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The Queen Is Hiring Someone to Do Her Social Media and It Could Be You
There’s social media royalty, and then there’s social media for actual royalty… and here’s your chance to do the latter. Fire up those resumes, because Queen Elizabeth is hiring a Digital Communications Officer.  That’s right: You could run the Queen’s social media!
May 17, 2019
Kaley Cuoco Has a Swing in Her Living Room and It’s So Charming
Kaley Cuoco is saying goodbye to the sprawling Mediterranean estate she bought with ex-husband, Ryan Sweeting. “The Big Bang Theory” star, who is now married to equestrian Karl Cook, just listed her six-bed, eight-and-a-half bath Tarzana estate for $6.9 million. But if you’re thinking this luxe property looks familiar, you aren’t wrong. Back in 2014, Cuoco purchased it for $5.
May 16, 2019
Your Neighborhood Pool Is Full of Unshowered Pee-ers
Splish, splash, I was a taking a bath… in the community swimming pool, apparently. With Memorial Day just around the corner, most of us are already plotting our weekends lounging by the water. But here’s some news that’ll have you reaching for the hand sanitizer: According to a new survey of 3,100 adults, more than half of Americans (51%) report using a swimming pool as a communal bathtub.
May 15, 2019
Why Amazon Is Paying Employees $10,000 to Quit Their Jobs
It’s not every day you hear of a company paying its employees to quit their jobs. But that’s basically what’s going over at retail behemoth Amazon, where the company announced on Monday that it would offer employees up to $10,000 to leave their current positions, Wired reports. Naturally, there’s a catch.
May 15, 2019
The #1 Reason Why People End Up Moving
Moving. UGH. Packing your entire apartment and schlepping it across town? I’d much rather use those cardboard boxes for just about anything besides moving. (Fort building competition, anyone?) But, alas, people do move. In fact, about 35 million Americans do every year. So why do that many people put themselves through all that labor and legwork? Well, Porch, a company which connects homeowners with home-oriented professionals, asked more than 1,000 people just that.
May 12, 2019
You Have to See This Florida “Roundhouse” on Sale for Under $1 Million
We’d hang around the Round House any day. The two-bed, two-and-a-half bath property in Sarasota, Florida is an iconic piece of mid-century modern history. And this could be your chance, too: The Leech Art Studio, known as “The Round House,” is back on the market for $975,000.Jack West and Elizabeth Boylston Waters first designed the 2,714-square-foot property as an art studio for American painters Dorothy and Hilton Leech back in 1960.
May 11, 2019
You Must See the Kitchen in This Dreamy Los Angeles A-Frame Home
We’ve always fantasized about living in a “chalet,” and this A-frame home atop Mount Washington in Los Angeles fits the bill to a T. The two-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home, which was initially designed by “Maverick of Modernism” James Allen Walter, has been dramatically remodeled to provide unobstructed views of the canyons and downtown. Tucked behind automated gates, this exquisite A-frame home measures 2,000 square feet.
May 5, 2019
The One Thing First-Time Homeowners Do Better Than Repeat Buyers
We shop around for furniture, cars, even food bargains. So why is it that when it comes to saving on a mortgage, many people don’t bother to look around for the best deal? Of course, it’s not everyone that’s ignoring the possibility of shopping around. A new study conducted by LendingTree found that it’s actually first-time homebuyers who are more likely to shop around for better mortgage loan terms, versus repeat buyers.
May 3, 2019
Here’s One Way to Get Your Family to Help With Chores
Want the clock to move a little faster as you scrub the tub? Just turn on some tunes. We’ve always known that music is proven to provide positive benefits and affects when it comes to mood and emotions, productivity and focus, and learning and memory. But for something as mundane as scrubbing floors or washing dishes to become an enjoyable task—well, that’s a significant leap.
May 3, 2019
Must See Design TV: Here Are The Fall Premiere Dates For New & Returning HGTV Shows
Whether you’re looking for home renovation ideas, or just love to criticize people who reject buying a house because it has wall-to-wall carpeting, there’s a boatload of new and returning shows that’ll have you itching to grab the remote this fall. Here’s a roundup of what to watch: Follow this crew from Black Dog Salvage as they comb through condemned properties to find gems that can be up cycled and sold for major moola. Sunday, Sept. 17 at 9 and 9:30 p.m.
