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The Best Budgeting Apps to Get Your Family Finances In Order

Managing a family budget doesn't have to be a massive time suck.<p>Raising a kid is expensive. And it’s becoming more costly every year. It’s also …

Personal Finance

Virgin Galactic plans to launch customers to space from a future Italian spaceport

The company has a new partnership with the Italian aerospace industry<p>Today, US space tourism venture Virgin Galactic announced a new partnership with two of Italy’s biggest aerospace companies to someday launch people into space from the European country. The plan is to eventually conduct flights …

Cash App makes splitting the check easy (50 Essential iOS Apps #34)

There are tons of ways to give money to a friend or family member. You could mail a check, hand them a stack of cash, or send it digitally. With the Cash App, sending money to someone is as easy as entering an amount, dropping in their $cashtag, and hitting send. While this is very similar to Apple …

How to deal with cell phone dead zones in your house

Keep calling and texting.<p>You’ve just moved into a lovely new house complete with everything you ever wanted—except the ability to call anyone. If you don’t seem to get a cell signal inside your home or office, here’s how to keep making calls and texts.<p>Enable Wi-Fi calling and texting<p>All four of the …

Telecoms

A Well-Traveled Couple Launch a Line of Sleek Homes on Wheels

The husband-and-wife duo behind Living Vehicle tell us the story behind the off-grid, mobile home that is shaking up the industry.<p>Santa Barbara, California–based architect Matthew Hofmann and his wife and business partner Joanna have been embracing the nomadic life for the past few years, residing …

Santa Barbara

19 Delicious Ways to Cook With Mango This Summer

There aren't many things in the world better than perfectly ripe mangoes. Sweet, fruity, and creamy, they taste like full-fledged desserts even …

France faces lawsuit for seizing France.com domain

The former domain owner alleges that it was taken unlawfully and without compensation<p>In a landmark case, a French-born American is suing France after …

French Government

How to reset your AirPort base station

Apple just announced that it will be killing its AirPort line of products. Whether you’re wanting to get rid of it, or replace it with another Wi-Fi router in the home, you’ll need to reset it.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to rest your AirPort base station.<p>There are three reset “modes” …

Wi-Fi

15 Make Ahead Crockpot Meals Literally Anyone Can Make

15 Make Ahead Crock-Pot Meals Literally Anyone Can Make<p>Whoever invented the slow cooker deserves a medal.<p>January 23, 2018<p>I like to have a nice warm …

Cooking

11 AirPods Tips And Tricks You Should Know About

Apple’s wireless earbuds — known as the AirPods — have been highly demanded since it was released. Some of the reasons why the AirPods are popular is that being free of wires while listening to audio is very convenient, it pairs with devices quickly and phone calls sound crystal clear.<p>To pair your …

Tech Trends

Start streaming: How to store your existing media in the cloud

Years ago, the thought of watching movies on a phone was absurd — our connections were too slow, or they took up too much space. Today, if we still …

Google Play

An Architectural Mishmash in Montreal Becomes a Long-Term Family Home

A couple turns a cramped Montreal quadruplex into a spacious and flexible family home on the very street where one of them grew up.<p>By the end of the aughts, Molly Alexander and Graeme Anthony were getting restless in the Victorian that they had owned since their 20s in Montreal’s lively Plateau …

Living Rooms

6 Essential Tips For Selecting the Perfect Dining Room Lighting

Adding a light fixture (or two) to your dining room is like putting the icing on a cake: it’s that final, special touch that can imbue style, atmosphere, and just the right amount of illumination—but finding the ideal setup is not always easy.<p>In the dining room, a light fixture is a particularly …

Dining Rooms

Guadalajara city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

Far from Mexico’s well-trodden tourist trail, the colonial city of Guadalajara is one of this vast nation’s most overlooked destinations. In the western state of Jalisco, Guadalajara is Mexico’s second-largest metropolis, and the birthplace of two of its most emblematic exports: tequila and …

At Chablé resort in Mexico's Yucatán jungle, Mayan rituals meet five-star luxury

If pressed, the first thing I remember about my time at Chablé is the sound of birds. From the moment I woke up till the time I nodded off. The …

San Antonio

10 Best Coffee Grinders for Every Budget (Updated for 2018)

<i>Last Updated October, 2017: We’ve added other expert opinions on the 10 best coffee grinders as well as additional info on brewing better coffee.</i> …

Coffee

Easy Tricks to Add Flavor to Your Sauces

Clinging to strands of perfectly al dente angel hair pasta or spooned over slices of a hearty roast, sauce can make or break a meal. But coaxing out maximum flavor from your marinara or bordelaise isn’t always easy. At the end of the day, you’ll probably have to tweak your concoction a bit before …

What to Cook This Week

<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. Diwali is coming up this week, and, for those celebrating, Thursday night will be — …

Recipes

Here’s how to stop worrying so much

Ever feel like you can’t turn your brain off? Worried about how to stop worrying? We all deal with this when life gets challenging.<p>There is a way to …

Mindfulness

A Summery Gratin Worth Turning On the Oven For

My brother-in-law Tim arrived Friday evening with his four children, a case of beer, and a bag of vegetables—the fruits of his, as he described, “backyard CSA”: a half dozen plump, weighty Cherokee Purple tomatoes, two dirt-shrouded onions with straggly greens intact, and four one-pound-plus summer …

This Genius, Super-Flaky Pie Crust Changes Everything in Piedom

Whether you've made zero pies in your life or hundreds—or thousands!—this dough will change your life.<p>The recipe comes from Stella Parks, a.k.a. the baker, science whiz, and sugar historian behind BraveTart the blog (and the spectacularly genius baking cookbook that dropped yesterday). Her …

20 courses under $20 that will teach you things you actually want to know

School can be expensive. From books to tuition to sloppy joes, getting educated isn’t cheap. And you’ll probably never even use most of the things …

We Dry Brine Chicken, and So Should You

By Alex Delany<p>We season our chicken well before cooking it, and yes, it makes chicken that much better.<p>If there's a way to make chicken taste better than it already does, we’ll do it. Which is why, whenever we've got time, we dry brine chicken with plenty of kosher salt before cooking it—and so …

Chicken on a String

Rub the chicken with the oil and season liberally with salt, pepper and paprika. Set aside.<p>Start a fire in your fireplace with a generous amount of …

How To Build The World’s Most Perfect Burger

Our love for the mighty and humble burger runs deep. But what makes the best burger the <i>best</i>? Some would argue that the meat has to be just fatty enough to create that perfect emulsion. Others live and die by a great bun. Does any of that matter if the toppings are subpar? These are questions for …

The queen of queso shares her recipe for an upscale take on the Texas party food

It wasn’t until this last decade that our nation achieved widespread queso familiarity. Before that, queso—for people outside of Texas—was a nebulous …

El Paso

This Condiment Is Sweet, Spicy, Garlicky and Just Ridiculously Good

We finally got the recipe for Bad Saint's palapa, and our food will never taste the same.<p>Step inside Washington DC’s Bad Saint, and you will be treated to the kind of welcoming hospitality that usually only exists in people’s homes. Despite an LA-worthy line that forms outside the restaurant every …

Cooking

I've Had a Lot of Vanilla Ice Cream In My Day, But This One's My Favorite

It took a while to find the best vanilla ice cream, but some things take time.<p>If you called me “vanilla,” I’d thank you for the compliment. When the hell did being delicious become a negative? Vanilla isn’t boring. It’s versatile, subtle, and luxurious. I have more feelings about vanilla than I do …