This spring, a recipe for lemon cake filled with pastry cream and lemon curd spread quickly on Facebook, garnering 6,200 shares and 9,900 likes. Of the 300-plus commenters, some had followed the recipe and were displaying photos of their frosted creations, while others asked baking questions or inquired about dairy- and gluten-free versions of the recipe. Another contingent was just plain hungry. “I need a piece of that cake right now,” one person wrote.
Q. My wife and I are both 66. I have some highly appreciated stock I accumulated while employed with my former employer. I’m retired now and the stock is at an all-time high. I want to sell now but if I do I will have over $250,000 in capital gains. I have a pension of around $5,000/month and get $1,800/month in Social Security. My wife receives Social Security based on my earnings so that is another $900/month. Will the sale of this stock impact my taxes on Social Security? Even if it has a slight impact I still think I should sell it all this year. If I only sell a little each year I risk missing out on the current stock price. What do you think?
The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing's National Stadium unfit for play.
China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.
Checking accounts aren't typically a trendy topic at backyard barbecues. But banks are building more buzz this summer by offering everything from $100 gift cards for NBA merchandise to $400 cash bonuses for opening new checking accounts.
As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.
MINNEAPOLIS - During the darkest days of the housing crisis, counselors for the Homeownership Preservation Foundation, or HPF, were fielding thousands of calls every month from people across the country who were on the verge, or in the throes, of a mortgage nightmare.
Rip currents are powerful, narrow channels of fast-moving water. Rip currents account for 80% of beach rescues, and can be dangerous or deadly if you don't know what to do. This video from NOAA Ocean Today shows you how to break the grip of the rip.
NOAA Ocean Today
How to survive if you get caught in a rip current
Flash-freezing seals in goodness of NC produce
The Produce Box home delivery service provides fresh vegetables to customers