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Our company's work hours are extreme

<b>THE QUESTION</b><p>My company routinely requires senior managers to work in excess of 100 hours a week, sometimes for months on end without time off. Managers understand they are well compensated, and have developed essential specialized skills by the time they work in a management capacity. But overwork …

Grill the Ultimate French Toast

Lend your breakfast some firepower<p>This time of year, there are few happier places to be than standing beside your grill. This recipe gives you yet another excuse to enjoy that happy place.<p>Yes, grilled French toast, flecked with a slightly bitter char that complements sweet toppings, delivers an …

Breakfast

How to Make Pancakes Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Dads have monopolized pancakes long enough. Reclaim pancakes as your own, and then customize them however</i> …

Breakfast

Fresh Herbs With Corn, Asparagus, and Chickpeas Recipe

When summer hits, one of my favorite dishes is tabbouleh, its bright and fresh aroma from the various chopped herbs interspersed with airy bites of bulgur. Here, I swap the bulgur for chickpeas that are crisped in a pan with shallots, a generous hit of cumin, freshly shucked corn kernels and …

Watermelon Tomato Salad + Blueberry Grappa Sauce

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: Double up on summer fruit for dinner and dessert.</i><p>You've waited all fall, winter, and spring for summer fruit to arrive at the …

Recipes

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

5 Links to Read Before Grilling Steak

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Show dad how much you care -- with grilled steak.</i><p>Raise your hand if you made reservations at a fancy steakhouse for Father's Day. You know what sounds …

41 Superfoods, Ranked By How Healthy They Are

Jennifer Di Noia, associate professor of sociology at William Paterson University, did the work for us and reported her results in the Centers for …

The Scuttlebutt: A Sandwich to End All Sandwiches

<i>If you're like us, you look to the seasons for what to cook. Get to the market, and we'll show you what to do with your haul.</i><p><i>Today: The sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- and why you should serve it at your next party.</i><p>Moving from one neighborhood to another is like a breakup, an amputation, …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

5 Savory Strawberry Recipes

Here, five incredible savory strawberry recipes.<p>If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you may think you have no use for this week’s Mad Genius Tips video, …

How to Make a Tom Collins

<i>When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Maialino, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them.</i><p><i>Today: Our official drink of summer -- and how to adapt it all season long.</i><p>Maintaining a well-stocked liquor …

Best of the Hotline: How to Make Tomato Sauce from Canned Tomatoes

<i>Some questions on the Hotline have staying power, and for good reason -- they cover the questions we ask ourselves time and time again. Join us as we revisit some of the most popular.</i><p><i>Today: The best ways to make tomato sauce from canned tomatoes, because we're still waiting for the heirlooms to</i> …

Italian Food

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> May 30, 2014 69<p>I promise this isn’t turning into a hamburger and hot dog blog.<p>Err, at …

5 Recipes to Make Before Coffee Prices Skyrocket

Here, five delicious recipes featuring coffee to make before the beans disappear.<p>A drought in Brazil (the world’s biggest coffee producer) along with …

11 Healthy Homemade Hiking Snacks

From healthy granola to spiced nuts, here are 11 homemade hiking snacks to bring on your next outdoor excursion.<p><b>Before you take off for the nearest mountain</b>, in search of a rigorous hike in the wilderness, consider this: What are you gonna eat? We're not talking about a gourmet camping meal in the …

Healthy Eating

5 Links to Read Before Buying Strawberries at the Market

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: A guide to all things strawberries.</i><p>When it comes to strawberries, it's always a good idea to buy two cartons at a time. You'll go to the market with …

25 Ways to Grill Chicken Better

Behold our definitive guide to grilling the best chicken of your life! With these 25 tips, tricks, and recipes, your bird will never be boring<p>Like burgers and dogs or a rack of ribs, grilled chicken is a rite of summer. Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or upended on a beer can, there …

Cooking

Beet and Goat Cheese Ravioli with Parsley and Mint Pesto

<i>(This is one of the dishes we served at the wonderful 2014 Project Green Fork Spring Supper on 6/1/14 at Southward Fare & Libations!)</i> <br>This is a dish …

Spicy Chorizo and Pinto Bean Chili Recipe

Spicy, vinegary, and flavor-packed, this quick chili recipe relies on raw Mexican-style chorizo (you can make it yourself or buy it from a store), with a few simple flavor additions, a couple of cans of beans, and a quick simmer.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Fresh Mexican chorizo is already packed with …

7 Recipes to Make Before Bananas Go Extinct

Here are seven delicious banana recipes to enjoy before Bananageddon.<p>Bananas as we know them are in danger. The culprit is a fungus, commonly known …

10 Pancake Common Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them

How to make pancakes like a short order cook. Just avoid these common mistakes!<p>For many Americans, pancakes evoke a certain kind of nostalgia. People make pancakes because they're delicious, crowd-pleasing, and easy. Well, sort of easy. There are a few crucial mistakes that home chefs commonly make …

Spaghetti With Chicken and Bell Pepper in Sherry Lemon-Cream Sauce Recipe

A simple dish of pasta tossed in a creamy, lemony sherry sauce, with sweet red peppers and gently poached chicken.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>A lively, lemony, garlicky cream sauce gets depth from sherry.<br>• Simmering the chicken breast in cream sauce rather than sautéing it allows the meat to soak up the …

How To: Plant a Vegetable Garden

It’s that time of year again! This week my family worked together and got our garden planted. If any of you are ready to take a shot at growing your …

The Best Grilled Hot Dogs Recipe

It doesn't take much to grill a decent hot dog: Just put it on the grill until heated through. But making a truly great hot dog requires knowing a few key tricks. Here's the recipe.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>By poaching the hot dogs first until warmed through, and then finishing them on a hot grill, …