Erin Torgerson

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5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Themselves Daily to Achieve Success

It all comes down to self-awareness.<p>Constant improvement is not easy. Whether it is a skill, or a positive quality, or a way of life you are looking to cultivate, staying on the positive side of the growth curve takes work.<p>My entire life, I have been immersed in worlds that have taught me how to …

Motivation

This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie Is the Most Irresistible Thing on the Internet

Celebrate Pi Day with something seriously decadent.<p>Ever wanted to have hot chocolate in pie form? We're here for you. This Hot Chocolate French Silk Pie combines all the flavors you love in hot chocolate with this super decadent, classic French silk pie.<p>This version gets an update from an …

19 cocktails you've probably never heard of but should start drinking immediately

It's cold outside. You're at some party. And you pour yourself a glass of cheap-o wine or beer.<p>Just like last year. And the year before that.<p>Regular old wines and beers are fine for a Thursday night in March, but this is the holiday season. Time to spice things up a bit and try something a bit more …

16 Quotes From Successful People About Self-Improvement

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Success

57 small things you can do every day to be happier and more successful

1. Assume people have good intentions.<p>Since you can't read minds, you don't really know the "why" behind the "what" that people do. Imputing evil motives to other people's weird behaviors adds extra misery to life, while assuming good intentions leaves you open to reconciliation.<p>2. Avoid using …

One batch of preserved lemons, four different recipes | Get ahead

A homemade jar of preserved lemonscan inject a shot of citrus into a nutty cauliflower pasta dish, salty cod cheeks, zingy slow-cooked lamb and a pesto that goes with almost anything<p>When I first discovered the pleasingly deep, citrussy undertone preserved lemon brings to recipes I became a little …

North Africa

Urban Garden Problems: Common Issues Affecting Urban Gardens

Growing produce in your own backyard or a community garden can be an amazing experience that allows you to not only choose the produce you consume, …

Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. colleges

Before he ever knew they might be topics to study in college, food business and farming played an important part in Charlie James' life.<p>At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, he sold home-made rice balls and sushi to classmates and earned about $40 a day for a college fund. Then he was deeply …

Agriculture

The Real Definition of GMO Will Surprise You

I recently had one of those splitting hairs kind of discussions with a colleague on the definition of GMO’s – Genetically Modified Organisms. When I …

Meet The (Other) Musk Brother, Who Wants To Change The World Of Food

While Elon Musk tries to solve the world’s transportation and energy problems, his brother Kimbal is working to transform what we eat.<p>Kimbal Musk was 25 when he and his brother Elon (perhaps you’ve heard of him?) sold their first tech company, called Zip2, for around $300 million. Elon poured some …

How and When to String-Weave Tomatoes (with Video)

String weaving is a good method for training and supporting long rows of tomato plants. Plan now for next year’s crop. All you need is a simple …

Urban farmers around the world – in pictures

We asked our community to share stories of farming projects in cities across the globe. From using old sacks in Nairobi to the garden of a Syrian mosque, here are a few ways our readers have been innovating<p>Our farms are not just growing food and community bonds but also indigenous biodiversity – …

Urban Agriculture

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

Self-improvement

12 Scientifically Proven Habits That Will Change Your Life

There's a science to building new habits. Read on to get yourself unstuck and get the change you want kick-started.<p>Research says the best way to bring change into your life is by creating new routines and sticking to them until they become habits.<p>The way to make sure we cultivate the new behavior …

personaldevelopment

Start Saving Apricot Pits—To Make Ice Cream

<i>Every other Sunday,</i> <i>we'll focus on one overlooked kitchen scrap and show you how to turn what would otherwise be trash into a dish to treasure.</i><p><i>Today: This ice cream is the pits. No, really—it's made with stone fruit pits.</i><p>Stone fruit pits are one kitchen scrap that’s easy to toss in the compost bin …

What is your personal method for waking up early?

Dan Luca<br>I started waking up at 5AM on October 2, 2009... almost by mistake...<br>...and I'm still waking up at 5AM to this day and don't intend to stop …

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Dessert

10 Habits You Need To Give Up If You Want To Be Productive

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Parmesan-Roasted Potatoes

8 Servings<p>Cooking the potatoes on a wire rack lets hot air circulate around them, so they get extra crisp.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved<p>½ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 oz. finely grated Parmesan<p>¾ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf …

11 Things You Need to Do to Make Your Baked Goods Better

Even the most seasoned baker can use a refresher course now and then—these baking tips will make for better cookies, cakes, pies, and more<p>We'll admit it: Sometimes, we fudge things when we cook. After all, who needs a recipe for simple weeknight pasta? Off-the-cuff roasted chicken is a snap. We're …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …

Leadership

Say Goodbye to the Stove with These 25 Summery, No-Cook Appetizers

Two dozen no-cook appetizers. Zero stove time.<p><b>We don't know about you,</b> but here on the East Coast, it is sweltering hot. As in, "never turning on the oven again" hot. Luckily, you don't need to with these 25 no-cook recipes for cool caprese salads, juicy salted and spiced melon, and more.

Cooking

30 iconic American hotel bars everyone should have a drink at

All the major hospitality groups are filling their portfolios with new projects inside buzzy and beloved hotels. Hoteliers, too, are answering the bar-hopping public's call: multiple cocktail concepts within a single hotel are becoming the standard at big city hotels, especially those that stand on …

How to Buy, Store, and Cook With Eggplant, in Season in July

Here's how to buy, store, and cook with eggplant, in season in July.<p>From baba ghanoush to cheese-smothered eggplant parm, there are many reasons to love this summer nightshade. Eggplant has typically been considered to be very bitter, but that's largely a misconception. Only gigantic eggplant boats …

Eggplant

67 Motivating Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

Here they are: some of the wisest and most inspiring quotes that will help motivate you to succeed.<p>I once scoffed at the notion of inspiring quotes and aphorisms. Then, I grew up a bit and shed some of my cynicism. I came to appreciate how reflecting on true words of wisdom can help you to develop …

Motivation

5 Tips to Maximize Your Time Behind the Camera

Time and timing is so important in outdoor photography. For sunrises, you need to get up early to arrive with setup time to photograph the blue hues …

Landscape Photography

Grilled Sweet Potato Baba Ghanoush

4 (makes about 2 cups) Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>There’s a method to making baba ghanoush. And it applies to way more than eggplant.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more<p>2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium)<p>3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice<p>2 tablespoons tahini<p>½ …