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26 Handy Architecture Cheat Sheets

If you find yourself always looking up the same information, or if you're just starting out and you need to have the basics handy, this post is for …

Infographics

19th-century Park Slope carriage house with airy renovation sells for $6.6M

The sale is one of the priciest in the history of Park Slope<p>Well that was quick. Just three months after hitting the market, the converted carriage house at 77 Prospect Place has snagged a buyer. The property hit the market for the first time in over a decade in June asking $7.5 million. Despite …

This 100-square-foot apartment is absurdly small—but somehow still works

Wowza<p>This impeccably-styled micro apartment, clocking in at just over 100 square feet, proves that anything is possible—and that big city real estate is utterly bananas.<p>Located in Vasastan, a central Stockholm neighborhood known for its parks, the modern unit features super high ceilings, which …

Real Estate

Pacific Heights penthouse with solarium asks $5.1 million

Swoon!<p>High atop this classic 1920s high-rise in Pac Heights sits a penthouse—a true penthouse—fit for any blue blood with a trust fund busting at the seams.<p>Featuring two beds, two and a half baths, and roughly 3,122 square feet, 2100 Green comes with wood paneled office/library, arched doorways, …

Why did Gilded Age mansions lose their luster?

TL;DR: They were expensive—even for the super rich<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Period Dramas</i><i>, a weekly column that alternates between rounding up historic homes on the market and answering questions we’ve always had about older structures.</i><p>Grand mansions are emblematic, if not entirely synonymous, with the Gilded …

9 Powerful Tony Robbins Quotes That Will Redefine Your Quest for Success

Check out the fire walker's words of wisdom to help you realize your potential, both in the office and throughout your life.<p>Motivational mogul Tony Robbins grew up understanding the difficulty of making ends meet, his family often unable to afford Thanksgiving feasts or Christmas presents. Yet, a …

Motivation

The 15 Best Bathroom Colors According to Interior Designers

With names like "Tranquility" and "Borrowed Light," these paint shades are bound to give your bathroom a serene vibe.<p>Whether you embrace the spa-like oasis vibe or opt for dramatic design, bathrooms are so full of decorating potential. Whatever your taste, experts say choosing the right shade of …

26 Books to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

Highly successful people typically work hard, practice the right habits every day and strive for self-improvement, with the latter often coming in the form of a book. If reading is something you're willing to do to sharpen yourself, take some suggestions from more than two dozen executives who have …

University of Pennsylvania

25 Cozy Slow-Cooker Meals That Basically Make Themselves

The ultimate comfort food recipes, right this way.

The Only Dumbbell Exercises You’ll Ever Need

There are hundreds of ways you can use weights to ramp up your workouts. But many basic moves target just one group of muscles, such as the biceps or …

Exercise

15 Plantain Recipes That Are Anything But Plain

The next time you’re looking for a cheap meal that is filling, don’t blindly grab that bag of rice in your pantry. There is another starchy staple that is just as satisfying: plantains. The Paleo-friendly bananas that dominate Latin cuisine can be eaten at any ripeness, and the color tends to …

Cooking

Unusual Kitchens With One Really Good Thing Going For Them

We've written posts before dedicated to tiny kitchens, but this post is dedicated to a particular kind of tiny kitchen: the kind that only takes up …

Food & Dining

Tired of Granite? 8 Countertop Alternatives to Consider

Butcher block countertops with stainless open shelves, seen in a kitchen from A Couple Cooks.<p>(Image credit: A Couple Cooks)<p>Even though I've been …

Home Improvement

24 favorite books of executives, founders, and CEOs that everyone should read

The most successful people often are serious about self-improvement, which can come in the form of a good book. Here are two dozen excellent reads recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

Mentoring

The Small Space DIY Project That Just Took Reddit By Storm

We sure do love a good small spaces project — and a good gif — so when we saw this delightful and artful DIY folding table featured on Reddit (and …

Wall Art

How To Get a High-End Living Room Look on a Real Life Budget

Built in 1928, this Michigan house came with plenty of architectural charm when Justin bought it, but it needed updating. And that's just what Justin …

Home Decorating

Simple, but stunning: A minimalist home to fall in love with

Simplicity: the central idea and primary force behind the movement of Japanese minimalism. Minimalism is the art of stripping things down to their …

Interior Design

A Cost-Conscious House in Sweden That’s a Pinterest Sensation

An unlikely Pinterest sensation: the house of Maria Förstberg, a librarian and weaver, located in Linköping, in southern Sweden. The structure, a …

20 Foods That Turn Back Your Metabolic Clock

Think of these foods as Peter Pan’s dirty little secret.<p>We’ve discovered the Fountain of Youth—and it’s in your kitchen.<p>Although scientists haven’t …

6 tips from top entrepreneurs on turning real estate into real wealth — even if you start with nothing

At least 30 U.S. billionaires made their money from real estate; some say that it's the greatest way to create real wealth and financial freedom.<p>These six tycoons and members of The Oracles suggest how you can invest $100,000 or start with nothing.

Real Estate

Blueberry Bundt Cake

This is a moist, delicious, made-from-scratch blueberry Bundt cake, and it's much easier to prepare than you might think! Serve this great cake for …

This Plank Workout Will Work Every Inch of Your Body

Cardio is out and strength training is becoming the focus when it comes to losing weight. Nicole Aurigemma, MS physiology at Women's Health and Exercise Lab at Penn State said, "Having more muscle is actually beneficial to weight loss," because "muscle uses more energy and thus burns more calories …

How to Horribly Injure Someone on Purpose

Do you hate violence? Author Tim Larkin says you need to be ready to use it anyway—and use it well—if you have no other choice.<p>If you're like me, you gave self-defense classes a try when you were a kid, but punching air and going "kiai!" for an hour every other day seemed pretty useless, so you …

Self Defense

6 Marketing Strategies to Make Your Startup a Raging Success

The vast majority of new companies fail over the long haul.I’m not trying to bum you out or anything.But you need to know what you’re up against.One …

Marketing

Move Over, Tiny Houses — This Low-Cost Home Could Be the Next Big Trend

Anyone could build this!<p>When a retired couple in Baccarat, France, approached architecture firm Studiolada Architects, they had one very specific request. They wanted a house that would be extremely cost-effective and energy-efficient. So, the French firm got to work designing and building a …

6 Simple Moves to Build Total Body Strength ​ | Men’s Health

​Build Major Total-Body Strength With These 6 Simple Moves<p>You'll burn fat, too<p>getty images<p>You can never go wrong with a total body workout to shred fat, improve flexibility, and build strength all at once.<p>And that's exactly what you're getting here, in this two-circuit, six-exercise workout from …

This is the site you need to look at before you start your next home improvement project

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>My mom went through a few big home remodeling phases over 10 years ago, and while our house looks great now, I remember it was a period …

Home Improvement

Learn how to start your own business with these online courses

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

​ 12 Pushups That Will Transform Your Chest | Men’s Health

You can do them with your hands elevated to decrease their difficulty, or you can do them with your legs elevated to increase their difficulty—the weight will shift from your legs to your arms and shoulders.<p>If you're looking for even more of a challenge, try the pike pushup, the crazy cousin to the …

​This Man Has a Six-Pack, a Full Head of Hair, and Is Somehow Way Older Than You Think

​Here's what he chalks up to looking so young at his age<p>The latest object of the Internet's fascination is a fit Singaporean male model. When we put it like that, it's not exactly the most surprising thing in the world to read, is it? However, there's a twist. The man, Chuando Tan, is shocking …

HIIT