Kathryn Sobotka

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Spending 10 days in absolute silence changed the way I think, act, and work

<i>In this opinion piece, Payal Sheth, a global marketing manager at the Boston Consulting Group, explains how an ancient meditation technique helped change the way she thinks and engages with people.</i><p>Yes, you read that right. Silent meditation.<p>One might ask: Isn't it obvious that you are almost always …

Meditation

Seriously, This Is What the Healthiest Eaters Do Before 7 A.M. Every Day

As the year continues to surge forward (can you believe it's almost July already?), it's safe to say we're all feeling the effects of a very busy …

10 Trusted Decorating Tips from a Prop Stylist That You Can Use at Home

The beautiful spaces in glossy magazines and on interior design-related websites — and even trending on Instagram — can often be the places where our …

Only Joanna Gaines Could Convert a Garage Into a Dream Kitchen

Few people can walk into an ugly garage and visualize a rustic open-concept kitchen that spills out into a chateau-inspired living room — but Joanna Gaines is one of those people. In <b>Fixer Upper</b>'s recently aired episode 14 of season four, featuring the Ignacio family, she does just that, making the …

How We Got Free Business Class Flights Worth $54,000

Getting free or nearly free air tickets is something that's much desired by everyone, but how do you get your hands on those? You can win a raffle, …

11 Ways Successful People Deal With People They Don't Like

Everyone has to interact with someone they don't get along with every once in a while, so be prepared the next time it happens to you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s inevitable that you’ll encounter people with whom you disagree. There are some people you instantly …

Self-help

10 ways smart people handle negative people

Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people's buttons.<p>Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all, stress.<p><b>Related: 10 Habits of Unlikable</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

The Secret to Kitchens & Bathrooms That Will Never Go Out of Style

As Nancy pointed out recently, there are some kitchen design choices that never go out of style — retro SMEG fridges and farmhouse sinks fall firmly …

Kitchens

11 clean eating Instagram accounts you definitely should be following

We look to Instagram for almost everything these days. Fitness motivation, fashion news, makeup ideas, what’s going with our loved ones — it’s the …

How to Eat Better—Not Less

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.<p>How do you move forward?<p>If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly …

Self-improvement

5 Ways To Immediately Snap Yourself Out Of A Bad Mood

Bad moods are part of the human experience.<p>We've all experienced them, and sometimes, we may not know why they come up or how they happen.<p>Bad moods …

Two Words That Make You Instantly Irresistible According To Dave Kerpen

What are some quick ways you can get people to like you and to trust you?<p>So much about life and relationships is about building trust. We do business with people we trust. We help people we trust. We go out of our way for people we trust. But how do you build trust with someone you’re meeting for …

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

What you must (and must not) do if you wake up in the middle of the night

This is how to break the frustrating cycle...<p>Do you ever find yourself regularly waking-up in the middle of the night and manically wondering how to …

This One Change Will Help You Lose Weight (It Has Nothing To Do With Food)

Eating can be a fight between what you crave and what you know is going to nourish you. And all too often they're not the same foods. Choosing our …

Eating

Want to Be Happy? Stop Doing These 10 Things.

A few small adjustments to your outlook could be the key to happiness.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, the Journal of Happiness Studies published research by Michael Minkov and Michael Harris Bond that claims happiness has a genetic component -- some people …

Happiness

Slow Cooker Baked Oatmeal with Bananas and Nuts

Layered like a strata in the slow cooker, this irresistible oatmeal is loaded up with bananas, pecans, raisins, applesauce, and brown sugar, but it …

Want to Be Genuinely Likable and Charismatic? Do Any One of These 12 Things

Each is simple...but not always easy. Which is exactly how it should be.<p>Who do you want to work with? The people you like. Who are you more willing to help? The people you like. Who are you more likely to go out of your way to mentor, encourage, and support? The people you like. And on a strictly …

Be Happier By Changing Your Mind, Not Your Life

You don't need to change your life to be happier, but you might need to change your thinking.<p>I was in downward dog the other day, in the most Zen place a person can find in New York City, a yoga studio. As the teacher rattled on about the importance of being present and the benefits of acceptance, …

Review: Villa Ružmarin - On The Edge Of The Mediterranean

Name: Villa Ružmarin<p>Location: Croatia<p>Stunning architecture, amazing wine, sandy beaches and hidden rocky coves with sapphire blue waters, what’s not …

European Travel

12 Top Tips for Booking a Cheap Flight

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: My travel motto? <b>The more you save, the more you can travel.</b> But where to start, when looking for options for budget …

Air Travel

Online Decorator Makeover: We Tried 3 Internet Design Services to Decorate this Rental

Vijay Nathan—Product Manager for Apartment Therapy Media—and his wife Anita moved into their rental loft in Philadelphia last year, bringing along …

Dining Rooms

10 Best Floorings For Your Rustic Kitchen

Rustic decor might be the most satisfying style of decorating to pursue in the home. You get to take your inspiration from the outdoors and bring in …

Rustic

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

Pick the Perfect Paint Sheen for Every Room

There's a lot more to choosing an interior paint than picking a color. You have to consider the hues of the furniture and flooring, and the amount of …

Quartz vs Granite Countertops : Which is More Popular?

It seems like just yesterday I was bemoaning the ubiquity of granite, hoping and praying it would go the way of the dodo bird and I'd never have to …

Home Improvement

16 Hearty Stew Recipes to Ride Out the Winter

This time of year, few things are as satisfying as a rich, hearty stew. We've got plenty of dishes to keep you going until spring, from paprika-scented Hungarian goulash and Tuscan bean, bread, and vegetable stew to meaty <i>carne adovada</i> and chicken stews that come together in just half an hour in the …

The Recipes To Help You Get In On The Sweet Potato Toast Trend

Give in to a new morning toast.<p>Sweet potato toast started making the rounds last year. And while we were excited about this healthy breakfast alternative, we didn’t put stock into this trend sticking around. How could sweet potato toast possibly compete with avocado toast, we wondered?<p>Boy were we …