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Self-Forgiveness at Work

I was in NYC once, trying to hail a cab to take me uptown to a lecture by Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. It was right at the time shifts were changing, when it's typically difficult to find a free taxi. Some do stop, however, ask where you are going, and if your destination matches the …

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Shortcut Ramen with Beef and Mushrooms

2 to 4 Servings<p>Prep Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 30 min<p>Anyone who has made pho will recognize the technique of charring the onions and ginger to add smoky aromatic flavor to this broth, which is exceptional when done with homemade stock, and a brilliant flavor shortcut when using a store-bought stock. …

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Pernil, The Puerto Rican Christmas Pork Roast, Is Your New Holiday Favorite

I killed it last Christmas, the first time I set out to make a proper <i>pernil</i> – the smartly-seasoned, slow-roasted pork shoulder dish without which no Puerto Rican Christmas Eve dinner would be complete. By no rights should a novice have turned that dish out so deliciously.<p>Of course, I had to make …

In The Future, We May Only Have Sex For Fun — Not To Procreate

In November I attended F.ounders, a tech conference in Dublin. A lot of prominent people attended including Elon Musk, Bono, and Dropbox CEO Drew Houston.<p>A partner at Google Ventures, Wesley Chan, also attended. I asked him how Google Ventures decides which technology trends to invest in. Google …

How to Get Ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

From cleaning out your fridge to stocking your pantry with full-flavored condiments, Sara Dickerman explains how to get ready for the Food Lover's Cleanse<p>I’m in Baltimore, visiting my mother, which has its advantages. Not only do I get to watch my kids romp with my cousins for the first time in …

How Tomatoes Became Vegetables; Underwear or Hummus?

A roundup of food news from around the internet on December 30, 2013<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b> It's well known that tomatoes are actually fruits, not vegetables—and yet in America we …

10 Women's Watches That Wowed In 2013

In watchmaking circles, 2013 will go down as a benchmark year when women’s timepieces reached new levels of sophistication and artfulness. An array of tourbillons for the fairer sex play up the romance of the spinning mechanism by showcasing it with vibrant decorative arts that bring poetic nuances …

With This New Year's Day Hoppin' John Recipe, Luck Is on Your Side

Hoppin' John—a Southern dish of rice, beans, and pork—is said to bring good luck when you cook it on New Year's Day. So get hoppin'!<p>Eating Hoppin’ John on New Year’s Day is such a grand old tradition that no one even knows how it started. In fact, no one really even seems to know <i>why</i> it's called …

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12 Simple Ways To Be Happier And Healthier In 2014

With so much stress from our busy lives, it is important to come up with ways to sustain happiness, and not burn out. Here are some proven simple steps that everyone can take to boost those endorphins.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Twitter</b>

These GIFs Show How Sriracha Sauce Is Made

Sriracha has taken our taste buds hostage. Every single year, the company behind the beloved hot sauce, Huy Fong Foods, sees at least a 20% business increase.<p>The sauce of sun-ripened chilies, garlic, and sugar, packaged in a convenient squeeze bottle, adds spice to almost anything: soups, sauces, …

Why We Love Lime Pickle—It's Hot, Sour, Salty, Sassy

Lime pickle—a salty, sour, spicy, sassy Indian condiment—livens up everything from sandwiches to braised meats to sautéed kale<p>Made by salting and fermenting limes with chiles and spices, lime pickle is fiery, tangy, and crazy-flavorful. I fold it into mayo for hopped-up sandwiches, serve it with …