6 Tips For Creating a Successful Nest Egg

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Whatever it is that you’re planning to save for—a new home down the road or a trip around the world when you retire, perhaps—now’s the time to start putting the money away. Sure, it’s easy to come up with a million different ways to spend it, but creating a nest egg is difficult, right? Not... read more

Instant Expert: How to Choose the Best Cuts of Meat and Fish Every Time

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When you head to the grocery store, you probably think of the items on your shopping list in general terms — bananas, cereal, pasta, parsley, etc. And for the most part that works, because when you start perusing the aisles, it's pretty easy to pick and choose products. There might be 10 types of... read more

14 Spring Cleaning Products for the Best Clean Ever

If we’re being honest, spring-cleaning isn’t our favorite project even though the results are awesome. Here are 14 handy gadgets will help you get your chores done faster, while eliminating some of the ick-factor.

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Look, No Hands!

You know those gross areas—hello, base of the toilet—you don’t want to touch with a ten-foot pole? Now you have an anti-microbial scrubber head (that pivots!) attached to a long handle to extend your cleaning reach.

SHOP NOW: Extendable Tub & Tile Scrubber, $13, oxo.com

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Score Kitchen Decorating Tips from Jonathan Adler!

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Here at The Nest, we can't help loving designer Jonathan Adler for his bold use of color and that irreverent sense of humor that comes through in everything he does. His latest project—a line he designed for Formica® Laminate—is no exception, so we decided to quiz him about other ways to add a little fun-loving... read more

Hit Refresh: 5 Hot New Palettes for Every Room in Your House

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By Frances Bailey Let's face it: After spending this never-ending winter cooped up inside, you're probably ready to shake up your decor a little. Just in time for spring, we rounded up five new color combos that'll give your spaces a whole new look. Whether you're up for totally overhauling a room or just want to add a few eye-catching accessories, there's... read more

5 Ways to Save on Your Remodel

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Photo: Porch.com By Wendy Manwarren Generes Every homeowner’s biggest fear when it comes to renovating? A project with a price tag that quickly balloons out control. And you're not overreacting: The average project comes in 27 percent over the original budget, according to John Sharp, the chief operating... read more

Don’t Be That Old Boring Couple Before You’re Old and Boring

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The First Transcontinental Railroad. Mount Rushmore. The Pyramid at Giza. All Herculean feats of human achievement that have one thing in common—they were easier to accomplish than getting a married couple out on a Friday night. Yes, few things in this world require as much prodding, pleading, and occasionally outright bribing than convincing two people... read more

Buying Your First Home? Don’t Make These Mistakes!

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As the author of Rich Bitch, financial guru Nicole Lapin gives solid financial advice in a straightforward, “plain english” manner. Her deep-rooted experience in the financial world has made her an expert in dishing financial advice. And her passion for helping others achieve their goals makes her a trusted advisor and...

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The Best Furniture Pieces for EVERY Home

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Something I hear from friends who don’t plan on living where they are for long, or who are anticipating a change to their current space, is “I don’t know whether I should spend money on this.” That’s always a tough call, a subjective one. But there are a select few versatile pieces that you can... read more

Instant Expert: Horseradish — The Anything-Goes Sauce You Need in Your Fridge

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Super flavorful, versatile and crazy easy to make, horseradish is one of those anything-goes sauces that deserves a place at your dinner table. What is it: Horseradish is a type of perennial plant that is part of the mustard family and is cultivated for its root. The root has a distinct hot,... read more
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