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7 Things To Keep In Mind When Restoring A Home Abroad

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 09.12.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Buying and restoring a fixer-upper in another country... It can be an appealing idea. Houses in need of some tender loving care can be bought below market value and, when renovated, can resell for a nice profit. This is especially true in countries where labor costs are low.

The Faithful Shopper: Services I Swear By

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

Manhattan is brimming with all types of services, from high-end repair shops and cleaners to prime restorers and more, to keep all of your luxury and beloved belongings in top shape.

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

There's the multi-level Broiler Room Bar, a bar located, unsurprisingly, in the former broiler room. And there's the Cypress Room, which focuses on international rums. The Detention Bar permits cigar smoking, while Honors Bar plays classical and operatic music for its guests.

How This Man Made $27 Million From His $3,000 Business

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business

It begins in a village of fewer than 200 people in Israel. This is where Idan Shpizear -- co-owner, co-founder and CEO of 911 Restoration, a company that helps homeowners recover from water damage -- learned the finer points of farming from his father.

Groups Come Together at "Connect with Nature" Event to Help Restore Historic Miami Area

Michael Sainato | Posted 06.13.2015 | Miami
Michael Sainato

The Virginia Key Beach Park was the only beach open to African Americans in the Miami area during the segregation period. By 1982, the park was closed due to high maintenance costs.

How 90,000 Lost, Damaged Photos Were Restored And Returned To Victims Of 2011 Japan Tsunami

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.27.2015 | Good News

A picture that holds a memory is worth much more than a thousand words. Electronics company Ricoh has restored and returned more than 90,000 photos...

A Terminal Adventure at Denver's Union Station

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.20.2015 | Denver
Kari Haugeto

Denver's newest attraction is an old landmark: the lovingly restored Union Station. But it's more than an historic terminal. Sure, you can still catc...

This Abandoned French Castle Is the Fixer-Upper of a Lifetime | Posted 03.11.2015 | HuffPost Home

Five years ago, Karina and Craig Waters -- a tax accountant and a urologist, respectively, in Perth, Australia -- began looking for a vacation home in the south of France.

So What Did We Learn in 2014?

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 03.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Andrew Steer

On the last day of 2014, let's hear it for the national and corporate leaders, the mayors and non-governmental organizations who built new coalitions for action -- not because they had to, but because they know that it's right to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The Destruction of Chartres Cathedral

Alexander Gorlin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Arts
Alexander Gorlin

As the world hurtles towards a bloodless digital future of flickering electronic screens and virtual experiences, certain places of primal architectural power become ever more valuable as anchors of the past. Chartres Cathedral is one of the most important of these sacred places.

Fallout From Ferguson: The Biggest Opportunity For Our Society

David Shechtman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Black Voices
David Shechtman

Most of the news stories I've see about Ferguson market and sell fear, and many of the community reactions to the events focus on blame and retribution. This deeply concerns me because blame doesn't heal and revenge doesn't satisfy.

An Old Lockkeeper's House Points the Way to the National Mall's Future

Caroline Cunningham | Posted 02.08.2015 | DC
Caroline Cunningham

Every year, millions of people pass by a nondescript stone building situated on the northwest side of the National Mall, just inches from the bustling...

How to Design a Relaxing Home

Domino | Posted 01.24.2015 | HuffPost Home

Decorator Thom Filicia knew exactly how to decorate a summer cottage fit for a perfect calming vacation.

Saving Simon Rodia's Watts Towers in L.A. (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 01.16.2015 | Arts

In spite of being one of the most unique works of art, the Watts Towers by Simon Rodia are on The Cultural Landscape Foundation's Landslide list of th...

Tuning In to the Song of the South in Macon

Kari Haugeto | Posted 01.05.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Macon is an ever-changing symphony of sound and sights well worth exploring.

Bronx River Provides Blueprint for Urban Waterway Restoration

John F. Calvelli | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

The beautiful thing is that if we take care of our waterways, they will take care of us. A cleaner river and more vibrant ecosystem are powerful resources. They provide numerous education opportunities and drive community well-being and engagement.

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

Piece of Town's Railroad History Becomes Students' Learning Lab

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Lauren Walser Students in Cienega High School's construction technology course learn preservation trade skills at the 1915 section foreman house....

Cause and Effervescence: O-Zell Soda Bubbles Back

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Taste
Chuck Mirarchi

While still living in Kansas City, Elias Disney, Walt and Roy's father, was growing tired and frustrated with the newspaper delivery business. In the spring of 1917, he decided to invest in a jelly company.

Get More Sleep: Sure, When I'm Dead

Karen Brody | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

I really do appreciate all the new science that supports the importance of sleep. But I think today in our modern times, instead of researchers telling us we're arrogantly ignoring our body clocks, we need to be more practical and to do the math.

Killing Them Softly

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

We should ask if there are ways by which we ought to replace the avenging means of justice with those that are redemptive and restorative.

How Do You Measure Third Metric Success?

Alison Elissa Cardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money
Alison Elissa Cardy

Just as I left my office, a slight drizzle began. Determined to get my taste of this welcome warmer weather, I pulled a chair under an awning and ate, taking in the gentle sound of raindrops, the occasional flecks of water hitting my skin and the colors of the sky and greenery around me.

New Life for the School Where Ruby Bridges Made History

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by David Robert Weible The William Frantz Elementary, now Akili Academy, in New Orleans' upper 9th Ward after restoration On November 14, 1...

Picking Up the Pieces of Tragedy

Sandra Walker | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Sandra Walker

Everyone has a picture of their life as they see it. Certain parts of your life are a bigger part of the picture. For me, the biggest parts were my roles as wife, mother, and teacher. I have a definite "before" and "after" in my life.

Restoring the Playground

Gwen Gordon | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Gwen Gordon

My dog Macy is normally a pretty happy-go-lucky mutt. On our daily walks she greets every stranger like they're her long lost buddy -- all wags and ki...