Nicky C.

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Why I Love to Quit

So how do we know when is the right time to quit, since this decision is laced with fear and uncertainty?<p>Honestly, there’s no way to tell when the right time is. But when whatever we’re doing isn’t improving even after substantial effort, then that’s a good sign quitting should be at least …

How to Cook Flat Bacon

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: A trick for making pretty, flat bacon -- no big wrinkles of fat in sight -- from our test kitchen manager Derek Laughren.</i><p>You can't cook bad bacon. Well, …

Kitchens

Diets: Fear of fat is melting (Opinion) - CNN.com

Fad diets come and go, but the idea of dieting itself has been around for centuries. From President Taft to Victoria Beckham, and the Grapefruit Diet to Slim-Fast, here's a look at some of the most famous (and infamous) moments in dieting history.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Diets through history<p>Diets through …

What I Learned By Waking Up At 4:30 A.M. For 21 Days

The challenge was simple: waking up 21 consecutive workdays at 4:30 a.m., a challenge I gave the name of #21earlydays. I was already used to waking up early (6 a.m. almost every day), but this time I wanted to go further. I wanted to test myself and be more aware of my own limits. And at the same …

Time Management

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Here's Why the Exercises You Hate Are the Best Ones For You

Over time, neglecting these exercises can slow your progress and your gains. After all, to build a body that moves better, lifts better, and feels better, you can’t just focus on strength alone. You need a balanced routine that incorporates other facets of fitness, too, says De Wispelaere.<p>So add …

What Causes Muscle Cramps?

<b>Keep a Diet and Exercise Log</b><br>Before bed, write down what you ate and any physical activity you had during the day, Danoff suggests. Keep the log for a month or two and compare the frequency of your spasms with your diet and exercise habits. Searching for patterns—say, you tend to get Charley horses …

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

To Find "The Next Denzel," Hollywood Needs 'No Good Deed' Alongside '12 Years A Slave'

<i>No Good Deed</i>, the woman-in-jeopardy/home invasion thriller starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, may be a terrible movie. Opening this Friday, it had all of its pre-release press screenings summarily cancelled on short notice under the guise of preserving a plot twist of some kind, despite the …

The 21 Best Breakfast Spots In America

According to doctors and the backs of cereal boxes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And because we always agree with whatever they say on Lucky Charms boxes, we spent months eating those breakfasts at places all around the country, and then going back for more biscuits and gravy... …

40 Percent of Restaurant Workers Live in Poverty

It's no secret that the restaurant industry doesn't pay all that well, but a new report from the <b>Economic Policy Institute</b> (EPI) reveals that <b>nearly 40 percent of all restaurant employees live in poverty</b>. Even though the restaurant industry accounts for more than nine percent of all private-sector …

'Game Of Thrones' Cast Does The Ice Bucket Challenge Because Winter Is Coming

It's a song of fire and ice buckets.<p>The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has finally made it all the way to Westeros as more and more of the "Game of Thrones" cast (and even George R. R. Martin himself) have taken on the task. And if you thought the Wall was cold, you know nothing, Jon Snow.<p>Check out the …

The Netflix Guide To Catching Up On Your Favorite TV Shows Before Fall

It's time to face the facts. It's the end of August, meaning colder days are right around the corner. But on the the plus side, so is fall TV!<p>Unfortunately, attempting to savor the final weeks of warm weather while catching up on any shows we missed is no easy feat ... especially with Netflix …

Ray Bradbury on the Secret of Life, Work, and Love

<b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, 2012) was not only one of the most celebrated writers of the past century and an invaluable source of practical advice on the craft, such as the creative benefits of list-making and the secret to a fruitful daily routine, but also a modern sage with a seemingly …

The Quirks of Smallness

What is it about modestly-sized companies, corporate boards, and teams that enables them to thrive?<p>Herb Hyman, the owner of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a chain of coffee shops local to Los Angeles, was worried about the future of his business. It was the early 1990s, and Starbucks was beginning to …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Download The Songs<p>Liam Bailey, 'Stun Me'<p>I first heard U.K. artist <b>Liam Bailey</b>, on a 7" called "When Will They Learn," back in 2012. With that one song and its soulful, dubby sound, I was hooked. Since then, I've waited eagerly for a full-length. <i>Definitely Now</i> runs through vintage soul, rock, blues …