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Use The Drop In Oil Prices To Boost Retirement Income

Oil’s dramatic sell-off comes with good news and bad news. The bad news is that it has put global markets on edge and dampened overall gains for the year. The good news is that the price drop has put some quality, dividend paying companies on sale. While most experts and economists are talking …

Get a New Kind of Financial Adviser at a Discount - Consumer Reports News

Borrowing from each other<p>Can’t they just play nice? There are signs that they are beginning to do just that. In recent months, RIAs and robo-advisers …

SipSnapp Scans a Beer List and Rates It For You

iOS: If you aren't a beer expert, you might not know if you'll like a certain beer. With so many craft beers out there, you're likely to find one …

App Store

Can You Solve 'The Hardest Logic Puzzle In The World'?

You're reading the first installment in a brand new puzzle series here at io9 – and what better way to kick things off than with the world's most …

Mathematics

Protect Yourself from Surprise Out-of-Network Medical Bills - Consumer Reports News

New York State residents will soon have the nation's strongest protections against surprise out-of-network bills, thanks to a new law that takes …

How to Invest Like a Billionaire - Consumer Reports News

But investors focused on this fund shouldn’t necessarily expect to mimic the returns of these well-known billionaires. The exchange-traded fund, …

Launcher Puts Your Favorite Apps and Contacts In Notification Center

iOS: iOS 8's new widgets and extensions are a great way to spruce up your Notification Center. Launcher takes advantage of the new feature in iOS 8 …

Apps

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Unique Engagement Ring Box Pirouettes the Ring Like a Blooming Flower

Marriage proposals can be scary, even if you know that the other person will say yes. How and where you'll ask is always a factor, as well as where to hide the ring. After all, it'd be tragic if it were discovered beforehand. A slimline engagement ring box called <i>Clifton</i> solves this potential …

Oil-Free Waffle Iron Hash Browns

<i>Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, these waffle iron hash browns contain one ingredient: potatoes!</i><p>For years, my daughter’s favorite …

Zucchini Agrodolce Recipe

I suspect we've talked about this before. I fight a losing battle to keep my kitchen under control. Looking at the counter tops this morning I see - …

Spices

11 Ways to Use Okra

Here are 11 dishes to make with okra, from most slimy to least.<p>A polarizing vegetable because of its, er, slime potential, okra is one of the …

10 Ways to Make Ratatouille

Besides being a classic way to use lots of late-summer vegetables, ratatouille inspires plenty of variations. Here are 10 ways to make and use this …

Chocolate Cake Baked in an Orange Recipe

Ingredients (2)<p>10 oranges<br>• 1 recipe chocolate cake batter, prepared in advance (box mix is fine)<p>Think baking a cake is impossible while camping? Think …

Rice Paper Banh Mi with Five-Spice Chicken Recipe

1<p>Fill a round cake pan with warm water. Place 1 rice paper round into the water, turning it gently with your fingertips until softened. Carefully …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

Sous-vide Cooking

A City in Belgium Is Building the Beer Pipeline of Every Frat Boy's Dreams

In what is probably the best thing to happen to <b>Bruges, Belgium</b> since that Colin Farrell film, the city will soon be home to a beer pipeline. Yes, a pipe system dedicated to transporting beer will be built beneath the city. According to Sky News, the three kilometer (<b>1.86 mile</b>) pipeline will connect …

7 Vegetables That Deserve Some Love at Your Tailgate

For the most part, a tailgate is a place for meat. But as long as you have the grill set up and sizzling, you'd be smart to cook some vegetables.<p>For …

Stages Listen Up: Chef Wylie Dufresne Has 4 Serious Tips For You

At this year's <b>MAD4</b> conference in Copenhagen, attendees were given a book of essays that were meant to complement the live talks at the symposium. Chef <b>Wylie Dufresne</b> published a piece with the current chef de cuisine of his famed New York City restaurant WD-50, <b>Sam Henderson</b>. The essay is they story …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …