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Recipe: spicy jerk chicken with pineapple black bean salsa

BudgetBytes.comJerk chicken is more or less the unofficial dish of the Caribbean, particularly Jamaica. Walk down the streets of any Jamaican city, …

Recipes

How To Get Started In Astrophotography Landscapes

If you’ve never done it before, night photography can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! In this article I’ll discuss the gear I use and …

Landscape Photography

12 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Sides for a Stress-Free Day

Few things are more rewarding than hosting close friends and family for a homemade Thanksgiving feast, but the leadup to the meal can be stressful. …

Recipes

A feast from the East: mouthwatering Middle Eastern recipes from Bethany Kehdy

The Middle East is a cradle of lavish feasting, epitomised in its jewelled tables. Eating is both a necessity and a social ritual, and while most cookbooks understandably focus on the mezze ritual, it’s merely one side of the table.<p>In the Middle East, there is a basic split between what is served …

Recipes

Aztec Corn Chowder

From: Diabetic Living Magazine<p>Use your slow cooker to create this tasty vegetarian soup. If you like a little kick, a few drops of hot sauce does the …

Slow Cookers

Garlicky Green Beans with Shallot Recipe

"Caramelized shallots and garlic with cheese. Yummy!"<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 large shallot, chopped<p>8 cloves garlic, …

Recipes

How Does Your Boss Stand Up To Google's Latest 'Best Manager' Qualities -- And How Can You Respond?

Recently, Google reported the updated results of its Project Oxygen. Begun in 2008, the project sought to list the qualities of the company’s best managers. The updated list provides an opportunity for Google’s or other companies’ managers to reflect on their own performance. This article takes a …

Leadership

How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

If hadn't seen it with my own eyes, I wouldn't have believed it.<p>But there it was, right in front of me: A preteen voluntarily doing chores around the house.<p>There was no fuss. No nagging or whining. And there were no visible rewards.<p>I was visiting Maya families in the Yucatan, reporting for NPR's …

Los Angeles

6 Ways to Turn Your Kids Into Geniuses

Family Field Guide<p>Kids are curious and imaginative, and they like being challenged—just like any average genius. Nurturing these qualities will keep kids’ genius juices flowing—even beyond childhood. So get children into brainiac-mode by challenging them with these Nat Geo Kids’ activities that …

Why You Should Put a Little More Thought into Your Out-of-Office Message

We all need time to unplug and recharge. Research shows that disconnecting — especially from email — can make us significantly less stressed and more productive. And yet, many of us are often hesitant to take the first step — putting up an appropriate out of office (OOO) message that sets clear …

Personal Information

Most Job Candidates Fail My Simple Interview Test Right Away. Here's How.

Here are five things you can do to make your job hunt easier.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every single time I interview a candidate for a position at work, I always start out by saying, “Tell me about yourself.”<p>Of course, I start with a little small talk here and …

5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

5 Whiskey Cocktails That Will Never Let You Down

Much like with fashion, or tech, trends in cocktail culture come and go. But some drinks never change. From the Old Fashioned to the mint julep, here …

The 5 most impactful findings from National Geographic’s ‘Science of Sleep’ issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in <i>National Geographic</i>, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August …

RESTful API Design — Step By Step Guide

The (Somewhat) definitive guide to build better APIs<p>As software developers, most of us use or build REST APIs in a day to day life. APIs are the …

You’re Never Going to Be “Caught Up” at Work. Stop Feeling Guilty About It.

Most people I know have a to-do list so long that it’s not clear that there’s an end to it. Some tasks, even quite important ones, linger unfinished for a long time, and it’s easy to start feeling guilty or ashamed about what you have not yet completed.<p>People experience guilt and its close cousin …

Coconut Rice Noodles with Ginger and Turmeric

4 servings<p>This is a weeknight pantry curry that comes together in the time it takes to boil water for the rice noodles. Fast! For this recipe, blooming the ginger, turmeric, and black pepper in oil is essential for releasing their aromatic properties into the coconut milk-based sauce.<p>August …

Recipes

How to immediately refresh your brain to restore high-level thinking

Mental clarity can escape anyone.<p>Surely even Einstein and Shakespeare had their moments. It happens.<p>It’s your ability to recover that matters.<p>You can …

Creativity

If you want your new hires to succeed, this is how you map out their first 6 months

When our son was in high school, at least once a week he would say, “What is the point of school? I am never going to use [insert subject] again.” …

Leadership

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

The One Anti-Inflammatory Drink You Should Have First Thing When You Wake Up In The Morning

The food and drink choices we make in the morning can set the stage for a day of great eating. Provided we’re selecting the right anti-inflammatory …

9 Inspiring Quotes From One of the Most Anticipated Leadership Books Ever Published

Marshall Goldsmith, Simon Sinek, Stephen M.R. Covey, Brené Brown and the rest are featured in this important, new book release.<p>Hailed by its publisher as "the most comprehensive and wide-ranging guide on the subject of servant leadership ever produced," the newly-released <i>Servant Leadership in</i> …

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …

How to Make Energizing Banana Bread With Avocados

Avocados give this grain-free loaf a moist texture and tons of fiber and nutrients.<p>Banana bread ”it can be a sugar bomb thinly disguised as healthy …

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It all starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who …

By CHLOE's Famous Vegan Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

In the three years since By CHLOE launched its flagship restaurant in the West Village, its vegan comfort food has developed a cult following. This …

The Divinity Cafe's Grilled Cheese Secrets: Unlocked

It's no secret that the Duke University's Divinity Cafe boasts one of the most crave-able grilled cheeses in the Triangle.<p>February 03, 2018<p>Some say …

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

These crispy, spicy Brussels sprouts are crazy addictive—and easy to make at home.<p>Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned …

Recipes

What Is an IPA? A Complete Guide to the India Pale Ale

The IPA is everywhere, but not all IPAs are the same. Learn about the 10 styles of IPA before you order your next round of beers.<p>“I hate IPAs. They’re bitter.”<p>“I love IPAs. They have so much alcohol in them.”<p>Those are the two most common things I hear people say about IPAs, and neither of them are …

Beer

What’s a mirrorless camera and what makes it different from a DSLR?

What is a mirrorless camera and what sets it apart from the likes of DSLR cameras? If you’re new to the world of interchangeable lens cameras, you …

Cameras