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Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could …

the tuned muscle cars from SEMA 2015

SEMA hasn’t disappointed. From the manufacturer concepts to the army of tuned oddballs, we’ve seen much to amaze. Now get ready for some …

Zen Foxes: A photographer is capturing nature's 'masters of mindfulness'

“The most beautiful animals are happy animals,” says Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specialises in capturing foxes at rest.<p>“I …

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33 Braised Meat Recipes to Turn a House Into a Home

Nothing beats a tender braise on a cold day<p>When the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, we're in full-on braise mode. We'll braise anything, …

Chemex's New Automatic Coffee Brewer Is Changing The Meaning Of Pour Over

In the world of snobby coffee, respect for Chemex runs deep. Invented by a chemist who used his scientific mind to develop a better way to brew coffee, the sleek hourglass's promise of the perfect cup had long convinced coffee lovers everywhere that hand brewing their coffee was the only way to go. …

How To Make 'Magical' Cocktails That'll Convince Your Friends You're A Mixologist

You don't need a blow torch, a breathalyzer or a $460,000 bottle of whiskey to impress your friends with some boozy wizardry. All you need is some vodka, a shaker and a couple of unexpected ingredients (like cabbage juice and baking soda) to make magic happen. Check out these three recipes anyone …

3 DIY Gifts for Cocktail-Lovers

New York City mixologist and cocktail book author Greg Seider makes most of his bitters, syrups and infusions from scratch. Here, three easy recipes …

Our Essential Coffee-Making Tips, Techniques, and Tools

The beauty of coffee is that it's a no-bar-to-entry sport: You'e got options on how to make it! And our favorite coffee-making tips and gadgets are here to show you the way.<p><b>Pick—and store—your beans.</b><p>We're all about strong food foundations here at Food52, and coffee is no exception: <b>Great coffee</b> …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

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The Irreplaceable Virtues of Eating Alone

Sometimes we just want what we want. And we don't want to share. And we want it to be silent.<p><i>The Counterpoint: Why It's Better to Share a Meal with Loved Ones</i><p><b>I cook at a kinda fancy restaurant.</b> I want to imagine tables of people eating, tasting, sharing, gushing to each other about the lovely time …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

The beginner's guide to starting a veg garden

There has never been a more interesting time for edible gardening. It is right on so many levels. It saves money, saves the planet and satisfies our epicurean appetites. Edible gardening is an opportunity to grow interesting flavours fresher than money can buy. It is the key to children being more …

Why People With Meaningful Lives Paint Their Faces Blue

Every muscle longs for comfort and security, except one: the heart. While the rest of us looks for the easy way out, the heart beats for meaning and purpose. It's a ruthless, open and yet deceptive war.<p>Perhaps no story demonstrates this tension better than <i>Braveheart</i>. William Wallace lives into his …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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Bourbon–Sea Salt Caramels

Makes about 100 caramels<p>Sweetened condensed milk makes this salted caramel recipe extra-luscious.<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Nonstick vegetable oil spray<p>2 cups sugar<p>½ cup light corn syrup<p>1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<p>2 tablespoons bourbon<p>…

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We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Automatic launches on Android, dismisses your friends when you drive

If you're a car fan making do with a slightly older ride, Automatic's $99 Link dongle is a neat thing to have around: it tracks your trips, monitors your fuel consumption, and lets you know when you're being a leadfoot. It used to be that only Apple acolytes could get their Automatic dongles …