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15 Easy Meals You Can Whip Up With A Can Of Black Beans

It's one of the most versatile grocery store items.

Cooking

12 Books You Must Read This Summer

This weekend, in case you don't know and haven't looked at a calendar in a few days, is Memorial Day weekend, aka the Official Start of Summer. That …

Books

How To Make Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Sandwiches — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

I don't think it's <i>too</i> extreme to say that this whole concept of freezable breakfast sandwiches has changed my world. Or at least my mornings. …

Breakfast

24 Travel Quotes For Instagram, For The Friends Who Wander The World Together

Once summer rolls around, our wanderlust seems to get the best of us. It sends us searching for the most beautiful places on Earth that inspire our …

Travel

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

Employment

Become the Best You Can Be With These Top 27 Inspirational Quotes

Robert H. Schuller said, "Tough times never last, but tough people do." This is one of the many encouraging quotes that will help keep you on track to realizing your full potential.<p>Office life and work routines can sometimes become a bit drab. When you live a life full of Excel spreadsheets and …

Motivation

30 Summer Salads You Need to Try

Between stopping for salty street food, noshing on fried carnival fare, and one-too-many ice cream truck rendezvous, sometimes all you need is a …

This Skillet Chicken with Corn Is What You Crave

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our favorites.<p>…

Cooking

The 10 Best Podcasts of 2018 (So Far)

What to listen to now that we're in the golden age of podcasting.<p>It's safe to say we're living in the golden age of podcasting. As such, the sheer volume of quality audio content out there can feel overwhelming. Between the endless political commentary inspired by the daily nightmare of our current …

TV

Nigel Slater’s pearl barley, bacon and Taleggio recipe

The recipe<p>Boil 200g of pearl barley in deep, lightly salted water for 25 minutes until tender.<p>Whilst the pearl barley is cooking, cut 250g of smoked pancetta into 2cm cubes and cook in a couple of glugs of olive oil in a shallow pan until lightly crisp on all sides. The fat should be golden.<p>Drain …

Peas

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

<i>Seriously delicious nachos baked on a sheet pan with homemade tortilla chips, black beans, chicken and all the fixings. A family favorite for an easy</i> …

Cooking

The 50 Best TV Shows On Netflix UK

Scrolling through Netflix can be an arduous task - especially when shows you’ve never even heard of pop up. The problem with television is that …

Take a Break from Bland Meals with These 25 Spicy Recipes

While winter makes us crave savory, carb-filled meals like pasta and pizza, warmer weather always gets our mouths watering for lighter fare like fish …

107 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Coursera was founded by two professors at Stanford University. Shutterstock/MintImages<p>Every year, US News & Reports releases its ranking …

College & University

Yale Has a Class on Happiness and You Can Take It (for Free)

When we were in college, we took such thrilling classes as microeconomics, geology and entry-level Italian. (<i>Emozionante</i>...we think?)<p>Lucky for them, …

Happiness

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

5 Dinner Salad Recipes Better than Your Restaurant Favorites

Slotting salad night into my family's weekly meal plan did not come easy in my house. It was a slow-won battle, and the key was showing my husband …

Food

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Make These Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos for Taco Tuesday

Happy taco Tuesday! If you've been making the same ground beef tacos for months now, I have an exciting proposition for you: Skip the meat and make …

This Healthy Kung Pao Chicken Comes Together in 20 Minutes

Looking for an easy dinner that really packs a punch? Kung pao chicken is your best bet. But before you place an order at your local takeout joint, …

This 39-Year-Old Saves 75% of Every Paycheck and Is Almost Ready to Retire. Here’s How She Does It

'The numbers don't lie.'<p>Just five years ago, Bianca DiValerio was struggling through a divorce and the last of three short sales that nearly wiped …

5 Game-Changing Podcasts To Listen To On Your Commute

Podcasts are an excellent and free way to help you to continue learning and set you up for long term success.<p>If you're like me and have a commute to the office, you treat your car, subway, plane, bus or train ride as a classroom. This travel time, whether it's 10 minutes or two hours, is an …

How To Pack the Perfect Salad in a Jar

<b>Salad dressing:</b> Pour 1 to 4 tablespoons of your favorite salad dressing in the bottom of the jar. Adjust the amount of dressing depending on the size …

24 Fresh and Delicious Foil Packet Recipes Perfect for Spring

Enjoy the season with our best and easiest foil packet dinners yet!<p>We're finally turning a corner into our favorite bright and blooming season, and …

5 Filling Takes on Eggs for a Hearty, Satisfying Breakfast

One of the most important things to me in choosing recipes to fill my meal plan is versatility. And really, when it comes down to it, eggs — in all …

Meal Prep These 20 Burrito Bowls on Sunday and Have Quick, Easy Lunches All Week

Can we take a second to talk about how, sometimes, you have barely any energy left at the end of a long workday? Or how much willpower it takes to say no to takeout during your lunch hour? The solution to your energy and budget problems is meal prep. Simply carve out a time during the weekend to …

8 Creative, Awesome Ways People Use Store-Bought Pizza Dough

Toss a pound of pizza dough into your grocery basket and a world of delicious possibilities are at your fingertips — with many going way beyond your …

18 Energy Bowls That Will Give You an Instant Boost

We’re always on the lookout for meals that keep us full enough to avoid a 3 p.m. vending machine rampage (the struggle is real), but without making …

15 Easy Cauliflower Recipes Literally Anyone Can Make

Who knew this veggie was so versatile?<p>February 28, 2018<p>When I cook for myself or my family, my meals are usually very meat-centric. Since my sister's …