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How To: Inject Tons of Flavor into Boring Dried Pasta by Toasting It

One of the common complaints about dry pasta is that it lacks depth of flavor. This is why, once cooked, it often pairs best with bold and complexly …

How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again

Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions.<p>Dopamine is great for the following body …

Are You In A Leadership Role? Here's What You Need To Know About Your Brain

Human beings actually have three brains. Both our hearts and our intestines have neural tissue. So there is the heart-brain, the gut-brain and the brain that sits in our cranium (or, if you count the one that sits in our cranium as three—reptile, mammalian, and human neo-cortex—then we actually …

The Brain

7 Different Ways to Design a Simple Garden Walkway

Dream backyards don't come together all at once. It takes years of gardening and landscaping to create an oasis right at home. And much like the …

100 Motivational Quotes That Will Relieve Your Stress | Inc.com

Many of us struggle with stress--at work and in our personal life. Like any problem, stress requires a strategic approach to conquer, or at least manage.<p>Stress is real, but we always have a choice--we can let it consume us or we learn to control it. To help you in the fight, I have complied 100 of …

How to Make a Major Life Decision, in 9 Steps

I spent weeks preparing the application, went through two rounds of interviews, and finally, after months of anticipation, received an offer to join …

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

10 Things to Remember When You’ve Lost Your Motivation

<i>The biggest and most complex obstacle you’ll ever have to overcome is your mind. If you can overcome that, you can overcome anything.</i>Have you ever …

Top 10 Behavioral Interview Questions (And How to Answer Them)

One cliché we’ve all heard is that past behavior predicts future behavior. That may or may not be psychologically sound, but it is the theory behind …

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.<p>Apparently the Dalai Lama hadn't heard of such a problem. He said that in the Tibetan culture …

With Depression, Nothing Is Permanent

Robert J. Wicks, psychologist and bestselling author of <i>Riding the Dragon</i>, recently told me a story about impermanence.<p>A psychiatrist (Epstein) went …

Spirituality

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary | Inc.com

In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the kind of language that virtually everyone knows and uses--a series of everyday phrases, affirmations, and …

Leadership

Do This Yoga Flow Before Bed Tonight, Thank Us Later

Still feeling stressed long after you've left the office? Sure, you always make time to work out, but how about carving out some time for self-care …

Yoga

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

9 Motivational Videos to Help You Succeed in Business and Life | Inc.com

There are videos that energize us, inspire us, and motivate us to do great things. Then there are the very few that do all of that--and touch us so deeply that we wind up watching them over and over. We find their messages so compelling, we know we can turn to them whenever we feel dragged down and …

Motivation

How to turn your existing clothes into Coachella masterpieces

Festival fashion isn't too hard to nail.<p>All you need are some booty shorts, fringe details and a crop top or two.<p>But when bohemian '70s style is a …

18 watercolour techniques every artist should know

Watercolour is a versatile and flexible medium that can yield a variety of results. Also known as aquarelle, it's a painting technique in which the …

5 Drought-Tolerant Landscaping Ideas for a Modern Low-Water Garden

OK, so California isn’t the only state going through a water shortage. At least 30 states in the U.S. currently have some level of drought, ranging …

15 Smart Ways to Decorate Your Home without Spending a Penny

We often talk about saving money when decorating your home so let’s take it a step further and find ways how to do it without spending a single …

The 30-Day Burpee Challenge That Will Totally Kick Your Butt

Ah, the burpee. It’s one of the most dreaded exercise moves across the board, and yet every workout seems to incorporate a version of it (hello, even …

Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

13 Spots You Never Thought to Paint (But Definitely Should)

Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.<p>Here's proof that a little bit of color can make a huge difference.

Living Rooms

How to instantly connect with anyone

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that the ability to connect with others is a natural, unteachable trait that belongs to only a lucky few.<p>It's easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, this ability is under your control, and it's a matter of emotional intelligence …

This might be one of the most sensible, scientifically supported diets we've ever seen

Fat is bad for you. Everyone should get six to 11 servings of carbohydrates per day. Burn more calories than you eat and you can lose weight.<p>But it turns out that many of these recommendations don't line up with decades of published research on nutrition.<p>Dr. David Ludwig, a Harvard Medical School …

9 DIY Decor Ideas to Refresh Your Home for Spring

It’s a few more months until spring is in full bloom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spruce up your space and get your home in gear for warmer weather. Since the last few weeks of winter can often feel like the longest, spend some time on these DIY projects to infuse your home with a breath of …

Gardening

5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Look Expensive

You know what they say .. fake it till you make it! But in this case, no one has to know with these 5 easy ways to make your home look expensive!

How to Get Rid of that Dank Smell from Vintage Clothes

It's a lot easier than you might think.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>.</i><p><i>I was wondering if you had any suggestions for my leather predicament. In an attempt to be cool, I found my dad's</i> …

Why Hire a Life Coach?

It doesn't really matter what inflection I have tried, saying "I am a Life Coach." sounds incredibly cheesy. Luckily I deeply love my work and coaching transforms lives.<p>So I continue to use the corny job title because us coaches haven't come up with anything even remotely better. "Lifestyle …

The Mantra That Will Help You Live a Happier and More Vibrant Life

The best advice I can give on how to be happy is to manage your emotional weight. This means that while you might not be feeling happy all the time (and what a relief to not have the pressure of walking around like little Ms. Sunshine 24/7!), you've at least owned whatever mood you truly are in and …

17 Proven Ways to Improve Employee Satisfaction and Create an Awesome Office

How many times have you heard a manager or executive say this:<p><i>“It’s called work for a reason.”</i><p>For too long, this was the standard response when …