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Try These 16 Pad Thai Recipes Instead of Takeout

When it comes to Asian noodle dishes, Pad Thai is a go-to for many of those who live off of takeout. But you don’t have to order in to get the same flavors at home. Whether you follow a Keto, Paleo or just a well-balanced diet, there’s an easy Pad Thai recipe that you can prepare in no time. Keep …

Healthy Eating

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

Workouts

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Self-improvement

20 Best Holiday Desserts To Sweeten The Season

You'll be tempted to leave them out as festive decorations all year... until you eat them.<p>Celebrate the Christmas season with these irresistibly unique recipes.

Dessert

21 Quinoa Recipes Literally Anyone Can Make

The food world is full of trends. I'm sure you've heard mention of kale, green juice, avocado toast, acai bowls, and quinoa all at least once. Some people (a lot of people) embrace these trends wholeheartedly, wearing Kale shirts and juice cleansing to their hearts' delight, while others shame such …

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

How to Break the Pattern of Dwelling on Past Mistakes

Jennifer Bright Reich was in the fifth grade when she attended an open house at her elementary school with her parents and her little sister. …

Wake Up from the Trance of Unworthiness

For many people, living with deeply ingrained feelings of unworthiness has become the norm. The veils of unworthiness--which often include guilt, shame, remorse, anguish, and resentment--can be so dense that we feel like we're sleepwalking through life.<p>Feeling unworthy is behavior based. We have …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

5 things that will make you happier, according to neuroscience

Let's get more specific: what's going to make your <i>brain</i> happy?<p>And let's focus on things that are simple and easy to do instead of stuff like winning the lottery.<p>Neuroscience has answers.<p>I've discussed this subject before and it was so popular I decided to call an expert to get even more dead simple …

How to Prevent Your Anger From Spiraling Out of Control

Anger fuels aggression, but it doesn’t always have to cause a flare-up. When properly managed, it can actually serve a productive purpose. Here are …

Anger Management

Release Your Anger by Choosing to Lose

<b>“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.” ~Alice Miller</b><p>I was quietly watching a documentary with my wife when the phone rang. …

3 secrets to dealing with anger the right way, according to neuroscience

And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that's not going to be good for anyone…<p>I've talked before about how to deal with others who are angry and irrational, but how can you control those emotions in <i>yourself</i>?<p>Looking at the neuroscience, there's a right way and a wrong way to do …

How to Control Your Temper Before You Lose It

We all get angry sometimes, but if you’re prone to rage bursts that rival The Hulk, it can really damage your relationships and even ruin your …

Self-help

The 2015 holiday cookie round-up from Washington Post Food

If we had a cookie for every time one of you asked us about our annual issue devoted to the holiday sweets, well, we’d have a lot of cookies. Which is kind of the point, right? This year, we have 26 for your baking consideration. There are vegan, gluten-free and no-bake options, as well as flavors …

dried apricot and fig almond oatmeal cookies

Thanksgiving Potluck Recipes

This warm salad isn't typically found on a Thanksgiving table, but that doesn’t mean it won't be a hit with party guests. Roasting brings out great flavors from the veggies.

Four Activities for Managers and Emerging Leaders to Build Resilience

This post comes to you written by Kara Rising, a new associate with Metcalf & Associates. Check out her bio here <br>As leaders, we all experience …

Amanda Peet: Jon Snow's death ended her marriage, she tells Jimmy Kimmel

If you think Jon Snow’s death has affected your day-to-day life, try being married to the man who killed him.<p>Amanda Peet stopped by <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> …

Most Definitely Worth It: Making a Pot of Oatmeal to Last You All Week

Wanna get organized? Wanna do something good for yourself? Want this to be the best week ever? Okay, then. Go do this right now. Put 2 cups of steel-cut oats in a medium pot. Add 8 cups water and a couple pinches of salt. Bring to a boil, stir it around a couple times, then remove from heat and …

Breakfast

Here are the nation's top thinkers on how to be happy, improve our sex lives, and more

But five psychologists are up for the task of figuring out what it is that makes us human.<p>We recently compiled a list of 50 scientists doing amazing work around the world. Here are the psychologists whose work is redefining the way we look at what goes on inside our heads.

A Backbend Sequence For Anyone Who Sits All Day

Many of us spend the majority of our days sitting at a desk, hunched over a computer, rounding our spines, closing off our chests and hearts and …

Perfect Blueberry Streusel Muffins Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A summertime classic, these muffins are studded with extra berries and topped with a brown sugar streusel.<p>Adapted from Domino Sugar. —Posie (Harwood) Brien<p><b>Makes: 9 muffins</b><p><b>For the muffins:</b><p>1 3/4 cups flour<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 tablespoon baking powder<br>• 2 tablespoons lemon powder (optional; …

Breakfast

Cowboy Cookies, Yeehaw!

Searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie takes time. Some say the perfect cookie doesn't even exist. It's the Yeti of the dessert world. After all, with two opposing consumer preferences (those who prefer crispy vs. those who prefer chewy) you can't please everyone. Crispy on the outside …

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is my classic cookie. It’s what I crave and the reason that I often have butter coming to room temperature on the counter. The dough exists only to hold the chocolate in place. But without the chocolate, this dough makes a great base for any number of cookies: dried cherry, white …

Dessert

Sweet Yeasted Roman Buns with Whipped Cream (Maritozzi) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> There are various little tweaks and changes to the recipe for these sweet, small yeasted bun depending on where you look. Many Italian recipes specify baking for a very short period—6 or 7 minutes at most—in a very hot oven so that the buns retain their softness. But modern recipes …

Baking