Monica Andrade

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Zen and the art of getting things done

<b>(CNN) —</b> The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to …

Meditation

CEO: There's a simple way to make your boss love you

Yet, as most workers know, it's just as important to learn how to manage the people <i>above</i> you. That doesn't mean giving your boss deadlines or letting them know when they're wrong — instead, it's about learning what they really care about and then making sure you deliver on that.<p>The term is …

Leadership

These Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies Might Be Better Than Drugs

Of all the simple pleasures in life, a warm chocolate chip cookie topped with salt might be the greatest. Also, there's nothing wrong with sprinkles.<p>Look, there's a time and a place for foie gras torchon, shaved black truffles, and the priciest Beluga caviar. There are occasions when only the …

Dessert

The gendered way we’ve learned to ask questions is terrible for both men and women

“Thank god you picked up,” I whispered to my best friend. I was huddled in the sticky, single-stall bathroom of an Asian fusion restaurant in Washington, DC, just one closed door away from the dating equivalent of Chernobyl.<p>I had met the guy–Chernobyl–on Tinder. A few minutes later, my friend …

Relationships

The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments : zen habits

I’ve been finding more and more that the Buddha had it right: pretty much all of our struggles, from frustrations to anxiety, from anger to sadness, …

Mindfulness

Know When to Skip a Difficult Conversation by Asking Yourself These Questions

Difficult conversations are a pain for everyone involved. They’re not always as necessary as we think they are though, and Harvard Business Review …

Learn How To Use Photoshop In Less Than 30 Minutes

While Photoshop is an incredibly advanced piece of software, this doesn’t mean it’s only reserved for expert graphic designers. With a few simple …

Tutorials

5 Weight-Lifting Moves That'll Help You Drop a Size (Or More)

Few things are clearer: If you want to torch calories, lower your body fat, and stay trim for life, you need more muscle. Yet rarely do I hear women talk about their success with weights. They either complain about lackluster results or are discouraged by soreness.<p>Ladies, it doesn't have to be that …

Read This If Nobody Texted You Good Morning

First of all: Good morning, beautiful.<p>Is it too late to say that? I know you’ve probably been awake a while – likely hours or even all day. I know …

The Austin Al Fresco Heatmap: Where to Eat Outside Right Now, 2017

It's the brief time of the year when Austinites can bear being outside without fear of sweat stains and overbearing rays of sunshine. Take advantage of the spring weather by partaking in food and drinks at the city’s <b>best new patios and outdoor spaces</b>.<p>This latest patio heatmap update includes …

Texas

South Lamar Social Club offers new boozy outdoor oasis

One South Austin lounge now promises to quench any thirst, no matter what kind of libation you're craving.<p>During the week the Irie Bean Coffee Bar …

Texas

Nasha Brings Mumbai and Margaritas to Austin’s East Side

Nasha India offers complexly flavored food with a seriously spicy kick and a fun Tex Mex twist<p>Looking for your next food adventure in Austin?<p>Search …

Texas

New urban brewery and taproom debuts in the heart of East Austin

One local brewing company is introducing something fresh to the east side: an urban brewery in the thick of Austin's nightlife scene.<p>Nestled on East …

Alcohol

Experience Perfumed Fields at Hill Country Lavender

Lavender fields forever in Blanco, TX (Credit: Tasha Brieger)<p>A book introduced me to Tasha Brieger, owner of Hill Country Lavender. Jeannie Ralston’s</i> …

18 Essential Austin Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining

Patio time is special for Austin, when people get to enjoy the sun and perfect weather, just before the summer heat consumes the city. The city has a strong selection of outdoor spaces built for perfect al fresco dining and drinking, available all year-round.<p>Here are Austin's most essential patios, …

Texas

Houston’s Liberty Kitchen Oyster Bar Soft Opens in Clarksville

The Austin location of Liberty Kitchen, the Houston-based seafood and oyster bar, is now open <b>Update:</b> will open on Wednesday, May 6, in the Pressler apartment complex in Clarksville. The Austin restaurant has been in the works since it was announced in the fall of 2012. The Michael Hsu-designed spot …

Here's where to work in Austin to make the most money

Jobs and recruiting website Glassdoor recently compiled a list of America's 15 highest paying companies. Luckily for Austinites looking to make six …

10 gems that make us feel right at home

What sets Austin apart from other cities in Texas is our unrelenting effort to support local, independent businesses. While the big names in town are …

20 Excellent Margaritas in Austin

<b>Margaritas</b> are truly the unofficial drink of the Austin, the perfect tequila cocktail that is ideal for outdoor drinking, tacos, and queso. Learn all about the history of the cocktail (tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, shaken together and topped off with a slice of lime) over on Eater …

Austin Soul Food Battle: Olamaie vs. Fixe

This beautiful room serves as the entrance to Olamaie<p>Golden, crispy, buttery perfection. Biscuits in Austin have officially been elevated. And you’d …

11 cocktail meccas that will quench your thirst

There is no shortage of places to get a drink in this town. But for the discerning tastes of Austin’s cocktail crazy residents, not just any bar will …

Quench

Austin's 9 best breweries keep the craft beer scene flowing

It's time to toast to the best breweries in Austin. We're celebrating them at the fourth annual CultureMap Tastemaker Awards on May 12, where we'll …

These 10 Austin spots feature the city's best wine and beverage programs

We’re eating better than ever in Austin these days. We’re also drinking pretty well, too, and it’s no doubt because of the impressive world-class …

Texas

day laughs

Those who mourned the loss of Comedy 102.7 FM can rejoice: An all-comedy radio station is once again on the air in Austin. Comedy 1260 AM, which …

Austin’s 18 Most Underrated Restaurants, 2017

Everyone knows about the very best of Austin’s first-rate places to eat, from Franklin Barbecue to Uchi. Then there are those favorite neighborhood haunts and consistently reliable joints that rarely get the spotlight that deserve just as much attention.<p>Here is Eater’s updated guide to the city’s</b> …

Where to eat right now

Enlarge<br>Slideshow<p>Austin's steady growth over the past five years has brought dramatic change in Central Austin: from skyscrapers to hotels, the signs …

Update: Burger Bar Chain Eureka! Will Open in Austin on June 25

Eureka!, the California-based dining chain, is set to open in Austin on Monday, June 15 <b>Update, June 22, 5:15 p.m.</b>: Thursday, June 25, on East 6th Street. According to a press release, the decor’s "historic yet rustic aesthetics and industrial influences" include reclaimed wood paneling from whiskey …

Top 6 Boutique Hotels in Austin

Hotel Saint Cecilia’s “SOUL” Pool (Credit: Nick Simonite courtesy of Hotel Saint Cecilia)<p>Something all Austinites can be proud of: our city is a …