May 3, 2019
Flip or Flop’s Christina El Moussa Takes Elle Decor Inside Her Bachelorette Pad
It’s been a busy year for Flip or Flop star Christina El Moussa, and she’s not slowing down. The HGTV heavyweight, whose split from husband and co-star Tarek El Moussa back in December had the internet in a frenzy, recently opened up her doors to Elle Decor for a home tour.
May 3, 2019
The Money Pit Home Is for Sale — and It May Be an Actual Money Pit
Before there was Chip and Joanna, there was Tom Hanks and Shelley Long in the classic 1986 film The Money Pit. The duo starred as two yuppies who buy a sprawling estate for just $200,000 in a distress sale. But naturally, nothing goes right when they attempt to move into the home, which ends up being a deathtrap with collapsing stairs, a bathtub that falls through the floor, and even a resident raccoon. And now, it can all be yours!
May 3, 2019
This Australian Renovation Show Will Tide You Over Until Trading Spaces Returns
If you need something to tide you over until Trading Spaces returns to airwaves in the spring of 2018, you’re in luck: Australian reality show The Block is just the uber-dramatic renovation show you’re waiting for. The premise is a bit more high stakes than Trading Spaces: The series follows several pairs as they compete against each other to renovate and style properties to eventually sell them at auction for the highest price.
May 3, 2019
This New Facebook Renovation Show Lets You Make Design Decisions and Maybe Win a House
It’s time to crawl out of your Fixer Upper sadness spiral, because your new favorite home renovation show is popping up in Watch on Facebook. You may remember Andy and Candis Meredith from their DIY Network show Old Home Love, where the couple (with their seven children in tow) renovated old homes to their original glory. Now, the dynamic duo is back in action, and they’re gutting a vintage 1900s home where viewers get to weigh in on every decision.
May 3, 2019
Here’s Why Chip & Joanna Are Ending Fixer Upper
By now, you’ve heard that HGTV heavyweights Chip and Joanna Gaines are ending their mega-hit home renovation series, Fixer Upper, after 5 seasons. But what you may not be aware of is why the Shiplap-loving duo has decided to retreat from the spotlight. Calling it a “security issue,” a source revealed to Us Weekly that Chip and Joanna want to keep their family away from prying eyes of Fixer Upper super fans.
May 3, 2019
Chip Gaines Wants to ‘Chipstart’ Your Next Business
Chip Gaines isn’t wasting any time after the end of his beloved HGTV show Fixer Upper. The home renovation king and husband to Joanna Gaines just launched a new platform called Chipstarter (you know, like Kickstarter) in which he’ll help a few lucky folks achieve their wildest dreams. Gaines asked people to send in videos of themselves explaining their goals, and what they would need in order to attain them.
May 3, 2019
How Tarek El Moussa’s House Flipping “Addiction” Started an Empire
Before he was co-star of the HGTV dynamo Flip or Flop, Tarek El Moussa was just a 20-year-old kid trying to sell real estate. But it was when the economy plummeted in 2008 that Tarek found his real niche: flipping houses.
May 3, 2019
This Groom Went Rogue To Have a Fixer Upper Wedding, And Chip & Jo Had A Sweet Reaction
A Texas couple who decided to do up their wedding Magnolia-style couldn’t have predicted these plot twists. Stacey and Lora McNabb had a minister marry them years back, but it seems Stacey forgot to file the marriage license—meaning the duo was not legally husband and wife. So the McNabbs decided to hold their official ceremony at one of their favorite places—The Silos in Waco, TX, a.k.a. the headquarters of Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines.
May 3, 2019
The Royal Wedding Date Was Just Announced (Plus Everything Else We Know So Far)
Great Britain (and the rest of the world, for that matter) can’t wait to hear wedding bells for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And as expected, the couple, who started dating back in July of 2016, have already set the wedding industry afire with predictions for what their royal celebration will include. But there are some details we know are already nailed down (including the just announced date!): His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle will marry on 19th May 2018.
