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8 Maintenance Tasks All Homeowners Should Do Once a Year

You have the basics of homeownership maintenance down. You change the ceiling blade direction every summer and winter, you scrub the inside <i>and</i> outside of your windows each spring, and you remove every drop of water from your sprinkler system before the first frost.<p>But are you sure you're getting</i> …

Testosterone Boosters Can Increase Vitality and Performance - But Here’s Where Many Fall Short

Androgens

World’s smallest 360-degree camera is loaded with big features

Currently seeking crowdfunding on Indiego, the Nico360 claims to be the world’s smallest 360-degree camera, standing just 46 millimeters tall and …

Mobile Photography

Five Exercises to Do Before Every Run

If your warmup typically consists of jogging—or worse, nothing—here’s reason to step it up.<p>A recent study reveals that a dynamic warmup routine can help you perform better. Researchers compared how well study participants ran after moving versus sitting. When runners did dynamic stretches, they …

How to install 3 Android tablets in your car

<b>Update:</b> Added two Shield Tablet K1's for rear seat entertainment.<p>Ever since the original Nexus 7 came out, I always wanted to install a tablet in my …

Gear & Gadgets

DIY - Dry Stone Wall - Quiet Corner

Stone walls are beautiful, long-lasting structures that are surprisingly easy to build provided you plan carefully. A low stone wall can be …

Woodworking

This mortgage trick could save you thousands

A simple mortgage repayment trick could save you thousands in interest. Read this article to learn how.<p>For many, homeownership represents the …

Personal Finance

5 Most Common Questions About Mortgages -- Answered

Not exactly sure how a mortgage works? Don't feel bad -- the average home buyer doesn't either. The whole process is filled with head-scratching questions, from how big a down payment has to be to why your interest rate isn't as great as you'd hoped. To help clear up some of your confusion, here …

Teacher Killings Ignite Calls for Revolution in Mexico

The Mexican government's deadly crackdown on a teacher's union protest has rattled the nation in recent days, as 200,000 doctors on Wednesday joined …

A step-by-step guide to the homebuying process

From house hunting to the closing, here’s what you can expect<p>You've weighed the pros and cons of renting versus buying, and buying, with its promise of equity appreciation, won. Assuming the title of homeowner is one of the most significant financial commitments you will ever make, and the process …

Real Estate

Is Now A Good Time To Buy A Home?

I teach a class once a month about how to buy an apartment in NYC and in nearly every session, I get a question on whether it’s a good time to buy a home.<p>So…is it?<p><b>You’re Asking The Wrong Question</b><p>The truth is, neither your real estate agent nor anyone else can tell you whether now is the best time …

Real Estate

6 Common Mistakes First-Time Homebuyers Make

Not hiring a professional team can cost you<p>The housing market shows no signs of slowing down. According to TD Bank’s Fourth Annual Mortgage Service Index, 56 percent of American homeowners feel it’s a "good time" to purchase a home, while 71 percent felt their most recent buyer experience was "very …

Real Estate

Reverse Mortgage Popularity On The Rise

Following years of negative reports that focused on the downsides of this industry, it seems that reverse mortgage popularity is finally on the rise. A recent NY Times report concurs this evolving, positive mantra behind these HECM loans, with experts citing that home equity is an increasingly …

3 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Owning a home offers many benefits, such as stability and the opportunity to remodel the home as you'd like. Ownership can be costly, though, such as when the hot water heater breaks or you need a new roof or the bill for your home insurance arrives. Fortunately, …

Gonzalo Curiel, Donald Trump, Me, and America’s 34 Million ‘Mexican Judges’

So now I was Mexican. When in hell did that happen, I wondered.<p>SAN DIEGO — Although we live in the same city, I’ve never met U.S. District Court …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

Dear Mexico

Dear Mexico,<p>Please forgive me for not writing sooner. What with summer coming, some overtime at work and preparations for the coming dictatorship, I'm afraid I've fallen behind in my correspondence with even my closest friends and trading partners.<p>First of all, let me say, I've been following you …

Seven everyday foods that pack a powerful punch

Forget the seven wonders of the world – how about the seven natural health wonders, instead.<p>“Coming from every corner of the globe, these wonders …

DIY Floors that Look Like a Million Bucks

Flooring is one of the things that has the biggest impact on the look of a room — but beautiful floors can also be really expensive. But the good …

DIY - Brick Paver Patio - Quiet Corner

Manufactured brick pavers are a durable and inexpensive material choice when installing a brick paver patio.<p>TOOLS<p>rake<br>• spade<br>• hand tamper<br>• rubber …

No, Cinco de Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day — Here's What It Is

Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration that has become synonymous with margaritas, <i>cervezas</i> (beer) and the occasional controversy. But we found most people don't know the real story behind this holiday.<p>So here are five facts that will probably surprise you about …

The essential food for endurance athletes

Suppose you could only stock your kitchen with 10 foods. As an endurance athlete, which foods should you choose?If you asked a dozen sports …

Injuries Suck—Here's How to Make the Best of Them

Injuries suck. They are the horrible nightmares no runner wants to wake up to, be it from an accident or a product of overuse. Any medical setback …

Marathons

Poor Parenting Can Be Passed From Generation to Generation: Study

Beating, yelling and neglect can all be passed from one generation to the next — but parents are often keen to break the cycle of abuse if they can get the right help, researchers said Monday.<p>They found that the more adverse childhood experiences a person had, the more likely their children were to …

Parenting

How an overlooked impact of Mexico's drug violence is holding back its economy

The war on drugs that has raged across Mexico over the past decade has led to the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of thousands of people.<p>The human costs of the drug war and related violence are well known, but the chilling effect on Mexico's economic vitality has been harder to measure.<p>Recent …

Mexico has a chance to be the world's 'next great power'

Mexico has the 11th-highest GDP in the world based on purchasing power parity, according to the International Monetary Fund. As Europe weakens, it will be in the top 10 in the not-too-distant future.<p>Yet, this country is regarded by many Americans as a Third World nation, dominated by drug cartels …

Why You Should Do Push Ups For The Rest Of Your Life | Brickell and Dowtown Miami Personal Trainer

The Perfect Exercise<p>Drop and give me 20!<p>You’ve probably heard this expression in a boot camp class, in a movie, or perhaps your PE teacher in high …

The Two Most Important Running Tips You’ll Ever Need

We surveyed a dozen top coaches for their single best piece of advice, and there was a tie!<p>Run tall. Strike with your forefoot. Aim to take 180 strides per minute.<p>And, while you’re at it, pat your head, rub your belly, and sing the alphabet backwards. Or, at least, that’s what it can feel like …

Exercise

8 Parenting Tools to Get Your Kids to Listen

Do you want your kids to listen? Use the following parenting tools to encourage responsibility and cooperation in your children.

One easy upgrade will make it safer for you to take calls and stream music in the car

<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>Amazon Just because you have an older car doesn't mean you have to settle for older tech.<p>With a Bluetooth car kit, you can make almost …