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Hummus isn't meant to be a dip

Maybe you’ve had this sandwich: A thick layer of garlicky chickpeas, smooshed to the consistency of mashed potatoes cemented cucumbers, sprouts, tomatoes and havarti cheese between two slices of wheaty, seedy bread, avocado optional. When I was in college in the 1990s it was my lunchtime go-to. The …

Food

17 Smart Tips for People Who Work From Home | Inc.com

We've heard this advice over and over again--from Richard Branson, from a Stanford professor, from--well, everyone: If you want to be more successful and happier, work from home.<p>With that in mind, I asked people who work from home now to give me their best tips. How do you overcome the loneliness …

Productivity

10 best value long-haul city breaks for an exotic holiday on a budget

When it comes to long-haul holidays, there's a common misconception that you need to splash the cash in order to make the most of your trip.<p>That's …

43 No-Utensil Recipes for When You Just Wanna Eat With Your Hands

Confession: I haven’t had a kitchen table since 2014. First, because I thought a couch was a better post-college investment. And later, because I only had room in my postage-stamp-sized apartment for that couch.<p>My roommate and I make it work—she loves cheese, cured meats, and crackers, and I’ve …

31 Easy Summer Dinner Ideas to Make Every Night in August

Fact: August produce makes every cold, dark day in February worth it. Summer squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and corn practically whip themselves up into …

16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Self-improvement

10 Cool Cucumber Recipes to Make Right Now

Cool, crunchy cucumbers are at their absolute best in summer. Whether you picked up one too many at the farmers market or your garden is overflowing …

Food

Vegetable Grilling Guide

Grilling vegetables is easy. The fact that more people don't do it is the strange thing. The general rule is to cut the vegetables into pieces that …

Cooking

9 Places to Get Awesome Pictures Online for Free (and Without Copyright Restrictions) | Inc.com

Everyone knows the clickability of an article or blog increases dramatically with the right image. But despite the fact that there are billions of digital pictures, it seems that finding high-quality images is still a challenge.<p>Plus, while the stock photo sites like Getty and Shutterstock are …

Urban Exploration

Why exercising on an empty stomach is the secret to weight loss

You may think you need food to fuel your workouts, but you are wrong.<p>Recently, the advice that suggests loading up on carbohydrates before exercise has been called into question. Yes, consuming carbs before exercise can increase performance in certain fields like sprinting and sports that use power …

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does) | Inc.com

Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.<p>If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't pull it off beyond a few days myself), know this: To become more productive, first …

Time Management

21 Essential Healthy Recipes That Everyone Should Know

Whether or not you love cooking, part of being an adult is being able to feed yourself with stuff that's actually good for you. It's pretty easy …

Cooking

Are Portable Air Conditioners a Lot of Hot Air?

Think of portable air conditioners as the cooling choice of last resort. They’re better than a fan but not much. That’s what Consumer Reports …

Home Improvement

Smart Technologies to Keep Your Home Safe During Summer Vacation Photos

You work hard all year long for the opportunity to take a relaxing summer vacation with friends or family. So why spend those precious days away anxious about what may be happening at home? Whether it's a burglar breaking through your back window, or a water leak in the basement that ruins your …

How To Get Rich In Real Estate - Without Being A Landlord

Today I’m going to show you, hands-down, the easiest way to add rental real estate to your portfolio.<p>Don’t worry—you won’t have to leave your computer. Instead of hitting the streets to buy a four-plex or apartment building to rent out, we’re going to purchase a recession-proof real estate income …

Real Estate

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

11 Places You Have To See On Your Trip To Italy

Italy is such a beautiful country to explore, from its gorgeous lakes in the north, the beautiful towns of Cinque Terre to the picturesque charm of …

Italy

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, trial shows

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months by cutting calories, exercising and keeping glucose under control, a trial has shown.<p>Although the condition is considered to be chronic, requiring a lifetime of medication, Canadian researchers proved it was possible to restore insulin production …

Diabetes

What's the 'best' passport to hold? Citizenship in these 35 countries pays off most

Being a citizen of a particular country can come with big perks, from free healthcare to lower taxes to mandatory vacation time. (That's right.) But …

Europe

30 photos that will make you want to visit Greece

Majestic ruins, gorgeous beaches with translucent water, and cobblestone streets winding past colorful houses.<p>Whether you're visiting the mainland or the islands, there is no shortage of things to see, do, and eat.<p>From a monastery built in the mountains to a volcano you can literally climb inside, …

European Travel

How to tell whether you should prioritize paying down your mortgage or investing

While both options have their own unique benefits, the bottom line is either course of action can put you in a better position towards financial independence.<p>However, it's important to note that before you consider either option, you'll want to have your fundamentals in place.<p>This includes having …

Personal Finance

9 Amazing Skiing Resorts To Visit In The Alps Of Europe

One of the greatest joys of winter is snow… along, of course with the opportunities to go skiing! Thing is, in cities like London, and across the UK …

Skiing

Germany and Saudi Arabia are facing the same lurking disaster

REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach The global exporters' crisis is intensifying (read my free special report on Germany's inevitable crisis).<p>Germany's largest bank said it is deeply concerned about stagnation in the United States. Separately, Saudi Arabia's central bank gave $4 billion to the country's banks …

Saudi Arabia

17 Charming French Spots Prove the Best of France Is Outside of Paris

You secretly think the Eiffel Tower isn't a big deal. You've been to the Louvre 17 times and could draw the Mona Lisa with your eyes closed. You feel …

France

The 17 Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Africa and Asia's hottest beachfronts to the most underrated U.S. cities.<p>In 2017, you're going to need your passport—and your sense of adventure. Our top destinations to visit this year will have you heading out on safari, exploring historic Eastern Europe and South America, tapping into …

Eastern Europe

Start a Business: 9 Steps to Validate a Business Idea While Keeping Your Full Time Job | Inc.com

You want to start a business, but you're not sure your idea will work -- and you're definitely not ready to quit your full-time job and dive right in. Is it possible to validate your business idea while maintaining the safety net your full-time job provides?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan …

Entrepreneurship

Best Hikes In Europe - Adventurous And Amazing

Every year millions of tourists flock to Europe to experience the best out of the continent. But what they are missing out while traveling in the …