Carole Speirs

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Here's How To Clean Your House More Efficiently

The secret to tidying up every room of your house quickly? Task cleaning.<p>A few years ago, I found out that I've been cleaning my home all wrong. I was in a hotel room, when a maid came in and sprayed a solution on every surface…and then left. Right when I thought she'd forgotten, she returned. She …

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

6 One-Pan Keto Dishes for Easy Low-Carb Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

We know that adopting any new nutrition plan can come with a lot of valid doubts. Will I have to buy a ton of specific (expensive) ingredients? Will …

Cooking

Tips and Tricks: Creating and Marking Up PDFs in iOS 11

As a contractor, I can tell you that PDF documents are the industry standard in my world. You don’t have to fuss with security settings or worry about them being altered the same way that you do with a Word doc, or other editable document style. If I am sending a customer a quote, it’s going to be …

Tutorials

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Shallots and Dates Recipe

Serves 4<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>4 bone-in, skin-on chicken-breast halves<p>Salt and freshly cracked pepper<p>2 Tbsp. grapeseed oil<p>4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided<p>10 …

Recipes

A Walking Tour of London's Most Literary Quarter---with Pub Stops

THE INTELLECTUAL HEART of London has been beating faster of late. North of Soho, the Bloomsbury neighborhood, with its orderly garden squares of soot-blackened-brick Georgian townhouses, was the stamping ground of the Bloomsbury Group, a maverick set of writers, artists and philosophers that …

31 Incredible Books You Simply Must Read This Summer

Brilliant reads from July to September (UK release dates).

Asparagus, Quinoa and Goat Cheese Frittata Recipe

Serves 4-6<p>¼ cup quinoa, rinsed and drained<p>7 large eggs<p>¼ cup whole or 2 percent milk<p>2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan<p>½ tsp. kosher salt<p>½ tsp. ground black pepper<p>…

Recipes

Is Justin Peck Making Ballet Cool Again?

The 28-year-old choreographer is making waves for his experimental collaborations with indie rockers and street artists—all while still dancing professionally with the New York City Ballet.<p>In 2009, Justin Peck choreographed his first work for Columbia University’s student ballet troupe. It was four …

Degas’s Ballerinas Jeté From the Canvas to the Runway

Not all ballerinas are created equal. There are the done-up and haughty primas of the Ballets Russes, the swaddled corps of American Ballet Theatre, and the fierce soloists of Alvin Ailey—all of whom of have done their share to inspire runway shows and couture collections. Few, though, have served …

Angel Corella and Pennsylvania Ballet: Pumping up the 'Spanishness' of gala 'Don Quixote'

What's Spanish about the Pennsylvania Ballet's new production of the full-length <i>Don Quixote</i>, premiering Thursday at the Academy of Music? Most …

Chicken and Andouille Gumbo Recipe

<b>Serves 4 to 6</b><p>Ingredients<p>⅓ cup canola oil<p>8 ounces andouille sausage, sliced<p>½ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 celery ribs, finely chopped (about 1 cup)<p>1 green …

Recipes

Michaela DePrince Is A Role Model For Girls On & Off Stage

this ballerina soars<p><b>In celebration of Black History Month, NYLON is running a spotlight series called Black Girl Power... The Future Is Bright. Every day, phenomenal black women from different industries will be featured to tell their stories—revealing how they became who they are, showing what</b> …

Brutal Bolshoi: inside the troubled world of Russia’s legendary ballet

Film lifts the curtain on infighting at the institution after an acid attack on its artistic director. The Calvert Journal reports<p>What do the Bolshoi and the Kalashnikov have in common? According to a new documentary exploring the aftermath of an acid attack at the legendary ballet company in 2013, …

3 Resistance Flexibility Workouts to Try at Home

<b>Hamstring Stretch</b><p>Lie on your back and bring your right thigh toward your chest. Now bend your right leg so your right heel is near the back of your …

Spotlight: Artist With a Day Job Rebecca Wise Girson

<b>My name is</b> Rebecca Wise Girson and I am the Creator-in-Chief at Artist With a Day Job and the founder of Wise Workforce Strategies. In addition to painting and occasional songwriting, I help call center businesses better manage and optimize their workforce resource.<p><b>My love</b> of painting began, …

On the Red Couch with Lonely Planet Travel Writers

<i>Being a travel writer sounds mighty glamorous: basically you’re paid to live abroad, enjoy new cultures and document all your exotic experiences, right? The short answer is “sort of”; the long answer is a little more complicated.</i><p><i>For perspective, we asked professional travel writers from Lonely</i> …

Travel

Emotional ties with Royal Ballet principal Natalia Osipova

The Russian ballerina on preparing for a role, her weakness for chocolate, relaxing to soul music, missing rehearsals because of pandas and being …

Dancing

South Pasadena’s Stella Abrera American Ballet Theatre dream comes true

A dream is a wish your heart makes, said Disney’s Cinderella.<p>And as Stella Abrera steps into the role of the fairy tale character today in the …

New York City Ballet happy to be in its summer Saratoga home; season runs July 7-18

The world-class New York City Ballet has been a resident company of Saratoga Performing Arts Center since its very beginning, but in recent seasons …

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

12 Incredible Abs Exercises You Should Know

Everything you need to do to get a stronger core without doing a single solitary crunch. For everyone from fitness rookie to hardcore exerciser.<p>Thumbnail from Thinkstock.

English National Ballet's Swan Lake: Alina Cojocaru fits the bill – in pictures

Alina Cojocaru dances the roles of Odette and Odile opposite Ivan Vasiliev as Prince Siegfried in ENB’s production at the Coliseum in London. All photographs: Tristram Kenton for the Guardian