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Use These 6 Little Steps to Make Really Big Things Happen

This simple system will help you start (and finish!) any big project, achieve huge goals, and make each day "your masterpiece."<p>Even though I don't really follow basketball I've been a super fan of John Wooden for a number of years. Wooden was the legendary coach of UCLA's men's team, who led them …

Nana's Chocolate Vinegar Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

A thrifty Depression-era hack just happens to make one of the fluffiest cakes around.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax poetic about them. Today, senior designer</i> …

From Banana Pancakes to Blueberry Muffins: 8 Fruit-Filled Breakfast Recipes

Sure, you could eat plain ole fruit for breakfast. But wouldn't it be even better if the fruit was baked or blended into something delicious?<p><b>1. Banana Pancakes</b><p>Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, and delicately flavored with bananas and vanilla -- these are phenomenal banana pancakes. The …

Breakfast

16 Cold Noodle Recipes to Eat on Warm Days

Rising temperatures directly correlate to your rising lack of patience in the kitchen. It’s science (maybe)! But before you know it, those long summer months when it’s too hot to even think about stirring up a one-pot vegan sriracha chili will be here — and then what will you eat? Don’t let …

Easy Breakfast Recipes That Top Chefs Make Themselves at Home

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when in the right hands, it can also be the most delicious. A proper first meal can mean anything from hearty porridge topped with a poached egg to dulce de leche–glazed doughnuts or, for the health-conscious, the perfect green smoothie. While …

23 Easter Brunch Recipes To Try This Year

Hop to it.<p><i>For more recipes, visit Food52.</i>

5 Crazy-Good Copycat Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Sometimes I find myself returning to the same restaurant for the same dish over and over again. That's when I know it's time to try it out in my own kitchen. From CPK's Thai Crunch Salad to Starbucks' Pumpkin Scones, these copycat recipes are just as good as their restaurant versions -- if not …

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Emma Watson Opens Up About Her Struggles with Low Self-Esteem

The actress gets real about some very relatable issues.<p>Emma Watson may be the picture of female empowerment and maturity at this point in her life, but that doesn't mean she didn't stumble and struggle along the way. As most of us can attest, insecurities, body image issues and crippling self-doubt …

Want to Be More Confident? Try These 5 Habits of Highly Successful People

Building self-confidence is something anyone can do--anytime, anyplace.<p>Building confidence can seem so easy, yet be so difficult at the same time. Need to remind yourself of the necessary steps to become a confident person? Here are five essential habits for building and maintaining high …

They Brought Cookies: For A New Widow, Empathy Eases Death's Pain

My husband died. He wasn't young any more and was sick and weak but we weren't expecting his death to come as quickly as it did, within a few days, almost overnight. He just went away. Maybe there are worse things than a quick, quiet death.<p>Here's what happened next.<p>My brother and sister-in-law (who …

11 Ways to Strengthen the Relationships That Will Lead You to Success

For a business to take off or for a venture to proceed, you need strong support, friendships, and collegiality. Here are 11 ways to build and maintain these relationships.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know</i> …

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Breakfast

5 Chai-Spiced Recipes

A spicy blend of aromatic Indian spices, herbs and black tea, chai makes for a deliciously satisfying latte—especially during the colder months, …

Our 15 Favorite Cookbooks of 2015

The year's best cookbooks for bakers, travelers, memoir lovers, and ambitious home chefs.<p>It's not easy to be a cookbook at the <i>Bon Appétit</i> office. The competition is stiff: Dozens of new releases arrive each week, and there's only so much shelf space. The judges are, well, extremely judgy. We're not …

The mental illness myth: People like me aren’t the cause of America’s mass shooting epidemic

I am a 35-year-old white female. I am a single mother in New York City. And I am living with panic disorder and depression—both, according to the <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i>—are considered mental illnesses. So, to clarify, I am a person living with mental illness in the US, …

Mental Health

These Are The Recipes That Won 2015

Here's what our editors and readers loved this year.

5 Fears You Need to Overcome to Transform Your Body (And Life)

I still remember the day I realized that my life needed to change, vividly.<p>My mind had already been made up about how I was going to look and feel for the rest of my life: Deeply uncomfortable in my own skin, struggling to manage a dysfunctional relationship with food, and always hating how I …

Weight Loss

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

Breakfast

7 Steps To Go From Burnout To Unbelievably Motivated

One day you are excited about life, your plans and what your future holds. Then slowly but surely, it becomes more difficult to finish a project. …

The best doughnut shop in every state

When done right, doughnuts can be a delicious snack.<p>The most satisfying doughnuts have the perfect dough consistency, just enough icing, and ideal flavor combinations.<p>We've scoured suggestions from Zagat, Thrillist, and locals' recommendations to find the best doughnut shop in every state and …

Dessert

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p><b>1. You feel proud of yourself.</b><p>Regardless of where you are in life, you feel proud of yourself for having achieved what you have and having done what you've done -- whether it's good or bad. Because life is not about going from one point to the …

Happiness

Simple Mindsets To Make You Happier Every Day

Our mindset influences every single aspect of our life, so it’s important to be conscious of how we’re thinking and what we believe about the world. …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, …

Self-improvement

The Best 3-Ingredient Dinner Recipes

Who says a delicious dinner has to involve a laundry list of ingredients? (What the heck is nigella seed anyway?) That's why when we're in a rush, we turn to these ten recipes--all of which use just three ingredients.<p><b>Simple Roasted Chicken</b><p>Chicken legs or thighs + butter + fresh rosemary. <b>Get the</b> …

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12 Delicious Dinners Anyone Can Make -- No Excuses!

Don't want to fuss over multiple pots and pans? Throw it all in one pot! Our famous One-Pan Pasta combines pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and water in a large straight-sided skillet. Just place all the ingredients in the skillet …

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15 Qualities You Need to Develop Mental Toughness

Mental toughness is a huge indicator of success. Here's how to know if you've got it.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental toughness is tested. It might be because of a toxic friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to …

Love the Crispy Bits? You Should Be Scoring Your Fish

Learn to score your fish properly and cash in on even more crispy bits.<p>Scoring the surface of a protein in a shallow crosshatch pattern allows the seasoning to penetrate, prevents the skin from curling, encourages fat to render, and creates more crispy bits. Here's how to do it:<p>Dry fillet well and …

The Easy Weeknight Recipes Our Top 50 Chefs Actually Make at Home

We asked five chefs plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurants of the year to share the simple recipes they actually make at home.<p>We asked five chefs—all plucked from our 50 Best New Restaurant nominees—to share the simple but stellar recipes they actually make at home. In the mix: the easiest energy …