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10 Upgrades Under $1,000 That Increase Home Values

A clean, well-maintained home in tiptop condition will yield maximum profit when it comes time to sell. However, you don’t have to shell out the big bucks to make sure your house is in mint condition. There are a number of upgrades you can do for under $1,000 that will impress buyers and prompt …

Home Improvement

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

This is the scariest statistic about millennials and retirement

And it turns out that most millennials don't know much about investing either.<p>The BofA/<i>USA Today</i> report mentioned above asked millennials what they felt they had expertise in (you could pick more than one category). Thirty-four percent said "Social Media." Twenty-three percent said "Health and …

Investing

Best Raspberry Pi, Arduino DIY Projects For Your Holiday Downtime

Looking for an escape from egg nog this holiday season? Here are 10 tech projects based on either Raspberry Pi or Arduino to keep you busy, happy, …

Raspberry Pi

How 3 investors, all under 25, made money this year

Talk about a tough year to invest.<p>Markets were volatile left and right, driven by three main reasons -- Oil prices tanked, China's economic slowdown got worse and the U.S. Federal Reserve kept everyone on their toes over whether it was going to increase interest rates for the first time in a decade.<p>…

Investing

12 essential apps for your brand-new iPhone

Did Santa bring you a new iPhone? Man, that jolly old elf is <i>solid</i>. Faced with literally more than a million apps and games on the App Store to choose …

Apps

30 Inventive Kitchens with Stone Walls

It is simply amazing how design and fashion are so cyclical, and how what is shunned as outdated quickly finds its way back to the top of the trends …

5 Indispensable Shop Hacks

We’ve gotten such a great response to the two recent tips posts I did, “6 ‘Now, Why Didn’t I Think of That?’ Shop Tips” and “5 Clever Tool Hacks,” that I decided to share some shop hacks from another YouTuber doing DIY project videos, Izzy Swan. In the video below, Izzy shares eight useful shop …

Woodworking

Remodeling Regret: 5 Kitchen Layout Ideas to Avoid

It’s the day you’ve been dreaming of: It’s time to plan your kitchen remodel. Dream big, but make sure you’re not making mistakes that’ll cause you …

Home Improvement

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Calm

Which States Are Best For Retirement?

Hawaii, obviously?<p>America is amazing because we’re free to relocate anywhere in the country that suits our desires. A lot of people scoff at the idea …

Food For Thought: How A $300 Hobby Saves Me $24K A Year

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p><i>In our Money Mic series, we hand over the podium to people with controversial views about money. These are their views, not ours, but we welcome your responses.</i><p><i>Today, one man shares how he went from being an organic grocery store shopper to a gardener who</i> …

Gardening

17 DIY Easy Garden Projects

Decorate your garden with out of the box ideas <b>DIY easy garden projects</b>. Use household items to make your <b>projects ecological and creative</b>. An example …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

The 7 Most-Needed Repair Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

These are the 7 most-needed repair tips every homeowner should know.<p>1. Fix a Leaky Toilet<p>The Home Depot<p>Running toilets not only rob sleep, they waste …

Home Improvement

4 best books for retirement investors

The question of the day: How much do you really need to know in order to be a successful investor?<p>Throughout North America, it's the start of the …

Investing

Before and After: A Rustic Facade Adds Curb Appeal to a Plain Jane Ranch House

Tucked inconspicuously among a block of innocuous stucco ranch houses on a side street in St. Helena in Napa County, CA, a reclaimed wood facade …

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Airbus

25 Cool Bedroom Designs To Dream About At Night

You may think that your <b>bedroom</b> looks pretty nice and interesting but wait till you see these designs. They’re some of the <b>most interesting and cool</b> …

Interior Design

2014: A Case For ETF Portfolio Investing

Now that the year is behind us and we have some nice round numbers, it’s a good time to look back and understand how building an ETF portfolio really works.<p>For this experiment, let’s use some widely held ETFs that track the major market benchmarks. The bottom line is simple: Taken in 12-month …

24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.

This Boeing 777 Made of Manila Folders Is Almost as Detailed as the Real Thing

The 1:60 scale model even has a full cockpit.<p>The 1:60 scale model even has a full cockpit.

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

Cozy Multipurpose Room