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How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Healthy When Eating for One

Solo folks face unique challenges for eating healthy, beyond a lack of cooking skills. It’s less fun to cook and eat alone, and very little food …

Lucky Me

So accustomed had I become to mailing in the permit application and not drawing a tag—a 1 percent chance—that each year I forgot about it. The act …

The Pressure Cooker Makes Rich, Hearty Ragù Bolognese in Record Time

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>There's something in the air, and I'm not sure what it is. Actually, I know precisely what it is. It's tiny particles of beef and pork. It's aromatic compounds leaping from the pot into the atmosphere and wafting around my house. It's terpenes and …

U.S. firefighter gets world's most extensive face transplant

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A volunteer firefighter from Mississippi whose face was burned off during a home fire rescue received the world’s most extensive face transplant, New York University Langone Medical Center said on Monday.<p>After a 26-hour surgery performed at the New York hospital in August, …

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Slow-Cooker Classics

There are days when you want to lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy …

Slow Cookers

29 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes You’ll Be Thankful Are NOT Pie

Finding creative, unique dishes to serve at your Thanksgiving feast isn’t always easy. Substituting stuffing cups for turkey and healthy veggie skewers for mashed potatoes are two options, but what can you make for dessert that’s not the oh-so-beloved pumpkin or apple pie? Sure, there are some …

20 Dishes That'll Help You Eat Healthy From Now Until Thanksgiving

You got this.<p>The stretch from Halloween to New Year's can be a brutal one. It's fun, that's for sure. With the parties and family gatherings, there are lots of good times to be had. But there is <i>so much food</i>. Most of it is pretty caloric too, and can take a toll on your waistline. This eating frenzy …

Attention, business student: You’re in the army now

It was just after 1:30 a.m. and 22-year-old Mikayla Johnson, a student at the Ivey Business School, had finally dozed off after a long day.<p>But when the clock struck 3, with heavy rain falling outside, Ms. Johnson and 35 of her fellow students were aggressively awoken by combat veterans in military …

What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?

Each year, nearly three times as many Americans die from suicide as from homicide. More Americans kill themselves than die from breast cancer.<p>As Dr.Thomas Insel, longtime head of the National Institute of Mental Health, prepared to step down from his job in October, he cited the lack of progress in …

16 Thanksgiving Bread, Roll, and Biscuit Recipes to Sop It All Up

Bread isn't the flashiest part of Thanksgiving dinner—when I'm trying to fit turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and a thousand other dishes into my stomach, extra carbs just feel like wasted space. But bread is a vital part of the meal—how else will you soak up every drop of gravy or make leftover …

Oil slips on China data, Russian output; gasoline weighs too

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday after soft Chinese factory data raised worries about energy demand in the No. 2 economy, while record high Russian crude output suggested little easing in the global supply glut.<p>A pump jack operates at a well site leased by Devon Energy Production …

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The Leadership Behavior That’s Most Important to Employees

For the last 20 years, I’ve studied the costs of incivility, as well as the benefits of civility. Across the board, I’ve found that civility pays. It enhances your influence and performance — and is positively associated with being perceived as a leader.<p>Being respectful doesn’t just benefit you, …

22 Creative Root Veggie Recipes You Haven’t Cooked Up Yet

Root veggies — the humble workhorse of the produce world. Although they don’t look like much from the outside, root vegetables pack a serious punch from within. Peel back the tough skins and you’ll find jewel-toned shades of orange, amber, crimson, pink, purple and gold. Not only are they visually …

20 Quick and Easy Dinners You Can Cook With 20 Minutes

After long days at work or ferrying kids to and from play dates, activities and school, I seldom have the time or the energy to figure out dinner. I …

Digital Counterinsurgency

The Islamic State, or ISIS, is the first terrorist group to hold both physical and digital territory: in addition to the swaths of land it controls …

What to Do First When Managing Former Peers

<i>STEVEN MOORE FOR HBR</i><p>You just learned that you’ve been promoted and will now be managing a team of your former peers — exciting news! That is, until the moment you realize that your good fortune means disappointment for your coworkers who didn’t get the job. When you’re promoted over people who have …

Introverts, Extroverts, and the Complexities of Team Dynamics

Let’s start with a short personality test. For each of the following dimensions, indicate the extent to which each of the following words describes you, with a 5 indicating “very much so” and a 1 indicating “not at all”: assertive, talkative, bold, not reserved, and energetic. Now sum up your …