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3 reasons your Social Security payments could rise in retirement

Find out what can give your monthly checks a boost.<p>Millions of retirees do their utmost to ensure that they get as much in Social Security benefits as they possibly can after they retire. Given how hard it can be to make ends meet on a fixed income, seniors have a lot of incentive to take advantage …

Retirement

These 'miracle' 2-ingredient bagels are surprisingly delicious

Starting a diet often means forgoing some of your favorite foods, like salty snacks, sweets and foods high in carbohydrates.<p>But does that really mean saying bye bye to all bread? Not necessarily. Whole grains like rye are known for being highly nutritious but, depending on the diet, there are other …

The Absolute Best Chinese Restaurants in Sunset Park

<i>The best way to eat</i> <i>Chinese food</i> <i>in Sunset Park — a neighborhood teeming with handsome banquet-style venues, dim sum rooms, hot-pot specialists, and</i> …

Drop everything! It is possible to make wine in your Instant Pot

No kitchen appliance, in recent history, has rocked the culinary world quite like the Instant Pot.<p>But just when we thought all the possibilities of this special cooking device had been uncovered, one forward-thinking home cook has done the impossible: David Murphy, a food blogger and recipe …

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos could do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Google Photos

This countertop dishwasher is a game-changer for small kitchens

Most dishwashers are boring boxes that can only do one thing: Get your dishes clean. But this glass-topped countertop machine is unlike any …

Wastewater

Use Google Wifi to upgrade the Wi-Fi on older PCs and Macs

Here's a quick guide to how to substantially increase your wireless networking performance on older computers without struggling with drivers or …

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy …

Cooking

Roast Beef Tenderloin with Garlic and Rosemary

8 servings<p>This recipe method combines high-heat searing for a crusty, well-seasoned exterior, with low-temperature roasting for a perfectly even and very tender interior. Truly the best of both worlds.<p>December 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves<p>2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, plus sprigs<p>1 4-pound …

Michael Mina's Waikiki food hall offers multi-dish pass

<b>The scene:</b> Peak winter tourism season is coming to Hawaii, and just in time for the next wave of visitors, there is a very notable and unique new dining opportunity in the heart of Waikiki. The Street is the work of James Beard Foundation Best Chef award winner Michael Mina, who has restaurants in …

11 iPhone email tips you'll wish you'd known all along

I can't quit the stock iOS Mail app. I've had brief dalliances with the Gmail app and a handful of other email apps that promise to improve my life, but I keep coming back to the Mail app. As a result, this long-time Mail app Gmailer has picked up a few tricks along the way.<p>1. Archive vs. …

On the (Rising) Trail of Thai Food in America

SAN FRANCISCO — Crunchy hearts of palm and giant shrimp stir-fried with holy basil and the perfect ration of red chiles. A green papaya salad, freshly shredded and mashed with an extra portion of tiny Thai limes.<p>There was a downside to living in Bangkok for a decade as a New York Times …

What to Buy in Japan, According to 'Traveler' Editors

From whisky to lightweight robes, these are some of our favorite souvenirs.<p>Japan is not lacking in unique souvenirs: Over the years, we at <i>Traveler</i> have collected everything from <i>ema</i> (wooden, postcard-sized plaques hung inside Shinto temples) to beautiful, feather-light stationary. But when you only …

The One Dish You Should Always Order in Rome

If you want to eat carbonara at every meal, we'd support that. Just know where to order it.<p>Full disclaimer: Carbonara is a no more deserving subject for this article than <i>amatriciana</i> or <i>cacio e pepe</i>, both of which you should absolutely order in Rome (do Da Francesco for <i>amatriciana</i>, and Flavio …

Italy

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

Operating Systems

How to Pan Sear Steak

If you think you need to go to a fancy steakhouse in order to enjoy a good steak dinner, I'm here to tell you that you're wrong. Learn how to pan …

Amazon sells wine? We found 10 top-shelf bottles for only $10

Scoring a six-pack of craft beer under $10 isn’t difficult. A decent bottle of wine? Nearly impossible.<p>While you likely won’t hit on a Napa Valley cab or an Italian Barolo wine in this price range, options are plentiful from other wine regions around the globe. You just have to know where to look. …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Dessert

16 Places to Visit in the Netherlands That Aren't Amsterdam

Amsterdam is probably the first stop on anyone's trip to the Netherlands—and for good reason. But there is so much more to this small country (about one-third the size of Pennsylvania) than its capital city. Think rows of windmills, fields of tulips, and cities bursting with culture and charm. …

Our Absolute Best Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Ring in the new year with open hearts and good appetites<p>Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year and the first of the religion's High …

Coffee-Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha-Mascarpone Frosting

10 to 12 Servings<p>As if this chocolate layer mocha cake wasn't enough, it's made with strong coffee and mascarpone cheese. You have been warned.<p>April 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>cake<p>2 cups cake flour<p>3/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder<p>1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda<p>3/4 teaspoon salt<p>3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) …

Dessert

The Korean Beauty Products We Can't Travel Without

Pack these K-beauty products to make sure your skin doesn't look weary, even if you are.<p>For as much as traveling invigorates your soul, it can play hell on your skin. Cue our latest obsession, K-beauty, to help. In the past few years, beauty products out of South Korea have become a third pillar …

This Tamale Pie Is Fresher (and Tastier) Than the Classic

It's cornbread season. I bet you didn't think cornbread had a season, but I believe it does. Cornbread season is when end-of summer corn is still …

7 spiralizer recipes that are perfect for fall veggies

The seasons are shifting, and it’s time that serves for more than a natural alarm clock to refresh your skin-care routine—it’s also a great …

Foil Packet Dinners You Need to Try Tonight

No cleanup? We’re in.<p>Get dinner on the table in a flash with almost zero cleanup thanks to these nifty foil pack recipe ideas. Start with a protein …

What Australia's bad flu season means for Europe, North America

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australia is having a worse flu season than usual this year, with 93,711 laboratory-confirmed cases reported to its National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System as of August 18, government data show.<p>That's almost 2½ times more infections than in the same period last year. According to a …

Public Health

In the Himalayas, Kung Fu Nuns Teach Young Women How to Defend Themselves

LADAKH, India — On portable foam mats on a northern Indian plateau in view of the Himalayas, rows of girls and young women kick their legs in the air simultaneously. One. Two. Three.<p>Nuns walk throughout the rows, eyeing the girls’ form and offering constructive criticism on their newly learned …