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Chapati Recipe – How to make Chapati Dough with Ghee – Easy Indian Flat Bread

A <b>Chapati Recipe</b> is essential for any serious Indian food lover! The Indian Chapati, which is also known as <i>roti</i>, is a delicious but simply put …

Flatbread

Soft and Chewy Triple Chocolate Fudge Cookies

Steps<p>1<p>Done<p>In a heatproof bowl, melt 8 ounces of chocolate and butter in the microwave or a double boiler. If you choose to use the microwave, take …

50 Bar Cookie Recipes

Bar Cookie Basics<p>1: Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides; coat the foil with cooking spray. Preheat the …

If You Make This Homemade Sourdough Bread, You'll Never Want Store-Bought Again

Homemade bread is everything.<p>Starter:<p>2 cups warm water<p>1¼ teaspoon (1 packet) dry yeast<p>3½ cups flour<p>1 tablespoon sugar<p>Bread:<p>4 cups flour<p>2 teaspoon salt<p>1¼ cup water<p>1 cup starter, stir before using<p>1. In a glass bowl, add water and yeast. Mix the yeast into the water and let it sit for a couple minutes.<p>…

Make a Buttermilk Substitute and Never Worry About Running Out of Buttermilk Again | MyRecipes

Buttermilk is one of those tricky ingredients that's <i>always</i> sitting in the fridge in abundance when you don't actually need it. But the second you …

What Your Core Really Is and How to Strengthen It

Crunches and planks aren’t everything. If you want to strengthen your core, you need to think bigger. Your core includes all the muscles in your …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Emotional Intelligence

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself | Inc.com

If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget to be kind to ourselves.<p>Life's tough enough, stressful enough, hard enough, …

Self-help

Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Anxiety Disorder

I tried to figure out why I've been able to be creative and productive, even in my darkest times.<p>There is a certain kind of bro who is always wearing a fedora, even if he isn't wearing a fedora. I can smell a fedora-bro from 10,000 miles away. I can detect him via email, internet comment, or even a …

Mental Disorders

Progressive Christian Unapologetics

When it comes to doctrine, we progressive Christians have nothing for which to apologize. We don't believe the old dogma that gets in the way of kindness, inclusion, science, and common sense. No wonder, then, that few of us know much about "apologetics", a major preoccupation of evangelical and …

Faith

How to keep bananas fresh, spread hard butter, and make perfect pasta: 11 food hacks you need to know

Juicy lemons, soft ice cream, fresh bananas and more – these quick and easy food hacks will make your life easier and mean you spend far less time in the kitchen.<p>Fry your pasta<p>Harold McGee, author of An Encyclopedia of Kitchen Science, History and Culture, suggests cooking pasta in pot of boiling …

Is Mindfulness Christian?

The practice of mindfulness, coupled or uncoupled from traditional seated meditation, has exploded in popularity in recent years. Corporations and universities and even elementary schools bring in experts to lead workshops and foster ongoing sessions. Hospitals and doctors recommend it as a …

Mindfulness

11 Fruits and Vegetables to Eat if You Want to Lose Weight

Not all veggies are created equal.<p>You don't need science to tell you that fresh produce is healthier than processed, packaged food— especially if you're trying to lose weight. But science is here to help anyway. New research that tracked more than 133,000 people's eating habits and weights for four …

Nutrition

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Exercise

Sam Harris: Searching for spirituality without religion

<i>I first met Sam Harris, the American writer, neuroscientist and proponent of “New Atheism”, nearly four years ago, when he was in London to promote</i> …

Consciousness

Am I Just Really Tired, or Do I Have Adrenal Fatigue?

<i>By Elinor Fish</i><p>I pulled the bed sheets over my head to block the morning sunshine from hitting my face. It was a beautiful July morning, a day I'd usually jump up, slip on my running shoes, and hit the trails for a fun long run.<p>But not today.<p>My head was foggy from a bad nights' sleep, my body felt …

Wellness

9 Weird Things Dehydration Does to Your Body

<i>By Sarah Klein, Prevention.com</i><p><i>(Photo by: Getty Images)</i><p>I am convinced Bikram yoga would kill me. I'm just too sweaty.<p>I can produce a puddle of sweat under a spin bike that a small child could swim in. I don't wear gray. I was poked and prodded by doctors who thought there could be an underlying …

Wellness

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

Holistic Medicine