Madhu Dhawan

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Lose the laces with this one low-tech shoe hack that will change your life

There are a handful of artifacts from earlier times that feel especially out of place in our modern lives. Most office phone and voicemail systems have remained largely unchanged for many years. I personally find it confounding that people still walk around handing out tiny paper cards with their …

Shoes

21 common networking mistakes to avoid at all costs

It's also not simply handing your business card to someone and walking away.<p>And it certainly isn't "connecting" with someone on LinkedIn without any sort of introduction or follow-up.<p>To be an effective networker, you have to put in the time and effort, do your homework, step out of your comfort …

Brain training games boost memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, research suggests

Brain training games boost the memory and may reduce the risk of dementia, new research suggests.<p>A study by Cambridge University found that video games improved the brain function of those with early memory problems which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Participants were given a games to …

4 Types of Salsa Verde to Memorize and Put on Everything

How to use pesto, chimichurri, and more for marinating, finishing, and dipping.<p>If you only use one type of sauce all summer, it should be salsa verde. I think the biggest misconception about salsa verde is that it's literally salsa—as in, to dip tortilla chips in. But it's so much more than that. …

Cooking

5 Brain Training Techniques to Cultivate Your Creative Genius

Brain science reveals creativity is just as much a skill you can develop as it is a gift to be thankful for.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The ingenious inventor, the savvy entrepreneur, the innovative scientist, the imaginative writer… No matter what our field or area …

Why Introverts Might Be the Best Negotiators in the Room | Inc.com

<i>In negotiations, how do I deal with my inherent dislike of direct disagreement or conflict? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mira Zaslove, Manager at Start-Ups and Fortune 500, on</b> …

Self-help

Bye-bye, breakfast: Why two meals a day is the new 5:2

First they came for sugar, and we did not speak up, for we had all seen what happens to a tooth if you leave it in a fizzy drink overnight.<p>Then they came for carbs, and we did not speak up, for the low-fat diet had done nothing to curb our ballooning national waistline and it was obvious that pasta …

Fitness

How Can You Tell Someone Has True Leadership Skills? Look for This 1 Rare Sign | Inc.com

Ever been in an important meeting where a topic on the agenda causes tension that you can cut with a knife? Instead of colleagues speaking up to solve an issue, you get poker faces and eyes looking down to avert what nobody wants to deal with.<p>The same is true when it comes to having those tough …

Team Building

Homemade Remedies: 5 Natural Garden Helpers

Whether you want to save money or be more environmentally friendly (or just love being crafty), you can avoid harsh chemicals in the garden by using …

7 Ways Even the Least Social Media Savvy Entrepreneur Can Be an Internet Darling | Inc.com

One very real conundrum for entrepreneurs who are starting a business is that they have to be active on social media to keep up their presence on the internet, but don't always feel they have time to keep their accounts updated.<p>Then there are those of us who didn't grow up with social media and who …

How to make your kid good at anything, according to a world expert on peak performance

K. Anders Ericsson has spent 30 years studying people who are exceptional at what they do, and trying to figure out how they got to be so good. His conclusion: in most cases, talent doesn’t matter—practice does.<p>The practice he advocates is not hitting 100,000 golf balls or spending 10,000 hours …

Self-improvement

If You Want Your Kid to Help Pay for College, Read This

A couple of smart rules to follow.<p>You’ve been preparing your child for adult responsibilities for years. Now, in your kid’s senior year of high …

15 of the best shade loving garden plants

While sunny borders are colour-filled attention seekers, less well-lit corners can provide cool contrast and subtle detail with their own distinctive …

Gardening

5 foods to help lower your cholesterol

More than 70 million American adults have high cholesterol, and this specifically refers to LDL-cholesterol, the bad type that increases our risk for heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, research has shown that making smart food choices and …

Why This Drink May Be the Key to Your Holiday Detox

After weeks of drinking, eating and general holiday excess, I’m looking to detox and de-bloat. Hence, why seeking out the latest and greatest of …

Menopause and hormone replacement therapy: Treatments and side effects explained

GETTYHRT can help with side effects such as hot flushes, sweating and other intimate issues<p>The treatment can help with side effects such as hot …

The Best Cleaning and Organizing Tricks We Learned This Year

Consider your biggest clutter problems solved.<p>The art of improving one's house is never done. There are always more tricks to make your fridge feel twice as big and another method that promises to get gum out of carpet. And since it's our job to keep a pulse on home hacks, we wanted to share the …

Cleaning

Hydroponic Gardening: How to Easily Grow Plants In Water

We've finally found a solution for people who love houseplants, but don't love when their feline roommates treat the fiddle leaf fig like their own …

Parents of successful kids have these twelve things in common

Good parents want their kids to stay out of trouble, do well in school, and go on to do awesome things as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe …

Harvard Business School

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students<p>Updated on November 17, 2015<p>Surefire Ways to Make Your Lessons More Fun<p>If you've ever taught English …

17 Unique Hummus Recipes That You *Won’t* Believe

Everyone has a go-to afternoon snack, and for most of us, it’s probably hummus. Thankfully, hummus recipes have come a long way from the standard chickpea-and-tahini preparation (hello, peanut butter funfetti dessert hummus!). Now, you can pretty much use any bean or vegetable you like, and the …

Healthy Eating

10 Ways to Boost Your Brain Health This Week

Stay-sharp secrets from a leading expert on longevity…<p><b>Improve memory, focus, and cognition with these simple strategies from one of the country’s</b> …

12 Alzheimer’s Awareness Must-Reads

Since its first diagnosis in 1901 by German psychiatrist Dr. Aloysius Alzheimer, Alzheimer’s Disease has been the prognosis for approximately 5.4 million Americans. As the Baby Boomer generation approaches the most common age demographic for the disease – sixty-five and older – that number is …

13 foods a nutritionist always keeps in her fridge

Nutritionist Keri Glassman shares the essentials she always has stocked in her fridge.<p>Busy is the new norm. We are all busy and on the go, but we all want healthy eats and we want them pronto. The easy way to make that happen is to keep your fridge stocked with the right stuff.<p>Here is a list of …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

Writing