Wendy Bast

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The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods

The right productivity method can make a <i>huge</i> difference in your work. A friction-less workflow can take you from feeling overwhelmed, unfocused, and …

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Chocolate-Cinnamon Coffee Cake

12 Servings<p>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>October 2013Print<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 …

Dessert

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …

Be Nice to Everyone. It's Worth It | Inc.com

Devon Schuler is an airplane designer. He spends a great deal of time thinking about ways to improve flying and he loves sketching airplane designs. There is just one problem: Devon is only 9 and no one is paying him for his ideas.<p>Since when has a lack of pay stopped anyone with a passion from …

Employment

Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

Over the past decade, I have watched more than 100 companies try to remake themselves into significantly better competitors. They have included large organizations (Ford) and small ones (Landmark Communications), companies based in the United States (General Motors) and elsewhere (British Airways), …

Tell Your Team What Customers Should Say About Them

How do you get employees to behave in ways that differentiate your brand to the people that matter most to your business: customer prospects, clients, partners, colleagues, and recruits?<p>Too many companies are still trying to create thick manuals that lay out every possible scenario and a …

Chocolate Coffee Cookies

Hello my peoples! It’s Monday, and Monday’s are a serious drag around here — it’s normally the day I answer a million emails, package stuff for the …

THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF BEETS Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 A single serving of beets can boost your energy and lower your blood pressure. Eating beets long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, and lose weight, as well as assisting in a number of other health areas. Many people don’t like beets or consider it only a special occasion dish, but we think this powerfood should be on your plate every day. 8 Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets: 1. Weight Loss Beets taste sweet, but a cup of cooked beet contains only 60 calories and is full of fiber. This is a perfect food for weight management. The sugars in beets are smart carbs, since they come in a natural whole food form. Unlike white sugar, the beet calories come with a lot of nutrients and phytochemicals. 2. Brain and Energy Boost Beets are high in natural nitrates, which are converted to nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide is known to expand the walls of blood vessels so you can enjoy more oxygen, more nutrients, and more energy. Studies have shown nitric oxide to increase the efficiency of the mitochondria (your energy powerhouses). The results of these studies were impressive. A single small serving (70 ml) of beetroot juice reduced resting blood pressure by 2%. A single small serving increased the length of time professional divers could hold their breath by 11%. Cyclists who drank a single larger serving (500 ml) of beetroot juice were able to ride up to 20% longer. 3. Nature’s Viagra One of the first known uses of beets was by the ancient Romans, who used them medicinally as an aphrodisiac. Many plants have been considered an aphrodisiac by some culture at some time, but in this case it may be more than just wishful thinking. As noted above, beets can increase blood flow due to their nitrates. Increased blood flow to the genital areas is one of the mechanisms Viagra and other pharmaceuticals create their effects. Beets also contain high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones. Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-beet-benefits-aphrodisiac-brain-booster-more.html#ixzz2OaOKckCa Photo: The Farmacy

MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 - 2 cups raw almonds - 1/3 cup dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) - 1 tsp coconut oil - 1/8th tsp sea salt Blend all ingredients until smooth in your Vitamix or high powered blender. The health benefits of RAW cacao are incredible: Raw Cocao beans have the highest source Magnesium, Chromium, and Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper…all the cofactors needed for healthy metabolism, its in the cocao bean. Its also one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in the world but no chocolate bars have any vitamin C because heat destroys vitamin C. It has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any food tested thus far! Almonds: Almonds are an uber-healthful, filling snack, jammed packed with real protein, fiber, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Soaking all tree nuts — especially almonds, since they aren’t botanically a tree nut not a seed — Raw almonds have phytic acid and an enzyme inhibitor in their brown skin that protects the nut until the proper levels of sunlight and moisture allow it to germinate. Phytic acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, unless it’s reduced or nullified by soaking, sprouting, and/or fermentation. Bound minerals generally cannot be absorbed in the intestine, and too many bound minerals can lead to mineral deficiencies. Source: 'Super Green Me' by Trinity Chiropractic Photo: How to make your own Dark Chocolate Almond Butter - 2 cups raw almonds - 1/3 cup dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) - 1 tsp coconut oil - 1/8th tsp sea salt Blend all ingredients until smooth in your Vitamix or high powered blender. ---> Looking to make a change? Stop by my site http://healthyholisticliving.com/ for tips on living a healthier life The health benefits of RAW cacao are incredible: Raw Cocao beans have the highest source Magnesium, Chromium, and Iron, Manganese, Zinc, Copper…all the cofactors needed for healthy metabolism, its in the cocao bean. Its also one of the highest sources of Vitamin C in the world but no chocolate bars have any vitamin C because heat destroys vitamin C. It has the highest ORAC value (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) of any food tested thus far! Almonds: Almonds are an uber-healthful, filling snack, jammed packed with real protein, fiber, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Soaking all tree nuts — especially almonds, since they aren’t botanically a tree nut not a seed — Raw almonds have phytic acid and an enzyme inhibitor in their brown skin that protects the nut until the proper levels of sunlight and moisture allow it to germinate. Phytic acid binds to minerals like zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium, chromium, and manganese in the gastrointestinal tract, unless it’s reduced or nullified by soaking, sprouting, and/or fermentation. Bound minerals generally cannot be absorbed in the intestine, and too many bound minerals can lead to mineral deficiencies. Source: 'Super Green Me' by Trinity Chiropractic Healthy Holistic Living Via Healthy Holistic Living

