Jeremiah Atkinson

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One Trick to Getting More Done In Less Time

How can we get more work done in less time, maximize our creativity, and be happier while we’re doing it?<p>This was the mission of a crash course in …

Time Management

Six ways to work less but get more done

Everyone shares the same 24 hours in a day and yet some entrepreneurs simply get more done than others. Is it just a case of some people work harder than others?<p>We've all heard the saying, "work smarter, not harder," but many successful entrepreneurs have come to realize that productivity is part …

Time Management

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People think of the crock pot as a winter thing…stews, hearty main courses, warm comfort foods to stave off cold weather.<p>But the trusted crock pot is …

Cooking

Tuna and Chargrilled Pineapple Tacos

Place tuna in shallow bowl, dress with the olive oil, smoked paprika and ground cumin. Set aside.<p>Meanwhile, preheat a grill pan over very high …

Revel in Cane Rosso’s Bad Hombre Pizza, Full of Barbecue and Queso

Everyone remembers the "bad hombres" Donald Trump warned us about during the final debate earlier this month. <b>Cane Rosso</b> sure does, and the restaurant used the Republican presidential nominee’s phrase as inspiration for a new pizza special in true Austin fashion.<p>The Bad Hombre is loaded with brisket …

Mexico

Who owns America's debt?

Donald Trump says he can "make a deal" on America's debt.<p>Last week, he implied that he could negotiate with America's creditors to get them to accept a lower rate of repayment, such as 85 cents for every dollar.<p>It sounds shrewd, until you think about who would get hurt under this scenario. Who …

Economics

11 Ways To Make Potatoes Even More Delicious

This post is proof that I not only like potatoes, I LOVE them! Give me all the starch I can get, because calories don't count when they come in the form of tater tots, or potato chip brownies. Right? Check out all the ways on <b>The Chic Site</b> I've managed to turn a potato, or five, into a full course …

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9 Best Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Chilly Nights

These set-it-and-forget-it recipes cook themselves while you're off having a life. And at the end of the day, dinner is ready when you are. Ain't …

Cooking

16 Fancy Slow Cooker Appetizers to Wow Guests at Your Awards Show Party

Prepping for an awards show party is no easy feat. From all of the themed DIY Golden Globe party decorating to printing out ballots (because <i>obviously</i> you and your friends will be guessing who’ll take home the gold), when exactly are you supposed to put together a fabulous menu? Take some of the …

Cooking

11 Slow Cooker Recipes That Will Save You Money In The New Year

The New Year is an ideal time to reset your budget and get creative with ways to save money. By utilizing your trusty slow cooker, you'll get more bang for your buck, ultimately saving time and money in the short-and long-term. Not to mention, the delicious possibilities to experiment with from …

Cooking

8 Smart Ways to Boost Your Home Value

A modern kitchen and open floor plan can turn your family home into a hot property.<p>When Alec and Jennifer Harmes spent $264,900 for their first home …

Home Improvement

12 Nutritionists Share the Top Tips They Give to Clients Trying to Lose Weight | Women's Health

<b>Be Nice to Yourself</b> <br>“Talk to yourself as if you were talking to a friend. All too often we revert to negative self-talk, especially when it comes to our bodies. ‘You look so fat in that' might pop into your head when you talk to yourself, but you would never use such harsh words to someone dear to …

Why It's Okay to Skip Breakfast

Do you want to turn your body into a fat-burning machine? Skipping breakfast could be the answer.<p>While our physiology is largely geared to a feast-and-famine pattern of energy intake, characteristic of our hunter-gatherer homo sapiens ancestors, we live in a modern world where food is abundant and …

Wellness

The Isle of Sark -- Europe's Last Medieval Feudal State Is a Stone's Throw From Normandy

You're right off the coast of Normandy, a speck of land in the cold waters of the Channel between France and England. A mere 25 miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of France, and 80 miles south of the British coast. A steep-sided and car-free paradise.<p><b>The Isle of Sark</b> is one of the few remaining …

Brined Fresh Ham

To brine the pork:<p>Combine all of the ingredients in a large container. Submerse the ham in the brine and let it hang out for 3 days in the …

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Should You Brine Your Turkey Or Not?

The standard turkey can be a tough bird to crack.<p>At face value, it's a dry, bland, huge thing to cook -- getting one to come out of the oven with all of its white and dark meat evenly roasted, juicy and flavorful is a lot harder than it sounds.<p>That's why many people rely on brining, or soaking meat …

Cooking

20 Easy Ways to Lose Weight

Sneaky calorie bombs are hiding everywhere, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer scale creep. “You’re still in control of your eating,” says Keri …

Nutrition

Set It And Forget Slow Cooker Apple Butter

I am a lover of all things fall - from the leaves and pumpkins to cozy sweaters and Ugg boots, I adore it all - especially apple season.<p>A neighboring city hosts an Apple Butter Festival every October. It's full of holiday crafts, historical reenactments, and of course amazing food. Although I love …

Slow Cookers

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

British Columbia

This 1 Pot Chili Mac N’ Cheese Is Gonna Be Your New Fave Dinner

Okay, we admit it: We’ve fallen into the “let’s do something a little bit different with our favorite comfort food” trap. But now that we’re here, we don’t ever want to leave. In this amazing dish, piles of pasta and cheese are taken to a whole new level with ground beef, spices, kidney beans and …

Onions

The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism. It’s the set of life-sustaining chemical transformations within the cells of living organisms. It’s such a big concept that it’s …

Smoking Hot This Year: Beer-Can Burgers

<i>Photo by Rob Baas.</i><p>"Every few years, a dish or two comes along that captures the fancy and taste of a generation. Typically, it's a dish that most people had never heard of one year, then couldn't seem to live without the next." I wrote these words in the preface to <i>Beer-Can Chicken</i> (Workman, 2002), …

World's Best Mac and Cheese

It's a bold claim, but this mac n' cheese from Kurt Beecher Dammeier's Pure Flavor cookbook might be the world's best.

Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe

4.5 50 48<p>Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home<p>4.5 50 48<p>People have a hard time believing this homey and hearty casserole uses …

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9 Delicious Macaroni and Cheese Recipes

Creamy mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Here are some fun and inventive twists on this old favorite

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup<p>Prep time<p>20 mins<p>Cook time<p>4 hours<p>Total time<p>4 hours 20 mins<p>All of the amazing flavors of a classic cheeseburger wrapped up …

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