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date breakfast squares

Thanksgiving may be my favorite holiday, I may look forward to stuffing, green bean casserole and all the pie the way normal people might anticipate …

chicken chili

Although I am firmly of the belief that the internet needs another recipe for chicken crockpot chili like your groggy narrator needs another morning …

banana puddings with vanilla bean wafers

A year ago, I made what I called Bananas Foster Puddings — individual puddings in which the bananas had been lightly caramelized in butter, brown …

everyday meatballs

If you’d told me as a spaghett-and-meatballs loving kid that in Italy, these two things are never served together, I wouldn’t have believed you. …

churros

Prior to a few months ago, the full extent of my understanding of churros was:<p>They’re long cake dougnuts.<br>• They must be very difficult to make or they …

eggs in purgatory, puttanesca-style

If the theme of late here is simple, cozy meals we can assemble even when we’re not, perhaps, having the most well-rested, worry-free weeks ever, we …

5 Simple Tactics to Never Let People Intimidate You Again

Stressful, isn’t it?Dealing with people who intimidate you.It can be as nerve-wracking as a job interview, or even speaking in public. And, unless …

6 life skills you better pick up if you want to succeed at work

In most organizations, continuous learning and self-improvement isn’t a formal requirement, but it’s one of the top unwritten ones. Wherever you are in your company, taking charge of your own development is always a good idea.<p>And the nice thing is, you don’t need an embossed invitation to a …

Challenging Vinyasa Flow with Exhale Spa's Goldie Oren

Feeling down today? Try this energizing flow with Justin Michael Williams as a mood-booster, or as an addition to any Vinyasa yoga practice.<p>Work …

12 Gin Cocktails to Toast Summer

A cold gin and tonic is a pretty perfect thing: There's the herbal bite of the gin, the zing of the lime, the fizz of the tonic. There are a bunch of ice cubes clinking around in a tall glass. You can drink it through a straw. It makes us want to be barefoot. And who are we to mess with a perfect …

12 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make

<b>Go beyond Bolognese: We have all the heavy hitters, the big names of pasta plus sauce. You'll find the classic Italian recipes you know from restaurant meals, from that spring on the Amalfi Coast, or maybe from nonna. Yes, you can and should make spaghetti Bolognese, but try these other</b> …

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

4 Servings<p>If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they’re nuggets—the guilt-free kind.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup all-purpose flour<p>2 large eggs<p>1½ cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)<p>¼ cup grated Parmesan<p>1 tablespoon mustard powder<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>4 …

Recipes

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

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Want To Enhance Customer Experience? Five Competencies Are Critical

Teddy Roosevelt may have said it best: “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”<p>That’s good advice for teachers, leaders, coaches, politicians, physicians, and anyone else interested in exercising influence and earning trust and loyalty.<p>And it’s certainly good advice …

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Lunch

In case you're looking for a healthy and tasty alternative to that sad desk salad.<p>When you eat the right kind of food at lunch, it'll help you stay full and alert throughout the afternoon. You won't be as tempted to snack, and you'll feel more energized. But healthy lunch can sometimes be a little …

10 unusual things to do in Joburg that won't cost a fortune

Stuck on something to do in Joburg this weekend, but don’t want to break the bank? Then you’re exactly like me and I’m taking a stand. I’ve compiled …

Travel

How To Grow An Avocado Tree

Avocados are highly nutritious and flavored, whether we’re talking about salad or guacamole they signal a healthy diet. Try growing an avocado tree …

The Emotional Boundaries You Need at Work

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop <i>two</i> filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.<p><i>Filter 1: protect yourself from others.</i> I once worked with a manager who gave blunt feedback in …

Don’t Propose Marriage to a Customer Who Wants a Fling

Most of today’s marketing organizations take what might be called the industrial approach to consumers: snagging demographic data, matching it with purchasing data, and segmenting customers into profitability tiers.<p>But are consumers just resources to be harvested for the next up-selling …

A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?” But because you may not entirely understand the math — and because …

Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference

Many of us are uncomfortable speaking with people of higher status. We can feel self-conscious, unsure of what to say, and afraid what we’re going to say — or what we’re saying — is the wrong thing. After these conversations, we often replay in our heads what we said, analyze what we shouldn’t have …

What You Need to Know About Segmentation

The marketers of Clearblue Advanced Pregnancy Test, a product that can tell you if you’re one-week, two-weeks, or three-plus weeks pregnant, asked a couple of D-list celebrities to tweet out their positive tests back in 2013. As <i>Businessweek’s</i> Jessica Grose reported, the maker of the test, Swiss …

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

My New Roots' Life

<b>Author Notes:</b> The whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead, no-mess, life-changing loaf of bread. Psyllium seed husks are available at natural food stores or online. Other than the husks, which you can use in powder or intact form but are otherwise non-negotiable, this bread is adaptable to your mood and …

linguine with tomato-almond pesto

We are dragging this summer out. Maybe it’s because as far as I am concerned, it didn’t really start until August, when the bulk of the heat wave was …

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

Rice Bowl with Fried Egg and Avocado

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 5 min<p>Total Time: 10 min<p>Brown rice—higher in fiber and other nutrients than its white counterpart—is the perfect vehicle for this quick, protein-heavy lunch.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 scallions, thinly sliced<p>2 cups cooked brown rice<p>1 teaspoon red wine vinegar<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground …