patios, a fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a dining room, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,817 square feet of living space. …

Real Estate

Home affordability sees biggest drop since 2004

There is a downside to rapidly rising home prices: declining home affordability.<p>The share of new and existing homes affordable to median-income …

Fewer homes repossessed by lenders in October

Fewer U.S. homes are completing the foreclosure process and ending up repossessed by banks because investors are increasingly buying up properties …

Real Estate

5 least affordable housing markets (and most affordable ones, too)

Even though the average San Francisco-area resident earns a six-figure salary, median home prices are so expensive that only a small percentage can afford to buy a home there. That makes San Fran the least affordable major housing market in the nation, according to National Association of Home …

Real Estate

Relax. Rates Won't Go Up Unless Yellen Wants Them To.

Janet Yellen will be pushed to defend the Fed’s easy-money policies on Thursday when she appears before the Senate Banking Committee for hearings on her nomination to succeed Benjamin Bernanke as chairman of the nation’s central bank.<p>The Fed has a dual mandate, of course: To stimulate full …

Finance

18 Rooms with Breathtaking Views

Vistas of the ocean, mountains, pools, and, gardens.<p>01 Of 18<p>01 Of 18<p>Waterfront<p>"I love a glamorous bathroom," designer Marshall Watson says. He turned the master bath in a Naples, Florida, house, into a spa-like oasis with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Waterworks cast-iron tub, a custom vanity with …

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7 Smart Steps Every New Homeowner Should Take

Turning the key in a lock that no landlord has access to, reading in a hammock in your own backyard and painting your dining room bright red - what …

10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People

Brad Waters, <i>Guest Writer</i> <b><br>Waking Times</b><p>Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for <i>Psychology Today,</i> wrote in her article “The Art …