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Muffin Tips from a Baker Who Has Made Thousands (+3 Recipes)

I was the muffin and scone maker at my first bakery job, at age 17. I would pull into the parking lot around 2:30 a.m. each morning and get baking, so there would be fresh items ready when the bakery opened a few hours later. I baked thousands of muffins, and I figured out what makes a great one …

Herbed Chickpeas

Makes about 3 cups<p>Crispy, salty, creamy, and full of protein (really!), these chickpeas should be a staple in your kitchen.<p>January 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 15.5-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed, patted dry<p>4 garlic cloves, crushed<p>⅓ cup olive oil<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>2½ cups chopped mixed tender …

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Lots of Kale

4 Servings<p>You will think this pasta recipe calls for an absurd amount of kale, but it will shrink a ton when cooked.<p>February 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>3 large or 4 smaller bunches kale, any type (about 1½ pounds)<p>5 garlic cloves<p>¼ cup olive oil, plus more for drizzling<p>Freshly ground black …

Marinated Mixed Beans

Makes about 4 cups<p>Coating the herbs in oil and soaking the shallot in vinegar prevents oxidation, so you can keep these beans for days.<p>March 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 shallot, finely chopped<p>3 tablespoons white wine vinegar<p>½ cup finely chopped tender herbs (such as mint, parsley, cilantro, chives, …

Fattoush with Queso Fresco

4 servings<p>Toasty pita chips, crisp romaine, and cool cucumbers make for a Middle Eastern–style salad recipe that comes together on the fly.<p>March 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 teaspoons za’atar, divided<p>⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil<p>2 6-inch pitas, sliced in half crosswise, torn into 1-inch pieces<p>3 …

One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

April 2017<p>4 servings<p>This mustard sauce is meant to have some zing, but if you want less heat, swap smoked paprika for the cayenne.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound boneless New York strip steak, patted dry<p>Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper<p>5 garlic cloves, 1 grated, 4 thinly sliced<p>⅓ cup Dijon mustard<p>1 …

5 Surprising and Inspiring TED Talks by Women Leaders in 2015

What would you say to the world after a decade of silence? What would you design if you could print out your clothes? What kind of leader would you …

The Quad Quake Workout

This triple-threat, three-exercise circuit pumps up your thighs, jacks up your heart rate, and incinerates your belly<p>The quadriceps are your body’s biggest muscles, and when you work them in concert with your glutes and hamstrings, you hit more than 50 percent of your body’s total muscle mass.<p>It …

Victoria's Secret Angels Workout: The Models' Full-Body Pilates Workout

If you've ever wondered how the Victoria's Secret Angels stay in shape, consider this an early holiday present: Gina Papalia and Angilique Campbell of Grasshopper Pilates—the force behind the Angels' killer bodies—shared the models' workout secrets for sculpted arms, toned abs, and a rockin' …

23 Outstanding Skincare Products That Will Really, Truly Change Your Life

The only formulas you'll ever need for seriously flawless skin.<p>When you take skincare as seriously as we do, you're always on the hunt for the next generation of game-changing skincare products. You know the ones—those holy-grail products that not only cut down on time getting ready, but also …

Learn How to Tie 12 Useful Knots with This Visual Guide

If the only knot you know involves tying your shoes, then this infographic provides clear, step-by-step instructions on tying some of the most useful …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

14 things successful people do before breakfast

Those among us who have managed to find professional success and eke out a life actively embrace this philosophy. They must set aside their first hours of the day to invest in their top-priority activities before other people's priorities come rushing in.<p>Science supports this strategy. Vanderkam …

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How to Turn a Bad Day Around

Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you change your mood when you’ve started your day off on the wrong foot? How do you stop annoyances …

6 Habits Of People Who Accomplish Everything On Their To-Do Lists

Does your to-do list take days to complete? Some people have figured out the secrets to getting everything done on time.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Few things are quite as fulfilling as scratching that …