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Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

21 lessons for how to get the most out of life, from a guy who retired at 50

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Six years ago, at 50, I took early retirement, sold almost everything I owned and began …

Happiness

Make the Best Pizza

Good morning. There are more than 2,500 five-star ratings on our best recipe for pizza dough (above), but I’m here this morning with a couple of notes about it all the same. (Some night soon you can use the result to make a plain pizza pie, or a pizza that is green and white.)<p>The first is, if you …

Recipes

Chef John's Sourdough Bread Recipe

"Making your own sourdough bread does take a while, but the amount of actual work is minimal--and the bread you'll get is spectacular! See the …

How to make a sourdough starter—and keep it alive

The perfect loaf starts with some bacterial friends.<p>Sourdough bread, tangy and chewy, is my favorite bread for grilled cheese sandwiches (white cheddar only, please), pesto paninis, and eating an entire loaf in one sitting. To rise, this bread doesn't rely on the packets of dried yeast you find in …

How to Make Stirato: Like a Baguette, but Easier

Yes, you can make bakery-worthy bread at home! Get ready for chewy, crusty loaves that you'll want to tear into for breakfast, dinner and everything …

A Real Estate Boom, Powered by Pot

QUINCY, Mass. — At the edge of an industrial park in this suburb south of Boston, past a used-car auction lot and a defunct cheese factory, is an unmarked warehouse bristling with security cameras and bustling with activity. Until recently, the cinder-block structure was home to a wholesale …

Real Estate

The Step-by-Step Guide to Making Money from Instagram

Instagram is a force of nature.What was merely a photo-sharing app initially has become one of the top social media platforms in less than seven …

Marketing

Why AI needs a magic moment

Well-known author Malcolm Gladwell defines the tipping point as “that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire.”<p>The idea of using AI-powered technology to fuel digital marketing and customer experience has been around for years, yet …

Artificial Intelligence

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

10 of Our Best Baking Lessons of the Year

Baking requires patient precision and a mastering of technique, yet it doesn't have to be difficult or out of reach. These 10 lessons were our most …

Baking

Airy modern prefab cabin was built for $80,000

And assembled in 10 days<p>DublDom, a series of affordable prefab homes from Moscow firm Bio Architects, has unveiled its latest project. Clocking in at 1,184 square feet, this single-level woodland residence represents a larger home in the DublDom line up, which currently offers models ranging from …

How to Make Homemade Pizza Dough Video

In this video, you’ll see how to make the best pizza dough from scratch. It’s easy! The best pizza always starts with the best pizza crust, one …

10 Productivity Tricks You Can Learn in 10 Minutes

You’re probably short on time reading this, and I don’t blame you. Life moves fast. It seems impossible to keep up with hundreds of tasks being …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

Books

Dr. Mark Hyman: Slow Carbs, Not Low Carbs

The low-carb frenzy hit its zenith in the early 2000’s and has since ebbed and flowed in popularity. I’ve seen patients get impressive results doing …

20 Best Chicken Soups Ever

Who doesn’t love a delicious bowl of hot soup? It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s good for you. And when it comes to chicken, well, we just love it.<p>So …

Cooking

9 Kick-Ass Curries That Are Way Easier Than You Think

If you’re on the hunt for one-pot meals that feed a crowd—or want to stretch your cooking efforts into leftovers that last for days—curries are where …

Recipes

23 of Our Favorite Recipes Made with 3 Ingredients or Fewer

Meals should not be brief. We like to linger at the table, sneaking cold potatoes with our fingers and refilling our wine glasses and talking and talking and talking. But recipes? Those can be brief—and maybe they should be, letting the ingredients or the technique speak the loudest. Thick, buttery …

10 Easy Recipes for a Stress-Free Thanksgiving

I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I'd cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely exhausted by the time my guests arrived on Thanksgiving day. After one glass of wine, I'd be nodding off at the table, dreaming of my pillow! I finally wised up by simplifying my …

Cooking

Easy Sausage & Herb Stuffing

5 stars based on 100 votes<p>I used to host elaborate Thanksgiving celebrations, where I’d cook and prepare for days on end, only to be completely …

Boneless Whole Turkey for Thanksgiving - How to Bone, Stuff, & Roast a Whole Turkey

Try This Thanksgiving-Inspired Chicken Liver Pâté With Bourbon and Cranberry

I read somewhere recently that pâté had gone out of style. That bothered me, because, as is often the case with superficial food trends, it makes no sense that an incredibly delicious food with a deep history can be declared a has-been just because there isn't a media frenzy around it right now. In …

The Only 7 Things You Can Control in Life

You Might Like{{displayTitle}}<p>In my experience, life can be pretty complicated. Although most of us have plenty to manage in our day-to-day …

Too Busy for Mindfulness? Here's How to Try It On-the-Go

So you have probably already heard that the benefits of practicing mindfulness are abundant. But just in case you have been living under a rock in …

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thích Nhất Hạnh.

<i>To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.</i><p>~ Thich Nhat Hanh<p>I was visiting a friend …

10 yoga poses to beat stress

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> If you're struggling with sky-high stress levels, yoga can be a great way to calm your mind while giving your body the attention it deserves.<p>It may seem counterintuitive that twisting yourself into a pretzel can promote relaxation, but it's true! Studies show that yoga has a …

30 One-Minute Productivity Tips

Want to be more productive? Need a better way to deal with distractions?<p>It needn’t take long to make changes that count towards increased productivity at work. Take a minute or two to try these tips.<p>1. Don’t check email first thing.<p>2. Set goals.<p>3. Don’t keep a To Do list in your head. Write it …

The Paleo Hybrid Diet

Here's what you need to know...<p>The ultimate Paleo diet for lifters is a caveman-based diet with the re-introduction of a few starchy carbs and …