May 3, 2019
Don’t Get Fooled By This Property Brothers Scam on Facebook
One Colorado woman is learning the hard way about falling for a home renovation scam. After posting on her Facebook page that she wanted the Property Brothers to come and renovate her home, Lisa Hartman was contacted by someone via Facebook Messenger who claimed to work Drew and Jonathan Scott on the hit HGTV show. And while Hartman and her husband were delighted at the idea of a home renovation, it started to become clear that there were a few red flags popping up along the way.
May 3, 2019
The Queen Is Third In Line to the Most Popular Wikipedia Page Throne
Who doesn’t love a late night Wikipedia rabbit hole? And right now, The Crown fans are currently flocking to Queen Elizabeth’s Wiki page to get as much as they can about the iconic British monarch. Here are the stats: her page was the third most read page on all of Wikipedia in 2017, according to editors of Wikipedia. It’s safe to say that the Netflix series has boosted the world’s fascination with her, even more than before.
May 3, 2019
Last Week’s Fixer Upper House Is Now For Sale
It may not be a fixer-upper any longer, but this beautiful Waco property is certainly on the market. Patti Baker, a mother of two who had her gut reno and subsequent move-in to her rehabbed home documented in March of last year, was just featured on the January 9th episode of the hit HGTV series. But it turns out that Baker, who lost her husband back in 2013, has a pretty exciting reason for saying goodbye to her wonderful Waco home now: She got remarried!
May 3, 2019
The Property Brothers Joke About Adding Chip Gaines To The Team
Just call it the HGTV dream team. Drew and Jonathan Scott, the sibling duo behind the hit home renovation series Property Brothers, have set their sights on a possible addition to their team: Chip Gaines! “We thought about casting Chip [Gaines] as the brother from another mother,” Jonathan jokingly told US Weekly. And while you may think Chip will have some spare time on his hands due to his hit series, Fixer Upper, coming to an end after five seasons, think again.
May 3, 2019
The Internet Thinks You Need an Italy Towel — And They’re Only $2
Are you a card-carrying member of Exfoliation Nation? Then you need to know about the Italy Towel, a sandpaper-esque mitt worshipped by skincare fanatics. If you’re one for falling down the rabbit hole that is internet skincare sites — Reddit’s Skincare Addiction is a personal fave — then you may have seen the abrasive and (often) electric green-colored towel before.
May 3, 2019
Genevieve Gorder Is Engaged & Her Fiancé Has a Role on Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces‘ Genevieve Gorder is prepping to trade some vows. And when the beloved TLC show returns to airwaves in April, her new fiancé will be making an appearance too. Just a few days ago, Gorder announced her engagement to designer and builder Christian Dunbar, PEOPLE confirmed. “It takes a pretty big love to interrupt a beautiful life…this one was undeniable,” said Gorder, 43. “So off we go to the dance again.
May 3, 2019
Here’s What It’s Like To Win The HGTV Dream Home
Since 1997, HGTV has made viewers’ lives by giving away their annual Dream Home—a picturesque retreat most people can only dream of owning. And this year’s grand prize was no exception: A 3,500-square-foot home on the waterfront in Gig Harbor, Washington, the four-bed, three-bath beauty came with a Honda Accord and $250,000 from Quicken Loans.
May 3, 2019
The Fixer Upper Spinoff: Here’s What We Know So Far
Viewers who are devastated that they must to bid adieu to HGTV’s Fixer Upper after season 5 shouldn’t fret too much: remember that there’s a spinoff coming (did you forget??). Here’s what we know so far. Set to hit airwaves in May of 2018, Behind the Design will be a half-hour show that skips the home renovation process that Fixer-Upper was known for, and instead focuses solely on Joanna’s design process, according to Country Living.
May 3, 2019
Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce the Sex of Baby #5
Fixer-Upper superfans have been anxiously awaiting the news of Chip and Joanna Gaines’s fifth child’s sex, going as far to speculate that it’s a little girl named Evie. But the truth has finally come out, and it looks like it’s due to quick comment Chip made while at a golf tournament. “Alright, alright.. if we’re going to announce the gender of our #5th child. It might as well come from my new friend #Gage! Take it away my man.
