Katherine Alvarado

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10 Books Every Aspiring Millionaire Must Read

If you aspire to the summit, learn from those who have already climbed mountains.<p>9 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have big dreams and big goals -- you want to be a successful entrepreneur or business leader and join the millionaires’ club. But how do you go …

Self-improvement

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Bill Gates has become a powerful influence on publishing. An endorsement from the philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder can cause tangible sales spikes, reminiscent of the golden ticket that once came with being picked for Oprah’s book club.<p>So just what does Gates read? Quartz manually compiled …

Books

These Turkey Meatballs Are the Only Meal Prep I’ll Eat 3 Days in a Row

By Alyse Whitney<p>They taste like banh mi—banh meatballs, if you will—and I can't get enough.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a weekly column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down.</i><p>A few years ago, I tried every single meal kit box for a story I was working on. My fridge was full of …

Cooking

24 Splurge-Worthy Beauty Products You'll Never Regret Spending The Money On

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Here's Exactly How Elizabeth Olsen Lost Body Fat and Gained Muscle for a Movie Role

<i>This article originally appeared on People. For more stories like this, visit people.com.</i><p>Elizabeth Olsen is already an action movie pro with two</i> …

This $30 Grocery List Makes 3 Meals for a Family of Four

This healthy meal plan has everything you need to feed four people three fresh spring meals.<p>Forget complicated recipes and mile-long shopping lists. …

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

A Photographer Brought Her Unvaccinated Toddler to My Newborn Shoot

When I became pregnant with my second son, I was excited that his due date fell just a few weeks before my first son would turn three. My kids would be close in age and both winter babies—which meant all of my toddler’s hand-me-downs, diligently organized in labeled tubs, would be a seasonal match …

How to Arrange a Living Room

The secrets for a perfect setup.<p>You know it when you see it. You feel it when you walk in. It’s an inviting space that puts the <i>living</i> in living room. To create one that’s comfortable, cohesive, functional, and anything but cookie-cutter follow this expert advice.<p>Think scale<p>When shopping for …

Home Decorating

The 25 Best Bedtime Stories of All Time

Getting kids ready for bed can feel like a constant struggle. One thing that makes it easier? A great read to trick entice them to put on their pj's …

The Defining a Style Series: What Is Modern Farmhouse Design?

There’s a reason why so many of us continue to fall head-over-heels for farmhouse style. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura …

15 Book Club Recommendations For Horror-Lovers, Because Scary Novels Are Better In A Group

If the sudden popularity of murder-mystery novels has your book club selection feeling a little stale, check out these 15 horror novels to introduce …

Books

10 Times Wallpaper Dramatically Raised IKEA's Game

Most IKEA products are a blank slate for your creativity. To show how they can be customized to match any decor style—no matter if your signature …

33 Recipes That Freeze Well (To Surprise Yourself With Later)

Make your own freezer meals of baked ziti, soups, and...well, cookie dough.<p>There are some days that you get on a roll with cooking and have more food than you know what to do with. When you're feeling particularly motivated, make big batches of recipes that freeze well, and stow away leftovers for …

Cooking

These 26 Crazy Kids' Rooms Will Make You Want to Redecorate Immediately

Redecorating any room of the house is a fun and exciting project, but decorating a child's bedroom is perhaps the most fun because you can use their …

'Best diets' ranking puts keto last, DASH first

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're a fan of the "fat-burning" keto diet, you'll be fired up about its ranking in the 2018 list of best diets from US News and World Report: It's tied for last, along with the relatively unknown Dukan diet.<p>Both stress eating a ton of protein or fat and minimal carbs, putting the …

Nutrition

10 Unconventional "History Books" That Will Change The Way You Think About Everything

If you stayed awake through history class in high school, you probably remember learning a lot of dates and names. It's likely that you studied the …

Books

How to Make a Week's Worth of Amazing Lunches in 2 Hours

Meal prep is the key to Feel Good Food Plan success.<p><i>This story is part of the 2018 Feel Good Food Plan, our two-week mind-body-belly plan for starting the year off right.</i><p>Even when I am not in January reset mode, Sundays are all about getting food together for the week. Lunches and weekday dinners …

Food

The elephant in the delivery room: How doctor bias hurts black and brown mothers

A friend of mine, who is Mexican-American, had a joyful and uneventful first pregnancy. Until her day of delivery.<p>The process began routinely enough. When she began laboring and her contractions were less than 5 minutes apart, she and her husband scooped up her pre-packed bag and drove to the …

Pregnancy

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

29 Fragrances For When You Just Want To Smell Clean

If you’re a 21st-century woman with a stressful job and a calendar full of SoulCycle classes, then chances are you’re not into super-heady …

Librarians recommend the books you should read in each decade of your life

Anyone can read any book whenever they want, but some books may be best enjoyed at certain ages.<p>If anyone understands that, it's the librarians in …

Books

Rabble-rousing surgical staff wear their names on their caps to stop mix-ups and improve patient safety

But six months on, Dr Hackett's bid to improve patient safety is gradually gaining support from surgical staff in Australia and internationally.<p>The …

The Instant Pot Starter Guide for Me and You - 101 Cookbooks

This is for everyone who ordered an Instant Pot recently, and also, somewhat selfishly, for myself. It's an Instant Pot Starter Guide - all the …

Cooking

Science Worksheets

Free Printable Science Worksheets and Coloring Pages<p>Science is usually a high-interest topic for kids. Children love to know how and why things work, …

Crock Pot Potatoes With Country Ham

The slow cooker is a tasty, fuss-free way to cook potatoes, and fresh rosemary makes the dish extra-special. Sliced garlic and chicken broth add to …

97 Affordable Gifts for Readers

In his famous memoir, <i>On Writing,</i> Stephen King said: “Books are a uniquely portable magic,” and he was right. A powerful novel has the ability to …

Childbirth is killing black women in the US, and here's why

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was her second time lying numb in a hospital bed in North Bergen, New Jersey, with blood streaming down her legs and fear creeping into her heart.<p>At that moment, Timoria McQueen Saba thought to herself, "there's no way in the world that I'm the only woman who had this happen," she …

Pregnancy

The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Try These Gentle Exercises If Balance Is One Of Your Goals

There's more to life than HIIT.<p>When it comes to your workout of choice, having balance in your go-to routine is crucial. Cardio is great, but it’s …