Srinivasan Ramanan

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This Genius Method Will Get Your Job Application Into the Hands of a Hiring Manager

Do this now.<p>Your dream job, say as a Google programmer or a globe-trotting wine taster, appears in a posting online. You submit a resume and a week …

Résumés

Mindfulness meditation: ten minutes a day improves cognitive function

Practising mindfulness meditation for ten minutes a day improves concentration and the ability to keep information active in one’s mind, a function …

Meditation

Make your resume more like a blockbuster movie

Did you ever wonder what it is about all those blockbuster movie posters that pull you right in from the first minute? Well, whatever it is, it’s …

Self-improvement

What's the difference between green, orange and red peppers?

Let's clear up the confusion about this and other myths.<p>Where I live in New Jersey, it's the best time of year to buy a variety of colored bell …

New Jersey

38 Fat-Burning Foods to Help You Lose Weight

There’s no magical way to lose weight instantly. But paired with exercise, these foods have the power to torch fat you just can’t seem to get rid</b> …

Nutrition

Curried Chickpea-Lentil Dal

8 servings<p>This super-easy recipe is a perfect canvas for punchy, crunchy toppers like toasted coconut and mustard seeds with turmeric oil and a zingy chutney. The dal is vegan but full of hearty protein thanks to the chickpeas, lentils, and coconut milk. Serve the stew as the centerpiece surrounded …

Recipes

These 5 One-Pot Magic Pastas Only Need 5 Ingredients and a Glance — Snapshot Cooking

<i>Welcome to Snapshot Cooking, the home of Kitchn's easiest recipes. These mini recipes are so simple you can practically cook from the</i> …

Recipes

31 Easy Dinner Recipes For Lazy Folks Who Love Their Instant Pots

Some days (most days, if you're me) when you get home from a long day of work, you just really don't feel like sweating over a stovetop to make dinner. This is truly where your Instant Pot comes in handy. It's genuinely there to make your life easier and help you cook faster. For those nights when …

Recipes

5 Stretches to Loosen Your Hamstrings and Relieve Lower Back Pain

You probably already have a plan in place for what to do when your lower back is bothering you, but there may be something else you can try: stretching your legs. While there are many causes of low back pain, research shows that having tight hamstrings—the muscle at the back of the thigh—is linked …

Back Pain
Weight Loss

12 mobile apps to organize and simplify your life

(Credit: HomeArt, Shutterstock / HomeArt)<p>Life can feel so complicated sometimes. You wake up in the morning feeling exhausted and in dire need of coffee. Your smart coffee maker's gone off, but there's no coffee in it because you forgot to purchase it. You're trying to get out the door to buy some …

Apps

10 Unexpected Side Effects of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes complications can be severe—but with proper treatment, you can avoid them.<p>High blood pressure and cholesterol<p>When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can't properly use insulin, a hormone that regulates blood sugar. In turn, your HDL (or "good") cholesterol lowers, and your levels …

Diabetes

41 Underrated Products On Amazon That Are Actually Effing Brilliant

There are scores of products on the market that enjoy and deserve plenty of attention. But for every award-winning gadget or tool, there are also …

Inventions

Your Arms Will Transform After Doing This 10-Move Workout

This workout combines dumbbell and bodyweight moves to give you the ultimate arm burn. Each move targets different areas of your upper body including the deltoids (shoulders), biceps, triceps, and traps. This workout will leave you feeling sore for days, and will also help you get lean, sculpted, …

Workouts

Senior Dog? 5 Solutions to Common Issues

When seemingly new behaviors crop up in older dogs, it’s easy to assume they’ve just grown crotchety, but these newfound habits warrant attention. “Dogs do have senior moments, but they usually involve behaviors that progress over time, and we tend to explain them away,” says Katenna Jones, owner …

Rhode Island

How to perfectly season your cast-iron pan

Cast Iron Skillet

Safe Streaking: How To Clean Any Type of Window, From Home to Car

<b>* Steaks and residues on your window are hard to remove</b><b><br>* Achieve clean and streak-free windows with these cleaning products</b><b><br>* Includes non-drip</b> …

Washing Machines

13 Must-Haves For People Who Live Alone

Living alone certainly has its benefits. There's no one around to mess up your clean space — or clean up your messy space. You get sole control of …

Punjabi Chole

<b>Punjabi Chole</b> is a spicy curry from the northern region of India. Made from chick peas, onion, tomatoes, ginger garlic and Indian spices, it is one …

Chickpeas

Jeff Bezos: When you find a business opportunity with these traits, 'don't just swipe right, get married'

Jeff Bezos knows a thing or two about spotting good business opportunities. At age 30, he left the security of a high-level job in finance to launch …

Jeff Bezos

10 Nontoxic Houseplants That are Safe for Your Pets

If you’re eager to fill your rooms with houseplants but don’t want to risk harming your pets, check out these amazing nontoxic options, each deemed …

Pets

I Finally Figured Out How to Make the Crispiest, Crunchiest Chickpeas—And They’re Seriously Good on Everything

These oven-baked chickpeas are great on soups, salads, and grain bowls—or for munching on by the handful.<p>Crispy chickpeas are one of those things you …

Recipes

10-Minute Butt and Core Pilates Workout You Can Do in Your Living Room

It's hard to overstate how important a strong core and strong glutes are. As a fitness editor and certified trainer, I find myself harping on both of …

Workouts

How to Do the ‘Impossible Task’ When You're Depressed

When you’re depressed, any little thing—from filling a prescription to making yourself a sandwich—can seem impossible. Writer Molly Backes recently …

DIY Home Improvement Fixes That Cost $10 or Less

From silencing a squeaky door to cleaning out a clogged drain, here are 13 cheap and easy repairs you can do yourself—instead of waiting around for your landlord or paying a handyman to do the job.<p>Not many people would publicly admit they blew $1,000 on a new appliance when all they needed to do …

Home Improvement

The $7 Kitchen Tool That Practically Does It All

From the stand mixer to the high-power blender, there are plenty of expensive kitchen devices that earn their keep on your counters. But in a world …

Cast Iron Skillet

Amazon's Jeff Bezos shares his secrets for life and business

Jeff Bezos gave a master class on life and business onstage in Washington last night, with this keeper advice: "All of my best decisions in business …

Jeff Bezos

This 30-Minute AMRAP Workout Will Torch Your Entire Body

And it doesn't require a single piece of equipment.<p>Full-body workouts don't require full-day time commitments. This 30-minute torcher hits all your major muscle groups without equipment and makes every moment count.<p>These nine moves, put together by Jeremy Scott, owner of Jeremy Scott Fitness in …

Climbing

Vegetable Soup with Beer Bread

Wanna know what the best thing about this dinner is (besides the fact that it’s highly comforting and delicious)? You likely already have everything …

Recipes

Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup Couldn't Be Easier to Make — Delicious Links

<i>Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Cooking