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6 Tax Deductions Homeowners Won't Want to Miss

Though there are plenty of good reasons to buy a home, owning property can be a costly prospect. From maintenance to insurance to real estate taxes, there are numerous costs that come with buying a home. But one major upside to homeownership are the tax benefits that come along with it. If you're a …

5 search engine optimization trends for 2017

With every passing year, search engine portals develop new algorithms and rules with the hope of combating spam links and people trying to play the system.<p>These new rules set by Google, Bing etc. means that every webmaster must stay abreast to the ever changing SEO landscape in order to help …

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7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

The Best Books of 2016 for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners | Inc.com

Finding new ways to look at the same problems can be all you need to take your business to the next level. But that means finding ideas and perspectives that don't result in incremental changes but in <i>major</i> changes.<p>The following books (in no particular order) will help you do just that.<p>I loved Cal's …

Here’s the stunning electric car Porsche is making to take on Tesla

Porsche is doubling down on its electric car efforts and plans to roll out its first fully electric vehicle, dubbed the Mission E, by 2020.<p>In fact, Porsche, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, plans to sell about 20,000 models of its Mission E a year, according to a report by the German news site …

One Man Band Makes the Greatest 'Super Mario World' Cover Music

Musicians love to play the themes from Super Mario games. YouTube is absolutely stuffed with covers using all sorts of novelty approaches. But this …

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9 fried chicken recipes from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

When it comes to comfort food, sometimes nothing beats fried chicken. There are few things more beautiful than a delicately seasoned piece of poultry, delicately seasoned and lightly dredged with a dusting of flour, baptized in a pool of sizzling fat to crisp, golden perfection.<p>Fried chicken isn't …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

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12 Surprising Ingredients You Should Probably Start Freezing Now

When you come home after a long day, sometimes it's all you can do to muster up the energy to cook. And when you do finally rally and get something started, if you're missing an ingredient, it can thwart the whole endeavor. Who wants to make a trip out in the cold for one tiny ingredient from the …

Is this the end of the banana?

The spread of Fusarium wilt, commonly known as Panama disease, has caused international concern over the fate of the Cavendish banana<p>Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in Britain, but a rapidly-spreading fungus could endanger our future supplies.<p>The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

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Here's Why You Should Buy Only The Ugliest Of Produce

Intermarché - Inglorious fruits and vegetables - The ugly carrot from Marcel on Vimeo.<p>Vegetables are a lot like people. They come in all shapes and sizes, and most of the time they're flawed. And just like us, they're judged on their appearances. We've all been told time and time again that it's …

9 Reasons You Should Drink Tea Every Day

While everyone continues to go crazy for coffee, we'd like to point your attention toward tea. Yes, tea, the beverage that can soothe you when you want to relax or wake you up when you need an extra push. Basically, tea is great and you should consume it just as much as your beloved java.<p>Without …

These Adorable Doggy Portraits Will Make You Swoon

Guess what? Another photographer has found a way to indulge her passion for both the camera and dogs. Polish photographer Alicja Zmyslowka combines …

The 14 Foods You've Been Storing All Wrong

If you find yourself tossing soggy celery and mealy tomatoes in the trash all too often, you're not alone. No one gives you a guidebook on how to store food properly to prolong shelf life and flavor. So, it's no surprise that the average American throws out more than 20 pounds of food per person …

What Vietnamese Coffee Culture Gets Right, Beyond Sweetened Condensed Milk

Vietnamese coffee is famous for its sweetened condensed milk, as it should be. Thick, dreamy and yes, incredibly sugary, sweetened condensed milk is the perfect counterbalance for the incredibly strong, dark-roasted Vietnamese coffee. If you're dubious about the merits of sweetened condensed milk …

Koo-Koo for Cacao: Two Very Different Cacao-Infused Spirits Hit the Market

Chocolate and booze are two of life's great pleasures. And they taste so delicious together -- a few slivers of dark, cacao-rich chocolate with a glass of single malt whisky or a rich, sweet port wine or a fine sipping rum or... I could go on, but I don't want to get drool all over the keyboard.<p>But …

Everything You've Always Wondered About Powdered Sugar But Haven't Wanted To Ask

Powdered sugar is one of those ingredients you probably grew up with and still use frequently, but that you might not be able to fully explain. Why do you use it instead of granulated sugar, and what's the difference between powdered sugar and confectioners sugar? Seriously, we know it makes …

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …

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To thaw scallops, arrange on a paper towel-lined plate, cover and refrigerate overnight. Alternately, place scallops in a resealable plastic bag and …

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In a large saucepan or high-sided skillet, combine 5 cups water, vinegar, 3 sprigs rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to …

Starbucks Holiday Drinks, Ranked According To Hype

It's that time of year again: Thanksgiving hasn't even hit and stores are already decked out in holiday cheer. Lights are up on trees, stars are hanging from street lamps and little red cups are out in full form. We're not talking about Solo cups, but the ubiquitous Starbucks holiday cups, of …

Budget-Friendly Brunches to Make at Home

Lazy weekend mornings are the best. Hanging out in fuzzy pajama pants with a warm cup of coffee in my hand without a care in the world makes me a very happy girl. Most weekend we do brunch on at least one morning. The great thing about brunch is that it is so satisfying without breaking the bank.<p>I …

Romesco Sauce Makes Everything Taste Better

Romesco sauce. The name sounds fancy and old-world, and I imagine because it’s not rooted in Mexico, like most things I eat, I didn’t really …

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5 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew

This post was written by Pixable's Cristina Gutierrez.<p>Corkscrews have a nasty habit of playing hide and seek on the days you need a glass of wine the most. The stress of every minute that passes as you and your wine bottle wonder what to do next just multiplies the number of glasses you'll need to …

This Is What People REALLY Think About You, Based On Your Wine Order

The thing about wine is, it's a world of judgments. People judge you if you order wine when everyone else is drinking beer. They judge you if you know what you're doing when you look at a wine list, or if you ask a lot of questions of the sommelier. They judge you if you automatically go for the …

Top 30 funny people to follow on Twitter

In the latest in a series of Twitter recommendations, James Manning endorses 30 funny people who you may not have heard of but are definitely worthy of a follow<p>Twitter without funny people, in their variously witty, caustic, punning, silly, gag-smithing ways, simply wouldn't be the same. So here, …

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What Your Trick-Or-Treat Handout Says About You

With Halloween upon us, it's time to celebrate all the things we love about the holiday -- miniature candy, jack-o-lanterns, creepy Halloween-inspired desserts -- and bemoan all the things that we hate, namely slutty costumes and candy corn. Whether you're a kid or grown-up, one universal aspect of …