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How To Be An Optimist: 10 Habits That'll Help You Look On The Bright Side

It pays to have a sunny disposition.<p>Optimistic people have been shown to have healthier hearts, better stress-management tendencies and lower risk for stroke compared to their glass-half-empty-seeing counterparts.<p>Looking on the bright side is easier said than done, of course. Fortunately, there are …

Stir-Fried Szechuan Green Beans & Shiitake Mushrooms

4.5 stars based on 9 votes<p>Too often meat takes center stage at the dinner table and vegetables are left with mere supporting roles. Or at least …

Creamy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Cheddar & Almonds

Servings: 6-8<p>Ingredients<p>For the Dressing<p>1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's<br>• 2 tablespoons cider vinegar<br>• 3 tablespoons honey or …

Minted Cucumber Salad

Servings: 4-6<p>Total Time: 50 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 English (or hothouse) cucumbers<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/4 cup chopped red onions<br>• 1/4 cup white wine vinegar<br>• 2 …

Black Bean Salad with Corn, Red Peppers, Avocado & Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Servings: 6-8<p>Total Time: 30 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained<br>• 3 ears fresh cooked corn, kernels cut off the cob<br>• 2 red …

Cornbread Muffins

5 stars based on 221 votes<p>These tender and sweet cornbread muffins are the perfect accompaniment to any Southern barbecue or Southwestern style dish. …

Caramelized Onions and Bell Peppers

Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil<br>• 4 bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips<br>• 1 large yellow onion, peeled and sliced …

Personal Archives – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

By Nellie Huang| 2018-01-11T10:40:09+00:00 November 20th, 2017|<p>My Life as a Travel Blogger I get it. You see updates from me in Ethiopia one day and …

14 Hipster-Friendly Hotels Around The World

But what if your tastes aren't so easily defined? What if you're just as interested in brown-bagging it on a rooftop as you are in a five-star meal? Dive-bar environments with mint Danish design? What if you're a hip/ster creative-minded millennial?<p>With more and more of us wanting something that's …

Costa’s First World Cruise to Sail from China in 2014

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking a world cruise, consider this new—albeit unusual—option: Costa Atlantica‘s first world cruise departing Shanghai, …

The Ultimate Guide to Las Vegas for 2013

Whether you’re going for a girls’ getaway, spa retreat, or casino-and-cocktails sojourn, Las Vegas is an over-the-top destination that always …

Chinese officials grapple with negative perception of Chinese tourists

From faking marriage certificates to get honeymoon discounts in the Maldives to letting children defecate on the floor of a Taiwan airport, Chinese …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Los Angeles’ Best Tacos: A Field Guide

It’s said that if you put it in a tortilla, Los Angeles will eat it. From ubiquitous lonchero trucks to the white-draped tables of alta cocina, …

The New Garden Path Along the Great Wall of China

Video from the Great Wall<p>Here’s a video I took while up here!<p>Daily Photo – The New Garden Path Along the Great Wall of China<p>Just to get to this point …

Wanna know how bad things are in Beijing? This ain't fog, and this is middle of the day.

Jan 13, 2013: http://www.pri.org/stories/science/environment/beijing-s-pollution-defies-measurement-but-not-history.html<p>The CCTV tower in China was …

Top 10 Street Food Cities

Quick, cheap and chock full of flavor, street food gives hungry passers-by a lot to love in locales around the world. But local open-air fare is also a key ingredient of any city's culture. While the offerings can sometimes seem tailor-made for adventurous epicureans (chicken feet, anyone?), the …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

When Classes Collide: Workers and Guests at High End Hotels - Sociological Images

<i>Cross-posted at BlogHer and The Huffington Post.</i><p>This PostSecret confession breaks my heart:<p>Most hospitality workers — especially those at high end …

zen habits

Yesterday we arrived home here in Davis, CA from a monthlong trip to Tokyo and Guam … and today I’ve been on a lovely spree, clearing out inboxes and …

New post! Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins—a grown-up makeover of a childhood staple. http://www.pastryaffair.com/blog/peanut-butter-jelly-muffins.html

25 Ways to Use Sriracha

25 New Ways to Use Sriracha

Sriracha Mayo

Makes about 5 tablespoons<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon Sriracha<p>1 tablespoon chicken broth, reduced down from 1/2 cup<p>3 tablespoons mayo<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix Sriracha, chicken broth reduction, and mayo. Slather it on a roast pork sandwich with hard-boiled eggs.<p>Nutritional Content<p>Hide …

Sriracha-Buttered Shrimp

Servings<p>June 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons butter<p>6 tablespoons Sriracha<p>3 cloves minced garlic<p>1 pound head-on shrimp<p>1 tablespoon lemon zest<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh mint<p>2 tablespoons minced fresh basil<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Whip butter with Sriracha and melt in skillet.<p>Sauté minced garlic in it and …