Ben Johnston

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Slow Cooker Thai Beef Curry

<b>The challenge:</b> The flavors are always too bland.<p><b>Our solution:</b> It’s true that the long, slow cooking period mellows flavors. But bold spices, in bold …

Cooking

10 Steps to Starting a Side Business While Working a Full-Time Job

We are living at a time of unlimited potential. Never before have we experienced such a rapid growth in the number of young entrepreneurs who’ve …

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

Nicola Sturgeon accused at public meeting of double standards over Brexit and Scottish independence

Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of double standards by reassuring immigrants from other EU countries they are welcome in Scotland after the Brexit vote but creating a “cold house” for those from the rest of the UK.<p>The First Minister and her Cabinet held a special public meeting in Edinburgh for EU …

I'm a financial planner, and here's the investment plan I'm using to build wealth

That post has all the information you need to understand why that strategy works, and has important tips for helping you get started.<p>But I know that when I first started investing, it was helpful to see examples of how other people actually did it. Not because I wanted to copy them, but just …

Retirement

Top 10 tips: how to drive a hard bargain in the post-Brexit property market

Price reductions have been spreading across the property market over the past two years, largely thanks to increases in stamp duty at the top end, …

Project Management 101: The Complete Guide to Agile, Kanban, Scrum and Beyond

"Of all the difficulties facing NASA in its bid to send humans to the Moon in the Apollo program, management was perhaps the greatest challenge."- …

Project Management

17 Tricks to Using Your iPhone Like a Boss

These tips are game-changers.<p>Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do. It can help you find your way home, settle bar debates and, heck, even make the odd phone call or two. In a pinch you could probably serve small canapés off it. But this pocketable box of wonder isn't just a pretty …

5 Battle-Tested Dale Carnegie Quotes That All Entrepreneurs Need to Remember

Embrace these Carnegie quotes as a part of your daily entrepreneurial mantra.<p>Dale Carnegie's business philosophies have always had a seat at our family's dinner table and my two sisters and I were required to read the famous book <i>How to Win Friends and Influence People</i> (thanks, dad). Selling over 30 …

Britain's Covert War in Yemen: A VICE News Investigation | VICE News

In a rural valley in southern Yemen lies Wadi Rafad, a collection of farms 50 miles from the provincial capital of Ataq. Amid an arid landscape dotted with lemon orchards and cornfields, villagers were used to the peace being disturbed by the buzzing of US drones flying overhead. But on the …

Pro-EU campaign should be wary of Nicola Sturgeon

The First Minister's speech in London included a barefaced and quite incredible assault on her new allies about their behaviour in the Scottish independence referendum.<p>That your enemy’s enemy is your friend is a time-worn maxim of international affairs and politics, possibly best expressed by …

Tesla Will Launch A New Version Of Its Powerwall Battery This Summer

When most people hear the name Tesla, they think of its electric vehicles or its eccentric genius boss, but the company founded and led by Elon Musk also currently produces another consumer product: the Powerwall battery.<p>The battery, which comes in two models, a 10kWh capacity and a 7kWh capacity, …

Are You a Leader, or Just Pretending to Be One?

We’ve rarely needed leaders more — but wanted the leaders we have less.<p>It’s as if we’ve forgotten what leadership really is, and confused it with what it isn’t.<p>What’s not leadership? For one thing, performing. Leadership is not making the right faces, memorizing the right lines, pumping your fist …

How to maximise your annual leave in 2016

Nothing makes us dream of warmth and escape more than the dark days of January and February. Christmas is long gone, the summer seems a vague, distant concept, and rain is once again pounding at the window. A lounger, a lounger, my kingdom for a sun-lounger.<p>This sense of winter gloom is exacerbated …

25 Free Online Courses To Equip You With Valuable Skills

Kelsey Humphreys<p>Read full profile<p>Now that the inspirational sparkle of the new year has worn off, you may be falling back into your old routines and …

6 military stereotypes that are just plain wrong

The military is full of stereotypes. Contemporary perceptions of the average soldier or veteran often focus too much on one characteristic or miss the mark entirely. Whether it's interbranch conflict, marriage woes, or political viewpoints, there are very few all-encompassing tropes that fit all …

HOW IT WORKS

Can’t seem to shed your spare tire? This workout and diet program strips away excuses so you can strip away belly fat<p>Can’t seem to ever shed your spare tire? The Fast and Lean program strips away excuses so you can strip away fat.<p>It’s not a one-size-fits-all workout and diet plan. Quite the …

Travel dreams: how to make a new life abroad

Want to know what it’s like to give everything up and escape to more exotic climes? These inspiring travellers have made it work in all sorts of ways<p><b>Emma Robson, 35, from London is an adventure tour leader</b> <br>I was a cardiac physiologist working at St Thomas’s hospital in London and had spent seven …

Travel

Does Eleven Plus One Equal Sixty?

<b>AFRICOM’s New Math, the U.S. Base Bonanza, and “Scarier” Times Ahead in Africa</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>In the shadows of what was once called the “dark continent," a scramble has come and gone. If you heard nothing about it, that was by design. But look hard enough and -- north to south, …

The Atrocity Lessons: What the US Military Learned From Vietnam

What did the U.S. military learn from Vietnam? Control information to avoid scandal. Jake Whitney on a new book’s revelations.<p>In March 1969, American …

Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan by Rajiv Chandrasekaran – review

In the spring of 2002, the American army arrived in force in Afghanistan. Its main base was at the old airfield at Bagram, a short drive north of Kabul. By early summer, serried ranks of tents had gone up in the fine dust, a basic field hospital had been established and the all-important PX opened …

Greek Islands travel guide

Expert guide to the Greek Islands<p>An insider's guide to 10 of the most popular Greek Islands, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, things to do and how to travel there and around. By Marc Dubin, Telegraph Travel's Greek Islands expert. Click on the tabs below for guides to Corfu, Crete, …

US plans for tanks on Russia border 'most aggressive since Cold War'

A US proposal to stockpile heavy weapons on Nato's eastern flank would be the West's biggest counter-move to Russian threats<p>Russia warned against Nato's "most aggressive step" since the Cold War on Monday after America proposed storing hundreds of tanks and armoured vehicles in Eastern Europe.<p>Nato …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

UK days out with myths and legends

Photograph: /Alamy<p>The London Loop footpath along the river Hogsmill in Surrey.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/3/26/1427368402321/53214a3c-c100-47e5-8942-cf14571df3f4-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: /Alamy<p>The London Loop footpath along the river Hogsmill in …

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Argyll & Bute, Scotland<p>Where James Bond would stay in Scotland: a 19th-century mansion in Scottish baronial style on a private island accessible by a bridge, set amidst glorious west highland scenery. It boasts a highly regarded restaurant, an award-winning spa and myriad activities spread across …

Scotland

Terry Pratchett's Joyful, Absurd, Human Fantasy

The late author brought insight and compassion to his satire, and to his outlook on life and death.<p>“Death isn't cruel—merely terribly, terribly good at his job,” British fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett wrote in <i>Sourcery,</i> the fifth book in his long-running <i>Discworld</i> series, in 1988.<p>On Thursday, …

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