Sophia Traven

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Are Hunter-Gatherers The Happiest Humans To Inhabit Earth?

There's an idea percolating up from the anthropology world that may make you rethink what makes you happy.<p>The idea is not new. It surfaced in the popular consciousness back in the late 1960s and helped to galvanize a growing environmental movement.<p>And now several books are bringing it back into the …

You Can Reprogram Yourself to Be a Positive Person and You Should

Rational optimists are much more in touch with reality than chronic pessimists.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The end of a relationship or the failure of your business can make you feel negative. <i>Life</i> can make you feel negative. We all have to persevere through …

Happiness

Coffee custard transforms plain ice cream into sundae with a kick

Affogato means drowned, and it's a distressing thing to witness after dinner. Innocent vanilla ice cream, cowering in a cup, is doused with scalding espresso. Way too "Game of Thrones."<p>The Italian dessert is supposed to serve up contrast: hot and cold, sweet and bitter, vanilla and espresso. But …

The Moves You Need For Strong, Defined Arms — No Weights Needed!

A girl can get supertoned, sculpted arms without a barbell. Here are the most effective bodyweight exercises you can (and should!) do for strong arms.<p>Start in a plank position with your arms and legs straight, shoulders above your wrists.<br>• Take a breath in, and as you exhale, bend your elbows out to …

An Eclectic Pacific Northwest Cottage

For his latest collaboration with a repeat client, interior designer Brian Paquette burnishes an eclectic Pacific Northwest cottage’s charm.<p>"It was like something out of a horror movie." That’s how Brian Paquette recalls his first visit to entrepreneur Bruce Livingstone’s seaside vacation cottage on …

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Pine cabin offers refuge for architect and his family in Norway

We’re relaxed just looking at these photos<p>Well this is nice: Oslo-based architect Jon Danielsen Aarhus created this gabled, pine-clad cabin in rural Norway for himself and his family, creating a compact modern refuge that defers to its stunning natural surroundings and views of a nearby lake.<p>The …

This Easy Dinner Only Needs One Skillet and 15 Minutes

<i>Keep a bag of frozen tortellini tucked away in your freezer and you can rest easy knowing that a quick meal is always at the ready. This series on</i> …

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How to Make Earthy, Smoky Penne Boscaiola (Pasta With Mushrooms and Bacon)

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Recipe names don't always make much sense. Take <i>cacciatore</i>, for instance, which is named for a hunter, yet, in all its many forms, it almost never includes ingredients you'd expect someone to bring home from the hunt. The pasta sauce known as …

Frank Camorra's macaroni and cheese

Method<p>Put the macaroni in a pot of boiling salted water and cook for eight-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and refresh in iced water, then drain …

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2016

With 2016 coming to an end, one of the more gratifying ways to take stock is to look back on all that we've cooked—and the recipes we'll pocket to keep feeding each other and ourselves on repeat.<p>The ten recipes below are the Food52 community's very favorite Genius Recipes of the year. Like every …

21 Incredible Dishes You Can Make in One Skillet

HONEY GARLIC SHRIMP<p>This sweet and savory dish is low in ingredients and high in bold flavors: a true win-win. Get the recipe HERE.<p>BACON AND MUSHROOM …

Tyler Florence's Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Make Mashed Potatoes

Food Network chef Tyler Florence shared his mashed potatoes recipe with us, and I immediately had to try it. Traditionally, potatoes are cooked in water before being mashed together with butter and cream (or milk). However, Tyler suggests cooking the potatoes in the cream itself, so no potato-y …

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WISE WORDS: Javier Bardem On How The Pursuit Of Happiness Can Drive You Crazy

'Happiness is sometimes too strong of a word, being fine is enough.'<p>For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole …

This Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals to Become Happier

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

This Is What Foodies Make When They Don't Have Time to Cook

You’ve spent hours toiling at your desk, ticked a torrent of tasks off your to-do list, and finally arrived home. But before you can relax on the …

Slow Cooker Hurry Chicken

<i>Slow Cooker Hurry Chicken – a sweet and tangy, super easy, and inexpensive crock pot chicken dish made with pantry staples!</i><p>That moment when you …

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Slow Cooker Korean Beef

February 21, 2015<p><i>Amazingly tender, flavorful Korean beef easily made in the crockpot with just 10 min prep. It doesn’t get easier than that!</i><p>The slow …

This Pasta Is The Hookup Equivalent Of Engagement Chicken

<i>Illustrations by Tristan Offit.</i><p>The recipe for Come Fuck Me Penne à la Vodka has been circulating among single women in New York City since the mid-1990s -- which is when I first learned about it. I had just moved from Chicago and was attending my first semi-grown-up Manhattan dinner party with some …

14 Slow-Cooker Pasta Recipes That Basically Make Themselves

You'll Want to Bookmark Audrey Hepburn's Spaghetti al Pomodoro Recipe

The famed actress ate it once a week.<p>Audrey Hepburn played many roles over the course of her life: actress, dancer, philanthropist. But home cook isn't a word used to describe her very often. Maybe it should be.<p>In <i>Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit</i><i>,</i> Hepburn's son Sean Hepburn Ferrer describes his …

These 30-Minute Recipes Will Save Your Weeknight Butt

Did somebody say "fast weeknight dinner ideas"? Oh, it was these 30-minutes-or-fewer recipes.<p>You always have to eat dinner, but you don't always have oodles of time to cook it. Enter: These easy, low-stress recipes that go from <i>mise en place</i> to plated dinner in 30 minutes. Or less.

All Successful People Do This One Thing (and You Should Too)

In a world where everything is traveling at a rapid pace, anything that promises to enhance our productivity is welcomed with open arms. But while …

9 Secrets of Women Who Are Always in a Good Mood

It’s Monday morning, it’s pouring rain and you have an Excel sheet that will never die. What could anyone possibly have to be happy about? Then in …

This Make-Ahead Spinach + Mushroom Gnocchi Casserole Is Perfection

All you busy ladies out there — we’ve got dinner covered this week with a delicious make-ahead casserole recipe you’ll love. Short on time? No worries; this dish doesn’t require a ton of effort and can be reheated and enjoyed all week long (it’s also freezer-friendly!) Not just another baked pasta …

The best health and science books to read this summer

Got a vacation coming up but not sure what books to toss in your beach bag? <i>STAT</i> has you covered with a roundup of great reads in the realms of …

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The 8-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor …

Time Management

The Psychology of Confidence: 5 Hidden Qualities of Bold Individuals

You're reading The Psychology of Confidence: 5 Hidden Qualities of Bold Individuals, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Self-improvement

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Recipe: Frozen Negroni

If you can, use crushed ice. Your cocktail will blend easier and make a smoother drink. If you can't find crushed ice, make your own by wrapping ice …