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7 Life-Changing Books That Are Required Holiday Reading

With so many incredible novels released in 2016, it’s safe to say that fiction is having a major moment. So many incredible novels, in fact (and so …

3 easy exercises to target your core

There are countless health benefits to a strong core — it helps with balance and stability, creates good posture and helps to relieve tension in your back. Plus, it can help you excel in sports and activities like cycling, yoga and more.<p>Yet, a lot of us tend to get stuck in a rut and perform the …

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

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Creativity

25 Risotto Recipes That Are Better Than Pasta

If pasta had a sister, her name would be risotto. Many people think risotto is in fact tiny pasta, but it's not. It's a dish made of arborio rice, which is an Italian short-grain rice that absorbs liquid wonderfully. Traditionally made by gradually adding heated stock to the rice, risotto is a …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes

A delicious and creamy chicken recipe that is loaded with amazing flavor! The sun dried tomatoes and basil truly make this meal outstanding!<p>Recipe <b>HERE</b><p>…

7 recipe apps that will help you become a master cook

If you're new to cooking, preparing a gourmet meal can feel daunting.<p>But there are a ton of apps that can make that process easy, most of which are free.<p>Business Insider rounded up the best recipe apps available right now. Check out the list below:

Apps

10 Tips For Writing An Effective Business Plan For Its Startup - OLBlog

<b>Writing a Business Plan</b> (BP or business plan) can seem daunting if you’ve never done before. Writing a business plan can help you determine if your …

19 Life-Changing Baking Tips From Professional Bakers

These are pretty sweet.

Baking

Amazing Things A Hug Does To Your Brain That You Never Expected

Who Doesn’t Love A Hug?<p>Giving or receiving a hug is one of the best ways to feel better quickly, but have you ever stopped to wonder exactly how …

Neuroscience

16 Refreshing Summertime Cocktails

Summer is a time to relax yet have tons of fun! The best sidekick to a relaxing summer is a refreshing cocktail. There are so many amazing cocktails …

9 steps to saving a $10,000 emergency fund

Building up your savings isn't easy. After all, a whopping 62 percent of Americans have under $1,000 in savings, found a GOBankingRates survey. And, only 14 percent have $10,000 or more.<p>But having a significant amount of money saved is extremely important, especially if an emergency hits. To make …

Personal Finance

Virginia Woolf on the Relationship Between Loneliness and Creativity

“If I could catch the feeling, I would; the feeling of the singing of the real world, as one is driven by loneliness and silence from the habitable world.”<p>There is a kind of loneliness that lodges itself in the psyche and never fully leaves, a loneliness most anguishing not in solitude but in …

Literature

This may be the best peanut butter cookie recipe ever

This one's for all you peanut butter cookie fans. Rich, sweet and perfectly crumbly, the Buttery bakery in Santa Cruz likes its cookies big -- so massive, in fact, that you almost need two hands to hold one. Each cookie is garnished with a coating of dry-roasted peanuts around the edge. It's like a …

13 Soothing Books To Read When Everything Hurts

It's hard to care for yourself in a world that insists your life doesn't matter. These books might help.

We Created the Perfect Cupcake Recipe (And Yes, There’s Lots of Frosting)

From this day forth, you will need no other cupcake recipe.<p>Our resident baking savant and senior associate food editor <b>Claire Saffitz's</b> idea of a good time involves whipping up homemade bagels on the fly. There's no one else we trust more to develop the cupcake recipe of our dreams, and she came up …

Dessert

17 Rules of Email Etiquette You Need to Know

Keep these things in mind before you send another message.<p>US employees spend, on average, about a quarter of the workweek combing through hundreds of emails.<p>Despite the fact that we're glued to our reply buttons, career coach Barbara Pachter says plenty of professionals still don't know how to use …

The scientific secrets to cooking a perfect American breakfast

I am not an outstanding cook, but I can make a decent meal, which is my birth right as an Italian.<p>So you can imagine my shock when I discovered that my lunch and dinner skills were passable, but my breakfast game was really weak. And worse, <i>Americans</i> were much better than Italians at <i>making</i> their …

Breakfast