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How to Make a Very, Very Strong Tiki Drink

Drown your money problems in rum.<p>Have you sent that check in to the IRS yet? No? Better get on it—Tax Day is nearly here. But first, make yourself a drink. A <i>really strong</i> drink. A drink so intoxicating it will make parting with all that money a whole lot less sorrowful. We've got one in mind.<p>To …

Cocktails

5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails to Make at Home

Knowing how to make a good whiskey cocktail is the bedrock of being a true gentleman. While you might not be able to put “makes the best damn Old …

Whiskey

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Lackadaisical

Strawberries top Dirty Dozen list for third year

Nonprofit examines public info about pesticide residue.<p>Strawberries are the dirtiest of the Environmental Working Group's 2018 Dirty Dozen list, the …

Strawberries

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

If your kitchen cabinets need an upgrade, but you don’t want to spend the money to replace them, paint is a great option. This DIY project will give …

Home Improvement

These Are the Dirtiest Places in Your Hotel Room

You may want to pack some disinfectant wipes the next time you travel.<p>When you stay in a hotel room, you usually expect that staff have cleaned it …

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Self-help

The simple secret to making the perfect gin and tonic

The gin and tonic is just one of <i>those</i> cocktails.<p>Lore has it that the concoction was created by British colonists in the 1800s when they mixed antimalarial quinine tonic with gin and sugar. Over the centuries, it's become a default cocktail of summer: cool and refreshing.<p>Gin is essentially vodka …

Prairies

5 side hustles you can do sitting on your sofa

Netflix is paying people to binge watch their shows, and other ways to make easy money<p>Couch potato? Try cash potato.<p>Netflix announced this month that …

Dow Jones

The 10 Best Breweries in the U.S. to Visit, According to Yelp Reviewers

For tours, tastings, or both.<p>It’s National Beer Day today, and there may be quite few Americans celebrating: More Americans prefer an ice-cold beer …

Beer

5 Quick and Easy Fixes For Your Plumbing Problems

Do you consider yourself competent enough to be known as an in-house handyman? Is it your passion to fix issues that occur inside your house; be it …

Home Improvement

Americans Are Finally Coming Around to Brazil’s Favorite Booze—Here’s What the Hype Is About

When it comes to home bartending, there’s something to be said for familiarity. You have your preferred tequila and that go-to rum for a mint-muddled …

Cocktails

Gut Health Needs To Start In Childhood. Here's Exactly What A Kids' Nutrition Expert Recommends

You've probably heard the term "gut health" quite a bit over the past few years, and maybe you've made a concerted effort to take care of your own …

Wellness

Not all rums are created equal — just ask the Cubans

San José de las Lajas, Cuba — Cuba’s signature rum, Havana Club, competes with the best known brands in the world even though it cannot be sold in …

Cuba

Does beer taste better from a can or bottle?

<i>Amuse Our Bouche</i><i> is</i> The Takeout’s <i>column that answers your burning, boiling, and flambéed food questions.</i><br>Are we really still questioning the merits of …

Craft Brewing

Classic Spanish Sangria Recipe

"This is an authentic version of the popular wine drink. You can add any fruit that you want, but I find that apples and pears absorb all the rum. …

Rum

How Much Can You Contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan in 2018?

Federal workers and military personnel can save up to $18,500 in TSP retirement accounts, $500 more than in 2017. Some savers can make additional …

Retirement

Easy Raspberry Lemonade – Italian Beverage - Jamie's Feast

This fresh raspberry lemonade is so quick and easy to prepare! Plus, is so refreshing and delicious! You can start your day with a nice glass of …

Lemonade

5 Investing Strategies to Survive a Stock Market Correction

Worried about volatility? Here are a handful of helpful strategies to increase your chance of making money over the long run.<p>Fear is gripping Wall …

Investing

We Just Got a Wake-Up Call from Wall St.; Are You Going to Pay Attention?

There needs to be more to your retirement planning than just a stock portfolio. You need a plan in place to protect it.<p>Did you ever have a good dream …

Retirement

DEBATE: Are we over-focusing on STEM at the expense of creative skills?

Are we over-focusing on STEM at the expense of creative skills?<p>Caroline Julian, head of policy and public affairs at the Creative Industries …

Creativity

Health Savings Account Change In 2018 Could Trip Up Some Consumers

Members of Congress have said they want to loosen rules for health savings accounts. Did they do it in the latest spending bill? Do people who were uncovered for one month in 2017 owe a tax penalty? And how can immigrants who move to the U.S. to retire get insurance? These are the questions I'm …

Health Care

Japanese Whisky: A Guide for the Thirsty and Curious | GQ

What to expect, what to buy, and how to drink it.<p>It’s hard to imagine a category of spirit more hyped by today’s cool-kid drinkers than Japanese whisky. (And yes, you spell it without the “e”.) But until as recently as 2015, whiskey fans were much more likely to reach for a peaty Scotch or robust, …

Whiskey

Ragtime Rye Old Fashioned cocktail

• Place the sugar in an old-fashioned glass. Add bitters and splash of seltzer or club soda and muddle together with the sugar.<br>• Roll the glass (and use …

Cocktails

According to This Doctor, Your Unexplained Weight Gain May Not Be Your Thyroid

For many people, unexplained weight gain, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and depression are often associated with a thyroid condition. While I am a functional medicine practitioner who specializes in thyroid health, I happen to also see a huge number of patients who think their thyroid may be the …

Wellness

27 Instant Fixes for All Those Nagging Problems Around Your House

These are some super-simple solutions for common household headaches.<p>Water coming from the cold water tap can be pretty chilly during the winter (or …

Home Improvement

7 Surprisingly Great Freebies You Can Get With Your Library Card

Who knew you could use your card for more than just books?<p>Access to Mango, a program to learn a new language<p>Most people would love to learn a new …

Libraries

Granite Is No Longer the Most Popular Countertop—Here’s What Designers Think

Engineered quartz is the new king of the kitchen.<p>If you’re thinking about renovating your kitchen in 2018, you may want to rethink that marble …

Home Improvement
Small Business

Fight About Which of These Final Four Cocktails Is the Best

In this bracket, everyone wins.<p>This year's Final Four college basketball tournament has it all: a textbook Cinderella story team. A nun. A student assistant who survived two plane crashes. And a Hall of Fame coach. Now, it also has a cocktail for every team still standing. We asked bartenders in …

Ann Arbor