Tcharnie François

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I Had $150,000 in Debt and Was Still Able to Buy a Home -- Here's How I Did It

Mortgage shoppers with big household debt may be wondering if they can actually get a home loan, and if so, what are the best strategies to use - and …

Down

There are few things in this world more exciting than a delicious dinner complete with a side of scrumptiously rich and creamy mashed potatoes. With …

The Authentic Italian Way to Make Alfredo Pasta Is the Opposite of What You Think

[1]<p>Fusilli Alfredo<p>From <b>Back Pocket Pasta</b> [2] by Colu Henry<p>Notes<p>This recipe comes from one of my dearest friends, Carla Lalli Music. We met while working together and discovered that her family also hails from Avellino, a small province outside of Naples, so we developed an immediate kinship. Alfredo …

Missed the solar eclipse? Here are the next 10

While they're rare in any one place, total solar eclipses happen around the world every few years. Here are the next 10 happening here on Planet Earth.<p>Monday marked the first total solar eclipse to cross the US from coast to coast in 99 years. You might have heard from many that it's a once in a …

National Parks

You’re probably asking for job references from the wrong person

According to conventional wisdom, it’s best to use your former bosses for job references. If you don’t, it may look like you’re hiding a sour past. But a new study suggests that if you want to give a potential employer the most thorough possible view of your abilities, manager recommendations alone …

Employment

38 Years on Books: The Essential Michiko Kakutani Reader

For nearly four decades, Michiko Kakutani, who has decided to step down as chief book critic of The New York Times, has anointed new talent, charted the peaks and valleys of literary careers and memorialized writers when they’re gone. She has stayed up all night reading embargoed memoirs by …

Literature

Strapless bras for big boobs exist, and we're adding these 13 to our lingerie drawer

If you’re a DDD or larger, chances are by now you’ve given up on finding the perfect strapless bra. It’s a challenge. Either they offer no support, …

3 smart investments you can make with just $500

You don't need thousands of dollars to get started investing.<p>If you want to get started investing but don't have a ton of money to invest, don't let that fact discourage you. While it's true that you need at least a few thousand dollars to create a properly diversified portfolio of individual …

Investing

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Food & Dining

My Cast-Iron Skillet Has Changed My Cooking Game

Before I owned a cast-iron skillet, I never thought I'd use it as much as I do now. I thought it was just a pan. Sure, a fancy-looking pan that …

Making Ice Cream from Scratch? Don't Forget This Step!

I remember the very first time I took my ice cream maker for a spin. I was giddy with excitement at the prospect of finally making my favorite …

A Taste of Home in One Pot

Gonzalo Guzmán was a teenager, working two jobs as a dishwasher in San Francisco, when he started taking English classes, bulking up on new words, exercising them in increasingly complex sequences. On his days off, he’d slide a pen between his teeth and work on his pronunciation, repeating the …

San Francisco

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Listerine foot soak: Does it work?

Promises that a Listerine foot soak will leave dry, cracked feet rejuvenated and smooth have been making their way around Pinterest. But will a …

Skin Care

Best Strapless Bras of 2018 that You'll Be Glad to Have This All Summer Long

'Tis the season for strapless bras! Whether you're wearing tube tops, halter dresses, or off-the-shoulder shirts, you're going to need a good option for the months to come. We curated a list of our favorite choices that will fit just right and stay put. Take a look at the options and pick the one …

How you can save on travel by outsmarting ever-changing prices

The April 30 "On the Spot" column talked about why travel costs fluctuate widely. It attributed (blamed?) this to/on dynamic pricing, which sounds like something so vital you wouldn't want to miss it. If you're booking travel, trust me, you won't but not because it benefits your pocketbook.<p>The …

Personal Finance

22 Lobster Recipes You Really Can (And Should) Make At Home

Because you deserve it.<p>The hardest part about making lobster at home is the price. But if you should happen to come across some tails on sale ― and that does happen more often than you might think ― seize them. Because this shellfish can easily be turned into a delicious meal that, yes, even you …

Cooking

6 Healthy Recipes For When You Barely Have Time to Cook

Cooking

Sweet Potatoes Four Ways

It's a sweet potato party!

Sweet Potatoes

Why Grit Is More Important Than IQ When You're Trying To Become Successful

You attended the party of a long-time friend and ran into a lot of people from high school that you hadn’t seen in years. During chit-chat over appetizers and drinks, you could feel the friendly competition heating up.<p>While comparing career accomplishments, you were shocked to learn that the kid …

Self-improvement

The 3 Best Things You Can Do for Your Diet This Year | Men's Health

<b>#1: Sleep more</b><p>Wait, what? If you’re not sleeping enough, either in terms of quality or quantity, you’re going to struggle to stay on track with fitness or nutrition.<p>In fact, one study published in Novemeber 2016 in the <i>European Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i> found that participants who logged less …

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Yes, stomach pudge may be stubborn, but here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.

Why You’re Not Losing Weight

Despite what we’ve long been told, and the pervasive amount of food- and fat-shaming in our culture, the number on the scale isn’t always a simple …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

When Should You Book Flights? Google Can Now Tell You

Courtesy of Pexels.com<p>The tech giant has rolled out a tool that will help travelers get the best deal.<p>Airfares change constantly—sometimes multiple …

The Slow Cooker Recipes You've Been Waiting For

Cooking just got easier.<p>The slow cooker is our best friend this time of year. As the days get shorter and we find ourselves low on energy, the slow cooker picks up the slack by cooking dinner for us. Not only can it effortlessly take a big hunk of meat and cook it into a tender meal, but it can do …

Cooking

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science

Start planning a goodbye party for your tummy.<p>In the weight-loss game, not all fat is created equal. And if you're trying to lose that belly pooch you just <i>know</i> is hiding a six pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast.<p>But never fear: A recent study just found that one workout is …

Exercise

Taco Tuesday: 19 fresh and simple fish tacos

1 /19: Spicy green mahimahi tacos<p>1/19 :Spicy green mahimahi tacos<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Marinated in cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice and garlic, this mahimahi …

23 scrumptious shrimp recipes from around the world

1 /23: Grilled shrimp chimichurri<p>1/23 :Grilled shrimp chimichurri<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>Grilled shrimp with Argentinian chimichurri is perfect paired with a …