Brendan Kelly

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The Top 10 Survival Supplies That Can Save Your Life

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.<i>Editor’s Note: This post has been contributed by Sarah. If you have information for Preppers that</i> …

Top 10

The Body-Fat Eliminator Workout #5: The bodyweight circuit to drop pounds

Steer Media<p>Steer Media<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Put your body fat on notice—it's about to meet its match.<p>This no-nonsene, no-weight …

Get rich by writing thank-you letters to your money, expert says

A woman who tripled her income just months after struggling to pay her bills says the secret to financial success is writing a letter to your …

A financial adviser explains 8 common biases that may be impacting your investment decisions

In previously discussing behavioral finance, I focused on four common personality types of investors.<p>Now let's focus on the common behavioral biases that affect our investment decisions.<p>The concept of behavioral finance helps us recognize our natural biases that lead us to making illogical and …

Investing

Sacramento Modern Residence

Sacramento, California<p>Klopf Architecture designed and Van Gelder Construction built a new warm, modern residence to replace an existing ranch home. The owners, who previously lived in a Streng home (similar to an Eichler), liked clean lines, simple details, and openness to the outdoors. The site is …

Architecture

Landscaping Ideas: 11 Design Mistakes to Avoid

Early spring is the season of hope: for the most beautiful garden ever. And you can have that. You also can lay the most charming front path in the …

Landscaping

10 Easy Dinner Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

A recipe that the <i>entire</i> family loves is priceless — mainly because you won’t hear “I’m hungry” five minutes after clearing the table. From Grilled Chicken Fajitas to Turkey Burgers, these easy recipes will become some of you’re most requested. The best part? They’ve all been tested, perfected and …

The 7 Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking

It's your mobile home away from home, so make sure it's a good one.<p><i>Technically</i>, you can camp any time of year. But if you're looking to avoid some of the more unsavory seasons, then your wait is almost over—and you're going to need a tent.<p>Below, we've rounded up seven popular tents to consider …

3 Keys to Successful Long-Term Investing | Investopedia

“We don’t have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest.” - Warren Buffett<p>One of the things that most people don’t …

Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space. His books are classics and required reading for anyone interested …

Edward Tufte

How To Retire With 'Buckets' Of Money

One of the age old retirement questions is, how much money do I need to have saved for a successful retirement? Is it $1 million? $2 million? Or even more? However, there is no magic retirement savings number. While it is important to accumulate assets and wealth over your working years, it is not …

Retirement

Airbnb, Instagram, And The Rise Of The Optimized Cabin

Hudson Woods is a $25 million bet to suburbanize cabin life.<p>A two-hour drive north of New York City, Hudson Woods is one of those idyllic vacation destinations that city slickers salivate over–its open skies and rolling hills are a far cry from the city’s claustrophobic chaos.<p>There, …

Most people are secretly threatened by creativity

Creativity is highly prized in Western society—much touted by cultures that claim to value individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit. But scratch beneath the surface, and it turns out that a lot of schools and businesses aren’t actually all that excited about bold new ideas. By and large, we …

Creativity

How To Retire At 62 And Live To 100 With Only A Million Bucks

Ted and Mary will be making a cautious journey to retirement.<p>These retirees face some challenging risks with a goal of living to 100 and $1,000,000 …

The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

Do it now, thank yourself tomorrow.<p>If you’ve been looking for a way to make your mornings feel a little less chaotic, you’ve stumbled upon the right place. We have overnight oats recipes for you, which are just the simple meal you need to make mornings go more smoothly.<p>You see, making breakfast …

Breakfast

Gardening and Landscaping the Smart Home Way

How to grow and maintain a healthy lawn and garden with home technology<p>The grass is getting greener, the days are getting longer, and the …

What to Know About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index

Basic Facts About the Vanguard Total International Stock Index<p>A Detailed Look at One of the Most Popular International Indexes<p>Updated October 16, 2017<p>…

Investing

An exercise scientist demonstrates how to perform the perfect pull-up – and the moves that will make it easier

Shawn Arent, the director of the Center for Health and Human Performance at Rutgers University and a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, demonstrates the proper form for the pull-up. However, if you're not ready for the pull-up, Arent has a few tricks to get you there.<p><i>Special thanks</i> …

11 Home Libraries That Will Inspire You to Hit the Books

It’s time to get literary.<p>A home library (sort of like a swanky laundry room) is the ultimate indulgence. It's chic, scholarly and straight-up …

A financial adviser’s top 10 investment lessons learned

Have you made investing decisions you regret?<p>I know I have. I recently turned 40 and thought it was a good time to reflect on my own investing mistakes and lessons learned from my 17-plus years of experience.<p><b>1. Don’t follow the herd</b><p>I started investing in June 1999, right near the top of the …

Investing

The Guberman Kennedy Home

Venice, Florida<p>We wanted a contemporary structure that could be built on a small lot just back from the Gulf of Mexico. We asked Halfants and Pichette to design a three-bedroom home that would give us great views of the water and make it easy for us to host guests. In the end, we have a home with …

Living Rooms

Cardio vs. weights: Which is better for weight loss?

For decades, conventional wisdom (and Jane Fonda) said cardio was the best exercise for weight loss.<p>Then strength training muscled its way into the spotlight as the must-do move for revving your metabolism and losing weight in your sleep, prompting many exercise enthusiasts to join #TeamNoCardio.<p>So …

Exercise

A financial planner explains how to start investing with $100

You see, if you save $100 in your sock drawer, 30 years from now when you go to check on it, you will still only have $100.<p>Conversely, if you invest $100 in a mutual fund, even if you never made another investment, with a 7% annual return it has the potential to grow to $761.23 after 30 years with …

​7-Minute Full-Body MetCon Workout | Men’s Health

<b>Directions:</b> Perform each move for 40 seconds with 20 seconds of rest between moves:<p>1. Bear crawl: fast forward, slow return<p>2. Traveling skater jump<p>3. Lateral bear crawl: fast forward, slow return (20 seconds each direction)<p>4. Iso-dynamic lateral split jump<p>5. Kettlebell walking lateral swing (20 …

This Modern Montana Home Puts an Elegant Spin on Rustic Living

Interior designer Madeline Stuart and architect David Lake of Lake|Flato Architects collaborate on an enlightened home that settles gracefully into its pristine prairie landscape<p><i>This article originally appeared in the June 2012 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>In Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1932 …

BioLite’s new CampStove 2 improves on the original in just about every way

When BioLite first introduced the CampStove in 2012, it was seen as an innovative product designed mainly for use by casual campers. The stove …

Camping

10 shelving designs that are perfect for book lovers

Today is World Book Day. To mark the occasion we've rounded up 10 of the best ways designers have stored books, from bookshelf staircases to a huge …

A Northern Californian Renovation Brings Warmth to the Wilderness

A former architect and practicing artist transforms a neglected property into a welcoming homestead for creative pursuits and family get-togethers.<p>The San Francisco Bay Area is magnetic for many reasons, not the least of which is its natural beauty. After moving back to the United States from …

Architecture

Splendicious Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

"This recipe comes from my Army days where dishes were often created by throwing in everything including the kitchen sink! I've refined it over the …

Why Real Estate Will Never Be The Same

We’ll never see a near non-stop and unprecedented real estate boom like the one from 1933 to 2005 again.<p>We’re heading right into a great residential …