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Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Superhero Fatigues To Record-Crushing $180M Weekend

The running joke headline aside, I’d argue that part of the appeal of <i>Incredibles 2</i> is that it is a hybrid of the two most popular kinds of wide releases right now. It’s a high-quality superhero movie for kids and adults. It’s a high-quality animated film aimed at kids and adults. It’s also prime …

Animation

How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Gardening

Samsung's T5 500GB portable SSD is down to an all new low price of $130

The Samsung T5 500GB portable solid state drive is down to $129.99 on Amazon for the first time. This price is an all new low for the T5 and beats …

Portable

Medicare isn't enough for retirees — here's how much extra coverage costs in every state, ranked

Saving for retirement seems to be never ending.<p>It's twice as expensive to retire today as it was 25 years ago, writes James Moore in MarketWatch. And according to one financial planner, millennials need more than $1 million saved by the time they retire.<p>One cost often overlooked when it comes to …

College Sports

My Father Invented The Best Business Quotes Of All Time

How having an entrepreneurial dad gave me a huge advantage in business (and life).<p>My dad, who would be mortified if he knew I was doing this, has been my greatest inspiration in business. Thanks to his disdain for any sort of self-aggrandizement, I'm doing this behind his back (sorry, dad).<p>If I've …

Self-Pity

Forget 2022! A Big Social Security Change Is Happening Right Now

This hasn't happened since 1982.<p>Social Security is a critical resource that tens of millions of seniors rely on when they hang up their work gloves …

Retirement

How to Rent an RV This Summer for Only $1 a Day

Recreational vehicle (RV) rentals tend to be expensive, yet I recently managed to rent a five-person RV in Las Vegas for only $1 per day. In addition …

RVs

The One Carb You Should Have Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

If you want to start your day off with a bang – and a great deal of long-lasting energy that powers you through the morning — grapefruit and coffee …

Nutrition

Don’t have enough power outlets? Here's what you can do

There are only two power outlets in my bedroom, and both are hidden behind furniture. That means I rely on power strips to plug in my phone charger, Kindle charger, laptop charger, alarm clock, lamps, TV, sewing machine, Chromecast and the list just keeps going.<p>If, like me, your outlets are at …

DIY

5 Lessons All Founders Must Learn to Lead Successful Companies

The world doesn't revolve around you, nor do you have to carry it on your shoulders. Recognizing both facts will do your company a world of good.<p>Leadership is all about growth. If I were the exact same person today as I was when I co-founded Influence & Co., we might be in trouble. Fortunately, …

Leadership

30 Sides Dishes For Your 4th of July Get-Together

I firmly believe a good Fourth of July gathering is as much about the burgers and hot dogs as it is about the vast array of side dishes. A great …

Cooking

Are you among 23% of Americans with retirement plans making this terrible mistake?

Have you thought about making it, too?<p>Sometimes in life, we run into situations where we need money and don't have an easy way of accessing it. So if you're sitting on a retirement plan like an IRA or 401(k) and have a pressing need for cash, you may be tempted to withdraw funds from your account …

Retirement

Coconut Chocolate Shell

The first exposure to a hardening chocolate shell can indeed feel like dessert magic (hello, DQ dipped cone!)—and it becomes extra special when you …

Recipes

Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites Recipe by Ashlee

Change<p>Gather your supplies first: 2 cookie sheets, parchment paper, 2 dinner forks, 1 knife, 1 tablespoon, measuring cup, 3 bowls (1 for melting …

Dessert

Chile Relleno Sandwiches Recipe

5 1 1<p>Chile Relleno Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>5 1 1<p>Even since my early days of cooking, one thing hasn’t changed: I still love to make …

Cooking

Love Mussels Recipe

"This is great as a light meal with a salad and crusty bread for dipping."<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>2 tablespoons minced …

Recipes

14 Household Life Hacks That Call For Nothing But Plastic Wrap

It turns out that plastic wrap has many more uses aside from just wrapping food! The simple plastic material can also be used to help you move out of …

Lifehacks

Why do people stay in abusive relationships? This heartbreaking analogy helps explain.

Chloe Dykstra has spoken out about the painful reality of being in an abusive relationship.<p>In a post on Medium in June 2018, beloved gamer, actress, …

Relationships

The Best Summer Reads Of All Time

Entertaining does not have to be synonymous with trash. Some on this list are serious, some are funny, and some will keep you up all night. But all …

Books

Pay Off Your Credit Cards. Here's How

How Do You Create a Frugal Budget That Won't Bum You Out?<p>Burned Out on Frugality? Here's the Cure<p>Where Can I Find Worksheets to Help Live …

Personal Finance

Invasive plant found in Virginia: It 'makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park'

An invasive species of Asian plant that can cause blindness is turning up in Virginia, prompting warnings for people to be on the lookout for a …

New York State

Coconut Poke Cake Recipe

<i>This Coconut Poke Cake is filled with a creamy combination of condensed milk and coconut milk, before being covered with whipped topping and shredded</i> …

Dessert

The Très Simple Organizing Hack You Wish You'd Known Sooner

Like most people who love spending time in the kitchen, I get all googly-eyed at a well-organized pantry. But I’ll admit I spend more time looking at photos of well-organized pantries than I do keeping my own in order. One day, I tell myself, I will go to Staples, buy those label thingies, stick …

Kitchens

Liminal Seattle maps the Northwest’s strange and metaphysical happenings

Experience something spooky you can’t quite explain?<p>Seattle—not to mention the whole Pacific Northwest—is known as one of the most happening places for the paranormal and weird. The first flying saucer sighting was over Mount Rainier 70 years ago. The are has long been a hotbed of Bigfoot legends. …

Paranormal

The 1% solution to saving $1 million for retirement

Jun 15, 2018 5:00 AM EDT Retirement<p>nerdwallet<p>Saving money for retirement can feel overwhelming -- it's such a big chunk of money. But here's one …

Retirement

14 Shows All 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Should Be Watching Right Now

It won't be long until <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans know who will be sitting on the Iron Throne. With Season 8 set to be the final season of the hit HBO …

Entertainment

Lemon Bundt Cake | America's Test Kitchen

You will need between five and six tablespoons of lemon juice for this recipe. Because the amount of juice can vary from lemon to lemon, we suggest …

Dessert

14 techniques for more thorough proofreading

PR pros put great effort into crafting press releases, building a targeted media list and developing relationships with journalists. Yet even a minor …

Writing

'Gooogle the Diseases in Pools': White Man Harasses Black Family, Asks If They Had Showered at California Hotel Pool

A black family was targeted by a white man, who had the nerve to ask them if they had showered prior to attempting to enjoy a day at a California …

Swimming Pools

These Podcasts Can Make You Funnier

Not all comedy podcasts are just people doing bits with Scott Aukerman or helping Marc Maron process his failed <i>SNL</i> audition. Some of them study …

Comedy