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The 5 best apps to start investing with little money

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Acorns<p>Investing can be a confusing and intimidating activity to get involved with. The future payoff is worth it, but first-time investors …

Investing

Retirement: Where Could You Get Safe 6% Income?

The stock market continues to break new highs, which is very good for retirees, not so much for younger investors or anyone who needs to put new …

Investing

Cure Your Cabin Fever With Cuban Chicken & Rice

This recipe from Anya von Bremzen’s recent book, ‘Paladares,’ will transport you to Havana.<p>Ever since New Year’s Eve, I’ve felt a bit off. No, it’s …

29 Warm Dinners That Take Only 30 Minutes to Get on the Table

When it’s getting colder out and you’ve had a busy day, there’s nothing like ending the evening with a piping hot meal. But if said hot meal takes …

The Bride Doesn’t Always Wear White—and Other New Wedding Rules

WEDDING PROTOCOL USED TO BE so much simpler. Take the dress, for instance. According to 46% of Americans polled by Harris, white is on its way out.1<p>And then there’s the all-important matter of who pays. A generation ago, the answer was obvious—the bride’s parents got the bill. But demographic and …

Weddings

Hidden dining gems on the San Diego coastline

Finding an ocean-view restaurant in San Diego isn’t difficult. There are dozens of eateries lining the cliffs and beaches from Imperial Beach to …

Gâteau Basque: The Signature Basque Dessert | Smithsonian Folklife Festival

This relatively simple custard filled cake has a dedicated following within Basque communities. There is a Gâteau Basque Museum committed to …

Baking

The scientific secrets to cooking a perfect American breakfast

I am not an outstanding cook, but I can make a decent meal, which is my birth right as an Italian.<p>So you can imagine my shock when I discovered that my lunch and dinner skills were passable, but my breakfast game was really weak. And worse, <i>Americans</i> were much better than Italians at <i>making</i> their …

Breakfast

This Cream Cheese Banana Bread Will Blow Your Fucking Mind

HOLY MOLY.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Serving Size: 9x5-inch loaf, about 10 slices.<p>Bread:<p>- 1 large egg<p>- ½ cup light brown sugar<p>- ¼ cup granulated sugar<p>- ½ cup butter<p>- ¼ cup sour cream (Greek yogurt may be substituted)<p>- 2 tsps vanilla extract<p>- 2 ripe bananas<p>- 1 cup all-purpose flour<p>- ½ tsp baking …

5 apps that will make you say 'Wow!'

If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.<p>Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. …

Hot. Sticky. Sweet.

July 1, 2013<p>It’s July and it feels like 100 degrees outside so naturally I made something light and refreshing to cope with the heat.<p>Sticky Toffee …

Espresso Banana Bread

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Caffeine, meet banana.</i><p>I believe there may be a law of Nature that states that whenever you have a serious …

Breakfast

2014 World Cup TV schedule and announcers

The world's biggest sporting event will take over the ESPN family of networks in June and July.<p>ESPN will broadcast all 64 matches from the 2014 World Cup live in the U.S. on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. The tournament, which begins in Sao Paulo on June 12 and finishes with the final on July 13 in Rio de …

Associated Press News

Pussy Riot releases new video featuring run-in with Cossacks in Sochi

The Russian punk band<p>Pussy Riotreleased a new video Thursday featuring footage from its run-in the previous day with a whip-wielding Cossack militia that is helping to patrol Sochi during theWinter Olympics.<p>Since they arrived in the Black Sea resort on Sunday, members of the group have been …

Russia

Federal health agency says flu season in California worst since 2009

With 405 reports of severe<p>influenzacases -- deaths, or hospitalizations requiring intensive care -- 2013-2014 is shaping up to be the most severe since 2009'sswine flupandemic, according to a new report from theU.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>Writing as part of a package of …

Public Health

5 Things To Expect From The Samsung Galaxy S5

Over the last three years, Samsung has made an amazing run at the world of mobile with its popular line of Galaxy S series smartphones. Next week, it will announce its next Galaxy device in hopes of keeping Samsung atop the mobile heights.<p>The Galaxy S5 is likely to drop on Monday, February 24, at …

America’s fastest mobile networks are left in the dust by Brazil, Russia, and Mexico

Mobile broadband speeds in the United States can’t keep pace with networks in other countries. In a study of 16 countries, the average US download speed in 2013, at 6.5 Mbps (Megabits per second), was faster only than the Philippines, and then just barely. Despite broad coverage and plenty of …

Cellular Networks

Galaxy S5: More than just another phone to Samsung

The curtain goes up for the Galaxy S5 on Monday. Woe be to Samsung if the new flagship phone falls short of blockbuster status.<p>There's a lot riding on Samsung's Galaxy S5, and it goes beyond having the most coveted smartphone in the market.<p>The Galaxy S5, which will make its debut on Monday at …

Gramr Wants To Help You Turn Expressing Gratitude Into A Habit

As an expat, the proliferation of mobile devices is one of the best things that has happened in the seven years since I moved to Asia. I can send silly photos or pour my heart out to friends all around the world — New Zealand, the U.S., Australia, England, Lithuania, Sweden — anytime I want. But …