Juan Carlos Ortiz

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Leap Year 2016: Why does February have 29 days every four years?

When is it, why does it happen and everything else you need to know about the leap year in 2016<p>February 29 crops up every four years, but what is a leap year?<p>Why do we have leap years?<p>A leap year, where an extra day is added to the end of February every four years, is down to the Gregorian …

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Shutterstock<p>Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack—or a six-pack, period—he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We assume …

This Is the World's Easiest Biscuit Recipe

People have been making two-ingredient biscuits ever since self-rising flour hit supermarket shelves, and it's easy to see why. Stir heavy cream into self-rising flour, scoop it onto a baking sheet, bake, and serve: It's that easy. But not everything worth making is brand new.<p>There are times when …

10 foods that make you look younger

You can head off a lot of your most common beauty concerns simply by downing the right foods. That's right—eating well not only does wonders for your waistline and bolsters your immune system but can also provide some very real get-gorg benefits, such as smoothing wrinkles, giving hair a glossy …

Say Goodbye to the Stove with These 25 Summery, No-Cook Appetizers

Two dozen no-cook appetizers. Zero stove time.<p><b>We don't know about you,</b> but here on the East Coast, it is sweltering hot. As in, "never turning on the oven again" hot. Luckily, you don't need to with these 25 no-cook recipes for cool caprese salads, juicy salted and spiced melon, and more.

Cooking

A Smoothie That Tastes like a Milkshake (& is Acceptable to Eat for Breakfast)

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast—because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Make this roasted cherry smoothie when what you really want is a milkshake but it's only 10 A.M. and you're</i> …

Advice for Perfect Sauces

<b>For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.com</b><p>Sauce might seem like the simplest part of a dish, but any true home cook knows it is often the hardest part to master. Getting the sauce to be the right consistency, have enough flavor, and still not overwhelm the dish is a delicate …

Autumn Avocado Toast with Gorgonzola, Pears, Toasted Walnuts and Honey

Autumn Avocado Toast.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 9, 2014 106<p>This is what you eat when you want to fill a red solo cup full of champagne and toast to the …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Hummus and Mint Veggie Burgers

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A vegan veggie burger that even carnivores will love.</i><p>From the many cookouts I've attended this summer, I've gleaned that people usually eat veggie burgers for …

Food

Shrimp and Okra Stew

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: Develop a loving, long-term relationship with okra -- starting with this easy, almost-one-pot recipe.</i><p>Some lucky people grew …

Seafood

5 Links to Read Before Eating Zucchini

<i>Each week, we’ll be sharing a comprehensive list of links to help you master something new in the kitchen. Culinary greatness, here you come.</i><p><i>Today: Celebrating zucchini, the u</i><i>biquitous</i> <i>summer squash.</i><p>Compared to other summer produce, zucchini's got it rough. The (let's face it) bland squash is up …

Food

The Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 percent of all small businesses fail within the first five years. About 30 percent survive only two years.<p>If you want to be on the positive side of those numbers, there’s a lot of hard work …

Food Art

6 Truths About Exercise That Nobody Wants to Believe

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success in the gym, as with most things in life, comes down to mastering the basics.<p>With that in mind, here are 6 exercise tips, weightlifting basics, and training essentials that nobody wants to believe, but everyone should follow.<p>Take …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

How your data is helping publishers increase circulation

Legacy print publishers are under assault from all sides. Marketers are putting less money into print advertising just as readers are increasingly …

How to Create a Visible & Engaging LinkedIn Profile

While the LinkedIn Profile change has impacted the design and user experience, it hasn’t necessarily impacted how you’re found on LinkedIn. For those …

Marketing

10 Tips For Effective Face-To-Face Networking

It’s funny.<p>I’m pretty sure if I did a poll among working folks these days, after death and public speaking, the next thing they fear most is …

The 1 Thing You Must Do In Every Job Interview

I recently interviewed an excellent candidate for a position at our growing startup, Likeable Local. The woman had an incredible resume, an …

15 Best Leadership Books Every Young Leader Must Read

Reading is an essential life skill. It’s how we record our history and share stories. Sure, there are countless books jam-packed from cover to cover …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

The 10 Best Brownie Recipes

More by Lori<p>Dessert discussion today is focused on brownies… brownies fudgy and brownies chewy… brownies oozing with caramel and brownies that are …

Dessert

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes Recipe

These pretty in pink, berry-luscious, and chocolaty cupcakes will get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.<p><b>Notes:</b> I buy a 4 ounce bar of white chocolate so that I have enough for the frosting, then use the remaining piece of bar to make shavings for the garnish.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients3/4 cup …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

Marx Was Right: Five Surprising Ways Karl Marx Predicted 2014

There's a lot of talk of Karl Marx in the air these days – from Rush Limbaugh accusing Pope Francis of promoting "pure Marxism" to a <i>Washington Times</i> …

Economics