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48 Classic Italian Recipes That Make Us Want to Quit Our Jobs, Move to Tuscany, and Drink Chianti All Day

There's nothing quite like these classic Italian recipes, from Cacio e Pepe to Pasta a la Gricia, and hello, pesto.<p>Nobody does impeccable pasta dishes, quality meats, and seasonal, simple vegetables prepared well quite like the Italians. That's why we don't mess with these recipes—they're …

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Two Powerful Emotions Leaders Need To Know How To Tap (At The Same Time)

Our emotions help us make decisions. Great communicators know that–without exploiting it.<p>Last September, Elon Musk publicly unveiled a sweeping vision to colonize Mars. The SpaceX founder and CEO framed those ambitions as nothing less than a bid to save humanity from self-destruction.<p>Whatever your …

10 Books That Can Change Your Life in One Long Weekend | Inc.com

<i>I want to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Which books changed your life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Will Chou, Self development blogger who uses science-backed evidence at willyoulaugh.com,</b> …

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12 Top-Secret Tips From the Happiest Couples in the World

<i>YourTango explains how to keep the spark alive for years to come.</i><p>We all know that relationships take work, and there are several key behaviors that …

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9 Ways to Become Mentally Tough According to a Former Marine

You can read every leadership book out there, until you’re an expert in the art of managing other people.<p>But ultimately, this knowledge is useless if …

The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them)

One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on.<p>On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving …

10 Books You Should Read To Get Rich

The journey to get rich requires certain tools. Although many seem to ignore this, books can help you build your mind, zeal and knowledge to become …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

28 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Make This Summer

From barbecued wings to beer-can chicken, here are all the grilled yard bird recipes you need.<p><b>Grilled chicken is a rite of summer.</b> Whether skewered, flattened, brined, spiced, or cooked on a beer can, there are lots (and lots) of ways to do it right. Here are our favorite recipes for the humble …

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A List of Goals Is Not a Strategy

Let’s say you’re getting together with other managers and employees to develop your organization’s or unit’s strategy. No matter how much discussion and enthusiasm you bring to the task, you’re likely to emerge with a list that looks like this:<p>Growth<br>• Superior operational outcomes through efficient …

Why You Don't Need to Look Ripped to Be In Great Shape

Summer is right around the corner. This is usually the time when people focus on getting in shape to shed some pounds for the ideal <i>beach body</i>. Avoid hyped up gimmicks like: <i>"This magic pill will make you look and feel 18 years old again -- in only three days!"</i><p>What if you just want to get healthier? …

How to Form Habits That You'll Keep for Life | Inc.com

Back in 2011, l lost 42 pounds in six months, and it was--by far--one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life.<p>The thing is, I wasn't always overweight. In fact, until I started working in an office after high school, I was underweight. But the bad habits associated with that work …

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9 Ways to Feel Less Stress When Life Gets Crazy Busy

<i>Don’t stress. Do your very best. Appreciate each step. Forget the rest.</i><p>Stress is one of the primary causes of major health problems in our lives: it …

The Most Common Reason People Fail To Pursue The Best Opportunity In Front Of Them

This week, I connected with a high-level professional woman (let’s call her Karen) seeking coaching help to grow her career. She shared that she was ready to leave her current corporate role today, as the senior leader was terribly toxic – a true narcissist who beat her down (in verbally and …

Leadership

The Only 5 Exercises You'll Ever Need

By Michael Beck, DETAILS<p>It sounds like a bad infomercial: Get ripped in less time! We're conditioned to believe that jaw-dropping, body-transforming results are achieved only by putting in the hours. But if you've been adhering to the muscle-isolating back-and-bi, chest-and-tri gospel, the truth …

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

Baked Tonkatsu 揚げないとんかつ

Gather all the ingredients.<p>Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400F (200C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment …

Five New Year's Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

We all likely have many more than five goals we’d like to accomplish this year, but in keeping with the lean mentality, I’ll keep things simple and give you just five, which, if done mindfully can have dramatic ripple effects on your health, happiness and professional success—and perhaps all the …

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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Rules to Follow and Common Mistakes to Avoid for Roasting a Chicken

Cooking a great anytime-dinner is easy once you learn how to roast a chicken. Avoid these common mistakes for a juicy bird.<p>A good roast chicken is always satisfying. But a great roast chicken is out of this world. To take your chicken to the next level, you've got to make sure you're avoiding the …

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70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use

December is a great time to reflect on how your previous year went and what you can improve upon in the future. And as we near the beginning of 2015, …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Your Stress | Inc.com

Whether you're stressed, anxious, or overworked, it's a miserable feeling which dampens your productivity, affects the quality of your relationships, and hampers your ability to appreciate the here and now. Regardless of your current life circumstances, a handful of behaviors are proven to help.<p>Get …

Wellness

24 Remarkable Places To Stay Around The World

The National Geographic Society recently announced its collection of the most inspirational sustainable hotels and lodges around the world.<p>These hotels are devoted to preserving the local environment and culture while still offering top-notch service and amenities to guests.<p>Each of the 24 hotels …

Tony Robbins, The CEO Whisperer

“I own you!” Six thousand people—sales executives, marketing pros, software developers, me—are shouting those same three, potent words at a colleague …

Lessons from the world's most successful people

The best career advice is universal. It applies to a CEO of a <i>Fortune</i> 500 company and to a kid aspiring to make it through college.<p>I tried to keep …

The 3 decisions that will change your financial life

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By Tony Robbins, ENTREPRENEUR …

10 brilliant quotes from Warren Buffett, America's second-richest person

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Jason Fell, Entrepreneur.com<p>Whether …

5 things to do every day in 2015 to be a better entrepreneur

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at</i> <i>Entrepreneur.com</i><i>.</i><p>By Deborah Mitchell, …