Henrietta Kwan

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Camping recipes: breakfast pancakes

There's few easier breakfasts after a night camping than pancakes.<p>A good few years back I was travelling across the States with some pals. We’d stayed overnight on a campsite near Memphis. As we were driving off in the morning, a peculiar sound came from under the bonnet (or should that be hood?) …

Rose Prince's Baking Club: sausage rolls

Our weekly column shows you the way to beautiful bread and consummate cake. Today: sausage rolls.<p>Some people are brilliant at knowing their favourite everything. Ask them what music they like, and they pick a tune that is slightly but not overly obscure: the one you would have picked if you hadn’t …

Ginger chicken with smashed Japanese cucumber recipe

Diana Henry's roast chicken, marinated in a hot, sweet sauce, to serve with chunks of ice-cold cucumber<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>50ml (2fl oz) soy sauce<br>• 3 tbsp sake or dry sherry<br>• 3 tbsp soft dark-brown sugar<br>• ½ tbsp brown miso<br>• 60g (2oz) ginger, peeled and finely grated<br>• 4 cloves garlic, finely grated<br>• 1 tsp …

Stress Tips: 9 Reasons To Slow Down

Truman Capote once described himself as a “completely horizontal author” who wrote his best works lying down, often with a cigarette or sherry in hand. Most of us don’t have the luxury of working on our backs. Life doesn’t slow down, but we can choose to stop rushing through it. Here are some smart …

10 Ways Over-Thinking Destroys Your Happiness

Have you ever been stuck over-thinking something that happened or something you think will happen only to get your knickers in a bunch? I know I have! This over-thinking thing keeps most of us stuck. It keeps us rooted in fear, uncertainty, and doubt. It's a major contributor to the FUD factor and …

4 Ways To Motivate Detached Workers

Marnie Green, principal consultant at Management Education Group and author of "Painless Performance Conversations," says that performance conversations should happen regularly, not annually. It takes practice to handle them well. "Managers fail at these conversation because part of it is [having …

Employment

5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

Step one? Be a good boss. Here are five things to start doing now.<p>A motivated employee is a valuable employee--and also among the toughest to find. According to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie Training, disengaged workers outnumber engaged workers by a pretty significant margin. Only 45 percent …

9 Job Mistakes That Could Stall Your Entire Career

Clinical psychologist Dr. Meg Jay doesn’t subscribe to the theory that your 20s are a throwaway time to just have fun and decide what you want to be when you grow up.<p>While popular media often depicts 20-somethings as aimless wanderers lounging in extended adolescence, the truth, according to Jay, …

7 Steps To Effective Feedback

CC licensed image shared by flikr user HikingArtist.com<p>Last week, our educoach chat (a twitter chat dedicated to instructional coaching and …

Communicating Decisions: Seven Things to Share

Leaders know that communication is one of their key roles. In fact whenever I work with a leadership team or group the subject of communication …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.<p>Stress is a thought. That's it. No more, no less. If that's true, then we have complete control over stress, because it's not something that happens <i>to us</i> but something that happens <i>in us</i>.<p>The …

Five Easy Meals Every Woman Should Know How to Cook

5 meals every woman should know how to make<p><i>*Note: If fresh seasonal fruits are sparse, try dipping dried fruits such as apricots, figs, apples, and dates.</i>