Niki J Bowden

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To Raise Exceptional Children, Teach Them These 7 Values

Any fact or bit of knowledge we teach a child might be obsolete when they are adults, but values endure through all changes.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience "optimal levels of …

Parenting

Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to Happiness

Professor Laurie Santos didn’t set out to create the most popular course in the history of Yale University and the most talked-about college course …

Happiness

Read This and You'll Always Want to Keep a Can of Chickpeas in Your Pantry

Yes, there is hummus. And chocolate hummus. But did you know a wallet-friendly can of chickpeas can do a whole lot more than collapse into a swirl of …

15 Years Ago, I Helped Start a War That Hasn’t Ended

When I deployed to Iraq in 2003, there was no war. We had to start it.<p>As a lieutenant in charge of six tanks (four active-duty crews, two reserve), I gave a preinvasion talk to my platoon before rolling out. It was 15 years ago, and I was 24 — older than all but two of the 23 crewmen. It was a …

15 Vegan Soup Recipes That Prove You Don't Need Dairy or Meat for Flavor

Sure, they say chicken soup is for the soul. But let’s make one thing clear: Soup sans chicken—or any animal product—can be just as satisfying for …

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

7 Strategies You Can Use to Improve Your Memory

Want to remember more of what's important? Use these strategies to improve your memory.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy breaks down seven simple techniques you can use to improve your memory. Whether you just want …

Thought Leadership

The latest brain hack to get ahead in Silicon Valley: flashcards

Eager to keep up with the pace of change, some Silicon Valley researchers are embracing a grade-school technique to enhance their cognition and memory.<p>Michael Nielsen, a research fellow at Y Combinator Research, a division of Silicon Valley’s top startup accelerator, took to Twitter last week to …

Where the Small-Town American Dream Lives On

As America’s rural communities stagnate, what can we learn from one that hasn’t?<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Orange City, the county seat of Sioux County, Iowa, is a square mile and a half of town, more or less, population six …

Democratic National Convention

7 Healthy Recipes to Eat When You’ve Gone Overboard on Sweets

There’s nothing like a sugar hangover to slow you down... big time. Whether you rounded up the Reese's or savored the Skittles, the …

Healthy Eating

I'm Kind Of Obsessed With This 200-Year-Old Cake Recipe

George Washington feasted on this cake in 1783. And I feasted on it last week.<p>So it ends up sweet, but not overpoweringly sweet. And the carrot-cooking isn't too involved: you just boil 'em for 5 minutes.<p>You cream the butter and sugar, add a bunch of eggs one at a time, sift together the flour and …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

Economics

Parmesan Fondue Recipe

"'This recipe was given to me many years ago at a New Year's potluck,' says Gwynne Fleener of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 'Since then, it has been a …

6 Cookie Recipes With Absolutely No Added Sugar

Chow down on these cookies without feeling (super) guilty.<p>Cutting back on added sugar is one of the cardinal rules of clean eating. But even if you ditch Oreos for homemade cookies baked with honey or maple syrup, you’re still eating a fair share of the stuff. Though natural sweeteners like these …

16 Healthier Cooking and Baking Swaps That Come From a Can

When you think of eating beans, chickpeas, or lentils, we bet the first foods that come to mind are hummus, lentil salads, black bean tacos, and …

Healthy Eating

18 Under-the-Radar Philly Spots for a New Yorker's Road Trip

Philly is on the rise — you’ve probably been hearing that for, like, six years from friends who moved there for the affordable housing and food magazines touting its sandwich culture, indie restaurants and beer scene. At this point, Philly’s reputation is well established, especially when it comes …

The Savory Side of Carrot Cake

When I was a child, I wanted carrot cake for every birthday. I wasn’t a fan of bakery cakes, expertly plastered with supersweet butter-free frostings in pastel colors. (I did like the realistic decorative little roses, though.) Those fine-crumbed white or yellow cakes did not have much appeal for …

4 Little Genius Tricks to Make All Your Shrimp Dinners Better

I've been on a quest to make my shrimp dinners fall more consistently under the juicy, perky, mega-delicious banner instead of the sometimes dry or curiously mushy one. Shrimp are precious, and not cheap—they should be great every dang time.<p>All roads led back, as they often do, to J. Kenji …

The Noodle Salads We're Bringing to Every Summer Party

These pasta salad recipes are so good, you'll forget to miss the mayo.<p>Whenever I see a pasta salad at a summer potluck or barbecue, I want it to be <i>so good,</i> but it never is. Often, those fusilli-or-cavatappi numbers are mayonnaise-y and heavy with with weird bits of carrot and bell pepper. For our …

11 Low-Carb Lunches That Aren't Just Salads

If you're trying to stick to a low-carb diet, by now you've probably realized that it's hard to find lunches that make the cut. Sure, salads are an …

Get A Little Fancy And Make These Hasselback Sweet Potatoes Tonight

They're super easy, but you'll look like a pro.<p>4 sweet potatoes<p>Olive oil, to taste<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>Maple Pecan:<p>2 tablespoons maple syrup<p>2 tablespoons chopped pecans<p>Cinnamon, pinch<p>Bacon Cheddar:<p>1 teaspoon fresh rosemary<p>Cheddar, sliced<p>1 piece of bacon, chopped<p>Garlic Herb:<p>1 clove garlic, …

This Genius Loaf Cake Is Everything That’s Good About Scones (And Nothing Bad)

This charming loaf may look like a pound cake, and act like a pound cake—and travel well and make sweet gifts like a pound cake. But it's quite a different little number, and thanks to a slew of hidden perks—it's better.<p>It takes all of 15 minutes to throw together the dough (in fact, the faster—and …

8 Pull Apart Recipes We Can’t Wait To Tear Into

What is it about pull-apart recipes that really make us ogle? Perhaps the fact that they are pretty much always filled with some sort of ooey, gooey, …

Tip: 10 Spices That Help You Live Longer

Boost your health and punch your taste buds right in the face with these medicinal spices.<p>1 – Turmeric<p>Curcumin is the main health-boosting compound …

Spices

The Secret of Great Vegetarian Cooking Is Sauces Like These

I'm not quite sure when the veggie bowl trend sparked, but I rejoiced because with it came a renaissance of sauces. Think about it — before you could …

The Cutest Pick-Me-Up Ever — Power Gummies

If you love gummy bears, this recipe is for you. This playful treat replenishes your body with tart cherry juice, coconut water, and green tea for a little extra energy. Plus, they are so easy to make. Watch this video to see how, then check out the recipe below.<p>Energizing Power Gummies<p>Recipe by …

Why I Skip Kombucha and Make Rejuvelac Instead

For people trying to avoid yeast, kombucha may not be your best bet. Here's an alternative you can make at home.<p>I didn’t want a SCOBY. But, in the ’90s, when kombucha was being promoted as an antidote to hundreds of health problems, everyone wanted to give me one. Back then, sharing your SCOBYS—the …

These are the probiotics gut experts actually take

In case you haven’t heard, the microbiome pretty much runs the show when it comes to overall health. Not enough good bacteria in your digestive tract …

10 Healthy Low-Sugar Granola Recipes

Cutting sugar isn't easy (trust us, we've tried). This is especially true when it comes to things like granola. Though the snack-time fave seems like …

Breakfast