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This Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken Cooks in 6 Minutes — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's</i> <i>Delicious Links</i><i> column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking

Social Engineers Show Off Their Tricks

Experts in deception shared tricks of the trade and showed their skills at Black Hat and DEF CON 2018.

Social Issues

This is what to eat every day for radiant, glowing skin on repeat

I’m here for anything that says it’ll give me a better complexion. Sip on some liquid collagen? Check. Slather on some hyaluronic acid? On it. So, …

Spices

How to Grow Your Own Avocado Tree, for the Avo-Obsessed Millennial

"Peel the avocado. Peel the avocado. Guacamole, guac-guacamole."<p>We are an avocado-obsessed generation.<p>From savory, avocado toast to fresh, summer …

Healthy Eating

A Local in Greece Gave Me a Tip for Visiting the Country, and It's the Opposite of Everything You've Been Told

Use this tip on your next trip.<p>Traveling to Greece during the peak summer months can feel both like a dream and a nightmare.<p>The islands are warm, …

European Travel

20 Years Ago, Jeff Bezos Said to Always Ask These 3 Questions to Determine the Perfect Job Candidate to Hire

Want to build a great team? Jeff Bezos told Amazon employees to ask themselves these simple questions before making any hiring decision.<p>Jeff Bezos and Amazon are known for many things. A juggernaut of a flywheel. Drones. Amazon Web Services. Relentless expansion.<p>But while Amazon is undeniably a …

Jeff Bezos

Celebrities are flocking to these Italian destinations this summer

When people imagine what a quintessential vacation might look like, the chances are they are imagining Italy. Nothing shouts ‘summer’ louder than an Italian holiday, with the country’s blue waters, beaches, art cities, and <i>gelato</i>.<p>More and more celebrities seem to think that as well because quite a …

Liam Payne

This Korean Grocery Store Has a Hack to Prevent Overripe Bananas

Buying a bunch of bananas can be a tricky predicament — eat them too early and they’ll be too green, wait too long and they’ll go from perfectly ripe …

Selling

These Are 15 Free Excel Templates You Can Use to Make More Money

Use them...and profit.<p>In these days of cloud-based systems, mobile applications, and web-based services, why use a spreadsheet for any other purpose than analysis?<p>Three reasons: ease, customization, and cost. A spreadsheet can be easily saved, updated, and reused again and again. A good template …

Project Management

14 Salmon Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

When something is as healthy, reliable and easy to prepare as salmon is, it’s easy to fall into a rut with the same, basic recipes. But it’s such a …

Seafood

How To Cook Eggplant So That It Actually Tastes Good

You say eggplant, I say aubergine. Here’s how to actually cook with the nightshade that’s more than just a fun emoji.<p>So you’ve brought home a shiny, …

Eggplant

Science Finally Proves True a Common Theory About Online Dating

If you write very long messages, you're on the wrong side of the "desirability gap."<p>It’s not a secret that dating is going digital, but you probably …

Online Dating

Google Maps is almost perfect, so of course Google had to find a way to ruin it

I’ve said it a bunch of times already, but it’s always worth repeating: Google Maps is one of the must-have apps right now, even on iPhone where an …

Google Maps

The 21 Uncomfortable Truths That I Have Learned About the Travel Industry

I started exploring the travel industry in the fall of 2010, when I first began thinking about doing a consumer travel startup, after I had sold my …

Travel Industry

News Flash: It's About The Skill Set, Not The Suit Or The Degree

High School failed me. As a high school dropout, I knew I was taking a risk by rejecting the ‘normal route’ and knew I always wanted to be in the business world. During one assignment in my computer class, I did not show up in a suit and tie for the presentation. The teacher docked me for not …

High School

Vietnamese fried rice

Step 1<p>Place the rice in a sieve and rinse under cold running water until the water runs clear. Place the rice and water in a medium saucepan over …

Recipes

Shrimp and Basil Stir-Fry

4 servings<p>There’s so much more you can do with your farmers’ market basil than making pesto! Just toss a bunch in a hot pan as the finishing touch for charred shrimp that’s been flavored with a spicy, garlicky marinade, resulting in a fuss-free summertime dinner. This recipe is part of the …

Seafood

Google Maps now depicts the Earth as a globe

Greenland isn’t actually bigger than Africa<p>Google introduced a new update to Google Maps: when you zoom all the way out, the Earth will no longer be displayed as a flat surface, but as a globe. It’s a change that allows the map to more accurately display the Earth.<p>The search company highlighted the …

Google Maps

Recipe: spicy chicken taco salad with cilantro-lime dressing

Photo via Thanksgiving.comThe taco salad is one of Tex-Mex’s greatest contributions to the American culinary fabric. We’re not talking about the …

Recipes

Booming jobs market leaves fewer applicants than ever for vacant roles

Britain’s booming jobs market means that fewer people than ever are competing for vacant roles.<p>New data from job search engine Adzuna found that for each empty position advertised in July, there were an average of 0.38 people applying for it.<p>This represents the least competition for each vacancy in …

Housing

Lisbon Travel Guide

Why It's Worth It<p>Lisbon’s laid-back charm, moderate climate with nearby beaches and castles, and its big, warm personality make you want to stay forever. The city is not yet as crowded as other European capitals and offers the perfect balance between modern and traditional. Cool, fun, creative, and …

European Travel

The Best Bucket List Points Trips to Beach Destinations

According to Project: Time Off, Americans took an average of 17.2 vacation days in 2017 — a seven-year high. But 52% of American employees still …

British Airways

Tourists warned about risks of hiring mopeds and quad bikes abroad

British tourists have been warned against hiring mopeds and quad bikes abroad after a spate of deaths serious injuries.<p>Kieran Roche, 19, from Swindon, died in a quad-biking accident on the Greek island of Crete last month, and two British women were seriously injured in a quad-bike crash on the …

Travel Industry

I Have Classic Style, and Here's What I'm Buying for Fall

There always comes a time during the summer when I start to crave fall. It’s less about the weather—because I could easily live in a world where long …

Fashion Week

3 fruits that won’t give you a sugar spike

Fruit, of course, is a healthy go-to snack, and you should be eating a few servings of it every day. But not everything from the farmers’ market is …

Nutrition

The World’s 25 Best Restaurants With a View

Feast your stomach and your eyes.<p>August 02, 2018<p>Food always seems to taste better when accompanied with a good view, and in almost every city you’ll …

Food & Dining

Top 10 Healthy Breakfast Smoothies for Successful Weight Loss

I Love breakfast smoothies. Also called breakfast shakes, weight loss smoothies, green smoothies, or detox smoothies, there’s no better way to start the day then with a satisfying, yummy serving of blended fruits and vegetables.<p>They have a ton of nutrition as well as protein and lots of fiber.<p>After …

Healthy Eating

How A.I. Can Change the Game For Those Working in Finance

<i>By Bridgette Webb</i><p>The gradual rise of A.I. in finance may shift priorities for both employers and their employees, said Junta Nakai, global head of …

Business Development

How to become the go-to employee for your boss

Some people are lucky enough to be their own bosses. For the rest of us, though, there’s another person in charge — and that means we have to take …

The Workplace

9 Things Super Productive People Do Before Noon, According to Research

Along with health benefits, being a morning person can help you capitalize productivity and achieve success.<p>We can’t all be morning people, but …

Time Management