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Twenty Photos Showing Why Photographers Absolutely Love Scotland

Scotland has been a favorite landscape photography destination since forever. It is easy to understand why. In this collection of photos I will show …

Scotland

The perfect way to frost a cake requires a paper towel

It's as easy as pie, or, well, cake.<p>Cracked, crumbling or overcooked, a cake can still look like a million bucks with a great buttercream frosting recipe <i>and</i> the right technique. Learning how to frost a cake perfectly may seem intimidating, but there's a surprising hack that makes cake decorating as …

Dessert

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

Master These 17 Recipes If You Want to Become a Next-Level French Cook

Once you’ve mastered the basics of French cooking with dishes like vichyssoise and bouillabaisse, you’re ready to move on to more complicated …

Cooking

How to apply to a job you’re not totally qualified for

Job hunting and career development today is much different than it used to be. Back in the day, it was very common for employees to become “lifers” …

Employment

10 island adventures off the UK coast

Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides<p><b>By Madeleine Bunting</b><p>I have been visiting the Isle of Harris (<i>pictured above</i>) for 20 years and love its dramatic contrasts. The east coast landscape is rock and water, with small hamlets clustered in inlets that look like miniature fjords; the west coast is all dramatic …

Scotland

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You'll Need For the Rest of Your Life

><p>Americans are on a constant search for the perfect chocolate chip cookie — one that is dense and chewy on the inside while crisp on the outside. I'm included in that list of seekers. I've tried all sorts of recipes — including Serious Eats' so-called best chocolate chip cookies — but I'm going to …

Dessert

These 20 pictures will teach you more than reading 100 books

“Art isn’t only a painting. Art is anything that’s creative, passionate, and personal. An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, …

Motivation

This common cooking oil causes more obesity and diabetes than sugar

<b>Scientists behind the research called the conclusions a "major surprise."</b><p>In the competition for unhealthiest food, both sugar and fat have wrestled …

Keeping It Personal: 4 Steps to Improve Sales Prospecting

You can't qualify or convert leads you don't have in the first place. Here are four ways to attract them by making it personal.<p>You'd think the hardest part of the sales process would be the call itself -- talking one-on-one with a client and mastering the art of persuasion. For most salespeople, …

30 Classic Cookies from Vintage Church Cookbooks

These vintage cookie recipes will bring up all the nostalgia—and all the compliments!<p>Vanilla Wafer Cookies<p>These buttery cookies bake up chewy and …

Yes, Your Gang Bang Fantasy Is Normal

"Are there people who <i>aren't</i> turned on by gang bang porn?" my friend responded when I asked if she was. Touché.<p>Even science shows that having a gang bang fantasy is normal. A 2014 study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggested …

A local’s guide to Edinburgh: 10 top tips

<b>Dovecot Gallery and Tapestry Studio</b><p>The Infirmary Street Baths, built in 1885, were the first public swimming baths to open in the Scottish capital, with the aim of improving public health. Today, the Dovecot Gallery occupies the old Ladies Baths space, while the Dovecot Tapestry Studio is in what …

Scotland

8 Genius Things Hidden on the Amazon Website

Turns out that on top of fast shipping and affordable pricing, if you're willing to spend some time digging through the navigational menu on the …

10 ridiculously simple steps for writing a book

“Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.” — Mark Twain<p>As the bestselling author of five books, I can tell you without …

The 5 Best Exercises at the Gym, According to Personal Trainers

Don’t hit the weight room again until these are on your to-do list.<p>Maybe you're new to working out. Maybe you've been working out for so long that you just realized you've been doing the <i>same six exercises</i> for the last three years. Or perhaps you were recently engaged in some next-level TRX workout …

Workouts

This Amazing Pizza Dough Recipe Has Just Three Ingredients, No Kneading Required

If you’re anything like most people with functioning taste buds, then you probably call pizza your favorite food. Even if you’ve never made homemade …

How the Book 'To Sell Is Human' Changed My Thinking

In 'To Sell is Human,' Daniel Pink discusses what it means to be human. Selling is not just a job of a salesperson. We all sell something everyday.<p>Using loads of data and multiple studies, Daniel Pink argues that 99% of us are selling something every day. This something could be a product, a …

Top 10 Amish Baking Secrets—Revealed

If you’re a fan of Amish sugar cookies, you’ll love this cooking advice, passed down from generation to generation.<p>When it comes to scratch-made …

Brace Yourself: Here's the Exact Full-Body Workout I Did With the Kettlebell King

If you know me at all, you know I'm a little obsessed with the kettlebell. I was lucky enough to learn from some of the best teachers out there, including Eric Leija, senior kettlebell coach at Onnit who's also known as primal.swoledier on Instagram. He's affectionately called the Kettlebell King. …

How Bike Touring Saved This Small Town

Cross-country bike tourists used to ride through Twin Bridges, Montana, but they didn’t often stay. From the town of Ennis, where rustic camping could be found behind a Dairy Queen, eastbound cyclists on the TransAmerica Trail often rode 72 miles right past the little village to their next …

All About The Best Kickstands for Bicycle Touring

I was close-minded about kickstands for a long time.I intentionally left the kickstand box unchecked on the order form for my Koga Worldtraveller-S …

Cycle touring: A different way to travel

Taking the transportation less travelled proved to be rewarding during Emily Perrin’s trip. Photo supplied.Without depending on dry trails or turning …

15 Foil-Packet Dinner Recipes That Make Cleanup a Breeze

We’re all about a cooking technique that will help us get dinner on the table quickly with no dishes. Turns out, you’ve had the answer in your …

Social Media Selling: How to Get Prospects & Customers on Social Media

The promise of never having to make a cold call again is pretty enticing.<p>If you’re in sales of any sort, then you know that making cold calls is one …

Once children were birched at school. Now they are taught maths | Simon Jenkins

Modern education’s obsession with rankings blights the lives of intelligent pupils – never more so than at exam time<p>I used to long to be a child again. Not any more. British children seem under perpetual assault from the three horsemen of the apocalypse: obesity, social media and the manic gods of …

Education

The most important study of the Mediterranean diet has been retracted

In 2013, the New England Journal of Medicine published a landmark study that found that people put on a Mediterranean diet had a 30% lower chance of heart attack, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease than people on a low-fat diet. It received massive media and public attention when …

Riding 100 Miles* on a 102-Year-Old Bike

In 2014, I traveled to Gaiole in Chianti, Italy, for L’Eroica. Founded in 1997 to “reconnect others to the heritage that inspired much Italian history, literature, culture, and music,” the Eroica ride travels the famed Strade Bianche of Tuscany. Participants must ride vintage or vintage-inspired …

Cooking for comfort? Anthony Bourdain's rich lasagna Bolognese is one of our favorites

Like many fellow cooks, I came of age reading Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential” while studying in culinary school in 2003 and planning for a career around food. Bourdain’s book was a glimpse into the down-and-dirty-world of real kitchens. While the newly formed Food Network revolved around …

Recipes