Darren Barrett

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The 7 Main Elements of Happiness and How To Use Them All | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You know, I think happiness has become a complicated game thanks to the self-help world. As much there are people, books, guides, articles, blogs and …

Happiness

Everything You Need To Know About Meditation

<i>By Jancee Dunn</i><p>"It'll change your life!" my trendier friends say. For the past year, they have been urging me to meditate. "Not my thing," I answer. I'm not good at Zen -- I'm good at running late to an appointment as I fire off five texts. But after a particularly chaotic week in which I reeled …

Qi Gong - Promoting Health Through Life Energies

As the efforts to diminish access to supplements and herbs in Europe and America increase, don’t forget that you can still take charge of your health …

Mini toad-in-the-holes

BBC Good Food magazine food editor Barney adapts this classic sausage recipe to cook with his daughter Maisie<p>Ingredients<p>24 uncooked cocktail …

BBQ Leg of Lamb with Spicy Jam Glaze | DJ BBQ

Herb-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Put beef on a sheet of plastic wrap; rub with oil. Sprinkle with salt; rub with mustard, then season with pepper, rosemary, and thyme. Wrap in …

Cocktail of the week: Ol' Blue Eyes, The Savoy

The Savoy's Beaufort Bar serves this Frank Sinatra-inspired tipple<p>Legendary performer Frank Sinatra had love affairs with some of the most desirable women of his day, from Ava Gardner to Marilyn Monroe. But when he died in 1998, it was a bottle of Jack Daniel's he wanted to be buried with.<p>It’s no …

Inventions

How To Finely Chop An Onion - Gordon Ramsay

In Praise of the Nightcap

One more drink tonight? One more drink tonight.<p><i>Published in the Esquire's Fall 2013 Big Black Book</i><p><b>It's been a long evening.</b> You've already had a preprandial cocktail, three glasses of tempranillo, an espresso, maybe even an old Armagnac or a splash of the malt. You could go home. But the company is …

Cod baked in a bag with orange, thyme and asparagus recipe

Orange, thyme and asparagus liven up this juicy cod recipe.<p>This is one of the easiest ways of cooking fish and, as long as you don’t overcook it, will produce a juicy, steaming plateful. The combination of orange, thyme and asparagus is sensational.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>600g/1lb 6oz skinless cod fillet, cut into …

Soft-boiled eggs by @alasully

20 best recipes from Nigel Slater's books: part 4

broad beans, herbs, bacon and its fat<p>Enough for 2<b><br>shelled broad beans</b> 250g<b><br>spring onions</b> 6<b><br>dill</b> a small bunch<b><br>mint</b> a small bunch<b><br>white wine vinegar</b> 2 tbsp<b><br>olive oil</b><b><br>smoked back bacon</b> 4 rashers<p>Cook the broad beans in a deep pan of lightly salted boiling water. They should be tender in 4 or 5 minutes. Cool …

Wine tasting notes: Italian whites from Campania

White wines from Italy's Campania region are full of poise and elegance<p><b>2012 Falanghina del Sannio, Janare £6.95, Wine Society</b><p>The surprise is that a warm area in Italy’s south can produce whites of such poise and elegance. Generally the key is the cooler temperatures that altitude brings. Here in …

Wine Tasting

Grilled Lobster with Bloody Mary Linguine - Gordon Ramsay

Cocktail of the week: Pot and Ketel

Hoxton bar Nightjar's inventive vodka cocktail is served in a copper teapot with a "dry ice" steam effect<p>We tend to associate vodka with fur-hatted Russians sipping tiny glasses amid ice and snow, but this beautifully clear spirit is in fact made all over the globe. Tucked away in the picturesque …

Cranberry Cocktail Recipe Transforms the Traditional Margarita

Incorporate a little Thanksgiving flair and transform your traditional margarita vibe. Fall is such a wonderful season of opportunity, don’t you agree?<p><i>Welcome to our cocktail series, “The Happy Hour.” It’s Friday afternoon. Make yourself a drink.</i><p>Don’t think that just because the weather is turning …

4 Ways to Save Your Shoulders

How Chris Hemsworth Got His Core Thor Strong for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’<p>Move of the Month: The Plank Drag<p>The Best Workout for Surfers<p>Could a Joint …

Five Ridiculously Easy Tequila Recipes

Cool Collaboration: Billy Reid + Coach

Watching the women in your life obsess over the latest handbag season after season makes you wonder: Do guys’ wallets and accessories ever get a …

Recipe: Roasted Halibut

Searching for a solid way to make fish a staple in your diet? Halibut, a meaty yet mild fish, is the perfect addition to your lineup of late-summer …

It's About More Than Miles

The 2013 ING New York City Marathon is 33 days away, and I’m finally getting in the zone. It’s about time. As I wrote in my last post, I had a late …

Four Best Bluetooth Speakers

Are Bed-Time Carbs Bad?

<b>Q:</b> <i>Are carbohydrates bad to eat before bed?</i><p><b>A:</b> Across the fitness and nutrition spectrum, carbohydrates have been demonized as instigators of weight …

Ten Triathlons Worth Training For

2 Key Tips For Growing a Beard

So you’ve decided to quit your life as a baby-faced All-American type (or New York Yankee) and grow a beard. Congrats. (No, really: Beards make guys …

October 2013 Style Breakthroughs

Wednesday Watch: Caravelle New York

While most of us use our phone, computer, or cable box to tell time these days, there’s still nothing like a great watch to compliment your outfit. …

How to Wear Oxford Shoes

Shoes say a lot about a guy. A quality, polished pair is a good indication that you take pride in your appearance, while kicking around in old …

The Best Ways to Curb Hunger and Lose Weight Faster

Whether you’re already in the trenches of dropping those unwanted pounds or just getting around to your New Year’s weight-loss resolution, you’ve …