This is the secret to making the perfect cup of coffee

I was a coffee lover before it was cool. Back when Starbuck was best known as a character in Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick and Peet was the neighbor kid (he spelled it Pete), I was savoring coffee—and I picked up the habit from my mother. Growing up, my mother always had a percolator full of freshly-brewed coffee at the ready, and she always poured a cup before sitting down to chat: Whether she was catching up with me, my sisters, my dad, a neighbor, or anyone she called on the tele

This is the secret to keeping your teeth perfectly clean—without flossing

You might think of a water flosser as a nice little luxury, something akin to a towel heater or an aromatherapy diffuser: a nice-to-have, but not a necessity. That’s where you’re wrong. It turns out that using a water flosser—which uses a thin jet of water instead of string to clean between your teeth and below your gum line—might just lessen your chance of heart attack of blood clots. According to a report by Harvard Medical School, that’s because plaque and bacteria in your mouth can travel t

What Are Uber/Lyft Car Requirements? | News from

Have Lyft and Uber advertisements piqued your interest enough that you want to start earning some extra cash? Before you get too excited, take a close look at the vehicle requirements for these ride-hailing services. Your everyday ride might not meet the basic Lyft and Uber requirements, which vary from state to state and city to city. And that's not only true if your ride is a smoke-belching jalopy. Related: Which Car Features Help Uber, Lyft Drivers Get Better Ratings? Lyft and Uber both req

The 9 Best Websites, Tools and Apps to Save Big on Cars

You can still buy a car the old-fashioned way by visiting dealerships, looking at available inventory and making a deal — or not. But you can save yourself a lot of time and money if you use some of the technology available to you. Then when you walk into a dealership, you’ve done your homework and understand models, features, financing and warranty plans, which makes it so much easier to focus your questions when you’re talking with a salesperson. The deals have become so streamlined that many