There is no doubt that hummus is one of the most amazingly simple yet versatile dips out there. The pureed chickpea- and tahini-based spread is traditionally flavored with fresh lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Although many forms of hummus imposters—made by replacing the classic chickpeas with other vegetables/legumes and layering on alternative flavor profiles—have emerged in recent years, given that “hummus” literally translates to chickpeas in Arabic, I felt it best to remain a purist for the purposes of this taste test. In the search for the best prepared hummus on the market, I went to three major grocery store chains, collecting 8 brands of hummus for the MyRecipes team to sample. As noted above, I kept it classic and gathered the original “plain” version of each brand.MyRe
New Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is less than a week away from delivering his first news conference, an event that some Wall Streeters are anticipating will be a more regular occasion.Begun back in 2011, the quarterly parleys with reporters rarely provide any market-moving news, instead serving as an opportunity for central bank chiefs to carefully convey monetary policy direction without dropping any surprises that could jolt investors.What they have come to be, though, are the only "live" meetings during the year — in other words, the exclusive occasions when there's any chance that the policymaking Federal Open Market Committee will move on interest rates.Investors believed the committee wouldn't hike at a meeting without a news conference afterward for the chair to explain th
Recent stock market swings in and out of correction territory despite overall good economic news have reminded investors that such wild volatility is always a possibility. While experienced financial professionals generally take such developments in stride, how can their clients protect themselves from their own emotional reactions?The best way to avoid irrational decisions as an investor is to turn off the financial news, said certified financial planner Rick Waechter, founder of Old Peak Finance."Investing requires a long-term view," he said. "The news is by definition short-term, and there is no way to reconcile them," he said.Waechter said that, at most, investors should look at their accounts monthly — and preferably less often. "Every six to 12 months, consider rebalancing ... to get
March 14 (UPI) -- Ships sailing in the Caribbean have been told to steer clear of an underwater volcano that is showing increased seismic activity.The government of Grenada imposed 3.1 miles exclusion zone around the volcano -- called Kick 'em Jenny -- after the alert was raised to orange, indicating an eruption could take place within 24 hours.The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center issued the warning, saying with the increased alert level ships should steer clear of the exclusion zone, 5 miles off Grenada.Prof. Richard Robertson of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said an eruption of the volcano will not likely trigger a tsunami.Robertson said even though an eruption would likely not produce enough material to dislodge large amounts of water, he warned marine ope...
There’s a growing market online for nursing mothers who want to sell their breast milk—and weightlifters looking to build muscle are among the buyers. Just this week, one mom who gave birth in August made the claim that she’s pocketed $ 6,000 by selling her milk to bodybuilders.The 24-year-old mom, Rafaela Lamprou, overproduces milk, according to the New York Post, so she sells the excess. It’s not clear why her body makes more milk than her infant son needs, but an oversupply can lead to uncomfortable side effects like breast engorgement and plugged ducts.RELATED: 10 Breastfeeding Myths and FactsLamprou said that she was initially giving away her excess milk to moms who had trouble breastfeeding. But then men started asking