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A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

5 Secrets for Daily Joy, Backed by Research

We all wanna be happier, right?<p>Thing is, depression is at epic levels. More people are unhappy and they’re getting miserable at an even younger …

The Amount Of Sleep You Should Get At Night To Be Happiest The Next Day

It's no secret that sleep significantly affects our mood and performance the next day. But how many hours of sleep is the sweet spot? Jawbone's study …

24 Signs You're An Introvert- Not Shy

Many people believe introversion and shyness are one and the same, but this is not true. All my life I was told that I was shy. I believed it too… …

Personality

Why effective managers act like military leaders

That doesn't necessarily entail ordering your reports to drop and give you 20 every time they're late. Instead, it means always putting your team's interests above your own.<p>So says management theorist Simon Sinek, who appeared on the TED stage explaining how leaders can create a company culture of …

10 Lessons My Divorce Taught Me About Lasting Love

It dawned on me recently that even though I didn't have a divorce party (just wasn't in the mood) it doesn't mean that I can't mark the 20th anniversary of my divorce in some way. So here it goes, my list of the 10 most important lessons I've learned in the last two decades.<p>I've learned a lot of …

Magnetism

This chart will tell you when the next stock market bubble is about to burst

Are stocks in a bubble?<p>Maybe. Maybe not.<p>But this chart, from the folks at Evercore ISI — which we saw flagged on Twitter by Nick from the economics blog floatingpath.com— is pretty simple: The bubble is about to burst when Sotheby's stock flies higher.<p>Sotheby's runs high-end auctions, and so the …

How To Use An Index Fund For Retirement

The great thing about index funds is that they are “set it and forget it” investments. But does that make sense for a retirement plan?<p>Absolutely, and for a number of reasons. First, though, you should understand what an index fund really does.<p>An index fund owns a selection of investments, much like …

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

10 Lists to Keep If You Want to Be Successful

Djordje Todorovic<p>Blogger, Gamer Extraordinaire Read full profile<p>The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a …

Motivation

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Real Estate

10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

The growing wealth gap that nobody is talking about

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>What are your odds of being a millionaire, do you think? One in 10? One in 50? One in 100?<p>If you’re over 62, your odds of having at least $1 million in net wealth (your total assets minus your total debt) are relatively achievable -- about 1 in 7. But if …

Income Inequality

These high-fashion photos were taken with an iPhone, here's how you can too

Fashion photographs were once left to the professionals, the likes of Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber or Steven Meisel.<p>But tech has made the art form a …

17 Warren Buffett Quotes That Will Inspire You to Remarkable Success and Happiness

Learn valuable lessons for success and happiness from one of today's truly great businesspeople.<p>It's no secret that Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors and businesspeople in the world. However, what is not as well known is that he is also one of the happiest.<p>While Buffett has …

Zagat

29 Homemade Pizza Recipes That Are the Definition of Perfection

Our favorite homemade pies are cheesy, a little saucy, and topped with all kinds of fresh, seasonal produce.<p><b>Give us a tender, chewy crust,</b> a slick of bright tomato sauce, and a big ole shower of cheese, and we're pretty much in heaven. So we give you 29 homemade pizza recipes that really take the …

Bread

What Meat? This Salad Will Steal the Show at Your Next Barbecue

When editor in chief Adam Rapoport throws a barbecue, it's the salad—not the meat—that has people going back for seconds and thirds.<p>Last summer, when my wife left town on a work trip, I decided to throw a backyard barbecue, complete with a roaring charcoal grill and bone-in rib eyes as thick as …

Knives

Slow-Grilled Leg of Lamb with Mint Yogurt and Salsa Verde

8 to 10 Servings<p>Ask your butcher for a whole leg, which will include part of the sirloin.<p>June 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Mint Yogurt<p>1 garlic clove, finely chopped<p>2 cups whole-milk plain Greek yogurt<p>1 cup chopped fresh mint<p>1 tablespoon (or more) fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Recipes

16 Classic Pasta Recipes Most Definitely Worth Mastering

From baked ziti to bolognese, these 16 classic recipes will make you a pasta pro in no time.<p><b>There are an endless amount of excellent pasta recipes.</b> Instead of going down the rabbit hole, focus on these 16 classic versions. They're all excellent, and will make you a pasta master in no time.

Cooking

How to Make a Cheesy, Crispy, Perfect Batch of Homemade Nachos

Homemade nachos are a thing of beauty—unless they turn into a soggy mess. Here's how to make the most of any chips-and-melted-cheese situation.<p>When it comes to homemade versions of our favorite bar food, nachos are pretty easy to whip up. But there's a world of difference between …

Cooking

You Say Tomato, We Say Make These Recipes Immediately

You say tomato, we say make these recipes immediately.<p>Your market tote is overflowing with tomatoes (we get it—they look <i>so</i> good!). What to do with all those ripe beauties? Chef <b>Joshua McFadden</b> of Ava Gene's in Portland, OR, is here to help.<p>"I seriously eat tomatoes every single day when they're in …

Ratatouille

4 Servings<p>For a little spice, you can add either dried or fresh chiles (like Fresno, Thai, or red pepper flakes) to this classic ratatouille recipe.<p>July 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 large globe eggplant, peeled, coarsely chopped<p>1 large zucchini, sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds<p>2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus …

15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …

Cooking

How to Have a Not-Lame Vegetarian Cookout (With Recipes!)

Grilled vegetables shouldn't be stuck as steak's summertime sidekick. These 4 tips will change your 'tude about vegetarian cookouts forever.<p>You don't have to tell us twice to eat our vegetables: We love salads, root veggies, and all of the greens. But we'll admit: The term "vegetarian barbecue" …

Cook Out

How to Make the Best Damn Burger on Your Backyard Grill

Anyone can grill burgers. Here's how to grill really, really good ones.<p>When the weather heats up and the backyard barbecues begin anew, there's one thing we crave: a big, juicy burger. Luckily, <i>Bon Appétit</i> editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport is here to walk us through the process for grilling up the …

BBQ

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Spaghetti with No-Cook Tomato Sauce and Hazelnuts

4 Servings<p>This raw tomato sauce gets texture from zucchini and body from toasted nuts that are blended into the base. You can sub almonds for hazelnuts.<p>August 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup blanched hazelnuts<p>1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>12 ounces spaghetti or linguine<p>1 …

Italian Food

Best-Ever Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 awesome sandwich<p>After rigorous scientific testing for this best-ever grilled cheese, we’ve determined that sandwiches sliced in half on a diagonal actually taste better.<p>March 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 slices ½”-thick Pullman or other white bread<p>2 tablespoons mayonnaise<p>1 tablespoon unsalted …

grilled cheese

5 Practices for Nurturing Happiness

We offer this teaching to honor the great Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, who suffered a serious stroke in November.The post 5 Practices for …

Mindfulness