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OCTOBER 22, 2018 | MONDAY
10 Things Not to Keep in Your Basement

If you don’t have room for it, stick it in the basement, right? Well, maybe not. Basements are prone to dampness, mold, and temperature swings, which can adversely affect many of the item...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | THURSDAY
These Are the U.S. Towns Where People Live the Longest

Location, location, location: We’ve crunched new research from 24/7 Wall St, Best Life Magazine, Livability, and the Health Inequality Project on the link between where you live and how l...

AUGUST 24, 2018 | FRIDAY
13 All-But-Forgotten Company Towns Around the Country

The late 1800s witnessed a boom in American company towns, fueled by corporations eager to extract and process natural resources like lumber, coal, and precious metals. The towns were typ...

AUGUST 2, 2018 | THURSDAY
14 Things Your Mail Carrier Wishes You Knew

You may be familiar with famous TV mailmen like Cliff on "Cheers" or Mr. McFeely on "Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood." But what do you know about your own mail carrier? We’ve delved into the ...

JULY 27, 2018 | FRIDAY
18 Times a House Listing Drove the Internet Crazy

It is always fascinating to peek inside other people's lives, and there is no better way to do it than by seeing the inside of their home. That is why real estate listings can be so fun t...

JUNE 26, 2018 | TUESDAY
10 Real Estate Negotiation Tactics That Can Really Backfire

On the lookout for a new home? First, peruse our list of negotiation dos and don’ts, culled from the advice of industry professionals. The bottom line? As you embark on the process, be yo...

JUNE 13, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
12 Things Never to Leave in a Hot Car

Common sense dictates that you not leave babies, pets, and expensive gadgets in hot cars. But did you know that some everyday objects, from sunscreen to art supplies, can get damaged in s...

APRIL 13, 2018 | FRIDAY
9 Bold Rooms That Will Make You Rethink Black Paint

Not so long ago, many homeowners steered clear of black paint, considering it too heavy and overpowering. But the dark shade has recently become a go-to interior design choice, popping up...

MARCH 30, 2018 | FRIDAY
17 Times Shiplap Made the Room

You’ve certainly seen it—but you may not know what it's called or how versatile it is. Shiplap is a series of grooved wooden boards joined horizontally to give a rustic, cozy appearance. ...

JANUARY 25, 2018 | THURSDAY
30 Things You Never Buy at the Grocery Store—But Should

It’s winter, time to hibernate and stock up on essentials. Keep your pantry full of goodness—and your home shipshape—with this list of 30 high-quality budget products for home and kitchen...