Irene Kavitha Pillai

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Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Emotional intelligence is responsible for 58 percent of your performance, so what are you doing to improve yours?<p>When the concept of emotional intelligence was introduced to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest …

I Hated Running... Until I Didn't

For TueNight.com by Sara Gilliam<p>(Photo: Shutterstock.com)<p>Channel your inner Sophia Petrillo and picture this: Lincoln, Nebraska, 1989. A bookish middle schooler, flat of chest and round of belly, spends her summer secretly devouring <i>The Clan of the Cave Bear</i> novels and trying desperately to …

10 Genius New Uses for Dish Soap

It helps with so much more than just cleaning greasy pots and pans.<p>Dish detergent might be a sink-side staple, but its cleaning power is incredibly helpful all over the house. Because the liquid is mild, it's often a great choice over harsher chemicals (plus, we bet you've got an ever-ready …

How to Clean Almost Anything: An A-to-Z Guide

Your waffle maker is crusty; the knives are rusty. It’s time for an all-around spruce-up. Whether you need shortcuts for the regulars (sinks) or …

9 Lies You Tell Yourself About Cleaning Your House

Time to own up and start doing it the right way.<p>We're all guilty of turning a blind eye to the dirty spots in our home every now and then. But don't fool yourself into thinking you can get away with these common missteps all the time.<p><b>1. "My kitchen sink gets clean as I wash dishes by hand."</b>Not …

7 Natural Remedies to Common Beauty Problems

Totally easy DIY fixes for your biggest hair and skin issues<p>Dealing with a major forehead zit? Or cracked, dry skin? Before you hit the drugstore for a fix, check your pantry and medicine cabinet—you may already have everything you need for natural antidotes to these all-too-common conditions (and …

Do These 10 Things in Your Kitchen to Lose Weight

The kitchen is the heart of the home, but it's also the place that can make or break you on the weight-loss front. If you're on a quest to slim down, …

How to Build a Veggie Grain Bowl

1.6K<p>SHARES<p>Looking for meals you can toss together with your eyes closed? We hear you. No matter how tired you are, we're betting you can manage to …

7 Foods I Prep Each Week to Make Sure I Eat as Healthy as Possible

Keri Glassman, R.D., shares the 30-minute routine that helps her make more nutritious choices all week long.

My Day on a Plate: Antonia Burrell, skincare expert

Antonia Burrell reveals her daily diet, with tips from our nutritionist<p><b>6am</b> Kettle on for hot water and lemon. Fresh fruit and yogurt or crumpets with fresh tomato, a poached egg and basil.<p><b>8am</b> At work in Marylebone my inbox is already pinging. Meet with my laboratory team about a new product. I …

14 Foods for GORGEOUS Healthy Hair

Eat these foods to have an amazing hair day every day

The 9 Habits of People Who Never Have to Clean Their Homes

A maid isn't needed, just some better habits.<p><b>1. They put away their clothes every night.</b>When you're changing into your pajamas, it might be tempting to just toss your clothes on a chair or even on the floor, but don't fall prey to that lazy trap. It takes a couple of seconds to put them in your …

How To Keep A Clean House - 20 Minutes A Day

When I first learned to clean my own place, I thought Saturday had to be an all day clean-a-thon. I didn't really have a concept of how to balance …

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How to make the perfect Pimm's

There's no summer drink more quintessentially British than Pimm's - but what's the secret to a good one?<p>On hot sunny days, there’s no drink the British like to guzzle more than Pimm’s. Seductively tawny in colour, and festively festooned with fruit and sprigs of mint, it’s a drink inextricably …

Good nosh: where to get your fill of Jewish food in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, June 13, 2014 in Food & Drink<p><i><br>With Gefiltefest food festival happening this Sunday June 15, Eddy Frankel presents a guide to</i> …

8 Genius Ways to Use Veggies You Never Would Have Thought Of

Beat salad boredom with these beyond-creative veggie creations

My favourite dish: José Pizarro’s braised Ibérico pork

Braised pork with tomatoes, chorizo, thyme and black olives is a beautifully earthy Spanish dish<p>“Braised pork in a tomato sauce is a basic idea, but adding the olives and chorizo really heightens the flavour and showcases the beautiful ingredients from the central area of Spain,” says the …

How I Overcame My Chronic Anxiety Disorder

With or without drugs, battling anxiety can be nerve-racking.<p>Suffering from anxiety is so common now (or at least openly discussed) that I don't feel a hint of embarrassment when it comes to talking about it, whether it's with friends, strangers or our BAZAAR.com readers. Who doesn't feel anxious …

Double Thai noodle salad with smoked aubergine, mango & avocado

This sharing platter is packed full of sunshine flavours and a whole range of textures. Dress with lime, soy and lemongrass<p>Ingredients<p>For the salad<p>2 …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

6 Common Mistakes People Make when Baking Brownies

Is there anything worst than a bad batch of brownies? Here are the biggest mistakes people make when baking brownies—plus how to avoid them.<p>When it comes to comfort food and our favorite desserts, brownies rank way up there. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and come with the added bonus of nostalgia. …

The new baker: White chocolate layer cake

The perfect cake for a celebration with family and friends<p><i>Serves 10-12</i><p><b>for the cake:</b><br>450g (1lb) white chocolate<br>250g (9oz) butter<br>310ml (10½fl oz) milk<br>240g (8½oz) caster sugar<br>1 tbsp vanilla extract<br>3 eggs<br>150g (5½oz) self-raising flour<br>225g (8oz) plain flour<p><b>for the filling:</b><br>300g (10½oz) white chocolate<br>130g …

Sharing

Scatter classic antipasti over flatbreads for a simple and delicious starter that's great for sharing. Using quality ham makes all the …

How to Design a Smarter, Better, Easier to Use (and Clean!) Kitchen

Here are 9 tips for designing your kitchen in a functional and fashionable way.<p>With fall upon us, we're deep into cleaning mode. We've thrown open our windows and have commenced washing the floors, scrubbing grime from the cabinets, and, our least favorite task ever, scouring our stovetops. Elbow …

Let's Eat Honey-Hazelnut Financiers for Breakfast, Snack, and Dessert

Financiers are a moist French pastry; this version boasts honey and hazelnuts.<p>Financiers are awesome because you can eat them for dessert after dinner (or in petite fours after dessert), for an afternoon snack, or even breakfast. Mmm, financiers for breakfast.<p>Sorry, what were we saying? Oh, right: …

Pad thai recipe

A good pad thai is is light, perfectly balanced and has a great texture<p>The key to this is to have the ingredients prepared and ready to go so you can work quickly.<p>Serves 4<p>50ml/2fl oz tamarind water<p>40ml/1½fl oz fish sauce<p>30g/1oz palm sugar or 2 tbsp caster sugar<p>200g/7oz wide flat rice …

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