These Are The Top 3 Reasons You Might Not Get a Mortgage

You thought doing your taxes was a nightmare? Wait until you apply for a mortgage. It’s kind of like doing your taxes, only it takes way longer, costs more, and you get graded on it: Pass/fail. About one in every eight mortgage applications was denied in 2016 (the most recent data available), for a total of […]

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5 Ways to Balance Working From Home & Homeschooling

1. Set a Schedule Whether your child is pre-school or high school, they’re no doubt accustomed to being on a schedule inside the walls of their school – and there are benefits from that. Write the day’s schedule in a highly visible and highly trafficked place or use devices powered by Alexa or Google to […]

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Trending on Gardenista: Tips for the First-Time Gardener

Here’s a look at what the Gardenista editors were up to this week. Above: In her first installment of the twice-monthly Your First Garden column, Fan demystifies topsoil—what it is, why you need it, and the best place to find some. Read more in Your First Garden: What You Need to Know About Topsoil. Photograph by Nicole Franzen. […]

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How To Paint Your Walls Like a Pro

Painting interior walls is the easiest way to freshen up your place. But this project can quickly turn into a nightmare if you’re not careful. Follow these six tips the next time you paint and you’ll get great-looking walls while keeping your sanity. Interior painting is by far the most popular do-it-yourself home improvement activity, […]

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5 Ways You Can Broaden Your Horizons

1. Speak a New Language Agnostic to industry, being multi-lingual can give you a leg up with clients, more professionally marketable, and even make your future travel aspirations more immersive. Apps like DuoLingo and Babbel will help you be well on your way to learning a new language. 2. Join a Virtual Book Club Books, […]

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This Novelist’s Eclectic London Home Is One of a Kind

Damian Dibben lives in London’s South Bank with his partner Ali and their three dogs Dudley, Daphne, and Velvet. (Image credit: Viv Yapp) Name: Damian Dibben Location: Bankside, London Size: 1,000 square feet Years Lived In: 20 years, owned Writer Damian Dibben lives in London’s South Bank with his partner Ali and their three dogs Dudley, Daphne, and Velvet. Damian bought this flat […]

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5 Ways to Stay Fit at Home

1. There’s an App for That Fitness and mobile or wearable devices have gone hand-in-hand for quite some time now – with apps like LoseIt, Johnson & Johnson’s 7-Minute workout, and countless others in both the App Store and Google Play Store, there are plenty of apps to help you manage your caloric intake, inspire […]

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Ode to Eastern Bathroom Design

Forget cherry blossom motifs, Asia’s cultural principles are influencing modern bathroom designs in far deeper ways. More than ever, designers are looking to the Eastern values of simplicity, balance and connection to nature to create calming retreats in our homes, just when we need it most. In a world of 24-hour news cycles, smartphone addictions […]

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