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Go Ahead and Buy That Vitamix From Costco — Its Return Policy Is the Actual Best

If you aren't currently buying everything you possibly can at Costco, you should really get yourself a membership and get on it. The big-box store sells a little bit of everything, from groceries to automotive care to all your kitchen appliances. Yes, Costco has an amazing selection of kitchen …

17 of the Best Breakfast Casseroles for Fall

One way I know fall is truly here is when I wake up craving anything but my usual bowl of yogurt and fruit. With the arrival of brisk mornings, I …

Breakfast

Why Energy Storage Will Be a Boon for Residential Solar Installers

With utilities attacking the old net-metering model, rooftop solar will be less cost effective -- unless you can save the electricity you generate …

Solar Power

A beginner’s guide to pickling

Grown too many vegetables? Sick of making chutney? There is an alternative…<p>Your harvests may have been bountiful, but by now you must be bored with making chutney. It’s time to embrace brine. With the help of salt water, a process known as lacto-fermentation can give surplus veg a new lease of life.<p>…

Tomatoes

The Homemade Ranch Dressing I Make More Often Than I Call My Mother

By Amiel Stanek<p>Anyone who says they don't like ranch dressing is a liar. And anyone who thinks making homemade ranch dressing isn't worth it hasn't tried mine. Also: I love you, Mom.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This</i> …

Jeff Bezos says the technique he uses to keep from wasting time at meetings can seem 'strange' to new employees

There are lots of reasons this happens, but many times it comes down to a lack of preparation. Think about it: You can send an agenda in advance, you can provide all the resources your team needs for a productive meeting, but this won't do any good unless people take time to review and think things …

Jeff Bezos

Customers roaming with Verizon are getting kicked off October 17

Rural is where the carriers are at nowadays. AT&T is looking to plastic antennas and T-Mobile has full-scale cellular infrastructure and new spectrum …

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools Available Today

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling …

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors

Let’s say you and I are neighbors. You’re an emergency room doctor, and I don’t work, thanks to a pile of money my grandparents left me.<p>You spend …

How the Self-Employed Can Save for Retirement

Self-employment has become an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in the US: The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2015, just over 10% of the working population was self-employed. Fortunately, retirement savings options for independent contractors and small businesses have grown to …

Here's how to become a social media marketing guru for less than $35

Internet history was made on May 22, 2005, when YouTube co-founder Steve Chen posted a video of his cat called "Pajamas and Nick Drake." That …

Social Media

5 Must-Read Customer Experience Books Recommended By Leaders Like Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson

I’m an avid reader, picking up a book almost weekly. I may read 40 books a year, if not more. I love discovering new information or reading an author’s unique perspective. I not only want to learn something new, I also want the author’s words to make me think differently.<p>One of my most enjoyable …

Customer Experience

The Secret Behind Golden, Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Breast

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>The promise of crispy, juicy, oven-baked chicken is one that kept me rushing home as a kid. Mostly we felt like we won …

Cooking

7 Salmon Seasonings You Can Make Last Minute - Chowhound

Sometimes, preparing a meal isn’t quite as satisfying as actually eating it. After intense labor—shopping, cooking, and setting the table—it’s hard …

Vegetarian White Bean Chili Recipe - Health

Step 1<p>Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 8 …

How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

This One Dish Will Boost Your Metabolism and Calm Inflammation

There's nothing better than making something you know is both nutritious and out-of-this-world delicious, especially when it requires any more than …

FoodRECIPES

Cheap and cheerful chilli con carne<p>Preparation time<p>less than 30 mins<p>Cooking time<p>30 mins to 1 hour<p>Serves<p>Serves 4<p>A cheap and cheerful chilli con carne recipe that's not just a student staple, it's great for families, too. This is designed to be a low cost recipe.<p>This chilli can be made in advance and …

Recipes

Get Ready for Technological Upheaval by Expecting the Unimagined

Self-driving vehicles could upend the transportation sector and eliminate a million or more jobs. Algorithms that decode M.R.I.s put a whole medical subfield at risk. And the list of professions and sectors soon to be obsolete grows steadily by the day.<p>New technologies are rattling the economy on …

Star Trek

In the streets of Sintra, Portugal

Phillip’s VLog<p>Here’s a fun video from one of my new friends I met on the European photo walks! Hi Phillip! 🙂<p>Portugal Travel Tip<p>If you’re on a …

The new midlife nutrition rules: 15 questions to fix your eating habits

On my way to meet James Collins at his Harley Street clinic, I duck into a high street sandwich chain for lunch. It’s gone midday and I’m an office worker, so naturally I’m feeling a) hungry, b) even more hungry because I didn’t have time for breakfast this morning, and c) panicked because I’m …

Thick and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Without Powdered Sugar

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I've heard it said that one can never have too many friends, and I've found the same to be true of cream cheese frosting. There are versions for every occasion—sometimes I want an …