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One-Skillet Dinners That Keep Dishwashing to a Minimum

Steak. Chicken. Squash. It's all coming together in just one cast-iron skillet.<p>Unfortunate facts of life: You can't drink an after-dinner beer on your back porch when you're inside scrubbing cutting boards, skillets, plates, and sheet trays at the sink.<p>That's why senior food editor <b>Claire Saffitz</b> …

Cooking

5 Routines You Can Use to Work Less (and Get More Done) | Inc.com

During the early days of growing 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, I worked 16-hour days and still didn't feel like I was doing enough. The company was my pride and joy, so I gave it my undivided attention. Unfortunately it came at a cost.<p>I was overworked, exhausted, and completely burnt out. It affected my …

Time Management

Want to read more books? Follow these tips

I read at least 52 books each year and I blog about it. Although my semi-annual "books" column is always one of my most popular (you can see last six …

6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

So what can you do to enhance your problem solving skills?<p>You don’t have to be super smart to be a problem solver, you just need practice.<p>Most people …

How I Finally Trained Myself To Wake Up Early

Can a chronic late riser reform her ways with the help of apps and flying alarm clocks? We put innovative alarms to the test to find out.<p>I’ve had a lifelong struggle with waking up in the morning.<p>No matter how much sleep I got at night, getting up for school was always torture. As soon as I learned …

Heather McGhee on creativity and politics

<b>I wanted to talk to you about the influence that music, film, and other arts can have on social change.</b><p>I come from an artistic family, and grew up …

The Dilemmas Of Life As A Creative Freelancer

Image by Cathrine Luzette and featured with permission<p><b>Contrary to what some might think,</b> freelancing isn’t wholly liberating or stress-free. Creative …

6 ways to breathe new life into your track arrangements

<b>Track arrangement can be a hugely rewarding process, but when the ideas just refuse to come, you can be left frustrated and disheartened.</b><p>Don't give …

5 Unexpected Ways to Make Your Next Salad Awesome

The newest cookbook from Food52 is all about salads, and we are so down.<p>It's no secret that we love a good, satisfying, won't-leave-you-hungry-in-an-hour salad. So of course we were all over Food52’s newest cookbook: <i>Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner</i> as soon as our copy came in …

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Asparagus Recipes That Taste Like Spring

Pasta, soups, salads and more.<p>When spring arrives there’s one thing you should be sure to do ― and we’re not talking about cleaning. You should make sure to eat asparagus, whether it’s the traditional green kind of the vampire-like white variety. This quintessential springtime veggie might be …

Science: This Super-Simple Learning Hack Can Help You Master Any Subject | Inc.com

We all spend well over a decade in school, and while you might quickly forget the date of the battle of Gettysburg or the formula for the area of a trapezoid, you'd hope that you'd at least graduate with a good grasp of <i>how</i> to learn. You can always look up facts, but knowing how to study effectively …

Are You Bullying Yourself?

A therapist’s tips for practicing self-compassion.<p>We all have that “inner critic” voice in our heads. This “inner bully” is that nagging and persistent voice, which tells us unkind or even downright mean things. Some people are reluctant to challenge their “inner bully,” as they believe that it …

11 of the Most Delicious Things You Can Do to Carrots

Everybody has a bag of carrots in their fridge. They’re super affordable—usually no more than a dollar or two, depending on whether you buy …

Quit Multitasking: How To Unitask And Get More Done

<i>When I sat down to start writing this piece, I received three emails, my phone rang twice, and a colleague stopped by my cubicle to ask a question–all within the first minute. It didn’t faze me, because, like most people in the workforce today, I’ve become accustomed to juggling several tasks at</i> …