Linda Shadowens

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How to Make any Galette (or Crostata) in 7 Steps

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: With these 7 steps, you won't need a recipe to make rustic, free-form fruit tarts -- through summer and</i> …

Design Hotels Turns 20!

Ultra-Luxe<p>From Bali and Portugal to France and Miami, a look back at some of Design Hotels’ coolest properties.<p>05.24.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Courtesy of Design …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Up in the Air

When online accommodations service AirBnB first launched, its primary mission was to find all you urban sophisticates an affordable crash pad in a cool city center. Now, with a $2.5 billion valuation and 200,000 active listings, AirBnB has seen property owners—“hosts”—push it into the realm of …

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Making Your LinkedIn Profile Attractive to Employers

Are you challenged at work? Do you regret career decisions? Are you happy? If the answer to the questions leads to a negative feeling, it is time to …

Employment

45 Outdoor Bathroom Designs That You Gonna Love

What is an outdoor bathroom needed for? First of all, it’s a shower where you go before swimming in the pool. Second, having a bath in the open air a …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Interesting Photo of the Day: The Edge of the Earth

Rising 530 feet above sea level, South England’s Beachy Head is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. Standing on it gives one a stunning panoramic …

Photos

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore: Four seasons of beauty

No one stumbles upon Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore accidentally.<p>Nestled on the southern shore of Lake Superior in a remote part of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the park remains hidden from all but the most curious.<p>"It's a destination park you have to want to come and see," said Bill Smith, a …

10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers. How does …

Salvador Dalí

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

The Benefits of Men and Women Being Friends, Even if One Is Married

Fear of sexual tension shouldn't dissuade people from pursuing cross-gender relationships.<p>NBC<p>One of the most famous examples of class distinctions in Vance Packard's hugely influential 1959 bestseller, <i>The Status Seekers</i>, focused on how two married couples would sit when traveling together in a car. …

Self-Affirmation Could Boost Problem-Solving Skills When You're Stressed: Study

Reminding yourself of your own strengths and values could help boost your problem-solving skills when you're under duress, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, included 73 college students who reported high levels of stress over the course of a month. Then, …

Hey, high-achieving women! Here's how perfectionism holds you back - TODAY.com

OK, ladies, you know who you are. You take such pride in your work that even mild criticism stings. You want so sincerely for your email messages to have just the right tone that it takes forever to hit send. You keep thinking about completed tasks so much that nothing ever feels finished.<p>If any of …

3 Weird Ways to Improve Your Memory

I think I've told you guys before that my memory is like a sieve (or maybe I didn't! see? memory!). So if you're anything like me and could use a brain helper every now and again, this latest research is for you.<p><b>Brain Booster #1: the Mediterranean Diet</b><p>New research has shown that the Mediterranean …

How to Work Out When You Totally Don’t Want To

Ditch the excuses. New research suggests forcing yourself to hit the gym—even when you don’t feel like it—can earn you serious perks<p>As awesome as a great workout can feel, it’s hard to magic up the motivation to make it happen some days. But new research suggests you should power through, even if …

Fitness

How to Be Confident, Even When You're Not | Inc.com

New challenges and opportunities can be exciting, but they can also test your self-esteem. Whether you are launching a new business, stepping into a bigger management role or even representing a new product, you likely lack the day-in-day-out experience that makes you knowledgeable and relaxed for …

Public Speaking

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Beards<p>Facial hair so good, it's scary.<p>By Megan Gustashaw20 hours agoView More<p>What She Said<p>I’d think to myself, “Could this really work out with a …

If You’re Too Busy to Meditate, Read This

This morning, like every morning, I sat cross-legged on a cushion on the floor, rested my hands on my knees, closed my eyes, and did nothing but breathe for 20 minutes.<p>People say the hardest part about meditating is finding the time to meditate. This makes sense: who these days has time to do …

5 Steps to Detoxify Your Inner Self | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever felt like you were bloated with all the negative thoughts that you have created for yourself? Have you ever been under deep pressure …

The Little Book of Contentment

‘He who is contented is rich.’ <b>~Lao Tzu</b><p>One of the most important things I’ve learned in the last 7 years has been how to find contentment.<p>It’s been a …

A Better Way to Start Your Day: Two Secrets That Will Change Your Energy, Attitude and Outlook

Envision this: starting your day bounding out your door invigorated and excited to truly <i>enjoy</i> the day ahead and energized to conquer whatever you may encounter. Sound good? Sound realistic? Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a genetic trait, it's a learned behavior; you can train yourself to start …

Pinnacles National Park is ready to rock

PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — The ranger manning the visitors center at the nation's newest national park pauses to consider what's in a name.<p>In January, Pinnacles National Monument, an otherworldly enclave of towering monoliths, twisted spires and massive boulder caves east of central …

For the Love of Pizza

Joe Riggio lives and breathes pizza. At the tender age of 10, he started helping at his father’s pizzeria. As a youth, he used to love going around …