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This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

Personal Finance

20 products with a cult following on Amazon, and why they're worth it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Power comes in …

Shopping

Masters 2018: This video proves time is a flat circle at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga.—To say things stay the same at Augusta National is erroneous; in this century alone the course has been lengthened, the membership diversified, the practice facility has been overhauled, a new media center built, even the merchandise shops have seen dramatic renovation. The only thing …

Golf

Disconnect will protect your privacy on public Wi-Fi during your travels this Spring

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime tracker blocking and VPN protection for $49.<p>As the latest Facebook revelations hit the headlines, many of us are starting to think more carefully about digital privacy. Disconnect is a service that helps you block online trackers and stay anonymous, thanks to built-in VPN …

Information Systems

How to bet the Masters: An innovative system (and a Vegas expert) have identified this year's champion

Writers are generally pretty good at explaining why things have happened, but far worse at predicting how they'll unfold. Vegas betting sharps are …

Golf

This Is the $44 Kitchen Knife With 5,000 Amazon Reviews

If there’s one kitchen tool every cook needs, from beginners to professional chefs, it’s a fantastic knife. Few things are more frustrating than …

Country Lifestyle

Strawberry Fool Recipe

This simple take on a classic British dessert requires only a handful of ingredients and can be thrown together at a moment’s notice—in short, it’s …

Dessert

Saving money was never easier with these 10 mobile apps

Download these to start saving money with just a tap on your cell phone.<p>Saving money is essential to accomplish big and small financial goals, from saving for retirement, to affording your next family vacation, to building your emergency fund.<p>Unfortunately, most of us are saving far too little. …

Personal Finance

If You Love Chick-fil-A’s Frosted Sunrise, Try This Copycat Recipe ASAP

True Chick-fil-A fans know that there’s something even better than chicken on the menu: The Frosted Lemonade, a combination of freshly-squeezed …

Country Lifestyle

12 texting tricks you didn’t know the iPhone could do

“Hey, can I call you?” I bet millions send this text every day. It’s common etiquette. You text first and see whether someone is busy. If you get a “Sure,” or “Y,” or “K,” you can ring that person up.<p>Texts used to be handy; now they’re an integral part of our lives. We hold entire conversations via …

Apps

The Secret Ingredient To Making Tender Meat

If you have ever volunteered to cook the Thanksgiving turkey, you are probably familiar with the concept of brining; soaking the bird in a mixture of …

Cooking

Our Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 475°. Grate frozen butter using large holes of a box grater. Toss together grated butter and flour in a medium …

Baking

Candied Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 400°. Grease a 9-by-13-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter. In a large saucepan …

Sweet Potatoes

Easiest Cinnamon Rolls Ever

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Cinnamon Rolls: Whisk together flour, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine milk, yeast, …

Baking

Salted Caramel Banana Pudding

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Shortcut Salted Caramel: Melt butter and light brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium, stirring occasionally. …

Dessert

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Country Lifestyle

The 2-Ingredient Appetizer That Never Disappoints

In the hustle and bustle of the season, the words "two-ingredient" ring harmoniously in our ears. Amidst all of Mama's classic – albeit 35-step – …

Cooking

Our Easiest One Pot Recipes of 2017

Cure your midweek blues with these deliciously easy suppers.<p>Nothing can get rid of the midweek blues better than a warm, comforting dinner. Well, …

Cooking

Trinity Forest Golf Club: The New Home Of The Byron Nelson

Trinity Forest's ridges and ripples will test the pros<p>When he first saw the Dallas property that he and partner Ben Crenshaw would turn into the new Trinity Forest Golf Club—a drab, treeless, 165-acre tabletop city dump perched above the tree-lined Trinity River—golf architect Bill Coore ignored …

Golf

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you …

Vegan

iOS 11 killed my battery life. Here's how I finally revived it and you can, too

An hour after upgrading to iOS 11, my iPhone 7 Plus phone was at 30%. It was 11 a.m. and I had barely used it.<p>An hour later, another update came out: 11.0.1. I updated again, so then it made it until about noon.<p>If you just upgraded your iPhone, there's a really good chance you're noticing a serious …

Apps

You Asked: Is Social Media Making Me Miserable?

Back in 1970, the technology writer Alvin Toffler published a book called <i>Future Shock</i>, which became an international bestseller. The book is about …

Social Media

Chicago Attractions – 6 Windy City Experiences You Must Try

Famous for its bold architectural buildings and deep-dish style pizza, the city of Chicago is the place to be. When you travel here, you’ll find that …

This video of a moose chasing a golfer is alternately hilarious and terrifying

"There's a lot of danger on this hole," is a phrase golfers can relate to. Turns out that could mean anything -- heavy rough down the left side, a pond in front of the green, or at Sweden's Karlstad GC, a moose chasing you across the fairway.<p>Check out the video courtesy of The Local Sweden of …

Golf

Watch Jordan Spieth's walk-off hole-out from every conceivable angle thanks to this cool collection of cell phone videos

Yeah, yeah, we've already done a lot on Jordan Spieth's walk-off bunker shot to win the Travelers Championship on Sunday. Why? Because it was that good.<p>There was the shot itself. Justin Thomas calling the shot. Spieth's reaction. Spieth's caddie's reaction. Spieth's caddie keeping the rake he …

Golf

Watch Phil Mickelson's classic exchange with "1920s Reporter Guy" at Colonial

Phil Mickelson's win at Colonial in 2008 was memorable for a few reasons. To start, there was an incredibly daring and clutch approach shot through the trees on the final hole, a converted winning birdie putt, and a fan doing a cannonball into a pond as the ball disappeared into the hole. Here's a …

Golf

The Second Burning of Atlanta

The Great Fire of 1917 caused more destruction than Sherman’s march through Atlanta. But rebuilding in its aftermath is what truly altered Atlanta’s …

9 facts that will cheer up even the saddest of Tiger Woods fans

Thursday was tough if you're a Tiger Woods fan. Just two days after finally hitting a couple of golf shots in public, the 14-time major champ announced he had undergone another back surgery. Suddenly, the prevailing thought went from <i>When are we going to see Tiger again?</i> to <i>Are we (gulp) ever going</i> …

Golf

Listen to Sergio Garcia describe his first 24 hours as Masters champion

Sergio Garcia got four hours of sleep on Sunday night, then hopped on a plane to New York City for back-to-back media obligations. We caught up with him at the Empire State Building on Monday night, where he graciously (and exhaustedly) answered our questions about a wide range of topics -- …

Golf

Tiger Woods beats Michael Strahan in a putting contest, gives a vintage fist pump

And just like that, Tiger Woods was back to draining putts and showing off a vintage fist pump! OK, so it was just during a putting contest on a morning show, but excuse us for getting excited. We haven't seen much of Tiger lately.<p>Woods appeared on <i>Good Morning America</i> on Monday morning to promote …

Golf