Lisa Contreras

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100 Best Ground Beef Recipes

Do something different with that ground beef for dinner! Take a look through our best ground beef recipes for ideas.<p>Texas Tacos<p>I created this recipe …

Cooking

13 unusual things you should always pack when traveling

As fun as travel typically is, it can also be stressful. No matter how much you plan, in some way or another, there's always going to be some oversight. You'll inevitably leave behind your toothbrush or maybe your favorite shoes. Of course, you can often pick up menial things left at home when you …

Cleaning

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

The 38 Best California Restaurants, Mapped

Find perfect pastries in Los Angeles, outstanding pho in Orange County, and incredible tacos in Sonoma<p>The time has come for Eater’s first-ever guide to California, wherein we name the 38 most essential restaurants all across the 160,000-plus square miles that make up Golden State.<p>Over three months …

Where to Find Tiki Drinks in San Diego

Live out eternal sunset at these 12 bars and restaurants<p>It should come as no surprise to anyone that San Diego is one of the perfect destinations for tiki bars—with an “eternal sunset” vacation-as-lifestyle vibe permeating through our beachside city, it only makes sense that we’re outfitted with …

I'm a Trainer, and These Are My 8 Favorite Exercises For Losing Fat and Building Muscle

As you've more than likely already heard, there's no quick scheme to losing weight. It takes a lot of dedication, consistency, and hard work to achieve your weight-loss goals. Everyone's weight-loss journey will look different, and if you're wanting to incorporate strength training into your …

Workouts

How To Use Kanban To Become Insanely Productive: A Short Guide

Are you searching for the perfect productivity system?<p>First the bad news: It doesn’t exist. You’re going to have to do the work no matter what system you use.<p>Now the good news: Kanban is an easy-to-use and -learn system that can help avoid feeling overwhelmed by those endless To Do lists.<p>Let’s dive …

Project Management

Squat 101: How to Know The Best Squat for Your Body

Where should your toes point? Should you be using a barbell? A kettlebell? All your burning squat questions, answered.<p>Here's a fun way to cause some controversy: Walk into a gym, and ask five people to do a squat.<p>Odds are, you’re going to see five variations of the move. From where to put your feet …

52 Motivational Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Career and Personal Life

Sometimes all you need is one little spark. So here are 52 to choose from.<p>While there are as many ways to define success as there are people, there is one thing we all have in common: We're all trying to be more successful. (That's why I wrote a book about achieving huge goals.)<p>Since success starts …

'The Staircase' Is Netflix's Best Drama, and Also a True-Crime Documentary

It's a slow-TV approach to true crime, and it's astoundingly engrossing.<p>Netflix shows are almost always too long, and <i>The Staricase</i>, the streaming …

Recipe: Easy Blender Lemon Curd — Recipes from The Kitchn

Ridiculously creamy, light-bodied lemon curd that comes from a high-speed blender seems too good to be true, right? Since this custard-like curd is …

17 cool things to do in Amsterdam

Fast shedding its image as place just to get high, Amsterdam’s thriving start-up scene and mass of big-name brand HQ’s (Netflix, Uber, Nike) means …

A Straightforward Gym Workout Routine For Beginners

People say I need to dedicate a separate day to each body part. Is that not right?<p>No – and it might even be counterproductive. “The problem I see …

36 Hours in Copenhagen

What a difference a decade can make. Copenhagen today is a city transformed, a polestar across creative fields from art to architecture, design to dining. No longer a sleepy Scandinavian capital, this good-looking city found success by tinkering with expectations. Cyclists own the avenues even in …

Top Chef

The Best New Trader Joe's Products of 2018 — So Far

I try to be grateful for the little things in life, like the fact that Trader Joe's is a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Aside from allowing you to stock up on all your essentials for a fraction of the price of other grocery stores, Trader Joe's also releases new, creative products on a regular …

Food

12 Phrases that Will Make Your Audience Put Down Their Cell Phones and Pay Attention to You

Know the magic word that cuts through the noise<p>Franklin Delano Roosevelt once gave this pithy advice for making a good presentation:<p>"Be sincere. Be brief. Be seated."<p>As a professional speaker and presentation coach for the past two decades, I agree with this public speaking wisdom, and I would add …

10 Cheap, Unexpected Kitchen Essentials We Rely On

Here at Wirecutter, some of us spend a lot of time in the kitchen. We go to work and chop mountains of produce or sauté batch after batch of chicken …

The Dish that Made My French Mother Fall In Love with Cream Cheese

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from longtime community member AlainB, who shares a recipe starring his mother's favorite ingredient: cream cheese.</i><p>My mom has French origins and always cooks in typical …

The Top TED Talks of 2018 So Far -- and What You Can Learn From Them

Check out seven compelling speeches that offer key takeaways.<p>Inspiration can take many forms, but oftentimes, we find it through other people. That spark can be lit by a colleague, a friend, an acquaintance or even a complete stranger, and that last one is what TED -- a nonprofit with a mission to …

Brainwaves

The Number of Cardio and Weightlifting Sessions a Beachbody Trainer Recommends Each Week

Whatever your goal is — weight loss, muscle gain, or overall health — one thing we have to decide each week is how many times to work out. The next …

Exercise

The 38 Essential San Diego Restaurants, Summer 2018

Hello there, it’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins with, “Can you recommend a restaurant...?” While the Eater Heatmap covers the newest and hottest eateries, this specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively …

10 Apps That'll Help You Tour a New City

<b>Cities Talking</b>: With Cities Talking, users can listen to a guided tour narrated by locals. The app offers GPS-enabled maps, guidebook and …

What Is the Dunning-Kruger Effect?

The Dunning-Kruger effect is a type of cognitive bias in which people believe that they are smarter and more capable than they really are. …

Psychology

Animatron lets you create awesome videos with little know-how

popsci shop<p>Get lifetime access to this animation studio for $49.99.<p>When you have something to sell or a message to get across, video is your friend. Animatron Studio Pro is an innovative platform that lets you create captivating animations without any special design skills. Used by the likes of …

GIF Animations

10 Fiction Podcasts You Should Totally Get Sucked Into Right Now

It’s almost vacation season, which means it’s time to start thinking about all the essentials you’ll need to stay relaxed while you’re lounging on …

Early Christianity

Emerging from a small sect of Judaism in the 1st century CE, early Christianity absorbed many of the shared religious, cultural, and intellectual …

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 …

Ancient Israel: A Free Online Course from NYU

Course description: You may think you know ancient Israel quite well, or you may be sure you know nothing. In either case, this course is designed to …

7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led

Jesus did not come to be your leadership guru. He came to die on the cross, for your sin, and in your place.<p>Yet, he did lead. And we can learn from …

From weird to practical, 18 small travel essentials you’ll actually want to pack

Ultimately, what you pack for a trip is up to you. But there are a few accessories that could make the journey a bit easier. Here are 18 items that …