Kimberly Ogata

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14 ways 20-somethings should invest their time to set themselves up for long-term success

It was good advice when Ben Franklin said it, and it's good advice now, no matter your age.<p>But your 20s are a particularly crucial time in life. Many call these the "formative" years, and the habits you form can carry you through the rest of your life.<p>So what's the best way to spend this time?<p>We …

Self-improvement

The Best Latke Recipe. Ever. Thank You, Julia Child.

<i>Julie Child's potato galette. Photo by Renee Comet for Fig Tree & Vine.</i><p>I've been collecting latke recipes for many years. Most of those described as "traditional" require numerous ingredients -- onions, eggs, flour etc. -- and impose complicated tasks on the cook: potatoes must be grated, then …

Latkes

Everyone loves an a**hole: Science explains our attraction to creeps and deviants

Always falling for the wrong guy or gal? New research suggests it may actually be a part of the human condition<p>Are you a nice, well-rounded person, yet can’t seem to hit it off with the opposite sex? Maybe you need to embrace your dark side, according to a new study that shows people with certain …

Psychology

Make Your Own Mozzarella

Cheesemaking made simple<p>It may sound daunting, but making your own cheese is not that hard. Soft cheeses are the best introduction to cheesemaking, …

The Only Vegan and Gluten-Free Dish You'll Need To Survive Winter

Food and eating has and always will be special and unifying to my family. There is no doubt about it, the kitchen is by far the most important room in my parents' home. They are forever hosting and it doesn't matter if you stop by for a few minutes or a few hours, you won't be allowed to leave …

Onions

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

11 Things Ultra-Productive People Do Differently

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge--there are only 24 hours in a day.<p>Yet some people seem to have twice the time; they have an uncanny ability to get things done. Even when juggling multiple projects, they reach their goals without fail.<p><i>Time is really the only capital</i> …

Time Management

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than Running

10 Calorie-Burning Exercises More Effective Than RunningCANOTTIERI CEREA, TURIN, ITALY - 2015/11/08: The Olympic gold medallist Mahe Drysdale (NZ) in …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

Simple Techniques You Can Use to Manage Stress | Inc.com

It is important to understand that mental health runs along a continuum. Everyone is on this continuum in terms of mental wellness to mental illness. What is interesting is that you can be perfectly fine while reading this very article, but you can receive news that can cause you to plummet and …

Mental Health

10 Common Mistakes That Prevent You From Being Happy and Healthy Today, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

Happiness

I Love

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‘I love my partner, but I’m not in love anymore’

As a relationship counsellor, this is a comment I have heard many times in a variety of ways. In my new book, <i>The Relate Experience</i>, which includes …

Relationships

The 20 best breakfast recipes: part 4

Vivek Singh’s masala omelette<p>This is quite simply my kind of soul food. I remember taking masala omelette and bread in my lunch box pretty much every day of my 10-odd years of school. I don’t care if it’s cooked too much or soft, whether cold or hot, I can have a masala omelette any day of the …

Breakfast

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

TED Talks

Your smartphone's camera is about to challenge the DSLR

The smartphone camera is one of the of the most important features for users these days, but they still lag behind professional grade cameras. …

Phones

How Women Can Show Passion at Work Without Seeming “Emotional”

One of our coaching clients, a VP at a consumer products company, was abruptly silenced when she tried to make a point at a recent executive committee meeting. The problem? She was passionate — and it didn’t go over well.<p>Sales at the organization had plummeted, and the group was discussing the …

Emotional Intelligence

Your Procrastination is Not a Matter of Laziness–it’s Fear

Emily sells computer training for a large company. She sits at her desk in her cubicle and stares at the telephone. She knows she should be making …

Procrastination

Hot Beauty Secret: Korean Skin Care

From Budget Fashion Blog - Budget Fashionista helps you look your best for less!The tale of European beauty products is one almost as old as time, …

Skin Care

How Your To-Do List is Killing Your Productivity

If you’re anything like me, your to-do list is a mix of meaningless words (I’m not quite sure what I meant by a task simply labeled, “pinball”) and …

Time Management

11 Books From The Past 5 Years That Are Worth Reading For Every Woman

Thousands of books are published every year. You enter a bookstore and you can surely get lost in all this variety. If you love to read, I bet you …

How The Avengers Will Change In Marvel's Phase Four

If you’ve read more than one Avengers comic book, you know that the superhero team’s lineup is never the same. Every couple of years (or even every …

Marvel Universe

Learning the lost art of cursive writing

With a pencil still in hand, eight-year-old Mitchell Cait-Goldenthal takes a break from the handwriting exercise he’s working on to explain why it’s important to have good penmanship.<p>“When you’re older, if your writing is sloppy for something really important – like if you’re playing Major League …

Calligraphy

7 Skills You Must Learn to Reach Your Full Potential (And Where to Learn Them)

The stepping stone from where you are today to where you want to be is simple:<b> learning more skills.</b>If we compare the differences between the people …

Self-improvement

16 Trader Joe's Foods You Need To Discover (And Then Hoard)

You're already going to Trader Joe's for the cookie butter, and most of us swear by Two Buck Chuck (which is now actually $3 at most locations).<p>But there are many, <i>many</i> Trader Joe's finds that you're not paying enough attention to ... unless you're a brilliant shopper, that is.<p>We asked a handful of …

Food

6 Mental Habits That Will Wear You Down

Do you struggle with self-doubt and self-defeating habits?<p>Do you want to feel more confident about yourself and what you have to offer?<p>Do you focus …

Psychology