Bob McAuliffe

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The Beginner’s Guide to Maintaining Your Cast-Iron Skillet

It's one of the most versatile, long-lasting tools in your kitchen—take care of it.<p>In every home cook’s life, a major milestone is acquiring your …

6 toxic thoughts successful people quarantine

Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can make or break your career. When you make a mistake, they either magnify the negativity …

Celebrating cuccidati, the Sicilian Christmas cookie that merits its own festival

On a recent cold and gray December Sunday, dozens of Italian families gathered to celebrate a Sicilian Christmas cookie at Casa Italia, the Italian cultural center in west suburban Stone Park. Little known outside Italian-American communities, the fig-stuffed treats, called cuccidati, are loved …

Smør Bullar: The Classic Danish Christmas Cookie No One Has Heard Of

My mother's side of the family is half Danish and my father's side half Norwegian. But at Christmastime, we feel 100 percent Scandinavian. Largely ignoring the English and Scottish bits of our heritage, we fill our Christmas table with treats such as crumbly Danish cookies and piquant pickled …

Dessert

Chicken Stew and Dumplings

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>To prepare stew, cook bacon in an 8-quart Dutch oven over medium-low heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted …

A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America

The UN’s Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation – and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the world’s richest nation<p>“You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight on to heaven. Or you could …

Lyndon Johnson

Best Mindfulness Book List For 2017

You may not know this, but I am quite the book nerd – a voracious reader. In my beanbag with a cup of tea and a book equals heaven for me!I’ve read …

Mindfulness

Outside of time

Brussels Sprouts 101: How to Buy, Store, and Cook Them

Have you been eating enough Brussels sprouts? We reached out to a top chef to get her tips on buying and cooking them correctly.<p>People get passionate …

These Butternut Fries Are the Best Product at Trader Joe’s Right Now

Seriously addictive.<p>If there is one produce item that I can totally justify buying peeled and pre-cut, it’s definitely a butternut squash. With its …

Letter of Recommendation: Saturn

One night in July, my mother was looking at a star that has existed for at least 20,000 years. Her job is to study how stars die — how they expand, then implode. For a week, my phone buzzed nonstop as she flooded the family chat with pictures of the enormous Chilean telescope where she was working. …

Generation Grumpy: Why You May Be Unhappy if You’re Around 50

As people get older, they tend to become more at peace with their finances, survey research shows. But not the current crop of middle-aged Americans.<p>Let’s call them the Grumpy Middle.<p>They are unhappier than previous generations. And they’ve been this way for years.<p>Typically, people 45 to 54 are …

Demographics

You Can Reach Your Biggest Goals by Making This One Small Change

Massively successful achievers know that reaching a goal isn't really the challenge. Instead, true success is in understanding the why behind the what.<p>Believe it or not, most people don't have an issue knowing what they have to do to reach their goal. The problem often comes down to <i>why</i> they want to …

Quiet Mind; Open Heart.

Living in a place of deep, inner wholeness.<p>Have you ever had the experience of feeling completely ‘enlightened’ and clear about who you are and what …

A sleep scientist reveals the 15-minute daily ritual that will improve your sleep

A sleep scientist shares his 15-minute daily ritual that leads to a good night's sleep. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Daniel Barone:</b> One of the biggest things that I believe in for myself and what I tell my patients is mindfulness meditation.<p>I'm Dr. Daniel Barone, a neurologist at New York …

Mindfulness

Three Poems to Introduce Mindfulness to Children

How can you help a child reap the benefits of mindfulness, especially if they’re not old enough to read or sit still for very long?<p><i>Breathe and Be: A</i> …

Mindfulness

Technology, Wisdom, and the Difficult Art of Civilizational Self-Awareness: Thomas Merton’s Beautiful Letter of Appreciation to Rachel Carson for Catalyzing the Environmental Movement

“Technics and wisdom are not by any means opposed. On the contrary, the duty of our age… is to unite them in a supreme humility which will result in a totally self-forgetful creativity and service.”<p><i>“Knowing what I do, there would be no future peace for me if I kept silent,”</i> marine biologist and …

Self-awareness

A Therapist Explains How to Reconnect With Your Intuition

Getting reacquainted with our wise minds<p><i>by</i><p>, NYC Therapist, Writer, Coach, Forever student<p>Our higher self is the essence of who we are before all the …

The Beginner's Guide to Mindful Eating

With endless white elephant parties, holiday cookies, and champagne toasts on the horizon, indulgence is simply an inevitability this time of …

A Gay Husband, a Dire Diagnosis and the Best-Laid Plans

As the old Yiddish proverb goes: Man plans and God laughs.<p>And man, did I plan. There are few careers that require as much planning as a career in medicine. The process is enough to encompass the life of one person; add another to the mix, and the planning becomes all-consuming.<p>Jarrett and I met as …

DAILY ZEN

When I was writing a recent short article about self-ownership, I started thinking about the idea of ‘borrowed time’. It’s a figure of speech simply …

The Mind Can Be a Dangerous Place or a Great Gift - Why We Suffer

Learn More<p>Share a personal experience of noticing how the mind can be a very dangerous place.<p>website<p>Living From a Place of …

Meditation

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Meditation

Why Self Compassion is Important

Was there a time when you were too harsh with yourself, or judgmental? Consider how adopting a more self-compassionate stance might change things for …

Have a nanny or a maid? Here’s how to keep one simple accident from bankrupting you.

Let's say you live in the District and your nanny drives your kids to school. One day, while driving them, she runs a red light and is badly injured. Even though she caused the accident, she can bring a workers' compensation claim against you to cover her medical bills and lost income.<p>"It's …

Wells Fargo Accidentally Releases Trove of Data on Wealthy Clients

When a lawyer for Gary Sinderbrand, a former Wells Fargo employee, subpoenaed the bank as part of a defamation lawsuit against a bank employee, he and Mr. Sinderbrand expected to receive a selection of emails and documents related to the case.<p>But what landed in Mr. Sinderbrand’s hands on July 8 …

What you should know about colon cancer screening

<i>This is an excerpt of an article that appeared in the Ithaca Journal. Read the whole story here.</i><p>Colon cancer is predicted to kill nearly 50,000 …

A 10-Minute Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions

​​Can you feel the heat?Life feels a little more intense these days: at home, work, out in the world. When life begins to feel more intense than …

Mindfulness

Mindful Movement to Ease into Sleep

If you’re one of the 80 million Americans having a hard time falling asleep, count yourself among the ranks of those more likely to suffer from …

Yoga