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Ten Habits for Crafting a Happy, Fulfilling Life

Living an authentic, productive, and balanced life begins with these ten simple shifts in your mindset and behavior.<p>In Hans Christian Andersen’s …

Happiness

Homemade gingerbread gift tags & garlands - Decorator's Notebook

Welcome to everyone joining us today from <i>Sunday Times Style</i> – it’s lovely to have you here!<p>I was thrilled to be invited to put together an idea for …

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes Perfect for Dinner Tonight + Lunch Tomorrow

Alaskan mom builds lovely tiny house -- and is offering the plans for free (Video)

Building your own home or even your own furniture can be daunting, especially if you have little experience with power tools, and no foggy idea on …

The Very Important Dinner Party Rules of Drinking all Night

A PSA from our creative director Alex Grossman on how to serve your guests booze all night.<p>Creative director Alex Grossman's two passions in life are drinking (cheap beer, fancy cocktails, wine; he doesn't discriminate), and entertaining. One of the secrets to his successful dinner parties is …

Hawaiian Rib-Eye Steak

4 Servings<p>Now you can make one of Hillstone’s most popular dishes at home, a decision you will never regret.<p>April 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>Steak<p>2 cups pineapple juice<p>½ cup soy sauce<p>½ cup sugar<p>5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar<p>2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil<p>⅓ cup chopped white onion<p>1 1-inch piece ginger, …

10 lessons learned from a year of blogging

You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again: blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. And for marketing teams in quickly growing companies, blogging can seem frustratingly slow.<p><b>But the age-old adage stays true: blogging takes time and patience</b>. For the impatient among us, that’s the last thing we …

9 Books You Should Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Get to them before the directors do!<p>1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them<p>Apart from all you Potterheads out there, the majority of people might not know <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> is actually a mini-book released by Newt Scamander a.k.a. J.K. Rowling in 2001. What you most likely …

9 Pieces of Data E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Should Collect

There’s no question that the future of e-commerce is in personalization. But you can’t improve your customers’ online shopping experience (or retain existing customers) without understanding what it is they want in the first place — which means you need to be understanding, and then acting, on …

5 Places Your Great Ideas Are Hiding And How to Set Them Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Studying the marketplace is one of the best ways to come up with new product ideas. If you ask the right questions and look closely, you will find opportunities to invent everywhere. When you study the marketplace for ideas, you're all …

Inventions

How I Quit My Job and Launched a Successful Web Business

In May 2011 I decided that I wanted to quit my job. I didn’t know what I would do instead, but I knew that I needed to move on. That December, I <i>did</i> …

Revealed

<i>This is a guest post from Yaro Starak from entrepreneurs-journey.com.</i><p>I’ve made a living from my blog for more than eight years now.<p>Several years ago …

Best eCommerce Platform: Magento vs. Shopify vs. Volusion vs. BigCommerce

Choosing an eCommerce platform is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when running an online business. The right platform should be …

48 Darling DIY Baby Shower Gifts

<b>Homemade presents</b> for <b>baby showers</b> are easier than you think! Here are 48 incredible free patterns all with pictured tutorials on how to make the …

6 Reasons To Start Using Kettlebells | Whole9

<i>This is a Whole9 guest post by Peter Hirsh, a nationally certified personal trainer and kettlebell instructor who has been teaching and training with</i> …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Tarragon and rye bread make a classic chicken salad sandwich extra special. You can make the chicken salad ahead. If you're packing it to go, keep …

9 Picnic-Perfect Recipes

What better way to celebrate spring than with an outdoor feast? Think outside the lunchbox and try one of these delicious, easy-to-transport dishes for your next picnic.<p><b>1. Couscous Salad with Apricot Vinaigrette</b><p>This is the perfect side dish for a picnic: it's wonderfully light, takes mere minutes …

Recipes

First time Paris: top tips for your first visit to the City of Light

Paris is a city that never lets up. Return time and again and there is always something fantastic to experience—world-famous landmarks and museums mixed with chic shopping, cafe life, gastronomic blowouts and strolls along the banks of the glorious River Seine.<p>The overwhelming amount on offer can …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Building the Perfect Sandwich Is All About Architecture

BA Foodist Andrew Knowlton has strong opinions on sandwich architecture—here's how he says to build everything from burgers to lobster rolls to bánh mì<p>No one can accuse <i>Bon Appétit</i>'s restaurant and drinks editor <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> of being wishy-washy. The man has some strong opinions about food and …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

Melange's Sandwiches Make For a Decent Midtown Lunch

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Our perpetual search for a good lunch in midtown has brought us today to Melange Green & Gourmet, a deli on 39th & 3rd. Melange appears to be a pretty run-of-the-mill spot, albeit a small, takeout-only one, with a standard …

Sprinkling & Decorating With Succulents Around the House

Succulents have a thick, dense nature because they retain water …. like cacti. But we aren’t talking just about cacti when we’re talking about …

Cold-Brew Iced Coffee Concentrate

Makes 5 cups concentrate<p>Cold brew goes down easy, but watch out: This is high-octane stuff. For a clear liquid, use coarsely ground coffee. (Finely ground beans make for a cloudier drink.)<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>12 ounces coarsely ground fresh coffee beans<p>Milk (optional)<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Place …

Articles about 6 small kitchens big style on Dwell.com - Dwell

The exhibition "Small Scale, Big Change" opens at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this Sunday.<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves already.<p>Matt Randall, founder and …

Kitchens