Eric Varela

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This Is the Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Corn On The Cob

How to motivate older kids without using rewards, punishment or fear. (No, really.)

Bo Burnham’s movie “Eighth Grade” brilliantly captures the challenges facing tweens and teens. Kids at that age are experiencing a complicated and often awkward time of self-discovery and growth<i>.</i> They are concerned with their identity and sense of self, yet much of what they see and experience can …

High School

Our 10 Favorite Healthy Family Dinners

The best healthy dinners for families are the ones that require just a few ingredients (ideally most of them vegetables!) and minimal equipment, and …

Cooking

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

The 10 Most Weight-Loss-Friendly Foods on The Planet

Many foods, such as soy, berries and avocados, have jumped to nutritional stardom over the last few decades. Their popularity has come about thanks to the term ‘superfood’. Superfoods are constantly being talked about in the media, with the word now universally understood to mean extra-healthy. As …

Nutrition

You Can Lose Weight By Eating More, Study Shows — But Only the Right Kinds of Food

If you're wondering how to lose weight without dieting or eating less food, we have some good news for you: Recent research from the University of …

Nutrition

The Best Coffee Beans You Can Buy, According to Award-Winning Baristas

Because great coffee requires great beans.<p>Pssst. You — yes you. The exhausted dad fumbling around the coffee maker. We get it: at certain time in the …

Coffee

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

6 Apps That Actually Make It Fun to Save Money

Seriously.<p>You know you should save, just like you know you should go to the dentist. That doesn’t mean you’re going to like it. Too many financial …

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

An essential part of being a good mentor is asking the right questions. Here’s a cheat sheet to get you started.<p>It’s hard to deny that good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. …

Let's All CTFD About Kids And Masturbation

The day I couldn’t find our household jar of Vaseline, I knew. Suspicions were confirmed when the missing jar showed up empty in the teenager’s …

Sharpen Your Critical Thinking Skills With These 14 Leadership Practices

Ask any leader if they value the skill of critical thinking and you’ll see them immediately morph into a bobble-head-like caricature of themselves, vigorously nodding up and down as if their neck was a well-oiled spring attached to their shoulders. “Oh, yeah,” they’ll say, “it’s valued, a lot.”<p>Then …

Leadership

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

Why the U.S. Is Back in Business With 'Good' Authoritarians

From Eastern Europe to Southeast Asia, the U.S. increasingly finds itself working with some illiberal regimes in order to contain others. Consider:<p>Vietnam, an authoritarian, one-party state, recently hosted a U.S. aircraft carrier for the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, continuing a …

12 Air Fryer Recipes that Turn Fast Food Favorites into Healthy Meals

Move over Instant Pot—there’s a new kitchen gadget taking the Internet by storm. Meet the Air Fryer: a device that helps you make deep-fried …

7 Brain and Body Supplements for Limitless Performance

Take your business game to the next level by improving cognitive performance and enhancing your body's natural chemistry.<p>Even the finest margins can have a massive impact on peak performance and general levels of well-being and success. Whether it's pushing yourself physically or mentally, there …

Is a six-figure salary bad for your health?

"I haven't had a manicure for three years, but I'm down to a healthy size 12, I book yoga into my schedule three times a week and I see my dad twice …

5 Parenting Lessons That Will Make You a Better Leader

Being a great leader is a lot like being a parent to smart, capable adults.<p>I have been a parent for approximately 11 days, so I am clearly not an expert in this field. This is the ultimate learn-as-you-go job, where something that worked one day may or may not work the next. What seems logical and …

7 TED Talks you should watch if you want to be an entrepreneur

Four simple words that sum up the value of TED Talks.<p>We love these quick, easy-to-digest videos with just the right amount of important information to entertain and educate in just a few minutes.<p>It's free, high-quality wisdom from industry leaders — what's not to love?<p>Below are the top seven videos …

TED Talks

Are You Ready for the Office of the Future? A Look at How the Workplace Has Evolved Over Generations

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately on "The Office of the Future" -- what it will look like, how will it be different than the traditional office, will there still be an appetite for cubicles? These, of course, are all great questions if you work in an office or have in the past.<p>As an …

The 5 People Every Entrepreneur Needs on their Team

You build a team not because you cannot succeed on your own, but because you can do more with the help of others.<p>Too many entrepreneurs and leaders suffer from Lone Wolf Syndrome. They do everything on their own with little support, making their attempts to excel harder than they have to be. You …