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Make this oatmeal pancake recipe for breakfast or dinner

For breakfast fans, sometimes a meal doesn't get any better than a stack of pancakes. Fresh off the griddle and served under a pat of melting butter, pancakes are magical, a perfect start — and sometimes end — to the day. These oatmeal pancakes don't disappoint, the fluffy cakes flavored with a …

Millennial Innovators Are About to Leave Big Cities

Datto, a billion-dollar data backup company, was not founded in Silicon Valley.<p>Austin McChord founded the business out of his parents’ basement in …

Richard Branson shares the first question he asks every entrepreneur who comes to him for advice

In many ways, Richard Branson is the prototypical entrepreneur.<p>Since starting the Virgin Group 46 years ago, he's overseen hundreds of companies around the world, in a wide range of industries, bearing the Virgin name.<p>There's no difference between the way he approaches risks in both his …

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 Finalists

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016 (see 2015 here) came to an end on October 1st, and the shortlisted final 40 entries have finally been …

MUSHROOM TIKKA RECIPE / TANDOORI MUSHROOM / GRILLED MUSHROOM RECIPE

Clean , wash and dry mushrooms . Cut the stems and retain only top round part . Stems can be used for something else .<p>Cut large cubes of onion, …

24 One-Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Change Dinner Forever

SEAFOOD PASTA<p>Bee Yinn Low of <i>Rasa Malaysia</i> uses shrimp, clams and scallops but insists you can use any combination of fishes you choose. “It’s really …

77 Easy Summer Weeknight Dinner Recipes So You Can Just Chillllllllllllll

During the summer, there are no elaborate dinner recipes allowed.<p><b>Summer gives you permission to stop trying so hard.</b> Resign yourself to drinking all day outside. Read for pleasure. And absolutely do not stress about preparing an elaborate dinner. These 77 relaxed dinner recipes, which require …

Cooking

15 Trash-to-Treasure Crafts That'll Entertain Your Kids for Less

Keeping the kids happy has never been cheaper.<p>Toys don't have to be store-bought to achieve Most Valuable Player status. First, try making one of these DIY projects out of stuff you were planning to throw away.

Kids

You Have to See This Korean Artist's Trippy Makeup Transformations

Am I seeing double?<p>Dain Yoon, a 22-year-old artist from South Korea, creates the most mind-blowing makeup illusions I've ever seen.<p>Here's what's so unique about her work: Using watercolors, Yoon intricately recreates her facial features and body parts, and then turns them into makeup …

10 Super-Helpful Charts Every Baker Needs to Pin

Never mess up another lattice pie crust ever again.<p>When it comes to baking, it pays to be precise. So the next time you fire up your oven, make sure to have these incredibly helpful charts on hand.

Baking

11 Easy One-Pan Meals That Make Late-Night Cooking a Breeze

Cue scene: you’ve just had a busy day. It could be that you worked a long day, you were in school from morning until evening, or maybe today’s the …

Cooking

18 Vegan Paleo Recipes So Good You Might Convert

You’d think vegan and paleo sort of cancel each other out, with paleo diet recipes emphasizing grass-fed meats and free-range eggs and vegans avoiding all animal products. But when you think about what our “ancestors” probably <i>really</i> ate, it must have been a very plant-based diet. So, what <i>does</i> an …

Healthy Eating

This 4-Second Mental Reset Can Immediately Improve Your Relationships | Inc.com

Most people approach relationships backwards. It's not that our intentions are bad. Our attention is just in the wrong place: on ourselves rather than the other person.<p>It turns out, a little empathy is all you need to fix nearly any situation. Empathy is perhaps the most needed skill in life and …

Relationships

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination

15 Easy Foil Packet Meals Perfect for Campfire Cooking

Remember when camping food meant a hot dog on a stick and some beans heated up in their can? That was pretty yum back then, but we’ve matured and so have our taste buds. Here at the grown-up table, we’re turning campfire food up a notch, proving beyond all doubt that you can eat just as deliciously …

Cooking

8 Ways to Develop Long-Term Focus and Achieve Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s been said that your most valuable form of capital is your mind. Entrepreneurial Personality Types (or EPTs), discovered by Alex Charfen, are naturally capable of widespread success -- but what happens when you’re pushed off track? …

10 Fruit Wraps Of Low Calories Yet Rich Nutrients For Breakfast

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Exercise

How to Use Flaxseed and Flaxseed Meal

Many people are adding flaxseeds and ground flaxseed meal to their diets as flax is gluten-free and low-carb. The flax seed also carries a big …

20 Easy Life Hacks That Will Make You Wealthy

Stop blaming failures on bad luck.<p>Many people strike it rich by just making one smart career move, investing in the right stocks or even inheriting a …

20 Recipes for Hummus, the Best Dip There Ever Was

The world is your creamy, dreamy hummus bowl—try these 20 recipes and see.<p><b>You can run off into the sunset</b> with your sour cream and onion dip. We're staying put with hummus, the creamiest, dreamiest spread of them all. A straightforward chickpea base lends itself to infinite riffs and …

Healthy Eating

Vegetarian food and drink,Food & drink,Vegetarianism,Life and style,Indian food and drink,French food and drink<p>From Romy Gill’s chana dal to Jane Grigson’s ratatouille, great vegetarian dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly

Recipes

19 Delcious Reminders To Eat Cake For Breakfast

Who needs caffeine when you have a sugar high?<p><i>For more breakfast recipes, head over to Food52.</i>

See Historical Photographs From Canada's Stunning National Parks

Lake Louise, a glacial lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Circa 1930.<br>Fox Photos—Getty Images<p>1 of 11<p>The U.S. may be home to the oldest …

Ceramicist Crafts Elegant Vessels Using a Mesmerizing “Throwing” Process

With a series of mesmerizingly fluid gestures, ceramicist Eric Landon forms beautiful vessels on a pottery wheel. They’re crafted with a minimalist aesthetic and look deceptively simple in their execution, but they take an incredible amount of skill to produce.<p>Working under the name Tortus …

23 Movies Everyone Needs To See In Their Teens

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Shape-shifting Exocet Chair conforms to the body in dozens of ways

The design of a traditional chair is everything the human body is not: straight vertical lines and a perpendicular flat seat. It's almost laughable …

Furniture

This Couple Lives In The Coolest Tiny Cabin, Ever

Hannah Fuller grew up in a home her parents built (her father is a boat builder), so it was only natural for her to follow in their footsteps. Tim …

Real Life Objects Used as Playful Ingredients for Fabulous Fashion Illustrations

Though spaghetti makes for a tasty ingredient in the kitchen, it seems like it’d have an unlikely place in the fashion world. Illustrator Edgar Artis thinks differently. Kiwis, chocolate, bell peppers—these are all unconventional choices for evening gowns, yet the artist manages to transform them …

Sun Tea Is the Best, Laziest Warm-Weather Drink

Drag your pasty body outside, throw some delicious herbs and tea and fruit in a jar, and prepare to feel very refreshed.<p>Hark! It's finally breaking 70 degrees on the regular, which means it's time to return to putting ice in your coffee, your tea, and pretty much everything else. Down in Texas, …

Stonefruit

21 Healthyish Recipes For People Who Can't Live Without Bacon

Yes, actual bacon.<p>The good news is that you don't need to cut it out completely. "A good diet includes a variety of fats — including saturated fats like bacon," says registered dietitian Abby Langer, owner of Abby Langer Nutrition. And if your diet is mostly unprocessed, whole foods, adding bacon …