Jeannie Nguyen

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12 Blog Monetization Strategies Used To Make $124,074

To become the kind of blogger that makes more money in one month than your parents did in an entire year, it takes more than just quality content.<p>It …

Why Spiritual Retreats Are A Waste Of Time

A few years ago I went on a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat near Lake Tahoe, California. For 10 days you are permitted from talking, reading, writing, working out and watching television. The only time you are allowed to speak is if you have a question for the meditation teacher or the …

Chefs Are Going Crazy for Black Garlic (and You Will, Too)

Funky black garlic has chefs practicing the dark arts.<p>Sure, it might look like garlic gone bad, but really it’s an ingredient we’re seeing at restaurants across the country. <b>Black garlic is made when heads of (regular ol’) garlic are aged under specialized conditions until the cloves turn inky black</b> …

San Francisco

10 Websites To Help You Become Smarter

With so much information within easy reach, we should all strive to become a little smarter. Here are some sites that will help you with that goal.

Reduction Redux: How to Simmer Your Way to a Silky, Spoonable Sauce

Here's how to go from "braising liquid" to homemade sauce perfection.<p>One of the simplest ways to add flavor—not to mention, a more impressive presentation—to your home cooking repertoire is to reduce braising liquid and pan drippings into lush, thick, spoon-coating sauces. It's a simple technique …

Recipes

Best Sandwiches in Los Angeles

Behold the sandwich—what began as an exercise in convenience has been elevated over the years to become one of mankind’s most delicious inventions. …

14 awesome gifts for the foodie in your life

We've put together a list of 15 gifts that are perfect for the foodie in your life, from the top cooking tools to cleverly curated subscription boxes packed with everything from international snacks to chocolate.<p>Whether you're looking for mouthwatering recipes, tasty treats, or the latest chef's …

20 thoughtful gift ideas for people who love to drink alcohol

Whether their preference is beer, wine or something a little harder, giving the gift of alcohol is great, yet usually short-lived.<p>Sure, everyone …

Alcohol

10 Videos That Will Make You Smarter for 2016 | Inc.com

As ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe explains, the most successful entrepreneurs tend to be supported by great mentors. Until you find one or two to work with, however, we've got you covered.<p>Our most-watched videos in 2015 feature some of the biggest names in business describing the secrets they've …

Entrepreneurship

Top 7 Gift Ideas For The Camping Obsessed - REI Co-op Journal

After checking your holiday shopping list, how many folks did you count who are camp-obsessed? You know who we’re talking about.<p>Always day dreaming …

Made in America

16 Unique Gift Ideas for Your Favorite Newbie Cook

Knowing your way around the kitchen comes in handy in more ways than one. In addition to being a life skill, cooking a great meal is the ultimate DIY trend of the moment. It’s also a fabulous date idea and a great excuse for farmers’ market trips, and provides endless material for your Instagram …

Kitchens

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4 things every new entrepreneur should splurge on

If you’re a new entrepreneur, you probably want to keep as much money in your pocket as possible. Starting a business of your own can be a financial strain, and when you’re just getting started, it’s natural to have fears about money.<p>There are investments you need to make as a startup — like design …

Entrepreneurship

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Books

Two Nobel Prize winners figured out the perfect salary for happiness

His work investigates how humanity's overall quality of life has surged in the past 100 years, thanks to global advancements of tech and healthcare, as well as Asia's incredible economic growth.<p>But he's also dug into the ways that Westerners relate to money. In a popular 2010 paper, he partnered …

Top 100 Branding Trends in October

The top October 2015 branding concepts feature many recognizable brands creating excitement for familiar or completely new products. Some of the best …

Apartment Therapy’s Maxwell Ryan shares 5 top design trends

Maxwell Ryan became an “apartment therapist” in 2001 to help clients in New York shape their spaces into comfortable and personal retreats. As he traveled by scooter to various boroughs, he found many people unhappy with their interior lives and looking for guidance as to how to achieve domestic …

Home Decorating

op Journal

After generations of sleeping outside, you tend to pick up a few tricks. Since 1938, REI employees and members have been creating and tuning pro tips …

Hacking

12 Kitchen Skills to Master Before You Turn 30

<b>Can you cut up a chicken or frost a cake? Sure, learning to cook is an ongoing process, but these are the techniques we think you should know and use now. Every day in the kitchen will be easier once you have these basic skills.</b><p>How to Cut Up a Whole Chicken<p>When you need chicken pieces, don't buy …

9 ways you're cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street's oldest steakhouse

And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse.<p>From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ.<p>Thanks to executive chef Billy Oliva, we're now hip to those secrets. Oliva oversees the kitchen at one of Wall Street's favorite …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

7 Summer Reads for the Curious Mind

Charles Scribner's Sons<p>Dover Publications, Inc.<p>Kurt Wolff Verlag, Leipzig<p>Charles Scribner's Sons<p>International Publishers<p>Cassell<p>Norton Critical Edition<p>…

A self-made millionaire who studied 1,200 wealthy people found they all have one — free — pastime in common

Since then, he's interviewed more than 1,200 of the world's wealthiest people over the past three decades and become a self-made millionaire himself.<p>In his research, he noticed a pastime the rich have in common: <b>They self-educate by reading.</b><p>"Walk into a wealthy person's home and one of the first …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …