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5 Great Blended Scotches for $30 or Less

Sipping on a budget? This quintet will satisfy your palate without hurting your wallet.<p>Whisky snobs who turn up their noses at blended Scotch are …

Whiskey

The "Pass Through" Deduction Isn't As Limited As You Think

5 Things Every Business Owner Needs To Know About This Important Rule<p>Last December, as we all know, Congress passed into law a sweeping tax reform bill. Since then, many accountants have been advising their business clients not to make any big moves until certain parts of the bill - particularly …

Retirement

What happened when Judas Priest headlined Bloodstock festival

It’s been a long time coming but the Metal God is back at Bloodstock festival. After a day of every sub-genre under the sun, it’s great to see some …

Judas Priest

To drink fine bourbon on a budget, hunt ‘unicorns’

For more than year, I have chased unicorns.<p>I’ve searched the Tampa Bay area. I’ve hunted in Baltimore, Denver, Detroit, Cleveland and<br>Las Vegas. I’ve …

Whiskey

IRS Provides Guidance On 20% Pass-Through Deduction, But Questions Remain

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — signed into law on December 22, 2017 — gave birth to a brand new provision: Section 199A, which permits owners of sole proprietorships, S corporations, or partnerships to deduct up to 20% of the income earned by the business. While the provision has the potential to …

Retirement

Chilled Shrimp with Avocado-Lime Cream

Simple and satisfying, cooked and chilled fresh shrimp need little more than a vibrant, flavorful dipping sauce to make for a wow-worthy appetizer. …

Seafood

The forgotten story of Pure Hell, America’s first black punk band

An essential part of learning history is questioning it, asking what has become part of our cultural memory and what might have been left out. When it comes to the history of punk music, there are few bands who have been as overlooked as Pure Hell.<p>The band’s story began in West Philadelphia in …

Los Angeles

Limoncello Recipe

"Truly worth the time required to create this distinguished ice cold refreshing drink."<p>Ingredients<p>10 lemons<p>1 liter vodka<p>3 cups white sugar<p>4 cups water<p>…

Recipes

Stock Up Now: There’s a Looming Japanese Whisky Shortage

Distilleries are responding to demand by keeping their whisky in the barrel.<p>Movie fans and Japanese whisky aficionados may recall Bill Murray’s …

Whiskey

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

Made in America

How Steely Dan Went Through Seven Guitarists and Dozens of Hours of Tape to Get the Perfect Guitar Solo on “Peg”

It’s easy to call the music of Steely Dan cynical <i>ersatz</i>: slick, clinical jazz-rock, with nary a hair out of place on any of their nine studio albums; …

Steely Dan

New High For High Yield Debt

As we've seen some of the highest-flying stocks in the market pullback in the last couple of days, we haven't seen much of an uptick in other market …

Investing

How Prolific Session Musician Carol Kaye Created Some of Music’s Most Iconic Guitar and Bass Lines

Music writer Polyphonic, who creates incredibly informative video essays introduced a lot of people (myself included) Carol Kaye. Kaye was a rare …

Guitar

These Are the 50 Best Southern Restaurants in the U.S., According to OpenTable

Southerners know what to serve to comfort and satisfy your cravings. Fried chicken, crab cakes, and shrimp and grits are the kinds of food that do …

North Carolina

The second edition in their Ghost and Rare series.

Johnnie Walker announces a new Port Ellen blend<p>The second edition in their Ghost and Rare series.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Inspired by the now-closed …

Johnnie Walker

New Documentary Film Is Scathing Indictment Of FDA's Regulation Of Medical Devices

A new Netflix documentary – The Bleeding Edge – highlights a wide range of systemic flaws in the FDA’s regulation of medical devices. As always, the patient stories are truly heartbreaking (and often clinically gruesome), but what makes this documentary different is the sheer volume of clinical and …

Medical Technology

Short FAANG Stocks, BofA Says

The hammering in Facebook stock is a sign of a peaking market, and investors should consider betting against the tech darlings, according to Bank of …

Stock Markets

Quarter Century Classics: 7 Best Value 25 YO Scotch Whiskies

A quarter century is a long time. Anything that has persevered that long, a marriage, a job, a friendship, are all worthy of being commemorated. What better way to acknowledge such an anniversary than with a bottle of equally old Scotch whisky?<p>Below are 7, 25 YO scotch whiskies that offer …

Whiskey

How Fed Rates Move Markets

<b>Scroll down</b> to see how Treasurys, mortgage rates, stocks and the strength of the dollar shift when the Federal Reserve changes interest rates.<p>Published Dec. 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. ET<p>One way to see rate changes and other monetary policy tools in action is to look at the yield curve. The yield curve …

Economics

Writing A Song Is Easier Than You Think & This Pro Can Get You Started

How does Taylor Swift write such personal songs that connect with so many people? What makes an Ed Sheeran song so sappy but so likable? How did the …

Music

96-year-old Holocaust survivor is now an extremely badass death metal singer

Out of the various musical genres, few are as direct in their efforts to translate the suffering and misery of life into sonic energy as death metal. …

Death Metal

5 Brilliant American Single Malt Whiskies to Try Now

American distilleries are cranking out some seriously sophisticated single malt whiskies<p>Don’t you dare call it Scotch. But American distilleries are …

Single Malt Whisky

This Bargain Supermarket Vodka Has Been Named The Best In The World

Cheap spirit named alongside luxury brands at the International Spirits Challenge 2018<p>An affordable vodka sold by Co-op has beaten luxury brands like Belvedere and Nikka to be crowned the world’s best vodka. Yes really.<p>The vodka, which retails at £12.49, proved that quality needn’t cost the world …

Luxury Lifestyle

15 Cooking Tricks Passed Down From the Most Prominent Chefs

Almost everyone can agree that cooking is an artform. This is why it’s important to rely not only on our cooking talent, but on a set of rules, as …

Kitchens

The 18 Best New Restaurants in America

<b>We all look for meaning</b> in life. As Eater’s national critic, I spend most of my life on the road; I seek out meaning in restaurants. I’m not just talking about why comfort food remains in fashion or how alligator pepper may be the next turmeric. I’m thinking about how restaurants reflect shifting …

San Antonio

Twelve charts to watch for signs of the next U.S. downturn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Economists and investors are watching for signs they hope can predict when the wheels will come off a near-record U.S. economic expansion and equities bull market.<p>Some are already worried about a flattening Treasuries yield curve and slowing housing market, even as other …

Economy

A $20,000 investment in AI returns $2.4 million (VB Live)

<b>With billions of customer behavior data points, transactional histories in the trillions of dollars, and pinpoint segmenting, AI turns ROI best-guess calculations into data-driven predictions, uncovers new customers, adds science to the art of targeting, and more. Learn how major retail</b> …

Machine Learning

Bob Clearmountain's Guide to Recording an Electric Guitar Amp, Part 1

In the video above, legendary recording engineer Bob Clearmountain (David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones) shows you how to mic and …

Guitar

I tried Firstleaf, a subscription box that delivers wines from top vineyards around the world for only $13 per bottle — here's how it works

<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>Firstleaf<p>Based on the number of wine clubs and subscription services that have started in the past few years, the jig is clearly up: …

Wine

Is This the Best Tequila Brand in the World? These Experts Seem to Think So.

El Tesoro’s tequilas swept the tequila categories at International Spirits Challenge recently, taking the only golds in each of the three tequila …

Alcohol