Meghan Smith

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7 Ways to Sincerely Encourage Your Employees

Help them. Coach them. Thank them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Encouragement is not praise. Done well, encouragement can lead to success for an employee -- at which time praise is appropriate. You see, encouragement is the act of providing positive feedback that …

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookies

1K<p>1K<p>I often get asked when I put pictures of things that I’m baking on social media, “Where can I find that recipe?” or less-delicately,</i> …

Dessert

The Pioneer Woman's Best Potato Recipes

Skip the boring spuds and stick with Ree Drummond's comforting potato picks, including mashed, baked, scalloped and spiced varieties.<p>Roasted Garlic …

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

Rent a daring modern cave house in Spain

The house was built right into the limestone outcropping on its site<p>The primitive appeal of cave and stone dwellings is undeniable—and they’re very on trend right now.<p>Last month, we wrote about an off-grid cliff house up for auction in southeastern Utah, and now comes word—and photos—of this …

Architecture

The Most Picturesque Landscapes in the United States Photos

When you think of otherworldly landscapes, you might conjure images of the volcanos of Iceland or perhaps the deserts of Namibia, made famous by <i>Mad Max: Fury Road.</i> We’re going to guess that the United States isn’t usually the first country that comes to your mind, but some of the most incredible …

National Parks

Sequoia: Home of the Giant Forest

2016 marked the National Park Service's 100th anniversary and Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish celebrated by visiting every U.S. national park throughout the year. Follow his travels as he visited 59 parks in 52 weeks.<p><i>Jonathan Irish traveled to Sequoia National Park from April 28, 2016, to May</i> …

National Parks

Former Concur president Elena Donio named CEO of legal services company Axiom

A day after it was announced that Elena Donio was stepping down as president of Concur, the technology executive has landed a new gig as CEO of …

The Best Picnic Destinations in All 50 States

Food always tastes better when it’s eaten al fresco on a sunny day. Since fall is swiftly approaching, take advantage of the warm weather by planning …

10 great adventures for solo travellers

1. Wild Scotland<p>Just around the coast from the Eden community on Ardnamurchan lies the equally remote Knoydart Peninsula. A simple but comfortable alpine-style lodge with single rooms is the base for some challenging guided walks over the Knoydart passes and around the islands of Eigg and Rum. Most …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The Best Hotels in Every State 2015

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa offers guests a relaxing break on the Gulf Coast. The 550-acre property overlooking Mobile Bay is …

Best national parks for spectacular sights but modest crowds

We’d never throw shade at Yosemite or Grand Canyon. But they are, well, kind of popular —Yosemite got 4 million visitors last year, Grand Canyon 5.5 million.<p>Want to strike out on your own? These five national parks will amaze you with their scenic grandeur and surprise you with their lack of crowds.

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

Hiking

Want to see America before Trump takes power? These are the 50 greatest US experiences

Given the ever-so-slightly negative reaction to Donald Trump's election victory, not to mention concerns that some nationalities will face difficulty just getting into the country after January 20, it's safe to say that many will want to make the most of the US before the 45th president takes …

Quotes From Michelle Obama's Trip With Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto

This week, Michelle Obama deployed a "special girl-power unit" to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain. The First Lady touched down in Africa on Monday with daughters Sasha and Malia and was joined later by Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto. Obviously, we have major squad envy.<p>But this wasn't just any girls' …

Michelle Obama

Yogurt Breakfast Cake

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cake<p>1 3/4 cups (7 3/8 ounces; 210 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br>• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces; 340 grams) plain Greek yogurt (any fat percentage)<br>• 1/2 cup (3 3/4 ounces; 106 grams) packed light brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange …

5 of the best Canadian National Parks

Breath-taking landscapes, exciting wildlife and adventurous sports. Welcome to Canada's best National Parks...<p>1. Banff National Park, Alberta<p><i>Moraine</i> …

Your Cast Iron Skillet Will Never Be The Same After You Make These Steak And Potato Nachos

AMAZE!<p>2 russet potatoes, sliced<p>1 pound skirt steak<p>4 Tbsp. olive oil<p>Salt (to taste)<p>Pepper (to taste)<p>2 tsp paprika<p>1 cup shredded cheddar cheese<p>½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese<p>Sour cream<p>Salsa (optional)<p>2 minced green onions<p>1. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, …

Mother's Day Brunch: 15 Recipes That Will Wow Mom

If you really want to show Mom how much you love her, skip the crowded restaurants and make her a homemade brunch instead. From Blueberry Pancakes to Sausage Bread Pudding, all of these recipes are perfect for pampering the special moms in your life.<p><b>1. Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Blueberry …

The Hidden Dangers Of Highly Emotional Intelligent Coworkers

Employees who are in complete control of their emotions can also manipulate the emotions of those around them.<p>You’ve probably heard by now that emotional intelligence is in hot demand. There’s research to suggest that high levels of emotional intelligence can lead to greater career success than can …

Craving Mexican Food? Head to Chicago (Really!)

On the shores of Lake Michigan, you’ll find the most authentic regional Mexican cooking in America. We asked three Chicago mom‑and-pops to share their coveted recipes.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across</i> …

Cooking

Learn the Rules of Homemade Jam, Never Suffer Through Dry Toast Again

How much sugar do you *really* need? What's pectin? Memorize this formula and guide to making your own jam and preserves, and suffer have dry toast again.<p>What stops you from making homemade jam on the reg? If you said, "I don't own a canner/I've never canned food before/I don't want to infect my …

Spices

How to Make Brunch in Your Sleep: Overnight Yeast-Raised Waffles

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>It often occurs to me, at approximately two o'clock in the morning, that waking up to brunch would be spectacular. This is generally after I've been up all night drinking Orlesian wine and slaying dragons, at …

I Travel Alone to Meet Other People

Trust me, I know it sounds counterintuitive -- but hear me out.<p>While my first solo adventure served its purpose in that it got me to face myself in a way I never had after the ending of a long-term relationship, it also taught me a ton about relationships and human connection… and that I’m not …

Vine adventures: a glimpse of vibrant Dublin

Adventure couple Dave and Deb of The Planet D have recently returned from Dublin, one of our Best in Travel selections for 2016. Here they’ve rounded up their trip in 36 seconds of Vines.<p>‘Situated along the River Liffey, Dublin is alive with music, literature and energy. With historic pubs dating …

Ireland

Airbnb started in 2008 after the founders rented out an airbed in their spare room. Two million listings later, Guardian Travel investigates how high-profit landlords and third-party management companies are undermining its founding principles<p>“The best part about sharing Brixton?” says Airbnb host, …

Housing

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

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