Amy Mercado

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Meal Prep These 60 Big-Batch Recipes and Eat Well All Week

A little extra work on the weekend means you can eat well for days.<p>Nothing makes us feel more at the top of our game than meal prepping big batches of grains, beans, proteins, and sauces to mix and match for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Make a few of these recipes—from basics like roast chicken or …

How the CEO of a $600 million startup almost got kicked out of his own company conference

But Todd McKinnon, cofounder and CEO of security software maker Okta, has a funny spin on that classic tale: The company had trouble recognizing him and almost wouldn't let him enter his own annual company meeting.<p>Okta, founded in 2008, has ballooned to 450 employees, 200 of them in sales. Late …

How a series of humiliating events led to one of the fastest-growing startups EVER

As the cofounder and CEO of Zenefits, today he's a Silicon Valley golden boy, a major success story.<p>Zenefits could be the fastest-growing cloud company <i>ever —</i> and in terms of revenues, too, not just freemium users.<p>"We launched in May 2013 and by the beginning of 2014, (8 months later) we were at a …

Real estate agents are waging a war against the internet

Only last June Alexander Chesterman, the founder of Zoopla, a property-search website, was the toast of the City. The portal had floated for just under £1 billion ($1.7 billion) after a mere six years in business. Today its future looks less rosy. A rival property website launched on January 26th, …

5 Keys to Building a Powerful Business Website

Advertise here with BSA<br>TweetHaving an effective website is critical for any small business — it is often the first experience a potential customer …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

The Broke Girl's Guide To Healthy Eating

<i>This article was originally published on April 26, 2016.</i><p>Yes, it's true that health food can be staggeringly expensive — especially if it's something …

Morimoto Asia, BOATHOUSE Dining Experiences Coming to Disney Springs in 2015

It was just announced that Chef Masaharu Morimoto, who many of you know from his appearances on Iron Chef America, is opening a one-of-a-kind dining …

Worthy of the Commander-in-Chief: A Dozen Hotels Where U.S. Presidents Have Stayed

Now that it's November, we're constantly thinking about elections and presidents -- even if that vote is a couple of years away. While leading the country is one of the harder jobs you can have, it does come with a few perks. We imagine the extensive traveling is exhausting, but at least it gives …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …