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Google's Genius Productivity Hack Will Change How You Innovate

Its mantra is #MonkeyFirst<p>At Google X, the company's "moonshot factory," the mantra is "#MonkeyFirst." The idea is that if you want to get a monkey to recite Shakespeare on a pedestal, you start by training the monkey, not building the pedestal, because training the monkey is the hard part. Anyone …

Want Kids Who Can Stand up to What Life Throws at Them? Follow This Simple Advice

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

Parenting

Everything you need to know about beef cuts in one chart

Beef cuts don’t have to be intimidating.<p>Whether it’s chuck, brisket, rib, loin, round, plate, or flank, the most important thing you need to know is …

Best Carrot Cake

Best Carrot Cake<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.<p>Step 2<p>Stir …

Scaling Customer Service as Your Startup Grows

As your startup grows, what your customers expect from you will change and the volume of their requests will change. You’ll shift from the reactive mode of supporting requests as they happen to the proactive mode of fixing issues before they ever become a problem.<p>I’ve spent the last seven years …

Banana Halwa

Being a Keralite,Halwa or 'haluva' as it is generally pronounced,was a regular sweet we had.It was available everywhere and each had the same …

Recipes

At Golconda Chimney, an Introduction to South India's Regional Fare

Two newer restaurants specializing in Hyderabadi fare have appeared over the last three months. We're not talking dosas and idlis here (though many cafes in Jersey City peddle those), but a whole other catalog of South Indian regional cuisines. One of the restaurants is called Hyderabadi House, …

12 sites that will teach you coding for free

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>entrepreneur.</i><i>com</i><i>.</i><p>By John Rampton, Entrepreneur<p>There was a …

Nam prik, a Thai salsa that boosts flavor of vegetables, fish

Vegetables sometimes seem to need a little kick to make them more, um, interesting. Long ago, the cooks of Thailand must have realized that when they developed nam prik, a sort of salsa for vegetables and meat. David Thompson, in his 2002 classic cookbook "Thai Food," contends that nam prik "is the …

The 100 best food pairings ever

GLOBAL FAVORITES<p>Ramen and an egg<p>Guava paste & cream cheese<p>Down-Home Delights<p>Carrots & honey<p>Watermelon & salt<p>Avocado & toast<p>Guilty Pleasures<p>Warm …

Recipes

How to Care For a Cast Iron Skillet

Proper care for cast iron is a must. Learn how to clean and season your skillet here in under 30 seconds.<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you shouldn't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Whether you're looking to make healthier meals or simply spruce up</i> …

Oregon Trail

The Best Cheap Booze for Classic Holiday Cocktails

While December calls for splurging on a few pricey wines and liquors to be sipped and savored from your finest glassware, it's also a time when you should feel no shame in paying a little less for your booze. That's because large-batch cold-weather beverages get most of their rich flavor from their …

10 Easy Pieces: Lawn Games

Let’s be real: What do you really need for outdoor summer fun? Not much—a lawn and some sun. But in case you’re in the mood to get active after your …

Landscaping

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day (and sometimes all night) long. And that means the people receiving your emails are doing exactly the same thing. Whether this is good or bad for us, generally speaking, is an open question. But until we all get better at dealing with email …

10 Must-Have Tools for Startups

Facebook TwitterGoogle+LinkedIn<p>Over the years, there has been a dramatic upsurge in the number of start-ups across the globe. Well, it’s no wonder …

Small Business

The Best Homemade Pad Thai

This delicious recipe would make a perfect weeknight meal, and Jess from Cook Smarts says it’s surprising easy to make at home. Here’s how…<p><b>The Best</b> …

The best microwave mug cake recipes to make in minutes

Many of us have succumbed to the lure of the mid-afternoon microwave cake. There is something satisfyingly indulgent about piling spoonfuls of sugar and flour into a mug, then watching a steaming, sweet-smelling perfectly risen cup come out of the microwave five minutes later.<p>These recipes, from …

Dessert

Best Online Fabric Stores - Emily Henderson

  <p>We shop for fabric quite a bit over here at EHD, whether it is for a DIY, a client, my own home or an editorial. It’s still one of my favorite …

Staff Picks: The Pantry Staples We Can't Live Without

Most of us keep certain staples around the kitchen—flour and sugar, butter, olive oil and vinegar, eggs, milk, maybe some garlic and onions. But chances are you also probably have some special ingredients you like to keep up your sleeve. Those secret weapons that turn humdrum meals into great ones …

My Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe.

<i>Simple and moist two-layer carrot cake with pecans and cream cheese frosting.</i>Apple pie is my favorite dessert. This you already know. Coming in a …

Dessert

Tufted Round Patchwork Floor Cushion in Amy Butler's Violette: FreeSpirit Fabrics

Floral on the floor! Who says tables and counters get to have all the fun when it comes to gorgeous bouquets of blooms. We used nine prints from Amy …

Quilting

Local Flavor: Charleston’s She-Crab Soup

<b>She-crab soup</b> might not look like much. But the history of this bisque-chowder hybrid is as rich as that of the city from which it hails.<p>Before <b>Charleston</b> restaurants served up endless bowls of shrimp and stone-ground grits, John Martin Taylor—better known as Hoppin’ John, a nod to another beloved …

William Howard Taft

150+ Designer Kitchens for Every Style

Allow these culinary hot spots to stir up major inspiration for your own home.<p>We've gathered all our best cooking hubs in one place – from country casual to sleek and modern. Which one inspires you most?

20 Incredible Outdoor Kitchen Ideas

These dreamy chef stations let you whip up summer dishes (and drinks!) all season long.<p>Dining al fresco is only half the fun — things <i>really</i> heat up when you bring the entire cooking experience outside. Set your sights on the gorgeous details within these outdoor kitchens, and get inspired to design …

Chocolate Layer Cake

Emily Luchetti, two-time James Beard Award-winning pastry chef and cookbook author, shares this chocolate layer cake that wins our approval by having …

Dessert

The Principles of Java Application Performance Tuning

This is the fifth article in the series of "<i>Become a Java GC Expert</i>". In the first issue Understanding Java Garbage Collection we have learned about …

Databases

Java Performance Tuning Survey Results (Part III) - DZone Performance

This is the third post in a series where we analyze the results of a survey conducted in October 2014. If you have not already done so, I recommend …

DevOps

Creative Cooking Gadgets For Your Kitchen

When it comes to cooking, I stay out of the kitchen for the most part and let the lady of the house take care of these matters. Most people want a …

“The patient will see you now” – big data empowers patients, flips the healthcare model

Big data expert Pam Baker says that in the momentum of big data use, few realize that the business models they are anchoring their work to today …

Big Data