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Where to find the best dumplings from China and Tibet in the Bay Area

Dumplings may be one of the most universally loved foods across China. Shanghai’s soup dumplings, gushing broth when you bite in. Sichuanese wontons, glazed with crimson chile oil. Cantonese shrimp har gow, with in their distinctive transparent wrappers.<p>Find directions to all of these dumplings in …

Food & Dining

'I'm Sorry' Can Undermine Your Career. Here's What to Say Instead

When "I'm sorry" becomes overused, it gets tuned out -- and so do you.<p>We all make mistakes. From minor ones like mispronouncing someone's name (which, depending on the person, could be a big deal) to major ones like making an expensive misguided hire, every single one of us can remember the …

What Job Skill Is Most Lacking in the U.S.? LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Has a Surprising Answer

American employees are lacking (sort of) one surprising skill. Here are some keys to moving it to the strength side of the ledger.<p>LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner just appeared on CNBC's <i>Squawk Box</i> to reveal surprising new research about the state of job skills in the U.S. He talked about gaps in computer …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

Employment

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Bill Gates

Five tips to help you make the most of reading to your children

Reading to your child is one of the most successful ways of instilling a love of reading in them. But in our recent study, more than one-quarter of …

What to Teach Kids Instead of 'Stranger Danger'

Once, as a kid, I was at the food court at the mall, and a mime was making balloon animals for all the children. He blew up a tube of latex, twisted …

How to Train Your Dog to Play Nice With Children and Babies

For parents who want to become dog owners, or dog owners who want to become parents, childproofing their dog is as imperative as house training it.<p>In</i> …

21 Ways to Use Cottage Cheese You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

<i>This article is sponsored by Daisy Cottage Cheese.</i><p>Sure, cottage cheese doesn't usually make an appearance on cheese boards or get featured in wine …

The Mistakes You Make in a Meeting's First Milliseconds

Hilary Blair has acted professionally and served as chief executive of her own communications-coaching company for the past seven years. She oversees a staff of 13 and counts Staples and Boeing among her clients. She says her success comes despite the first impression she makes on some people, not …

San Francisco

Jeremy Lee’s recipe for chocolate profiteroles

Light, crisp choux pastry is the perfect foil for creamy fillings. These profiteroles are as extravagant as they are simple to make ...<p>Nothing lights up the eyes faster than the prospect of a freshly made chocolate eclair. Crisp, light and delicate, dipped in the most bitter chocolate and filled …

Dessert

This 1 Interview Question Will Tell You Everything You Need to Know About a Candidate

Stop wasting time with candidates reciting their resume. Change the interview game with this one simple question.<p>Let's face it: <i>Interviews suck</i>.<p>I say we try something new with interviews. I've already tested something for you to try on for size. It's pretty simple, really. But first, let's agree to …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix

If you have 5 minutes, you have time to make this cake mix. Then when you are craving a moist, cocoa-rich chocolate cake, you just have to whisk it …

Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

<i>From Jet Tila’s book ‘101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die’</i><p>“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent …

Control your smart home with a single command using Alexa routines

Open the Alexa app on Android or iOS.<p>Tap the hamburger button in the top-left corner.<p>Select <b>Settings</b>.<p>Scroll down to <b>Accounts</b> and tap <b>Routines</b>.<p>Tap the plus sign in the top-right corner.<p>Tap <b>When this happens</b> and select <b>When you say something</b> or <b>At scheduled time</b>.<p>If you select <b>When you say something</b>, type in …

Michelin releases 2018 Bib Gourmand restaurants for Bay Area

The Michelin Guide released the 2018 Bib Gourmand winners for the Bay Area on Thursday, with only four newcomers: Brown Sugar Kitchen in Oakland, Pausa in San Mateo, Playa in Marin and Royal Feast in Millbrae.<p>The list highlights “reasonably priced restaurants” — which Michelin defines as places …

Want Even Tastier Chicken Breasts? Get Them Drunk!

Drunken Chicken and Mushrooms<p>Serves 4<p>1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick pieces<br>Kosher salt<br>Freshly ground …

Mentally Strong Kids Have Parents Who Refuse to Do These 13 Things

Give up the bad habits that rob kids of mental strength.<p>Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength doesn't make you immune to hardship and it's not about suppressing your emotions.<p>In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental …

Self-help

Deliciously Filling High-Protein Smoothies to Help With Weight Loss

Smoothies are an easy way to pack tons of vitamins and nutrients into your day, but if your concoction falls short on protein, you'll likely be hungry soon after sipping. In order to make a smoothie that will keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours, protein is a must!<p>Nutritionists Stephanie …

20 Books Every Parent Should Read ASAP

Parents, you are NOT alone.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Adam Liaw's black pepper teriyaki wings, and Japanese green avocado salad

• 2kg chicken wings<p>• ½ cup cornflour<p>• ¼ cup vegetable oil<p>• 3 tbsp soy sauce<p>• 2 tbsp mirin<p>​ • 2 tbsp sake<p>• 1 tsp sugar<p>• ½ tsp freshly ground black …

Make a Better Chicken Stir-Fry with This Pro Tip

Let me introduce you to a chicken technique that has revolutionized how I stir-fry at home: velveting. This Chinese technique is most often used in …

Recipes

This Insanely Easy Dessert Is the Best Way to Use Up the Last of Summer's Berries

<i>The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is one of the largest culinary schools in the world, offering both professional and recreational programs</i> …

26 Moms and Dads Share Their Best 'Aha!' Parenting Tips

You just never know when someone’s two cents will be worth a million bucks. Here’s what parents learned when they least expected it.<p>Ten years later, I still cringe when I see a little kid wearing water wings in a pool. Back when my daughter, Sydney, was in preschool, a lifeguard warned me about …

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Kids? Do These 3 Things (Most Parents Don't Do Any of Them)

All kids have the ability to develop mental muscle. We just need to teach them how.<p>Challenges, hardship, and setbacks are inevitable. Teaching kids to build mental muscle helps them become resilient. It's also the key to helping them reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But, it's easy to get so …

Not The Biggest Fan Of Veggies? Even The Pickiest Eater Will Love This Veggie-Packed Green Mac And Cheese

Get your greens in the delicious way!<p>View this post on Facebook<p>4 cups spinach, packed<p>½ cup parsley<p>2½ cups milk, divided<p>5 quarts water<p>1 tablespoon salt<p>1 pound macaroni elbows<p>¼ cup butter<p>¼ cup flour<p>2 teaspoons garlic powder<p>2 teaspoons onion powder<p>1 teaspoon paprika<p>1 teaspoon pepper<p>1 teaspoon salt<p>16 …

11 Salad Dressing Recipes to Help You Kick the Bottled Stuff

Salads don't always get a lot of love. They often feel like a chore, something you force yourself to eat to feel less guilty about the more interesting food on your plate. But a salad can be just as exciting as any other part of a meal, and the easiest way to improve your salads is to lose the …

Food

7 High-Protein Breakfasts That Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make

We know you're constantly crunched for time, and breakfast is often one of the first things to go when you're in a rush. But what if we told you that these recipes were packed with filling protein that'll help you reach your health and fitness goals — and that they take less than five minutes (and …

Recipe: Jamaican Banana Bread

Ingredients:<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<br>3/4 teaspoon baking soda<br>1/2 teaspoon salt<br>1 cup granulated sugar<br>1/4 cup butter, softened<br>2 large eggs<br>1 1/2 cups …