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I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

Alternative Medicine

1 Great Donut Recipe, 5 Amazing Fillings

Homemade donuts are hard to beat. Fill them with luscious cream, fresh fruit jam, or tart citrus curd—and, well, they become fluffy, tender pillows …

Dessert

Top 10 National Parks to Visit During Spring

Spring Is in the Air<p>As the snow melts and schools no longer have delays, it becomes obvious that spring is right around the corner. It's a time of …

8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”

We’ve all been in the awkward situation of meeting someone new and having to build rapport quickly — at networking events, industry conferences, charity events, dinner parties, and other social-professional situations. If you’re like many people — especially most Americans — you break the awkward …

Sociology

What Is an IPA? A Complete Guide to the India Pale Ale

The IPA is everywhere, but not all IPAs are the same. Learn about the 10 styles of IPA before you order your next round of beers.<p>“I hate IPAs. They’re bitter.”<p>“I love IPAs. They have so much alcohol in them.”<p>Those are the two most common things I hear people say about IPAs, and neither of them are …

Beer

One Perfect Cake, Unlimited Ways to Customize It

I love an everyday cake. Not necessarily a cake that you eat every single day—just one that you <i>could</i>, and one that doesn’t require much fanfare or intense grocery shopping. One that you can whip up with ease, even on a Tuesday; one that you’d be proud to take to a dinner party; one that is low-key …

I’ve Been Making Asian Nachos for Years—and Now Everybody Wants Them

We come across a lot of food trends—yes, like the currently hot Asian nachos. It’s our job to go through them and use years of cooking and eating …

Cooking

Our favorite mesh Wi-Fi system can now boost any router you already have

We absolutely love the AmpliFi HD (High-Density) Home Wi-Fi System, which is by far the fastest and most reliable mesh wireless solution in this …

Leaked Kohl's Ad Hints At These Upcoming Black Friday Deals

Black Friday came sooner than expected.<p>A leaked Kohl’s Black Friday ad was posted Thursday evening on the deals website blackfriday.com that showed …

Amazon Echo

This top rated robot vacuum somehow costs under $100

Roombas are some of the coolest gadgets out there that make use of autonomous technology. They make our lives easier, obviously, by taking care of …

Robotics

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam War’ Sparks International Interest

Last month, Lynn Novick traveled to Vietnam with her new documentary about the American war there, co-directed with Ken Burns. Novick had previously …

Vietnam

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low …

Country Lifestyle

Williams-Sonoma CEO Laura Alber: ‘I do not believe Amazon is killing retailers’

“I think retailers’ bad service is killing retailers,” Alber said.<p>Williams-Sonoma CEO Laura Alber is still bullish about brick-and-mortar retail in spite of the looming threat of Amazon.<p>“I certainly don’t think we’re in the midst of a retail apocalypse,” Alber said. “I do not believe that and I do …

eCommerce

Former McDonald's Employees Say This Is The Sneaky Trick They Used to Give You Fewer Fries | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i><p>Retail managers have their ways.<p>They don't necessarily want you to know them. They just want to use them to make you buy.<p>They want to make money, you see. Often, they want to make as much money as …

McDonald's

Banana Cake Recipe with Banana Frosting

This banana cake recipe is flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. It's a two later cake with a banana buttercream frosting.<p><b>Related</b> …

Dessert

A simple-but-effective retirement income plan

<i>When I retire, I plan to invest half of my nest egg in a Standard & Poor's 500 index fund and the other half in a total bond market index fund and then withdraw 3.5% each year adjusted for inflation. Is this a retirement income plan that will work? --John, New Jersey</i><p>You've got a good framework for …

Retirement

A Surprising Way to Save for Your Next Vacation

How I Use an Investment Account for My Travel Fund<p>Updated August 30, 2017<p>Endless numbers of words have been written about the need for an emergency …

Personal Finance

Game of Thrones season 8: everything we know so far

It’s official: The show won’t be back until 2019.<p><i>Game of Thrones</i> wrapped up its seventh and penultimate season in August 2017, leaving fans with plenty to speculate on the fates of their favorite characters in season eight. Naturally, it also left many people with questions about when the show will …

TV Series

Want to live to 100? Eat more of this 'magical' food

Do you want to live to be 100-years-old? The answer probably depends on knowing how well you'd feel during those later years.<p>While there's no …

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

We discovered it totally by accident.<p>Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he …

Dessert

These 5 Foods Are "Anti-Inflammatory Powerhouses," Says a Top Chef

"My relationship with food has always been a key component of my identity," writes Seamus Mullen, an award-winning chef, restaurateur, and longtime …

Wellness

This Sustainable Clean Energy Solution Costs Less Than an iPhone

Avant Garde Innovations, an Indian cleantech startup, has developed an affordable and small wind turbine that generates energy for less than …

Are Some Psychiatric Disorders a pH Problem?

The human brain frequently undergoes changes in acidity, with spikes from time to time. One main cause of these temporary surges is carbon dioxide …

The Brain

Top 5 most popular Android apps from last week: Style Music, Photobooth

ravelliteEvery week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. …

Apps

What You Need to Know About Using Alexa or Google for Your Finances

Should You Trust Your Home Assistant With Your Money?<p>What You Need to Know About Using Alexa or Google for Your Finances<p>Updated March 21, 2018<p>Home …

Identity Theft

3 Essential Questions to Ask for Your Networking Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a time-strapped businessperson, how do you figure out which networking events to attend and which you should let go by the wayside? A networking strategy can help you decide which events are worth your time. Here are three easy—and …

Networking

Easter Desserts

From classic carrot cake with cream cheese icing to an ethereal meringue tart, any of these global desserts makes the perfect addition to an Easter …