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Mexican-chocolate cake is blow-them-away fabulous and super easy to make

It all started with a recipe in Michael Solomonov's <i>Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking</i>. The recipe, for a flourless chocolate cake – in which Solomonov …

Dessert

The Healing Power of Self-Care in a World of Stress & Anxiety

<b>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>I’ve always lived with a low hum of anxiety in the background, and lately it’s been …

Mental Health

A 30-Second Habit With the Power to Shift Your Perspective

Habits don't have to take lots of time or be complicated. It's entirely possible to make changes in 30 seconds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>All of us want to get ahead and progress to the next round of the video game we call life. Time has become more valuable than …

Motivation

15 Habits of Irresistible People

<b>You know that person who seems to have a flair of good luck?</b> The one who, even though isn’t drop-dead gorgeous, is always able to get whatever she …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

European Travel

A Longing For Lentils, Or How I Learned To Find Home Where The Daal Is

I have lived in eight countries and 10 cities. I have never lived anywhere for longer than six years. But the one constant in my life, my anchor in a changing world, my defense against perpetual culture shock, is my pot of <i>daal.</i><p><i>Daal —</i> yellow, red, brown or black — is a staple across India. It is …

South India

Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

Mindfulness

Sallie Krawcheck: This Is the Biggest Question I Ask Myself as a Working Mom

<i>In the latest in her exclusive series for Fortune, Wall Street legend-turned entrepreneur Sallie Krawcheck writes about the surprising mantra she</i> …

Motherhood

Viewpoint: Why is Indian comedy kicking up a storm?

<b>An Indian comedian recently kicked up a storm after posting a video mocking cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and singer Lata Mangeshkar.</b><p>Tanmay Bhat had used Snapchat's face swap feature to stage an argument between the two Indian icons.<p>Bhat and his comedy group, All India Bakchod, shot to fame in India …

Comedy

Five Reasons Why Big Data Isn't Enough

Here are 5 reasons why Big Data no longer can stand alone, and why the future is likely to always include Small Data:<p>Big Data analyzes the past – and …

Big Data

The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

29 Insanely Delicious Indian Recipes You Need To Try

There's a lot more to life than chicken tikka masala.

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies

Better than a Boyfriend Brownies<p>Prep time<p>10 mins<p>Cook time<p>32 mins<p>Total time<p>42 mins<p>This rich and fudgy brownie will satisfy all your chocolate cravings.<p>…

Dessert

Practice Mindfulness By Savouring Chocolate

Here's the most delicious way to practice mindfulness: Immerse yourself in the chocolate-eating experience.<p>Mindfulness is all about being present and …

Mindfulness

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

8 Steps to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams -- 11:11

Have you ever found yourself looking at the clock at exactly 11:11 over and over again? This is a common occurrence with people -- especially those on a path of spiritual awakening.<p>So what does this mean?<p>According to Doreen Virtue, in Angel Numbers, 11 is the number of manifestation so when you see …

Spirituality

Tony Robbins: The Best Advice I’ve Ever Been Given

Tony Robbins is unquestionably one of the most prolific and successful motivational speakers and life performance coaches of the past century. He’s …

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, …

Self-improvement

10 Places You Must Visit With Your Kids

<i>Molokai's Halawa Bay in Hawaii (Courtesy Hawaii Tourism Authority)</i><p>With just eighteen summer holidays to look forward to as parents, it's important to think very carefully about where you're going to spend each one. It may be easy to spend your family vacation in your beach home or at the local …

National Parks

Lean back, Eric Schmidt! How interrupting men & unconscious bias are killing women’s careers

Laugh or cry: A Google exec repeatedly interrupted one of tech’s most powerful women while talking about diversity<p>It is equal parts hilarious and depressing that Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting Megan Smith, chief technology officer for the United …

Feminism

Why Introverts Can Be Great Leaders

When it comes time to pick a group leader, who are you likely to choose? Would it be one of the people eagerly waving their hands in the air in a …

Psychology

These Flourless Cake Recipes Make Gluten-Free Desserts Real Easy To Love

With so much attention on gluten-free diets and recipes these days, flour's been getting a bad rap. We'll defend flour any day -- we're just not going to do that here today. No, today we're going flourless all the way, and that's because sometimes flourless chocolate cakes can be even better than …

Dessert

The Perfect 45-Minute Running Playlist

Calling all running junkies: Mile High Run Club wants to do for treadmill workouts what indoor cycling studios have done for stationary cycling. The studio, which is scheduled to open its first location in New York City next month, includes 30 treadmills. It will offer two classes: "Dash 28," a …