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The only fail-proof way to reach your financial goals is to save more

There is only one fix for the damage that low interest rates are doing to your finances.<p>You need to save more. That's only the fail-proof way to reach your financial goals. Forget about finding strategies or products that will rescue you, because there are none.<p>Interest rates vary a bit on savings …

Interest Rates

Cute kittens pictures. Interesting facts: Why do cats like valerian? | Food, Beautiful, Funny

<b>Why do cats like valerian?</b><p>Probably every cat owner or cat more than once noticed that his pet is in the literal sense of the word, it flows into the …

20 Soup Recipes You Need To Try This Winter

During the winter, we all look for something to warm us up after a long and exhausting day at work. Here are 20 lovely soup ideas to keep you warm.

Composting 101

Compost is created in forests, fields, and plains around the world. It is the result of organic matter (plant parts and food scraps) decomposing with the aid of water, oxygen, invertebrate organisms (worms, slugs, sow bugs), and beneficial microorganisms (fungi and bacteria). Crumbly, dark brown …

Our 3 favorite orchids to grow indoors

Ad blocking is really part of Apple's war with Google — and publishers are collateral damage

But what's really driving this sudden upsurge?<p>Nilay Patel at The Verge makes a compelling argument that it's really part of the ongoing war between Apple and Google.<p>Google makes nearly all of its money from advertising on the web. So Google has a compelling interest in having lots of interesting …

Digital Advertising

Using a Mobile Phone Camera Sensor with a Nikon F DSLR Lens

I always tell people that the problem with phone cameras is the lenses. This isn’t a thesis that is easy to test because you can’t swap the lens on a …

Cameras

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials

This time of year is a great time to get out and find some macro photography subjects. So I dug around and found a few videos to help get you started …

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

Photojournalism

Essential Peru: 10 Must-Eat Dishes to Seek Out

My first encounter with <i>comida Peruana</i> was over 20 years ago, thanks to my wife's Peruvian family. Their cooking was a study in juxtaposition: hot and cold, acidic and starchy, robust and delicate. That's because Peruvian food is all about spices and big flavors, some clean and crisp, others deep …

Cooking

Everything You Can Do With a Tub of Yogurt

In the steamy heat of New York in June, a tub of yogurt might as well be dinner on its own, but if you're willing to be a hair more ambitious, yogurt's one of the most versatile ingredients you can hold onto in your kitchen. Leaping from sweet to savory in a single bound, marinating meat and …

Food

Everything You Can Do With a Tin of Anchovies

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: <i>Everybody loves anchovies</i>...it's just that some people don't know it yet. Seriously, assuming your diet allows it, chances are you've enjoyed salt-cured anchovies in more forms than you even realize. Prized by chefs and home cooks around the world for …

Cooking

Dispatches From the Silk Road: The Must-Try Uyghur Food of Kashgar

In China's remote far west, Kashgar sits like a punctuation mark between China and Central Asia, along the Silk Road. For two millennia, the oasis city has enticed travelers with labyrinthine alleys filled with the smoke of char-grilled meat, the scent of spice, and the hawker cries of pomegranate …

Xinjiang

Forget the Sriracha: Grab Gochujang for These Pork Belly Kebabs

There's no doubt that Sriracha—no matter your favorite brand—is the king of Asian chili sauces. But when I'm reaching for a bottle of spicy stuff for my cooking, I'm a lot more likely to grab something even more flavorful, like <i>gochujang</i>, the Korean chili paste. Thicker than Sriracha, gochujang …

BBQ

20 Quick Meat Recipes Because You Need Some Food, Stat

These meat recipes are for when you need to get dinner on the table... fast.<p><b>We get it</b>—you don't always have time for a slow-cooked meat dish, or you don't always think ahead to marinate something a day in advance. Guess what: We don't either. These 20 recipes are for those times: when you just …

Cooking

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Relish in These 27 Condiments for All Your Summer Barbecue Needs

No summer meal is complete without one of these flavor-packed condiments.<p><b>We're not above bottled ketchup and mustard.</b> We're just saying no summer meal spread is complete without the homemade relish, salsa, chimichurri, and mayo. The recipes for all these grilled-food enhancers and more are straight …

Cooking

Why You Should Be Grilling Your Greens

<i>When she has the kitchen all to herself, Phyllis Grant of Dash and Bella cooks beautiful iterations of what solo meals were always meant to be: exactly what you want, when, and where you want them.</i><p><i>Today: A solo bar meal turned bright, briny salad for the rest of the summer.</i><p>Full beard and strapping …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Cooking

Why Red Pesto is Better Than Green Pesto

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Green pesto is so last summer. Instead, try red pesto and use up all your tomatoes.</i><p>I'm going to stop …

Everything You Need to Know About Chia Seeds and How to Eat Them

Chia seeds have long been considered a "superfood," but what does that actually mean? Read on for tips on how to buy, store, and eat these nutritious seeds.<p>Chia seeds used to be a niche ingredient you could only scout out at health food stores next to the hemp seeds and spirulina. But chances are …

Chia Seeds

28 Ways to Dress a Grain Bowl You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

A good grain bowl is all about the mix-ins and toppings. So here are 28 great combos you probably haven't tried yet.<p>A good grain bowl is only as good as its add-ins. Give your quinoa, bulgur, farro, rice, and barley the love it deserves with these 28 healthy and easy toppings, mix-ins, and …

Healthy Eating

A Guide to Identifying Grains, from Amaranth to Sorghum

Know your spelt from your sorghum (from your amaranth) with our cheat sheet to these complex foods<p>Know your spelt from your sorghum with our cheat sheet to these complex foods.

Food

Don't Make These 9 Mistakes at the Farmers' Market!

Before you go buying ripe peaches willy-nilly, stuffing them in plastic bags, and paying with Amex, read these tips from our test kitchen<p>It feels like the absolute best time of year to go to the farmers' market: The stands are overflowing with tomatoes, zucchini, melons, flowers, and fresh herbs. …

Farmers' Markets

Tecate Skirt-Steak Tacos

4 Servings<p>Any fairly thin cut of beef will work with this marinade; try flank or New York strip.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound skirt steak, silver skin removed, cut into 6-inch pieces<p>1 12-ounce can pale lager (such as Tecate)<p>4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus …

Seafood

35 One-Dish Dinners That Won't Leave You With an Overflowing Sink

Make one of these one-dish dinners tonight for the easiest clean-up ever.<p><b>For everyday weeknight dinners, we love</b> the idea of a simple and hearty meat and veg dish. And we love the idea even more when it leaves just a single pot or pan to wash at the end of the meal. Skip the sink full of dishes …

Cooking

15 Genius No-Cook Recipes for the Dog Days

<i>Every week, Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius, but this week she's handing over the reins to Riddley.</i><p><i>Today: Don't turn on the stove—seriously.</i><p>The kitchen's hot. The kind of heat that sticks on your neck and fills the whole house, …

California Cookbook

Recipes from your favorite restaurants: Culinary SOS

Frittata and 11 more dinner recipes you can make in under 30 minutes

Sometimes, the best thing a cook can do is turn to a mental database of quick-cooking, no-thinking dishes — good food you can put together in a hurry without a lot of pondering and preparation.<p>Maybe it's frittata time. Shred some zucchini and cook it with onion, add it to beaten eggs with Parmesan …