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New Orleans Beignets

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Make the yeast mixture: Combine yeast, 1/2 cup warm water, and 1 tsp. granulated sugar in bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer; let …

The 7 Best Anti-Aging Products of All Time, According to Dermatologists

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

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Inside Bottle Barn, an Iconic Santa Rosa Wine Retailer

Bottle Barn isn’t easy to find. The store is located in an industrial zone of Santa Rosa, California, near a bathroom design center and a furniture …

A cunning plan: Yotam Ottolenghi’s main course recipes for a Christmas party

The secret to cooking for a festive get-together? Organisation, so you can join in with all the fun, too<p>Feeding a crowd is fun, but it requires a fair bit of organisation. Three practical tips, then. First, plan and prepare as much as you can in advance: marinate meat, make sauces and dressings, …

Food

This device is easily the most effective at-home teeth whitener I've ever used

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>GLO Science<p>We cover a lot of teeth whitening products here at Insider Picks, like the charcoal teeth whitening powder that has seemingly …

Oakland Eats: 'Hawking Bird' Opening Soon; 'Bourbon & Beef' Shutters, More

In this edition of Oakland Eats, an upscale burger joint moves to Uptown, a boulangerie debuts its first brick-and-mortar locale, a surf-and-turf …

Texas

Spicy Shrimp and Farro Soup With Winter Greens

Step 1<p>Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, carrot, chilies, garlic, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and …

Neil Young Is In The Midst Of One Of The Strangest Phases Of His Entire Career

<i>Listen To This Eddie is a weekly column that examines the important people and events in the classic rock canon and how they continue to impact the world of popular music.</i><p>Neil Young has always been one of our “weirder” rock stars. Whether it’s his fascination with turning old ‘40s and ‘50s …

Opinion: Where to stash your money when this bull market makes you sweat

(An earlier version of this column said stocks rise 70% of all trading days. They actually rise 70% of all years, and the text has been changed to …

The best crime books and thrillers of 2017

Mark Lawson welcomes the return of George Smiley, drunken spooks and the recreation of a real-life murder trial<p>In literature, as in boxing, great champions have compromised their reputations by going on too long. But entering the ring for the 24th time, at the age of 86, John le Carré remained an …

Books

3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three stocks have the potential to be huge winners over the long term.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) changed the world by helping to bring computers …

4 Dividend Growers That Are Perfect For Retirement

Today I’m going to reveal my personal strategy for outperforming the market over the long haul.<p>It’s simple. All you have to do is buy dividend stocks—but not in the way most people think.<p>I’ll also name 4 terrific dividend growers you can buy now and safely tuck away in your retirement portfolio</i> …

The Importance Of Downside Protection

Big risk = big return is true for individual securities, but not for a portfolio. This is a common misconception for investors (and …

Eve V review: can a scrappy upstart undercut the Surface Pro?

Back in May, I met a young CEO called Konstantinos Karatsevidis at the Computex Taipei trade show. His company, Eve-Tech, has an unusual pitch — why buy computers from massive companies like Dell or Lenovo if a lean, nimble startup can offer better value by cutting out inefficiencies? And why not …

Apple Pecan Brussels Sprout Salad {A Meatless Monday Recipe

If you don’t like brussels sprouts, at least hear me out because I believe I can change your mind about how you feel about them with this recipe for …

This construction unfolds into a home in just hours, and only costs around $33,400

Designed by Renato Vidal and manufactured by Area Legno in Italy, this modular living unit can unfold into a fully functional home within six to …

These 6 investment newsletters have delivered top returns in good stock markets and bad

The money managers with the best track records are not necessarily the best choice for many stock investors.<p>When following a manager, long-term …

A Safe 9% Dividend To Buy For 2018

Right now, there are plenty of safe <i>9%+</i> <i>dividend yields</i> sitting right under investors’ noses—literally hiding in plain sight!<p>Where? In the utility sector.<p>That’s right. As I write this, you can easily grab payouts <i>5 times the market average</i> from some of the stodgiest companies out there—so conservative …

Vegetarian Christmas feast: recipes from Bruno Loubet

Mushroom, kimchi and sweet potato pie, beetroot ravioli and other family favourites from the celebrated chef<p>When Bruno Loubet’s mother died – “she was very old,” he clarifies, swiftly – his brothers and sisters went to clear out the family house in south-west France. “They found 500 jars of …

Best books of 2017 – part two

From moving memoirs to far-reaching fiction, the wonders of science and the lessons of history, novelists, poets and critics pick their best reads of the year<p><b>Part one:</b> George Saunders, Ali Smith and others share their favourites<br>• Nominate your books of the year in the comments below<p>Anything is …

Popular Fiction

Classic Beef Pot Roast

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350º.<p>Step 2<p>Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chuck roast with salt and pepper. …

The Remarkable True Story of a “Dividend Millionaire”

Lessons from Hayford Peirce’s 30-year portfolio plan.<p>IN 1995, Hayford Peirce, a science-fiction and mystery writer by avocation, sat down in a …

Origin Energy launches smart home kit for optimising energy usage

At AU$199, the starter kit comes with sensors and other internet-connected things to help Origin's customers better manage energy usage.<p>Australian …

Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Easy Baked Mini Corn dogs

<b>INGREDIENTS</b>1⅛ cups buttermilk<br>2 eggs, I like using Egg-land Best eggs, see healthy benefit<br>2 tablespoons pickle relish<br>2 tablespoon prepared yellow …

The Only Way I'd Eat Cauliflower as a Kid (and Now as an Adult, Too)

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from community member Heena, who shares a favorite recipe of her mother's that's simple, satisfying, and make-ahead friendly.</i><p>When I was contacted about featuring my Mom’s …

Bolognese

Bolognese sauce is an originally Italian, meat-based sauce that is served with pasta. Here, our favorite Bolognese recipes including pappardelle with …

Every investor needs to know these 12 valuation ratios

An uninformed investor: "This stock is so cheap! The current stock price is only $0.50!"<p>A smart investor: "Umm…the stock price means nothing. Your stock's EBITDA multiple is negative!"<p>I know. Cheesy example. But hopefully, it gets the point across. Just because the stock price is trading under $1 …

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