Sara Michelle

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These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

Grab a Forkful of Happiness by Making This Garlicky Spaghetti Immediately

Allow me, a serious pasta addict, to introduce you to my favorite pasta recipe. Olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, lemon, white wine, thyme, parmesan cheese, and a pinch of happy tears join forces to create a boldly flavored sauce that comes together in mere minutes. If you've got all the …

Italian Food

Transform Your Upper Body With These 18 Strengthening Exercises

When it comes to women lifting weights, a common myth is that you'll get "bulky" or look "manly". According to a 2006 review in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, the benefits of weightlifting for men and women are: increased bone mass, lean muscle mass, improved cardiovascular fitness, …

Workouts

The 9 Best Beach Hotels in Costa Rica to Book in 2018

Blessed with an abundance of pristine natural wonders, Costa Rica has become Central America's premier tourist destination. Imposing mountains, lush …

Costa Rica

Tell me what you did today, and I’ll tell you who you are

You live your life in 24 hour periods. How you use those 24 hour periods determines who you become and how successful you’ll be.<p>If you learn to …

The Brain

All the Types of Onions, and What They're Best For

By Alex Delany<p>White? Yellow? Red? Which type of onion is the right one to use for what? Allow us to explain.<p>What is the freakin' deal with all these different types of onions? Why isn't there just one onion? Wouldn't that be simpler? Well, yes, it would be simpler. But it would also be a hell of a …

Cooking

Servant Leadership Is Not What You Think: Ken Blanchard Explains

What is “servant leadership” and how can it make you a better leader?<p>Often in life and work, we become focused on tasks instead of people. If left unchecked, this “results first, team second” mentality can lead to low morale and even lower performances. However, by leading from the ground up and …

Leadership

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

30 Mexican Breakfast Recipes to Start the Day Off Right

Tacos for breakfast? Yes, please! Wheather you need a grab-and-go option or want to host a weekend brunch, these Mexican breakfast recipes are the …

Cooking

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 p.m. and It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Bacon-Apple Pie

To my eye, this apple pie has an almost medieval look, with its meaty lattice top. To my stomach, it's a modern-day marvel.

Recipes

The Most Ingenious Lemon Curd Starts with Your Blender

Ridiculously creamy, light-bodied lemon curd that comes from a high-speed blender seems too good to be true, right? Since this custard-like curd is …

These 3-Ingredient Chewy Chocolate Meringues Are "Stupendously Good"

When you’re eating a meringue, it’s easy to forget how simple they are to make. The texture—the way it feels like eating a soft, shattered crystal and a ball of air at the same time—seems unattainable. There must be some complex gastronomic equation at work.<p>Actually, it’s quite the opposite. …

Try These 12 Strategies If You Need To Stop Micromanaging

For new and experienced leaders alike, one of their biggest management challenges is learning how to properly delegate. Those who struggle with delegation often come off as micromanagers, leading their teams to feel over-scrutinized and distrusted.<p>Most employees don’t appreciate being micromanaged, …

Leadership

How to Make Exceptionally Tender, Fluffy Scones

The next time you think about making flaky, buttery biscuits consider trying your hand at making scones—the biscuit’s slightly sweeter …

The Ivy Lee Method: A 100-year old, 15-minute routine for stress-free productivity

In the early 1900s, Charles M. Schwab, President of Bethlehem Steel Corporation — a steel and shipping company — wanted to increase the efficiency of …

Time Management

This Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Made BA Staffers Pretty Much Lose Our Minds

That's how incredible it is.<p>Carrot cake is the best cake. Yeah, I said it. The reason it's the best cake is because normal cake is boring, and carrot cake is full of adventure in the form of nuts! raisins! spices! and, uh, carrots! Whereas many cakes are dry, carrot cake is almost always—pardon the …

Dessert

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

Exercise

Total Body Workout With Gliding Discs

If you really want to spice up your workouts, adding new tools is one great option. Gliding Discs have been around for years and are great for adding …

This Move From a Beachbody Trainer May Be the Most Effective Ab Exercise We've Ever Seen

Beachbody trainer Autumn Calabrese, creator of the 21-Day Fix, loves to share her favorite moves from her latest program, 80-Day Obsession. We've seen her booty-sculpting cardio moves and the full-body move called the surrender to shoulder press.<p>She's back on Instagram, this time showing us this …

Fitness

16 Healthy Lunches That Cost Less Than $2 to Make

When I started my first full-time job, I quickly developed the bad (but common) habit of spending way too much on lunch. What started out as an …

This Full-Body Move From a Beachbody Trainer Will Either Scare You or Make You Say, "Bring It!"

When an exercise has the word "surrender" in its name, expect that it will destroy you (in a good way!). In this video, Beachbody trainer Autumn Calabrese is demonstrating the surrender to shoulder press. The surrender move alone is strictly a lower-body exercise, so why not add in a shoulder press …

Fitness

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

Sam's Famous Carrot Cake Recipe

"My Grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. Everyone who knew him, knows of his famous carrot cake. He would always have some available for …

5:2 dieters lose weight 'quicker' and may have healthier hearts - new study

People on the part-time “5:2” diet lose weight more quickly and are more healthy than those undertaking a consistent, traditional diet, a new study suggests.<p>UK researchers found that 5:2 dieters were able to achieve at least five per cent of their weight-loss target within two months while enjoying …

You’ve Been Making French Toast All Wrong (Here’s How to Do It Right)

A plate of perfect French toast—crispy round the edges, custardy in the center, and capped off with an amber kiss of maple syrup—is a thing of …

Breakfast

5 Essential Oils for Much Faster Hair Growth—Seriously

Waiting for your hair to grow is like watching paint dry—except worse. Paint will dry in, well, approximately a few hours. Hair, depending on the …

Can You Restore Your Vision Naturally? This Eye Doc Says Yes

If you have ever been diagnosed with an eye condition such as macular degeneration or cataracts, the doctor might have told you: "All we can do is …

I Drank Fire Cider for a Week, and I Don’t Need Coffee Anymore

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as the remedy for everything from dull skin to dandruff, so it’s not surprising that fire cider, an apple cider vinegar drinking tonic, has been catching on too. Fire vinegar, as it’s also known, is not unlike a shrub (a fruity, vinegary syrup you mix with water …

If You Want An Energized, Pain-Free Body, Then It's Time To Rethink Your Every Step

Most days of the week, before the rest of my family is out of bed, I meet a friend for a morning walk. We bring our coffee and chat while our bodies slowly wake up. I don't wear sneakers—just simple, minimal shoes that allow me to feel the ground beneath my feet. My toes and arches respond to the …