Alicia Coetzee

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Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Emotional Intelligence

4 Ways To Stop Caring What Other People Think

<i>“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”</i> <b>– Bertrand Russell</b><p>Last …

Motivation

Go slow: how to do less and take in more on holiday

Photograph: PR<p>Cortijada Loz Gazquez, Andalucía<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/16/1421417466140/46165dea-5e8a-4f07-8afe-8fa471bc0dd3-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: PR<p>Cortijada Loz Gazquez, …

How to make perfect ginger nut biscuits

Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Delia Smith’s ginger nut biscuit.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/19/1416400872451/38cd2587-30c2-4dde-a71f-decf722340a1-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Felicity Cloake/Guardian<p>Delia Smith’s ginger nut …

Is chocolate good for you?

The average Briton eats more than 10kg of chocolate a year, nearly 3kg more than the average Belgian, who at least has the excuse of temptation from high-quality confection. So it’s encouraging that research, albeit partly funded by Mars, has found that chocolate is good for the brain.<p>The study, …

Chocolate component reverses memory loss in older people, claims study

Late night cocoa has never looked so appealing. A component of chocolate has been found to reverse age-related memory loss in healthy adults aged 50-69. The rejuvenating effect can be traced to increased blood flow in a specific region of the brain, say the researchers.<p>This is the first direct link …

A Guide To Loading Basically Every Type Of Dishwasher That Exists

Remember in grade school when the teachers repeatedly told us to read directions? Well, they were onto something. Not only did teaching us that simple, yet invaluable skill mean they didn't have to answer the same question over and over again, but they were also preparing us for the rest of our …

Plant a Tiny Winter Forest

Everyone loves evergreens this time of year, when their vibrant color pops against gray winter skies. Dwarf selections of the majestic trees, clustered in pots on a patio table or in a window box, can bring a bit of life to your home after summer blooms have faded. For containers, Sandy Dittmar, of …

Our Most Winning Recipes for Chicken Wings and Tenders

Chicken tenders are even easier to eat than wings -- no pesky bones! Here, they’re bathed in buttermilk, floured, fried, and tossed in plenty of hot sauce and butter. Serve with blue cheese dip and our Potato Salad with Celery and Scallions.

Cooking

Yogurt parfaits in a mason jar are perfect for breakfasts on the go

All you need is a selection of your favorite fruits, some plain Greek yogurt, and a topping of your choice. Oh, and the jar to hold it all!<p>In my …

20 Organization Tips to Create the Chicest Desk Ever

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>Our desks are basically our little homes away from …

20 Amazing Female Travelers to Follow on Instagram

From creative souls to power moms, we’re always inspired by women who aren’t letting convention tell them what to do. And today we’re talking about buying plane tickets and setting off on incredible adventures. Whether you’re starting to plan a trip of your own or just want to do some armchair …

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

<b>Crust</b><br>In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, and salt.<p>Cut in the shortening until it's in lumps the size of small peas.<p>Dice the butter into 1/2" …

Vintage Cake

<i>This Vintage Cake combines two layers of white cake, with a surprise brownie layer soaked in a decadent chocolate sauce. And the cream cheese</i> …

Dessert

How To Build A Pipe Shelf

This pipe shelf is surprisingly easy to make. Step-by-step tutorial. Quick and easy for a high end industrial modern look.<p>512<p>1463

Grapefruit Scrub

Craft Room Storage Solutions

Finding appropriate and functional storage solutions for our craft room is not always an easy task. We need our products to be close at hand, yet …

Minty Cucumber and Cantaloupe Salad

Do you have a glut of cucumbers? I have a refreshing little salad for you today, and it’s the perfect thing if your garden is overflowing with …

Recipes

New Year's Party Dessert: The Amazing, Indulgent, Truly Remarkable Mini Chocolate Pudding Puffs

The pudding. Oh, the pudding. It’s luscious. Rich. Decadent. And you can either just sit there with a spoon and eat it right out of the saucepan or …

Holy Granoly: Homemade Granola Is Just That Good

homemade granola<p>Once I made my own <b>granola</b>, I was blown away by how delicious it was. Maybe it was because I made it myself, or maybe it was because I …

Rare Heirloom Seeds | Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

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Boost Your Endurance With These 5 Moves

Ever go to a workout class with the best of intentions, only to feel completely wiped after 15 minutes? We've been there — and it sucks. Endurance is …

The 5 Biggest Myths About Mental Strength

As a society, we spend a lot of time talking about physical strength. Newsstands are filled with weight lifting and fitness magazines, workout videos generate over $300 million dollars a year, and TV commercials are dominated by the latest fad diets and weight loss supplements.<p>Mental strength has …

Mental Health

How to talk to kids about racism

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was one of a thousand little conversations that fill each day in a third-grade classroom.<p>As teacher Kimmie Fink read a book featuring a Japanese character, a student brought her fingers to her eyes and tugged on the edges, stretching them into narrow slits.<p>Fink stopped. "I'm Asian," she …

19 Healthy Crock Pot Recipes You Need In Your Life

You can cook just about anything in a Crock Pot. Slow cookers can whip up something appropriate for any type of meal: think meaty stews and savory sides, fiber-packed oatmeals and breakfasts that are prepared overnight and even chocolatey baked goods and thick Greek yogurt.<p>Yep, it's a pretty …

Cooking