My late mother left a $5 million inheritance to my greedy brother and aunts and I only received an addressed envelope

While my mother fought cancer, I was her caregiver and took care of her until her last days. But when she passed away, my mom divided her money between my money-hungry brother and aunts. But it turns out there was more to the story. It turns out that inheritance, loss and family are the ultimate recipes for … Read more

Pickled Beets

A midwestern classic—pickled beets! Our favorite refrigerator pickled beets, roasted or boiled beets, marinated in a cider vinegar vinaigrette. Beets are a weekly ritual around here. Usually we boil them and toss them in a sweet sour vinaigrette and keep them in the refrigerator to eat all week. The vinegar in the dressing “pickles” the … Read more

9 things to never plug into a power strip

Plugging electrical appliances into power strips is super practical and economical. But did you know that this can carry certain risks? In fact, plugging in very energy-consuming devices or overloading the power strip can cause real failures. It can damage household appliances, cause power outages, but also cause fires! How can I say that? Well … Read more