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31 Taco Recipes That Prove You Can Eat Tacos For a Month Without Getting Bored

"Don't you ever get bored of eating tacos? You eat them every day." If this is something you have heard and promptly answered with a big resounding no, then this "challenge" is just for you. Straight ahead you'll find a month-worth of taco recipes — chicken, steak, pork, fish, and vegetarian — that …

Cooking

Midlife crisis? It’s a myth. Why life gets better after 50

We don’t peak in middle age, say the experts. So forget about the stereotypes and embrace change<p>Beware midlife! You will be prone to sudden, disruptive upheaval. Around the age of 50 your productivity, creativity and adaptability begin their inexorable decline. With them, happiness ebbs. Your best …

Middle Age

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

Where to find perfect steak frites, matcha-filled crepes, roasted chicken and wine, and lamb-laden couscous in the City of Light<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new …

IRS Unlocks The 'Door' For High-Income Savers

For years, there’s been a debate raging in the financial planning community surrounding something that’s colloquially become known as “The Back-Door Roth IRA.” Some practitioners (including myself) have been advocates of the planning strategy, which involves a two-step process that effectively …

Roth IRA

The Best Food Instagram Accounts

Everything in moderation, you know?<p>When we set out to find the best Instagram accounts for healthy eating, we first had to answer the question, “What does it mean to ‘eat healthy’?”<p>It’s a fair question that even our government is trying to tackle. And almost everyone has an opinion. It’s high-fat, …

Clean Eating

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It's natural for homeowners to look past the mess and clutter in their own home and see the true potential of the residence. The same cannot be said for a prospective buyer. The large fireplace, the walk-in closets, and the granite countertops all can be overlooked if a home isn't presented in the …

Dining Rooms

Is the Mediterranean diet good for kids, too?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have long touted the potential health benefits of a Mediterranean diet for adults, but can the diet offer benefits for little ones, too?<p>"There is no reason why a child could not thrive on a Mediterranean dietary pattern," said Rachel Johnson, a professor of nutrition and …

I Will Punish Whoever Made These Weird Creatures Sad

Nicole Watt's sprite-like creatures are harrowing, somber embodiments of her own subconscious.<p>Equipped with bulbous beige heads, elf-like ears, and large pupil-less eyes, Nicole Watt's creatures (or <i>Echoes</i> as she prefers to call them) convey a harrowing sadness and weariness simply through body …

Amsterdam Introduces Contactless Payment Jackets for Beggars

It’s getting and harder and harder for beggars to survive on spare change handouts these days. People have become too reliant on alternative payment …

Our Readers' All-Time Favorite Brunch Casserole

Grease an 8-inch square baking dish (or another 1 1/2-quart to 2-quart baking dish) and spread the cubed bread in the bottom.<p>Heat 1 tablespoon of the …

Quick, Draw pitches your awful drawing skills against Google’s AI

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is becoming the next big thing in technology. Google has been making great progress in this field and has recently shown off its highly accurate AI image captioning system.<p>But the company has more to give. Meet Google’s latest AI experiment called “Quick, Draw.” At …

Stunning photos of this weekend’s ‘Supermoon’ over Chicago

The rare celestial occurrence hasn’t happened in nearly 70 years<p>If you happened to be outside during the evening this weekend, you probably noticed that the moon looked much bigger and brighter than it normally does. The hard to miss so-called “supermoon” was the largest full moon that Chicagoans …

Supermoon

RX100 V With World’s Fastest AF Announced

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2016 - Sony - a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer - has today announced a new …

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Cast Iron Skillet

This Vibrating Pen Lets Anyone Make Pointillist Art

If you want to create pointillist works of art without giving yourself carpal tunnel—or you just lack the artistic dexterity—you might want to invest …

H Mart, The Korean Mega-Market, Opening Chicago Location

Only a day after <b>Seafood City</b> opened their first Chicago location on the city’s North Side, news has broken that another Pan-Asian market is heading to town. Signage for <b>H Mart</b>—the Korean-American mega-market chain with a location in suburban Niles—went up at a former office supply shop overlooking …

Water Beads Are Completely Invisible When Submerged

Using a super-absorbing chemical compound called sodium polyacrylate, you can turn boring old H2O into a magical blob-like substance. There’s a lot …

Demonstration

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

122 Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Chicago - Atlas Obscura

Sep 22Chicago, IllinoisInto the VeilImmersive experiences in Graceland Cemetery on the night of the autumnal equinox. Sep 25Chicago, Illinois …

Walking Tours