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Guide to Spice Mixtures

Just a pinch of one of these aromatic spice mixtures will add depth and complexity to your next meal.<p><b>Chili Powder</b><p>This mixture is often behind the …

Cooking

The best trick for cutting down on sugar

Maybe your sweetheart loves you so much, they give you fruit to celebrate your special relationship. But more likely, you will finish Valentine's day …

Nutrition

Clean Eating Slow Cooker Recipes

From slow-cooked pull-apart pork for tacos to perfectly seasoned stews, clean eating slow cooker recipes are the perfect solution for a busy …

Revealed: Secret list of Netflix codes that unlock hidden list of films and TV shows

Good news for Netflix users - you can use hidden codes to make searching the extensive streaming site easier.<p>It seems not all content appears when …

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called 'the beginner's mind' could make your life easier

A lot of joy could be found with the same practice.<p>And it is simple: practice seeing life with a beginner's mind.<p>I'm stealing this of course from Zen Buddhism's shoshin and Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind Beginner's Mind," and I've written about it numerous times. But it's more fundamental than most …

Meditation

The 35 Most Chilling Documentaries On Netflix

The great thing about Netflix is there's always something to watch. Whether you want to marathon a TV show or check out a movie, you're almost …

Staten Island

The 20 best high-paying jobs in America for 2017

But a high salary doesn't hurt, either.<p>US News & World Report recently released its 2017 Best Jobs rankings, which determines the best occupations in the US based on median salary, employment rate, growth, job prospects, stress level, and work-life balance. You can read more about the methodology …

Employment

Want to Travel More in 2017? Here Are 12 Cheap Trips You Can Take Now

Get started on your 2017 travel goals for less than $400 round-trip.<p>If you resolved to travel more in the New Year, now’s the time to start …

7 Simple Rules for Getting Lean in 2017

Seven rules so you can follow through on that resolution.<p>For 2017, over half of Americans will make New Year's resolutions to do things like lose weight, get fit, and eat healthier. But how many actually make it past January 17? The brutal truth is only eight percent will achieve their goals, which …

Fitness

How to be happy: follow these five easy steps

From a young age we are told to aim high. Yet the more driven we are, the more likely we are to feel miserable, says happiness expert Raj Raghunathan. Here’s what we should try instead<p>The key to happiness, according to the latest research, is knowing where to look. We’re conditioned from a young …

Happiness

The 11 best low-carb diet recipes for weight loss

Edamame Spaghetti With Kale Cilantro Pesto<p>This bean pasta boasts just 22 grams of carbs per serving and keeps you full longer than other white and …

Recipes

Invisibilia: Is Your Personality Fixed, Or Can You Change Who You Are?

<i>Editor's note: This is an excerpt from the latest episode of the Invisibilia podcast and program, which is broadcast on participating public radio stations. This story contains language that some may find offensive.</i><p>This is the story of a prisoner who committed a horrible crime and says he's no …

Psychology

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

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