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    10 Home Resolutions to Tackle This Year

    It’s easy to remember to tackle things like exercise, diet and business goals, but what about resolutions for your home? By Erica Reitman, We’re a few weeks into the new year, and you’re likely pretty committed to your personal resolutions. But why not think through some design and project-based resolutions that you can work toward in your home this year, too? Here are 10 of our faves.

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    11 Twists on a Subway Tile Backsplash

    Stylish and classic, the gorgeous subway tile backsplash trend is here to stay. But we have just the thing to set your kitchen apart. By Keri Sanders, More From 15 Creative Kitchen Backsplashes You Haven’t Considered 20 Dreamy Kitchen Islands Before + After: 20 Incredible Small Bathroom Makeovers

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    7 Curb Appeal Mistakes to Avoid

    Don’t sabotage your home sale with outdoor decor that turns buyers off before they’ve even walked through the door. By Gretchen Roberts, More From 15 Before-and-After Curb Appeal Makeovers 10 Curb Appeal Tips From the Pros QUIZ: What Color Should You Paint Your Front Door?

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    Kendrick Lamar’s Childhood  Home in Compton Is for Rent

    Kendrick Lamar, deemed “arguably the most talented rapper of his generation” by Rolling Stone last year when he was 27, has written and spoken often of growing up in the Los Angeles suburb of Compton, which just this past weekend awarded him the Key to the City. It’s six blocks from Tam’s Burgers — “where I seen my second murder, actually,” he told Rolling Stone. Dude was in the drive-thru ordering his food, and homey ran up, boom boom — smoked him.” (Tam’s is the same restaurant where Suge Knight is said to have run over two men in the parking lot.) The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,200 square feet, and it’s up for rent at $1,895 a month. “It’s a hell of a neighborhood,” one old-timer told Rolling Stone.

  • Michelle Huffman

    Former Workingman's Cottage In Brooklyn Now Rents for $5K

    The two-bedroom cottage is part of the Warren Place Mews, a block of 34 small homes threaded together in Cobble Hill. They were originally established as workingman’s homes, or the equivalent of today’s affordable housing.

  • This Wearable Sofa Seems a Lot Less Ridiculous After the Polar Vortex

    This Wearable Sofa Seems a Lot Less Ridiculous After the Polar Vortex

    If you showed us the Moody Nest, a combination sofa-blanket from Frankfurt-based designer Hanna Ernsting, last week, we would have thought it was a little silly. But after this weekend, well, we still think it's silly. But also we...

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    Own Your Own Castle and Play Life-Size Chess On The Roof, As Royalty Does

    This $1.2 million California house is a castle, and the listing makes no qualms about it. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home’s exterior certainly looks like a castle, and the San Lorenzo River wraps around it almost like a moat. Inside, many of the rooms look downright Medieval–except for the strikingly bland, modern kitchen–and many include a few castle props like swords, statues and coats of arms. The home was built in 1927 by its owner Robert Howden, hence its name, and has been a local tourist attraction ever since.

  • We're hearing about troubles at Nest, the smart-home company Google bought for $3.2 billion

    We're hearing about troubles at Nest, the smart-home company Google bought for $3.2 billion

    Every Thursday afternoon, Google holds a "TGIF" meeting that invites employees to ask questions...

  • Surprise! Your Credit Score Matters More Than Ever In 2016

    Surprise! Your Credit Score Matters More Than Ever In 2016

    If you entered into adulthood after 2008, you probably became accustomed to thinking your cash savings are more likely to grow when safely tucked under your mattress than in most bank accounts, and that interest rates on auto loans and other loans are set in the single digits. While the interest rate hike was certainly on the low end, it signals a shift for consumers — one that makes maintaining a high credit score even more of a priority going forward. While interest rates on auto loans didn’t see an immediate jump with the Federal Reserve’s announcement, future increases will eventually hit consumers in noticeable ways.

  • Low-Budget House in Japan Inspired by Animal Nests

    Low-Budget House in Japan Inspired by Animal Nests

    When budget is the most important consideration in designing and building a home, economy tends to outweigh aesthetics and even usability. But with ‘MYZ Nest’, a house inspired by animal nests, Japanese architecture firm no.555 has proven that even small and humble residences can be thoughtful and visually interesting.