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I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

21 IKEA Desk Hacks for the Most Productive Workspace *Ever*

With the weather getting warmer (and calling your name), the last thing you want to think about is being in your office, let alone staying productive. But making your workspace uber productive isn’t just about purging your pen drawer — after all, a beautiful workspace is a productive workspace. At …

DIY Mid-Century Desk Wall Unit

Cook Once, Eat Healthy All Week: Here's How To ACTUALLY Do It (For Under $35)

I'm all about making my weeknight meals healthy, delicious and quick. While I love a 15-minute meal, some of my favorite vegetables (like winter …

Whole Wheat–Apple Crisp

8 Servings<p>Natalie Chanin is famous for her dead-simple but delicious apple crisp, which is often on the menu at the café in her Alabama Chanin store.<p>October 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 medium tart apples (such as Pink Lady or Gala), peeled, sliced<p>½ cup (packed) dark brown sugar, divided<p>6 tablespoons …

Smashed Fingerlings with Jalapeños

8 Servings<p>Hit the reset button on your potato salad: These spuds are roasted, not boiled, and tossed with a mustardy vinaigrette and jalapeños while warm.<p>July 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds fingerling potatoes, halved crosswise if large<p>½ cup olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

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New York Beer: 7 Must-Visit Outer Borough Breweries

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>New York City's current craft beer boom feels quite exciting and new...except, in fact, there's nothing new about it. Before the Croton Aqueduct began providing potable drinking water to the city in the early 1840s, …

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Wrapper’s Delight: 11 New Ways to Add Greens to Your Lunch

Kinda over kale? Chard not doin’ it for you? Say hello to our new leafy green crush, collard greens. Not only can they be chopped and used just like their cruciferous cousins, but collards are also sturdy, uniformly shaped, crunchy and flavorful, making them a perfect (naturally low-carb) …

Rustic Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Directions<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400 degrees.<p>Step 2<p>Sift flours, baking powder, 1/8 cup stevia, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in a bowl.<p>…

The Brooklyn Bands to Watch

The freshest beats from across the bridge.<p>In music as in fashion, it's all about what's new and hot now. Under the radar is the acme of cool and up-and-coming is the rep to have. Brooklyn has always been a mecca for emerging bands and artists, and with added hype from HBO's <i>Girls</i> plus Alexander …

Best things to do in New York in September

Summer may be over, but there's no need for tears. September is one of the best months to be in the city. The weather is still lovely and the heavy crowds have largely dispersed, making it a great time to be out and about. As New Yorkers return from the beach, the cultural calendar ramps up for a …

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7 Romantic Places to Rendezvous Beneath Fall Foliage

<i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>It's September, which means many of you are probably looking forward to throwing on comfy sweaters, cute boots and cuddling up by a fire as summer turns into autumn. With orange and red foliage sprinkling the ground, cooler weather and the smell of apple spices filling the air, we …

'It means the world': Special Kneads bakery gives special needs adults jobs — and a purpose

More than 56 million Americans have some type of disability. And while there's a lot of support for children with special needs, it tends to disappear for adults, leaving many unemployed and living with their parents, unable to pay bills.<p>That was the dilemma Tempa and Mike Kohler faced when their …

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The 12 Best Pools In The World

Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools.<p>Dive in for a swim you won't forget in one of the world's best pools. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Courtesy

25 Healthy Breakfast Bar + Muffin Recipes

Breakfast: It’s the most important meal of the day, but pounding donuts is hardly healthy (though it can be). And noshing on healthy foods can feel kind of boring. Eating your bowl of cereal on the reg gets stale and oatmeal‘s not exactly a riveting morning option. If you need some help getting on …

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Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil

Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of …

Hair Care

These Carrot Cake Cupcakes Might Be The Key To Happiness

There’s a very specific sort of kitchen math that runs through my brain every time I stare into my refrigerator and try to figure out what to …

A Kitchy Kitchen Recipe: Spicy Kale Salad

This salad is all about balance. Tender kale with creamy feta and avocados and a touch of crunchy breadcrumbs, all with a bright and spicy herbaceous vinaigrette. It's quick to whip up, and absolutely delicious. Enjoy!<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>For 2 to 4 (whether it's a side salad or main course)<p>1 bunch kale, …

Sugar Snap Salad

8 to 10 Servings<p>July 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 pounds sugar snap peas, trimmed, stringed, cut in half on diagonal<p>Kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil<p>1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice<p>1 teaspoon white wine vinegar<p>1/2 teaspoon sumac plus more for garnish<p>1 bunch radishes (about 6 …

20 Indoor Plants for the Small-Space Gardener

All of these beauties are easy to keep alive.<p>If your home wasn't blessed with tons of square footage, that doesn't mean you can't flex your green thumb. All of these plants take up minimal space, require little sun (a <i>must</i> when you only have a few windows to work with), and are basically made for …

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15 Pastas Absolutely Perfect for Spring

Our 15 favorite pasta recipes for spring, from gnocchi to lasagna to fettucine.<p>We're going to be eating a lot of seasonal ingredients around this time—we're firm believers that there's no such thing as too much asparagus. But you know what makes everything better? Pasta. Here are our favorite …

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Salad with Mint and Hazelnuts

8 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Strawberries and rhubarb are a power duo in pie; here raw rhubarb plays a tart counter to sweet strawberries.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>2 rhubarb stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 tablespoon Cointreau or …

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Mapping Indie Coffee Shops in SF, Portland, and Brooklyn

Online mapping project <b>You Are Here</b> — a joint effort by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Social Computing Group and Media Lab — has committed to producing one new map every day for a year, and this past week, it's been releasing a series of <b>independent coffee shop maps</b> that colorfully …

Recipe: Funfetti Birthday Cake

Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 9-inch round cake pans. (Or, for a four-layer cake, grease four cake pans.) In a small bowl, mix the egg …

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Quinoa Egg Muffins

Ingredients<p>Nutritional Facts<p>Serving Size:<p>2 muffins (174g)<p>Directions<p>Slender Kitchen Meal Plans<p>Customizable weekly meal plans that include Weight …

10 Green Smoothies That Actually Taste Good

Green juice always sounds good in theory — until you throw it out after three sips because it tastes like lawn. But green juice really can be good if you make it right. Try one of these ten recipes and you'll be downing one daily.<p><b>1. Debloating Smoothie</b><p>Perfect for the morning after a night out, this …