Aliza Medina

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How Toxic Are Your Co-workers, Exactly? Pretty Toxic if You See Them Doing These 5 Things

If you feel judged and rejected, remember: it's not about you. You're probably working with one of these types of people.<p>Over the years, I've witnessed many toxic traits in the workplace. But I have to tell you, there's one that stands out and consistently holds people back: <i>Perfectionism.</i><p>Have you …

Self-help

These diamonds from space formed inside a long-lost planet, scientists say

Ten years ago, an Arizona astronomer spotted an asteroid that was headed straight for Earth. Swiftly he summoned the help of colleagues and casual stargazers, who tracked the space rock as it exploded in the sky, raining shrapnel down on the Nubian desert in Sudan. Students from the University of …

Universe

This One-Pot Parmesan Chicken & Rice Is Calling Your Name

Sometimes a recipe seems too good to be true. Take this one, for example: It cooks in one pot, in under 30 minutes, with only a handful of …

Cooking

If You Don't Do These 4 Things, Your Meetings Might Just Be a Complete Waste of Time

The truth that most leaders don't want to hear.<p>Have you ever stopped to do the math behind meetings?<p>Every time you bring 10 people together in an one hour meeting, you are basically trading 10 hours of productivity for one. That means you're sacrificing nine hours in the process.<p>Considering that …

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

I Just Made Copycat Trader Joe’s Tottins (Tater Tot Muffins), and They’re the Best Thing Ever

When Trader Joe’s posted a recipe for tottins, I knew I had to make my own version. The result is an entirely new way to enjoy potatoes and eggs, …

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Study: For those over 90, alcohol better than exercise for longevity

Cheers to life — seriously.<p>When it comes to making it into your 90s, booze actually beats exercise, according to a long-term study.<p>The research, led by University of California neurologist Claudia Kawas, tracked 1,700 nonagenarians enrolled in the 90+ Study that began in 2003 to explore impacts of …

Using Virtual Buildings to Create Real Ones

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software is transforming the construction industry—making buildings cheaper, safer, and more amazing than ever.<p>The Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles is a one-of-a-kind building. Designed by legendary architect Frank Gehry, the hall’s stainless …

This Is the Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipe on Pinterest

I don't care what season it is: winter, summer, spring, or fall — there's always a good reason to bust out your slow cooker. There is nothing better …

Cooking

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

For Father's Day, Make Your Dad Some Killer Wings

Welcome back to <i>Sunday Sustenance</i>! Last week I set fruits and vegetables ablaze in the name of delicious cocktails. Today, I’d like to take a step …

Quick-Fix Southern Classics

These recipes deliver the authentic Southern flavor of their labor-intensive counterparts with super short prep time.<p>When we think of Southern food, …

Omega-3 deficiency signs: insomnia, dry skin, joint pain

It's worth including oily fish in your diet if you can<p>Omega-3 fats are crucial to our health and wellbeing. But, a recent study found that the …

Wellness

Fried Chicken

Copycat Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo

Get your pasta bowls ready, because this copycat recipe tastes just like your favorite restaurant Chicken Alfredo. A big pot of creamy …

Fugazzeta - Stuffed Argentinian-Style Pizza

<i>Fugazzeta</i> is a variation of the popular Argentinian treat called fugazza, which an onion-topped pizza that is very similar to Italian-style focaccia. …

These Individual Hasselback Caprese Salads Are Perfect for Your Next Picnic!

Summer is here, yay! We don’t need to think about snow, or bulky clothes, or trying to keep warm for at least a few more months, because it’s all about the sunshine from here on out. And for me, sunshine means picnics — everything’s better eaten outdoors. But rather than packing up the same old …

A positive workplace benefits both workers and employers, says psychologist

Jennifer Newman: feeling good at work has lasting effects on your health and your performance<p>As we inch closer to the best days of summer, CBC's …

How can exercise improve body image?

Many women in the United States are unhappy with how their body looks. But new research suggests that a single bout of physical exercise can make us …

Atari Is Making a New Console For the First Time in Over 20 Years

Atari is one of the key companies in the history of video games, and one of the initial giants in the console industry. Atari is arguably responsible …

How long will it take for your job to be automated?

We’re often told that machines one day will be able to do our jobs – but when, exactly, is that likely to happen?<p>The world is widely considered to be on the cusp of a fourth industrial revolution – one where machines will be able to do many of the jobs currently performed by humans, and perhaps …

Artificial Intelligence

Jumbo Shrimp Stuffed with Cilantro and Chiles

Prepare an outdoor grill with a medium-high fire. Without removing the shells, slit about 3/4 of the way through the shrimp down the ridged back and …

Crowdfunding project of the week: UrbaNext turns any bicycle into an electric one

The ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ series is where we highlight the coolest gadgets coming from websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We know you have no time to be navigating through dozens of campaigns, so we take care of the grunt work and bring you only the creme de la creme. Let’s take …

Crowd Funding

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Garlic-Crusted T-Bone with Gorgonzola Butter

Happy Father’s Day! What better way to celebrate Dad than with a great grilled steak, which is all about the juxtaposition of a browned, caramelized crust with the moist, relatively untouched meat beneath. For this recipe, which takes steak to an even higher level, adding a whiff of smoke and …

BBQ

Hamburger and Pasta Skillet

Make this hamburger and pasta skillet dish with egg noodles or pasta. Macaroni or penne pasta -- as pictured -- are both good choices. Tomatoes, …

How to Give Strawberries the Gift of Immortality

Strawberry Honey Butter<p>Makes a scant 2 cups<p>2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes, at room temperature <br>1/4 cup honey <br>1/4 teaspoon …

14 Recipes for a Picture-Perfect Picnic Dinner

If you think of picnics simply as a cute weekend lunch, <i>think again</i>. The meal-in-a-stylish basket is made for a group dinner or the ultimate date night. To up your picnic spread game, we’ve selected 14 recipes, with shareable desserts included! Thank us later.<p><b>1. Spinach and Feta Spirals:</b> There’s …

Try This Healthy, Make-Ahead Chia Pudding Breakfast

Chia might be a regular on the superfood scene these days, but the ancient grain continues to impress us with its incredible versatility, popping up …