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America’s 25 Favorite Beach Towns

It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach.<p>The sand is golden, the pace is slow, and at least five ice cream shops are within easy reach. That’s the …

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Why Cooking the Perfect Steak Starts With Frozen Beef, According to Science

Don't thaw that raw!<p>At the end of a long, hard day, few things satisfy meat eaters more than a juicy, tender cut of steak — as long as they don’t …

BBQ

16 Cheap Garage Storage Projects You Can DIY

You don’t need a lot of extra space (or a lot of extra cash) to build these simple storage projects for your garage. Each includes step-by-step plans.<p>…

Woodworking

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

America's Best All-Inclusive Resorts

“I just love having everything paid for up front,” says Renee Pagnani, who has vacationed at the same all-inclusive resort for six years in a row. …

Ranking The Best Passive Income Investments

In order to relax, you must first work very, very hard!<p>After about the 30th day in a row of working 12+ hour days and eating rubber chicken dinners …

How to change your DNS to see if Cloudflare can speed up your internet

A couple days ago, Cloudflare launched its own DNS service at 1.1.1.1, promising that consumers would enjoy greater privacy and potentially faster internet if they switched over from their ISP’s default. Now, those speed differences might not be significant or noticeable enough to the point of …

This new privacy tool would speed up your internet, too

These days, you may wish you had a magic switch you could flip to keep your data more secure.<p>The misuse of Facebook user data by Cambridge Analytica is only the latest consumer privacy flap to create outrage. Remember the Equifax hack? That affected more than 230 million people. And in 2017, US …

35 Groceries That Make Sense To Buy Online

I know I'm not the only one who has walked into a grocery store and nearly cried at the cost of olive oil.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time</i> …

The 25 Best iPhone Apps To Download Now

These are our must-have iPhone apps<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, organisation, messaging, photo editing, reading, social networks, keyboards, stargazing, and payment …

The Easiest Roast Chicken You'll Ever Make

By Alyse Whitney<p>You don't even need a thermometer to know when it's done.<p>Roasting a whole chicken sounds a lot more complicated than it actually is. You don't have to be <b>Ina Garten</b> on a Friday night to make it happen—this easy roast chicken recipe has six ingredients (including salt and pepper), can …

15 defensive stocks that will survive the stock market meltdown

Monday was one of the most brutal trading days since the 2010 flash crash, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average sold off rapidly with a more-than-1,000-point collapse, which was the worst one-day drop in terms of points.<p>Similar to the rapid drop in 2010, the market lost 1,175 points on Monday to …

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

25 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Whether you are single or have a family to feed, it seems like every weeknight is a blur and trying to get dinner on the table isn't always the easiest feat. On top of that, eating healthy isn't always easy and oftentimes requires a decent amount of prep. And cleanup is a chore in itself when …

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3 Stocks That Feel Like Microsoft in 1986

These three stocks have the potential to be huge winners over the long term.<p><b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) changed the world by helping to bring computers …

This Coconut Curry Chicken & Rice Cooks in One Pan

When you don't have a ton of time to dedicate to cooking a main dish and sides for dinner, a one-pan meal is the perfect solution. In this case, …

15 ways to be more secure online

Protect your accounts, avoid scams, and keep randos off your Wi-Fi.<p>Welcome to the New World. Email phishing has evolved. Trolls can target your Facebook timeline, and your social security number is probably floating around the internet right now. Even Wi-Fi is no longer <i>completely</i> secure. But it’s …

14 Proven Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful leaders are able to meaningfully communicate with others.<p>Steve Jobs inspired his employees to strive for …

Public Speaking

10 Business Ideas for Making Extra Money After Work

A steady paycheck is financial stability. Add a second stream of income and you're taking your first step toward wealth.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you already earn a steady paycheck and need some extra cash, an evening side job might come in handy. …

Small Business

How to charge your devices the right way

Give those batteries long, healthy lives.<p>Without a battery, your expensive laptop or smartphone becomes a hunk of dead electronics. And these rechargeable powerhouses have a finite lifespan: Over time, they will start losing power faster and taking longer to charge.<p>To extend the battery's useful …

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How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Optimize your internet connection.<p>No one likes slow Wi-Fi—it's right up there with creaking doors and leaking taps as one of the most frustrating household problems. To boost your upload and download speeds back up to where they should be, try making these tweaks to your router and other …

Wi-Fi

What Is a Sales Funnel? The Guide to Building an Automated Selling Machine.

The right sales funnel, configured the proper way, can automate your marketing and help you scale your income on autopilot.<p>12 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the core concepts in the digital marketing industry is the sales funnel. While odd sounding at …

Marketing

How to Grill Chicken

Grill chicken like a pro with these simple tips from Food Network.<p>Grill Better Chicken<p>When you grill chicken on the bone it's more flavorful. Use …

BBQ

If You Like Dividends, You Should Love These 4 Stocks

Income investors, there's great value to unlock from this paint maker, industrial mega-conglomerate, clean-energy giant, and dividend ETF.<p><i>"Do you</i> …

The Best Overnight Oats Recipes

Do it now, thank yourself tomorrow.<p>If you’ve been looking for a way to make your mornings feel a little less chaotic, you’ve stumbled upon the right place. We have overnight oats recipes for you, which are just the simple meal you need to make mornings go more smoothly.<p>You see, making breakfast …

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to get, you probably don’t realize that there’s an …

Coca-Cola

18-Year-Old Peter Szabo: High School Dropout, Digital Marketing Star

The Slovakian teenager started making Facebook ads when he was just 11 years old.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Students don't usually drop out of high school to improve their future prospects, because school can be a vital time to develop the you'll need to …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Free Invoicing Software Solutions for Small Businesses

Getting paid is fun but billing seldom is. Happily, there are many solutions every startup can afford.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing your small business needs is more expenses, especially for the ongoing work of invoicing accounts receivable. …

Small Business

The 4 Most Promising Sector ETFs for 2018 | Investopedia

Investors have enjoyed bull market returns in 2017 with the S&P 500 gaining 19.75% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 25.33% year-to-date …

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.