Ray Daniels

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My husband and I use this budget spreadsheet to manage our money, and it completely changed our lives

Two years ago, my husband and I were living in Manhattan and struggling to make ends meet. We had more money going out than coming in, and we knew we needed a way to do better when it came to managing our finances.<p>So, my husband, like the total Type A personality he is, turned to Excel to fix our …

Personal Finance

Sarah Sellers: the nurse who stunned the world at the Boston Marathon

A previously anonymous 26-year-old nurse is an overnight sensation (and Olympic hopeful) after a fairytale runner-up finish in Boston wrought by talent, perseverance and grit<p>The story was so good it seemed impossible to imagine. A 26-year-old woman with no sponsors or agents, who had run only one …

Marathons

I paid off my wife’s student loans — then she filed for divorce after two years of marriage

<b>Dear Moneyist,</b><p>Before I married my wife two years ago, she had huge amounts of debt to her name, including large amounts of student loans. After we …

Personal Finance

Stop Buying Tangerines. Plant Them In A Flowerpot And You Will Always Have Hundreds Of Organic Tangerines!

Citrus reticulat is the Latin name for tangerines, or Mandarin oranges. This fruit is rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, B12, A, potassium, and …

Gardening

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

‘It’s actually a nice and intimate moment’: 19 men and women talk facials – the kind involving semen

<b>I’ve never been a big fan of the sperm facial.</b><p>A few years ago, an ex-boyfriend of mine wanted to try it, and as the open-minded woman that I am, I …

Turn-On

Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

The physicist and author of A Brief History of Time has died at his home in Cambridge. His children said: ‘We will miss him for ever’<p>Stephen Hawking obituary by Roger Penrose<p>Tributes poured in on Wednesday to Stephen Hawking, the brightest star in the firmament of science, whose insights shaped …

Physics

Space Is Full Of Planets, And Most Of Them Don't Even Have Stars

Here in the Solar System, we can watch our star’s eight planets orbit with confidence, knowing full well that we’ve discovered at least the majority of round, orbit-clearing worlds around our Sun. But there’s a 4.5 billion year history that we can’t fully know from our vantage point today. All we …

Universe

Seven Magic Sauces you Should Know About

What is a magic sauce? It's a simple sauce you can use a hundred different ways. And you should absolutely have one or two in your repertoire! Here …

Cooking

Catholic Church Reports Spike in ‘Demonic Activity’, Requests for Exorcists Have ‘Tripled’

According to recent reports, the number of people in Italy calling on exorcists for assistance to fight demonic activity has tripled, reaching nearly …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Old-fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat; add celery and onion, and sauté 7 minutes or just until tender.<p>Step …

Country Lifestyle

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t always pay attention to what it can …

Italian Food

Here Are The 5 BBQ Sauces Every Southerner Should Know

If any region can claim to be masters of BBQ, it’s surely the South! The flavorful cuisine often makes an appearance at pool parties, weddings, …

‘Talk dirty to me’: what men and women like to hear in bed

<b>What happens behind closed bedroom doors? A lot of dirty talk, apparently.</b><p>Online dating agency, Saucy Dates, has revealed what men and women prefer …

Don’t make the mistakes this couple made buying a home

<b>Buying our first home in Alaska in 2009 was the biggest mistake my husband Zach and I ever made. Today, we’re in the midst of actually trying to hand</b> …

Real Estate

The 13 Best Spots to Buy Affordable Home Decor Online

When we’re shopping for furniture, we consult our 18 Favorite Spots to Buy Furniture Online, but when we’re looking for all of the decorative touches …

25 Recipes to Make in Your Dutch Oven Right Now

A Dutch oven is a beautiful thing. Its heavy weight means food cooks evenly, whether on the stovetop or in the oven. It's perfect for soups such as …

Jamie Oliver

7 things to do instead of shouting at your kids

Swore you'd never be a 'shouty mum' but yell on a regular basis? You're not alone. Top parenting experts offer some alternatives<p>The reasons we shout …

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

10 Popular Cauliflower Recipes to Make Right Now

One of the coolest things about being an adult (I use that term loosely) is to see foods that used to take a backseat to other showstoppers finally …

Healthy Eating

9 Questions To Ask On A First Date, According To Divorce Lawyers

Few people have a keener eye for relationship red flags than divorce attorneys. They’ve seen firsthand how quickly personality quirks can turn into major annoyances and the problems that can lead to calling it quits.<p>That also makes them surprisingly good at giving dating advice. Below, family law …

Divorce

If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

Make These Pork Chops in Creamy Garlic Sauce for Dinner

Photos of perfectly cooked porkchops are seriously drool-worthy. With their golden-brown exterior and perfectly seasoned crust, to many they can seem …

Cooking

Chef John's Sourdough Starter Recipe

"Here's part 1 of my 2-part recipe for sourdough bread. It takes 4 days to make the starter, but there's really not much to it other than 'feeding' …

Baking

11 Homemade Condiments to Make You Feel Like a Pro

A well-stocked fridge is tough to beat. Even the little things, like the right sauce or condiment or garnish, can be a lifesaver for sandwiches, salads, or spreads. And while we all have that brand we love, here's a challenge: Why not try your hand at homemade condiments? Think of it as a chance to …

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket with BEST EVER Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with sides/jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up. Set aside.<p>Spray 6 …

Seafood Gumbo - Louisiana Woman

Nothing compares to my Mama’s seafood gumbo. So far, I have not tasted one as good as her’s. That’s why I’m so excited to share her recipe with you …

Seafood

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, we’re eagerly anticipating the flood of new 2018 books ― and the …

Books

Leading elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania

Wayne Lotter had received numerous death threats while battling international ivory-trafficking networks<p>• Read more: Wayne Lotter obituary<p>The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania.<p>Wayne Lotter, 51, was …

Endangered Species