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Stop Making 401(k) Contributions -- Fill Up Your HSA First

With health care open enrollment season approaching, individuals electing a <b>High-Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)</b> will soon have an opportunity to decide how much to contribute to their Health Savings Account (HSA) for next year.<p>My advice?<p>Contribute as much as you possibly can. And prioritize your HSA …

Health Care

A Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates

You're reading Free and Beautifully-Designed Resume Templates, originally posted on Designmodo. If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on …

Freebies

How To Make the Easiest BBQ Chicken in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Sticky-sweet BBQ chicken is the quintessential summer dinner that shouldn't be limited to the lucky folks with backyard grills. The oven has the …

Where to Eat and Drink in Kyoto

From vegan lunch at a Buddhist temple to a multi-course kaiseki dinner.<p>Just as Tokyo with its soaring skyscrapers and thrumming sprawl represents …

Sushi Keita in Tsukiji, Tokyo

Tokyo

Sushi Taichi in Ginza, Tokyo

Tai Chi

NAKIRYU 鳴龍(screaming dragon): Epic Ramen Joint In Tokyo. With The Michelin Star To Prove It!

NAKIRYU (鳴龍)<p>NAKIRYU is a small ramen shop opend in 2012 in Otsuka, Tokyo. They got one Michelin star in 2017 and became the second Michelin starred …

Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan

<b>Four Questions You Need To Answer Before Eating Sushi in Japan</b><p>People visiting Japan often ask me for sushi recommendations. Despite my status as a …

Jiki Miyazawa keeps the focus on the food

After the excess of the holidays, the exactitude and temperance of lunch at Jiki Miyazawa was a welcome treat.<p>It is only a few days into the new year …

Kanemasu

Kanemasu is well off the beaten path of most well-known Tokyo restaurants on a literal island that is Tsukishima just east of Ginza and Tsukiji …

Heart Zone Training for Cardio Exercise

Are you exercising at the right intensity? Using heart rate zones allows you to gear your cardio workout to the best intensity to get the results you …

Flourless Spicy Pan-Fried Chicken

For all of you out there who are still riding the gluten-free train — and the normal human beings who are simply out of flour — there's finally a …

Cooking

How to Make a Freaking Pan Sauce

When I first started cooking for myself and others, I considered a steak dinner to be the epitome of sophisticated adult-ness, especially when served …

Recipes

Barbecued Pork Ribs

For the ribs: In a medium saucepan, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, molasses, salt and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil and set aside to cool to room …

The Best Homemade Ramen Soup Recipes

Chicken noodle soup has got nothing on these ramen recipes.<p>Traditional Japanese ramen ― the broth-y noodle soup loaded with umami flavors and often times topped with a soft boiled egg ― can take a long time to perfect. Ramen masters spend years honing their craft. But most of us living stateside …

Chicken Potpie for the Modern Cook

I never like to argue with the bible of American cookery, “Joy of Cooking.” Much of its advice is timeless, like the best way to skin an eel and how to make fritters from day lilies.<p>But in search of advice on chicken potpie, this confident statement made me pause: “None of us has lost the taste for …

All of the Useful Things You Can Do With the Indispensable Speed Square

If you’re not sure what a speed square is, or how you can put yours to good use, this video lesson shows you everything you need to know about one of …

Diana Henry: How to cook perfect steak

Mine is a steak-eating family. My mum thought it was one of the healthiest things you could consume – all that iron – and the best ‘husband food’ available.<p>Memories of family holidays now make me wince when I think that all four children often ordered steak in restaurants. My father would sometimes …

9 Ways to Get the Backyard of Your Dreams on a Budget

(Image credit: Marie Claire Maison)<p>You may have plenty of ideas for the backyard of your dreams, but those infinity pools and sunken fire pits and …

No Brine, No Heat: Easy Pickled Onions in Just 15 Minutes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Raw onions are lot like Björk's music: I recognize their inherent value, and in a limited set of cases I absolutely love them, but more often than not my impulse is to say...<i>uh, no thanks</i>.<p>In Björk's case—and this is pure …

How to Make the Ultimate Garage Workbench

For the past six months, I've been hammering and banging on a flimsy folding plastic table. That's right. I'm a full-time DIY and how-to blogger, a …

6 Cocktails You Need To Make This Weekend

Time to make every hour a happy hour. Courtesy of our favorite W Hotels in Austin, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Miami, we’re giving you the …

Los Angeles

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Build Your Own Movie Screen for Summer Backyard Parties

Making your own screen for backyard movie viewings saves you money over buying an expensive screen, and makes warm weather entertaining easy. Here’s …

Avoid Common Appliance Repairs

Follow our expert's advice and avoid the most common appliance repairs. You'll save big bucks.<p>Our appliance wizard, Costas Stavrou, spends most of …

Storing Paint Cans

No more crusty rims<p>Use a small nail to drive four holes in the rim of the paint can. Let the paint drain back into the can and seal the lid with a …

How to Build Deck Stairs

Calculating the step dimensions, laying out stringers and building a sturdy set of deck stairs.<p>Here’s how to build stairs for your deck. Picture a …

How to Choose Composite Decking

The 7 key factors to consider before buying composite decking<p>Composite decking, like Trex decking, is a great low-maintenance alternative to wood. …

Build a Sturdy, Heavy, and Simple Workbench for Around $65

Workbenches can make your life a lot easier if you work out of your garage. There are tons of variations for building your own, but over on …

Workbenches