Becky Helms

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23 tips and tricks to get the most out of your Apple Watch

From messaging to productivity to advanced fitness tracking, Apple Watch has something for every user.<p>But not every Apple Watch feature is obvious from the get-go. Apple has filled the watch — which is now on its fourth iteration, the Apple Watch Series 3 — with neat tricks and helpful tools to …

Smartwatches

This Is the Secret to the Best Shrimp Boil Ever

The easy, fun, one-pot feast known as a Shrimp Boil would benefit from a more precise and descriptive name. Sure, it features fresh shrimp, but the …

Seafood

10 things to do in Osaka

No longer just the fly-in, fly-out hub for former imperial capital Kyoto, Osaka is fast becoming a destination in its own right (in fact, 9.4 million …

Japan

Beyond Subway Tile: 9 Gorgeous Backsplash Alternatives

While I love the look of a classic white subway tile, I can't help but get a little giddy when I see something a little bit more special. Adding a …

Kitchens

40 Buzzwords That Make Smart People Sound Stupid: The Most Overused Corporate Jargon

See how many you recognize from this new analysis of web and social communications.<p>We all know at least one person who overuses buzzwords and corporate jargon. He's (because it's almost always a guy) harmless, if a little irritating.<p>But when your website, press coverage, and social media posts …

Thought Leadership

10 Kid-Friendly Vegetable Sides for Weeknight Dinners — Recipes from The Kitchn

My two kids go through the weirdest seasons with vegetables (currently we are living through a roasted broccoli and baby carrot season — if either of …

Cooking

A Fitness Trainer Reveals 9 Ways to Control Hunger (So You Can Lose Weight Faster!)

If you're constantly hungry, whether it's due to creating a calorie deficit to lose weight or because you train like a badass beast, feeling controlled by hunger symptoms all day long is no way to live — YOU can be in control of your hunger. Personal trainer Marcus Rice wants to help you manage …

Nutrition

11 Must-See Cities in Spain That Take You Beyond Barcelona

As peak vacation season approaches, many of us are daydreaming of warm weather and a nice glass of something refreshing. If you're looking for an exciting European adventure, where better to head than the land of sangria, sunshine, and sweaty dance halls: Spain!<p>If you've grown tired of marching …

European Travel

How to Build a One-Skillet Meal Like It's Your Job

By Alex Delany<p>Fewer dishes, fewer problems, and fewer things to complain about. Sounds good to us.<p>Doing the dishes is the worst part of making dinner. That is a universal human truth, a lament that has been well-documented throughout mankind's time on this planet. There aren’t people out there who …

Cooking

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

Time I

This 10-Course, 110-Hour Bundle Will Be Your Ticket to a Six-Figure Career in the Booming Project Management Field

<b>Project Management Professional (PMP)</b><p>Increase Your Employability & Salary with This Industry-Recognized Certification<p>PMP for project managers is the …

Project Management

Spicy Chicken Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes it easy to create a meal without having to cook a whole bird.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 prepared rotisserie chicken<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 medium onion, thinly sliced<p>1/2 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms<p>2 garlic cloves, finely …

Chicken Soup

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Cooking

This One Trick Will Make Your Burger Taste So Much Better

If you’re still struggling to perfect your burger game, then listen up. This trick might be the missing piece you’ve been looking for in your quest …

Country Lifestyle

5 Questions Truly Exceptional Bosses Ask Their Employees

Why performance evaluations suck.<p>Performance reviews suck. Why?<p>Well, doing these reviews is like trying to drive forward, while keeping your eyes trained on your rear view mirror. You won't get anywhere. And you might just get into accidents!<p>Here's what I mean: you're hoping that your employees …

Employment

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you either need to nail, or it’s a total disappointment. <i>Almost</i> crispy chickpeas just don’t cut it. In my …

Country Lifestyle

Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls

Amazon is making it easier for parents to manage their child’s device usage from their own phone, tablet, or PC with an update to the Parent Dashboard in Amazon FreeTime. Since its launch in 2012, Amazon’s FreeTime Unlimited has been one of the better implementations of combining kid-friendly …

Don't panic, screen time can be good for kids

I write these words with a depressingly familiar feeling of guilt washing over me. To get them written, you see, I have employed a digital babysitter to distract my two children: that’s right, they are currently spending their Easter break playing on my iPad.<p>Given the news this week that infant …

How to find the best restaurant wherever you are, according to Anthony Bourdain

"Food is the easiest window into a culture and the most direct expression of character and history of a place," says Anthony Bourdain. And he should know. As an former professional chef and now travel TV host, he's visited roughly 120 countries over the years.<p>Yet with so many choices these days, it …

The Best Crock-Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe | Mom Life

Comfort Food Classics: Slow-Cooker Stroganoff<p>When you want the best recipes, go with the classics that have stood the test of time. Beef stroganoff, …

Want to Be a Great Mentor? Make These 4 Powerful Commitments

60 percent of millennials are hoping for a mentor. Make the most of the opportunity for you and them.<p>Mentoring another person requires work, especially when you elevate the practice of mentoring to what I call the Greater Than Yourself (GTY) approach. According to a Deloitte survey 60 percent of …

iCloud Backup Failed? Why iPhone Won't Back Up & How to Fix It

Backing up your iPhone or iPad regularly is an important part of keeping your data and settings secure. By regularly backing up your device, you're assured that if your iPhone is damaged, you won't lose your device settings, app data, messages, or photos and videos. There's even a way to set your …

Operating Systems

10 ways you are killing your executive presence

If you enter a room with 15 leaders one of them will stand out. She will have an air of confidence that people notice. Others will stop talking and …

17 All-Inclusive Resorts That Definitely Don't Suck

The pros of an all-inclusive vacation are pretty straightforward: you don't have to lift a finger, carry a wallet, or make a single decision more …

Hot Springs

Anthony Bourdain's Top 5 Things To Do in His Favorite City

'I'm endlessly fascinated.'<p>It’s no secret, Tokyo is one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite cities. “I’m endlessly fascinated,” he says. “I’ve been many …

Brown Butter–Basted Steak

2 servings<p>How to make steakhouse-quality steak at home. Step 1: Buy a great steak from a great butcher. Step 2: Salt it liberally. Step 3: Gradually build up a crusty sear. Step 4: Butter. Butter?! Yep—butter. Browned, nutty butter will deliver toasty flavor to every bite. It’s the secret to pretty …

BBQ

The 8 Best Things at the Whole Foods Olive Bar

...aren’t all olives!<p>Buying by the pound is a dangerous game. If you’ve ever been confronted by the Whole Foods antipasto bar, full of olives and broken promises, you understand what we mean. With dozens of choices from cheese-filled peppers to pickled okra, assembling a perfect container of things …

Cooking

How to Eat Sushi, According to Tsukiji Fishmongers

Just like produce, sushi is seasonal.<p>When I visit Tokyo’s legendary Tsukiji market at 11 AM on a Saturday, the frenzy that had kicked off at its daily 2 AM standard was petering out—vendors were propped up smoking or napping against stacks of empty crates, trucks drove past with shovels full of sea …

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Best To-Do List & Note-Taking Apps for iPad & iPhone

Using the right task-management app and note-taking app can make all the difference to your productivity. And the iPhone Notes app and Reminders app aren't quite up to handling more than the basics. On the other hand, the App Store offers so many alternatives that it can be hard to know which of …

Apps