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20 Instant Pot Meals You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

Think about all the things you can do in 20 minutes: Get a manicure, grab a cup of coffee from that nice place down the street, and drive to work (if …

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21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

18 Amazing Tricks Only Netflix Pros Know

Spend a good portion of your free time cuddled up in front of Netflix? Hey, us too! You'd think all those minutes in front of the screen would …

Scientists Have Found Out Why You're Chronically Late

Forget traffic, blame your personality.<p>Anyone can be late a handful of times, sure, but to be the person who's always five minutes late (at the …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

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The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make With The Pressure Cooker Feature

No matter how hard you fight it, an Instant Pot is almost certainly going to weasel its way into your life at some point.<p>The New York Times has written about it as “The Kitchen Gadget That Spawned A Religion.” Devotees of the appliance have branded themselves as “Potheads.” And almost more …

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10 Instant Pot appetizers for New Year's Eve

Get your party prep done quicker with these recipes.<p>The Instant Pot, a popular brand of electric slow cooker, keeps growing in popularity. It takes …

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Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Pancakes

Christmas Morning Pancakes<p>Serves 4 to 6; makes about 20 (3-inch pancakes) and 1/2 cup orange-honey butter<p><i>For the pancakes:</i> <br>2 cups milk, warm to the …

Breakfast

Galaxy S8 owners: here's how to get the Galaxy Note 8's Live Message feature

Apart from the dual camera system and improved S Pen features, one of the Galaxy Note 8‘s more notable features is Live Message, which lets you draw on a picture you took and send it to anyone you want. Samsung emphasized the feature during the Galaxy Note 8’s Unpacked event, but with a little bit …

Electronics Industry

Greek Feta and Cucumber Salad

Slice cucumbers as thinly as you can. A mandoline or vegetable slicer will make quick work of it.<p>Toss together the cucumbers and a large pinch of …

Microwave Prep Breakfast Sandwiches Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 5 sandwiches<p>2 sausage patties<br>• 2 slices ham, quartered<br>• 5 eggs<br>• 1 splash milk<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to taste<br>• 2 bacons, sliced in half width-wise<br>• 5 english muffins, halved<br>• 5 slices cheddar cheese<br>• fresh spinach<p>Preparation<p>On a large plate, arrange the sausage and the ham in a circle, then place a …

Breakfast

Shrimp is America’s favorite seafood. Here are 7 guilt-free ways to cook it.

It seems you had shrimp (and maybe slow cookers) on your minds last month. The most-viewed online recipe in February was an archive favorite: Slow-Cooker Garlicky Shrimp. And no wonder — this method is an easy, hands-off approach to ensure the seafood is perfectly cooked.<p>(The rest of the month's …

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Best Holiday Cookies 2016: 10 Recipes To Make For A Christmas Party

Around the holidays, cookie parties are a very real event. This is the time where people lace up the aprons and set to work to attempt to bake the …

Keep it simple with this 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe

Why clutter pasta with sauces and too many add-ins? Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. A little fresh cracked pepper and grated cheese is all it takes to turn basic noodles into a tempting dish. Dinner is ready in minutes.<p><b>SPAGHETTI WITH CRUSHED BLACK PEPPER AND PECORINO</b><p>Total time: About 25 …

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Immune System

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Happiness

Jimmy Kimmel John Krasinski prank war

John Krasinski and Jimmy Kimmel’s annual Christmas prank war has seen the two friends trade surprises back and forth each year, but Krasinski hoped …

How to dress like a coke-dealing cartel leader

“Power is measured by the gram.” That is the punchy tagline of new Netflix original <i>Narcos.</i> Planted at the height of Colombia cocaine-trafficking to Miami in the 70s, <i>Narcos</i> hoovers up the history behind notorious cartel leader Pablo Escobar and his international dealings. The drugs, the girls, and …

9 Clever Self-Tanning Tips You've Never Heard

Where would we be without the beauty godsend that is self-tanner? Pale, pasty, and possibly sickly-looking, that's for sure. But like many beauty products, self-tanner can be a double-edged sword: Those skilled in application can achieve golden goddess status with one sweep of a self-tanning mitt, …

Skin Care

Do you see it? Optical illusion makes pretty woman appear on blank canvas

An optical illusion makes participants see a woman with brunette hair after simply staring at a person’s nose for 15 seconds<p>A new optical illusion has surfaced online and it’s much creepier than ‘the dress’.<p>A negative image of a woman’s face appears on one side of the image and an off-white blank …

23 Mexican Breakfasts That'll Make Every Morning A Freakin' Fiesta

Lexi Bites, Boulder Locavore, Gimme Some Oven, A Duck's Oven, Kitchen Nostalgia, Gringalicious<p>Good news: You can eat Mexican food for every meal. Tacos, burritos and enchiladas are all viable breakfast options. Quite often, all it takes is throwing an egg on top.<p>But there <i>are</i> more advanced methods …

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7 Essential Chicken, Plus Marinade, Recipes for Summer

Chicken is the bird of summer. It’s relatively healthy, grills up fast, and changes its character, depending on what you marinate it with, and how …

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10 Mouth-Watering Recipes to Kick Off Grilling Season

Fire up the grill this weekend and impress your friends with these crowd-pleasing, easy recipes. They're sure to become your go-to favorites of the summer!<p><b>1. Juicy Steakhouse Burgers</b><p>These burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. <b>GET THE</b> …

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Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Garlic-Buttered Pasta Recipe

4.5 10 11<p>Garlic-Buttered Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>4.5 10 11<p>This pasta goes nicely with any entree. Guests always leave a spot for it on …

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