Alex Motte

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5 TED Talks That Will Make You Feel More Powerful

Want to feel a little more confident and in charge? All you need is 20 minutes and an internet connection.<p>The good news is that these days there are so many awesome TED Talks that you can learn about basically any subject from the organization's legion of smart speakers. The bad news is that …

Public Speaking

18 Proven Ways to Stay Focused That Increase Productivity

The only sure way to get everything done is to do one thing at a time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Productivity doesn’t happen by accident. Accomplishing all the things you need and want to do requires forethought and planning, along with a continuous supply of …

Time Management

Heart of Zinfandel: Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley

Tricky to grow and produced in a range of styles, it can be hard to pin down the character of great Californian Zinfandel. Stephen Brook suggests …

Grapes

20 Podcasts So Good You'll Wish You Had a Longer Commute

We're always on the hunt for a good podcast. Like a gripping book, an addictive podcast has the ability to pull us in deep, get us lost in our thoughts, and make an otherwise lengthy commute pass in the blink of an eye.<p>As for me? Surprisingly, it's not a true crime podcast (though I love those, …

Commuting

Cubed Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

This impressive checkerboard salad doesn't require any special ingredients-- just a little extra time cutting refreshing watermelon and cucumber into …

Healthy Eating

My Favorite Blueberry Pancake Recipe

Fluffy mini buttermilk pancakes studded with fresh blueberries – the blueberry pancake recipe you've been looking for!

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

Your Illustrated Guide to the New Paris Bar Scene

Cocktails, craft beer, wine—the Paris bar scene has never been more dynamic. Bid adieu to the house red and drink at the best spots in the City of …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Düsseldorf, a Land of Cafés and Culinary Delights

In town for ProWein? Here's a guide for places to eat and drink in Düsseldorf. Take in Germany's fashion capitol and enjoy some Rhineland …

Grilled Eggplant with Spicy Chimichurri

Meat eater, vegetarian or vegan, this grilled eggplant with spicy chimichurri will satisfy a crowd. Pair it with a surprising Cabernet Franc from …

New study shows your face can reveal if you’re rich or poor

We already know that what we wear and what we own can give away where we stand on the social ladder. But apparently there are parts of our …

The Fastest Stir-Fries for the Busiest Weeknights

When that mid-week brain sets in and you're seriously stumped on what to cook for dinner, you don't have to resort to grabbing a pizza on your way …

Want to get rich? Here’s what 7 millionaires were doing in their 20s

At what point do you know whether you’ll be financially successful? If these seven millionaires (and billionaires) are any indication, the answer …

Past generations created a climate crisis for Millennials and Generation Z. Today marks 30 years of inaction.

Exactly 30 years ago, James Hansen, the director of NASA's Institute for Space Studies, told the US Senate that the question of the day — whether climate change was happening — was no longer in doubt.<p>"It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse …

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

Spice Up Your Next Grill-Out With These 11 Middle Eastern-Inspired Recipes

Barbecue recipes are delicious, and they’re a staple of many summer menus. But sometimes you just want to, shall we say, *spice* things up a bit. Now that fusion food (we’re looking at you, crotillas) is all the rage, adding flavors from exotic cuisines to otherwise standard American fare is not …

Cooking

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

From three-Michelin-star tasting menus to casual wine bars<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new restaurants by talented young chefs from all over the world, plus an inventive …

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

29 Savory Pies to Make for Dinner Tonight

From an outrageously tender beef bourguignon pot pie to a root vegetable tarte tatin, these 29 savory dinner pies take the cake.<p><b>When it comes to one-dish dinners,</b> savory pies take the cake in our book. We guarantee there's a pie in here that should be on your dinner table tonight. So go ahead—stick …

Cooking

7 Quick and Fresh Dinners to Make in January

These fast, winter dinner recipes rely on little helpers like anchovies and roasted citrus to perk up your weeknight meals.<p><b>In the middle of winter,</b> <b>sometimes</b> you need to find creative ways to breathe new life into your weeknight dinners. Lend your meals a little help from flavor boosters like briny …

Cooking

Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for …

Slow Cookers

The 7 Fruits You Should Eat More of This Month

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: In the dead of winter, when your market bags are laden with dark leafy greens and root vegetables, don't forget about fruit. Just tell yourself you're preventing scurvy and load</i> …

Citrus Fruit