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A showstopping chocolate cake recipe | King of puddings

There is something of the Scarlet Pimpernel about this luscious chocolate cake: an aristocratic Gallic gateau that takes the breath away<p>It happens every time. Nothing quiets the din of a great gathering, albeit briefly, like the appearance of chocolate cake. What music does to soothe a savage …

Recipes

Trail Mix Cookies Worth Hiking For

Arrange 2 racks to divide the oven into thirds and heat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats; set aside.<p>Place …

Mark Zuckerberg Used This Trick to Combat Self-Doubt. You Can Too

Don't let self-doubt prevent you from reaching your goals.<p>In his recent Harvard commencement speech, Mark Zuckerberg explained how a couple years into his venture, some big companies wanted to buy Facebook. Everyone around him advised him to sell.<p>But Zuckerberg held onto his business a little …

Why You Should Schedule for Energy, Not Time

Get more things done, with more energy, in less time.<p>Most of us schedule our tasks based on when we're free.<p>When you forget to complete a task, you schedule it for first thing in the morning. When there's free time in the afternoon, you use it to write a new article.<p>You're probably thinking, this …

Try This New '5 Goals in 5 Months' Action Plan for Every Employee

Goals should be clear, attainable, not so distant, and foster a discussion.<p>Pull the drawstring on a bow, shut your eyes, and shoot an arrow in any direction.<p>What will you hit?<p>Most of us will miss the target by a mile.<p>That's essentially what happens when you don't set specific and attainable goals …

If You're Really Committed To Personal Development, You'll Take This Uncomfortable Step

Seeking out opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and start something new is the best way to ensure you're learning and growing.<p>Think back on the times in your life when you've grown -- either personally or professionally -- the most. Often, the catalyst for that growth had to do with …

Why the 8-hour workday doesn’t work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and …

Time Management

10 Things Highly Productive People Do on the Weekend

How to use your weekend to create a better week ahead.<p>Some people have an uncanny ability to get things done. They keep their nights and weekends …

How to Make the Best Pizza at Home

Just because we don't have expensive commercial or wood-fired pizza ovens in our homes doesn't mean we should settle for a less-than-satisfactory …

Is a Minimalist Business Right for You?

Minimalism is a mindset rather than a blind.<p>Minimalism isn't just for people who want to live out of a backpack or cram their life into a tiny house.<p>The ideas of being minimal can also easily apply to business - and I should know because I've been using them for nearly twenty years.<p>Minimalism is a …

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Also try my soft & chewy oatmeal raisin cookies!Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!Yes, that is a real holiday. And yes, we’re obviously taking it …

Easy 15-Minute Vegan Main Dish Recipes to Rock on Monday Nights

You’ve been doing the whole meatless Monday thing for a long time now, so maybe it’s time you graduate from vegetarian meals to vegan ones. Don’t be intimidated: If you’re used to cooking meat-free, it’s a breeze when you’re armed with these easy 12 dishes that take only 15 minutes to prepare.<p><b>1.</b></b> …

Vegan

Pay Attention to These Surprising 6 Red Flags Signaling Burnout. You May Be Closer Than You Think

Burnout doesn't come from nowhere. This is what you should be looking for.<p>Contrary to what you might think, it's surprisingly easy to ignore the signs of burnout. You might be so determined to meet a deadline or achieve some goal that you miss the red flags or warning signs that something is about …

Flora Shedden: how to bake a perfect loaf of bread

The building permissions are finally in place for ARAN bakery. At last, we can start work. The biggest job involves dropping the entire bakery ceiling. The timber dates back 200 years and, as much as I would love to keep the old beams, I have been told that everything must go – joists, beams and …

14 Flavorful Salad Recipes for Dinner to Balance a Heavy Lunch

Office parties, client meetings, midday reunions with your bestie — all perfect examples of how a simple lunch outing can turn into a full on binge-fest. Although the indulging was *totally* worth it, come dinner time, you may not feel like consuming much more than a smoothie and a detoxifying …

Healthy Eating

A Simple Mindfulness Technique That Literally Rewires Your Brain To Be More Present

There is a mindfulness strategy to master the habit of attaining focus and becoming present for every moment, which leads to experiencing a higher …

9 Rules for the Best Homemade Pizza OF YOUR LIFE

The mastermind behind Pizzeria Beddia lets us in on his homemade pizza guidelines.<p>I didn’t start out as some formally trained chef guy. I brewed beer for a living until I was almost 30. Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? While I was working at a brewery outside Mito in Japan, I happened to eat the …

Recipes

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth While Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day With This Beer Bread Pudding

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day foods, you probably think of the following — corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and of course beer. We are here to introduce you to our new St. Patrick’s Day dessert dish — beer bread pudding with an Irish cream caramel. Yes — this is a dessert with beer …

Recipes

Empanada Dough Recipe

"This basic dough can be filled with Empanada Pork Filling, then fried or baked."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>1/2 teaspoon salt<p>1/3 cup white …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself

If you're feeling stressed, there are healthy ways to deal with your feelings.<p>If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

6 Ingredients or Less: 15 Surprisingly Simple Recipes

It's amazing how many delicious dishes you can make with only a handful of ingredients. From Mirin Glazed Salmon to Scottish Shortbread, these recipes will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time.<p><b>1. Mirin-Glazed Salmon</b><p>Adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella …

Recipes

The Simple Way to Give Difficult Feedback (Without Hurting Feelings)

Learn how to balance honesty with compassion for maximum impact<p>Whether you're a leader or a peer, part of your responsibility is to give people feedback. Having been raised in a culture that often dances around the truth and tiptoes near insecurities, you may lack the skills required to balance …

8 easy vegan bowls that'll add some color to your meals

We love trying new, healthy meals, so when we learned about vegan bowls, we had to look up some recipes! And there are actually *so* many vegan bowl …

Healthy Eating

15 Clever Ways To Eat Veggies Instead Of Starchy Carbs

The Only Email Template You Need to Get That Crucial Introduction

For an entrepreneur, connections are everything, and there's nothing more powerful for building those connections than a personal, warm introduction.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For an entrepreneur, connections are everything. There's nothing more powerful for …

Meal-Prep Your January With These Recipes

Ordering takeout is so easy, but it gets expensive and occasionally (probably more often than not) lands in the not-so-healthy category. This year we …

Breakfast

10 Must-have project management apps for entrepreneurs

Share23<p>Tweet<p>Share113<p>+16<p>Shares 142<p>Trying to manage a project without project management software can turn into a Godzilla-like apocalypse quickly. …

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones Are the Perfect Addition to Your Next Teatime

President Eisenhower was a huge fan of these "scotch pancakes."<p>Even if you can't afford to live like the British royal family (apparently, castles in the UK don't come cheap. Who knew?), you <i>can</i> afford to bake like them. In 1960, Queen Elizabeth II treated then-President Dwight Eisenhower and his …

Queen Elizabeth II

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …