Norma MacLennan

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21 Low-Cost Ways to Make Money from Home

Startup costs can be a real barrier to getting up and running, so here are some work ideas that cost little to no money to consider.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Startup costs for training, schooling or equipment can be a real barrier for many people who want to make …

Employment

These Brilliant Products On Amazon Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

I'm all about finding items that can make my to-do list way simpler to get done. Whether it's making a salad or trying to style my hair, certain …

11 Cozy French Recipes To Warm Up Your Weekend

When we think of French food, we typically imagine fancy white tablecloth restaurants and pâtisseries with pyramids of pastel-colored macarons. But when the French cook at home, they gravitate to simple (yet incredibly delicious) comfort food. From beef bourguignon to potatoes au gratin, here are …

Cooking

20 best Middle Eastern recipes: part 4

Anissa Helou’s stuffed mussels – midye dolmasi<p>If there were one street food I could take with me to a desert island, it would have to be stuffed mussels. I remember the first time I visited Istanbul in the mid 1970s, I stayed at the Pera Palace, still in its faded glory, spending my mornings in …

Ice Cream

How the 20/10 Rule Will Change the Way You Clean

So, what should you do instead?<p>The solution is what Hoffman calls 20/10s—as in every time you clean, you should spend 20 minutes cleaning, then take …

Time Management

20 Hearty Soup Recipes for Fall Lunches & Dinners

Is soup the perfect lunch? It's a convenient make-ahead meal, and it brings a touch of home to your desk with its warm nourishment. But there's just …

Healthy Eating

This Site Shows You the Cheapest Days to Vacation in Popular Cities

Over the past two years, two of my close friends have gone on three one to two-week vacations to Italy. At first glance, their multiple European …

How to write a prize-winning short story

Short story writing takes great skill. You have to engage your reader and get them invested in your characters – all in under 4,000 words. Here are …

Writing

Basic Roman-style pizza dough

Place the flour in a mixer with a dough hook attachment.<p>Dissolve the yeast in 100 ml (3½ fl oz) of the water and add to the flour along with 400 ml …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

23 Innovative Ways to Eat Avocado For Every Meal

23 Innovative Ways to Eat Avocados For Every Meal<p>An avocado a day keeps the doctor away, right?<p>Avocados have become perhaps the most popular fruit …

Healthy Eating

Avocado Rice Is the Healthy New "It" Side Dish

Do you have any idea what avocado rice is? To be perfectly honest, we didn’t either. That is, until we did a little research and found out that it’s …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

Ciabatta (Fresh Italian Bread) Recipe

There is an old Italian saying: We bring Ciabatta and salt whenever we’re invited to a house-warming party! This fresh Italian bread is probably the …

Dessert

Bread Baking 101 for Beginners | The Art of Manliness

My bread-baking hobby all started with a Netflix documentary. <i>Cooked</i>, based on Michael Pollan’s book of the same name, explores the origins of food in …

Bread

7 tips for cultivating a steady home yoga practice

It's that time of the year when the resolve behind those earnestly made new year's resolutions to eat better or exercise more begins to flag and …

What's on Your Sci-Fi & Fantasy Bucket List?

Science fiction and fantasy is a vast, deep ocean. No matter how big your vessel, you’re never going explore it all; you have to pick and choose your …

Create Compelling Content: 21 Ways Writers Can Find Creative Inspiration

Coming up with ideas for new posts, articles, and even books can be tough. Here's a list of ways to find the inspiration you need.<p>Want to write more posts? Want to write more articles? Want to write a book?<p>If so, you're not alone (here's looking at you, LinkedIn Pulse), but coming up with …

Writing

How to cultivate winning writing habits | Articles | Writing & Editing

As many professional writers will tell you, good habits are everything.<p>If procrastination or writer’s block sets in, the writer’s bank account might …

25 Ways to Boost Your Writing Skills - InformED

Some say good writing can’t be taught. We beg to differ. Here are 25 surefire ways to boost your skills and become a master of communication.<p>1. Learn …

Converting solar energy into chemical energy like nature does

The need for a sustainable energy supply is now a hot topic. Companies are investing in it, and scientists around the globe are looking for …

Natural Gas

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The dark side of the universe – a primer | Cosmos

<b>Over the past 40 years astronomers</b> have realised that everything we can see – all the stars, planets and galaxies – make up less than 5% of the …

Startups

How to Make the Ultimate Pound Cake

This rich, buttery cake can do just about anything.<p>Play With Proportions<p>Even if you’re making a “classic” pound cake, it’s best to shy away from the …

Dessert

The Ultimate Kids' Road Trip Kit: 13 Clever-But-Easy Ideas

Never hear those four dreaded words, "Are we there yet?" again. These 13 creative ideas for your kids' road trip travel kit will have them instead …

How to Sell Fiction in a Cutthroat Publishing World

<b>I invited the UPS man into my house recently.</b><p>He looked at me funny, likely because he doesn't usually get such offers. But he held in his hands two boxes that I had been waiting on for over a decade.<p>"This is my book!" I squealed. I jumped up and down. I clapped my hands. <i>I acted like a tween at a</i> …

I’m Not Your Friend, Kid

Vlogger explains that if your kids are mad at you, you’re doing it right<p>“All three of my children are angry with me right now, and you know what? I …

Parenting