Shawna Chandler

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Museum in Japan Has a Collection of 1,700 Rocks That Look Like Human Faces

Venture two hours northwest of Tokyo to the city of Chichibu, and you’ll find a museum dedicated to rocks. But these aren’t just any stones—they’re unconventional portraits. Each of the rocks on display naturally resemble human faces. The place is called Chinsekikan (aka The Hall of Curious Rocks), …

When Your Child Is Obsessed With Video Games

The squeals and hollering under the Christmas tree in 1988 were epic at my house. As my brothers unwrapped the big box they’d been eyeing for days, …

The best children’s books of 2016

<b>We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen</b> (Walker, £12.99)<p>The award-winning author of <i>I Want My Hat Back</i> tells big stories simply. He is at his glorious best in <i>We Found a Hat</i>, which, with a minimum of words and the sparest of pictures, wittily captures the intense difficulty of sharing. Two turtles find a hat; …

Books

16 tasks to do around the home before it gets too cold

After a summer of play, fall is our chance to prepare a house for the cold months ahead. There’s weatherstripping to check, patio furniture to store, gutters to clean. And yet there are always those smaller things that we forget until it’s the middle of a cold snap and we’re the grasshopper, …

101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor Online

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

My 5 go-to dishes when I only had $150 a month to spend on food

Living in New York required me to quickly adapt to several big changes at the same time: the lack of living space, noise, and the subway system that always seems to break down when you can't afford a delay.<p>One of the biggest adjustments I had to make, however, was around money.<p>Naturally, my …

33 unique ways to use concrete stylishly in your home

If you thought that concrete was just grey, dull and uninspiring, prepare to have your mind blown!<p>Far more refined and stylish than you ever thought …

11 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I've been a millionaire three separate times in my life. The first time I saw $1,000,000 in my bank account, I almost fainted. Even though I knew it was hitting my account, it still caught me off guard.<p>Becoming a …

An Expert Flipper’s Guide to Making Money Flea Market Flipping

To my friends I’m known as the ‘go-to’ guy for deals. When anyone is looking to buy something at a discounted price, they ask me if I already own it, …

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

9 things to do in your 20s to retire by 40

Retiring by 40 is more than possible. Plenty of regular people have done it.<p>Take "Mr. Money Mustache," who averaged a $67,000 annual salary working as an engineer for 10 years before announcing his retirement at age 30. Or Jeremy Jacobson and Winnie Tseng, whose combined annual salary of $135,000 …

12 low-cost business ideas for people who like to keep to themselves

Introverts are powerful in their own right.<p>They are productive thinkers with strong opinions who can achieve great lengths.<p>Despite what the media says — often stereotyping them as "shy" or "socially awkward" — introverts can make great business leaders and entrepreneurs.<p>In fact, many successful …

What's a Bullet Journal and Why You Need It in Your Life

8 Succulents That Make Pretty, Easy-Care Ground Covers

These low-growing succulents create interest in the drought-tolerant garden.<p>Brought to you by<p>Succulents, with their interesting shapes and colors, …

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 …

The Only 5 Rules of Home Buying You Need to Know

Buying a home can be stressful and complicated. But if you follow just five basic rules, you'll make the challenge of buying a home a bit less …

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Woodworking

Build This Beautiful Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

How to Start a Business With Little to No Money

Starting a business is the aspiration of every entrepreneur who’s ever lived, as well as every person who’s ever been stuck in a nine-to-five job and …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

64 places you can learn to code online for free

This way, you can discover what you like (and more importantly don't) before financially investing in a certain set of courses.<p>However, there are so many free resources, classes, and books to pick from! It's easy to become overwhelmed. (Ever hear of too much of a good thing?!)<p>To make things easier, …

Dumb Money: How to Save for Retirement at 40

You can overcome a late start.<p><b>How do you start saving for retirement at age 40?</b><p>By doing it!<p>Look, there is a retirement crisis in America, and many …

The Best Amazon Deals We Could Find This Week

As a new recurring feature, we’re going to share some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. These items were the ones that were the most popular with …

Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?

What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, instead of the many months it …

The Late Movies: 10 Great Documentaries You Can Watch Right Now (on Netflix)

If you haven't discovered Netflix and its instant streaming feature yet, it's pretty magical. I watch so many more movies now because of it -- and …

How to Make Zhug, the Yemenite Hot Sauce You'll Want to Put on Everything

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>Last week, when I wrote about my recipe for <i>phat phrik khing</i>, I tried my absolute darnedest to convince you that a good mortar and pestle belongs in the arsenal of any home cook. It will actually extract more flavor from …

Recipes

Could this venture-backed zero energy house revolutionize the home building industry?

1/28<p>Acre Designs Origin Series A<p>What if you could buy an affordable Zero Energy home that could be erected on your property in a matter of days, …

I retired abroad at age 29 for less money than I ever thought I'd need

The math behind financial independence is simple: you need 25 times your annual expenses to never have to work for money, ever again.<p>This calculation comes from the thorough Trinity Study, which defines the safe withdrawal rate based on historical returns, that will allow your portfolio to never …

4 personality types that make successful entrepreneurs

If you think entrepreneurs are a different breed, you're half right.<p>Myers-Briggs research reveals that ENTPs, ESTJs, ENTJs, INTJs, and ISTJs are more likely to have higher incomes and either be self-employed or manage more people than other personality types. Of course, these are far from the only …

Over 50 and little saved to retire on? Do this

When people reach their 50s, a common realization is how close retirement is getting — and how far they are from having enough money to enjoy life after work.<p>While they know more of their money should end up in their 401(k) plans or individual retirement accounts, the path to get it there is often …