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The Living Wage Calculator Finds What You Need to Support Your Family

Ever wonder just how much money is enough to survive on? This calculator from MIT tells you how much you need to earn to be able to support yourself …

How to Start Saving for a Home Down Payment

Buying a home is an exciting life milestone, but it can also be intimidating. Your home will probably be the most expensive purchase you'll ever …

Beyond Immersion: Learn a New Language with Better Listening Skills

Get on the fast track to accomplishing one of your bucket list items, learning another language. Chris Lonsdale's TEDx talk offers five principles …

This Infographic Reveals How to Raise Happy and Healthy Kids

We all want to raise happy and healthy kids, but sometimes it's harder than it sounds. This infographic takes a look at the studies behind what …

Parenting

A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Out of Debt

You're reading this because somewhere along the lines, you spent <i>more</i> than all of your money. You may have failed to control your impulses. Or maybe …

Most Popular Top 10s of 2013

We share an awful lot of tips every day at Lifehacker, so it's easy to miss a few. Luckily, we regularly round up our favorite tips in every category …

Questions Every Parent Should Ask

Our own life experience is our greatest parenting resource.<p>In my book, <i>Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around</i>, I suggest that parenting is like driving a cab: if you don't at least <b>ACT</b> like you know the way, your passengers (children) are going to be nervous and uncomfortable -- as you …

Parenting

Teaching Children How to Navigate Failure

One of the hardest things for me, as a mom, is knowing that I have to turn my children over to the world. I don't want to sometimes. There are days I would prefer to keep them tucked safely under my wings, with blankets, books and comfort food.<p>But of course, that's not my job.<p>My job is to work …

Don't let technology rob kids of social skills

We’ve all seen teens—and adults—immersed in their smartphones, oblivious to the world around them. However, it’s not just a matter of distraction or impoliteness anymore. In a digital world, where the majority of communication is done through a keyboard or touch screen, many kids no longer …

5 Ways to Be a Better Friend, No Matter How Busy You Are

My friends have been my support system, therapists, sounding boards, cheering team and sisters for life. I don't know what I would do without these women who have made my life immeasurably better.<p>Check out this excerpt from my book, <i>One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After</i> …

Relationships

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

The 10 Essential Home Measurements You Should Know

These numbers will guide you in virtually any buying decision, from paint to furniture.<p>How much paint do you need? How high do you hang that chandelier? Get your measurements right with this indispensable guide that has all the numbers you'll need.<p><b>1. Dining Room Table</b><p>A 36-inch-wide rectangular …

Dining Rooms

BuzzFeed Changes Its Name To BuzzFaux

Nope, the media company is not parodying itself. It’s selling soup.<p>“BuzzFaux” sounds like the name of a Twitter account that parodies BuzzFeed. And it is. But, as the logo on its homepage indicates, BuzzFeed itself started using the name before its satirist did.<p>The reason BuzzFeed altered its own …

Summer School 2.0: Fun Online Classes for Kids

<i>This post is brought to you by Playful Learning. Amazing Online Classes for Life’s Big Lessons.</i><p><i>By Gabrielle.</i><p>I was watching the Alt For Everyone …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

Food: Recipes, Cooking Tips, Celebrity Chef Ideas & Food News

Do you prefer deep-dish pies or a slice with a thin crust?<p>Looking for a tasty new career?<p>You don't need some fancy juice extractor to make these …

Gluten-Free

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Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

Ricotta Cake with Fresh Berries

4.5<p>4.5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> 6 to 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>15 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>45 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour<p>A light ricotta cake topped with macerated …

How to Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls

<b>Combine the ingredients for the dough:</b> In the bowl of a standing mixer (or a large bowl, if mixing by hand), stir the yeast into the warm water and …