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Sheet Pan Fried Rice

Step 2<p>Preheat broiler with oven rack in center of oven. Place a sheet pan or rimmed baking sheet in hot oven for 5 minutes. Add oil and rice to sheet …

Country Lifestyle

A Yale psychologist reveals the simple trick he used to finally quit drinking for good

Humans are creatures of routine.<p>Scientists agree that about 40% of what we do every day is thoughtless. There's a term for the actions triggered by daily, repetitive situational cues: habits. The more practice you have doing something, the less effort it takes. That's how our actions become more …

Southern California

13 Remarkably Inspiring Quotes on Greatness in the Workplace | Inc.com

• "Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all these things effectively, you can't miss." - Lee Iacocca<br>• "The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill<br>• "Strive not to be a success, but to be of value." - Albert …

Motivation

Crockpot Sticky Chicken

This Crockpot Sticky Chicken turns a beautiful gorgeous brown color and is so moist and delicious. Be sure you know how your slow cooker works before …

Do This on a First Date If You Want to Appear Attractive, Says Psychology

When preparing for a first date, there are many things to consider: conversation starters, first-date questions, what outfit to wear. But one thing …

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful.<p>How do you give …

Leadership

25 top-paying jobs you can do part-time — or from home

Paychecks don’t go nearly as far as they used to. Since the early 1970s, U.S. wages have grown a measly 0.2% per year, a recent study found. Prices, …

7 Vegetarian Soup Recipes So Good Even Staunch Carnivores Will Want Seconds

We've already professed our love of soup on multiple occasions this season (see decadent cauliflower soup recipes and low-carb soup recipes for …

This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ruins Every Other Cookie Recipe

Really, though. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies are insane.<p>Without a doubt, the BA recipe that I make the most, (this probably speaks more to my sweet tooth than anything else) is the Brown Butter and Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies from one of our readers, Kate Davis. This is truly the …

Dessert

The Recipe That Changed the Way I Cook Chicken

Perfect pan-roasted chicken thighs were a significant improvement over the frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts I used to cook.<p>You can cook chicken, and you can <i>cook chicken</i>. Until I was about 27, I only did the first one. Growing up, I watched my mom make tenders out of chicken cutlets and …

Cooking

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

12 ways successful people get more done than the rest of us

1. They create structured to-do lists.<p>Most people who have a to-do list just keep a running list, with no sense of timing or priorities. There are lots of ways to structure your list to avoid making it a never-ending drudge. One technique I suggest to my coaching clients is to take an index card …

Time Management

7 Smart Slow-Cooker Tricks That Make Everything Taste Better

One of my daughter’s first words was “cooker.” She soon graduated to “Dat your cooker, Mommy?” This was just the natural consequence of a toddlerhood …

Cooking

21 Healthyish Noodle Recipes That Will Satisfy Your Pasta Craving

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9 Surprising Signs You're an Exceptional Boss (That Most People Never Consider) | Inc.com

Many people are good bosses. Some people are great bosses.<p>A handful go even further: They're phenomenal, not only because of what you see them do but also because of what you don't see them do.<p>If you're a truly phenomenal boss, what your employees see is far from everything they get.<p><b>1. You look</b> …

Leadership

11 Qualities That Are The Mark Of A Great Leader

Whether it’s in on the field, in an office, in battle, in the classroom or at home, a great leader has something that sets them apart from others.<p>The pressure can be immense, but rather than back down from it, they revel in it. They live for the big moments and have no problem rolling up their …

Leadership

Asking your team how you can help isn't as useful as you thought — and you should stop doing it

You'd think this would be a great question to ask your employees. Surely, I've asked this question, as a CEO myself, to my own team countless of times.<p>Turns out, I'm wrong.<p>The question, "How can I help you?" hurts employees more than it helps.<p>Let me explain.<p>The other week, I ran a workshop. One of …

Leadership

How to Learn in 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months | Inc.com

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you're not clear on what you're doing, it's hard to be motivated. Which is why seemingly easy tasks, like sending a fax, could end up taking months. There's a lack of clarity on <i>how to</i> …

Motivation

28 simple tricks to make your life easier every day

Hey, I'm right there with you — which is why I've pulled together this helpful list of 28 simple (yes, <i>simple</i>!) ways that you can make the day to day a little more painless.<p>Whether you want to improve your productivity or take your stress levels down, these handy tips and tricks will make a big …

Productivity

How to workout at home when you can’t get to a gym

There’s something amazing about going for a brisk walk to the promenade by the sea or a refreshing run early in the morning before cars start to …

Exercise

The Conversational Habit of Smart Communicators That 99 Percent of People Are Afraid Of | Inc.com

Lets all agree on one thing: Communication is the source of much conflict in the workplace.<p>Sometimes the unpredictability of human nature will kick in. You've seen it -- someone does or says something (unintentional, even) that causes a negative reaction.<p>Things can get ugly fast. Words are …

Self-help

A former Google engineer uses the same 5-minute practice to defuse tension at home and at work

As in: There's a slim chance your partner would blow up at a coworker for playing his music slightly too loud. But she might very well let into <i>you</i> for listening to an annoying podcast without headphones while she's trying to sleep.<p>In his 2012 book, "Search Inside Yourself," former Google engineer …

Anger Management

20 Leadership Quotes From the World's Most Influential Leaders

From Steve Jobs to Thomas Jefferson, these quotes will inspire you to become a better leader.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Albert Einstein once said, "The leader is one who, out of the clutter, brings simplicity… out of discord, harmony… and out of difficulty, …

Leadership

3 Science-Based Food Hacks That Will Make Your Meals Better

Rice with half the calories - seriously.<p>As any successful baker will tell you - everything to do with food and cooking is all about chemistry, …

13 Ways to Let the Slow Cooker Make You Breakfast

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does …

Breakfast

10 Traits of Managers Whose Teams Are Happy to Come to Work

Work isn't recess but it shouldn't be detention, either.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The last thing any manager wants their team members to do is dread coming to work each day. Because people spend the majority of their time at work, it is important managers do all …

Leadership

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

Avoiding or delaying a difficult conversation can hurt your relationships and create other negative outcomes. It may not feel natural at first, especially if you dread discord, but you can learn to dive into these tough talks by reframing your thoughts.<p><b>Begin from a place of curiosity and respect,</b> …

Self-help

The 33 Traits Of Inspirational Leaders [Infographic]

The power of a company with leaders who inspire at every level in the organization is hard to overstate. These are the companies that consistently pull off innovative or heroic feats in business because so many of the people who work there are motivated to make them happen.<p>But what makes an …

Inspiration

7 Podcasts That Will Make You a Smarter Leader | Inc.com

"Venture capitalists are great aggregators of information (and opinions) on specific industries, geographies and market sentiment," said Kara Nortman a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist at Upfront Ventures. "They're paid to stay ahead of trends and look at pitfalls and success factors of …

Entrepreneurship