Diana L. Sweet

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15 Packing Tips That Will Forever Change Your Toiletry Bag

We're always in for a good packing hack, whether it's the lazy way to stockpile shampoo or the brilliant carry-on bag that feels like you're carrying nothing at all.<p>One of the biggest packing headaches we face is, well, the stuff for our face (and hair, and nails...). Toiletries and bathroom …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

IQ

5 Tricks That Make Your Slow Cooker Even More Useful, If That's Even Possible

The slow cooker is a magical device. Put a couple ingredients in it, turn it on, leave for work and return to a fully cooked, flavorful and tender meal. You can make everything from French onion soup to carne asada nachos in your slow cooker, but its almost mystical powers don't stop at dinner. You …

Roundup Of Free Cloud Computing Courses, 2015: Amazon Offering A New Online Course On Big Data

Amazon Web Services is now offering a free online course on Big Data , and is also offering an instructor-led course on Big Data on AWS. The AWS Training site has also includes sections on getting started with AWS, including AWS Essentials and self-paced labs. You can find the free online course on …

Cloud Computing

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. We all know people who are extraordinarily busy, but never seem to accomplish anything. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

11 of Our Favorite Fried Eggs

Have you ever put together a meal and found it to be a little, well, incomplete? Instead of putting on the Backstreet Boys tune and bemoaning your cooking skills, try the oldest trick in the book: Put an egg on it. Adding an egg to the mix makes things feel fuller and more put-together. The best …

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup With All the Fixings Recipe

Rich chicken tortilla soup, made from slow-simmered chicken thighs, joins quintessential toppings—avocado, red onion, sour cream, cilantro cheese, tortillas, limes and hot sauce—in this simple, sustaining slow-cooker meal. The broth gets its depth from inclusions such as apple cider vinegar, ancho …

10 Entertaining Recipes You Loved This Month

October has arrived and fall is fully underway: The days are getting shorter, pumpkin lattes are back on the menu, and -- most importantly -- we’re finally ready to light up the stove and fire up the oven. This month you craved spice (both sweet and savory) and looked for hearty food to help you …

Book Review: Sarah Waters muses on class and identity in The Paying Guests

If one thing sets the historical fiction of Sarah Waters apart from so many novels, it’s the sense of place her prose evokes. Elegiac without being …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People

Want to work smarter, not harder? Learn from the best.<p>Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me,</i> …

Productivity

Inside The World’s Most Intriguing (And Probably Only) Futurist Bar

Sip a drink and watch a chalkboard-scrawling robot do its thing as you engage with the Long Now Foundation’s ode to the future.<p>The Long Now Foundation supports a 10,000-year clock project, a digital library of human languages, and research to bring back species from extinction. It’s not exactly …

Maggie Gyllenhaal: an actor of rare talents

In recent times, expectations for lead female characters in British TV thrillers have been ratcheted up to dauntingly high levels. First there was the icily cool performance of Gillian Anderson, the sexually liberated police detective in <i>The Fall</i>. Then earlier this year in <i>The Line of Duty</i>, Keeley …

8 Easy Summer Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

<b>1. Asian Kale Salad with Ginger Peanut Dressing</b><p>Believe or not, this salad will have you eating your vegetables (and, most surprisingly, your kale) with pleasure and abandon. Bright, bold flavors and textures abound: earthy kale; cool and crunchy carrots, bell peppers and red cabbage; toasted …

Hong Kong protesters blame China for rising inequality and economic woes

Thousands of Hong Kong residents are marching today to protest Beijing’s tightening grip on the semi-autonomous city—a demonstration that organizers say should be the city’s largest in a decade. China’s influence over local media and politics are among the main issues fueling discontent, but there …

Hong Kong

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: shortlist

Book Review: The Two-Income Trap

A long time ago I wrote a kinda-tongue-in-cheek defense of keeping modafinil – a relatively safe and effective stimulant – illegal. My argument was …

Summer Squash Soup + Brown Butter Tomatoes

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Summer vegetables as they were meant to be.</i><p>Last week we brought you summer fruit for dinner. This week, we bring you summer …

This gold Putin edition iPhone 5s will set you back a cool $4,360

Unless someone’s *ahem* Putin us on, this 18-carat gold plated iPhone 5s featuring the visage of Russia’s controversial president is currently selling for around $4,363.<p>Called the Caviar iPhone 5s Supremo Putin, it is the work of luxury jewellery house Perla Penna, and is available only in …

Dublin Iced Coffee

Makes 1 Servings<p>A delicious mix of caffeine, dessert, and danger.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee<p>2 oz. stout (such as AleSmith Speedway or Guinness)<p>1½ oz. Irish whiskey<p>¾ oz. simple syrup<p>1/2 ounce heavy cream<p>Freshly grated cinnamon stick (for serving)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

Bittersweet Chocolate, Orange and Cardamom Cookies

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A chocolate cookie to bring in the holiday spirit.</i><p>I am very sorry to report to all of you that I am going to force you to buy hazelnut flour. Or if you live in a place …