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The infamous Potato Salad Kickstarter fulfills its final goal with this cookbook

An in-joke among friends two years ago delivers its last punch line<p>The guy who raised more than $50,000 on Kickstarter to make a bowl of potato salad two years ago has published a memoir/recipe book that, at last, fulfills the final stretch goal of the crowdfunding caper.<p>Zack "Danger" Brown, with …

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15 Delicious Camping Breakfast Recipes You Will Want to Eat When Camping

Having a leisurely breakfast when camping is a very civilised way to start the day.<br>If you have the time (and desire) to have something apart from …

House panel threatens to cut defense secretary budget over Bergdahl stonewalling

The head of a powerful House panel is threatening to withhold defense funding over the department's alleged stonewalling in a probe of the controversial swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.<p>Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially pledged to respond to questions, when …

45 Tips to Help You Grow a Successful Vegetable Garden

How do you plant a vegetable garden? More importantly, how do you plant a garden that actually yields a cornucopia of veggies large enough to reduce …

Denmark McDonald's Workers Get Paid Vastly Higher Wages

In response to the protests, McDonald's, one of the largest fast food chains in the world, has warned that wage increases would force franchisees to raise menu prices.<p>But in Denmark, McDonald's employees make twice what they do in the US, and the Big Mac costs just 35 cents more, William Finnegan …

Should You Have A Trust?

Many estate planning lawyers act as if everyone should have a trust yet most Americans don’t even have a simple will. Given that trusts can easily cost thousands of dollars in legal fees, it’s a big purchase that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Here are some factors to consider:<p><b>How much of your estate</b> …

Olive Garden breadsticks targeted by activist investor

Unlimited garlic breadsticks have been a staple at Olive Garden, but an activist investor is calling on the Italian food chain to give one or maybe two servings of the carbs to patrons.<p>Doing so would reduce "massive unnecessary waste" and save more than $4 million, according to Starboard Value LP, …

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A third of people have nothing saved for retirement

A third of people (36%) in the U.S. have nothing saved for retirement, a new survey shows.<p>In fact, 14% of people ages 65 and older have no retirement savings; 26% of those 50 to 64; 33%, 30 to 49; and 69%,18 to 29, according to the survey of 1,003 adults, conducted for Bankrate.com, a personal …

Average Cost Of Raising A Kid Climbs To $245,000 — And That’s Not Including College

Planning on bringing a new bouncing bundle of joy into the world soon? You’re probably already used to shelling out some major bucks in preparation …

69 Valuable Things You Can Get for Free

Only one thing beats getting a good price on something, and that’s getting it for free.<p>Our list of freebies is packed with 69 something-for-nothing …

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7 Ways Investing Sucks (and Why You Should Do It Anyway)

Okay, so you're thinking about investing, but you're finding it all to be bit annoying. Too much confusing information. Too much risk. Too many …

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Do you guys wanna know something weird? We’re 6 1/2 years into this blog, over a thousand recipes into this blog, and I haven’t posted much in the …

Two Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

If you are about to send a child off to college or to a gap-year program, you’re probably busy with last-minute shopping, packing and worrying about roommates. Here’s one more thing you should do as you prepare for the big separation: Ask this young adult to sign a durable power of attorney and a …