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People can't stop talking about counterintuitive advice for being a good boss

Over on Fast Company, Art Markman writes that an effective manager will put off answering their direct reports' questions right away.<p>Markman, who is a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin, says it teaches employees to be resourceful and to hone their leadership …

Trends

The Secret Ingredient That Makes Boxed Cake Mix Taste Homemade

We discovered it totally by accident.<p>Recently, my roommate’s boyfriend lost a bet (we were trying to cut down on our dessert consumption, but he …

Dessert

This Is How Your Period Affects Your Chances Of Getting The Flu

People who get periods are all too familiar with the symptoms — muscle aches, fatigue, dizziness. Alice Benjamin, a nationally board certified and …

Public Health

5 Valentine’s Day edible gift ideas that can impress anyone!

5 Valentine’s Day Edible Gift Ideas That Can Impress Your Love<p>These effortless recipes will serve as perfect edible gifts for that special someone in …

Dessert

What Tastes Better: Boxed Stock or Better Than Bouillon?

We tasted chicken, beef, and vegetable options to pick the best in each category.<p>In our dream kitchen, we'd have unlimited supplies of homemade chicken stock in our freezers. Always at the ready. We'd love to say that every time we make soup or a hearty braise, our first instinct is to make stock. …

Cooking

Pasta Water is Liquid Gold, Here's How to Use It

You need the water left in your pasta pot. Ditch the colander and use these tools instead.<p>We’re in the water preservation business over here. Sure, we like protecting our planet and oceans, but really, we’re talking about pasta water. You know, the cloudy, starchy liquid gold that’s left behind …

Cooking

Nutter Butter Pie

Cookie nostalgia flavors a South Carolina barbecue joint’s fan-favorite dessert<p>January 24 may be National Peanut Butter Day, but diners at Swig & Swine in South Carolina don’t need to wait for a so-called “holiday” to enjoy this decadent PB & cream cheese treat sprinkled with crumbled Nutter Butter …

Dessert

9 Mental Tricks That Can Totally Help When You're Feeling Sad

Feeling sad about a situation is no fun, but the last thing you may want is for those negative feelings to stick around longer than you'd like them …

Self-help

Here are the 5 best Amazon deals you can find right now

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Looking to do a little …

Shopping

How Introverts Can Be More Assertive (Without Faking Who You Are)

Assertiveness isn't just for people who love the sound of their own voice. Learn to speak up on your own terms with these 3 tips.<p>You want to speak up, stand out, get your voice heard, make good points at meetings, and build a positive reputation as a worthwhile contributor--and maybe even someone …

Leadership

78 Weird But Utterly Brilliant Things Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

I'm not really the type of person who regularly uses the phrase, "I'll have what she's having." That is, until it comes to the weird but genius …

Shopping

How do I stop being lonely? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Psychology

2-Minute Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake Recipe

Quick and simple, this 2-minute chocolate peanut butter cake is the best choice when you want to eat something sweet and delicious! This dessert is …

Dessert

How to Make a Better Quiche, Faster (No Blind Baking!)

Quiche was a big dinner staple in our kitchen growing up. It was always on heavy rotation, especially in the colder months, and my mother had two specialties: broccoli-cheddar and Swiss chard. My sisters and I each had our favorite; they all loved the chard and I loved the broccoli. Regardless of …

Recipes

How to Make Savory French Toast

The most fun you’ve had without whipped cream<p>I’m getting a little tired of desserts that think they’re breakfasts. If I wanted a big ol’ slice of …

5 Desserts that Won't Ruin Your New Year's Resolution

Because chocolate should be allowed in all diets.<p>January 16, 2018<p>With 2018 underway, lots of people are seeing this new year as a way to change their …

Coconut Cake

This Coconut Cake recipe is a family favorite. Check out all the ways I infuse coconut flavor into this delicious cake!Finding a delicious coconut …

Dessert

How To: Whipped Cream

Learn how to make whipped cream from scratch, using heavy cream and a hand mixer.<p>Step One<p>Start with cold heavy cream.<p>Step Two<p>Whip it until it starts …

Chef John's Sourdough Bread Recipe

Recipe by: Chef John<p>"Making your own sourdough bread does take a while, but the amount of actual work is minimal--and the bread you'll get is …

This Skillet Lasagna Is Healthier than It Looks

During the post-holiday season I always want to eat a little lighter and ensure I'm really getting all of my vegetable servings in. But you know …

Easy Oven Roasted Herb Chicken

These deliciously tender, juicy, smoked chicken will definitely give you something to squawk about. While you dont have to be a pitmaster to whip …

Recipe: Focaccia is especially good right from your own oven, topped with sea salt and rosemary

<i>Makes 12 pieces or enough to serve 6</i><p>Focaccia is especially good from your own oven. Use these chilly winter days to practice making a simple yeast …

20 Easy Breakfast Recipes with Eggs

Eggs are tiny miracle workers in the kitchen. They can be stored in the fridge for a long time and they are cheap, hard to mess up, and one of the …

How Long to Marinate Chicken (and All Meat) for Maximum Flavor

You're probably marinating your meat for too long. This is how long to marinate chicken, beef, and pork so that you get the most bang for your buck.<p>Marinating meat is like stretching. Stretching is important. You know, before going for a run or playing in your coed rec soccer league that you …

BBQ

The Only Minestrone Soup Recipe You Need

It’s soup weather! And yes, I did make this recipe before we took our tree out, but aren’t those twinkly lights so pretty? I don’t know about you, …

Here Are Some Warning Signs Your Partner Never Loved You But Just Emotionally Dependent

One of my clients, who recently started a new relationship, asked me a very insightful question:<p>“How can you tell whether your partner is in love …

17 Powerful Quotes to Bring Out the True Greatness within You

The path to greatness is paved with a strong and genuine desire, a meaningful purpose, and good company along the way.<p>Believing in yourself and in your abilities is essential to make things happen for you and to be great in life. Being great is not about ego or selfishness. The path to greatness …

Motivation

Surprising Indoor Plant Trends for 2018

Plants have exploded in popularity in the past couple of years, and monstera and sansevieria are now household names. At various times we've anointed …

Plants

10 Plants That Create the Perfect Microclimate at Home

Many people aren’t aware of the incredible abilities of ordinary household plants to improve the microclimate in their homes. Plants help create a …