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The Best Money Bloggers of 2016

For the smartest investing advice of the year, check out these sites.<p>Blogs are different, and they’re valuable. I still get much of my news and most …

A Guide to Buying the Best Cocktail Spirits

If you're buying booze to sip neat or with ice, you're probably looking for the best you can afford—you're willing to spend a bit more money on it. What you're paying for, in that circumstance, is <i>nuance</i>, says Shannon Healy, the owner of the Durham, North Carolina bar Alley Twenty Six. But, says …

Whiskey

Why Is the Obama Administration Trying to Keep 11,000 Documents Sealed?

The "most transparent administration in history" has spent years trying to hide embarrassing financial secrets from the public<p>It's not quite the …

Finance

'The Killing of Osama Bin Laden' by Seymour Hersh details a grave threat to our democracy

Governments, in order to fulfill their national security objectives, must sometimes shroud their activities in secrecy. This is regrettable, if inevitable. But secrecy can also be employed as a kind of intellectual asphyxiant, used to choke off a population's interrogational faculties by depriving …

National Security

How To Increase Your Retirement Savings Without Saving More

We’ll drive an extra mile to save five cents a gallon on gas. We clip coupons to save a few bucks at the grocery store. We riot when Netflix even thinks about raising its monthly fee by a dollar. And then we invest our future in a mutual fund without a clue how much it costs.<p>Why? Because we don’t …

Retirement

The 10 Best Campgrounds in America's National Parks

The classic summer road trip to visit a national park is a quintessential part of American culture. After all, the parks are home to some of the most …

The battle over Sangin should teach the west some vital military lessons

The Taliban is re-emerging in Afghanistan, with an assault this week on the Helmand town of Sangin; how can this be, after all the blood and treasure we have sacrificed in the country since 2001? The answer is simple: the cultural soil is reasserting itself and the western shrubs we imported are …

Geopolitics

We’re taking our sandwich game to the next level with 7 sandwiches that truly push the flavor envelope.

Aired June 8, 2015<p>It’s no shock that the sandwich is one of America’s most beloved foods. What could possibly compare to the experience of devouring …

Italian Roast Beef on Ciabatta with Ricotta and Horseradish Gremolata, Caesar Slaw with Celery

Preparation<p>Pat the meat dry. Grate or mince garlic then mash into paste with the side of your knife using a few fat pinches of Kosher salt as an …

15 Pasta Recipes You Should Have In Your Arsenal

We have more than 5,000 pasta recipes. Now, I’m no mathematician, but at the rate of one recipe a day, it would take someone almost fourteen <i></i>years to …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates this week. This is what happens next.

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise its benchmark interest rate this week for the first time in nearly a decade, marking the end of the central bank’s emergency response to the financial crisis but raising new questions about its next steps.<p>The Fed dove into uncharted territory in 2008 …

Economics

20 Awesome Backpacking Trips

If you haven’t walked four to 16 miles on a trail lately, set up a tent, slept under the stars, woken up, drank coffee, and watched the world wake up …

14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

4 Quick and Cozy Dinners to Make in December

During the frenzy of cookie season, put these quick and cozy weeknight dishes on dinner duty.<p>You’re going to work up an appetite decorating all those cookies. That’s where these low-stress recipes come in.<p>Foolproof Fish<p>Slow-roasting fish is to cooking seafood what bumper lanes are to bowling: the …

Cooking

Warren Buffett's stock picks versus Berkshire Hathaway versus the S&P 500

As many of you know, I've finished my 5th book, due in early December. I think you all will really like this one. The focus is on 13F investing and tracking some of the most brilliant stock pickers in the world. Below is a last minute study I added to the book. It was generated from a Q&A at my …