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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

It's Going to Get Easier to Make Money the Next 5 to 10 Years, and It's Because of These 5 Technologies

From cryptocurrencies to mobile pay, today's innovations have me excited for the future of our wallets.<p>As an entrepreneur and an angel investor, I get really excited about the future of personal finance.<p>As new technologies develop, from cryptocurrencies to virtual wallets, I see advantages for …

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

Cooking

You might want to turn yourself into an LLC under the Republican tax plan

There has been an a lot of discussion about how, under the Republican tax plan, highly paid professionals will want to turn themselves into LLCs in order to take advantage of special cuts for business owners. This week, the Tax Policy Center produced the clearest analysis I've seen yet …

Income Tax

Best Ever Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Bundt Cake

Combine the cocoa, chocolate, and espresso powder in a large bowl. Pour the boiling water into the bowl and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a …

The Best Points of Interest in France for a Whirlwind Tour

A tourist attraction since Caesar, France has long set the standard for art, architecture, food, fashion, philosophy.<p>And with 83 million …

Most Photogenic Places On and Near the Eiffel Tower

Visiting the Eiffel Tower is a must when in Paris.<p>You May Also Like<p>gallery icon25 Places Made Famous in the Movies<p>Marriott's Hip Moxy Brand to be in …

This Paris street is devoted to sweets

Eiffel, who? In Paris these days — as hotel concierges will tell you — foremost on the minds of visitors is food. In a city long known as a global gastronomic capital, locals and visitors alike are seeking out addresses known for specific treats: a tangy lemon tart, an éclair dusted in gold leaf, a …

France

Small-Group Paris Walking Tour: St-Ouen Flea Market 2018

Customer Reviews<p>June 2017<p>Our guide was Olga and she was excellent. Would have found it impossible to traverse the flea market without her expertise …

Visiting Paris? Here are 5 places to grab the perfect ice cream

Whether anti-oxidising, liquid nitrogen, Japanese or seed-based, this summer, there’s an ice cream to keep everyone cool in the French capital. Here …

Travel Diaries: A Gourmand’s Guide to 48 Hours in Paris

Posted on June 12, 2017July 18, 2017<p>As with any and every trip I take, my most recent sojourn in Paris with a friend was carefully planned around a …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugars in a small mixing bowl. Add vanilla and egg; cream again until smooth. Add the flour, …

Baking Is All in the Hands

My mother and I had a joke that whatever gene makes a baker skipped her generation. I think the closest she ever came to baking was spearing bright orange peanut-shaped marshmallows on a carving fork and toasting them over the stove. When I married — I was 19 and a college junior — the only …

Baking

Mother Teresa Reveals the Number One Cause of Emotional Suffering (And What You Can Do About It)

I think we all can agree that emotional suffering is one of the hardest struggles to deal with in life.<p>Whether it’s anxiety or depression, or a …

This Smartphone Can Be Your Personal Concierge in Paris

You can rent it by the day.<p>The next must-have accessory for travelers to Paris just might be the Insidr — a 4G smartphone, 24-hour concierge, and …

France

19 Sugar-Free Lunch Ideas to Bring to Work

You may not think of lunch as being a particularly sugary meal, but between the honey in bread, high-fructose corn syrup in ketchup and salad …

8 Questions to Ask a Potential Financial Advisor | Investopedia

There are many types of financial advisors. Or is it financial planner? Certified financial planner? Investment advisor? Wealth manager? This is …

16 of the coolest apps and gadgets you should use the next time you travel

Thanks to technology, gone are the days of overpaying for flights, struggling to book a place to stay when you travel, or suffering through terrible meals at subpar restaurants.<p>But with so many available apps and gadgets to help you out, which ones are really going to save you time and money or …

One-Skillet Dinners That Keep Dishwashing to a Minimum

Steak. Chicken. Squash. It's all coming together in just one cast-iron skillet.<p>Unfortunate facts of life: You can't drink an after-dinner beer on your back porch when you're inside scrubbing cutting boards, skillets, plates, and sheet trays at the sink.<p>That's why senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> …

Cooking

BA's Best Snickerdoodles

Makes about 32<p>For snickerdoodle purists, follow the instructions to the letter and beat after adding eggs for the full 3 minutes, which will give you beautiful cracks on the cookie’s surface as well as a cakey texture. For a chewier version, beat after adding eggs for just 30 seconds. This is part …

Dessert

11 Delicious Poutine Recipes to Make at Home

Though Canada doesn't have an official national food, it might as well be poutine. The glorious, hot combination of fries, cheese curds, and brown …

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

Cooking

These 3 easy steps can improve your retirement savings—in less than an hour

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>When you’re nearing retirement or already retired, you probably aren’t too concerned …

Retirement

Flight Attendants Reveal What's Really In Their Carry-On Bags

Some of these items are ingenious!<p>Flight attendants have crazy schedules that can require back-to-back, multi-day trips with limited room for luggage. As a result, they’re known for having some of the most expertly packed carry-on bags in the sky.<p>These airline employees somehow manage to fit their …

The Perfect Three-day Weekend in Cincinnati

Your guide to a long weekend in the Queen City.<p>On the banks of of the Ohio River, the history-steeped Queen City has risen from its postindustrial …

Travel

37 States That Don't Tax Social Security Benefits

The IRS might not be as kind to every resident in these states, but at least you don't have to fear a second hit from the state tax authorities.<p><i>This</i> …

Chocolate-Hazelnut Drop Cookies

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:1 hr 1 minPrep:15 minInactive:35 minCook:11 min<p>Yield:38 to 40 cookies<p>Nutritional AnalysisPer ServingCalories104 …

Lesser-known tips to save more on taxes, cut credit-card debt

The economy seems to have perked up, with a bit more hiring, gradually rising wages and consumer confidence at a 16-year high. Will it translate into increased savings, less personal debt and other signs of financial stability? Hard to say, but some lesser-known tips and observations can make those …

Personal Finance