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17 Things Every Successful Leader Says Every Day | Inc.com

Successful leaders get that way because they have a positive attitude, and they know how to build strong and enduring relationships with their employees. Instead of becoming adversaries, they become partners with their employees--earning their respect, their trust, and their loyalty.<p>They don't do …

Leadership

Warm Whole-Grain Salad With Fennel, Arugula, Prosciutto, and Pecorino Recipe

Roasted fennel and arugula meet chewy, nutty grains in a warm salad accented with prosciutto and cheese.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Roasting the fennel brings out its sweetness, providing a good counterpoint to the salty ham and cheese.<br>• Whole grains make this salad hearty enough to serve as a light lunch …

Make-Ahead Chickpea Salad With Cumin and Celery Recipe

A simple salad of chickpeas dressed in a light vinaigrette is flavored with cumin, shallots, and olive oil. Crunchy celery and parsley finish it off. This is the kind of salad that gets better as it sits—make it one night and pack it for lunch at the office or on a picnic the next day.<p><b>Note:</b> For …

Sparkling Bourbon Pear Cocktail Recipe

A velvety roasted pear puree is the key to this batched bourbon drink that says fall without screaming it.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Roasting the pears adds depth and concentrates their flavor by cooking out some of their liquid.<br>• Maple syrup adds necessary sweetness while deepening the earthy profile of …

Use Your Cast Iron Pan and a Tortilla for Extra-Crispy Pizza in Just 12 Minutes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>I've gotta tell you: In the catalog of easy, cheaty pizza recipes that start with some form of pre-baked bread base, flour tortilla–based pizzas have historically ranked pretty low on my list. Certainly lower than French bread pizza, lower than English muffin …

The Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza

GalleryThe Pizza Lab: Foolproof Pan Pizza<p>I've got a confession to make: <b>I love pan pizza.</b><p>I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style, with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce. I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza of the kind that you might …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

Tap into the power of negative training.<p>Almost everyone who's lost weight has eventually put the weight back on. Why this cruel reality? It's simple, really: During the first months of any diet, your body loses both fat and muscle. Then, when you gain back the weight, you add back only fat because …

Fitness

Udon Recipes: The Japanese Noodle That'll Make You Feel Great About Winter

Ramen may be everyone's favorite Japanese noodle soup these days, but just because it's the trendiest doesn't mean it's the best. We're huge fans of ramen -- don't get us a wrong. We could eat ramen for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks any day of the week, instant or otherwise. But …

Udon Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms in Ginger Broth

This recipe will serve four as a first course or light lunch. To serve the noodles as a meal, add a few cups of diced firm tofu or cooked chicken breast to the simmering broth in step 3.

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5 Morning Rituals To Keep You Productive All Day

But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits and ill-designed time management, we're only churning out high-quality work a portion of each day.<p>Here are five practical steps to incorporate into any morning routine to optimize your time at the office and …

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

Cooking

The Food Lab: Make This Crisp-Skinned Chicken and Roast Vegetables in One Cast Iron Skillet

After two months of living in San Francisco, I haven't really found all that much to complain about yet. But if there's one thing, it'd be the weather. See, back East, I was used to my seasons coming for three months at a go. Summer is June through August. Fall is September through November. Here, …

Salmon in a Sea of Coconut From 'Marcus Off Duty'

Marcus Samuelsson is downright obliged to love salmon, having grown up on the coast of Sweden. And he has a thing for the flavors of Southeast Asia, choosing the foods of that region to be his desert-island pick, so to speak. In this dish from his new cookbook, <i>Marcus Off Duty,</i> he combines both …

Italian Gnocchi Soup | 20 Minute Meal

<i>Italian Gnocchi Soup is a quick and incredibly flavorful dinner that is perfect for busy weeknights.</i><p>Soup season is officially here and boy do I have …

White Bean Tortellini Soup with Broiled Havarti Toasts

White Bean Tortellini Soup with Broiled Havarti Toasts.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 23, 2014 76<p>It’s full blown soup weather and I don’t hate it.<p>In fact, I …

Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese with Fried Eggs

Crispy Kale Grilled Cheese with Fried Eggs.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 6, 2014 82<p>I made you a vegetable today!! With cheese and eggs. And bread. (and …

Sweet Potato and Egg Breakfast Hash

Less than 15 minutes<p>2<p>8 Ingredients<p>1/2 tablespoon coconut oil<br>• 1 large sweet potato, diced<br>• 1 red bell pepper, diced<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1/2 teaspoon pepper<br>• 2 …

Autumn Avocado Toast with Gorgonzola, Pears, Toasted Walnuts and Honey

Autumn Avocado Toast.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> October 9, 2014 106<p>This is what you eat when you want to fill a red solo cup full of champagne and toast to the …

Ham and Cheddar Waffles from Our Best Bites

I’m calling this waffle <i>bread</i>, because people hear waffles, and assume they’re just meant only for breakfast, or for eating with a knife and fork with …