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A new use for your pumpkins

Editor’s note: It’s getting spooky around here with Halloween on the horizon! This week and next, we will be running some of our favorite past Halloween posts. If you have a leftover uncarved pumpkin from Halloween (sorry, this wouldn’t work with Jack o’ Lanterns), a pumpkin keg would be a great way to use it up. It’s simple: Remove top of pumkin Carve out the pumpkin’s innards Carv...
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A Breathtaking Zig-Zag Villa in Athens

Sitting atop a hillside and overlooking the Aegean Sea, it’s not hard to find a picture-perfect view from this Athen’s home. Floor-to-ceiling windows scale a majority of the rooms, and the unique zig-zag structure creates a limitless patio on each floor. The residence takes advantage of the incredibly steep property, and the final result is breathtaking – especially when lit up a...
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Here's a deal for you...

How much would you pay for a fixer-upper in a nice city? What if the exterior was absolutely stunning and the inside needed some serious work? $100,000? $50,000? How about $1? Yes, someone bought this for $1:  Wow. Of course, the new owners’ total outlay wasn’t really $1. The inside needed some work to say the least! The owners had to balance restoring a historic property and prese...
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Welcome aboard this Boeing 727

People have diverse interests, and for those who love planes, beaches and tropical vacations there is a place for you: The Fuselage Home in Costa Rica. It’s made out of an old Boeing 727 (they have added some terraces on to the exterior, and there is even a deck on the right wing). As cool as the outside looks, it’s inside that the real luxury begins. All the old seats have been remov...
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Small house, big life

Small house pros: more environmentally friendly, easy to clean, a definite conversation starter! Small house cons: it’s small. However, this can be mitigated by good design. The New York Times recently profiled a Portland, Ore. couple who tore down a 2-bedroom house in favor of building a 704 square foot home. Their criteria when building included things like: The house could be vacuumed...
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Thank you to the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals for recognizing...

Thank you to the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals for recognizing Marvin as the 2014 American Business Ethics Award large business recipient. Ethical practices have always been the ...