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10 things to watch out for the first time you view a home

Spot the good, bad, and expensive before making an offer<p>The first walkthrough of a home is when potential owners get that gut feeling and come with their buying wishlist in tow.<p>And while you’ll know if a potential home meets your basic requirements—from the number of bedrooms to the availability of …

Home Improvement

Washing Machine Hoses Selection, Care and Installation

Water damage from a burst washing machine hose is one of the leading insurance claims in North America. If you have a hose burst, hopefully you'll be …

Home Improvement

The Top 25 Smartest Dog Breeds

Did your pup make the list?<p>While all dogs make for best friends, some are, um, more lovably clueless than others. But when it comes to working intelligence (i.e. following commands), certain types stand out from the pack. After surveying almost 200 dog-obedience judges, psychologist Stanley Coren …

Pets

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

TOP 10 MOST AMAZING PLACES ON EARTH, MUST SEE ONCE IN LIFE

The World is beautiful place. It is a full of amazing places that everyone don’t know they really exist. There are many amazing places on Earth that …

Pap smear guidelines: Here’s how often you actually need a pap smear

Pap smears used to be a no-brainer: You’d see your ob/gyn for your yearly wellness check and would get an annual Pap in the process. But …

20 Productivity Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

From note-taking to goal setting, check out these helpful tools.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re taking notes, following up on emails or prepping for a meeting, with technology these simple tasks shouldn’t bite into too much of your time. Luckily, there’s …

9 Hard Things You Have to Do to Move Forward with Your Life

Maybe it’s the life lessons I was forced to learn the hard way, or the toll of loss and failure I had recently endured, but a decade ago, in the …

Top 10 Useful Websites you should know

There are millions of websites around the world and it is difficult to know each and every website we have picked some of the websites among them …

When You Factor in Family Duties, the Average Working Mom Works 98 Hours a Week

Working moms, and moms in general, don't get enough credit for all that they do, which is pretty much work <i>all the time,</i> even when they're not getting …

5 reasons why you’ll want a smart pet door

Smart pet doors, also called electronic pet doors, come with a bunch of features that can make the life of a pet owner <i>much</i> easier. Here are five features that will make you want to install one this weekend. (The products mentioned below are examples of what to look for, not specific …

Pets

29 Easy And Unexpected Ways To Make Your Home A Better Place

Break out the ruby slippers because there's about to be NO place like home.

The top 5 IT certifications that will increase your salary

Want to move up the ladder in your tech career? Here are five certifications that can help you earn more money.<p>While a candidate's experience trumps …

7 Signs You Have Too Many Toxic People In Your Life

A lot of us don't realize how many toxic people we're involved with. But whether we can see it or not, the psychological toll of dealing with toxic …

Self-help

21 Of The Best Rugs You Can Get On Amazon

Scratched up floor? Dogs slipping on your hardwood? Hiding a secret trapdoor? Get a rug!<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Foods that can suppress appetite, aid weight loss

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether it's turning to supplements, juices or new challenging workouts, it seems everyone is looking for the magic weight loss bullet. But sometimes, losing weight may just be a matter of tweaking your diet -- and eating foods that work for you, not against you.<p>Though none of these foods …

Nutrition

How to spot if your dog is depressed, and what you can do about it

There’s nothing like a good scratch.<p>However new research has shown that far from the picture of satisfaction and contentment, itching and scratching is a tell-tale sign of depression in dogs.<p>Scientists discovered that dermatological issues are not only one of the most common health problems among …

10 questions to ask mortgage lenders

When determining how much you can borrow, lenders may consider your income level compared with debt, your employment status and your credit history. …

Your 401(k): 10 things to find out

Starting a new full-time job? If your company offers you a 401(k) plan, you may have decisions to make. If you don’t know the answers to these 10 key …

Get Rid of Strong Kitchen Smells With These Easy Tricks

If you live in a small space, then even the smallest of smells can be a big problem. The way my apartment is set up, whenever we decide to cook bacon …

Coffeemakers

10 Easy Pieces: Wood Flooring for Decks

Wood flooring is an instant fix. Lay slatted wood tiles in a grid on a flat surface to transform a balcony, deck, or concrete pad into an inviting …

Garlic Bread-Grilled Cheese Combines Two Beautiful Things

When two classics become one.<p>Back when Dominique Ansel shot to fame over his Cronut, I couldn’t help but think I had missed a marketing opportunity. Not long before, I invented my own wildly delicious hybrid carb: <b>the garlic bread grilled cheese.</b> (Is “invented” an appropriate word for something that …

Recipes

How to reverse type two diabetes

Most of us know that eating healthily is important, but many people don't fully appreciating the importance of fuelling their body correctly until it …

Luxury living room storage furniture you'll love!

Getting enough storage furniture in your living room can be a tricky task, especially if you don't want to negate style for practicality, but there …

How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Change Your Life For the Better

Vinegar is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a food …

Canada by Rail: 5 Great Canadian Train Adventures

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

10 phrases truly confident people don’t use (too much)

Can you fake confidence?<p>The truth is, lots of people use the trick of "faking it" til they make it when it comes to confidence.<p>Confidence is an …

The Right Type of Flooring for Every Room in Your Home

Wood wins the prize as America’s favorite hard-surface flooring type, outselling vinyl, porcelain tile, and every other ­option, according to …

Learn How to Fix Faucet Drips, Leaks, Noises and Low Water Pressure

Today’s water faucets have become more sophisticated, and the task of installing or troubleshooting these faucets has become more difficult. The …

Home Improvement