Greta R Sikorski

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To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

Move Over, China: U.S. Is Again Home to World’s Speediest Supercomputer

The United States just won bragging rights in the race to build the world’s speediest supercomputer.<p>For five years, China had the world’s fastest computer, a symbolic achievement for a country trying to show that it is a tech powerhouse. But the United States retook the lead thanks to a machine, …

Artificial Intelligence

18 Basic Cooking Skills You Should Learn in Your Twenties

Master these, and you're well on your way to becoming a kitchen boss.<p>So, you’ve moved into your first apartment, bought your very own set of pots and …

Cooking

10 Things to Do in the Garden in June

The garden looks as if it is doing fine without any help, thank you. Why do any chores in June? The reason is August—when perennials will flop …

Gardening

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Support the news<p>Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to …

Parenting

Why Children Aren't Behaving, And What You Can Do About It

Childhood — and parenting — have radically changed in the past few decades, to the point where far more children today struggle to manage their behavior.<p>That's the argument Katherine Reynolds Lewis makes in her new parenting book, <i>The Good News About Bad Behavior.</i><p><i>"</i>We face a crisis of …

Parenting

Unsuccessful people focus on “The Gap.” Here’s what successful people focus on

“The way to measure your progress is backward against where you started, not against your ideal.” — Dan Sullivan, THE GAIN AND THE GAP<p>Key concepts to …

Happiness

10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

You’ve all heard the cliche success advice to “Work Harder” and “Read More”<p>So I decided to provide you with a few unconventional habits that will …

Self-improvement

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

The 15 Most Delicious No-Cook Dishes for Potlucks — Recipes from The Kitchn

I have two rules whenever I'm making something for summer potlucks: Any recipe I choose must make plenty to feed the whole crowd, and it should come …

Cooking

15 proven ways to get people to take you seriously

Just because you’re smart, thoughtful, and competent doesn’t necessarily mean people perceive you that way.<p>If you want coworkers and friends to take …

Body Language

Lonely Planet Editors Agree: These Are the 5 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Summer is fast approaching and if you've been thinking about going on vacation in Europe, Lonely Planet has done the hard work for you. The travel …

European Travel

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a raise, even breaching a touchy subject with your spouse at home. The list goes on.<p>The premise of each …

Public Speaking

There are three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

What to read next? A summer book list like no other

So many books, so little time, and, worst of all, so little space. It is a privilege to write for The Washington Post every week, particularly given my eclectic — some would say eccentric — tastes. Yet for every title I review, there are a half dozen I would like to cover and cannot. I am allocated …

20 Veggie Snacks for Feel-Good Munching — Recipes from The Kitchn

When that 3 p.m. snack craving hits, it's tempting to turn to chips or a cookie, but more often than not we still crash an hour later. The good news …

Healthy Eating

7 Rhubarb Recipes That Aren't Your Grandma's Pie

If you’re looking for a new veggie to add to your weekly rotation, we’ve got a suggestion. Rhubarb is bright red, a little sour, and—despite some …

Food

Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There's a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.<p>Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, …

Middle School

Tis the Season for Julia Child’s Trademark Vinaigrette

Julia Child once said: “The perfect vinaigrette is so easy to make that I see no reason whatsoever for bottled dressings.”<p>Once again, we can’t help …

Country Lifestyle

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

Nutrition

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Spread from east to west and north to south, state parks are among Minnesota’s crown jewels. Each year they provide millions of residents and …

16 Prebiotic Foods to Eat Now

Feed your gut flora with these prebiotic-rich foods.<p>Try to eat more of these prebiotic-rich foods — and for extra credit, pair them with the …

What Does a 1,500-Calorie-Day Look Like?

See what a day's worth of food looks like on a 1,500-calorie diet.<p>When you're trying to eat better or lose weight, sometimes you just want someone to …

The Complete App Toolkit For Your Next Budget Travel Adventure

Travel expands the mind, broadens your palette (and your palate), opens your worldview and, for many, drains your wallet. But travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can often be a more enriching experience to show up with a budget, because it means you look more closely at the places you …

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Job interviews are laced with questions that give the interviewer the opportunity to get to know A) if you will be an asset to the company and B) if …

5 Superfood Snack Recipes You Can Make at Home

Get energized and stave off the munchies deliciously with easy-to-make whole-food snacks.

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

Recipes

Self-Compassion Exercises to Boost Your Happiness

Most people think of self-compassion as being kind to yourself. Although that is certainly a part of the concept, self-compassion involves a way of …

Mindfulness

No-Potato Cauliflower Hash Browns Are Your Favorite New Breakfast Side

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Using a box grater with medium holes, grate half a head of cauliflower over a small mixing bowl to make cauliflower rice. Here’s …