Collette T. Johnson

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We're Making This Raw Vegetable Salad On Repeat All Summer Long

And it shows up the grilled stuff every time.<p>I call 2003 the year of the zucchini. It was summertime, and I’d spent days curing and smoking ribs, brisket, and pork butt on a Big Green Egg for a backyard blowout. When the party was winding down, I was expecting questions and accolades from the …

Cooking

These 10 Unique Books Will Make You Question The "Rules" Of Writing

When you read a lot of books, you start to notice a few familiar patterns. Like... those two characters who hate each other on page one? They're …

Books

Mesmerizing maps show how religion has spread throughout the world

Their spread throughout parts of Asia and Europe, and gradually down to Africa and across to the Americas, has been fractured and erratic.<p>Here's how the major religions have touched nearly all corners of the globe.

Hinduism

Let Your Slow Cooker Do All the Work With These 85 Easy Recipes

Instead of standing over a hot stove after work, come home to a fully prepared meal, thanks to your slow cooker. Slow cookers are extremely versatile, so we put together a broad range of recipes to satisfy any craving, from breakfast to dinner and dessert. Whether you're looking for a cozy stew, a …

Cooking

No Equipment Needed: 9 Bodyweight Training Articles and Workout Programs

So you can run far and lift heavy, but can you do basic bodyweight movements like pull ups, handstands, and pistols? Here are 9 articles and workout …

Japanese Manners Made Easy 

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers

Want to accomplish more? Try reaching for a good book.<p>The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by …

Leadership

Want to Be Happier? Answer These 34 Essential Life Audit Questions

Unless you figure out where you are, you won't get to where you want to go.<p>Audits are standard in both personal and business finance, but in many ways, life audits are much more crucial. That's because life audits evaluate well-being not just in one area but in basically everything. They can mean …

Happiness

16 One-Pot Dinners That Are Actually Healthy

Because easy and good-for-you don't have to be mutually exclusive.

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Productivity

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Africa

19 Filipino Recipes That Prove the Cuisine Deserves a Weekly Appearance

It’s a bold statement, but Filipino food might be some of the tastiest out there. If you’ve ever chowed down on a hearty plate of pork in adobo sauce …

Cooking

Why sleep is more important than exercise or diet – and how to get better shut-eye

It's hard to overstate just how important sleep is in terms of our health. I know, because I learned the hard way.<p>My first job was as a stockbroker, which meant waking at 5am, starting work at 7am, and then often staying out in the evenings to entertain clients. I can’t count the amount of times my …

Sleep

How Strength Training Changes Your Body For Good

<i>The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition,</i> The Science of Exercise<i>, which is</i> <i>available at Amazon.</i><p>Dr. Dena Oaklander, a psychiatry …

Why Pagans Spend Halloween Baking Bread

Pagans in the English town of Glastonbury celebrate Samhain—a festival marking the start of winter—with mead, storytelling, and ancient bread recipes.<p>For most of us, Halloween is an excuse to freak ourselves out with horror movie marathons, get drunk, and dress in clothing we wouldn't be seen dead …

Bread

11 Stuffed Pepper Recipes That Are Full of Flavor

Keeping things exciting in the kitchen is tough, especially when you’re trying to prep a week’s worth of meals. But you don't have to settle for …

Cooking

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Food & Dining

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Literature