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18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …

Entrepreneurship

This Is Why Police Are Now Investigating Sandra Bland's Death As A Possible Murder

<b>What Happened During The 90 Minutes Before Her Death?</b><p>Some facts about the <b>Sandra Bland</b> case we know: The 28-year-old Chicago woman, who was an …

Elections

Stunning Early Entries in 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

One of our very favorite photo contests has just kicked off! The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest brings out the most breathtaking shots in travel photography. This year, the prizes are really exciting! The grand prize winner will receive an eight day National Geographic Photo …

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

These Blended Frozen Banana Recipes Are Better Than Ice Cream

It’s time to rethink the banana.<p>All you need is a freezer and a blender to transform the potassium-, serotonin- and fiber rich fruit into the creamiest, most healthy treat we’ve had all year.<p>We scoured the internet for delicious ideas, but really, you can’t go wrong: peel and slice some slightly …

8 Easter Desserts That Will Impress Your Guests

These Easter desserts are as impressive as they are delicious. Get ready for the oohs and aahs!<p><b>1. Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp</b><p>One of the easiest and best desserts I know. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries bubbling away in their own juices beneath a crunchy oat streusel topping. Serve warm out of …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

Did you know Uber has a VIP loyalty program?

Turns out that Uber has a loyalty program for some of its regular customers, but only in select cities. Despite being around a few years, it has gone …

Transportation

Autoblog Sitemap

Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog.<p>We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as …

Rights & Freedoms

These Are the Best Onion Rings You'll Ever Make at Home

<i>By Matt Duckor, Epicurious</i><p>Photo by Ditte Isager<p>Most of the foods we loved in our youth are forgettable when you really think about it. Eating Bagel Bites is like struggling to chew off damp pieces of cardboard. Lunchables were clearly dreamed up by a branding genius that made kids think it was cool …

Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

The book suggestion of this week is about how to create products that got people to use very often. The title of the book is Hooked: How to Build …

Crispy Roasted Breakfast Potatoes for Brunch Happiness

Breakfast potatoes roasted to perfection, with the addition of red onions and peppers. Add some poached eggs, and you never need to go out for brunch again!<p>Cooking is my love language. I suppose that falls under <i>acts of service</i>, but it’s not really the same to me. After all, we all need to eat and …

Cooking

6 ways to up your hot chocolate game

slurp it up, baby. slurp it up.<p>Some people's January pasttimes include taking a barre class, or knitting, or creating some kickass ceramics. Mine, on the other hand, primarily consist of binge watching Netflix shows, reading a few book club picks, and sipping (read: chugging) hot chocolate. …

Dessert

3 Breakfast Rules to Follow to Lose Weight

Now that the New Year is solidly here, many of us are resolving to eat better, move more, and lose weight. One of the best ways to do this—and make …

Nutrition

The Psychology Of Fear: How Tough Mudder Designs Obstacles To Torture You

Ice, barbed wire, and electric shocks: The lead designer behind Tough Mudder talks about designing addictive torture.<p>“Run through a field of live wires that sure as hell don’t tickle,” Tough Mudder writes on its YouTube Channel. “Watch out for hay bales and deep sinkholes, or you will face-plant …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

Chicken and Veggies Stir Fry: Low Calorie and Super Yummy

This skinny stir-fry is chock full of broccoli, pea pods, carrots, cabbage, onions and lean chicken breasts. <b>Each huge, fiber rich serving has 264 calories, 6 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS.</b> You'll be so satisfied with this dish just the way it is but it can be served over brown rice …

How To Score A Free Burrito At Chipotle This January

While winter sinks deeper into a seemingly interminable cold and wet darkness, there is a light at the end of the month. On Monday, January 26, you can earn yourself a free burrito at Chipotle.<p>To do so, you'll have to buy an entree off the Sofritas menu on that Monday. Then, when you bring your …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

CES

20 Recipes That Make Healthy Taste Good

There's no denying that this is the worst time of year for eating fresh. Not only is there almost zero fresh, seasonal produce to be found, but the majority of people are trying to eat healthy -- at least until the end of the month. It's that post-holiday slump that leaves those of us who really …

Want Your Marriage To Last? Start With A Huge, Cheap Wedding

Before and after, there's the bachelor/bachelorette party, the rehearsal dinner and the day-after brunch. There's the photo booth, which is a definite necessity these days. And what couple doesn't have a website designed to share with the world the first time they laid eyes on each other?<p>"The whole …

Weddings

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

How to Make a Hot Toddy Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: It's time to warm up your liquor. Associate Editor Marian Bull is walking us through the art of the …

9 Easy Holiday Cakes and Quick Breads

<b>1. Gingerbread</b><p>Old-fashioned gingerbread is the perfect treat to keep on hand during the holidays. There are many different kinds -- from the darkest, densest cakes made with robust molasses and stout beer to the lightest, most delicate cakes flavored only with brown sugar and a hint of ground …

4 Things You Must Do to Get the Salary You Deserve

The top workplace question I get asked about from young women is, <i>"How do I negotiate the salary for a new job?"</i><p>Sorry, that's not quite right. What they usually ask me, all too apologetically, is <i>"Is it okay to ask for more money?"</i><p>In other words, will their would-be boss be put off by their demands? …

Herbalife misses profit target for second quarter in a row

For much of its bitter fight over its business practices in the last two years, Herbalife Ltd. has had the comfort of solid sales and growing profits at its back.<p>For the second straight quarter, however, the Los Angeles nutritional products company turned out surprisingly weak results and missed …

Copycat Panera Bread Cinnamon Crunch Bagels

This Panera Bread cinnamon crunch bagels recipe tastes just like what you get at the restaurant, only better for you. Plus, there's nothing like a fresh-baked bagel on a cool, crisp morning.<p>This bagel. It needs no introduction.<p>Anyone who is anyone has eaten the infamous cinnamon crunch bagel from …