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Savory Bread Pudding with Bacon

<i>Savory bread pudding is an easy way to make guests sigh with content, whether at breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Easy to make in advance, too.</i>Adapted …

Breakfast

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

Sicilian-Style Shrimp with Cauliflower and Almonds

Featuring the typical sweet-and-sour flavors of Sicilian cuisine, this easy weeknight dinner will brighten the spirits of anyone suffering from the post-holiday blues. For a heartier dish, serve with steamed brown rice or over your favorite whole-wheat pasta. <b>Sicilian-Style Shrimp with Cauliflower</b> …

Cauliflower

Here's How To Make The Perfect Sourdough Loaf At Home

Get baking!<p><b>BAKER’S SCHEDULE</b><p>Thursday–Saturday: Feed your starter until bubbly and active.<p>Saturday Evening: Make the dough, and let rise overnight.<p>Sunday Morning: Shape the dough, let rise again, score, and bake.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>50 g (1⁄4 cup) bubbly, active starter<p>350 g (11⁄3 cups plus 2 tbsp) warm …

Baking

America votes the way it eats

You can learn a lot about how the voting public thinks based on what’s available to eat in chain restaurants<p>After this last election, we already know the way America votes. Now, after spending the last three weeks on the road, I know the way America eats. I'm convinced these two things are …

10 Speedy Suppers When You Don't Feel Like Cooking

On those nights when you don’t feel like cooking <i>or</i> ordering pizza, these easy recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in 30 minutes or less. What’s more, they require very little attention and come together without much forethought — perfect for laid-back summer nights.<p>1. Baked Salmon with …

Homemade Sweet Potato Flatbread (Roti)

<i>Homemade sweet potato flatbread is a delicious 2-ingredient side dish! This oil-free and yeast free flatbread goes well with curry, duck or grilled</i> …

Learn How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

Tutorials

Worst scams of 2017: 10 tricks fraudsters are using to dupe you out of your money

Summertime means sunshine, sunscreen — and scams. Alas, as you focus on taking a much-deserved break, you may be less likely to notice details like …

These Chickpea–Sweet Potato Burgers Will Rock Your #MeatlessMonday

Say goodbye to frozen old veggie burger patties. Not only is this meatless sweet potato-chickpea combo burger super tasty, it's full of tons of …

French Baguette Recipe

A baguette is one of the true icons of the French culinary tradition. The perfect baguette, light with a crusty exterior and soft, slightly chewy …

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Tutorials

First Pot-Focused Fund Lets Americans Legally Invest In Hot Biz

It's been difficult for Americans to legally invest in the world's booming marijuana business but a new online fund will let you do it at the click of a mouse.<p>Canadians are bringing a new meaning to the term "investor high," with the world's first marijuana-focused exchange-traded fund opening on …

Cannabis

The No-Knead, No-Fuss Recipe That Will Get You Baking Bread Every Week

This is it: the bread recipe so simple and good, it will get you baking bread every week—even if you’ve never made a loaf in your life. It’s the comforting, no-knead peasant bread that’s ready in as few as 2 hours, unlike other no-knead breads that are ready ... tomorrow.<p>It's the bread that, …

Bread

11 Tiny Things To Do That Take Less Than 1 Minute & Can Change Your Entire Day In Huge Ways

I've often found that the things that make the biggest difference in my daily life are the ones that require the smallest actual adjustments. That's …

7 Tips for Achieving Your Goals From a Productivity Expert

The beginning of a new year is quickly approaching, which makes now the perfect time to take stock of your priorities and set goals for your future. …

New York City

'I've given up on DIY investing. What are my options?'

Many people find themselves too busy to dedicate sufficient time to DIY investing and ensuring that their investments remain up to date, and want to explore other options.<p>Previously they had the choice of going it alone or using a stockbroker, wealth manager or financial adviser.<p>However, in recent …

23 Affordable Vacations That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

Where to go to stretch your dollar as far as possible.<p>Yes, you will probably have to pay more for your plane ticket than you would for a domestic flight. But if you choose your destination wisely, you could end up spending much less while you're there. (And you should always follow these tips for …

Asia Travel

The Credit Card Obsessives Who Game the System—and Share Their Secrets Online

Go inside the massive community of point-chasing fanatics.<p>Her secret? Credit cards—and not just three or four. Aucello currently has 24 cards; she's been avidly collecting points and miles on them for a decade.<p>Aucello picked up her credit card habit from her father, who took her along on European …

How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Barefoot and coated in …

10 tips anyone can use to save more and spend less

Learning how to save more and spend less is not always easy. This article seeks to provide financial tips on how you can learn to increase your …

Personal Finance

Zest is best: recipes for candied peel treats

I am, admittedly a lover of excess, but so am I a lover of economy. Using up all of the parts makes a lot of sense in the sweet kitchen. At Violet we wash vanilla beans that have been used to flavour custard, dry them out and steep them in vodka for our own vanilla extract. We make an apple glaze …

Baking

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza Margherita | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

How To 'Write' Covered Calls For Safe 8% Yields

Most investors buy stocks and hope they’ll go up in price.<p>Instead, why not generate cash flows of 8% or more from these holdings by selling covered …

Investing

9 of the most fascinating TED Talks about money

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources to turn to, from podcasts to books to personal finance gurus, that will teach you the basics and then some.<p>We've rounded up nine TED Talks — all between 10 and 20 minutes — that could alter the way you think about money, and how you choose to save, spend, …

Personal Finance

21 Awesome Products From Amazon To Put On Your Wish List

The perfect bullet journal, an egg yolk with a case of the pukes, and 19 other things you’ll want to add to your wish list ASAP.

Shopping

A financial planner explains exactly how you should prioritize your money

The majority of people who approach me for advice are most interested in guidance as it relates to their investment portfolios.<p>I would like to point out that there is a hierarchy of personal financial priorities, and though very important, investing for the future should be considered third of the …

The 10 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold Forever

Forever is a long time to hold a stock. Most investors hold on to a stock for less time than the late Elizabeth Taylor held on to a husband. …

How Chefs Are Cooking with Pickle Brine

It’s an amazing flavor booster.<p>Packed with antioxidants and electrolytes, pickle juice has been touted for the past few years as a health elixir.<p>Now …

For date night on the cheap, try Alaskan King Crab legs

Nothing says indulgence like noshing on some seriously giant Alaskan King Crab legs.They’re not just tasty, they’re a low-fat source of protein — one …

Low Fat