Kira Becker

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7 High-Protein Coffee Shakes That Will Make Any Morning Better

You’re running late and know that breakfast will take too long to put together. So you just grab a cup of coffee and hit the road. Sure, you’ll get …

Healthy Eating

The simple trick to making veggies deliciously flavorful

Gaz Oakley worked in professional kitchens for years before giving up meat. “I went vegan overnight after watching a speech by an activist called …

This Beautiful Trend Has Everything to Do With Doing Nothing

For years, well-intentioned renovators have been painting over wood trim of all kinds. White trim was good, or ever colored trim or even black. But …

Woodworking

The Best Workout to Do When You're Really Sore

Whether it’s from sitting all day at the office, a grueling workout routine, or all of the above, most of us have plenty of aches and pains. Luckily, …

Exercise

Download These 6 Fitness Apps That Help You Train Like a Celeb

Who needs the gym when you have your phone?<p>We might not have Karlie Kloss's fitness instructor on speed dial, but this has got to be the next best …

Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean to Him

<i>Michiko Kakutani, the chief book critic for The New York Times, interviewed President Obama about literature on Friday at the White House. Here are excerpts from the conversation, which have been edited and condensed.</i><p><b>These books that you gave to your daughter Malia</b> <b>on the Kindle,</b> <b>what were they? S</b><b>ome</b> …

Books

How to make those amazing garlic-shallot butter mushrooms from Craft Los Angeles

When it comes to mushroom recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this: a blend of mushrooms — crimini, shiitake, oyster, trumpet royale and maitake — sautéed in a garlic-shallot butter and tossed with chopped fresh herbs. Simple, perhaps, but the flavor is rich and earthy, with plenty of garlic …

Alex Olson: American Artist

Eyes on American visual artist Alex Olson.Currently represented by Laura Bartlett Gallery, Alex Olson is an American painter who lives and works in …

Art

31 January Recipes for a Healthy Start to the New Year

January: The notorious month of New Year’s resolution is officially here! Though you can obviously plan healthy meals for every month of the year, we’re betting that eating healthy in January tops your list of priorities. If you’re trying to eat clean this month, it can be hard to know where to …

Healthy Eating

The Best Career Advice of 2016

Every day at Fortune, influential leaders, entrepreneurs, and Fortune 500 executives offer valuable insight from their experiences navigating the …

Careers

How to get an hour's exercise every day - even when you work in an office

You’re reading this at your desk. You are slumped, as usual, over your keyboard. Your hand rests heavily on your mouse. Occasionally you twitch it to open a new tab or email.<p>The only other movement you make is the flickering of your eyes from webpage to webpage. And now, you learn, clicking on a …

40 Cheapest Countries to Travel to on $30 a Day or Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found that I often spend less when I travel than when I spend a month at home in the US. When …

25 Profound Quotes From The Dalai Lama That Will Make You Rethink Life, Love and Happiness

The spiritual leader of Tibet and widely seen as the human embodiment of peace and love, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama is a powerful example to …

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 01.01.17

Happy Almost 2017!<p>Anyone else here feel like the year zoomed right by like a pronghorn antelope slash gazelle-like creature? Cause I certainly do. …

Vegan

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

Workouts

11 simple tips for being more productive that don't feel like work

You went out with friends last night, which seemed like a brilliant idea in the moment and quickly escalated to a wildly good time, but now you're paying the price to productivity.<p>You're utterly exhausted due in part to dehydration and largely attributed to lack of sleep, you can't quite satisfy …

Time Management

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Mindfulness

Lessons in Leadership: The Best (and Worst) Business Stories of 2016 | Inc.com

As the year draws to a close, I thought it'd be great to take a look back at the good, the bad, and the ugly from some of the stories that resonated most with readers this year.<p>So, here they are: 7 leadership lessons taken from the top business stories of 2016:<p>1. Real leaders build up, rather than …

Leadership

How to unsend your last Gmail message

We’ve all sent an email that we immediately regretted sending. Maybe you broke up with someone rashly. Maybe you told your boss what’s what, only to …

10 Must-have apps that travellers shouldn’t live without

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 33<p>There’s an app for just about everything, whether it’s finding the perfect vacation, accessing an easy transit guide …

8 Trends That Are Going to Be Huge in 2017

This year was a fun year if you care about trends. There were backless loafers, off-the-shoulder tops, athleisure, woven bags, bomber jackets, …

Protein hype: shoppers flushing money down the toilet, say experts

Consumers fuelling demand for high-protein products unlikely to see any benefits as people already eat more protein than they need, say dietitians<p>The UK’s rocketing demand for high-protein products is being fuelled by consumers buying foods unlikely to deliver the benefits they are seeking, experts …

Nutrition

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

The Brain

The best 7 tricks for sleeping on planes

People have different priorities when they fly. When you're flying solo, and don't have a companion at 30,000 feet, sometimes sleep is the best activity.<p>But getting rest in the sky can be difficult with increasinly cramped seats, not to mention unruly seatmates.<p>If you don’t want to spend the two …

Wellness

The Number One Cause of Suffering According to Buddhism (and What You Can Do About it)

Ever heard of the four noble truths of Buddhism? If you haven’t, it’s basically the four principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. They are:<p>…

No More Athleisure, Brick And Mortar, Made in China? How Fashion Will Change In 2017

The tectonic plates of the fashion world are moving. Here are four shifts to expect next year.<p>Change is afoot in the fashion industry.<p>We’ve already seen glimpses of how the tectonic plates in the fashion world are moving. In one of our best-read fashion stories of 2016, we explored how some of the …

eCommerce

Six Steps To Turn 2017 Into A Year Of Ongoing Career Success

As you celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2016, how can you turn 2017 into a year of ongoing career success? By creating a career strategic plan.<p>Someone once said, “Success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.” Achieving success requires more than luck, …

Motivation

What Healthcare Gets Wrong About Millennials

Millennials are poised to become a major force in the $3 trillion a year healthcare market, and anyone working in the industry had better pay …

Crowdsourcing

What Health Care Can Learn from the Transformation of Financial Services

The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a disruptive transformation as it shifts toward a value-based model that makes providers more accountable to their patients and payors. As players throughout the system scramble to adjust, they should look to the financial services industry which has …

Big Data

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

Apple Cider Vinegar