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7 Charts on Happiness That Everyone Should Read

Happiness

People are freaking out over this five ingredient green smoothie

In the wide world of smoothies, there is a definite hierarchy. The bigger the ingredient list, the closer to the health gods. Kale goji-berry triple …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy

17 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

In addition to boiling down the "secret" to building wealth in 13 principles, he revealed 30 "major causes of failure" that hold many of us back from getting rich.<p>Here are 17 that are still relevant today.

Should women really be rushing back to work after giving birth?

Would women and their babies be happier if motherhood hadn’t been devalued – and medicalised – to the detriment of us all, says Antonella Gambotto-Burke<p>Like almost every other woman I know, I used to see motherhood as the consolation prize for women who couldn’t cut it in the workplace. Being a …

Pregnancy

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Readers’ Recipe Swap: creme fraiche

Creme fraiche isn’t something I often cook with; if it does appear in my fridge, it’s most often because there’s a syrupy cake that needs a touch of slightly sour creaminess on the side. This week’s theme, though, has convinced me that a pot of creme fraiche is so much more than a sidekick to …

Onions

Mushroom Paella with Kale and Eggs

4 Servings<p>The best part of any paella is the crisp layer of rice that forms on the bottom of the pan. Make sure to scrape some out for each portion.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mushroom Stock<p>1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms<p>1 tablespoon olive oil<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>1 carrot, peeled, chopped<p>1 celery …

Mushrooms

14 Packet Meals That Make Prep AND Cleanup a Breeze

We’re always looking for ways to make cooking less of a chore while still keeping things healthy and fresh. A challenge? Sure. But it’s nothing these 14 packet meals can’t handle. When veggies, starch and protein cook together, getting dinner on the table can be <i>almost</i> as easy as warming up a frozen …

3 Meatless Mains That Are Pretty Genius

<i>In Kristen Miglore's newly released "Genius Recipes," the Executive Editor of Food52 shares recipes that she has found to be sheer genius from chefs</i> …

Genius

6 Reasons Why You Can't Lose Weight, And What To Do About It

With my experience as a family doctor I know that most people can’t lose weight because they are not working in harmony with their body and mind. For …

Fitness

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Seafood Paella

6 Servings<p>This seafood paella recipe requires organization and slicing and dicing in advance. But once the paella gets going, the process is pretty seamless—and the rewards are huge.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 serrano chile, coarsely chopped<p>⅓ cup chopped fresh parsley<p>10 tablespoons olive oil, …

Onions

Life's a beach! TripAdvisor releases list of 10 best islands in the world

We're no longer in the depths of winter, but if spring hasn't yet sprung like you've been hoping it would, just feast your eyes on this: TripAdvisor has released its list of Travelers' Choice Top 10 islands for 2015. Brace yourself for sun, sand, surf and a sudden desire to go buy a plane</b> …

The Best Cake for Breakfast (Because Breakfast Cake Is Amazing)

What's better than cake? Breakfast cake. This one is even (almost) healthy.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot. It’s a chance to</i> …

Breakfast

Our 6 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes for the Drought

Vegetarian Food

10 One-Pot Desserts in Under 30 Minutes

Fruity, buttery, creamy, chocolately, just about any which way we love desserts, but sometimes what's needed is a quick, sweet, after-dinner treat with minimal cleanup. Make one of these 10 desserts using just one pot, pan, or skillet -- or the food processor -- in 30 minutes or less.<p>And while …

Food

Top 10 Places Spring is in Bloom

Spring is in the air, finally! Some may wonder if we'll see a spring this year, as they battle through the last bit of a winter that refuses to leave. Rest assured, though. Spring is here. And, if you need a little extra dose of it this month (or next), we've got just the list for you. …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy!<p><b>1. Spinach & Cheese Strata</b><p>This elegant brunch strata -- really a savory bread pudding with spinach, cheese and cubes of …

20 Healthy, Protein-Packed Smoothie Recipes

Blend up one of these concoctions for a quick nutrition fix<p>shutterstock<p>Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-packed meal or snack, stat. They can provide everything you need—protein, healthy fats, vegetables, and fruits—all in a to-go cup.<p>(For a versatile, ultra-nutritious protein you can use …

Overnight Oats - 50 Best Recipes for Weight Loss

Ready-to-eat cereal isn’t the most waist-friendly variety on supermarket shelves. As it turns out, oatmeal is a much better way to ward off weight …

Breakfast

Vegetarian Sandwich and Wrap Recipes

We've got great vegetarian sandwiches that you'll look forward to for every meal, including fresh and healthy hummus and vegetables on whole grain bread, gooey grilled cheese, veggie burgers, breakfast burritos, and much more in between.<p>Hummus and tapenade unite to pack a flavorful lunchtime punch …

Food

Lucky Kiwi and Coconut Cupcakes

Saint Patrick and I have at least one thing in common -- neither of us are Irish. With Saint Patrick's Day right around the corner on March 17, I decided to do a little research about this jovial, Guinness drinking, green-spirited holiday. I found the history quite interesting since I never gave …

5 Comforting Slow Cooker Cocktails to Help Deal With Winter

The age of hands-free hot cocktails is at hand. Don't put your slow cooker in the corner--it's good for far more than quietly stewing tough cuts of meat.<p>Load that big-batch juggernaut with booze for a winter party and revel in the shaker-less freedom of ready-to-serve hot buttered rum and mulled …