Maureen Penny

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8 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar and Can Save Your Life

It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can …

Nutrition

Here's how wood, charcoal and gas affect your food when grilling

With spring slowly making its way into summer, grilling season is about to blast off. So brush off your grates, scrub under the hood and sweep out …

BBQ

Congress just made credit freezes free

You will soon be able to freeze your credit report for free, a step that can help protect you from identity theft.<p>Many called on Congress to make freezes free after the massive Equifax breach last year that exposed the personal informationof more than 146 million Americans to hackers.<p>The provision …

Identity Theft

10 No-Knead Bread Recipes You Can Make With 10 Ingredients or Less

Requiring few ingredients and no kneading at all, these recipes are perfect for the beginner baker.<p>No-knead breads have been around for thousands of …

Baking

Delicious Side Dishes That’ll Steal the Show at Your Next Potluck

Guaranteed to please.<p>When it comes to any potluck, the side dishes can make all the difference between a ho-hum supper and a real crowd-pleasing …

Cooking

22 Healthy Snacks That Are (Almost) Too Good To Be True

Snacking doesn't typically count as an actual meal, but if it did, it would be our favorite meal of the day. We love munching between breakfast, …

Healthy Eating

9 Financial Planning Terms You Should Know by the Time You’re 40

If you haven't started thinking about your financial and retirement future and your 40th birthday is creeping up, it's time to get started ASAP. One …

Medicare is a maze -- here’s where to get help

With my 65th birthday -- and eligibility for Medicare -- arriving in a few months, my mailbox is full of solicitations for Medicare Supplement and …

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Study suggests method for boosting growth of blood vessels and muscle

As we get older, our endurance declines, in part because our blood vessels lose some of their capacity to deliver oxygen and nutrients to muscle …

How do you stack up to the average income in your state?

Not all paychecks are created equal: A small paycheck can go a long way, or a large paycheck doesn't go nearly as far because of the costs of living …

Why new tax rules make Roth accounts better than ever

Free? Everyone likes free. Add on “tax-free,” and it’s even better. The Roth accounts offer a fantastic way to accumulate money tax-free. New tax …

Retirement

These golden milk ice cream brownie sandwiches are as decadent as they are healthy

Dessert has earned a bad rap for being chock-full of inflammation-causing ingredients (dairy, refined sugars, and flour among them). So when Jules …

10 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Ideas to Make You Look Forward to the Morning

You're probably familiar with the most popular Mediterranean diet foods: olive oil, salmon, red wine. But what about a Mediterranean-style breakfast? …

The Most Popular Recipes on Pinterest That People Actually Use

Pinterest isn’t just for pretty pictures. As many a home cook knows, the platform has a vast collection of delicious-looking recipes too tempting <i>not</i> …

How to Use Liquid Aminos

If you’ve ever seen a bright yellow bottle with two happy looking old people on it, you’ve probably wondered exactly what are Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. …

Why This Dog's Face Looks Human, According to Science

A dog being described as “Nicolas Cage dressed as an ewok” has completely stupefied the internet for his human-like appearance. But there might be a …

Pets

A 31-year-old who left her 9-5 with $1 million says most people have the same misconception about retirement

Kristy Shen may be the youngest retiree in Canada.<p>In 2014, at age 31, Shen retired from her job as a computer engineer with $1 million in the bank. …

Retirement

This Super-Easy Vegan Recipe Tastes Exactly Like Ice Cream

You’d be hard-pressed to find a vegan—or non-vegan—who hasn’t heard of Chloe Coscarelli. The 30-year-old chef has revolutionized vegan cooking and …

Vegan

Your comprehensive tax preparation to-do list

Tax season is often the most stressful time of year for businesses. I’ve seen it all at the company I co-founded to match growing companies to top …

Small Business

California is taking a cooling off period after generating too much energy from the sun

California’s solar sector has been on fire. But after a building sprint that saw its share of solar rise from 0.5% of generation in 2010 to 10% last year, the state may be taking a break following two new production records this month.<p>Solar served up an unprecedented 50% of the state’s demand on a …

10 times you should never use your debit card

Debit might seem great because there's no chance of spending more than you have or risking steep overdraft fees, but the stakes are also higher when it comes to fraud.<p>That's why debit cards are one of the things you should never, ever keep in your purse. For one thing, debit cards take cash …

What Tax Bracket Are You In? Here's a Quick Way to Find Out

You might owe less than you think.<p>Even though most of us know the basic mechanics of how the federal income tax works, finding out exactly what tax …

Saving $1 Million for Retirement Is Possible Even If You Start at Age 50

There are at least five ways<p>It’s wise to start saving for retirement as soon as you get your first job. But for those who delayed or were unable to …

Millennial millionaire: The 8 steps I took to make $1 million

Since releasing my 2015 book "Millennial Millionaire," I have enjoyed speaking alongside icons of the business world and sharing my advice on all …

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

18 Jaw-Dropping Stats About Retirement

The more you know, the fewer unpleasant surprises you'll face. These statistics can help you save or generate more money for retirement.<p>If you're …

Easy home touch-ups to bring all the buyers to your yard

If you’re planning to sell a home in spring, prepare now for the crucial (and fun) job of luring home shoppers. Homes that look loved and well-maintained get more attention — and first impressions matter: “A buyer makes their buying decision as they are coming up the front walk or walking through …

Home Improvement

Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Rice Coconut Curry (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

​An easy, rich, healthy, and delicious curry filled with cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes, carrots, garlic, onions, coconut, ginger root, cilantro …

Vegan