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This Sweet Potato Recipe Is Your New Thanksgiving Party Trick

Thanksgiving is officially around the corner and we’ve got all turkey and fixings on the brain. Check out our holiday Pinterest board if you don’t believe us! While usually the focus is on the big bird du jour and traditional sides, we’re into mixing things up and creating some new traditions on …

Sweet Potatoes

Pulled Pork and Cornbread Make This Slow-Cooker Chili a New Favorite

Things can get heated when you're debating pizza styles or barbecue cities, but the ultimate chili? That's walking into a war zone.<p>For the sake of my safety, I'm not going to claim to have perfected the traditional dish. After all, there are almost as many recipes out there as there are people who …

The (New) Science Behind Protein Intake

As a sports dietitian, I am often asked by athletes and exercise enthusiasts, “How much protein do I need?” But simply suggesting a daily total …

15 Reasons You Shouldn't Even Think About Tossing Your Egg Whites

If you've made ice cream, custard, or pudding lately (or ever), you know that you're going to yield a lot more than a rich dessert: egg whites. A ton of them. Your first instinct might be to want to just toss them, perhaps remembering one too many flabby egg white diner omelets—but don't you dare …

Recipes

Pretty Much the Best Chocolate Cake Ever

It's the perfect sort of cake for a birthday or a Tuesday. Make sure to enjoy it with a very large glass of ice cold milk!<p>We're a family that loves to double down on chocolate.<p>For birthdays, we have to do it up right by making my version of cake bliss. But, as you may have caught on at some point …

Chocolate Cake

15 Habits That Will Totally Transform Your Productivity

From decluttering your desk to letting yourself complain, these 15 easy behavior changes can change how much you accomplish each day.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t …

15 Most Motivational Things That Can Inspire Anyone

I’m sure you’ve come across ‘morning routines‘ being talked about as something very important if you want to be healthy and successful. However, I’m …

Productivity

The Easy Potato Side Dish That Will Become the Star of Your Meal

Some people like to start with the meat, the bird, the main event, whatever it is, but I like to plan around potatoes. Maybe a giant pot of mash …

Sweet Potato Crumb Cake

I can honestly say that this is the BEST crumb cake I’ve ever eaten.<p>Want to know something funny? Until I made this cake I’d never cooked a sweet …

10 Quality Online Courses To Make You Successful Entrepreneurs

I’m sure you’ve come across ‘morning routines‘ being talked about as something very important if you want to be healthy and successful. However, I’m …

Avocado Bread: like banana bread, but with avocados

Oh so long ago, back when I was still in high school, my mom came home from work one day clutching a photocopied hand-written banana bread recipe. I …

Nigel Slater’s chilli pepper recipes

Red hot chilli peppers bring a masochistic pleasure just this side of pain. Use them in soups and salads, but always with an antidote to hand – yogurt, fruit or coconut<p>I love it when the blisteringly spicy meets the sweet and the cool. That mouthful of food so searingly hot with chillies and ginger …

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Learning a new language comes with incredible side benefits, including enhanced brain performance, cultural knowledge, and career opportunities. …

Language Immersion Online | Learn a Language with Videos

Süleyman ÖĞREKÇİ<p>I have tried most of the major competing apps and decided on FluentU. Because other apps just force me to memorize frequently used sen …

Language Learning

5 Android Apps To Learn A Language Without Even Trying | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Everybody wants to be a <b>polyglot</b>, but don't nobody wanna train like one.<p>Doesn't matter how many <i>Chinese For Dummies</i> books you pick up in the hopes of …

10 Time-Saving Language Learning Websites For Busy People

<b>If you’re reading this, chances are that you’re a busy person.</b><p>Either you’ve got a job you work hard at, a business you run yourself, or perhaps …

The Best Video Sites For Language Learning In 2015

<i>Note: Also be sure to visit my Essential Language Learning Tools page where I’ve listed these and other quality language learning resources.</i><b>***</b><b>I’m a</b> …

5 Silly Mistakes That Prevent Learners from Becoming Fluent in Spanish

<i>Hablo español con fluidez.</i> <i>Hablo español como un nativo.</i><p>I speak Spanish fluently. I speak Spanish like a native.<p>Isn’t that what every Spanish language …

50+ amazing resources for listening to (and learning!) Spanish

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means …

Language Learning

25 Free Online Spanish Language Lessons

Learning how to speak Spanish? It can be tricky to find high quality online lessons that don’t cost a fortune.You want to learn Spanish, and you’re …

DIY: Upgraded Ikea Wood Countertops

Noticed lately in high-end projects: appealing dark wood countertops, finished with a sheen. Here’s how to get the look for less.<p>The …

Bell Pepper Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

So good.<p>Bell peppers are one of the least exciting options in the produce aisle, but this is a wholly undeserved reputation. Sure, peppers hardly ever take center stage in a recipe -- unless of course they're stuffed -- but they are the reason so many of our favorite recipes are so great. (Ahem, …