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You Have 9 Months Left in 2016. Here's How to Achieve Success This Year

Your calendar can be a powerful tool to help you reach new heights.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag</i> …

14 Easy Dinners Perfect For A Rainy Day And A Glass Of Red Wine

Soul-warming food for when the weather is miserable.

Cooking

This Is Bob Harper's 5-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a party. Here's what you need to know.<p><b>Fire up your muscles from head to toe.</b><p><i>By SELF Staffers</i>, SELF<p>This do-anywhere workout takes only five minutes -- so you can knock it out on a busy day or before a …

Workouts

6 things that great startup founders know that other people don't

Here's what many of the greats know — <i>and practice</i>— that seems to elude many founders:<p>1. It's all about the people.<p>Great startup founders don't always have the greatest ideas. But they know how to surround themselves with people will fill the gaps in their thinking, allowing new ideas and …

EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show 2015 Highlights

The 73rd edition of the Milan Motorcycle Show (aka EICMA) was held in November 2015 with a plethora of motorbikes, bicycles and electronics on …

The Most Mouthwatering Skillet Recipes Ever

One skillet pan, 37 meals (and yes, dessert counts as a meal).<p>One skillet pan, 37 meals (and yes, dessert counts as a meal). <b>See the full list</b>.<p><b>Corn Bread Tamale Pie</b><p>Comfort food at its finest. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Eggs Baked In Tomatoes</b><p>A breakfast that's worth the trip from bed. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Skillet …

Recipes

Daniel's Favorite Recipes of 2015

It's a fun exercise to scroll through the recipes we've published in the past year, even just to be reminded of how much our small team manages to crank out. And we do so while still giving every dish the consideration and obsessive testing it deserves, and delivering enough easy recipes to not …

Amazing Gluten-Free Layer Bars Recipe

"A gluten-free adaptation of the traditional Seven Layer Bar recipe. All ingredients are available in ordinary supermarkets. Be sure to check the …

What’s Your Workout Personality?

Take this nine-question quiz to find out.<p>Ever gone to the gym and been bored to <i>tears</i> on the treadmill? Or stood in the back of a Zumba class feeling …

Exercise

6 Ways to Lose a Pound of Fat

You’ve probably heard this tidbit of knowledge a million times: A pound of fat is 3,500 calories, so to lose a pound you need to burn 3,500 calories. …

7 Best Barbell Exercises for a Strong Core

4 Ways Your Workout Should Change After You Turn 40

Make these changes now, and you'll be as strong as ever at 40, 50, and beyond.<p>There’s no getting around biology: with the passage of time, we all …

Fitness Friday: A great 20-minute workout

Merry Christmas and happy holidays. When you're done sipping egg nog and want to get back in shape, take a look at the workout program I developed back in 2011 that focused on efficiency. In the coming months I plan to unveil the third version of it with new exercises. But this will get you …

Africa has the world’s fastest-growing labor force but needs jobs growth to catch up

Over the last five years, Africa has seen the highest rate of population growth at about 2.5% annually and by 2050 a quarter of the world’s population will be on the continent.<p>Put another way, of the 2.4 billion new people on the planet by 2050, 1.3 billion of them will come from the continent, …

Technology developed in Africa is helping Venezuelans keep their election fair

Ahead of Venezuela’s pivotal parliamentary elections on Dec. 6, journalists and civil groups are deploying digital tools developed in Africa to keep tabs on cheating.<p>Guachimán Electoral, or election watchman (link in Spanish,) is a crowdsourcing platform that is already collecting and mapping …

The single biggest challenge for investors in Africa

As Africa’s growth continues to attract investors, both foreign and domestic, a key challenge has emerged—a lack of top executive talent to take over the jobs that these investments create, according to a recent survey from Russell Reynolds Associates, a global headhunting outfit.<p>“Scarcity of …

Here's How To Actually Eat Healthier This Year

This one-week clean eating challenge is a healthy eating boot camp that'll teach you how to cook awesome food all year long.<p>It's great to want to eat healthier but crash diets don't work — you need a sustainable plan. So, with the help of nutritionist Abby Langer, we put together a weeklong meal …

Healthy Eating

5 Diet-Friendly Recipes for the New Year

James RansomOlivia LangdonThe New DietShed your belly fat by mastering these five healthy recipes.We know, you’ve seen this movie before: Right out …

Garlic Mashed Potatoes In The Slow Cooker Recipe

"Simple and delicious! If you cook for a large family or want to reduce last-minute chaos in the kitchen, you will LOVVVVE this recipe! It has been …