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11 Extremely Useful Life Hacks That Will Turn You into a Cleaning God

Finally! You’re actually in the mood for cleaning, you’ve got your gloves on and…you suddenly realize you’ve ran out of a certain cleaning agent… …

Cleaning

The Secret to Perfectly Fried Fish Is an Ingredient You Probably Have in Your Pantry

The universally loved fish fry—from Lenten Fridays to slaw- and hush puppy-filled summer gatherings—transforms flaky white fillets into golden-fried …

Kitchens

This Is the Countertop Trend We’re Seeing Everywhere

In this kitchen remodel by Coco and Jack, a waterfall counter with minimal veining creates a striking look, yet doesn’t distract from the rest of the …

Storage Ideas

Here's How to Rent Out Your First Home After Buying Your Second

Once you've decided to upgrade from your first home and close on your second, you possibly mulled over getting that first home off your plate by …

Real Estate

5 Tactics to Drive Website Traffic That Aren't SEO

Although all businesses with an online presence should invest in search engine optimization, it isn't the end-all, be-all when it comes to driving traffic to a professional website.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no surprise that driving traffic to your …

Marketing

This Fund Pays 11.2% And Crushes The Market

Today I’m going to take you inside the most disrespected, criticized, lambasted and just plain ignored investments on the market today.<p>Why would I do that?<p>Simple. Because if you’re not as rich as you’d like to be, these unloved income plays are the <i>perfect</i> way to get you there.<p>I’m talking about …

Investing

25 Things You Need to Do When You Move Into Your New Home

Take care of these vital tasks right away to avoid headaches later.<p>The minute you walk in to your new home, your mind will be racing with to-dos. …

Home Improvement

Grilled New York Strip Steaks

For the absolute best of a classic, everything-you-expect grilled steak experience, you simply can’t beat the New York strip steak. Remember that no …

BBQ

40 Things You Should Know About a Home By Age 40

Home repair is learned over time<p>Even if a power outage stops your well pump or the city water supply, you can still flush the toilet. Dump a couple …

Water

24 Brilliant Home Hacks That Are Actually The Easiest

Being an adult is hard. Between working, sleeping, eating, and Netflix and chilling, where are we expected to find the time to organize our …

10 Life Skills Your Kid Needs Before They Leave The Nest

I have been lucky to be blessed with two good boys. They embody so many of the traits that I always hoped my kids would have. They are thoughtful, …

22 Secrets Your Real Estate Agent Isn’t Telling You

Get some insight on selling a house from people who do it all the time<p>The majority of visitors aren’t buyers—they’re nosy neighbors—and that gives me …

Real Estate

The 4 Best Lightweight Colognes That Won't Overpower Your Coworkers

They barely have a scent at all but somehow manage to make you smell good. It's weird. We'll explain.<p>Cologne is popular for one very simple reason: There is no more definitive signifier of wealth than the cultivated trait of smelling good. It doesn’t matter how meticulously coiffed your hair is or …

Beauty

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Tangerines, of the Latin name Citrus reticulate, are also known as Mandarin oranges. Clementines are the seedless variety of these irresistible …

9x13 Pasta Bakes That’ll Leave Everyone Full and Happy—Every Time

Because on weeknights, what else do you really need?<p>Nothing satisfies a crowd of hungry folks quite as swiftly and thoroughly as a cheesy, creamy …

My Secret for Drinking Less

Puff, puff, take a pass on the beer.<p>Let me start by saying that I love drinking very much, in a healthy and measured and prudent way. I love a glass of wine with dinner or in the shower. I love the bracing chill of a tequila soda as it travels down my esophagus. I don’t like beer but prefer it to …

Alcohol

19 Hidden Amazon Shopping Tricks You Should Be Using—Even if You're Not a Prime Member

All the ways to be an Amazon power user.<p>Amazon is huge. So huge, in fact, that approximately 64% of American households had a Prime membership in …

5 things you should include in a killer, post-interview thank you (template included)

Any time we interview someone, we wait to see whether they’ll write a thank you note or not. You’d be surprised how often they don’t — and that’s …

5 Low-Maintenance Outdoor Plants That Will Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

At this time of year, many of us are starting to spruce up our homes for the season, both inside and out. Besides bringing flowers and fresh foliage …

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Ready to unload your property? Here's how to find the right professional to help you.<p>Whether you want to relocate for work, downsize, or get more …

How to Get Your Muscles Back After Taking a Break From the Gym

Taking an exercise hiatus can make muscles shrink fast. The experts explain how to get them back.<p>There are pieces of my body missing. Well, technically they’re still there, but I can’t see or feel them anymore. Anyone who’s taken months off from the gym or spent time in recovery from an injury, …

Get Shredded for Summer With ‘Imposters’ Star Parker Young’s Workouts

Today’s stars are under pressure to not only deliver lines with Academy Award-level bravado, they’ve got to look like action figures and perform like …

The Best Men’s Fragrances Of All Time

These are the best men's fragrances ever created - from Calvin Klein and Jean-Paul Gaultier to Tom Ford and Chanel - as well as advice from fragrance …

Beauty

This Fun Allowance App Will Have Your Kids Begging To Do Chores

BusyKid lets you use allowance to teach your kids all about modern money management<p>While the debate rages on about whether screen time is good or bad …

7 Landscaping Ideas Designed to Increase Your Property Value

Keeping Up With the Joneses<p>1/7<p>1/7<p>Photo Credit: Getty Images<p>To add real value to your home, landscaping improvements need to fit in with the …

Selling Your Home? These 7 Renovations Offer the Best Bang for Your Buck

Source: Getty Images<p>1 of 9<p>Not all upgrades are equal<p>If you're like most Americans, your home is probably your biggest investment. You want that …

7 Signs A Home Seller May Be Hiding Something

It may not be what you do see, but what you don't.<p>When you walk through an open house or you’re previewing a real estate listing with an agent, sometimes what you <i>don’t</i> see is more important than what you do.<p>Here are some things that prospective homebuyers should watch out for:<p>1. There is mood music …

What Are the Hidden Costs of Selling a Home? - Zillow Research

• The average homeowner spends $18,342 in extra or “hidden” costs associated with selling a home.<br>• The biggest “hidden” expenses are closing costs, which …

Lucrative Listing Descriptions: The Surprise Features to Stress When Selling - Zillow Research

• Of all homes listed for sale on Zillow between 2016 and 2017, those mentioning “steam shower” in their listing descriptions earned their sellers a 29 …

Why Late Spring Is the Best Time to List a Home For Sale - Zillow Research

• Nationwide, the first half of May is the best time to list a home for sale in order to maximize sale price and minimize time on market.<br>• U.S. home …