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12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

Books

19 One-Pan Recipes That Cut Your Meal-Prep Time in Half

Putting together a week’s worth of food in advance saves time and is pretty much the responsible thing to do. But it can also make for a serious mess …

House Republicans just voted to change overtime rules for workers

By Jena McGregor<p>, Reporter<p>On Tuesday afternoon, the House voted to pass a bill that Republicans have promoted since the Newt Gingrich era, one that would allow private-sector employees to exchange overtime pay for “compensatory time" off, electing to accrue extra hours off rather than extra pay in …

Private Sector

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Comfort Food Without The Guilt: Katie Lee's Twice-Baked Squash

Culinary television personality and chef Katie Lee is not shy about piling a plate high and deep. "Portion control is not an option for me," Lee laughs. "I like mass quantities, so I have to create healthy meals that I love but won't feel guilty about eating." One of her go-tos this winter: this …

These Melting Sweet Potatoes Are the Side Dish You Need

You might have heard of melting sweet potatoes before, or seen them on Pinterest. The concept is simple: You roast sweet potato rounds in butter …

Sweet Potatoes

The Best Finger Food Recipes For Super Bowl Sunday

Take the stress out of hosting.<p>The worst thing about hosting a party is all the dishes you have to clean at the end of the night. Lucky for all of us, there’s an easy solution: finger foods.<p>When no silverware is required, no dishes are, either. But that’s not even the best part about finger foods. …

Cooking

11 Things Every Traveler Should Experience In Montreal

There’s never been a better time to visit Canada.<p>Montreal feels like a European city, minus the jet lag (depending on where you’re coming from). …

Whip up Some Homemade Butter in a Jar

Shake your way to fresh butter and buttermilk. Making butter is a great way to use up any heavy cream that you have left over after making another …

Recipes

Seven bucket list holidays your family should take in 2017

Whatever the age of your child, there is a world of opportunity in 2017 to challenge your family to try something new.<p>Perhaps you’ve always dreamt of seeing the Northern Lights in Scandinavia; maybe you seek a spell of island escapism in the Indian Ocean; or it may be that you wish to bring your …

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 1

<b>WOW Air is definitely a discount airline.</b> I knew that when I booked the flight and had to pay for carry-on luggage, but there is something that I …

National Parks

This bizarre $15,000 electric car could transform your commute

A new all-electric car just hit the market, but it looks a little different than other electric cars you can buy.<p>Made by the Canadian company Electra Meccanica, the 2017 Solo car boasts three wheels instead of four and is built for just one passenger, hence its name, Solo.<p>The car is not aimed at …

Electric Vehicles

Expiration dates are bogus — here's the best way to tell if a food's gone bad

The "sell by" dates on food products aren't a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council.<p>Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called "optimal quality," which is based only on a …

The top 10 unmissable sights in Switzerland

So much to see but so little time. That is true of almost any destination but especially of Switzerland, with its wealth of magical mountains and …

8 Easy Sangria Recipes to Break Out at Your Next Summer Party

That will have them coming back for seconds (and thirds)...<p>When you're looking to serve up a refreshing sweet drink this summer, zero in on the crowd-pleasing effects of a chilled pitcher of sangria. Eight super simple recipes, right this way...

Refinancing Other Debt May Be the Key to Financial Freedom

While the term ‘refinance’ is most often used with mortgages, it can apply to any type of loan. Many borrowers have taken advantage of low interest rates to refinance their home loans, but some have also refinanced their auto loans, student loans, and even credit card debt via a home consolidation …

Why buttons are on different sides

They may look similar when they are done up but there’s a built-in difference which seems to be totally pointless.<p>Men’s dress shirts have their …

This Stylish Smart Luggage Will Completely Change the Way You Travel

There’s a certain childlike giddiness that overcomes most adult consumers when they discover that another one of their mundane, inanimate everyday objects has received something of a Steve Jobs treatment—it talks! It listens! It knows where I go and how I feel! Such was the case at the <i>Vogue</i> offices …

The 16 Hottest Restaurants in D.C., June 2018

More often than not, tipsters, readers, friends and family of Eater have one question: “Where should I eat right now?” Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a new project, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. And while the Eater 38 is a …

What to do if your flight has been cancelled

Cancellations are technically a breach of contract so can depend on specific contract laws of the departure port.<p>An airline staffer once told me one …

68% of people in their twenties will make this grave financial error

According to a survey by Credit Karma, 68% of Americans will make a major credit mistake before the age of 30. These mistakes include, but are not limited to:<p><b>Overspending on credit cards.</b> This can happen at any age, but it's most common for first-timers. The Credit CARD Act has stopped credit card …

Personal Finance

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Commuting

Chicago's 20 Essential Coffee Shops, 2018 Edition

2017 was a big year for coffee shops in Chicago with several heavy hitters like Colectivo, Half Wit, and Ipsento making large splashes with new shops. Chicago continues to establish coffee shop culture, as the number of office workers dwindle in favor of laptoppers and cybercommuters.<p>That makes the …

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

16 Chili Recipes to Satisfy Every Game Day Guest

Chili was a serious point of contention in my household. It took my beef-averse sister years to convince my dad to switch to chicken; my mom prefers fewer beans and more peppers. And no one but me likes my version with smoked paprika. My family’s chili issues are a sort of microcosm of the larger …

10 D.C. Restaurants That Offer a Taste of Morocco

It's not always easy to find Moroccan food in the D.C. area, but there's currently a pop-up Bedouin tent and a Moroccan restaurant that hosts belly dancing a few nights a week. Other than that, it takes a little hunting to find true Moroccan flavors in this town.<p>There aren't many restaurants solely …

Best Burgers in Washington D.C. - Washington, DC City Guide

In Washington, the reign of stodgy, stuffy steakhouses is thankfully a thing of the past. There’s never been a better time to opt for something more …

Best Hotels in Houston

Houston might not have the reputation of tourist mecca like your L.A.s or you New Yorks, but the Texas city is bustling with top notch food and …