Jorgen Christensen

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How Self-Employment Can Impact Your Mental Health

Being a freelancer requires an amount of togetherness. Drop beneath a certain threshold and it all starts falling apart.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>The highs and lows of your mental health may not define you, but they can certainly shape your life. Work, in particular, insistent and …

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Black Houses: The Pros and Cons of a Dark Painted Facade

Black is a color to take seriously. Dark colors add drama and depth, and black painted houses send a message that you’re not afraid to be noticed. …

Artist paints replica of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling in his council house

Robert Burns, 67, finally completes the transformation of his three-bedroom home in Brighton, East Sussex<p>A grandfather who has spent the last 12 years transforming his council house into a replica of the world-famous Sistine Chapel has finally completed his masterpiece.<p>Former decorator Robert …

5 Things To Consider Before You Paint Your House A Crazy Color

If you haven't thought about these important factors, you're not ready to commit.<p>Paint is a miracle worker. It can hide stains, uplift your mood, and turn a blah home into a thing of beauty. But there's more to think about than just wow-factor before you paint your home a bold hue. Besides how it …

The House Paint That Can Prevent Diseases

Chemist Pilar Mateo has come up with a paint that slowly releases insecticides, making homes inhospitable to parasite-spreading bugs.<p>Across Latin American, large beetles known as vinchucas spread Chagas disease. The disease can lie dormant for years, but when it emerges, it can damage the digestive …

Will we get away with painting over a damp problem when selling our house?

The downstairs loo has a minor issue, and my wife wants to do a patch up job and hope the surveyor doesn’t notice<p><b>Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper.</b><p><b>This week’s</b> …

5 Modern Paint Colors That Work Surprisingly Well in Old Houses

These vibrant colors are anything but old fashioned.<p>White-washing is all the rage these days, so we can't help but breathe a sigh of relief when we spot an interior painted in bright, bold colors. Brilliant hues aren't just for newer homes, though — used correctly, they can make a historical home …