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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey in the middle--the way a good chocolate chip cookie should be.<p>Makes about 12<p>Prep: 10 minutes<p>Total: 1 hour 30 minutes<p>Ingredients<p>4 1/4 cups|685 grams all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 1/2 cups|340 grams unsalted butter, softened, …

New Orleans Jambalaya Recipe

"For when you really have to feed an army!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup soy sauce<p>4 tablespoons dried thyme<p>1 teaspoon cayenne pepper<p>2 tablespoons paprika<p>2 onions, …

15 books Malcolm Gladwell thinks everyone should read

A 2015 New York Times article poked fun at how often he blurbs books and recommends them on social media.<p>The bestselling author has published multiple books and articles exploring human behavior from all angles; he also recently launched a hit podcast.<p>We dug through years of his tweets, book …

Barnes & Noble

Ultimate Banana Bread Recipe | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Recipes

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Personal Finance Basics: 7 Essential Habits for Saving and Investing

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Investors<p>These are the basics of running your financial life.<p>By Suzanne Woolley | June 20, 2016 | Updated on May 3, …

Japanese Oyakodon: Chicken + Egg + 15 Minutes = Dinner

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>A couple of weeks back, I said that if ramen is like the hamburger of Japan, then <i>gyudon</i> (simmered beef and rice bowl) is its hot dog. Extending the analogy, I'd say that <i>oyakodon</i> is its pizza—if pizza were the kind of …

Recipes

Banff National Park has beautiful scenery you need to see

Banff National Park is known worldwide for its unspeakable beauty. Established in 1885, the park displays some of the best of the Rocky Mountains …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid school lunches and had a weekend job at a local bakery. I was not surrounded by much ambition or inspiration.<p>But I knew the life I was given was …

Motivation

How to stop being annoyed by life

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you get easily annoyed? At times, does that emotion quickly escalate to anger? You are not alone.<p>You shouldn't live with it, though.<p>Beyond improvements to your general mood and happiness, taming your anger can have important benefits to your health. Constant stress and aggravation is …

Mindfulness

Barbecue Ribs Recipe

Yum! <b>Barbecue Ribs Recipe</b> – The perfect recipe for smokey, spicy and sweet barbecue ribs. They’re so flavorful and tender, it will be your new go-to …

BBQ

How to Withdraw Money From a 529 College Savings Plan

Parents who’ve been saving for college for years know that it’s easy to put money into a tax-advantaged 529 college savings account once it has been …

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need

It's not a party without the guacamole, right? It seems everything from chips to chicken is improved with a little guac (or a lot). And though a store-bought version will work in a pinch, it's so easy to make a batch from scratch. All you'll need are some ripe avocados, onions, chiles, cilantro, …

Recipes

Skirt Steak Recipes

Tender and juicy skirt steak is perfect for marinades. The seasonings cook nicely with this tender steak and create savory and delicious dishes like …

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People

What's different about people who have emotional intelligence and those who don't?<p>There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ …

Understand Your Retirement Saving Options

Pick the right retirement account for you.<p>This is Day 17 of the #MONEY30, a month-long bootcamp for personal finance novices. You can read more about …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Libraries

Larry Summers: Corporate profits are near record highs. Here’s why that’s a problem.

By Lawrence H. Summers<p><i>Lawrence H. Summers</i><i>, the Charles W. Eliot university professor at Harvard, is a former treasury secretary and director of the National Economic Council in the White House. He is writing occasional posts on Wonkblog about issues of national and international economics and</i> …

The Best Chicken Wings Recipe

Whip up these Kung Pao wings for game day and never go back to the delivery bucket<p>This March Madness, avoid the deep fryer. These oven-made wings come out just as crispy and the secret sauce, built on Sichuan peppercorns, fires up your taste buds in ways your local bar’s Atomic Butt Blow Sauce …

Chasing Coffee with a Nap Is the Key to Feeling Your Most Alert

The "coffee nap" combo delivers a double shot of energy, science says.<p>We've already told you that naps are good for you. And we're pretty big fans of coffee around here, too. But have you ever thought about combining the two? Turns out that when you chase a cup of Joe with a short nap, it can …

8 things you might not know about REITs

In 1960, Congress granted legal authority to form REITs, or real estate investment trusts, as an amendment to the Cigar Excise Tax Extension of 1960, allowing all investors the opportunity to invest in large-scale, diversified portfolios of income-producing real estate. That year, The National …

10 Phrases To Strike From Your Vocabulary After Marriage

Don't go there. 😁<p>Want to avoid ending up on the proverbial couch at any point in your relationship? Watch your words.<p>Below, psychologists and relationship experts share 10 things you should never say to your S.O.<p><b>1. "Why don't you ever do what I ask you to do?"</b><p>You're setting yourself up to fail …

Divorce

Top 10 Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Caffeine Hit

Coffee, tea, and other caffeinated beverages are enjoyable for the taste alone, but sometimes you might be thinking about their caffeine content more …

The 9 Essentials You Need to Organize Your Gear

My dad was one of those ultra-organized types. Dymo labels on every drawer on his workbench, a stamp collection with hand lettering that would have made a medieval scribe weep on his parchment. Some of it rubbed off on me, although my wife would be quick to point out: not enough. Particularly when …

Chef John's Sloppy Joes Recipe

"The secret to a great 'Sloppy Joe' is a thick, rich, almost dry consistency, which allows it to be eaten two-fisted, sans fork."<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 …

Mark Cuban's Advice to Ivy League Students: 'No Balls, No Babies'

Here are 9 lessons and insights from Mark Cuban during his visit at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>A few weeks ago, Mark Cuban dropped by the University of Pennsylvania for the Authors@Wharton Series to share some stories and insights from his life as a billionaire serial entrepreneur, an active …

‘Dude, what happened to my bond portfolio?’

Bonds, supposedly the safer alternative to stocks, aren’t looking so safe right now. While the S&P 500 index is up 1.6% this year, many fixed-income …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

What is the ideal retirement portfolio for your 40s?

<i>Rona Birenbaum is a certified financial planner at Caring For Clients. We asked her to construct an ideal retirement portfolio for a Canadian in their 40s.</i><p>If you are in your 40s, your investment time horizon is 50 years or so assuming mortality at age 90. A solid allocation to investments that can …