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Recipe: Baked Black Bean and Avocado Burritos

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat an 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.<p>Combine chipotle and sour cream in a bowl. Purée half the beans in a food …

Dinner Just Got a Whole Lot Easier with These Oven-Roasted Fajitas

When you're out to eat, there's something magical about a sizzling skillet of fajitas landing on your table. The novelty of assembling your own …

Bilingualism: When Education and Assimilation Clash

Nearly one in four U.S. public-school children speak a language other than English at home. What’s the best way to accommodate ELL students in the classroom?<p>With more than 20 languages spoken in one eighth-grade classroom, Harlem Village Academy West in New York City rivals the vibrant cultural and …

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Anxiety Levels Highest at Mid Management in Workplace

In the hierarchy of the workplace, it is those in the middle, not necessarily the bottom, particularly supervisors, who show the highest levels of …

Paper Covered Clipboards

Organize your paperwork with these fun custom paper covered clipboards! Make your own with this easy tutorial, with photos.<p>131<p>647

DIY Tissue Paper Flowers

Create these giant tissue paper flowers for your next party. They're inexpensive and so easy to make!<p>178<p>1879

6 apps for people who are easily distracted at work (a.k.a., everyone)

How often do you feel distracted at work? All the time, right? I bet those distractions keep you from getting a lot of stuff accomplished on a …

GOP’s cowardly Confederate flag move perfectly crystallizes their Donald Trump problem on race

Southern Republicans made a last ditch attempt to save the flag. Boehner scrambled to avoid the shame of a vote<p>On Thursday, GOP House Speaker John Boehner failed to accomplish what Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley did: he couldn’t rally his caucus behind a bipartisan decision to take down …

Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong

Looking for news you can trust?<br>Subscribe to our free newsletters.<p>Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 …

100 Things You Are Doing Wrong on Social Media

Director, Content Strategy<p>1. You are tweeting press releases.<p>2. You are not following ANYONE back on Twitter.<p>3. You are not answering questions …

How to Create an Instagram Marketing Strategy

Instagram, with more than 700 million total monthly active users, now claims over 8 million accounts using business profiles. What does that mean for …

Accepting Feelings: The New Frontier in Parenting

Parents! You're in for a treat! The netherworld of emotion we grapple with daily comes alive in the new film, <i>Inside Out</i>.<p>We parents don't relish dealing with emotions! We've been urged to pat, rock, walk, sing, scold and threaten when crying crops up. We grudgingly deal with kids' feelings all day, …

What This Cruel War Was Over

The meaning of the Confederate flag is best discerned in the words of those who bore it.<p>This afternoon, in announcing her support for removing the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley asserted that killer Dylann Roof had “a sick and twisted view of the …

Why Being A Workaholic Is Awful For You AND Everyone Around You

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. It also hurts Jack's health and has a negative impact on his relationships and work life.<p>Today, there are more ways to overwork yourself than ever. And while refusing vacation time, eating lunch at your desk or never shutting off your work email might …

B.O.L.T (Bacon, Oyster, Lettuce, Tomato)

4 Servings<p>As if an oyster po’boy and a BLT had a baby; this appropriately messy sandwich achieves the ideal texture-and-temperature contrast when the oysters are still warm from the fryer.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup all-purpose flour<p>1 cup cornmeal<p>1 tablespoon garlic powder<p>1 tablespoon onion …

How to Develop Your Charisma and Become More Likable

It may seem like some people are born likable, but everyone is capable of developing charisma. No matter your personality, there are certain traits …

How To Make New Friends When You're An Adult

Illustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>If James Taylor ruled the world, all we’d have to do is call and a BFF would appear on our doorstep. In reality, …

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6 No-Fail Ways to Make a Boring Kitchen Stand WAY Out

Stuck with a standard kitchen? The kind of boring room that doesn't exactly make you want to cook in it? You don't have to knock out the walls and …

20 Side Dishes to Make All Summer Long

Summer is all about simple, easy, and fresh meals, and this especially goes for side dishes. Whether that's a fast salad for chicken fresh off the …

15 Delicious Ways to Eat Chicken This Summer

Chicken is a year-round meal staple, but there's something about its ease that makes it best suited to summertime. Chicken is mild and easy to cook, …

With This Recipe, You Can Make Perfect Cheesecake Every Single Time

Cheesecake should never be a source of anything except pure bliss. Not distress. Not frustration.

How To Clean Gunky Enameled Cast Iron Stove Grates

When was the last time you cleaned the grates on your gas stove? Like, really cleaned them? Hey, we get it. Due to their curves and crannies, …

8 Ways to Make Life More Exciting Again

<b>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com.</b><p>Sometimes life can get a little boring. You don't feel excited anymore. Life feels pretty mundane and full of routines. You eat pretty much the same thing for breakfast, commute the same route five days a week and alternate between 10 outfits and …

6 myths that prevent people from learning multiple languages

You're probably familiar with the romanticized image of the polyglot. It goes something like this:<p>After attending the recent polyglot conference in Berlin, I can tell you that I didn't meet a single person who comes close to that description (although I'm sure many of us wouldn't mind it).<p>It's true …

'I've Never Thanked My Parents for Anything'

In America, saying thank you is routine. In India, it can be insulting.<p>I have been living in the United States for more than a decade, and I now say thank you about 50 times a day. Most of the time, I do it without thinking. I say thank you to the bus driver who takes me from point A to point B …

10 Proven Ways to Be Exceptionally Likeable

Richard Branson, arguably one of the most likable entrepreneurs in the world, views his likability as one of his competitive advantages.<p>Research backs this up. Likable people are more effective leaders, build deeper relationships, and have better reputations.<p>The good news is that likability is a …

how to host brunch (and still sleep in)

I take brunch very, very seriously, so seriously that I don’t go out for it very often because, you see, few places do it right. The scones are …