Melanie Castelli

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How many times a week should you REALLY wash your hair?

My great-grandmother never washed her own hair. Even after showers and shampoo became common in homes, she’d still visit the salon twice a week to have her hair washed and set in rollers. These days, not only would this seem extravagant, but it would be seen as unclean, too. As a nation, we have …

Hair Care

How Do You Like Yours? Thyme And Lime Spicy Chicken

Do you ever get those days when (like a paleolithic cave girl, literally!) all you crave is meat? Not fruit or nuts or berries but solely some tasty meat?<p>Well, this was exactly how I felt the other day and as I'm a firm believer of giving the body what it wants as cravings can often be an …

BBQ

Why Aren't More Entrepreneurs Solving Problems?

I have a confession to make: I’m not an early adopter. I haven’t tasted Soylent yet, and I still use an iPhone 5s. I’m habitual and practical with …

Startups

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

Time Management

My parents' happy marriage ruined my love life

That sounds great, but how many men do you know who put their relationship first, every day? They're probably out there, but I haven't found one. I …

Relationships

The Most Hurtful Word You 'Should' Never Say In Your Relationship

<b>Relationships have their ups and downs, and discussions can quickly become arguments with as little as one wrong word spoken in a moment of</b> …

Spellbound to Suicide Squad: movies are neurotic about female shrinks

Seventy years separates the Hitchcock’s film with the DC blockbuster, but the social attitudes towards women psychiatrists they exhibit have barely altered<p>A sexless female psychiatrist, devoted to her work, encounters a fascinating mentally ill man. Suddenly, she is awakened to the joys of love and …

Comic Books

Think and Grow Rich Summary

This book was written a very long time ago. First published in 1937, it has been recommended by many leaders all around the world. The author shares …

Jon Stewart’s Retirement Lessons

Lessons on leaving—and staying gone—for newsies and other animals.<p>Your correspondent Mr. Nale made a business trip last week to Acton, California, to …

10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

A Brief History Of America's Middle Class

"The middle class is disappearing" has been a standard line during this election cycle. As it turns out, it's not wrong.<p>Last year was the first recorded year that middle-income families no longer made up the majority in America, according to the Pew Research Center. What this actually means …

Income Inequality

Period pain: Scientists finally work out why menstruation hurts so much

Scientists have finally discovered why periods hurt so much, following a ground breaking study into menstrual pain.<p>Research has suggested PMS is …

Women's Health

The 5 Types of Procrastinator: Which Are You?

A more specific diagnosis can lead to a more effective cure.<p>If your head hurts, it's helpful to know whether you have a hangover, a migraine, a sinus infection, or a brain tumor before you start treatment. A couple of aspirin and a Gatorade won't do much for cancer and a decongestant isn't going to …

Procrastination

25 Chicken Breast Recipes That Are Anything but Boring

Chicken breast gets a bad rap as the beige of meats. It's versatile but bland; the practical, diet-friendly choice, too often stripped of the flavor and juiciness that make a piece of dark meat so satisfying. But when it's cooked right, it can be just as tasty as any other part of the bird. Cooked …

Stepping Stones Finish

It seems like I finished this quilt a while ago. You might remember that I made this as part of a quiltalong with Jennifer from Inquiring Quilter. …

Quilting

7 steps to accelerating your writing

<i>This article was originally published on PR Daily in May 2016.</i> <br>Ask a bunch of journalists or professional writers how many words they can produce in …

This Little Kitty Lost Her Leg And Now, She Has An Important Message To Share

This tiny five-week-old kitten who's looking for a good home needs your help.<p>Babybell's story is quite sad, but it doesn't need to end there. We can …

Paul Ryan is not the only Republican with a Trump problem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Now that Republicans have their nominee, the party elites have a big choice to make. With Donald Trump winning by sizable majorities in the last few rounds of primaries there will be growing pressure for Republican leaders to back the ticket. Some are indicating that they won't give into …

Republicans

Blame it on the Zodiac killer: did social media ruin Ted Cruz's campaign?

For the first time in the election cycle, community-generated memes have played a significant role in political discourse – similar to the classic printed cartoon<p>When Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential race after losing in Indiana, he said there was no “viable path to victory”. …

Government

How to Network Your Way to Success

You often hear that to be successful you must be a networker, and that your connections will do more for you than your resume. There is certainly …

Self-improvement

Evernote vs OneNote: The Best App for Note-Taking, Researching and Organizing?

After I accidentally threw my Macbook out of a moving car and couldn’t afford another one, I’d suffered with a Windows machine for 2 years before …

10 ways to set yourself up for success before 9 a.m.

But the truth is that the way you spend every moment, starting from the second you open your eyes, matters a lot. In fact, there are plenty of easy early-morning habits that can set the tone for a productive, enjoyable rest of the day.<p>Here we have rounded up 10 ways to start off the day on the …

Time Management

I Wrote for 17 Minutes Yesterday!

Last weekend, I participated on two different author panels during the 2016 Newburyport Literary Festival, an event packed with over 70 different authors that drew 2,000 people to our tiny seaside town.<p>The panels were very different. In the morning, I joined Anita Diamant and Yona Zeldis McDonough …

Creative Writing

11 Ways to Beat Procrastination

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Procrastination strikes everyone, and once it gets ahold of you, it can be very difficult to shake it off. When you imagine a highly productive person, you likely think of someone who focuses effortlessly on the job and never succumbs to …

Procrastination

Ten days in Argentina

One of the world’s most fascinating places, Argentina is South America’s second largest, a captivating country of fútbol (<i>soccer</i>), tango, beef, …

Argentina

These Easy 200-Calorie Chocolate Muffins Have Tons Of Protein

17 grams of protein and less than 7 grams of sugar means satisfaction with no mid-morning crash.<p>Makes 12 Muffins<p>Estimated active time: 10 minutes<p>Estimated total time: 35 minutes<p>recipe by Christine Byrne<p><b><br>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 ½ cups nonfat Greek yogurt<p>3 large eggs<p>¼ cup unsalted butter, melted<p>¼ cup granulated …

Should You Do Cardio Before or After Weights?

Cardio is maligned by so called "serious lifters" but done exclusively by 60 percent of those who set foot in the gym after 5 p.m. But who's right, and what is the best recipe for results?<p>Is there a magic ratio of weight training to cardio that should be done? Should cardio be cast aside for a …

Exercise

The science of keeping your cool when co-workers drive you nuts

One Sunday afternoon, Nancy, an executive in the tech industry, got a call from an irate colleague. She’d made a business decision that he didn’t approve of, and his response was to shout and curse at her over the phone: “You’re so stupid. What an idiotic thing to do. You stupid ****.” He plowed on …

Self-help