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How to Choose a Business Partner (Infographic)

Find the perfect business partner isn't easy, but it can make or break your company.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Finding the right business partner is a matter of chemistry. While it can be a tough, it’s extremely important to find someone compatible with you and …

Entrepreneurship

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

5 Books to Read Now if You Want to Retire Rich

The best retirement planning books, according to experts.<p>You might be able to start collecting Social Security at 62, but personal finance expert …

Retirement

5 Affordable Home Upgrades for Your Starter House

Say you’re living in a starter home. You don’t plan on being there forever, but you also aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You’d like to make some …

Home Improvement

How to build a startup while having a full-time job — according to people who did it

Starting a new startup while having other critical obligations in your life, like a full-time job or a family, is certainly challenging — but not impossible. We asked three entrepreneurs in TQ, a tech hub in the heart of Amsterdam, who have experienced this first-hand, what their advice is if you …

10 Easy and Budget-Friendly DIY Side Table Ideas to Try Out

DIY projects can become an obsession of sorts once you get a hang of them. When it comes to DIY décor, the benefits are several fold. For starters, …

Interior Design

Learn to Save Money with Favado and These Other Great Shopping Apps

Save Money Shopping with Apps Like Favado and More<p>Updated August 12, 2017<p>Matching coupons to sales is the hallmark of every successful savings …

Apps

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Employment

Build a Cheap Smart Doorbell That Sends You a Picture When Someone Rings the Bell

Smart doorbells can snap a photo of whoever rings the bell, making it so you can screen all those visitors you get throughout the day. Over on …

How to Invite People Over More Often (and Be a Better Host When They Arrive)

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5 Apps That Will Help You Make Money While Traveling

Originally published by Travel + Leisure<p><i>Photo: Tim Robberts/Getty</i><p>658 million. That’s how many vacation days Americans left on the table in 2015. In …

Personal Finance

8 Kitchen Design Trends to Look Out for in 2017

2017 is promising to be an exciting year. From automation to new lighting solutions to an ever-increasing focus on functionality, check out what's in store for kitchen designs.<p>2017 is just around the corner. As you decorate your Christmas tree and make a mental note of all the things you want to …

Kitchens

65 New Ways to Rethink the Heart of Your Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of the home, and islands provide kitchens with <i>their</i> heart: a place to gather, additional seating, more counter space, extra …

Kitchens

14 easy ways to have a modern kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important areas in any home, because it is where food is found and often also where it is prepared, consumed and …

15 awe-inspiring modern garden ideas to motivate you

You can't ever have too much modern garden inspiration, especially during these cooler months, as now is when you should be planning what you're …

Landscaping

15 Knotty Pretzel Recipes That'll Leave You Spellbound

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to come out of concession stands, but homemade pretzels are a million times better. Pretzels are surprisingly easy to make, and there are so many varieties you've never thought of before (buffalo ranch pretzels and pumpkin beer pretzels with chipotle queso, …

Dessert

Home Decoration: 11 ways tiles can transform your home

Tiles may seem like a simple material. They can be overlooked in favor of granite or marble. Yet, tiles can truly transform your home.<p>Not only are …

Kitchen Layout Mistakes to Avoid - Quiet Corner

A lot of home activities — cooking, cleaning, eating, drinking, socializing — take place in the kitchen. That’s why it needs to be both beautiful and …

Kitchens

3 places better than Craigslist to buy and sell used items

When you want to buy or sell something used online, your first thought might be to use Craigslist. After all, it's the site that brought the newspaper classifieds into the digital world and today has nearly 40 million new listings every month.<p>Of course, using Craigslist does have valid concerns. …

Freebies

What Happens When a Mistake Fare Goes Sideways?

One of the main reasons that I got into the travel industry as an early grad was for the pursuit of airline mistake fares. For many, finding and …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Top 10 Ways You Can Waste Money Without Realizing It

Everyone's always on the lookout for ways to save money, but sometimes we ignore the fact that we're actively <i>wasting</i> money every day. Here are 10 …

Personal Finance