Cynthia Martin

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Piglet Day 11: Rachael Ray Takes on Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat & Kachka

Rachael Ray has written more than 20 cookbooks, so we’d say she knows a thing or two about what makes a great one. She cooks heaps out of <i>Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat</i> and <i>Kachka</i>, but can only pick one winner. Which book is, in her words, “effin’ cool”?<p>Read the full judgment here.<p><b>Got questions? We have</b> …

10 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Add to Your Meal Plan ASAP

Slow cooker chicken dinners are a mainstay in my meal plan. While they don't require all-day cooking, they do come with the promise of minimal prep …

Cooking

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Media

Lovely video shows pupils surprising teacher with kittens because her cat passed away

Rachel Hanhart's teacher was distraught when her cat died.<p>She and her classmates were looking for ways to cheer her up.<p>They bought her flowers and cupcakes - but then they had another idea:<p>They decided to get her some kittens to replace her cat!<p>Mrs. Andrews was clearly emotional in the video, where …

Watching Cat Videos at Work Could Make You More Productive

You can stop feeling guilty<p>Go ahead and watch that supercut of cats freaking out when they see a cucumber one more time: Scientists say it could make …

10 Sentences that Can Change Your Life

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Mindfulness

8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More

Maria Brilaki<p>Read full profile<p>You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do …

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

You Ain't Gonna Have a Life Until...

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

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Feeling down? Try These Body Actions to Counter the Feeling | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you feeling down? How many times have you felt down, or start to feel sad and just wanted for it to pass, to go away? I know I have.<p>For a lot of …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Why You Shouldn’t Beat Yourself Up Over Something from the Past | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ll be the first person to admit that I’ve done things in the past I’m not proud of. I think most people can say that. Even if you always try to be …

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

4 Methods to Make Personal Development A Lot More Fun | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Personal development can be fun. But often times, it can also feel like a chore. You have to do this, and practice that, and you don’t really feel …

Self-improvement

7 Simple "Calm-Down Phrases" That Can Blow Away Your Worst Troubles

Have you heard the popular urban legend of the <i>space pen</i>?<p>As the story goes, the US space mission needed something reliable to write with while they …

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Why Knowing Yourself Is Everything and How To Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If your understanding of yourself is not strong, you are doomed to interact far less effectively with family, friends and colleagues.<p>And yet, to see …

Five Steps To Living A Fearless Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is no quick fix or magic pill to move yourself forward from a fearful life to a fearless life. Fear is a powerful glue and you have been stuck …

Explore And Refute Inner Negativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The battle with inner negativity can be very real and damaging. It can cause one to lose hope and happiness. If you find yourself in a negative way, …

The One Thing Holding You Back In Life (And How to Overcome it)

<i>“The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.”</i><p>-Thucydides<p><b>Lisa was dazed and confused. Totally lost in life, she was feeling</b> …

Who You Are And Who You Think You Are | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is a difference between who you are and your IDEA of who you are. Furthermore, there is a GIGANTIC difference between the person you are …

Find The Underlying Reason For Your Feelings | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We have many different feelings. If you characterize your feelings only by their usefulness to you – as in, awkwardness as bad because it drives …

4 Quick and Easy Pick Me Ups | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you’re in a bad mood, it’s easy to wallow in it. But wouldn’t you rather get over the funk and move on? Here are some of the best ways to do …

Comedy

How To Move On From Mistakes | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s a part of life – we’re going to make mistakes.<p>Heck, you probably screwed something up before breakfast today, and no offense. I did too.<p>In the …

Self-help

Understanding Yourself Is Incredibly Valuable | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Imagine a side of you that likes these things that you dislike. As soon as you imagine it, you might be tempted to make snap-judgments about this …

Photoshop Blend Modes Explained

Working with blend modes is almost always an experimental process. Because it’s nearly impossible to predict the results, you always seem to end up …

Tutorials

Colourise a black and white photo in Photoshop

In this tutorial I’ll walk through a quick and easy way to colourise a black and white image using the Color Balance tool. For each colour that you …

Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles

13 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

7 Ways to Spur Your Creativity

The symptoms of social anxiety can be misinterpreted as introversion but they are very different.<p>Social anxiety is self-induced while introversion is …