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Gochujang Gumbo

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon canola oil<br>• 6 ounces chopped andouille sausage<br>• 2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 1 large)<br>• 1½ cups chopped celery (about 2 large …

Cooking

Cool Backyard Landscape Ideas That Make Your Home As A Castle

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Interior Design

Gifts for the Advanced Home Cook

For the adventurous home chef, give the gift of these high tech kitchen gadgets.

Kitchens

Home Landscaping Ideas To Inspire Your Own Curbside Appeal

Create a beautiful yard with the help of others. From the back to the front, your yards need a lot of work put in for most of the year. Designing, …

13 public-speaking mistakes you should avoid at all costs

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Public Speaking

Convincing Your Boss to Make You a Manager

Are you, or is someone you know, an individual contributor who wants to move into a management role, either with your current organization or a new one? But, how can you sell yourself as a manager when you’ve never actually been one?<p>The basic fact is that <i>every</i> manager originally lacked professional …

Management

The 18 best books for someone just starting out in their career

Chances are, your college didn't offer classes on how to negotiate your salary, deal with a micromanaging boss, or confront annoying coworkers.<p>But there's still something you can do to prepare yourself for the tricky world of work: read.<p>Here are 18 books we think every young professional should …

Self-improvement

The 100 best leadership and success books to read in your lifetime, according to Amazon

"We chose books to help people plan for their futures and/or deal better with their present," said Chris Schluep, senior books editor at Amazon.com. "The same book won't work for every situation, or every person, so you'll see titles sitting beside one another that might not normally share shelf …

Books

Learning Excel isn't just for finance professionals, it can boost anyone's productivity at work — here’s how

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Alfonso de Tomas / ShutterStock We've said it before but it bears repeating: Microsoft Excel is likely the most powerful program on …

working knowledge

11 Millionaires Reveal Their Success Secrets

<i>Read the full story on</i> <i>Reach Financial Independence</i><p>What does it take to become a millionaire? These personal finance bloggers worth over seven figures share the tips that helped them get there.<p>ESI from ESI Money recommends you Invest in your career. It's a multi-million dollar asset that will be …

This psychological phenomenon explains why you can spend all day at work without getting anything done

How is it possible that you spent eight (or more) hours at your desk, didn't even goof off on Facebook, and <i>still</i> made no progress on the day's goals?<p>Perhaps the problem is less a lack of conscientiousness and more that you're losing sight of your top priorities. Instead of organizing your workday …

Time Management

Golden Crown Levin Iglut Levi Igloos

Surrounded by the magical, unspoilt nature of Finnish Lapland, only 9 km away from Levi ski resort, Levin Iglut invites guest to sleep under the …

Uppgrenna Nature House in Sweden

Uppgrenna Nature House in Sweden Spotted @ BonjourLifeIn Uppgränna, north of Gränna lies this green house, a venue with café, conference rooms and …

Architecture

How successful people beat stress

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>There are two kinds of people in this world: those who believe they can make things happen and those who believe things happen to <i>them</i>.<p>The first group are convinced that the outcome of their lives and careers is more or less in their …

Self-help
Self-improvement

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA | Inc.com

Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven …

Top 10

Naturally successful people do these 5 things at work every day

<b>1. They are 80 percent positive</b><p>Being blindly positive or perpetually negative can cause others to be frustrated or annoyed or to simply tune out.<p>This is why some of the best research on daily experience is rooted in ratios of positive and negative interactions. Over the last two decades, scientists …

Success

The best bourbon on the market right now

The experts over at FindTheBest determined the best bottles of bourbon that money can buy. They looked at recent expert scores and spirits-competition judgings to come up with their Smart Rating scale. We used price to break ties, with a cheaper bottle ranking higher than a more expensive one.<p>A …

San Francisco

6 Steps to Increase Your Productivity Even When Tired | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Kah Keng Tay, Quora Engineering Manager, on Quora</i><p>I try to <b>minimize startup and switching costs</b>, in other words, the time it takes to get started working on the side project. This way, even if I only have a few minutes to work on it before I turn in for the night, I can still do something …

Computer Science

What Millennials Want from Work, Charted Across the World

Courtesy of NASA GSFC<p>As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, …

Demographics

Corporate Governance 2.0

Although corporate governance is a hot topic in boardrooms today, it is a relatively new field of study. Its roots can be traced back to the seminal work of Adolf Berle and Gardiner Means in the 1930s, but the field as we now know it emerged only in the 1970s. Achieving best practices has been …

Market Capitalization

How to Make Dumplings at Home

Ever thought about making dumplings at home? It seems daunting, but it's not as hard as it looks. Here, Joe Ng from New York City's Red Farm, focuses on the dough, the filling, and the technique as he walks through the making of the dish one step at a time.<p>Watch this video on YouTube | Subscribe to …

New York City

The Bergoase Spa at Tschuggen Grand Hotel

Spread over four floors, the exceptional Bergoase Spa at Tschuggen Grand Hotel in Arosa is one of the most spectacular facilities of its kind in …

Eremito Hotelito del Alma - Italy Embraced by the...

<b>Eremito Hotelito del Alma - Italy</b><p>Embraced by the picturesque valleys of Umbria, Eremito Hotelito del Alma is a get-away-from-it-all kind of place …

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20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

Cooking

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

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, …

Creativity

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition