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10 books that’ll help you achieve more success in life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking for that edge, that secret to success, the answers might already be available to you.<p>While you may think these tips …

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Slow-Cooker Chinese Spareribs

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 racks spareribs, trimmed (about 4 pounds)<br>• 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peeled ginger<br>• 6 garlic cloves<br>• 1/2 cup hoisin sauce<br>• 1/2 cup honey<br>• 1/4 cup soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon molasses<br>• 1 tablespoon Chinese chile-garlic sauce, sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce<br>• 1/2 cup water<p><b>Preparation</b><p>Grace Parisi<p>1. On …

Chinese Pork And Shrimp Dumplings Recipe

PER SERVING *<p><b>Calories</b>150Calories from Fat35<p><b>% DAILY VALUE*</b><p>Total Fat4g6%<p>Saturated Fat1g5%<p>Trans …

There's an Easier Way to Make a Batch of Caramelized Onions

For a busy cook, caramelized onions pose a conundrum. We love the rich, deeply savory flavor they add to everything from creamy pastas to burgers, …

Slow Cookers

So Full Of Flavor, My Family Always Begs Me To Make This Beef Stew!

For a beef stew that’s absolutely packed with flavor, look no further than beef bourguignon. It’s a wonderfully savory dish with red wine, slow …

Espresso Banana Bread

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Caffeine, meet banana.</i><p>I believe there may be a law of Nature that states that whenever you have a serious …

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The Dragon's Back and beyond: the best hikes in Hong Kong

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hiking isn’t among the must-try activities in Hong Kong – that the only place you’ll cop an eyeful of green is in Yau Ma Tei’s Jade Market. But a quick look at a map tells a different story: the territory is mostly painted in swathes of emerald and azure, fringed …

Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos

The book is being printed, review copies will start arriving in the next two weeks, my site is being re-designed and I'm planning my big book launch …

Outdoor DIY Inspiration: Al Fresco Ovens

For those of you brave enough to take on this type of project, here are five different ways to make homemade, wood-fired pizza and/or bread ovens. …

Chinese Fakeout: Beef and Asparagus Stir Fry | Crumb: A Food Blog

Of all my guilty pleasures (and lord knows, I have many), Chinese takeout has got to be one of my guiltiest, in all its greasy, salty, deep-fried, …

Money Tips: 10 Best Personal Finance Books of All-Time

Money management is one of the most important skills a young person can develop. Unfortunately, many people lack even the most basic money management …

A Guide to Singapore’s Hawker Food Culture

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The spicy broth steamed up my glasses as I pulled the long, golden noodles from the bowl of <i>prawn mee</i> in front of me. If that chili-infused dish didn’t satisfy my hunger, the bowl of savory fish ball soup next to it would, or even the <i>shu mai</i> dumplings next to that.<p>These were …

9 Rules for a Simpler Day

Our days fill up so fast, and are so rushed and filled with distractions, that they seem to be bursting.<p>It’s a huge source of stress for most people, …

Top 10 Time Savers for the Stuff You're Too Busy to Do

We've all had days where we feel a little rushed and can't be bothered with things like breakfast, a workout, or that grocery shopping you've been …

These Tips Will Help You Escape The 9-To-5 Mindset

His first bestseller, The Four Hour Workweek, came out of his own experience of going from working long hours, seven days a week to figuring out how to run a business more efficiently.<p>But even for people not ready to take that step, Ferriss has some valuable tips for figuring how to get …

The Most Important Elements of Your Business Plan

Whether you’re training for a marathon or have a dream of taking your business public, one of the most essential tools to success is writing down …

Hidden flavours of Paris

Want to savour the French capital's best steaks, freshest baguettes, most welcoming bars and secret street markets? Discover the hidden gems of Paris' food scene with the help of the experts. The article, taken from an edition of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine, shows you how.<p>The secret patisserie …

A guide to the eateries of Hong Kong

How many kinds of restaurants are there in Hong Kong? How much time do you have? How big is your appetite? What is your gastronomic interest? Getting the idea? Hong Kong is entrepot to the world. And so it is restaurateur to the world.<p>Hotel Restaurants<p>Many of the best and oldest restaurants in Hong …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Annapurna Circuit Trek guide & information

From woodland to ice capped mountains on the Annapurna Circuit<p><b>The Annapurna Circuit (APC) is the name given to a popular trekking region in central</b> …

Local momos from a momo cafe in Nepal

Serving up a plate of locally made fresh momos<p>Momos made the local Nepali way<p>Is there a difference between local momos and momos made for tourists? …

The 12 Things That Successfully Convert a Great Idea Into a Reality

How many times have you been in a meeting and someone says to you, “That’s a great idea, you should take the initiative and make it a reality.” What typically happens? Most of the time – nothing. Most great ideas remain dormant because people don’t have the courage, resources, time and/or money to …

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Sri Lanka for food lovers

If you want to get to know Sri Lankan cuisine, you're in for a treat. With influences from Arab traders, Malay navigators, Portuguese, Dutch and British colonists, and South Indian neighbours, you'll be captivated by some of the local dishes. Check out these delicious culinary experiences - as well …

Surfing for novices amidst Bali's monster waves

Tucked within Indonesia’s ferociously powerful waves, lies a unique surfing experience that will bring mile-long smiles to beginners and intermediate surfers alike. It’s not your typical Balinese wave: no coral reef to stab you through the foot, no riptide to pull you out to sea, and no towering …

Two weeks in Sri Lanka

For all of Sri Lanka's cultural treasures and natural riches, the resilience and kindness of its everyday people are its greatest assets.<p>Despite a history of civil war and the setbacks of 2004's tsunami and more recent brutal flooding, Sri Lankans are determined and optimistic. They're proud of …

Island adventures: top activities in the Philippines

The Philippines is justifiably known for its beaches, but the country isn't just about finding an isolated patch of sand and sinking into a sun-kissed stupor. The 7000-plus islands of the Philippines offer an array of more adventurous pursuits that can raise any adrenaline junkie's pulse. Here are …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

Adventure<p>A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

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