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punjabi-style black lentils

Base<p>2 tablespoons oil, butter (regular or ghee)<p>1 medium onion, finely chopped<p>1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds<p>1-inch piece of ginger, finely chopped<p>2 garlic …

Curries

An unexpectedly positive result from arts-focused field trips

By Jay P. GreeneMost education research focuses on math and reading outcomes or educational attainment because those are the measures that the state …

Education

We all want good sex. It’s time for men to do their part.

<i>This is part of a series about love in the #MeToo era.</i><p>As the pain grew intolerable in my right hip, I treated myself to a professional massage. I am a single mom and busy professional. Luxury items don’t happen often. I expected to feel relief from a chronic sports injury. Instead, I was flooded …

Relationships

Every Great TED Speaker Uses These 3 Writing Techniques

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Public Speaking

This Simple, Fragrant Cake Is Half Flour, Half Nuts (But That's Not Its Only Secret)

The simplest desserts are often the best ones to come out of my kitchen. When baking, I'm endlessly fascinated by the alchemy of transforming a few humble ingredients—flour, eggs, sugar, and so on—into something golden-crusted and moist-crumbed and utterly addictive.<p>Today's cake recipe is a perfect …

Dessert

Why Brainstorming Groups Kill Breakthrough Ideas (and What To Do Instead)

In a nutshell, they simply don't work.<p>Over a half a century ago, Alex Osborne wrote an influential book called <i>Applied Imagination</i> that opined that "the average person can think up twice as many ideas when working with a group than when working alone." Managers must have been convinced because …

Creativity

This Sweet Potato Bowl Is the Best Single-Person Dinner of All Time

This sweet potato bowl recipe is my guaranteed feel-good, taste-great weeknight dinner for one.<p>It took me a long time to be good at cooking for myself when I first started living alone. But I’ve gotten better at it—I even enjoy it sometimes—and I’ve learned some good tricks for making nourishing …

Cooking

The Oppressive Weight of a Meeting-Heavy Culture

According to <b>Atlassian, US employees average 62 meetings per month</b>, and half of those are unproductive. Anecdotally, I took at look at the last 4 …

A Hearty Salmon and Lentil Salad Featuring Two Genius Techniques

<i>Throughout the cold season, we rely on pantry ingredients like dried herbs and spice blends to transport our kitchens to a warmer place. That's why we've partnered with The Spice Hunter on bright ideas for winter salads.</i><p>I knew this Warm Salmon and Lentil Salad was a keeper before I took my first …

Recipes

spicy caramel popcorn

Yesterday was brutally cold and windy in New York City and although I generally tune out when people complain about being bored, I was. I admit it. …

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

9 High-Protein, Low-Carb Recipes That You'll Want to Devour

Restricting yourself when it comes to what you eat can be challenging, but what about when you’re looking for high-protein, low-carb recipes? The …

Nutrition

A Soothing Tonic for All Your Winter Woes

If you’ve left your house and interacted with other humans sometime in the past few months, chances are you have been, currently are, or soon will be feeling sick. Sniffles, sore throat, chills—even if you've had your flu shot, it's hard to emerge from winter with a completely clean bill of …

Alternative Medicine

Slow-Cooker Roast Pork Sandwiches

This slow-cooker version of the Philly classic has all the makings of a great sandwich: sharp provolone, garlicky broccoli rabe, and lots of jus from the pork for dipping.<p>Ingredients<p>Pork<p>3 pounds boneless, skinless pork shoulder (Boston butt)<p>¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil<p>¼ cup red wine vinegar<p>1 head …

Recipes

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say 'No' Is Brilliant

With so many things coming our way every day, Steve Jobs calls us back to the importance of focus with one prophetic quote.<p>In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative-thinkers and entrepreneurs …

Time Management

5 Creative Steps That Make People Want to Show Up for Meetings

Commit to designing curiosity, movement and democracy into your meetings- your team will thank you!<p>These days many people are spending upwards of 70% of their working day in back to back meetings. Until we figure out new ways of turning that around, here are some ideas to facilitate dynamic …

Creativity

Let Thai Inspired Meals Carry You Through the Week

Eating Thai food excited my palate in a way few other cuisines can. Something about that contradictory, yet harmonious, blend of disparate flavors makes my my mouth alight. Thai cuisine, in general, orbits around a cast of ingredients: garlic, galangal, cilantro, and lemon grass provide depth and …

Recipes

best hot fudge sauce

Over the years, I’ve reduced the sugar a little, replaced the corn syrup with honey and/or golden syrup successfully, and then this last time, I …

Dessert

An Addictive Brioche-Like Carrot Bread (With a Twist!)

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from Mariya Yufest, who was inspired by a similar recipe in the Soviet cookbook, The Book of Tasty and Healthy Food.</i><p>If you’re looking for a carrot bread that isn’t a …

Recipes

Don’t Underestimate the Power of This Celery Soup

If you need me, I'll be making this celery soup all January.<p><i>This celery soup is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>I have some celery hangups. I’ve written about how to use it up, because it always seems to be lingering in my …

Recipes

Frog Hollow Farm’s Meyer Lemon Cake With Lemon Glaze

Yes, it’s true. We Californians are obsessed with our Meyer lemons. And this cake, from “Farmer Al” Courchesne of Brentwood’s Frog Hollow Farm, …

10 Research Based Strategies All Teachers Should Know 📊📈💡🏆 (by Barak Rosenshine & @ImpactWales) #edchat #education #elearning #edtech #engchat #sunchat #ukedchat https://t.co/qGsVtLH8UY

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

The best documentaries of 2017

Throughout 2017 we’ve seen widening social divides as our beliefs become more entrenched, and the stories we see and share become increasingly tailored to our interests. Political unrest has been catalysed by erratic, and frustratingly binary approaches to nuanced social, economic and international …

James Baldwin

5 Meal Prep Resolutions I'll Definitely, Maybe Follow in 2018

A realistic game plan for making better lunches.<p>Going into 2018, I'm going to pass on "new year, new me" and say it'll be a "slightly-improved-but-still-working-things-out" me. The first step, starting January 1—or realistically, the first weekend—will be tweaking my meal prep game. I've written …

Cooking

20 Keto Lunch Recipes That Will Make You Forget You're on a Diet

With any diet comes the challenge of constantly coming up with creative recipes to help you stick with it. The ketogenic diet, in which the body …

How the High Museum in Atlanta Tripled Its Nonwhite Audience in Two Years

Art World<p>As museums across the US seek to diversify their audiences, the High offers a valuable case study.<p>,<p>It’s a fact the art world has long known: …

Creamy Tomato Soup with Cheese Toasties

To keep our tomato soup a one-pot operation (and avoid splattering scalding hot liquid), we purée the mixture with an immersion blender, which gets the job done. For an extra-smooth texture, though, feel free to use a regular blender. Want to keep it vegan? (Well, the soup, that is.) Omit the sour …

Recipes

The Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Every State

In an era where fast food chains are hawking the farm-to-table trend, consumers are left feeling that every restaurant is green to some degree. These …