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  • 5 things you didn't know you could do with your router

    Here's how to extend its range, set up a personal cloud, and more

    ConsumerReports.org50 mins ago
  • Turn your yard from thirsty to thrifty with these tips

    Here’s how, according to the EnergySaver program at the Environmental Protection Agency. Group plants according to water needs. Because of their differing water needs, turf and shrubbery should always be separated. Know your plant’s water needs and avoid watering during the heat of the day when…

    ConsumerReports.org
  • New Site Grants Access to Anyone's Public Record

    Did you know that your record in online and anyone can see it? Search through millions of public records and see what you can find.

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  • Mapping the 11 Most Expensive Houses Ever Sold in America

    Nine-figure listings have been (relatively speaking) flying off the proverbial shelves lately, what with Connecticut's Copper Beech Farm selling for $120M last week and L.A.'s long-unsold Fleur de Lys going for $102M cash in late March. Both of these...

    Curbed
  • Get a Janitor's View of Versailles in These Unprettied Photos

    Photo via Messy Nessy Chic The Palace of Versailles looms so large in humanity's understanding of unrestrained splendor that it has inspired a whole host of sorry knockoffs. And while all that's been seen of the most famous American Versailles...

    Curbed
  • Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye Gets Irreverently Suburbanized

    Image via Architizer The landmarked and preserved architectural masterpieces of the world would undoubtedly look very different if they were subject to actual inhabitants. Taking the dissonance between aesthetic temples and lived-in homes and prying it wide open, the runner...

    Curbed
  • Über-Lavish, Highly Gilded Miami Penthouse Asks $8.9M

    Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got. Click here to view the full...

    Curbed
  • The 7 dishwasher details that count most

    Combined with a good dishwasher detergent, the best dishwashers from Consumer Reports’ tests produced sparkling loads of dishes without pre-rinsing. If you haven’t bought a dishwasher in a while, you’ll be impressed by the following features.

    ConsumerReports.org
  • Proposed NYC Transit Hub Looks Like a Giant Sea Monster

    Rendering via Curbed NY Designed by NYC-based architects Chad kellogg and Matt Bowles of AMLGM, this tubular sea monster of transit hub could someday terrorize the people of Queens, N.Y.—at least according to the team's proposed plans. Called the Urban...

    Curbed
  • Compare Credit Cards with Cash Back Offers

    Cash Back Rewards are something most people are missing out on. Compare the different offers that you qualify for and start getting cash back now.

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  • Is Miami the next Monaco?

    If Miami real estate is a bubble, it's still inflating fast, with the average sales price for Miami real estate up 19 percent in the first quarter.

    CNBC.com
  • With Rentals Atop Stores, Walmart Really Does Have Everything

    Rendering via Architectural Record It's easy to fault Walmart for disrupting "mainstreet" America by pricing out small retailers, but thing get a bit more complicated when the corporate giant engages in what looks like urban renewal. Coming soon to D.C.'s...

    Curbed
  • A Fashion Designer's Color-Blocked Cafe in Copenhagen

    A good friend of mine recently alerted me to a new cafe masterminded by fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (we both share an affinity for his avant-garde clothing). The cafe is located in Copenhagen's Papirøen (Paper Island), near The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts where my friend is studying, and…

    Remodelista
  • Free Associate in Style in These Chic Psychoanalysts' Offices

    Photo via Co.Design According to Mark Gerald, the intersection between interior design and psychoanalysis goes way beyond the rug-draped chaise longue depicted in innumerable New Yorker cartoons. "In some cases, the analyst creates a space consciously and intentionally," the therapist...

    Curbed
  • Midcentury 'Urban Tree House' in Cali Wants $1.225M

    Click here to view the full photogallery. While this bohemian, midcentury modern listing might lack the qualifications needed to actually count as the bona fide "urban tree house" the brokerbabble insists it is—really it's more surrounded by trees than...

    Curbed
  • 7 Handwoven Rugs in Pretty Pastels

    For the minimalist, striking the right balance between austere and boring depends on knowing how and where to incorporate texture, structure, and a pop of color into a room. Today, we're starting from the ground up, with 7 favorite rugs in pastel hues.

    Remodelista
  • Auto Dealers Cut Prices for April to Move Stock

    New car dealers are cutting their prices for the beginning of April. Visit Auto-Price-Finder.com, select your vehicle, and compare dealer quotes!

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  • Architecture in Fashion; The World's 50 Coolest Tree Houses

    Photo via My Modern Met · When architecture meets fashion. · That Tommy Hilfiger Raleigh hotel mashup is happening. · Former AmEx CEO wants $10.5M for house with cabaret. · How facets are changing the face of architecture. · From...

    Curbed
  • Paints & Palettes: Spring Color Scheme

    Say no thanks to cloying colors. As an alternative to the Easter shades we see lining the aisles of our local drugstores, we assembled a springtime palette that's easy on the eyes. Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory chimed in with their favorite vernal shades—perfect for that…

    Remodelista
  • Home price slowdown leaves millions underwater

    A rebound in home prices has slowed in recent months, so has the recovery process for those still submerged with negative equity.

    CNBC.com
  • Remodeling 101: How to Choose Your Refrigerator

    The average life expectancy of refrigerators is 10 to 20 years, meaning we buy fridges less frequently than cars. Meanwhile, the menu of refrigerator options in size, style, configuration, and features keeps growing.

    Remodelista
  • House Tour: Pastels Go Rustic in an Italian Farmhouse

    Masters of mood and ambiance, Alexander Evangelou and James Waterworth of London-and New York-based Alexander Waterworth Interiors first impressed us when they introduced LA-Style Dining to London, Sunshine Included. The firm is also responsible for London's Best Chippy and the Summeriest…

    Remodelista
  • 'Company Doe' might finally be unmasked, and that's a win for consumers

    In a major victory for consumers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled (PDF) that a Maryland district court was wrong to conduct months of secret litigation and seal all records in Company Doe v. Public Citizen. The district court judge had allowed the corporation to be known…

    ConsumerReports.org
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    Work out your brain with scientific brain games.

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