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How Plywood, Cinder Blocks, and Sandblasted Glass Can Upgrade Your Kitchen

Walls of exposed brick, painted cabinets, pristine marble countertops, and wide-plank white oak floors: Sounds like a dream kitchen, doesn't it? But just because material like these are popular (and in some cases, traditional) doesn't mean they're the only options out there that fits your budget …

Interior Design

Three Simple Mindfulness Practices You Can Use Every Day

We’re all learning all the time. Parents learn to care for children, students learn physics, soldiers learn survival skills, and all of us learn the …

The Slow-Carb Diet

Cut Calories with Low-GI Foods<p>You've eaten your weight in grapefruit, counted your share of fat grams, and sworn off bread, pasta, and every other …

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

Inspiring Girls into STEM with Programmable Wearables

<b>Taking friendship bracelets into the digital age, Jewelbots teaches young girls to tinker and code their way into the exploding world of wearable</b> …

Meet the 29-Year-Old Disruptor Turning the Senior Care Industry on Its Head

<i>This profile is part of “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. See the full package here.</i><p>Don’t let Josh Bruno’s charming smile and young age fool you. He …

Grow fresh herbs & veggies year round w/ Miracle-Gro AeroGarden, deals from $45 Prime shipped

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying garden fresh herbs, vegetables, salad greens, flowers and more. …

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

The Zen of Dying

<i>"We're all just walking each other home."</i>-- Ram Dass<p>When I was a little girl I had a recurring nightmare of my mom dying. I'd wake up out of breath, panicked. I'd run into my parent's bedroom, quietly put my tiny face up to her beautiful mouth and then let out a sigh of relief when I felt her …

Tesla’s home battery is finally rolling out. First stop: Australia

According to Nick Pfitzner, the Tesla Powerwall is "a thing of beauty."<p>Pfitzner, who lives in Sydney's Hills District, was one of the first …

Solar Panels

The most bizarre tourist attractions in America

Whether you're looking for a museum dedicated to bananas or a house made of paper, odds are it can be found somewhere in the US.<p>We've put together a collection of 30 bizarre tourist attractions that travelers can check out on their next road trip.

Hate Crunches but Want Abs? Try These 10 Moves!

Hello, NY Rez keepers! As I told you guys in my last post on easy butt exercises, I’ve been playing soccer for the last 20+ years and know a thing or two about working out. Back in my college soccer days, we would have plank competitions to see who could hold it the longest. Being the super …

Workouts

Must-See Design Documentaries You Don't Want To Miss

Inspiration is all around you. Your design taste is developed by the things you consume. Your creative genius is influenced by the food you eat, sounds you hear, music you listen to, books and articles you read and movies you watch. If you feel like procrastinating make sure you spend your time …

Gaming Industry

How to Erase Everything You've Said to Google

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How Ignoring Your Instincts Can Lead to Missed Opportunities

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

20 modern classic movies everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

And if you have some time off around the start of the new year, this might be a good time to binge some modern-day classics.<p>With that in mind, I've come up with 20 essential titles from the past 15 years that you should reexamine or, if you've never seen them, delve into.

Articles about scandinavian summer home built surf sports and sun on Dwell.com - Dwell

An adventurous family envisions a dream getaway on Sweden’s southwestern shore.<p>Overlooking views of a picturesque Austrian village, this modern home is built of wood entirely sourced from the homeowner’s...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>This architect …

Beyond 401(k)s and IRAs, How Else Can I Boost Retirement Savings?

If you're married, one of the easiest strategies might be to help your spouse max out his or her employer-sponsored retirement plan, or open an IRA …

5 Money Things People Young And Old Should Do Before 2016

Forget binge-watching Netflix and take a few minutes to work on your financial health.<p>So it's the week between Christmas and New Year's and if you aren't shushing down a ski slope somewhere, you've made a date with Netflix to binge-watch everything you've missed. We get it. And as much as we'd like …

Opinion: Try this simple savings plan to keep more money in your pocket​

For many people, success is moving from one list of unfulfilled New Year’s resolutions to the next without losing either your shirt or your …

The hidden medical epidemic few women have been willing to talk about, until now

When Carmel Price's mother had an operation six years ago, Price helped her in the hospital but never really knew what the procedure was for. "I heard that she was having 'reconstructive surgery,' like that her organs had moved around and they were putting them back where they belonged," said …

Pregnancy

Business Wisdom From a Billionaire Buddhist

Sage advice from entrepreneur and Buddhist priest Kazuo Inamori.<p>Should managers focus on making workers happy, even before satisfying the …

10 TED Talks to Make You a Better You | Inc.com

For something that's been around for only a few years, TED talks have quickly become an important medium for learning and inspiration. They help people in all kinds of pursuits with knowledge and inspiration--and there's something wonderfully accessible about seeing and hearing someone communicate …

Self-improvement

My Favorite Book of 2015 for Entrepreneurs

This book not only offers an important toolkit of entrepreneurial best practices, it also conveys the importance of a mindset shift that can transform individuals and businesses alike.<p>Every year, there are countless books published on how to become a better entrepreneur, and every year, one of …

Here's how the Fed's rate decision affects mortgages, auto loans, and credit cards

After seven years of near-zero interest rates, economists believe that the Federal Reserve will finally hike rates on Wednesday.<p>The Fed's target funds rate is currently in a range of 0 to 0.25%, and it was introduced by the Fed back in December 2008 in an effort to stimulate growth and inflation …

8 ways to work in an open office without losing your mind

We like to think being closer to our colleagues fosters collaboration, but mostly the nonstop chatter has people wishing they could get some peace and quiet.<p>As an introvert, I've had to develop several strategies over the years to fight for my productivity, not to mention my sanity.<p>May they bring …

Photos Taken 100 Years Ago Capture Rare Look at Paris in Color

Over 100 years ago, a French banker named Albert Kahn undertook a massive photography project that became known as <i>The Archives of the Planet</i>. Sending photographers to every continent, Kahn aimed to collect colour snapshots from all corners of the Earth using a brand new technology known as the …

Google’s Project Sunroof Now Tells More Homeowners How Well Solar Would Work On Their Roofs

Google’s Project Sunroof, which started as a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, helps you figure out how well solar panels would work on your roof. The company launched the project in August, but at the time, it only covered homes in Boston and a few select areas in …

Solar Power

Here's How To Do Therapy On Yourself, According To A Therapist

It's not always easy, or affordable, to go to a therapist. But that doesn't mean you can't do a little DIY therapy on your own.<p>Therapy is a powerful tool for personal growth, and it can be beautiful in its own way. That being said, as a trained counselor and as someone who has been through …