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Seven tips to become a more confident public speaker

I never intended to get involved in public speaking, and then my life took a dramatic turn: I was out of a job and struggling to make ends meet as an entrepreneur.<p>I started looking for new ways to gain exposure and expand my network. I researched successful entrepreneurs in my industry and came to …

10 Easy Ways to Detox

The word detox makes us think restriction, hunger and mood swings. We asked health experts how to reap the benefits of a cleanse without actually committing to one.<p><b>Start your mornings with a glass of room temperature lemon water.</b> (Room temperature is important, since cold foods and drinks can shock …

Students at struggling Drew Middle School learn skill through debate

For years, Charles Drew Middle School in South Los Angeles was so notorious for poor quality and unruly students that it was tagged "Drew Zoo."<p>But don't tell that to the 16 seventh- and eighth-graders who recently reeled off facts, fiercely presented their views and rebutted opposing arguments over …

Education

Seven Steps to Manage Your Fear of Public Speaking

Have you ever avoided a career or business opportunity because it required you to speak in public? Did you ever have a great idea you wanted to share in a group setting but didn't because of your fear of speaking in front of a group of people?<p>Most successful business professionals and entrepreneurs …

Mediterranean Kale Recipe

ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.<p>Ingredients<p>25 m<p>Original recipe yields 6 servings<p>US<p>Metric<p>91 3.2 14.5 4.6 0 …

Recipes

Garlic Kale Recipe

Recipe by: Demara<p>"A delicious, garlicky way to cook the underused, antioxidant rich kale!"<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Added to shopping list. Go to shopping …

Recipes

51 Ways to Cook Root Veggies

Cooking

Make This Recipe Before Thanksgiving: Kale and Sweet Potato Detox Soup

While you're busy planning your menu for the actual Thanksgiving feast, don't forget to nourish your bod with healthy ingredients in the days leading up to it.<p>Kimberly Snyder—nutritionist, author of <i>The Beauty Detox Foods,</i> and preparer of healthy foods for celebs such as Drew Barrymore, Hilary Duff, …

Recipes

How to Create a Menu Perfect for Busting Out Beyoncé Songs

Beyoncé is an inspiration in our kitchen. Really. We put together this 12-course menu inspired by her songs, right this way

Cooking

Season's eatings: roast garlic

Forget the Chinese garlic from the supermarket, Australian garlic found in season at farmers’ markets is great for roasting<p>New season garlic can be found in Victorian farmers markets this month, with their lime green scapes, their purple bulbs – depending on the variety – and a thatch of roots at …

Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

If you like, serve this chocolate-cinnamon recipe with whipped cream or an extra dollop of yogurt—or, of course, a cup of coffee.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pan<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts, chopped<p>2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped<p>¾ teaspoon ground …

Dessert

Vegan Sweet Potato and 2-Bean Chili With Hominy Recipe

A vegan black bean and sweet potato chili packed with rich, complex chili flavor.<p><b>Note:</b> Masa harina is a dried corn flour used to make tortillas and other corn-based Mexican dishes. It can be found under the brand name Maseca.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3 whole sweet dried chilies like Costeño, …

Soup In 15 Minutes: Bok Choy, Ginger & Shiitake (Vegan & Gluten Free)

I don't know about you, but after all the festivities over Thanksgiving I'm craving some light eating: a crispy salad or a brothy soup like this one. …

Food & Dining

Smoky Apple Baked Beans

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know that on this day of love, I’m supposed to offer you a rich, sugary indulgence or at least a romantic dinner for two …

Recipes

Thai Coconut Soup with Tofu and Mushrooms

Last night I realized that I had an open can of coconut milk that I needed to use soon–never a bad situation since coconut milk is one of my favorite …

Eggplant and Chickpea Curry

Sometimes when a recipe is truly great, I find I have little to say other than “Make this.” So, if you like Indian food in general and Baingan Bharta …

Kale-Powered Tropical Smoothie

Are green smoothies “over” yet? I hope not because I’ve been acting like I just discovered them. After a winter of oatmeal with berries, oatmeal with …

Healthy Eating

Mindful Eating: Q & A with Russell Simmons

How long does it take to change your health and your life? Twenty minutes, twice a day, if you ask legendary hip hop producer Russell Simmons, a …

Olive Oil Braised Spring Vegetables

Back in the late 90's <i>Vogue Entertaining + Travel</i> was the Australia-based magazine I splurged for any time I came across it on the news stand. It was …

Recipes

The Vegan Experience: Triple Garlic Pasta With Oven-Dried Tomatoes, Olives, and Bread Crumbs

Building up a strong vegan pasta dish isn't all that different from building a non-vegan pasta dish. Here, the pasta is, of course, the star. The rest is just made up of a few supermarket staples—plum tomatoes, lots of garlic, olives, and bread crumbs—that, with just a bit of care and attention …

Vanilla-Almond Chia Breakfast Pudding

Shares 20.8K<p>Once the ultimate energy food for ancient Mayans and Aztecs, chia seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants, omega-3s, calcium and …

Breakfast

How Disappointment Works In The Brain

By Christopher Wanjek, Columnist<p>Published: 09/27/2014 12:55 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>That feeling of "oh, bummer," is linked with a rather uncommon type of brain signaling, new research shows. The finding could lead to a new class of drugs to treat depression, researchers say.<p>That downer feeling …

The Quality of Life - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How important is self improvement to you? If you’re someone who believes a successful life is filled with continuous growth and learning, to you, …

4 Unexpected (and Science-Backed) Ways to Develop Empathy | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Empathizing is like wearing someone else’s shoes. Sometimes, those shoes are just the right size, cut, and material for you. But most of the time, …

Psychology

4 Things You Must Know When Dealing With Your Haters | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Or dealing with your critics, trolls, enemies etc.<p>Recently I wrote an article which went viral on a local website I freelance for. It’s about me and …

Self-help

Finding Joy and Purpose in Our Work Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Years ago I had the privilege of working alongside a glorious woman. Down to her core she believed in the power of joy. Her infectious laughter …

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

<i>“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.”</i> – William Shakespeare<p><b>Taming the monkey mind</b><p>It’s an all …

30 Ways Revive Spontaneous Happiness You’ve Longed For Since Childhood

Do you ever find yourself searching for happiness?<p>You search, you make a forced effort, and still…you find it difficult to fill that void in your …

Happiness

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …