Mike Nguyen

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Sensational Recipes to Celebrate Spring

Fast, fun, and easy ways to brighten up your weeknight suppers and spring parties alike.<p>Now that April showers are finally giving way to May flowers, …

Cooking

The best universal remote control

<i>By Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>If you're looking for an easy-to-use universal …

Home Automation

This man did a 22,000 mile road trip of North America — these are the 25 spots he says you can't miss

National Parks
Gardening

Iowa family found dead in Mexico inhaled toxic gas, autopsies reveal

An Iowa family found dead in a vacation condo in Mexico died from inhaling toxic gas, but there was no sign of foul play or suicide, Mexican authorities said Saturday.<p>The type of gas hadn't yet been determined, but "any violent act or suicide has been discounted,” the prosecutors' office in the …

Mexico

Garage smarts get easier with Nexx Garage

Home Automation

6 Instant Pot Recipes to Get You Through the Rest of Winter

It may still be cold outside, but these delicious and cozy Instant Pot meals will lift your spirits.

Cooking

This 4-Ingredient Naan is the Easiest Bread You'll Ever Make

A foolproof recipe for the college fool.<p>March 18, 2018<p>Unexpected Origins...<p>Over winter break my boyfriend came to visit me for a few days in Los …

The Automated Gardens of Eden

Yukai Du<p>Faster, cheaper lighting, robotics, machine learning, and data storage are finally making indoor farming not just feasible but fantastically productive and versatile.<p>Deep in the middle of winter, snow often blankets much of the East Coast of the U.S., and temperatures can drop below …

Aquaponics

The Internet of Growing Things

Connected sensors and big data are changing how farmers grow crops and raise livestock—making food safer and better for everyone.<p>The Internet of Things (IoT) is turning the ancient practice of farming into precision agriculture. Sensors implanted in the soil can tell you when and where to irrigate. …

Farming

The 23 Best National Park Adventures

Longtime park patrons known that what makes parks significant isn’t the packaging, but what’s inside their borders. Still, the more popular parks get …

Airbnb For Tents: 14 Campsites That Prove Booking by App Is Worth It

New services like Hipcamp, Gamping, and Tentrr are offering campsite bookings via a smartphone app. Yeah, we were skeptical, too, so we poured …

Camping

21 Amazing Long Weekend Trips

From a Puerto Rican rainforest to the funky corners of Memphis to an epic road trip through the American southwest, 21 easy weekend trips worth …

Forestry

The Ultimate Cross-country Family Road Trip

On a quest to find a family vacation that doesn’t suck? A road trip might not seem like the obvious choice—wrangling the kids, keeping everyone …

These LED bulbs offer 100 watts worth of light: Which is best?

100-watt replacement LEDs like these are plenty bright and surprisingly affordable. Let's put them to the test.<p>Most folks think of 60-watt light bulbs as the basic standard for common household lighting. If you want something brighter, you upgrade to, say, a 100-watt bulb. The thing is, most …

Home Automation

Filet Mignon for Two with Sweet Potato Mash Recipe

From: EatingWell.com, December 2017<p>A small quantity of compound butter, seasoned with garlic and herbs, makes a simple but delicious finish for a …

25 Must-see Spots in North America According to a Man Who Took a 22,000-mile Road Trip

From remote surf towns to fern-covered canyons and massive glaciers, here are some of the most incredible sights the U.S. and Canada have to …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

11 Smart Personal Finance Blogs You Should Read This Year | Inc.com

Even though I'm a financial planner, I still pay close attention to the financial advice and opinions of the smartest money experts all over the web. Why? Because no matter how money-savvy you are, there's always something more you can learn.<p>If you're looking for a way to become financially …

Personal Finance

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Bank of America has found the formula for a market meltdown — and we're dangerously close

The scorching-hot stock market is fresh off yet another week of new record highs, yet one glaring question remains: When will it all come crashing down?<p>The global investment strategy team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch has an idea.<p>The firm, which has repeatedly warned of investor overexuberance, …

Stock Markets

These Are the 18 Best Trader Joe’s Products of 2017, According to Customers

The popular grocery store just released the winners of their 9th Annual Customer Choice Awards. Did your favorites make the cut?<p>On January 2, Trader …

Food

3 easy ways to build a killer investment portfolio

<b>Video by GoBankingRates</b><p>MONEY has just released its expanded 2018 list of the 50 best mutual funds and 50 best ETFs to own.<p>What makes these funds …

Pushpin — An Open Source Library That Turns REST APIs into Realtime APIs

An intro to evented APIs and how to build them with Pushpin<p>“Real-time” is becoming an omnipresent force in the modern tech stack. As consumers demand …

Microservices

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

How To Retire At 63 With Only Half A Million

Seeking Alpha helps investors and retirees facing current issues.<p>Today, I will be using hypothetical situations many readers may face.<p>Dividend …

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Solving the Puzzle of Eggplant Parmesan

“No dish has ever been devised that tastes more satisfyingly of summer,” Marcella Hazan wrote of eggplant Parmesan in her definitive (and assertive) cookbook, “Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking.” (I might argue that if she’d never been to a clambake or a crab boil, just this once she might have …

Italian Food

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.