Melissa Zhu

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Google Just Launched a New Tool to Help You Find Cheap Flights. Here's How to Use It

It'll help you find good quality flights on a budget.<p>The introduction of “basic economy” fares in the last couple of years has made finding a deal on …

Flying

Six of the best pho recipes

<b>Vegan pho (pictured above)</b><p>Prep <b>30 min</b><br>Cook <b>1 hr 10 min</b><br>Serves <b>6</b><p>For the broth<b><br>1 white onion</b>, peeled, topped and tailed, to create flat surfaces for the griddle<b><br>2 large thumbs ginger</b>, peeledandhalvedlengthways<b><br>½ daikon</b>, peeled<b><br>3.5 litres water</b> <b><br>1kg mixed root veg</b> (carrot, swede, turnip, celeriac, parsnip)<b><br>250g</b> …

Onions

30 Hearty Sandwiches You Can Eat for Dinner

We always hear about breakfast for dinner (of which I am a big fan), but I'm also a fan of lunch for dinner (I guess I just like to mix things up!). …

Cooking

6 Surprising Ways to Travel for Free or on the Cheap

Were it not for the cost, many of us would spend significantly more time on vacation. The following free and cheap travel methods are certainly less …

7 Self-Improvement Books That Actually Work

Stuck in a rut and want to get more out of your day than sitting at a desk, punching keys and drinking lukewarm coffee? Hate reading those dull …

Choose Your Own Adventure

17 Foods That Make You Poop (For Constipation Relief)

1) Berries<p>Pick a berry, any berry, and chances are it will help get things moving in no time. That’s because most berries are a good source of fiber. …

Awesome Adventure Lodges That Won't Break the Bank

We found five impressive spots you can actually afford.<p>Camping might make you feel one with nature, but it far from guarantees a good night’s rest. At the same time, shelling out for quality accommodations in America’s most spectacular outdoor destinations can be a hard-to-justify luxury.<p>We scoured …

53 Amazon Products With The Highest Ratings That You Never Knew Existed

Amazon

5 Quotes From Greek Philosophers for When You Need a Productivity Pick-Me-Up

These ancient words of wisdom can apply to your business.<p>Everyone loves a good inspirational quote to get us into the frame of my mind that we want to be in throughout the day. You see them everywhere on social media, I post many of my favorites here throughout the week.<p>I pick the ones for me based …

Motivation

How connectivity is driving the future of commerce

Imagine this scenario: In the San Francisco Bay area one weekday morning in the near future, a long-haul trucker wakes up and gets ready for the day’s shift. She’s made incredible time recently, covering two to three times the distance she used to be able to cover in the same time span. As she …

Trucking

5 books that will help you reach your financial goals

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>If you’ve already forgotten about those New Year’s resolutions, here’s an easy way to check …

Personal Finance

Lamb Lover's Pilaf Recipe

"If you like those restaurants with tapestries on the walls, pillows on the floor and little brass tables, you will enjoy this take on Moroccan lamb …

Food

19 Easy Peezy Sandwich Recipes To Add To Your Arsenal

Never settle for a sad sammie again.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

The 150 Most Delish Skillet Dinners

Mad skillz.<p>One pan dinners FTW!<p>Want more easy dinners? Try these fall apart chicken slow-cooker ideas and easy one pot meals!

Pork Chops with Tomato-Bacon Gravy Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium until crisp, turning occasionally, about 8 minutes. Remove bacon to …

Cooking

San Diego's favorite pizzas

As comedian Bill Murray once proclaimed, “Unless you are a pizza, then the answer is yes, I can live without you.”<p>As one of the foods that defines …

28 Bomb-A** Ways To Eat Asian Noodles

No plane ticket required.<p>When you're craving pasta but don't want all that cheese, these bad boys gotchu.<p>Looking for more Asian meals? Try our …

These Sheet Pan Garlic Mushrooms Are Side Dish Goals

We often see mushrooms as a welcome addition to an already tasty side dish or protein on a menu, but we forget they are delicious all on their own. …

Cooking

San Diego’s Essential Cheap Eats

From hole-in-the-wall Mexican joints to cash-only Vietnamese noodle shops, San Diego is full of legendary dining destinations where you can snag a killer meal without blowing the budget. In honor of these essential cheap eats, Eater rounded up 16 iconic spots which locals and visitors alike have …

12 of the Best Bang-for-Your-Buck All-Inclusives in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is packed with all-inclusive properties, ranging from cheap spots with subpar food and disappointing entertainment to luxurious resorts …

Pork Tenderloin With Mushroom Gravy and Egg Noodles

Ingredients<p>450 g pork tenderloins trimmed and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick rounds<br>• 1/4 teaspoon pepper<br>• pinch salt<br>• 1 tablespoon olive oil<br>• 2 pkg cremini …

9 science-backed books that could change your life for the better in 2018

This year, like every year, most of us are trying to get more done, be happier, and have better relationships. Given the high levels of burnout across professions (50% by some accounts), we all could use some tools for higher efficiency and better self-care. The good news is that these 9 books …

Happiness

12 Trails to Hike Before They're Gone

From climate change to energy development, various threats promise to wipe out what’s best about America’s 12 most endangered trails. Hike them now …

7 of the World's Most Expensive Cities and Their Cheaper, Cooler Alternatives

For the urban travel aficionado, the world's biggest, baddest, and most expensive cities have unmatched allure. Places like New York City, Tokyo, and …

The Absolute Best Bowls of Ramen in Las Vegas

The concept of "Vegas cuisine" is inextricably tied to the Strip, and that's unfortunate: some of the most interesting restaurants are located off …

Japan

The 7 Best Business Books I Read In 2017 | Inc.com

Most of these books were published in 2017. One was published in 2016, but I just recently discovered it a few months back. And two of these books won't be released until 2018, but I got my paws on them early.<p>Tim Ferriss released another monster book, as he is known for doing. How Ferriss came up …

Books

Which Haruki Murakami Book Should You Read First? Here's A Guide To His Most Famous Works

Ah, the age old literary question: "Which Murakami book should I start with?" I've been asked this question many, many times. Even if you haven't …

Books

11 Books That Will Teach You to Be Happier | Inc.com

Happiness isn't a gift of the universe. It isn't luck. It isn't even entirely down to your genetic predisposition to cheer or gloom (though that undeniable plays a role). A big chunk of happiness is skill.<p>"All of the work that we and other colleagues [have done] leads us to this inevitable …

Self-improvement

9 Tips for Better-Than-Delivery Fried Rice

By Alex Delany<p>If you've got some almost-stale rice you're halfway there.<p>Fried rice is that takeout staple that everyone from hungover college students to too-tired-to-make-dinner-tonight professionals can agree is delicious. It's a wonderful food, but figuring out how to make fried rice at home …

Onions

Want an Edge Over Your Competitors? Master These 7 Skills Now | Inc.com

May 2018, I know exactly where I'll be - waiting in line for Avengers: Infinity War. When I saw the trailer, all my childhood memories came flooding back. As a child, I loved comics. They were so full of adventure and excitement. I remember sitting on my dad's lap and having him read them to me …

Iron Man