Alexandria Murray

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Why Broke People Stay Broke

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?<p>My response is typically the same. "Personal development …

The 2015 Beauty O-wards

We tested everything to find the real standouts. Here are the best lip glosses, face lotions, styling products and more of 2015's beauty …

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

3 Simple Exercises to Combat Slumped Shoulders

<b>The purpose of this exercise is to correct scapular protraction.</b> If that sounds unfamiliar, scapular protraction is the fancy term for slumped, …

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7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

Homemade Cherry Chip Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> When I graduated from "just add eggs" mixes to cakes made from scratch, I left Betty Crocker's Cherry Chip on the shelf and opted to make my own version. Step aside, Betty. My homemade version replaces the died "cherry-flavored" chips with maraschino cherries (you can also use chopped …

Dessert

Our Favorite 'Back of the Package' Recipes, From Cookies to Meatloaf

Some of our favorite recipes come from the backs of ingredient packages. From cookies to meatloaf, here are our staff's and reader's picks.<p></head>It's no secret that we like to riff on recipes. Case in point: These cookies with big chunks of bittersweet chocolate and flakes of sea salt turn a …

Dessert

10 Recipes Every Ina Garten Fan Should Master

Whether she’s using fresh herbs from her garden or assembling a beautiful platter for friends, you can bet that <b>Ina Garten</b> has a plan for elevating …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>Find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair swerve …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

35 One-Dish Dinners That Won't Leave You With an Overflowing Sink

Make one of these one-dish dinners tonight for the easiest clean-up ever.<p><b>For everyday weeknight dinners, we love</b> the idea of a simple and hearty meat and veg dish. And we love the idea even more when it leaves just a single pot or pan to wash at the end of the meal. Skip the sink full of dishes …

Cooking

Celery Soup

4 Servings<p>"I love this creamy soup so much, I'd bathe in it." –Brad Leone, test kitchen manager<p>September 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 head celery, stalks chopped, leaves reserved<p>1 large waxy potato, chopped<p>1 medium onion, chopped<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter<p>Kosher salt<p>3 cups low-sodium chicken broth<p>¼ …

Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Make His Final Days As Happy As Possible

There’s no Make-A-Wish Foundation for dogs, but if there were, Nicole Elliot could be its CEO. The Columbus, Georgia resident recently adopted …

Hot Dogs

High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

The typical American diet is loaded with fat and sugar, and it may be hurting not only our physical health, but also our ability to think clearly.<p>New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in …

18 fruits and vegetables you don’t need to buy organic

<b>(jreika via Shutterstock)</b><p>If you’re looking to avoid pesticides, and organic isn’t available, here are some non-organic foods you can trust<p>Reynard Loki<p>June 23, 2015 10:57pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p><i>[Editor's note: The following list, which includes the produce on Environment</i> …

Organizing Your Home

Getting your house organized will go a long way to maximizing efficiency. There is no single right way to do it: The trick lies in finding the way that works best for you. For the kitchen, a few basic organizing concepts can get you started.

How to Grill Pizza Right (and Win at Summer)

Making your own grilled pizza may seem a little intimidating at first (damn you, burnt dough), but soon it will become your favorite delicious summer staple.<p>Even if you're a bona fide master at grilling steaks, chicken, fish, and veggies, there's something about putting raw dough on the grill that …

Recipes

The Glutes Whisperer Shares The Ultimate Three Week Butt Workout

"He turned my thutt into a butt."<p>While en route to meet trainer Ryan Anthony at an Equinox gym in New York City, my anxiety sky rockets. We're about to embark on a three-week quest together: Anthony has been tasked with "fixing" my lifelong lack of derriere, somehow sculpting a "C" curve where …

Workouts

I Got My Genes Tested. Should You?

What gene tests can tell us now and in the future<p>It takes me two subway rides, a fifteen-minute walk, one very large cup of coffee, and knocking on two incorrect office doors to arrive at the offices of the Program for Jewish Genetic Health in the Bronx. I am there for a genetic screening designed …

Nuts May Reduce Risk Of Death From Multiple Causes, Study Finds

Like several before it, a new study finds that eating a modest amount of nuts every day might significantly reduce our risk of dying from a number of chronic diseases. And these include not only a reduced risk of mortality from heart disease, which has been the most-studied benefit of nuts, but …

27 New Bob Hairstyles to Keep Looking Fresh

Just when we thought we were out, they pull us back in. We <i>just</i> started to commit to growing our hair long again when Mindy Kaling went and got the cutest bob hairstyle we’ve seen in a while. Ready to go for the chop again too? It may be short, but there are dozens of ways to style a bob. Here are …

Hairstyling

7 Books Arianna Huffington Wants You to Read for Personal Growth | Inc.com

In a society where a lack of sleep and burnout are worn as badges of honor, Arianna Huffington knows that there is a better way to find success and happiness.<p>While Huffington acknowledges that some people succeed despite exhausting themselves, no one succeeds because of it. "Many, many more people …

Biographies

Is This Small Device a Must-Have for Body-Weight Training?

The Men’s Health fitness director gave it a shot. Here’s what he thought<p>It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of body-weight training. Heck, I wrote a book called <i>Your Body is Your Barbell</i>, which touts the hundreds of benefits of working out with zero equipment.<p>But I still love an effective training …

Workouts

Gear Review: Orphan Espresso Lido 2 Hand Grinder

Gear Review: Orphan Espresso Lido 2 Hand Grinder by MichaelThe most important piece of brewing equipment you own is your grinder. As we’ve written …

This stunning discovery about the brain will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of toxins and waste. As a 2009 research review notes, <b>it is "an undisputed anatomical fact" that the brain is the only major organ that lacks a</b> …

Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

How to make the summer’s coolest iced coffee alternative: cold-brewed cacao

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>In 1753 the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, considered by many to be the father of biological taxonomy, officially identified a tree as the food of the gods: <i>theobroma cacao.</i> The tree’s fruit<i>,</i> which grows in the shade of tropical rainforests, is known simply as cacao: a …

Slow-Cooker Indian Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

Servings<p>This fragrant sauce calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can’t remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 3 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, …

Slow Cookers