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27 Tips for Saving Money After Retirement

More people are retiring with less savings than they need to be comfortable. Much less. According to Northwestern Mutual, 21% of Americans have no retirement savings at all. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) says around 29% of households age 55 and older have neither retirement savings nor a

Bad Reputation: America’s Top 20 Disliked Companies

A company can live or die by its reputation. Year after year, the vast majority of familiar companies and brands maintain — or build — their bond with the American consumer by offering dependable products and services and by cultivating a clean image. Maintaining the

Are You Daydreaming About Summer Trips?

Winter and I aren’t the best mix. I always arm myself with a sun lamp and a good book and a can-do attitude, but I still get draggy when the sun sets at 4:34 p.m. and the only thing you can think about when you’re outside is when you’ll

What’s Your Must-Pack Travel Item?

My last airplane trip was not without drama… I arrived at the airport nice and early. I always leave time — like, way too much time — to grab water, find a snack, and peruse the duty-free shops for shades of lipstick not available elsewhere,

The Ultimate Crowdpleaser: Matar Paneer

“I have lost count of how many times I have made khichdi in quarantine,” Priya Krishna posted on Instagram in mid-April, and pretty soon after, we could say the same in our house. The vegetarian, pantry-friendly rice and mung bean dish became so universally loved, it was clear

Do You Have a Secret Family Recipe?

A few years ago, we won a very cool prize… At Toby’s school fundraiser, a family had donated four homemade desserts for $100. And we jumped at the chance to try them out. The prize was a key lime pie, a berry crumble, an apple

Four Fun Things

The other day, we mistakenly bought chicken thighs (instead of chicken breasts), and it was such a happy accident! They were so full of flavor. Now I’m on the hunt for all the chicken thigh recipes — including lemony, oniony and panko-crusted. Any recommendations? How pretty is this apartment? Love

Four Fun Things

Is anyone else obsessed with chef Eric Ripert’s Instagram right now? During normal times Ripert is a Michelin-starred chef and owner of New York’s Le Bernardin. But these days, he’s just like the rest of us, stuck at home and cooking for his family night after night.

Helpful Words From Wise People

How are you today? There have been so many moments lately where I am at a loss for words. (By which I mean, all the moments.) So, I figured, why not turn to the uplifting words of others? Here are 14 of my favorite quotes

14 Great Reader Comments on Rituals

Do you have any personal rituals? Readers have commented with so many beloved traditions lately that we had to share a few. Here are 14 memorable ones (and let us know if you have any you’d like to add)… On making time: “I make a