May 3, 2019
Alexa Is Randomly Laughing and It’s Creeping People Out
We need to talk about Alexa. The Amazon virtual assistant seems to have taken a dark turn in recent days, emitting an evil-sounding laugh to some avid users, Buzzfeed reported on Monday. While it may seem harmless, imagine being curled up in bed about to doze off when a sinister laugh comes out of nowhere—not the most reassuring sound. One Twitter user was able to capture the strange laugh from Alexa on video.
May 3, 2019
An Inside Look at St. George’s Chapel, Where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Are Getting Married
Located on the bucolic grounds of Windsor Castle, St. George’s Chapel is an iconic property that was founded over 500 years ago. With a capacity of 800 guests, the setting is notably smaller than the 2000-seat Westminster Abbey, where Prince William wed Kate Middleton back in 2011. (According to PEOPLE, word is William actually did want to marry at St. George’s, however since it didn’t have a balcony for for newlywed kiss, the idea was shelved.
May 3, 2019
How Joanna Gaines Uses Instagram To Track Her Fitness Goals
Joanna Gaines is straight up health #goals. The Fixer Upper star, who recently announced her fifth pregnancy, started off the New Year with the announcement that she was going to work out every day for 21 days. She kept herself accountable by posting about it on Instagram every day, tallying up her workouts, which ranged from running on the treadmill to strength training. In each one, she sported the same pair of black Nike sneakers. Well better late than never.
May 3, 2019
You Won’t Believe This $5,000 Toilet and Other Gadgets from HTGV’s Smart Home
Eager for a high-tech toilet or a coffeemaker built into your bathroom cabinet? Well you’re in luck: The 2018 HGTV Smart Home in peaceful Palmetto Bluff, SC is officially up for grabs. The home was designed by Tiffany Brooks, whom you may remember as the winner of HGTV’s Design Star show back in 2013. Tom’s Guide took a tour inside the $1.
May 3, 2019
Here Are the Details on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Untraditional Wedding Cake
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are bucking tradition. According to royal history, the chosen wedding dessert should be a fruitcake. But luckily for their boatload of wedding guests, Harry and Meghan have decided to eschew tradition and go with something a bit more trendy. The couple are going with a lemon elderflower cake. Kensington Palace announced the delectable treat news in a tweet on Tuesday, saying “For their wedding cake Prince Harry and Ms.
May 3, 2019
This Week’s Fixer Upper Was a First: Chip & Jo Made Over an Apartment
We’re used to seeing Chip and Joanna Gaines tackle country homes in the rolling hills of Waco, TX, but the dynamic duo is finally taking on an apartment. On Fixer Upper this week, the couple teamed up to renovate an apartment for Catherine Ballas, a friend of theirs who owns Refit Revolution, a popular fitness studio in Waco.
May 3, 2019
The Queen Will Reportedly Gift Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a House
Forget the KitchenAid mixer. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may receive something a bit more lavish from the Queen of England for their wedding gift. Multiple publications, including the UK’s Mirror, are reporting that the Queen is planning to give the duo their very own home. Many predict that property will be York Cottage, located in the Queen’s private Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
May 3, 2019
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Include Your Pet in Your Home’s Listing Photos
While you might be aghast that someone couldn't love your dog, here's what a potential buyer might be thinking when they see him in your listing.
May 3, 2019
Harry & Meghan Will Reportedly Move In Next Door To Will & Kate
There’s no such thing as too close for comfort for these royals. The Daily Mail is reporting that Prince Harry and his soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle won’t have to travel too far to see Prince William and Kate Middleton once they’re wed. In fact, the royal couple will just have to walk next door. It seems Harry and Meghan are set to move into Apartment 1 of Kensington Palace, which has an interconnecting door with with Apartment 1A.
May 3, 2019
How To Watch The Royal Wedding
If you’re just another plebe like us, then your invitation to the Royal Wedding probably blew off the porch. But fear not, Anglophiles! If you’re gunning to see Meghan Markle walk down the aisle of St. George’s Chapel to wed Prince Harry, then you’re not entirely out of luck. There’s a variety of ways to watch the beautiful couple’s nuptials on Saturday, May 19th, and nothing—including time zones and cable companies—can stop you.
May 3, 2019
Here’s Where Harry and Meghan Are Spending the Night Before the Wedding
While Prince Harry and Meghan Markle don’t always stick to tradition, there is one they’re set to abide to. It seems the couple have decided to spend the night before the wedding separately, Kensington Palace has confirmed. Prince Harry will get some downtime at Coworth Park Hotel, a luxurious rural retreat 20 minutes away from Windsor, with his best man, Prince William.
May 3, 2019
Here’s What It Would Cost to Rent Your Favorite Netflix Originals Apartments
What does a basement closet in Brooklyn have to do with an exotic animal-laden ranch in Colombia? They both live in the Netflix universe, of course. compiled a list of some of the most memorable properties of Netflix Originals characters, and determined how much it would cost to rent them. Whether you’re in the market for a sprawling Hollywood Hills mansion or a small apartment above a Chinese restaurant, here’s a look at some of Netflix’s most iconic properties.
May 3, 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have a New Weekend Home
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle are in nesting mode. The royal duo, who were wed just two weeks ago, have signed a two-year lease for a new home in the Cotswolds. Located about 90 minutes outside of London, the Grand Tew Estate is described as the “archetypal English Country Estate. Spring lambs playing in rolling grassland, oak woods with a carpet of bluebells, chocolate box thatch cottages.” Damn, that’s bucolic!
May 3, 2019
The “Faceless Bunker” From Fixer Upper Can Be Yours For $1.15 Million
Here’s your chance to snag a piece of Fixer Upper history. Known as the “Faceless Bunker” on season two of the HGTV show, the four bed, three and a half bath home was absolutely transformed by Chip and Joanna Gaines. Now, it’s hit the market for a whopping $1.15 million. Quite a difference from the $349,000 it was last sold for in 2014, according to
May 3, 2019
Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Were Just Gifted A House By The Queen
Your grandma may still give you a card with a twenty dollar bill stuck in it, but things are bit different over at Buckingham Palace. According to the Daily Mail, the Queen has offered Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a luxurious property to add to their growing collection… of luxurious properties. This one is Adelaide Cottage, which is less of a “cottage” and more of a “sprawling mansion.
May 3, 2019
Project Runway Winner Erin Robertson and Designer Nicole Fichera On Life After Reality TV and Why Instagram Isn’t Real
After the cameras turn off, some reality TV winners never find their footing. Not so for Erin Robertson, who wowed the judges and took home the grand prize on season 15 of “Project Runway.” Now, the designer has teamed up with her neighbor, interior and product designer Nicole Fichera, to open Hourglass, a pop-up boutique and content studio filled with new designs and vintage finds in Boston’s famed Fenway neighborhood.
May 3, 2019
Royal Collection Releases a $40 Replica of Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring
If the rumored $350,000 for Meghan Markle’s engagement ring sounds like it’s out of your budget, you’re in luck: A crystal replica of Meghan’s iconic ring has hit the market, and it’s only $40. Named the Buckingham Palace Statement Ring, this one isn’t designed by Prince Harry, but it’ll still turn some heads whether it’s for a non-wedding event or that perfect Meghan Markle Halloween costume.
May 3, 2019
If Your Place Doesn’t Feel Like Home, You’re Not Alone, IKEA Says
It turns out that “Home Sweet Home” goes far beyond just where you live. IKEA just released their Life at Home Report 2018 and the findings show that the traditional concept of “home” has evolved significantly in recent years. The annual report nailed down five core emotional needs that embrace the feeling of home: privacy, comfort, ownership, security, and belonging.
May 3, 2019
Could Lorelai Gilmore Afford Her Lifestyle? How She and 29 Other TV Characters Stack Up
We all know that the way people live on TV is greatly exaggerated. After all, the cameras showing the goings on in most studio apartments would be rather bland. But the folks at Joybird decided to dive in a little bit deeper to see which TV characters could actually afford their lifestyles, and they determined that of the 30 characters analyzed, 60 percent could not afford their digs. Let’s just say things are a bit more affordable in Hawkins, Indiana than on the Upper East Side.
May 3, 2019
We Now Know What HGTV Has Planned for ‘The Brady Bunch’ House
It may be “a story, about a man named Brady,” but this time around it’s a show about a house. An iconic house, of course: The cast of “The Brady Bunch” just reunited to launch the HGTV series, “A Very Brady Renovation,” that will feature an overhaul of the iconic Los Angeles home that was used as the exterior for the beloved TV series.
May 3, 2019