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There are 5 places in the US where you need to make over $110,000 to afford a home

Several of the priciest housing markets in the country are in the American West.<p>In the third quarter of 2017, the median cost of a single-family home in the region rose to $373,700, up 7% from the previous year and a greater increase than any other region, according to the National Association of …

Even the lawyer and her software engineer husband can’t buy a home in the area due to the intensifying housing crunch that the tech boom has exacerbated<p>Once Kate Downing and her husband Steve did the math, it was obvious that if they wanted to raise a family, staying in Palo Alto, California, was …

Silicon Valley

The first US city where average homes cost over $1 million

According to data out Wednesday from the National Association of Realtors, the median price of a home in the California city is now over $1 million — $1,085,000 to be exact — the first time that the group has registered such a high figure in a metro area.<p>All in all, during the second quarter, home …

Highlight Your Impact, Not Your Tasks, For a Better Resume

You have one page to prove to a potential employer that you’re worth hiring. Don’t waste time transcribing every task you ever carried out. Highlight …

Microsoft Office

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in California

Traveling through California is like getting a crash course in America's natural beauty: the windswept deserts, Redwood forests, rocky coastlines, and rows of vines. Add to that some world-famous architecture and city skylines, and you have a state you could spend a lifetime exploring. It's …

Build a Portable Workshop That Can Handle All Kinds of Projects and Then Shrink Down in Size

Having a big, nice woodcutting station is great, but not everyone has the space required for that. DIYer Paoson Woodworking solves this with a …

How to Write Short: Master Word Craft In the Digital Age

Whether you identify as one or not, everyone is a writer. Between social networks, dating profiles, blogs, and the day-to-day tasks of most jobs, …

How I went from $40,000 in debt to a millionaire by 30

My father was a union electrician who brought in a nice, but not exceptional, living. My mom was a stay at-home mom turned jobbie-entrepreneur (as I talked about here). But, money was always tight.<p>When my parents separated in my early teen years (and ultimately divorced), that put further pressure …

How To Crack Some Of The Most Common Safes With A Magnet And A Sock

"Different types of magnets will open up most hotel rooms, most inexpensive safes and most apartment buildings."<p>How good is your safe? Maybe not as good as you think.<p>"Anything you buy in Home Depot, or any safe in Walmart, Costco, Staples, Canadian Tire -- it's all crap," Terry Whin-Yates (a.k.a. …

It's Time for the U.S. to Deal With Tax Evaders

If I asked you to name the world’s biggest tax haven, you might come up with the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, or Luxembourg. Those of you following the …

Silicon Valley Lies And Those Who Tell Them

Bruno Aziza Contributor<p>Bruno Aziza is the CMO at AtScale.<p>We are now in a new year. Like most people, you’ll likely start 2016 setting a bunch of resolutions. If you are an entrepreneur, or want to become one, do yourself a favor and make the one resolution that can make 2016 your best year: Stop …

Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are …

Public Speaking

Be a better negotiator by following these five steps

The modern framework for negotiation is broken: Most of the prevailing theories see negotiations as battles in which the players act rationally in their own best interests. If you are lucky, this is a battle you might win.<p>But what if you reframed the whole idea, to think of a negotiation not as a …

Most Popular DIY Projects of 2015

We’re always looking for the best DIY tips at Lifehacker, and this year there was certainly no shortage of them. Here are some of the best DIY tips …

Home Improvement

SMALL BUSINESS SLAMS BALTIMORE COUNCIL FOR LABOR COST INCREASE

BALTIMORE (March 20, 2017): In response to the Baltimore City Council voting in favor of increasing the cities minimum wage to $15 an hour, the …

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How to cut the Google cord

When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.<p>As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.<p>Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that …

Google

The Questions I Wish I Had Asked

A man calls his mother. She answers the phone in a very faint voice, "Hello."<p>He asks, "Mom, how are you?"<p>She replies, "Very weak."<p>"Why are you weak?"<p>"I haven't eaten in 27 days."<p>"Why haven't you eaten in 27 days?!"<p>"I didn't want my mouth to be full when you called."<p>Expectations differ from parent …

Cognitive Decline With Age Is Normal -- But It's Not Inevitable, Study Says

Ever forget where you put your keys? Researchers say memory troubles are common as you grow older, but they aren't necessarily an inevitable part of aging.<p>Following a close look at biochemical processes in the brain, researchers say cognitive decline is well under way by the age of 40 and picks up …