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Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Dementia

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

8 Keys to Coming Off as the Expert in Whatever You Sell

Solve their problem instead of simply selling them something.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The most successful salespeople in the world don’t come across as salespeople at all. Instead, they carry themselves as experts in their industry who can solve key challenges …

Selling

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

Breakfast

9 Mantras to Keep You Mentally Strong

While it can be easy to be mentally strong when life is going well, your true strength becomes apparent through adversity. The loss of a loved one, a …

Self-help

This Bacon Brussels Sprouts Gratin Is the Only Easter Side Dish You Need

No matter how much advance planning I've done or how many dishes I designate to guests, hosting for any holiday is still downright stressful. I worry …

Country Lifestyle

15 Instant Pot Meal-Prep Recipes to Make Once and Eat All Week

The best recipes? Ones that involve leftovers. And with the Instant Pot, prepping for the whole week becomes a breeze. Whether you work from home or …

Cooking

5 Game-Changing Podcasts To Listen To On Your Commute

Podcasts are an excellent and free way to help you to continue learning and set you up for long term success.<p>If you're like me and have a commute to the office, you treat your car, subway, plane, bus or train ride as a classroom. This travel time, whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, is an …

Self-improvement

Exactly How to Make Melting Potatoes, the Trend That’s Taking Over Pinterest

Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read …

Mashed

30 Reasons Why Tonight's Dinner Should Be a Sandwich

Somewhere along the line, the sandwich got defined as lunch food. That's a shame, because if you stuff good bread with enough hearty, flavorful …

Cooking

This Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice Is the Easy Meal You Crave — Delicious Links

Well, spring has technically arrived, but based on some of the weather in parts of the country, you wouldn't know it. That's fine, though, because we …

Cooking

Americans don’t need more money to be happier—they need to be like Denmark

The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed—a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.<p>The US, on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year’s World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year’s …

Happiness

31 Morning Journaling Prompts that Will Change the Way You Think

<i>The morning is enormously important. It’s the foundation from which the day is built. How we choose to spend our mornings can be used to predict the</i> …

Productivity

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

25 Vegan Recipes That Won't Mess With Your Weight-Loss Goals

If you're vegan, you know that if you don't meal plan ahead of time, it's very easy to fall into the pasta-and-tomato-sauce trap. Once that happens, any and all weight-loss goals go totally out the door. Healthy veganism is about focusing on whole foods with plenty of vegetables and plant-based …

Healthy Eating

17 Inspiring Quotes From Stephen Hawking

Sadly, Stephen Hawking died today at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, this morning Hawking passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live after he was …

Disability

A Luxurious Cream of Mushroom Soup—Without the Cream!

Are you a soup person? I am, without a doubt. Whatever the weather, I find great comfort in soups of all persuasions: a rich chowder to ward off biting winds, a perfectly chilled gazpacho to celebrate summer's tomato bounty, a seafood-studded bouillabaisse for whenever I can get my hands on it. …

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This February — Recipes from The Kitchn

When the mid-winter chill of February hits, I want comforting meals that are going to warm me up and fill my house with irresistible aromas. And …

Cooking

You’d Never Know These Black Bean Brownies Were Healthy

Decadent, delicious, and so easy to make.<p>I have a bit of an obsession with finding recipes that sneakily swap in good-for-you ingredients. Chocolate …

Dessert

21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

6 Gmail tips, tricks, and hacks to help you master your email

Have you ever accidentally sent a damning email to someone that you <i>intended</i> to save for the rest of time as a draft? Or made a friend audibly gasp at …

Productivity

Who Knew Positive Affirmations Could Be So Powerful? 6 Women Share Theirs

International Women's Day is all about celebrating—and empowering—women all over the world. But we didn't think it was necessary to wait until March …

Happiness

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

How do you get people interested in you when you only have 30 seconds?<p>Whether you're in a job interview, networking at a cocktail party, or happen to …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

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

I retired a millionaire at 30 — this is the key to earning more money

Over the past 2 years I've written over 300,000 words about money, spent over 200 hours talking and recording for the podcast, answered over 1,700 reader emails, and done over 200 media interviews all about money. Many people ask me what's my best piece of advice about money.<p>I usually give some …

Personal Finance

11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

Our Soup Diet Melts Off 24 Pounds in a Week

There’s a science-backed, all-you-care-to-eat diet that helps folks lose nine,15, even 24 pounds in a single week. And that’s not even the best part. …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

Neuroscience

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance