Megan Darrow

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This Calculator Will Tell You Whether to Pay Down Debt or Save for Retirement

It’s a frequently asked personal finance question: should I pay off my student loans or save for retirement? It’s possible to do both, but this …

Glasgow Street Art: Pictures

Walking

NZ Herald News

Welcome to the New Zealand Herald Android app, designed to deliver the latest and most relevant news to you in the best way possible. Access the very …

Blueberry cheesecake ice cream

This easy ice cream recipe tastes just like a cheesecake, and because it uses condensed milk, it doesn’t require churning<p>SERVES<p>Makes just over 1 litre<p>IMGREDIENTS<p>180g tub full-fat cream cheese<br>• 390g condensed milk<br>• 600ml double cream<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla bean paste<br>• 75g dried blueberries<br>• 100g digestive biscuits, …

11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers | Inc.com

There's no question about it: TED Talks have raised the bar sky-high for what's considered a memorable and compelling business presentation.<p>That being said, there are a handful of TED Talks speakers so talented that they almost make the rest seem dull and uninspired.<p>What makes them so special and …

Public Speaking

Dinner Tonight: Heidi Swanson's Olive and Farro Salad

Farro, the ancient grain that has made a modern-day comeback is hearty, with a tenderness that resembles that of rice, but with a little more body. The farro and and fat Castelvetrano olives make up most of the body of this grain salad from Heidi Swanson, but a couple of different kinds of fresh …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Here’s the amazingly simple path to incredible homemade bagels

Let’s be frank. Most of us do not live in New York. Most of us probably wouldn’t want to live in New York, save for one reason: the bagels.<p>Pretty much the rest of America is woefully underserved when it comes to bagels. Our neighborhood sources tend to be grocery stores or chains — or downright …

Baking

Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz | Colossal

<p>LA-based artist Jedediah Corwyn Voltz constructs miniature treehouses wrapped around common houseplants or bonsai trees in his new sculptural series …

Art

Work by @invaderwashere | Pinheiros - São Paulo

How to Poach Fruit Without a Recipe

I am a new poached-fruit convert. The case for poaching fruit at home is very convincing: You can do it with nearly any fruit, even dried fruit. You can use nearly any liquid as the base for your poaching. You can poach as much or as little fruit as you want any any given time—and it still only …

Breakfast

Pineapple and Gin Frozen Cocktail

4 Servings<p>For best flavor in this gin and juice-based cocktail, head to the farmers' market for peak-season fruit. Freeze pineapple in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet until solid.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups pineapple pieces, frozen; plus wedges for serving (optional)<p>6 …

Pineapple

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 …

Vegan

How to make the perfect fudge

Fudge is probably the first thing I cooked without supervision – in fact, had the powers that be seen us turning the school margarine and sugar supply into a molten mess, they might well have nipped our culinary experimentation in the bud.<p>The washing up that resulted proved a salutary lesson in the …

Dessert

24 Clever Ideas Inside Virgin’s New Hotel

It’s the little things.<p>It’s the little things, and anyone who’s flown Virgin America knows it: the calming purple mood lighting, the food and drink orders you can place electronically from your seats, the entertaining safety video, the ticket stubs that are 50% smaller than the obnoxious industry …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

This CEO is out for blood

<i>[Author’s note: On December 17, 2015, I published a protracted correction to this article here.]</i><p>In the fall of 2003, Elizabeth Holmes, a 19-year-old …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

Amazing video: Extreme surfers in the Arctic | CNN Travel

6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …

Healthy Eating

Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

Brown Butter Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies

<i>Brown Butter Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies (sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt no less) are the cat’s meow. The bomb dignity. The goods. The best</i> …

10 Clever Ideas That Will Make Camping Easier And More Fun!

Camping is a classic summertime activity, and it’s a great way to spend quality time with your family enjoying the outdoors. But there’s no denying …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management

How to make Willy Wonka's lickable wallpaper

2014 is the 50th year of the publication of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and its enticing, magical world of chocolate waterfalls, everlasting gobstoppers and fizzy-lifting drinks. There are all sorts of events taking place to celebrate the occasion, where kids can snuggle up for a story in …

Perfect burger: the ultimate recipe

The French are said to be ditching baguettes in favour of American import the burger. But what's the secret to making your own at home?<p>The French, it seems, are losing their taste for boeuf bourgignon and turning to burgers. <b>Nearly half of all the sandwiches sold in the home of Hause Cuisine last</b> …

The Trials And Torments Of Space School

What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?<p>Sending people to space has always involved a frank assessment of their defects, and in the early days, it was a matter of finding people without any. First it was fighter pilots—calm in a crisis, physically perfect, unquestioning in their execution …