DeAnna Walker

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Always Ask 1 Simple Question at the End of Your Job Interview

Don't forget the reason you are interviewing--and ask the most pertinent question of all.<p>Literally, I have advised 100s of college students about job interviews. Teaching at a small college means I wear many hats, and this aspect of guiding students as they embark on internships and first jobs is …

Some of the World's Best Universities Just Released 600 Free (or Nearly Free) Online Courses

The founder of Class Central has compiled a huge list of newly offered courses to update your skills.<p>These days there's no excuse not to feed your brain. You don't need to upend your life and go back to school to get smarter. Nor do you need to find tens of thousands for tuition. Instead, you can …

7 Ways to Remain Motivated Even if Everything Is Falling Apart Around You

I was told I would never walk again.<p>Let's not sugarcoat this. Life can be a royal pain in the ass. One day you're on top of the world and the next you're scrambling to find your next dollar.<p>At some point we all experience this roller coaster ride known as life.<p>I've had a couple setbacks in life. …

‘Surviving Escobar — Alias J.J.’: Who Is Nicole Santamaria?

Get ready, all of my crime drama-loving friends. Season 3 of <i>Narcos</i> is right around the corner, and if the show’s history and trailer is any …

‘Narcos’ Is Even Better Without Pablo Escobar

Last time we saw Pablo Escobar in Netflix’s <i>Narcos</i>, he was dead on a rooftop. The man who made the first two seasons of the cocaine trade drama so …

How to Taste Wine, Wine Tasting Notes & Tasting Wine | Williams Sonoma

Here are four steps to evaluating a wine's color, aroma and flavor, plus key terms to help you talk about it.<p>Hold the glass by its stem and look at the color. A white wine should be transparent and bright, while a red wine should be translucent<br>and saturated.<p>Swirl the wine by the stem, letting …

Farro with Mushrooms and Bacon

1K<p>710<p>A few months ago, I was gifted a very large bag of farro, over five pounds of it. I never thought I could have enough farro, and sure enough, …

The Ingredient That Makes Us Want a Pile of Greens Every Night

Dinner game-changer: start cooking your greens in coconut milk.<p>I'm more likely to ogle a photo of pizza than a pile of kale (and I know I'm not the only one). I also shiver just thinking about my relationship to spinach as a kid. But this is a new year, and a new me or whatever, so now I'm dousing …

Recipes

The winter soup that’s dreamy, creamy and healthful. (How often does that happen?)

By Ellie Krieger<p>Ellie Krieger<p>Bio Follow<p>This soup is a dream come true — if, like me, you dream about things like soup. It has all the attributes that made a warm bowl of broccoli cheddar soup a comfort food classic in the first place: a rich, velvety texture; a belly-filling quality that oozes …

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A How-To Guide

Quality get-togethers don’t make themselves—they require a man with a plan to stand up. That plan should involve traditions, including some you’ve introduced yourself: remember that there’s another side to every default choice, and very often it’s a step up. With this in mind, start your hosting …

Lab notes: Potassium-rich food may keep inflammation of the bowel at bay

A quick look at the latest research in medicine.<p>Inflammation bowel disease, a chronic disorder of the gastrointestinal tract, may be triggered by …

11 Stuffed Avocado Recipes That Are Basically Boatloads of Happiness

We’re big fans of avocado around here, and there’s nothing we love more than finding unexpected ways to get our fix. Stuffed avocados are the easiest …

How to quit your job in style: Career-saving etiquette

"I quit and, by the way, I never liked you," or something even stronger, might be what we dream about saying to our managers. While liberating, never, ever leave in such a scruffy way. Instead, try using your final weeks in the office to leave a positive and lasting impression.<p>Why? While it can …

20 Tricks You Can Use to Score a Cheap Hotel Room

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>If you're looking for a cheap hotel room, it's only gotten more difficult over the years. In fact, the average daily rate for U.S. hotel rooms has increased in the past seven years, to $121.37 in 2015, according to statistics resource Statista.<p>That doesn't mean you …

When My Mother Taught Me To Cook, She Taught Me How To Live

Unlike the women I’m descended from, I don’t need to know how to cook. But I’m grateful, almost every day, that I do.<p>The first thing my mother taught me to make was the Toll House recipe for chocolate chip cookies. She handled the oven, but the rest was simple enough for an 8-year-old. Two sticks …

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Bacon, Egg and Brussels Carbonara.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 19, 2015 76<p>This should come with a warning label.<p>Danger danger: you will want to consume every last bit of this in one …

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3 strategies to fund your child's college education

Bills to pay, retirements to be funded, big purchases to be saved for: The financial demands most families face can make saving for a child's college education seem overwhelming or even unattainable. But with some planning, it doesn't have to be.<p>Here are three flexible strategies that can help you …

15 Guys Reveal What They Look for in a Future Wife

"Be crazy in a way that works nicely with my crazy."<p>A lot of dating is about trying certain things and figuring out what you like and need in a serious partner, like creating a mental list of qualities you hope your spouse will have (if, you know, you wanna get married someday). A recent Ask Reddit …

What To Wear for a Promotion

There were many parts of my former life as a plus-size model I found difficult: dealing with rejection on a daily basis and posing for 12 hours straight in too-small shoes, to name just two. But getting dressed was never an issue. With skinny jeans and a scoop-neck tee, I could consider myself …

16 Genius Tricks You Never Thought to Try in the Kitchen

Slice your ice cream? Hey, it's easier.<p><b>1. Use two plates to safely cut a lot of little tomatoes at once.</b><p>Lay the tomatoes you wish to slice in half on a small plate. Place another plate on top and then run a very sharp knife through the gap between the two plates, holding the top plate securely with …

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Crock Pot 101: Build Your Own Crock Pot Recipes

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Love your crock-pot but stuck in a rut with the same old recipes? It’s time to create your own. This post …

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Grandma Ptak's red velvet cake recipe

Claire Ptak shares this family favourite with a hint of chocolate and thick creamy frosting<p>Grandma Ptak used to make this for me on every visit, whether at her house in Illinois or ours in California. I have a great photograph of me baking it with her when I was seven or eight, and you can see the …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

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7 New Ways to Get Your Avocado Fix

Avocados are, like, <b>so hot right now</b>. They've been sweeping breakfasts across the country with <b>avocado toast</b> while holding up its reputation as the <b>crowd-pleasing guac</b>. But it's time to really put this bad boy to work. Check out these different ways to eat the most-Instagrammed food of our time.<p><b>1.</b> …

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …

Adding Value For Better ROI - Civil + Structural Engineer magazine

BIM-driven workflows can include structural detailing to better optimize the structural design to detailing process together.<p><b>Use of Building</b> …

Engineering

5 Reasons Why I Decided to Study Civil Engineering

When I tell people I'm studying Civil Engineering, they make a face like "Wow!" to which I then reply, "Do you know what that is?" "No." This is why …