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Recipe: The Only Pad Thai Recipe You’ll Ever Need

“There are kind of two types of cookbooks out there,” chef Jet Tila, frequent Food Network contestant, host, and judge says. “There is the ‘Yo, slap a bunch of this on this, pow, bang, zoom,’” the succession of onomatopoeias suggesting a set of haphazard, 15-minute recipes. “And then there’s the …

Got a small garden? Then plan your planting vertically

No one is drawn to looking at an unsightly barbecue if there’s something more attractive to catch the eye<p>In a small garden, all your ways are on show. There are often no hidden bits, particularly in a terrace garden; if not from ground level, then from upstairs, where you are definitely confronted …

11 Habits Of Mentally Strong People

Mental strength is a choice and a discipline, not an innate quality bestowed upon the lucky.<p>We all reach critical points in our lives where our mental strength is tested. It might be a difficult friend or colleague, a dead-end job, or a struggling relationship.<p>Whatever the challenge, you have to be …

Ten Things Great Leaders Do To Get People On Board With Change

Change isn’t easy. Even change for the better. Great leaders know this and don’t pretend otherwise. Yet they also know that embracing change with the right mindset - one that is open to learning and “unlearning” on-the-go – is paramount to creating an environment where change isn’t just a once in a …

Marriott International

Give up these habits to be more productive in 2017

2017 is just around the corner. This means it’s time for new year resolutions. And, people are all jumping up and down with the list of things they …

Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

If You Want To Learn Everything More Effectively, You Should Know This Note-Taking Skill

Note-taking is an important component of the learning process. But one type of note-taking is offered over others. The Cornell Note-Taking Method.

Learning

The Skinny Guy’s Guide: Eating to Gain Muscle

<b>Are you the stereotypical skinny guy struggling to pack on any appreciable amount of muscle mass</b>? If I have your story right it might go something …

The butterfly position will make her orgasm

The butterfly is one of those positions that comes so naturally during the kind of all-out night of frolicking that leaves glass on the floor and …

10 Signs you are succeeding in life even if you don’t feel you are

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share60<p>+13<p>Shares 81<p>If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments …

Motivation

How to Realistically Change Careers When Your Current Job Totally Drains You

Throughout our careers, we may find ourselves in a role that takes more from us than it gives in terms of money, happiness, or energy—sometimes, it’s …

The 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2016

Here’s a list of the best advice we’ve given for building and growing a successful organization.<p>Over the last year, there have been a lot of changes on the business landscape from Yahoo being sold to Verizon to Gawker going bankrupt. Along the way we’ve talked to CEOs of big companies, first-time …

5 hacks to have superb memory and active mind

A strong memory is important for optimal functioning and performance in life. Both in personal and professional life, we require performing at our …

The Brain

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.<p>When we resolve to be more resilient and mentally strong, we often adopt a militaristic "tough it out" approach. That is, we believe the more we put our noses to the grindstone and endure, the …

Arianna Huffington

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Pain

Want to Be a Great Leader? Do This 1 Thing First (Most Bosses Do the Opposite)

Great leaders know the secret to motivating, inspiring, and leading their employees. And here it is.<p>The audience was polite but definitely not captivated. I was struggling to engage them. OK, to be honest, I was kinda dying onstage.<p>Maybe I was having an off day. Maybe they were having an off day.<p>Or …

Leadership

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Time Management

Seven Habits To Learn From Ridiculously Creative Renters

Gifted renters understand how to make wonderful homes in temporary dwellings, and squeeze seriously stylish and functional spaces out of nothing …

Housing

This is the time of day when you’re the most productive

If you’re a morning person, chances are you’re more inclined to handle your workload with ease before lunch time rolls around. When nighttime …

Time Management

6 Ways to Inspire Passion In Unmotivated Employees

Dealing with unmotivated employees can send even the sharpest manager or business owner into a fit of frustration.<p>In fact, if they’re not careful, it …

Team Building

Here’s an ancient philosophy so simple even a 5-year-old could understand it

The great Richard Feynman said that if someone can’t explain something simply to a novice -- at the freshman lecture level -- it’s because they don’t …

10 Home Decor Trends That Will Be Big in 2017

Home is where the heart is! So, if you're looking to be a new you in the new year, your house may be a good place to start. And it's good timing, …

Home Decorating

5 Simple Things Tim Ferriss Does Every Morning (and You Should Too)

Remember: The small things are the big things.<p><i>What does your daily routine look like? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Tim Ferriss, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Investor, on Quora:</b><p>In …

Tim Ferriss

Get Bigger Shoulders: The Only 5 Moves You Need

One of the easiest ways to look great in your shirts and suits is to have a yoked set of traps and round, cannonball deltoids. Unfortunately, just …

Here's How You Figure Out That New DSLR

A step-by-step interactive guide.<p>Digital single-lens reflex cameras, better known as DSLRs, take pictures better than any smartphone. But picture quality is not why phone cameras took over the world. For one thing, we carry them everywhere anyway, and for another, they're simple. Point, shoot, and …

Photography

Tips for Getting Your Life Organized in 2017

The key to success next year might just be getting organized. And it's not just about order. Living an organized life has the power to save you time and energy, increase your productivity, and just plain make you happier. But where to start? With these seven expert-approved tips, of course, that …

25 Daily Habits to Adopt for a Happier Life

We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of …

6 Examples of High-End Flat-Pack Furniture Designs

The concept of flat-pack is often derided, especially in design aficionado circles. Viewed as cheap and short-term, flat-pack evokes memories of …

Eating Around Queens

One of the things about discovering new places to eat in an unknown city is that you spend a lot of time getting around, figuring out how to get from …

Celebrity Chefs