Clairissa D Breen

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12 Mindfulness Quotes that Will Change the Way You Spend Your Life

Over the past couple of years, as I’ve watched my son grow from a baby into a remarkable little boy, I’ve learned that a young child can teach an …

The 7-Day Self-Love Reset You Should Try

Carve out some time in your calendar and keep scrolling for Jennifer Kass' seven-day self-love reset plan, designed to help bring you back into alignment with the most important person in your life (and no, it's not anyone you'll meet on Bumble).<p>If you want to find someone to love (and get sweaty …

The Mysterious Art of Mixing a Manhattan

Like DJs locked in battle pulling samples from the most obscure records in their milk crates, many bartenders across the country try to one up each …

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Want To Be Your Best Self? Put Your Sense Of Identity Ahead Of Your Productivity

Over the last year, I’ve been taking a deep look at what I did in the past, why I do what I do now, and what it <i>truly</i> means to reach my full potential in a way that’s authentic to my true identity.<p>In school, I was in the top 1% in terms of standardized tests, grades, etc., so I naturally took that …

5 Tips for Getting Unstuck and Building Healthy Habits

Use these five simple steps as reminders to commit to your own health during Women's Health Week, the month of May, and even the entire year.<p>Photo courtesy of Michael Hull via Unsplash<p>The 17th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 8, and is celebrated until May 14, …

10 Ways to Boost Your Emotional Resilience, Backed by Research

Ever dealt with a really difficult situation? We’ve all had our emotional resilience tested. Sometimes it feels like you just want to give up.<p>How do …

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The Liberating Power of the St. Benedict Medal

A sacramental of exorcism and of healing, it is used to call down God’s blessing and protection through the intercession of the great saint<p>The …

20 best Chinese recipes: part 1

The first instalment of Observer Food Monthly’s collection of the best Chinese recipes, including dishes from Kenneth Lo and Fuchsia Dunlop<p>Tomorrow: best Chinese recipes part 2<p>Simple as it is, this is a satisfying dish to eat even with only a very limited amount of accompaniments, such as some …

9 Different Takes on How Creative People Really Work

What exactly is this mysterious thing we call creativity? Experts offer thought-provoking answers.<p>"If you can just release yourself from the anxiety and burden that might be associated with the word 'creativity,'" Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> has written, "you'll see, …

5 Steps To Use Mind Maps to Unlock Your Creativity

You're reading 5 Steps To Use Mind Maps to Unlock Your Creativity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

How Do You Find Your Writing Voice?

Writing is this bizarre phenomenon where the voice inside your head materializes and occupies actual space in the world. If there's one thing I've …

Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal

Many of my non-believer colleagues would think it foolish to step onto a stage with a high-ranking Vatican cardinal to discuss science and religion.<p>They would claim it to be a waste of time, and the more extreme ones would say that doing this gives religion a credibility it doesn't deserve. Given …

Mummy found ‘wearing Adidas’

A 1500-YEAR-OLD mummy seems to be way ahead of its time. It was unearthed wearing what appear to be Adidas trainers.

4 Amazing Ways to Re-Ignite Your Stalled Creativity

Make it a habit to leave a few loose threads every day.<p><i>What are some tips for getting over writer's block? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by K.M. Weiland, author of historical and speculative</b> …

Meal Kits vs. Groceries: A Dollar-to-Dollar Investigation

(Image credit: Kelli Foster)<p>Meal kits are certainly convenient, and they're also not as wasteful as you might think, but are they ever a good deal? …

Found: Isaac Newton’s Recipe for the Philosopher’s Stone

Alchemy was still cool in Newton’s lifetime.<p>Gotta get that philosopher’s stone. (Photo: Chemical Heritage Foundation)<p>Isaac Newton didn’t believe in …

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

<i>This cauliflower soup made rich with cream and cheese is ridiculously silky, easy to make, and tastes wicked spectacular.</i>Adapted from Brendan Collins …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

<i>BY BON APPᅢノTIT</i><p>Credit: Michael Graydon + Nikole Herriott<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>What's the difference between us and a professional chef tossing food …

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14 Refreshing Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy Before Five O’Clock

Whoever decided that alcohol consumption should be deferred to a post-five o’clock glass of Chardonnay was a <i>serious</i> underachiever. There are so many light and refreshing cocktails that just beg to be enjoyed on a lunch (or breakfast) date. Plus, no brunch party or Sunday Funday is complete without …

3 indulgent breakfast ideas for the solo chef

By Klancy Miller<p>For many people, breakfast is an afterthought or skipped altogether in the rush to get to work. However, it’s my firm belief that at least once a week, we all earn the right to pamper ourselves with a decadent breakfast.<p>Pampering yourself by making a special morning meal may seem …

8 Things Exceptional Thinkers Do Every Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everything that we are and everything that we are not is an end result from our current level of thinking. Every great achievement in history came from exceptional thinking. Every man or woman to ever rise to the top of their profession …

It's Possible to Be Both Creative and Organized. Here's How

Here's how to up your creativity with a little bit of structure.<p>The stereotype for creative people is that we're disorganized. We need to roam free, like animals; we're like an overgrown child who can't sit still; we love distractions and hate structure; want our cake and to eat it too; want to …

11 Research-Backed Ways to Boost Confidence

Confidence is something of a psychological trick, and it is possible to “fake it until you make it.” Try these 11 easy tips the next time your …

5 Powerful Exercises You Can Do Today to Become a Happier Person

Increase your long-term happiness with these simple, short-term actions.<p>Happiness. Such a simple word. Such an important word. Happiness matters for everyone, even if what it means varies from person to person. Despite the differences in what defines happiness for each person, there is consistency …

Pies with cheese and greens of the finest test.

Thin with a crispy crust and soft inside.<p>Delicious!<p>Ingredients: <br>For the dough: <br>• Flour-3stakana <br>• Butter, 200g <br>• Egg-1pc <br>• Vegetable oil-3st l <br>• …

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Kale & Parmesan Cheese Crackers

Kale and Parmesan cheese complement each other well as they come together with half whole wheat flour to create a tasty and savory cracker.<b>Yields:</b> …

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

<b>Intrigued or curious about how to make creamy, rich, ricotta cheese at home? It’s so easy, you should try it this weekend!</b><p>Homemade ricotta is so …

Cheese and Chive Souffle | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Making a soufflé is far easier than you would think, and it transforms simple breakfast ingredients—eggs and cheese—into an ethereal treat. Serve the soufflé right after baking to show off its dramatic height, but don’t worry if it starts to fall a bit—it will still taste delicious. Shredded sharp …

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread, Oh My!

Move over, pizza. There’s a new boyfriend in town. We are all going ape over here for monkey bread (hi-yo!) — that gustatory delight comprised of balls of dough that have been drenched in butter then rolled in spices before being compressed together in a baking pan. We love how it pulls apart into …

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