GREEN ALL THE SMOOTHIES Share | Like | Comment l Repost http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rawforvitality/177654739026014 Green smoothies are nutritious, delicious and simple way to get more of the good stuff in your diet. From:movemofitness.com

The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home

When I broke into my neighbor’s home earlier this week, I didn’t use any cat burglar skills. I don’t know how to pick locks. I’m not even sure how to …

Mini Coconut Flour Bites

Makes 10-15<p>Calories 841<br>• Protein 9 g<br>• Carbs 67 g<br>• Fiber 21 g<br>• Sugars 38 g<br>• Sodium 273 mg<br>• Fat 63 g<br>• Saturated 47 g

Margarita Chicken Quesadilla with Margarita Guacamole

Oh yes, it’s Margarita time!<p>Yes, I am well aware that it is Monday.<p>But hey, who the heck said you can’t have a little fun on Monday?<p>Plus, I already …

Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad - Picky Palate

This pregnancy I have craved quinoa like crazy. It is great for an afternoon snack or light dinner. This is another variation of my Mango Chicken and …

Chocolate Chip Cookie Energy Bars

An energy bar that tastes like a chocolate chip cookie. A chocolate chip cookie that tastes like an energy bar. Which one would you choose?<p>I say an</b> …

This Quinoa Salad Is a Major Crowd-Pleaser

Hello, perfect potluck dish!<p>Women’s Health<i>’s food and nutrition editor Jill Waldbieser is taking the #31Mealsin31Days challenge—she’ll cook at least one homemade meal every day for the entire month of May. See her latest recipe here, and join in by sharing your own homemade meals on Instagram and</i> …

Food

The Behaviors that Define A-Players

Individual contributors sometimes ask themselves, “What will it take for others to recognize my potential?” They may simply want acknowledgement of the importance of the work they do. Or they may aspire to move into management. In some cases, they’ve been told that they’re doing fine and have been …

Generation to Generation: How to Save the Family Business

Most family-owned businesses—approximately 70%—last just one generation. Because an estimated 80% of businesses across the globe are family-owned, the low survival rate has alarming consequences. Consider this: In the United States alone, family-owned businesses (FOBs) are responsible for 60% of …

Stop Procrastinating…Now

It seems that no one is immune to the tendency to procrastinate. When someone asked Ernest Hemingway how to write a novel, his response was “First you defrost the refrigerator.” But putting off tasks takes a big hit on our productivity, and psyche. Procrastination is not inevitable. Figuring out …

8 Ways Not to Manage Your Email (and 5 and a Half Tactics that Work)

In 1635, England’s Charles I expanded the island’s mail delivery service to the public — with postage paid by the recipient and based on the weight of the letter. If Great Aunt Henrietta wrote you a 10-page letter asking why you weren’t married yet, throughout most of the country you paid for the …

Watch Nirvana's Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic on The Tonight Show

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fameannounced in December 2013 that Nirvana will be inducted into their class of 2014. Last night, Dave Grohl and Krist …

Why You Should Drink Warm Water & Lemon

The way you start each day is incredibly important. Whether you're a mom, a coach, a writer, a small business owner or a yoga teacher, what you do …

Wellness

Spice Up Your Lunch

Curry powder gives this chicken salad a flavorful boost.<p>This curry chicken salad from Fresh, Fit, & Healthy is the ultimate busy (or lazy) runner's lunch.<p>When you make a standard sandwich, you need to take out the meat, the cheese, the veggies, the condiments, the bread. You build the sandwich, and …

18 Light and Refreshing Soups for Spring

Gallery18 Light and Refreshing Soups for Spring<p>Here at Serious Eats, we're down for a comforting bowl of soup regardless of the temperature outside. With sunny springtime weather on the horizon, it's time to turn away from heavy wintertime stews and toward brighter, fresher bowls loaded with …

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Family Business Owners Must Set the Agenda (Without Micromanaging)

“It’s <i>our</i> money.”<p>With those three little words, Charles changed the course of his family’s shipping business**, highlighting the role that owners can play in a family business. His father had founded the business in the 1960s and, after building it to $500 million in revenue, had passed ownership …

The Secret Life of Grief

My mom’s cancer and the science of resilience<p>Someone laughed. It might have been my sister, dad, grandmother, or one of the dozen friends and family members arrayed around that bed in my parents' room. Before we cried, said goodbye, and fanned out in separate cars to begin our private journeys of …

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