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40% of Americans can't cover a $400 emergency expense

Can you cover an unexpected $400 expense?<p>Four in ten Americans can't, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Board. Those who don't have the cash on hand say they'd have to cover it by borrowing or selling something.<p>The bright side? That's an improvement from half of adults being unable …

Retirement

Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe

"Make something special to share with a friend! This delicious starter can make a variety of breads. Do not use metal containers or …

Amish Mennonites

7 Simple Ways to Make a Better Burger at Home, According to Chefs

From pan choice to meat blend, every detail matters.<p>With warmer weather (finally!) upon us, grilling season has arrived. Let’s be honest, …

Cooking

This 5-Minute Habit Will Train Your Brain to Be More Positive

Incorporate a few minutes of gratitude into your day.<p><i>How can someone change their mindset to be more positive? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, growth mindset hacker,</b> …

Happiness

7 things you should do every day with your significant other to make your love last

Due to the daily pressures, distractions, and dynamics of modern life, a romantic couple doesn't have to be dysfunctional to grow distant over time. Long working hours and the demands of raising children can push date night, sex, and romantic vacations to the last place on the priority …

If You Want to Be a Great Leader, You Should Stop Using These Phrases Now

Your words have the power to either inspire or discourage your employees<p>When you're a manager, your employees are constantly watching to see how you behave and what you say. As a result, it's important to be intentional about your choice of words in any setting.<p>As the boss, there are certain things …

These 10 Breakfasts Are Faster than the Drive-Thru Window

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Mornings can feel like a constant rush to get out the door and get everyone to school or work, so it's no wonder it can …

Breakfast

50 Affordable Wines You Can Always Trust

Sometimes wine is daunting, and the fact that vintages change every year is one of the reasons. Was 2014 better than 2015? Worse? How are you …

Wine

7 Sandwich Secrets We’re Stealing from Chefs (Thanks, Chefs)

The perfection of some sandwiches lies in their simplicity (say, a ham and cheese with nothing but the highest quality ham, cheese, and don’t forget …

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

12 Simple Habits That Will Make Your Professional Life and Personal Life Better

Nice guys (and gals) don't finish last.<p>I'd be the first to admit that as a young entrepreneur, I was in it for myself. Credit? Yep, I'll take some. Money? I could always use more of that. Attention? Sure, put the camera on me.<p>It's sad and strange to think about now. Over time, I've been fortunate …

Work-life Balance

6 reasons this is the perfect thank-you email to send after a job interview

• The interview thank you email is a crucial part of getting the job you want.<br>• When you don't send a thank you email or letter after an interview, you …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

Your favorite ‘healthy’ foods are making you fat

Going to the grocery store has long been tedious, but now it’s become downright befuddling. Shoppers are bombarded with labels touting foods as …

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

The First 10 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven

I like to think of the day I brought home a Dutch oven as the day my kitchen changed forever. That may sound dramatic, but seriously — there really …

Cooking

This Is How Much Money You Should Have in Savings at Every Age

And the steps that will get you there.<p>Are you falling behind? Ellevest recently talked to 1,000 women about their money—and their lives. Based on the …

Everything You Need To Know About Ordering & Cooking The Perfect Steak

In the United States, we eat a lot of steak (though, to be fair, not as much as we used to). Back in the 1970s, beef consumption peaked at 90 pounds per American, every year. It’s been trending downwards since. Still, the numbers are staggering. The average American consumed nearly 56 pounds of cow …

BBQ

Sheet Pan Cuban Sandwiches

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Brush 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Place bread bottoms on baking sheet. …

Sandwiches

Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Stir together pasta, Spicy Tomato Sauce With Italian Sausage, and 1/2 cup …

Our Most Popular Recipes in 2017

Westword's 100 Essential Denver Restaurants

100 Restaurants We Can't Live Without<p>It's impossible to imagine the Denver dining scene without these spots.<p>With so much going on in metro Denver’s …

Dining Rooms

36 Dump-And-Cook Crockpot Recipes You Need To Try

Make chicken tetrazzini the easy way with this breezy recipe. The only thing you have to do when you get home at the end of the day is add cream …

What to Cook This Weekend

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>. Download the</i> <i>NYT Cooking app here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. It’s not all steak frites and great Burgundies here at NYT Cooking, though many of us …

French Food

You're Only Using 10% of Your Crockpot's Potential—Here's What Else It Does

Crockpots tend to fall into the same category as KitchenAids and Vitamixes: They have a dedicated cult following of users who swear they're the …

The Dinner Rolls of Your Dreams Are Inspired by Red Lobster

Buttery Cheddar Herb Rolls<p>Makes 20 (3-inch) rolls<p>4 cups all-purpose flour <br>2 tablespoons granulated sugar <br>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage or …

Dessert

This Coconut Curry Chicken & Rice Cooks in One Pan

When you don't have a ton of time to dedicate to cooking a main dish and sides for dinner, a one-pan meal is the perfect solution. In this case, …

Curries

9 Speedy Suppers For The Hangry Family

On those crazy weeknights when your “starving” family is about to snap, you need to whip up a satisfying meal — stat! From Southwestern sliders to cashew chicken, these quick dinners are guaranteed to return your hangry family to its normally happy disposition.<p>1. Southwestern Sliders<p>These …

Next Week's Meal Plan: 5 Cozy Comfort-Food Dinners

How do you divide dinner chores at home? Most weekdays I cook dinner and my husband clears the dishes, puts away leftovers, and washes dishes in …

Cooking

Recipe: Classic Greek shrimp and tomatoes get a crunchy coating of lemony breadcrumbs

<i>Serves 6</i><p>Classic Greek shrimp with tomatoes (garides saganaki) is gussied up here with crunchy lemony breadcrumbs. This baked dish begins with a …