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Salted Negroni Recipe

A pinch of salt makes flavors pop in this simple Negroni recipe.<p>1 oz. gin (Easter uses Beefeater 24)<br>1 oz. sweet vermouth<br>3/4 oz. Campari<br>Pinch of …

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

Salted Caramel Cake from Alex Hitz

Alex's twist on an old-fashioned favorite results in a delicious — and amazing looking! — treat that's perfect for any occasion.<p>Trends are trends and traditions are traditions, and rarely do the two mix, but this cake is a hybrid. It's my favorite kind of thing — a classic with a twist. These days, …

Dessert

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Lela Rose's Madeleines

The fashion designer and seasoned hostess shares her recipe.<p>Lela Rose at her Manhattan home. <i>Photography by Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital.</i><p>4 eggs<p>1 cup sugar<p>1 1/2 cup flour<p>2 tsp baking powder<p>2 sticks butter<p>1 tablespoon grated lemon peel<p>Splash of Almond extract<p>Splash of Vanilla extract<p>2 pkg sliced …

Recipes

More Nearly Lost Street Photos by Photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier was an amazing photographer whose talents went unrecognized during her lifetime. Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier's negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the …

Killer Homemade Cleaners Made From Vinegar, Baking Soda And Lemon

Store-bought cleaning products can be harsh on your skin and they’re not as natural as they want to seem. So why not make your own cleaners? It’s …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Small changes. Big results.<p>Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, …