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5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Landscape Photography

4 Carbs You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

“Carb” sound like a curse word to people who want to lose weight, but not all carbohydrates are sitting around plotting the expansion of your behind. …

Nutrition

The Best Cookie Recipes To Bake This Weekend

Baking for others is a delicious form of altruism that’s been proven to boost your overall sense of well-being and help connect you with the people you love. But what if you just don’t have time for altruism during the busy workweek?<p>That’s what weekends are for.<p>We know you don’t have time to waste …

Dessert

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and ingredients. I know that some combination of black or pinto …

Sweet Potatoes

You Can Riff on This Healthy Blueberry-Sour Cream Muffin Recipe All Summer Long

Do you ever wake up, and the first thing you think about is muffins? No? That’s just me? Well, okay fine. Even if your level of muffin adoration has …

Breakfast

Which one is healthier? Test your nutrition IQ

One of these foods is healthier than the other — and the answers may surprise you.<p>Every time we go grocery shopping or sit down to eat, there are choices to make. Which cereal are you going to throw in your cart? Which milk? Different days and personal needs may call for different things, but if …

Nutrition

Trying to Lose Weight? These 12 Tips Will Help You Naturally Feel Less Hungry

If you're trying to lose weight, you know you have to be in a healthy calorie deficit. But when you start reducing your calories, you can't help but feel hungry as you're adjusting to your new diet. Sound familiar? Not to worry. Max Lugavere, bestselling author of <b>Genius Foods</b>, has some useful …

Weight Loss

10 of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Just because we've got winter in the rearview mirror (finally!), there's no reason to push your slow cooker to the back of your kitchen cabinet. This …

Cooking

5 Things to Do the Moment a Loved One Passes Away

You might not be thinking about the practical tasks that need to be accomplished as soon as possible, but these steps are critical to safeguard an …

Retirement

To keep up with an aging generation, experts say senior living is being viewed more as hospitality

The U.S. Census has projected that people age 65 or older will outnumber children under 18 by the year 2035. For now, as the baby boomer generation is aging, it is also reshaping senior living — and some older seniors are already trying it out.<p>Marilyn Oliver, 89, said she often takes several …

Pew Research Center

What Is The Most I Can Receive From My Social Security Retirement Benefits?

The maximum monthly Social Security benefit for a person retiring in 2018, at their full retirement age, is $2,788 per month , or $33,456 per year. To achieve this benefit, you must have had the maximum taxable earning for a whopping 35 years. It is for this reason, that most people’s benefits will …

Retirement

How to curb the high cost of caregiving

Caregiving is often so easy at the start, you don’t even think of it as caregiving. It’s a few days off from work to accompany Dad for medical tests, …

Retirement

Here's How Taxes Will Change For Florida Residents In 2018

A new report looks at how individual incomes taxes will change because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.<p>With the 2017 tax season officially out of most …

Retirement

You'll Be Shocked to See The Deductions You've Lost Under The New Tax Bill

The Republican Congress had to scramble to find additional sources of revenue in order to make up tax reductions for corporation and lower tier income groups.<p>And they found some of that revenue by taking away deductions.<p>There are literally scores of smaller deductions that you were previously able …

Personal Finance

Do You Really Understand Social Security?

Gaining a better understanding of how Social Security works is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for retirement. After all, on …

Retirement

Where Retirees Underestimate Spending

Underestimating how much you’ll spend can be costly, so it’s key to know the common pitfalls<p>Navigating retirement can be difficult for lots of reasons. One of the biggest is that it forces people to make plans based on spending assumptions that won’t become a reality for decades.<p>Guessing wrong can …

Retirement

7 Myths About Finances in Retirement

In many ways, retirement is unknown territory. After spending several decades in the workforce, bringing in income and saving for the future, you now …

Retirement

Top 10 Basic Retirement Checklist To Follow At Any Age

I’ve heard horror stories of this happening and the most common culprit is lack of planning.<p>Planning your retirement is something you do not want to …

Retirement

38 of Our Favorite Greek-Inspired Dishes

From one-pot chicken dishes for the weeknight to feast-worthy salads and seafood, we've combed through our favorite Greek and Greek-inspired recipes …

Food

5 foods to eat daily, according to a Harvard nutritionist

<b>Simply adding these foods to your daily routine, says Teresa Fung, is a great way to boost your health.</b><p>Navigating the massive maze of nutrition …

Nutrition

13 Products People Who Don't Eat Meat Or Dairy Actually Swear By

Available on Amazon and completely suitable for the vegan or vegetarian in your life.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

Cooking

Crispy Chickpeas Are My Goes-On-Everything Dinner MVP

By Alex Delany<p>These simple crispy chickpeas are here to improve whatever you're making for dinner.<p>I’ve always wanted to be a renaissance man. Or whatever the less pretentious-sounding version of that is. You know, someone who excels in multiple fields, someone who is always surprising friends with …

Chickpeas

Spring Slow Cooker Recipes

Warmer weather doesn’t mean you need to retire the slow cooker.<p>There’s no denying the power of the slow cooker. It can create rich flavor, beautiful …

Cooking

Chopped Dinner Salad with Crispy Chickpeas

April 2018<p>6 servings<p>This salad is a real winner, but the combo of crunchy veg + lettuce + creamy cheese + pulled protein + crispy topping is universally delicious—make it your own by swapping in whatever odds and ends you have lying around. And that all-purpose vinaigrette is delicious on pretty …

Food

7 Tips for a Next-Level Grilled Cheese

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, <i>Food & Wine</i> Culinary Director Justin Chapple and our New York City Test Kitchen Manager Kelsey Youngman …

Cooking

How to Make Whipped Ricotta—and My All-Time Favorite Way to Use It

I probably don’t need to sell you on the benefits of keeping a tub of ricotta cheese in your fridge. The mild, creamy cheese does wonders when …

Country Lifestyle

What foods are high in protein?

Eating foods high in protein has many benefits, including muscle building, weight loss, and feeling fuller after eating. Though eating lots of …

Nutrition

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Healthy Eating

Donald Trump and Republicans are botching health care. We need Medicare for anyone.

We need to build on the gains of the Affordable Care Act, not go backward. Medicare for anyone, or Medicare Extra, is a path to universal health care.<p>Congressional Republicans missed their best and probably last chance this year to stabilize the Affordable Care Act when they passed a government …

Health Care

Doing Cardio Is Not Enough: Five Surprising Steps To Protect Your Cardiovascular Health | Poliquin Article

Despite mountains of research on cardiovascular function and the incredible importance of the heart and blood vessels in health and physical …

Nutrition