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How Bill Gates and Facebook Plan to Send You to College

How American kids apply to colleges these days is all messed up.<br>(But don't lose hope. Help is on the way.)<br>Imagine if every time you went grocery …

Browned Butter Banana Bread

Very few people get excited about banana bread and I happen to be one of those people. Whenever I am at a potluck and I see poor old banana bread sitting in a corner by itself, I kind of feel sorry for it. What did it ever do to me? Well, nothing-and I suppose that's the problem.<p>Perhaps I am not a …

Don't Get April-Fooled by This Very Costly IRS Tax Trap

April is the month that Americans most associate with taxes, with millions of taxpayers waiting until the last possible moment before the April 15 …

MONEY 50 (2015 Edition): The World's Best Mutual Funds and ETFs

This list of the world’s 50 best mutual and exchange-traded funds can steer you safely toward your goals—even when the going gets rough.<p><b>Here’s the</b> …

10 Free Tools for Creating a New 2015 Budget

Keep that New Year's resolution to better track your spending with these handy free tools.<p>So your spending went a little haywire during the holidays. …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Predatory Thinking

• <b>Author:</b> Dave Trott<p>LIFE IS A ZERO-SUM GAME<p><i>Predatory Thinking</i> is a masterclass in how to outwit the competition, in ordinary life as well as in business. It is the philosophy that has underpinned Dave Trott's distinguished career as a copywriter, creative director, and founder of some of London's …

Kouign-Amann

makes 12 Servings<p>Active Time: 90 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Though the dough can be temperamental, layer after delicate layer will convince you: Making this pastry is worth the effort.<p>April 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>dough<p>2 tablespoons (30 g) European-style butter (at least 82% fat), melted, slightly cooled, …

Baking

BA's Best Banana Bread

Makes one 8½x4½" loaf<p>Here at BA everybody has their favorite banana bread recipe. We made every one—14 to be exact—until we came up with a collective favorite. Dark brown sugar is key and a dollop of mascarpone makes for superior tenderness. Walnuts optional but encouraged. This is part of BA's …

Breakfast

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

73 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

Chewy Molasses Cookies

makes 2½ dozen<p>In this recipe, molasses keeps these cookies magically fresh and chewy for days.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking soda<p>1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>1 teaspoon ground ginger<p>¾ teaspoon ground cardamom<p>½ teaspoon kosher salt<p>1 large egg<p>½ cup (1 stick) …

Dessert

The 15 Best New BBQ Joints in America

There's nothing quite like a BBQ pit blessed by decades of grease. But for every salt- and pepper-seasoned family legacy, there's a new upstart dreaming of building their own smoky dynasty.<p>To salute these young-gun pullers of pork, we've compiled a list of the 15 best BBQ joints that have opened in …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

An insider's guide to Geneva

Most foreigners know Geneva as a quaint Swiss city, home to the United Nations, chocolate shops and watchmakers. But beyond the tourist haunts, in-the-know locals are slinking into underground jazz bars, exploring the city from the seats of vintage bikes and swapping luxury jewellery shops for …

5 Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Spicy Chicken Thighs with Sweet & Tangy Honey Glaze</b><p>Inspired by one of the most popular <i>Cooking Light</i> chicken recipes, this dish is delicious, family-friendly and incredibly easy to prepare. The chicken is seasoned with garlic, chili powder, cumin and smoked paprika and then broiled with a sweet …

Dirt Bombs

Makes 12 Servings<p>Like a cinnamon-sugar doughnut in muffin form. You’ve been warned.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>muffins<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2¼ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons baking powder<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>½ teaspoon ground nutmeg<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature<p>¾ cup sugar<p>1 …

Breakfast

Impulse

• <b>Author:</b> Dr David Lewis<p>When you make a decision or form an opinion, you think you know why. But you’re wrong. The truth is that most of our mental activity actually happens below the level of conscious thought. In this groundbreaking book, Dr David Lewis, director of the cutting-edge research agency …

The Hating Book: An Illustrated Vintage Parable About What Every Friendship Needs

In 1961, young Maurice Sendak illustrated <i>Let’s Be Enemies</i> — a charming lesson in friendship via reverse psychology by writer Janice May Urdy, published by Harper’s children’s division. Eight years later, the same publisher, overseen by Sendak’s remarkable editor and patron-saint Ursula Nordstrom, …

33 Books on How to Live: My Reading List for the Long Now Foundation’s Manual for Civilization

In a recent piece about the Manual for Civilization — the Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, as part of their collaboratively curated library of 3,500 books for long-term thinking — I lamented the fact that Stewart Brand’s …

Big Thinkers on the Only Things Worth Worrying About

In his famous and wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly advice, F. Scott Fitzgerald gave his young daughter Scottie a list of things to worry and not worry about in life. Among the unworriables, he named popular opinion, the past, the future, triumph, and failure “unless it comes through your …

Boston Cheap Eats: 10 Great Dishes Under $10

Boston's got some serious dining chops, but chasing down the latest restaurant opening, the newest hot chef or the trendiest ingredient can be exhausting. Sometimes, what visitors and locals alike want is a no-fuss, affordable, and, above all, flavorful meal—and preferably one with an international …

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Mustard and Sage

8 Servings<p>Serve this over a bed of soft polenta for catching the juices, with a simply dressed salad on the side.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 skinless, bone-in pork shoulder (Boston butt; 5–6 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>½ cup Dijon mustard<p>¼ cup finely chopped fresh sage<p>2 …

Recipes

Balsamic-Brown Sugar Short Ribs With Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

<b>Note</b>: This dish can be made up to two days ahead. Store the potatoes, meat and sauce separately and reheat before serving. It can all also be frozen, if you prefer. Be sure to thaw everything in the refrigerator before trying to reheat anything, though.<p><b>Read more: Sunday Supper: Balsamic-Brown Sugar</b> …

The Best Recipes for Cornish Game Hen

If Cornish game hens look like miniature chickens, it’s because that’s exactly what they are—young birds of no more than a couple of pounds. You can …

We Try All the Vietnamese Snacks at Saigon Sandwiches in San Francisco

GalleryWe Try All the Vietnamese Snacks at Saigon Sandwiches in San Francisco<p>Every sandwich-loving San Franciscan knows that Saigon Sandwiches, located in the Little Saigon section of the Tenderloin, makes outstanding banh mi. Yet few customers direct their attention toward the display of …

Make This Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice Today

Place the tomatoes and onion in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer 2 cups of the tomato mixture to a medium saucepan. Stir …

Oven-Fried, Corn Flake-Crusted Chicken Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> For a gluten-free dish, choose a corn cereal that's gluten free, such as Nature's Path Cornflakes, or try General Mill's Corn Chex. Brining for a shorter period of time will result in slightly less juicy chicken and less salty flavor.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>IngredientsKosher salt for brine2 …

Cook The Ultimate Chicken Soup

Kick the canned crap out of your kitchen!<p>Some foods possess magical powers. A really great steak can somehow make you feel like more of a man. A peak-season tomato can transport you to summers past. And a bowl of chicken soup can simultaneously reinforce and refresh you.<p>If your diet has taken a …

Recipes

Make Easy Homemade Pickles

Master this simple technique and never buy the supermarket variety again<p>At every family gathering, I’m known as The Pickle Guy.<p>The transformation occurred a few years back when I brought a single jar of bell pepper pickles to Thanksgiving. At the time, I thought that the pickles, which I had …

Recipes