Melissa Bailey

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Happiness at Work: The Proven Science of How to Enjoy Your Job

In True Grit, Grace, and Gratitude, I used the term "happy hour" as a constructive and necessary analogy, but I do have a good bit of aversion toward the expression. Why does an hour we reserve to be happy have to be after work? I also have tepid excitement for the sayings "Work hard, play hard," …

13 reasons to upgrade your Galaxy S5 or S6 to the new S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 could very well be the most the sexiest, most powerful, and altogether well-rounded smartphone we've ever seen. Like most …

Create an “Armageddon Fund” to Save for a Major Emergency and Still Earn Interest

You’ve heard of an emergency fund, and they’re a must for setbacks and financial pitfalls. In case of larger financial emergencies, Financial Samurai …

Warren Buffett says these are the 6 most important things you should do with your money

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

Investing

Make Better Spending Decisions With the “Pick 3” Rule

If your financial plan is to save, save, save and never spend a dime on anything fun, you’ll burn out really quickly. It’s okay to include a little …

Personal Finance
Seafood

Flavor-Packed Yogurt- and Mint-Marinated Lamb Skewers

Lamb and mint both have such assertive flavors, but put them together and somehow they manage to simultaneously enhance and tame each other—it really is a magical pairing. I wanted to bring those two flavors to these skewers, but knew I needed some other ingredients to complete the marriage. First, …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Wednesday, July 23rd

<i>This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video</i> …

Greatist Workout of the Day: Thursday, July 24th

<i>This series of GWODs was designed especially for Greatist by Bodeefit. For more information about the exercises in this workout, or to see video</i> …

Workouts

You've Been Cutting Cake Wrong Your Entire Life

"You're not maximizing the amount of gastronomic pleasure you can get from this cake," says British author Alex Bellos. He took to YouTube to show us all the proper cake-cutting procedure—and since it hit the site three days ago, it's already gotten more than two million views. Apparently, this …

Gluten-Free Fresh Pasta Recipe

Homemade gluten-free pasta is often gummy, gritty, and disappointing. Not this version. Made with brown rice flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum, it results in beautiful, tender noodles once cooked. The dough calls for more eggs per cup than traditional wheat-based fresh pasta does: Don't omit …

Create a Money Calendar to Keep Track of Your Financial Tasks

It's important to stay on top of your finances. And there are specific money moves you should make throughout the year. Finance site LearnVest …

My Pregnancy Gave Me Cancer

Using a pelvic ultrasound, the doctor pointed to a tumor growing inside my uterus. He told me I would need a D&C to get it out. He said that I had choriocarcinoma, a rare type of cancer that occurs in the uterus during pregnancy. I learned a few months later that it was stage III and metastatic, …

Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak With Scallions, Ginger, and Teriyaki Glaze Recipe

Negimaki—grilled beef rolled around scallions and grilled with a sweet and savory teriyaki-style glaze—is one of my favorite Japanese appetizers. Here we've Super Mario mushroom'd it to full main course-sized proportions, stuffing a butterflied flank steak with an aromatic scallion-ginger oil …

Thai Turkey Meatballs | Recipes, Cooking Inspiration & Chef Tips

There’s nothing worse than a bland meatball, and there’s nothing better than these absolutely delicious Thai turkey meatballs. With basil, jalapeño, …

Greek Drunken Pork Stew in Red Wine Recipe

In this land of beef-eaters, pork stews don't get enough love. This one is an adaptation of a Greek pork and wine stew that I read in Vefa's Kitchen. Chunks of pork shoulder slow-simmered in wine until meltingly tender and packed with flavor.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Pork shoulder is a flavor-packed …

Waste Not, Want Not: When To Save Your Scraps, and What to Do With Them

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, Gabriella Paiella shows us how to make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i></i><p>The DIY, back-to-the-land, nose-to-tail, we-can-pickle-that …

Jimmy John’s Customers Offended by Obscene Sandwich Doodle

Workers at a Topeka hospital called their local Jimmy John’s, and even though it was 15 minutes before the shop’s closing time, they were told their …

Man with 'Micropenis' Visits Doctor, Discovers He's Actually a Woman

A 66-year-old man who thought he merely had an unusually tiny penis was shocked to find out from doctors that he was actually a woman.<p>The unnamed …

15 Ways to Use Fish Sauce in Non-Asian Cooking

We love fish sauce—aka nuoc mam—and not just in Southeast Asian cooking. Here are 15 ways to bring its funk to salad dressing, braised dishes, and more<p>Can I tell you a secret? I put fish sauce (a.k.a. <i>nuoc mam</i>) in EVERYTHING. Nobody who eats at my house knows that it's in there—they just sense a …

Cooking

Pollan's Rules Refuted!

<b>Michael Pollan, the influential food activist</b> and author of such chin-stroking tomes as <i>The Omnivore's Dilemma</i> and <i>The Botany of Desire</i>, announced recently a set of guidelines for diners. Given the just fame of his pen and his status as a kind of shaman of the Good Food movement, many of the …

Agriculture

UFO Filmed Apparently Entering Mexican Volcano (+Video)

Video footage taken last week appears to show an apparent UFO flying into the Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico.<p>The UFO, which appears as a floating …

How to Make Any Marinara Sauce in 5 Steps (and 20 Minutes)

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: How to make fresh marinara in 20 minutes flat, with variations -- you'll never want to buy the jarred stuff</i> …