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10 Things All Inspirational People Immediately Stop Doing (to Discover Genuine Happiness) | Inc.com

Be honest with yourself.<p>You are the problem--the one creating your own suffering. You--the voice in your head reading this, thinking about past experiences, and dreaming of the future--are the only one responsible for your pain, discomfort, and limitations.<p>It's a difficult truth to stomach. Because …

Self-help

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Mind

Pasta recipes from the north and south of Italy

That Italians love their pasta is no news. Few things unite the country like a daily bowlful of spaghetti, and few dishes are so socially and geographically pervasive, and as representative of the Italian food culture, as pasta. And yet, as often happens with Italian food, regional differences are …

Italian Food

The World's Most Epic Day Hikes

These tremendous treks don't require an overnight bag.<p>Every trail offers a fresh adventure, whether you meander along a river, through a forest, or into a valley. With these 10 treks from around the globe, you'll take in views of gorgeous landscapes, challenge your abilities, and see a new part of …

Hiking

Have Dinner in Paris with This Creamy Mustard Chicken Recipe

Skillet Creamy French Mustard Chicken<p>Serves 4<p>1 tablespoon olive oil <br>2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs<br>Kosher salt<br>Freshly ground black pepper <br>1/2 cup …

Whole Grain

Best Places for a Long Weekend Around the World

These days, you can take a long weekend (almost) anywhere and get more mileage out of three days than you once could—literally. Here, our seven picks for the best international designations to go for 72 hours when Napa and Nantucket just don't cut it.

Buenos Aires

Hokkaido Milk Bread

This Japanese milk bread is the softest, lightest & fluffiest bread ever. Easily convert your regular bread recipe & you will never look back. I …

Baking

13 Easy Greek Dishes That’ll Transport You to Greece

You’ve had many day dreams where you’re sitting on the shores of Mykonos, surrounded by the sea and gorgeous white and blue buildings. Ahhh… the wanderlust is so very real. For a quick Mediterranean fix, try a night filled with delicious homemade Greek dishes including all of hummus and pita and …

Around the World in Our Best Dumpling Recipes

Though they come in all shapes and sizes, dumplings are a near-universal culinary constant: almost every culture has one. So naturally, dumpling …

Strawberry Doughnuts

Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C). Coat the wells of a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.<p>In a blender, puree the strawberries until smooth. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until syrupy, 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool.<p>In a bowl, whisk together the flour, …

Strawberry Buttermilk Doughnuts | Six Sisters' Stuff

Serves: 12<p>Strawberry Buttermilk Doughnuts<p>Easy baked doughnuts that are loaded with the delicious taste of strawberry!<p>15 minPrep Time<p>8 minCook Time<p>23 …

16 apps that fix the most annoying things about traveling

When it comes to traveling, there are plenty of annoying little problems that can put a damper on your trip.<p>You may not know it, but there's a way to skip the long customs line at the airport, find a last-minute hotel room for cheap, and renew your passport without ever leaving your home. All you …

15 Southern Cities All Food Lovers Should Visit Now

If you’re the kind of person known to rattle off 40 restaurants when someone asks you for travel recommendations, this list is for you. From …

So You Want to Read Fairy Tales: Here’s Where to Start

<b>The Fairy Tale Trinity: If you’re going to start reading fairy tales, you should start with the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, and Hans Christian</b> …

Literature

Recipe: A Sweet and Spicy Corn Salad

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and with a few exceptions, road trips were the only type of vacation my family ever went on. We’d start early in the morning with a stop at McDonald’s (egg McMuffins and hash browns for everyone) and then drive through miles and miles of cornfields. I always got …

Ice Cream

30 Of The Most Breathtaking Destinations On Earth

BRB, booking plane tickets.

The 7 Gorgeous Hikes Everyone In Florida Must Complete

The 30-mile loop through the wetlands of Big Cypress was once part of the Florida National Scenic Trail. It's a 2-3 day hike, with camping along the …

Hiking

Breakfast Brought to You By Fried Dough & Curried Chickpeas

Doubles are one of the iconic snacks from Trinidad, where my husband is from. In fact, they were invented in 1936 in Princes Town, Trinidad, quite close to my husband's village in the South of Trinidad.<p>Doubles are basically a snack-sized sandwich made of two flatbreads known as bara and filled with …

Bread

6 Spring Pasta Recipes to Get You Out of Your Blanket Fort

Wait. Is that some green in our pasta? Looks like spring finally showed up.<p>What makes a good spring pasta? Greens that remind you that there's more to living than your laptop and couch. Bright, slightly bitter vegetable flavors to wake you from hibernation. And yes, a little bit of creaminess and …

Italian Food

Creamy Cajun Shrimp Pasta with Sausage Recipe

Bring large pot of water to boil for pasta. Toss shrimp with 1 - 2 tablespoons of cajun seasoning and coat well. Heat a large skillet over medium …

Sweet Corn and Crawfish Chowder

Every now and then I get a little homesick. Or nola-sick, rather. Because honestly, New Orleans hasn’t technically been “home” for me since 2007. For …

Required Reading: Gardens of Marrakesh

An insider’s guide around the different garden quarters of Marrakesh, (including the city’s ancient heart—the Medina) <i>Gardens of Marrakesh</i> by Angelica …

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books get it.<p><i>Note: Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i><p>For even more suggestions, check out the comments on the original post.

Books

16 Farmhouse Kitchens with Undeniable Charm Photos

When you think of the "heart of the home," the kitchen that comes to mind is likely of the idyllic farmhouse variety (think classic wood floors, lovely painted cabinets and paneled walls, a verdant view, and, of course, exposed ceiling beams). Cozy design details like these make for a warm, …

The best leg workout for runners and cyclists

People who spread the rumor that if you run and cycle, you don’t need to train legs, are afraid of squats. There’s no doubt your legs are engaged …

Workouts

29 Rustic Kitchen Ideas You'll Want to Copy Photos

There’s a certain warmth and charm to a rustic kitchen. And when it comes to creating this cozy look in the heart of the home, there’s no shortage of kitchen decorating ideas, from weathered wood beams and painted cabinets to rugged stone floors and farm tables. This classic style brings a casual …

20 color ideas for your dream kitchen

There is a tendency to believe that for functional spaces like bathrooms, utility rooms & kitchens, the associated ware & fittings are sufficient and …

OLBlog

The main serial killer of startups and SMEs is a bad execution. A business without a plan is like a ship without navigation systems. Eventually, it …