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Self-improvement

The Time to Start Your Beet-Pickled Egg Empire Is Now

Pickling your eggs with beets turns the whites a brilliant shade of pink. They taste pretty fantastic too.<p>Pickled eggs here. Pickled eggs there. Pickled eggs everywhere. You can still find them in plastic buckets inside old delis, but they’re also readily available at trendy supermarkets and on …

How to make perfect ice cream at home: the ultimate guide

We all scream for ice cream. When homemade, it is the best of all puddings. You can slave away at a Bake Off-worthy multi-tiered mousse for that smart dinner party – but, in the end, what guests choose is the ice cream.<p>And sure, ready-made, gourmet-style ice cream in a cardboard pint pot is pretty …

Dessert

7 money basics to teach your kids in elementary school if you want them to grow up to be rich

Less than half of states in the US require that students at public high schools take a personal finance class before they graduate.<p>"Even if they have personal finance being taught in high school, that's too late," explains Gregg Murset, certified financial planner and founder of MyJobChart.com, a …

Personal Finance

Readers’ recipe swap: Marmite

I’m going to go as far as saying that in my 70-odd recipe swaps, this week has been one of the hardest to choose a winner; if you haven’t yet discovered the intensely savoury depth a spoon of Marmite can give to your meals, I’d urge you to cook any one of these recipes. Even the haters out there …

Marmite

How to Make Crispy, Golden Brown, Delicious Fried Foods

Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and–we promise!–they're easy to make once you've mastered the basics.<p><i>Crispy, golden brown, delicious fried foods are the best way to kick off a party, and—we promise!—they’re easy to make once you’ve mastered the</i> …

Food & Dining

Intensify Your Grill’s Firepower

Your backyard cooker can do more than just char hot dogs. Unlock its potential and expand your grill skills.<p>Among our abilities as men—the capacity to form religions, write poetry, and sing karaoke—is our talent for cooking food with fire. Or at least attempting to: Anyone who has attended a …

BBQ

Investment Banking For Dummies

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Krantz & Robert R. Johnson<p><b>Enrich your career with a review of investment banking basics</b><br>One of the most lucrative fields in business, investment banking frequently perplexes even banking professionals working within its complex laws. <i>Investment Banking For Dummies</i> remedies common …

7 Quick Ways to Connect With Anybody | Inc.com

If you're introverted (like me), you may find it difficult to connect with people at social gatherings. If you're extroverted, you face a different challenge--your outgoing personality may run roughshod over people you'd like to know better.<p>Not to worry. There's help for all of us.<p>At the Reader's …

Tony Robbins

The 22-Minute Discipline Solution

Yes, it's spending time with your kids. No, it's not how you think.<p>Ask my kids, Conrad, 9, and Dashiell, 6, the days of the week, and they'll say: Sunday, Funday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. "Funday" is Monday, specifically evening, when we have our weekly family meeting. …

Parenting

How to Gain the 'X' Factor That Attracts Affluent Customers

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Marketing to the Affluent<i>, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy shows you how to re-position your business, practice, or sales career so you can learn how to attract customers for whom price is</i> not <i>a determining</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Top 10 Things I Wish I 'd Known When I Started to Grill

One of the worst dinners I've ever cooked was at a borrowed cabin in Lake Tahoe years ago. The stove had blown out, and dinnertime loomed--along with my hungry extended family. So Mom and I decided we'd cook our cut-up chicken on the charcoal grill in the front yard, a rusty, ancient Weber.<p>Sunset …

BBQ

Develop the Body Language of a Leader With These 5 Exercises

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Speech is habit, and through Vocal Awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always in charge of how you want to be known.<p>Our body language speaks volumes. The …

Body Language

The 16 Best Snacks To Eat At Your Desk | Inc.com

What you eat all day doesn't just impact your health and weight; it affects your productivity, too.<p>"If you eat high fat, high sugar meals and snacks you will be sleepy and have low energy overall," says Lisa De Fazio, a healthy lifestyle expert and registered dietitian. "High fat foods take more …

Nutrition

How to Communicate Your Needs in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

As we’ve discussed before, many men these days have trouble being assertive. One of the things these “Nice Guys” struggle with is communicating their …

How To Be a Wedding Usher | The Art of Manliness

Wedding season is nigh upon us. Over two-thirds of weddings happen in the spring and summer months, and if you’re lucky enough, you’ll be asked to …

5 Apps that Make Style Easy

<b>For the indecisive: Dash Hudson</b><br>Whether through customizing your shoes or adding your own twist to an iconic style, personalization is key. <b>Dash Hudson</b>, which launched in March, helps you further extend your wardrobe customization with a free stylist. The app takes your lifestyle and style …

What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew - Hedman Counseling - Colorado Springs

Posted by Tara on Dec 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | 326 comments<p>I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I …

Colorado Springs

This Advanced iPad Stylus Could Make Tablet Writing a Lot Easier

A new stylus, crowdfunded via Kickstarter, promises to improve the experience of writing on a tablet.<p>Chicago-based company LYNKtec created a stylus …

The 25 best things you can do for your body

1. Meditate<p>Meditation may seem like a passing trend, but the newly-popular practice touts some serious health benefits. <i>Om</i>-ing is optional, but …

How to Write a Thank You Note | The Art of Manliness

Gratitude is a virtue every man should cultivate. Yet gratitude means nothing if you haven’t mastered the art of expressing it. A man should use …

Morning and Evening Routines: How to Start and End a Successful Day | The Art of Manliness

You’re a college student.<p>It’s midnight. You’re brushing your teeth and reviewing how the day went. And you’re disappointed.<p>You had planned to work …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos18 hours agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Grammys<p>Turtlenecks and gold chains as far as the eye can see.<p>18 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>John Jeremiah Sullivan contemplates the secret, …

Illuminated City Lights Globe

At night, The City Lights 10" Globe automatically illuminates the cities of our world as seen from orbit, capturing their ethereal beauty.<p>The City …

Vintage Oversized Growth Chart Ruler

All designs © 2011-2017 Grace Words by Melanie™ and should not be duplicated. All Rights Reserved.<p>***It has come to my attention that my photos and products are circulating the WWW with some copyright infringement happening, if you have shared my photo on the world wide web it must be linked to my …

Nightlight with Portable Balls by Boon

With the Nightlight with Portable Balls by Boon kids will beg you to turn off the lights. That's because that's when GLO really shines.<p>This …

A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling | Inc.com

From social media to sales, storytelling is all the rage in business, with experts of all stripes insisting that entrepreneurs need to be able to captivate their audience with a well told tale in order to stand out and get noticed.<p>Which is great if you were born with a natural dramatic flair. But …

Writing

How to Sell Via Email | Inc.com

Based upon the sample "sales emails" that people have been sending me, there seems to be a general misunderstand the basic concept of selling via email, which is that the initial goal is only to <i>open a dialog.</i><p><i>Note:</i> to hone your emailing skills, sign up for my free weekly newsletter.<p><b>How to Do It Wrong</b><p>…

Selling