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5 Ina Garten Recipes You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

When it comes to entertaining, the Barefoot Contessa is a bonafide queen. Between wowing a crowd and making lovey-dovey meals for her man, Jeffrey, …

The Best Slow Cooker Pasta Recipes

Dig in.<p>The slow cooker has become synonymous with fall cooking. It makes hearty, soul-satisfying meals that we all begin to crave once summer comes to an end. Most people think of soups and stews for the slow cooker, or even braises, and those are great options ― but pastas are where it’s at if you …

Caprese Chicken Rollups Recipe by Tasty

Tasty<p>Information storage and access<p>The storage of information, or access to information that is already stored, on your device such as advertising identifiers, device identifiers, cookies, and similar technologies.<p>Personalisation<p>The collection and processing of information about your use of this …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

What Dog Breed Should You Get Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

The dogs are in the stars!<p>People have turned to astrology for centuries seeking answers about life’s biggest questions—and is there any bigger …

Pets

101 Positive Quotes to Help You Look on the Bright Side

Here's the ultimate list of positive quotes--including some classic words of advice and a lot of new ones you probably won't find elsewhere.<p>Sometimes, when you need inspiration in your life--whether for love, success, or work--it helps to hear the motivational words that others have shared. So here …

Motivation

20 Truths About Billionaires That Nobody Understands

The world has billions of people but only a few billionaires.<p>11 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Successful individuals are known for sharing similar habits such as waking-up early, saving, providing value to others, and taking calculated risks. But, sometimes …

Self-improvement

Why Successful People Spend 10 Hours A Week On “Compound Time”

<b>Warren Buffett, Albert Einstein, Oprah Winfrey all do this one thing outside their to-do-lists everyday.</b><p>One question has fascinated me my entire …

Memo: Make Jamie Oliver’s Crazy, Genius One-Pot Chicken ASAP

Jamie Oliver has been known to do otherworldly things with chicken, given a few strident ingredients and enough time in a single pot. But this time, somehow, you have to do even less to get there.<p>This summery chicken-tomato-mélange's miraculous qualities have all the hallmarks of a braise—the …

5 easy chopped salads that can see you through summer

When I’m in need of a summertime “grab and run” meal that has extreme flavor and crunch, chopped salads are my answer. The five I turn to most are …

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Everything you need to know about the explosive science of fireworks

Light 'em up.<p>It’s an age-old tradition: Millions of Americans, from infants to the elderly, attend fireworks shows for the Fourth of July. There’s nothing quite as patriotic as sitting out on a blanket and watching hundreds of explosions light up the sky in honor of your country’s birthday. But how …

Fireworks

The Psychological Benefits And Drawbacks Of Perfectionism

Is being a perfectionist a good thing or a bad thing? Psychologically speaking, it depends.<p>What did Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson, and Leonardo Da Vinci have in common? Talent aside, they were perfectionists. The same can probably be said about Madonna, Serena Williams, and Gordon Ramsay. Whether …

Psychology

8 High-Protein One-Pan Dinners

I'll be honest: I'm not someone who revels in the challenge of cooking a complicated meal. And to me, complicated means running around between …

Cooking

I went from sedentary academic to 100-mile marathon runner—thanks to the science of self-control

Most people have days they’ll never forget. For me, that day is April 26, 2011.<p>It was my first time appearing on National Public Radio. As part of the program <i>All Things Considered</i>, host Michele Norris interviewed me about my research that suggested increasing narcissism in pop music lyrics. Michele …

Self Control

The fine art of mental illness: What paintings tell us about someone’s psyche

Vincent van Gogh’s art is infused with isolation: a lonely chair, a grieving doctor, a brooding sky. For one psychiatrist, the French master’s paintings — and those of other artists throughout history — contain clues about mental illness, too.<p>James C. Harris, a professor of psychiatry and …

How Cats Use Body Language to Communicate What and How They Are Feeling

In the eleventh episode of the wonderfully informative series “Simon’s Cat Logic“, illustrator Simon Toland and animal behaviorist Nicky Trevorrow …

Language

The Savory Side of Carrot Cake

When I was a child, I wanted carrot cake for every birthday. I wasn’t a fan of bakery cakes, expertly plastered with supersweet butter-free frostings in pastel colors. (I did like the realistic decorative little roses, though.) Those fine-crumbed white or yellow cakes did not have much appeal for …

Recipes

21 Of The Healthiest Summer Snack Recipes On Pinterest

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Baked Rice With Spinach and Parmesan Cheese

Are you always trying to find ways to make plain rice more appetizing? Well, your search has ended. In this recipe, fresh spinach, herbs, and …

Recipes

The Empathetic Dog

Benjamin Stepp, an Iraq war veteran, sat in his graduate school course trying to focus on the lecture. Neither his classmates nor his professor knew he was silently seething.<p>But his service dog, Arleigh, did. She sensed his agitation and “put herself in my lap,” said Mr. Stepp, 37, of Holly …

Where the Teacher’s Pet Sleeps in a Dog Bed

Room 125A at Public School 75 in Manhattan has all the usual trappings of an elementary school classroom. There are low tables and little chairs. There is student work on the wall, covered in crooked, wobbly letters and the occasional rainbow. There is a computer for the teacher and a colorful …

This handy tool makes discovering beautiful Google fonts simple

An often overlooked Google product is Google Fonts. Not only do these look great and speed up the Internet, but they’re also completely free. The only downside is picking one to use in your next project.<p>Better Google Font Finder, by San Francisco-based product designer Mattthew, aims to make that …

What Is Emotional Intelligence, Exactly? Here's the Entire Concept, Summed Up in 1 Sentence

Tired of all the complex, theoretical definitions for emotional intelligence? We can actually sum up it up in a single, simple sentence.<p>Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as the …

Emotional Intelligence

11 Morning Rituals You Can Adopt To Become A Happier And More Successful Person

People are made up of their habits.<p>If you eat junk food and watch a lot of TV, you may end up like a lazy couch potato. If you read a lot of books …

Success

How-To Reverse Sear A Steak

Arguably one of the best ways to cook a steak.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 2-inch thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA Prime<br>Salt<br>Pepper<br>3 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 tablespoons butter<br>2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br>3 sprigs fresh thyme<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C.<p>2. Pat the steak …

Master of None’s Season Two Restaurants and Bars, Mapped

The second season of <b>Aziz Ansari</b>’s Netflix show <i>Master of None</i> drops today, and like the first season, it’s full of food scenes filmed at very real New York restaurants — from fancy red-sauce joint Carbone and the Los Tacos No. 1 stand in Chelsea Market in Manhattan to Sauvage in Greenpoint.<p>Check …

TV

One of the coolest flea markets in NYC just opened a new Soho outpost

We love a good flea, which is why we're stoked to see that one of the best flea markets on our list—Artist & Fleas—just opened a new outpost in Soho …

There's a new luxury rooftop in Williamsburg where you can watch excellent movies for free

A new "tailored event space," Dobbin St, has opened in the heart of Williamsburg—and before you start wondering what goes on in a tailored event …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

Self-improvement