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This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

Happiness

20 best Chinese recipes: part 2

Mr Peng’s stuffed baby squid<p>Both chicken and prawn mince work well as a stuffing for the squid here, though chicken offers a greater contrast in texture after cooking. Try the squid with other sauces too, like sweet and sour sauce or sweet chilli sauce etc.<p>The punchy Sichuan chilli sauce is …

Food & Dining

How to Quit Your Job and Travel for Two Years

<i>By Terence Loose, Contributor</i><p>Years ago, on a Sunday afternoon, I sat across from my wife Gayl in a taco stand and told her that I thought we should sell our house, quit our jobs and sail to Tahiti. "Terry, we don't know how to sail," she said.<p>She had a point, but I was much more worried about the …

Personal Finance

To feel better, eat less (yes, even if you're not overweight)

For the dwindling few of us who don't actually need to lose weight, the idea of slashing food intake in a bid to extend our healthy life span isn't universally appealing.<p>Hedonists the world over, in fact, have denounced the calorie-restriction-for-life-extension idea as a cruel hoax: The bony, cold …

How to Get Better Sleep

Basically everyone I know is knackered, me included. But I didn’t imagine that there could be health problems associated with not getting a good …

Wellness

Cooking as Meditation and Veggie Thai(ish) Stir-Fry

<i>With a good squoosh of lime, a dash of dark sugar, a handful of torn basil, some chillies and Thai soy sauce, ordinary ingredients become a</i> …

Brainwaves

Is There a "Right" Way to Roast Vegetables?

For an act as seemingly simple as roasting vegetables (we even told you you could it <i>without a recipe</i>!), there sure are a lot of ways to go about it.<p><b>But is there one way that's better than the others?</b> To find out, I surveyed trusted sources, then conducted my own miniature experiment, which—spoiler …

7 Offbeat Adventures Around the World

Itching for an adventure, but want to set your sights on something a little out of the ordinary? Look no further.<p>Treat yourself to a wholly unique experience with any one of these offbeat adventures:<p>Live Like a Bedouin in Egypt<p>If commonplace adventures sound too tame for you, consider immersing …

6 easy-to-start habits that could help you build wealth

<i>"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit,"</i> Aristotle said. And that's good advice. Yet some habits are hard to start or stop. Like, smoking, for one. Or ... complaining about your boss.<p><i>Related: 10 Powerful Habits That Will Make You a Millionaire</i><p>Other habits, …

Self-improvement

10 Ingenious Home Decor Tricks You've Never Thought Of

One of the best things you can do with your home decor is surprise your guests with unexpected details. It takes a lot of creativity and thinking …

What's for Dinner: 6 Pasta Dishes So Easy, They Almost Cook Themselves

<i>Hey, Kim here! While I'm on vacation, please welcome one of my all-time favorite food bloggers to Glamour Living. Fair warning: You're going to be hungry before the end of this post! xx</i><p>Hi, ladies! So excited to be bringing some of my favorite recipe ideas over to <i>Glamour</i>! Before we dive headfirst …

Cooking

The 4 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Chicken Breasts

Avoid these common chicken breast mistakes and pretty soon you'll be the breast around. Err… well, you know.<p>You don't have to lie to us: We know that chicken breasts are in your regular cooking rotation. And why shouldn't they be? They're cheap, cook quickly, and are about as soothingly reliable as …

Easy Breakfast Recipes

Quick and easy breakfast recipes for busy mornings, from creamy scrambled eggs to recipes for the perfect grab-and-go breakfast pastries.

Breakfast

Tandoori Coconut Chicken Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This tandoori chicken is made with coconut milk, so it is perfect for those who …

Africa's Best-Kept Secrets Every Traveler Should Know About

By: <i>Lauren Everitt</i><p><i>Credit: JAYSI/SHUTTERSTOCK</i><p>Africa may be synonymous with safaris, but that doesn't mean you should follow the khaki-clad set.<p>The best parts of the continent are far from the five-star safari camps, and if you're willing to stray from the paved-road package tours, you'll be rewarded …

National Parks

Ginger chicken with smashed Japanese cucumber recipe

Diana Henry's roast chicken, marinated in a hot, sweet sauce, to serve with chunks of ice-cold cucumber<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>50ml (2fl oz) soy sauce<br>• 3 tbsp sake or dry sherry<br>• 3 tbsp soft dark-brown sugar<br>• ½ tbsp brown miso<br>• 60g (2oz) ginger, peeled and finely grated<br>• 4 cloves garlic, finely grated<br>• 1 tsp …

Recipe: Easy Vietnamese caramelized pork, 'life saving' recipe book

A succulent treat from a new cookbook by Ruth Reichl who says 136 recipes saved her life<p>Ruth Reichl thought "gourmet was dead" when her beloved …

Soul Food Recipes

Collard greens, creamy grits, classic fried chicken and more—all of your southern favorites are covered here.

Cooking

This Is the Secret Recipe to Starbucks Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Soft, chewy, chocolaty ... and super-easy to make.<p>People lose their minds over Starbucks' latest drinks (ahem, smoked butterscotch latte) and its off-the-menu Frappuccinos, but there's one menu item that's seriously underrated: Its chocolate chunk cookies.<p>They're consistently soft and chewy without …

Dessert

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

12 Amazing BBQ Chicken Recipes

From grilled chicken with a sweet mustard sauce to sweet-and-tangy wings, these bbq chicken recipes will please everyone at your cookout.

Cooking

Easy Tofu Recipes to Make Now

F&W’s Kay Chun shares four easy and healthy tofu recipes.<p>In a large nonstick skillet, heat 3 tablespoons canola oil. Add 1 chopped serrano chile, 1 …

Food

1 Ridiculously Easy Trick to Improve How You Communicate

We all know that communicating well is vital to keeping relationships healthy. By some accounts, communication is the backbone of all relationships – …

Communication Skills

City Guide: San Francisco

Generations have come to San Francisco in search of something big. The city’s beloved football team—the 49ers—took its name from the 300,000+ hardy miners seeking wealth during the California Gold Rush of 1849. A little over a hundred years later, idealistic youths camped out in San Francisco’s …

How to build a relationship with yourself to live the life you love

<i>Chandresh Bhardwaj Meditating - photo taken by Melly Lee</i><p>If you've been following me, you know that I emphasize the benefits of networking and cultivating authentic and strategic relationships with others. I know that every person we meet is an ocean of opportunities, knowledge and resources we can …

Meditation

These Peanut Butter Recipes Will Make Your Life Infinitely Better

Anyone who knows anything knows that peanut butter is the best food on the planet. It's the greatest filling for a sandwich, perfectly offsetting the sweetness of jam and fluff. It's the star of the most delicious candy known to man (ahem, Reese's). And, it's chocolate's best friend. Not to mention …

Dessert

13 Little Habits For Sustainable Weight Loss In 2016

Around this time of year, many of us set our big health resolutions, expecting a completely transformed life come January 1. But then stress hits, …