The Priciest Views in the U.S.

  With the news out of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, being that the 85 richest people in the world have as much wealth as half of the rest of us, here’s a timely glimpse at where some among the top percentile live these days. Or at least a look at the perspective…

Why Renters Renovate

Kelly and Brandon Michon used plenty of their own elbow grease to clear out old carpets and remove layers of plaster, but got professional help for technical work like redesigning the kitchen, right. Katherine Marks for The New York Times After finding a two-bedroom one-bath fixer-upper in the financial district last fall, Kelly and Brandon…

Upstate New York Seeing an Exodus

  By Michael Hill – ALBANY, N.Y. — Melissa Grothues and John Steele bailed from Buffalo last year. Dissatisfied with their bank jobs, the 25-year-old college graduates sold the house in suburban Amherst, posted ads for possessions on Craigslist and drove cross country to San Diego for a fresh start. “We were ready for a bigger…

Neighbors Rally Around Holiday Display That Drew Hate Mail

When it comes to holiday displays, this one at a house in Newton, Mass., is far from the flashiest out there. The house lacks animatronic characters or light sequences synchronized to “Gangnam Style.” And though it’s apparently been a bright spot in that city’s village of Newton Corner for decades of Christmases, it’s not like…

Power-Up Your Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind is one of the most powerful tools in our lives. However, like any other tool in our lives, we can use it for our benefit or just waste it if we don’t know how to use it. It is one of the most important keys to success and is also one of…

No Vacancies

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on the radio on Friday that New Yorkers are lucky to live in a city where apartments are so hard to find. “Somebody said that there’s not enough housing,” he said. “That’s a good sign. As fast as we build, more people want to live here.” Mr. Bloomberg acknowledged that affordable…

Keep Your Home Healthy: Use a Whole-House Humidifier

(BPT)—Dry, winter air causes numerous problems that can adversely affect the health and comfort of your family. Many of these issues materialize indoors, where countless people suffer from dry noses, cracked, itchy skin and sore throats. These health and comfort issues arise because the relative humidity (RH) of cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought…