Lauren Smith

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Know the Best Excel Formulas for Managing Your Budget

We're fans of online budgeting tools, but using a good, old-fashioned spreadsheet can work just as well. Go Banking Rates illustrates the Excel …

Top 10 Ways to Find the Best Place to Live

Where should you move to? Where will you feel at home? These are complicated questions with many variables to consider, so today we're taking a look …

How to Kick Your Late Night Snacking Habit

Whenever I ask people what the most difficult habit is for them to break, late night snacking is often the first thing they say. We're all …

Nutrition

"We Feel Guilty, Do We Not, If Not Busy?"

Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, was a highly productive man and no stranger to great quotes. In his book Zen in …

Bring The Beach Into Your Home – 10 Tips For A Breezy Decor

A breezy beach house is something we all dream of having, especially on a hot summer day. Not having one isn’t the end of the world. And if you can’t …

Living Rooms

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

Breakfast

Make Sauce-Thickening Roux in Minutes in the Microwave

Roux, a combination of flour and oil or butter, is often used as a base for many sauces, to thicken stews, make gravy, and add a nutty, toasted …

Recipes

Diving With Family

It’s a common challenge for a dedicated scuba diver: you wanting to spend your vacation diving but your non-diving family members are less …

Google Now Adds Parking Detection, Manages Your Custom Nicknames

Android: Today, Google updated its Search app to add a new card that will remember where you parked your car. Additionally, while previous versions …

Don't Bother Thawing Fish, Cook It from Frozen Instead

It's good to know the proper way to thaw foods, but when it comes to fish, save yourself the time and effort and just cook it straight from the …

Save for Both Your Emergency Fund and Retirement with a Roth IRA

It's a common dilemma: You want to get your nest egg going, but still have many months of emergency savings to build up. You don't have to choose one …

Ask For a Discount on Your Rent By Offering to Pay in Advance

Housing doesn't come cheap, particularly if you're renting. If you're trying to save a bit of cash over the long term, you may suggest a compromise …

How to Plan Your Meals When You’re on a Tight Budget

Meal planning is great for saving time, but, ideally, it should save you money, too. And when you're on a strict budget, meal planning can be quite …

Reclaim Dropbox Space By Migrating Your Photos to Another Service

You can get all the free space you want, but your Dropbox can fill up fast. If photos are the problem, there's a simple (and somewhat obvious) …

Make Chili's Signature Southwestern Egg Rolls at Home

If you've ever been to a Chili's restaurant, you've probably tried their southwestern egg rolls at least once. They're pretty good, and they've been …

Cooking

The Best Abs Workout: Get Six Pack Abs in Weeks

Lose belly fat: Use this abs workout to get strong core muscles and sexy, flat abs in no time<p><b>You've been obsessing over your abs for almost two decades.</b> That ends now. Because we laid out one of the best ab workouts for women to kick those elusive buggers out of hiding. Finally.<p>Why's our plan so …

The Best Diet for Weight Loss

See what happens when four popular options go head-to-head.<p>For the average weight-loss warrior, comparing diets is hard to do. Fortunately, a new study ran the numbers and found that, when it comes to weight lost, Paleo wins.<p>For the study, researchers from the Cardiovascular Associates of Virginia …

10 Best Scuba Diving Movies Ever Made

There are a whole lot of scuba diving movies out there. If you’re a true fan of scuba diving, you probably also love to see as much of these scuba …

Man Buns

10 Servings<p>This will make more pulled pork than you’ll need, but who would be sad about that? Use the leftovers to make tacos, pulled pork sandwiches, pork stew—whatever your heart desires, really<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Beer-braised pork shoulder filling<p>2 lb. boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>2 teaspoons …

Weekend Baking Project: Brazilian Brigadeiros

<b>Editor's Note:</b> Weekend Baking Project serves up popular existing recipes from our archives.<p>If you're looking for a quick and easy way to celebrate Carnival, try these Brazilian confections. Named after Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, a Brazilian air force leader who ran for president several times during …

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

This Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings recipe is an EASY and delicious version of those dumplings mom used to make. Enjoy!<p>Place the chicken, butter, …

Recipes

You’ll be making these all season long!<p>Fire up the grill and show the No. 1 guy in your life some love.<p>Do NOT reheat these foods in the microwave, …

Cooking

Crock Pot Dip Recipes: Crab Rangoon

Shares 51<p>Are you looking for a different way to cROCK your slow cooker for an upcoming gathering? Do you like the Chinese takeout treat Crab Rangoon? …

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Thai Mexican Chicken Soup

I came up with this recipe recently when I went over to Katherine and Barlow's shared home up on Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. The deal was I'd bring dinner, they'd host. Their home is in the midst of the redwoods... so much in the midst there is actually a redwood tree coming up out of their …

Nearly Half of America Lives Paycheck-to-Paycheck

The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace …