Steve Collica

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Should I move half of my savings into an annuity?

<i>I'm 64 and recently met with a financial adviser who wants me to invest $400,000 of my $800,000 portfolio in an annuity. I read some nasty reviews of this annuity, but the adviser says it's the best annuity out there. What do you suggest I do?—Anonymous</i><p>Whenever an adviser suggests moving a big …

Retirement

Why a middle-class lifestyle can now cost you over $300,000 a year

Let me tell you a sad story: In order to comfortably raise a family in an expensive coastal city like San Francisco or New York, you've got to make …

Personal Finance

Tour Paisley Park with Me (my scrapbook)

You just have to check this out! An amazing scrap book put together of a Paisley Park tour.

Music

This Is One of Giada De Laurentiis's Most Popular Pasta Recipes

If you've been searching for the perfect wintertime pasta recipe, your search ends with Giada De Laurentiis's chicken tetrazzini. A classic dish made …

The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes of 2017

I'm calling it now: 2017 was officially the year of the Instant Pot. While I've been singing the praises of this seven-in-one multi-cooker for a …

The Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me and You

This is for everyone who ordered an Instant Pot recently, and also, somewhat selfishly, for myself. It's an Instant Pot Starter Guide - all the …

Cooking

Mark Bittman’s Minimalist Buffalo Wings Recipe on Food52

• 3 pounds of chicken wings<br>• Neutral oil<br>• Salt & pepper<br>• 1/3 cup relatively mild hot sauce, like Frank’s Red Hot<br>• 4 tablespoons melted butter<br>• 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or white vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon minced garlic<br>• Blue cheese dressing and celery sticks for serving (optional)<p>Pat the wings dry very well with …

How to Make Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Pasta Dish

It's easy<p>There are five words that guide travelers through tough decisions: “What would Anthony Bourdain do?”<p>Well, we believe that Bourdain would …

Turkey, Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Frittatas

Turkey, Broccoli and Cheddar Mini Frittatas are the perfect breakfast for busy mornings or lazy breakfasters, like myself.If there’s one meal during …

How to Easily Make iPhone Ringtones Using Only iTunes

There are several ways to get ringtones for your iPhone. Apple would prefer that you pay $0.99 - $1.29 for them on the iTunes store. In fact, Apple …

How to prepare your old Apple Watch for sale

With a new Apple Watch around the corner, it might be time to consider what you'll have to do to sell or give away your old smartwatch. The majority …

Wallpaper Weekends: NASA – The Moon’s Surface – for iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch

- Aug 11, 2017<p>Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high-quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and …

Build a backyard theater that's better than the local cinema

Make your backyard theater as Regal as an AMC<p>Sadly, drive-in movies venues are dying a slow and painful death, but you can create an awesome outdoor cinema experience in your own backyard if you have the right gear. For the frequent movie-goer—or person that just loves watching films on the big …

How to reset and get into a locked iPhone or iPad

Picture this -- you've got a family member who changes the password on a device that you've given them, and promptly forgets it. Or, maybe, a child …

Put This Creamy Italian Chicken on Tonight's Menu

Somehow it's Monday already (RIP, weekend) and you forgot to meal plan again. Don't despair! I've got a delicious recipe for you to make tonight that …

Smart condoms: like Fitbit for sex – and you can even share your stats

Ever wondered how many calories you’re burning in the bedroom? The i.Con condom, which keeps track of your sex stats, could be the answer<p><b>Name:</b> Smart condoms.<p><b>Appearance:</b> A discreet, lightweight ring, currently hidden inside a black box.

Blackbox

The Superman Training Program: Add Size, Gain Strength, & Burn Fat

<b>Duration</b> 5 weeks<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p><b>Super Specifics</b><p>This program is novel for many reasons, and your muscles will respond well to it. That said, you’ll have …

5 ways to repurpose your tablet

Do you have an old tablet lying around? Or are you ready to upgrade but feel bad ditching your old one? You could make good use of it by repurposing it into something else.<p>Here are a few easy ideas for turning your old tablet into something new -- kind of. And in you're in the cleaning mood, or …

Gear & Gadgets

This Spaghetti Recipe Is Going Viral

And for a really good reason.<p>One of the best things about working at a food website is being so close to our readers. On Facebook, you guys exclaim "Making this for dinner!" and "Looks so yummy!"—and never hold back from sharing when you think something I've made looks absolutely foul. (Thanks for …

Ditch The iPhone: Play Music Directly From Your Apple Watch

Like virtually every smartwatch on the planet, the Apple Watch has an app to control music. However, not all smartwatches have the ability to do double duty as a fitness tracker <i>and</i> go beyond controlling the music to streaming it. The Apple Watch has 2GB of storage set aside for storing music …

Smartwatches

Buy These 3 Dividend Stocks While They're Still Incredible Bargains

It was fun while it lasted.<p>I’m talking about the brief buying opportunity last winter, when the S&P 500 plunged 10% in the first six weeks of 2016.<p>On February 10, the day before the market hit its midwinter trough, I bet that it was ready for a turnaround, as the number of bearish option bets had …

5 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 3%

With interest rates still close to record-low levels, and major market benchmarks seemingly bumping up near all-time highs on a daily basis, there are fewer places where income-focused investors can find a compelling yield these days. That said, one place that still offers a generous income stream …

14 websites to bookmark if you want to get rich

Rich people appreciate the power of learning long after college is over.<p>"The world class knows that college is just the beginning of lifelong learning," writes self-made millionaire Steve Siebold in his book, "How Rich People Think." "That's why you'll see the great ones attending seminars, …

15 Ingenious Cooking Tips You Can Copy From Chef Tyler Florence

If you're an avid Food Network watcher, you already know who Tyler Florence is. If not, allow me to introduce you to the TV host and chef, who just happens to have as many good cooking tips as he does good looks. Tyler is from Greenville, SC, and now lives in San Francisco with his wife and two …

Recipes

How to watch local live TV on Apple TV with an HDHomeRun + antenna combo

It is possible to legally watch free over the air terrestrial television via the Apple TV. This can easily be accomplished by connecting an HDHomeRun …

The Best Stretch for Every Body Part

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout, you have to care for the muscles that heave all of those heavy weights, too<p>When you think of flexibility, it's likely that the first things that come to mind are touching your toes, or stretching your hamstrings. Unfortunately, those are often …

The One Exercise You Should Do Before Every Single Workout

It'll open up your hips, ankles, and upper back, and activate your core and glutes—all so you can perform your best<p>Warmups are important. They improve your range of motion, reduce your risk of injury, and prime your muscles so that you can perform at your absolute best.<p>But what if we told you that …

Pasta alla Norma

Cal Peternell | Twelve Recipes | William Morrow Cookbooks, 2014When asked why it’s called pasta alla Norma, be ready with your own story or say it …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

24 Pasta Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer

So fresh.<p>For more, like Spoon University on Facebook or pin them on Pinterest.

Recipes