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Oatmeal Cookie Recipes

From peanut butter oatmeal cookies to oatmeal raisin cookies, here are Food & Wine's best oatmeal cookie recipes.

18 Must-Have GoPro Accessories for Epic Vacation Photos

If you’re looking for a mount that does it all, you’ll want to grab this tool. It can be used as a camera grip, extension arm, and tripod, making POV …

President Obama's inability to integrate a divided America

Who was Obama, and how will he be remembered? Now that he's on his way out — the Iowa caucuses being the official prelude to a new political era — the consensus that's been building is that although Obama more than qualifies as successful, he has not been transformational. He has not fulfilled the …

Political Science

It's getting harder to get a mortgage — and that's a bad sign for the economy

It is getting hard to get a mortgage, and that is weighing down the US economy.<p>That is according to a Deutsche Bank note out Tuesday.<p>"Mortgage standards tightened modestly in 1H15 ... off what we would consider already tight levels," the note said.<p>"And we expect additional tightening following …

8 High-Protein Breakfasts That Aren’t All about Eggs

Mix up your morning meal with these alternatives<p>Every man needs protein at breakfast. In fact, studies show that consuming roughly 30 grams at your morning meal will optimize muscle growth, and also help keep you full until lunch.<p>But most guys aren’t even coming close to that number. For instance, …

Breakfast

This Perfect Fried Chicken Recipe Took 100 Attempts to Develop

On Saturday, the writer and recipe developer J. Kenji López-Alt could be found butchering raw chickens at Harlem Shake, a bustling retro-style diner …

2 Ways to Boost Your Income in Retirement

You don't need to go back to work or hope for an inheritance to increase your retirement income.<p><i>Running out of money before you run out of life.</i> It’s …

Lose Weight with this $50 Grocery Shopping List

A new study by Eat This, Not That! magazine advisor Brian Wansink, director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, found that a woman’s weight can be …

21 Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Aren’t Eggs

Eggs taste delicious, look delicious and are super high in protein, so they keep a ravenous appetite at bay on any given morning (or evening, if you like breakfast for dinner.) But if you want to tone it down on the cholesterol, it’s probably not wise to eat an egg or two <i>every</i> single day. If you …

Breakfast

How To Take An Old Sweater And Turn It Into A Cute Beanie Hat

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>If you’re anything like me, then …

IKEA Bets On Movable Walls for Small Spaces

IKEA is reportedly planning to bring transforming small space apartments to the masses. The idea, already popular for individual projects, is what …

My Weekend with Zwilling's New Nonstick Pan

<i>There's a new pan in town (the Zwilling Madura Plus Nonstick)—and it passed this editor's take-home test.</i><p>I used one pan through college. It was $11 and had a wobbly handle, but it got me through more eggs-for-dinner dinners and 9-inch stir-frys than I can count. I threw it away, scratched and weird …

Kitchen Makeover: From Dreary and Dated to Big, Bright, and Beautiful

<b>Name:</b> Cassie Hsu<p><b>Location:</b> Las Vegas, NV<p>"I travel a lot for work, so our home is my sanctuary. I wanted to feel comfortable and relaxed at home. So I knew we had to do the remodel -- and fast," says Cassie of her outdated kitchen (left).

5 Ways to Organize Your Pantry (and Keep It Organized)

Ready for the organized pantry of your dreams? Good news — it's not as tough as you think it is. Here are five easy tips that'll get you well on your …

These 6 maps prove you can score a sweet housing deal if you're willing to commute

As shown in the 6 maps below created by our consulting team, this discount occurs throughout the country.<p><b>Impact of Social Shifts</b><p>While the closer-in locations typically recover first after a downturn, the recovery in the outlying areas is taking much longer, and the price discount for those willing …

Here are the 14 most affordable housing markets in the US

RealtyTrac, which analyzes US property data, identified the most affordable places to live in the US.<p>Surveying 582 counties across the country, the firm compiled home price and wage data. They developed a ranking of affordability by dividing the region's average mortgage payment by average weekly …

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The 10 Most Affordable Counties to Buy a Home

The average mortgage payment takes up 36.5% of the average wage. But that ratio is much lower in some areas.<p>Determining the affordability of living …

17 Things First-Time Buyers Need To Know

Few things in life are more exciting than buying your first home. The feeling of turning the key for the first time (or clicking the garage door …