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Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

Crack Chicken Tacos

If you're addicted to our Crack Chicken, just wait until you taste it in tacos.<p>Directions<p>Make crack chicken: Preheat oven to 425°. In a large …

Recipes

Recipe: Creamy Turmeric Chicken Skillet — Recipes from The Kitchn

Turmeric is the golden darling of good health. This brilliant orange-fleshed root (in the same family as ginger) is beloved for its anti-inflammatory …

Recipes

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

The Top 10 Franchises You Can Buy for Less Than $100,000

These 10 franchises can cost less than six figures, and they all rank in the top 40 of our Franchise 500.<p>Franchises are a great option for anyone who wants to have a combination of freedom and support, as this business model lets you work for yourself while enjoying the branding and experience of a …

Social Media

How One Millennial Graphic Designer Built A Business That Broke $2 Million

Melyssa Griffin, 28, started her career as an English teacher at several schools in Japan, not long after getting her B.A. from the University of California at Irvine. She soon realized that though the work was rewarding, it wasn’t her true calling. By 2014, she decided to try another direction and …

Entrepreneurship

This 10% Dividend Buy Is On Sale

One of the most reliable income-producing sectors has been hit hard over the past year, handing you a terrific shot at outsized dividend yields running all the way up to 10%.<p>In a moment, I’ll show you two funds that let you grab these huge income streams at a big discount—and one that <i>looks</i> like a …

Investing

The Magic of Fibonacci Applied to Facebook

Nature has a rhythm. We see it in tides, weather, flower petals, shells and even galaxies. These patterns are clear enough to have been recognized …

Stock Markets

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

Future of TV: Funding the Future of Networks

If you have any doubt that video is the biggest untapped next phase of the web, just take a look at the capital that is funding a long list of content-centric startups. The quality of the entrepreneurs, and the size of their ambitions should, at the very least, prove that there's a big collective …

Russell Simmons

Kevin Rose Plots A Luxury Ecommerce Empire Starting With New App Watchville

“I did not like watches my entire life,” Digg co-founder Kevin Rose tells me. That’s an odd admission for a man who just launched Watchville, an app that aggregates news from top wristwatch blogs, and offers an atomic clock tool to help you set your timepiece and its moon phases.<p>But Rose explains, …

Want to Know How VC’s Calculate Valuation Differently from Founders?

Back in 1999 when I first raised venture capital I had zero knowledge of what a fair term sheet looked like or how to value my company. Due to …

Disney CEO Bob Iger's Empire of Tech

Even in a dress-down gray sweater, Bob Iger looks a bit mechanical. His mouth is almost geometrically straight, his face constructed of some cool …

The Quinoa Cookbook

• <b>Author:</b> John Chatham<p>WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER<p>You've read about quinoa's myriad health benefits, noticed its migration onto restaurant menus, even learned how to correctly pronounce its name, and now the important part: How do you incorporate quinoa into your kitchen?<br>Quinoa is a gluten-free …

5 Sexy Steak Wines

Whether it's a first date or your 50th anniversary, few things are more romantic than a candlelit steak dinner with a bottle of decadent red wine. From tongue-tingling rosé to silky Syrah to bold and robust Cabernet Sauvignon, GAYOT's top sexy wines excite the senses and set the mood for an …

Napa Valley

11 startups to bet your career on

These companies could make (or break) your whole career.<p>If you're looking to make a switch, and if you're willing to gamble on some startups disrupting their traditional industry equivalents, look no further than the companies on this list.

Startups

13 Outdoor Dates In Los Angeles

<i>If you're tired of boring old restaurant or bar dates, we've got a list of some of our favorite outings under the sun while the days are still long.</i> …

Why the New Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Are Big News

<i>Robert S. Rosenson, M.D. Director of Cardiometabolic Disorders Professor of Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai</i><p>In June, a panel of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisors recommended that the FDA approve two drugs in a brand new class of cholesterol-lowering medications called …

Medicine

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

CEOs

How To Build A Mobile App Startup With No Technical Background

If you're an entrepreneur with an app idea and don't have the knowledge of coding, don't worry. There are options available to get your product off the ground.<p>Not every tech startup founder is a developer. And they don’t necessarily have to be. As an entrepreneur, you’d be doing much more than …

This ‘Wall Street training’ course bundle will help get your finance career started

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>How far can you go in the finance industry? Rick Osentoski/AP Finance isn't the most welcoming career path to pick up off the …

Wall Street

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

12 Hottest Cocktail Spots in Los Angeles, Summer 2018

There’s no better time to celebrate spring in LA than with a nicely crafted cocktail. Luckily for the denizens of Los Angeles, the city has a wealth of outstanding bars to imbibe and entertain. And since it’s hard for a lot of businesses to get standalone liquor licenses, many of LA’s best bars …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

BBQ

The Crazy Scrambled Egg Hack You Have To See To Believe

Every day, it seems, we find a new, more complicated way to cook eggs. We bake where we once hard-boiled, brûlée where we once fried -- and if all else fails, we trot out the sous vide machine. But for perfect, no-frills scrambled eggs, the secret is dead simple: Poach them.<p>This technique, which …

Breakfast

This Is How Millionaires View Money — and Why It’s Successful

Doesn’t it seem like the rich keep getting richer while the middle class is stuck in the same old spot?<p>Economic inequality is a hot topic right now, …

A prominent VC firm just released a great cheat sheet to help you see through startup hype

Last night, the firm, which was cofounded by Netscape inventor Marc Andreessen and has invested in big names like Airbnb, Buzzfeed, Facebook, and Twitter, put up an excellent list of 16 metrics that every startup — and would-be startup investor — should understand.<p>For instance:<p>Have you ever been …

Startups

Go Ahead, Give Your Toddler A Kitchen Knife

My 3-year-old son has an inexplicable fondness for the whisk. And we are pros, my son and I, at making blueberry and chocolate muffins and spooning out cookie batter.<p>But when it comes to leafy greens or butternut squash, my son gets bored. He starts whining or throwing things or yelling at his baby …

Parenting

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

How to make an extra $500 a month

We found an awesome Reddit thread with suggestions on how to make $500 more a month, beyond your salary.<p>Posters offered great tips on how to rake in the money without spending too much of your time. We'd never thought of some of these ideas, but we're definitely ready to try some of them out. See …

Pizza Hut