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Buttons Birthday Cake (Easy White Cake with Vanilla Bean Frosting)

My mom's birthday was at the beginning of this month, but with all the icy weather we've been having lately we didn't get to celebrate on time. Now …

Why Forgiving Yourself Can Be So Hard (But How to Do It Anyway)

Somehow, even in a culture that values forgiveness, guilt isn't so easy to erase. If you have done something you are deeply ashamed of or guilty …

Positive Thinking

How to Deep Fry a Turkey

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Deep-fried-turkey master Paul Longton (and our shop editor & stylist Bryce's dad!) gives us the tips -- and the step-by-step process -- for deep frying</i> …

Deep Frying

19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Babysitters and parental units, meet your new secret snack weapon.<p>Thanks to <i>Canadian Family</i> columnist Jill Dubien for lots of these cute ideas.

Breakfast

Chef’n Buttercup Butter Maker

Homemade butter is something that everyone should make at least once. It only has one ingredient – heavy cream – and with a little bit of muscle, you …

Waris Dirie: 'Female genital mutilation is pure violence against girls'

Waris Dirie was about five years old when she was left in a makeshift shelter under a tree for several days to recover from her "operation", like all the girls in her community, she had undergone female circumcision, more accurately known as female genital mutilation (FGM). She still remembers her …

Meet 2013’s 100 Women of Influence

Members of a new generation of high achievers in business and society have won recognition in the second annual <i>The Australian Financial Review</i> and …

Bite-sized stories: how rural women farmers are solving problems in Gujarat, India | Gender | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

<i>15/10/2013</i><p>Women make crucial contributions to agriculture and rural economic activities throughout the developing world, as farmers, workers and …

Agriculture

Racing for change: Group encourages African-American women to try distance running

Throwing on a pair of running shoes and heading out the door is one of the cheapest, simplest forms of exercise. But when two college friends took up running to burn off some of the freshman 15-pound weight gain, their families and friends couldn’t relate.<p>“[They] would ask us what we were doing, …

How many successful black businesswomen can you name?

If your answer was none, you're not alone. The founder of the Twenty Ten Club explains how she hopes to change that<p>Ethnic minority businesses contribute in the region of £40bn to the UK economy. However government research shows that while almost a third of black people in England want to start …

Black United Fund of Illinois honors 5 Chicago business leaders

BUFI 2013 honorees and event chairs: William A. Von Hoene Jr. of Exelon and Nikki Zollar of Safespeed Chaired the Event<p><i>Five Chicago business leaders</i> …

Taxes

Keys to Success: Overcoming 5 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor's Note: A version of this article previously appeared at LewisHowes.com.</i><p>There are plenty of fears and excuses that hold us back from getting what we want as entrepreneurs. But success (and failure) is a choice.<p>When I started out in …

Time management tips for home-based entrepreneurs

Without a daily, often lengthy commute, home-based entrepreneurs can pack several more hours' work into their day. But will it make their businesses more successful?<p>One of the biggest advantages of running a business from home is having the freedom to be as productive as you like. Without a daily, …