Tyler Scriven

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Why a Big Tax Refund Is Bad for You

IMAGE SOURCE: PIXABAY.<p>Most people think of receiving a big refund check as a financial bonanza. Suddenly having a wad of cash to spend feels great, doesn't it? There's just one problem: That's <i>your cash</i> that the federal government took from you --the excess that it didn't need to collect in the …

This amazing film shows what Iraq was like in the 1950s, before decades of conflict

"Ageless Iraq" is one of them, shot in the 1950s to introduce "a new country" to the world, "one that hasn't forgotten the glories of its history."<p>Since this movie was made, Iraq has been the site of repeated conflict and atrocities — chemical warfare, sectarian violence, a US-led invasion, and now …

Ancient Civilization

Home prices are soaring — here's how much the average home costs in the 15 most popular big cities

The 20 city-index, which covers major metropolitan areas like Seattle and Chicago, rose by 5.27%, above economists' expectations of 5.03%, and up from 5.1% in October.<p>Housing markets in big cities out West, including Portland, Seattle, and Denver, experienced significant bumps in growth, according …

Real Estate

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Last Major Residential Masterpiece Could Be Yours for $7.2 Million

For the price of $7.2 million, Frank Lloyd Wright’s last extensive residential commission is on the market after being thoroughly maintained and treasured since its genesis in 1955.<p><i>Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect a price drop of $8,000,000 to $7,200,000.</i><p>Located in New …

Architecture

5 Tips for Painting Your Front Door

Painting a front door is one of the easiest, quickest, and most affordable ways to majorly update your home, and all you need is a weekend to get it …

Home Improvement

No Need For An App--Here Are 4 Smarter Ways To Train Your Mind

Brain-training games are fun, but they may not actually make you smarter.<p>It's the end of the day, you have no idea where the day went, and you still have a day's worth of work to do. If only you could get more done in the day--if only your brain worked faster! We've all had these thoughts. In fact, …

This deck of cards could help you "master the guitar in every single key"

<b>Another day, another product focused at making learning guitar easy, but this time, it's something a little different... a deck of cards.</b><p>Recently …

Two Cents - Hacking your finances one cent at a time

As wedding season swings into high gear, you may wonder what an appropriate amount is to spend on a gift for the happy couple. Luckily, you no longer …

Make a DIY Grout Cleaner Out of Hydrogen Peroxide and Baking Soda

If the grout lines between your kitchen or bathroom tile have seen better days, this DIY cleaner should do the trick. And you probably already have …

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

Home Improvement

4 Market Predictions for the Rest of 2016

How Antonio Conte turned Chelsea into the Premier League's form team so quickly

Like every Chelsea supporter, Antonio Conte feared the worst after watching his side get thrashed by Arsenal. But, six weeks later, the Italian has inspired the most dramatic of turnarounds.<p>Chelsea made it five successive victories with 16 goals scored and none conceded since the defeat at the …

Don’t Worry When the Stock Market Goes Crazy After Election

In the hours after the president is elected, equity investors need to brace for volatility. What they shouldn’t do is panic.<p>That’s because regardless …

3 Best Biotech Stocks of the 21st Century (So Far)

Many biotech stocks have generated incredible returns in recent years, but which are the best biotech stocks of the 21st century? This will exclude companies that haven't traded publicly since the turn of the century or have market caps below $250 million, which weeds out many biotechs. Of the ones …

How to Make Money in Real Estate Passively

Ever wonder how to make money in real estate passively? Passive income, as many imagine, through real estate is when you make income without any …

5 easy ways to make your home look more expensive, according to 2 top real estate brokers in New York City

One of their most valuable tactics for selling property quickly and at its estimated market value is staging: reorganizing and designing rooms within a home to help potential buyers envision what it might look like if they were to move in.<p>While Postilio and Conlon generally work with a stager on …

Real Estate

How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen

It's a land where healthcare is free, people are friendly, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau explains quantum computing just for laughs.<p>But actually becoming a citizen is tough: You need to live in Canada for at least six years, stay on your best behavior, and know a thing or two about the country …

Canada

The eco guide to house plants

Plants help to purify the air and process out pollutants<p>Breathing is given remarkably little air time. But a comprehensive report on outdoor air quality worldwide emerged from the World Health Organisation recently, linking 3 million deaths a year to air pollution.<p>It’s enough to keep you indoors. …

Houseplants

From The Economy To Race, See Where The Candidates Stand On The Big Issues

This election has been particularly noisy.<p>But when all the Twitter storms and heated exchanges (maybe) fade away after Nov. 8, the issues that affect real voters will remain.<p>With that in mind, we set out to create a cheat sheet on where each candidate stands on the issues voters care about most. …

A New Biography Focuses on Karl Instead of Marxism

<b>KARL MARX</b><b><br>Greatness and Illusion</b><br>By Gareth Stedman Jones<br>Illustrated. 750 pp. The Belknap Press/Harvard University Press. $35.<p>“If anything is certain,” Karl Marx once declared, “it is that I myself am not a Marxist.” This remark, though often quoted, is rarely understood with the depth it demands. The …

7 Ways to Earn Passive Income (and Why It's So Important)

The tradeoff is that most passive income sources require an upfront investment of time or money to begin paying off.<p>If you're looking to build wealth, if you're looking to save up a nest egg for retirement, or if you're merely looking for a way to alleviate financial stress in your life, passive …

5 smart ways to make your small yard more beautiful

A yard is a great way to have access to fresh air and sunshine on a daily basis, but just because you yard is small, doesn’t mean it needs to be …

16 ways to use greenery inside your house

If the green trend hasn’t caught on just as yet, we’re here to show you how and why it should! We’ve wound up some of the easiest ways to bring in …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

Obama Actually Made America Great Again. Here's the Data.

Believe it or not, life for the vast majority of Americans has improved under President Obama. From health and wellbeing to economic stability and …

Affordable Care Act