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11 Actually Easy Bread Recipes to Try at Home

Making bread at home for the first time? Super intimidating. But with a little practice and the right recipe, you can easily make some of your …

38 People Who Are Totally Nailing This Whole Marriage Thing

“Marriage is an ongoing tennis match between ‘I love you so much’ and ‘nobody would find your body; my plan is well thought out.”

Dwell's Top 10 Upcycled Shipping Containers of 2017

We can barely contain our excitement over this year's awe-inspiring projects.<p>Bad puns aside, 2017 showed us that when it comes to shipping containers, the possibilities for adaptive reuse are near endless. The most arresting projects of the year, rounded up below, run the gamut from a surfers' …

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The Problem with Most Meetings Is That There’s Not Enough Debate

The modern workplace is awash in meetings, many of which are terrible. As a result, people mostly hate going to meetings. The problem is this: The whole point of meetings is to have discussions that you can’t have any other way. And yet most meetings are devoid of real debate.<p>To improve the …

Why Leaders Should Make a Habit of Teaching

<b>Sydney Finkelstein,</b> a professor of management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, encourages leaders to approach their direct reports like teachers. As Finkelstein explains, being a teacher-leader means continually meeting face to face with employees to communicate lessons about …

Tip: Make Protein Powder Ice Cream

High protein, super clean, no added sugar, and holy-crap delicious. Get the easy recipe here.<p>Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream<p>Ingredients<p>3 bananas, …

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What Humans Can Expect When the Earth’s Magnetic Poles Reverse

“What Will Happen When Earth’s Magnetic Poles Reverse?” by Life Noggin explained what humans might expect when the Earth’s magnetic poles eventually …

3 Simple Steps to Instantly Become a Remarkably Effective Leader

Drop the masquerade, acknowledge your fears, and allow your authenticity to inspire others.<p>Not all well-intentioned leaders have the impact they desire.<p>Some individuals find themselves in leadership roles by default and promotions despite the fact that they don't enjoy the responsibility and …

The Evolution of Steven Spielberg Films

Burger Fiction takes at the evolution of Steven Spielberg films over his 50 years as a director.<p>In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an …

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Feel Smarter

No matter what you're in the mood to learn, there's a podcast out there to help you. The web's best educational podcasts can transform even the most …

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

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Experts: How to better use Instagram and LinkedIn for business - Social Marketing

Kristina: What should brands take away from the recent TrackMaven report which indicated a strong consumer response to branded content through …

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15 Best Books Read by the AoM Team in 2015 | The Art of Manliness

Here at the Art of Manliness, we’re big believers in the brain-boosting, character-expanding, enjoyment-inducing power of books. Kate, Jeremy, and I …

Paul Virant's Pumpkin Butter Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Turn any winter squash into this holiday season's go-to gift, breakfast, and dessert -- an entertaining triple threat. Virant adds it to ice cream and pumpkin bars, or you can stir it into plain yogurt and oatmeal, smear it on toast and cake. As you might expect, this packs well and …

Momofuku's Soy Sauce Eggs Recipe on Food52

• 6 tablespoons warm water<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar<br>• 3/4 cup soy sauce (we used low-sodium—if yours is regular strength, you might want to err on the side of shorter marination time)<br>• 6 large eggs<br>• Maldon or other flaky salt, for serving<br>• Black pepper, for serving<p>In a medium bowl, whisk …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

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The Best Sticky Bun Recipe Ever Thanks to 'The Food Lab' Cookbook

There's not a lot to say about these <b>perfect sticky buns</b> except that if you haven't made a recipe by J. Kenji López-Alt, Serious Eats' managing culinary director, you're in for a trip. The title of his new cookbook, <i>The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science</i> says a lot: Over the past decade, the …

22+ Absurd Life Quotes That Everyone Can Relate To

Having lived in this world for almost a quarter-century, I can tell that life is much more absurd than our parents and teachers tell us. Sometimes …

The Importance of Punctuality | The Art of Manliness

The life of George Washington was characterized by a scrupulous regard for punctuality.<p>When he asked a man to bring by some horses he was interested …

The Real “Mad Men”: Vintage Photos From New York’s Golden Age Of Advertising

Mad Men producers broke the hearts of millions when they called the series quits early in 2015. Thankfully, we still have DVD sets and, moreover, …

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The 5-Pound Dumbbell Exercise That Absolutely Annihilates Calories

Want to melt away belly fat? Step away from the heavy iron and try this explosive movement instead<p>When you want to torch a ton of <b>calories</b> in a short amount of time, you probably don’t even glance at the 5-pound dumbbells. But big metabolic storms come in small packages, says <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness …

How a Strong Personal Brand Can Earn You a Promotion

There are many benefits of building a strong personal brand. Have you considered using yours to negotiate a promotion?<p>Personal brands carry just as much--and in some cases, more--weight than their corporate brand counterparts. Despite being rooted in the same goal, to promote an identity through …

How Do You Build Credibility As A Leader When You Aren't The Technical Expert?

Five years ago I was working as an attorney in our Law department when I was offered a leadership position in an entirely new area—corporate strategy. At the time, I knew nothing about corporate strategy, which, as you can imagine, made me nervous. What would happen if people found out I wasn’t the …

4 Ways to Put Fun Back in Your Life, No Matter How Busy You Are

If you can't remember the last time you did something purely for the fun of it, block out some "me" time right away.<p><i>A few months ago, I wrote a column from an interview with high-powered executive coach and bestselling author Wendy Capland. As a follow-up, we decided that she would coach me and I</i> …

15 Weird Ice Cream Flavors That Are Anything But Vanilla

If you grew up with your parents telling you that you can’t have ice cream for dinner, they probably never thought about it including avocado, balsamic vinegar or goat cheese. There has been a true revolution in the world of ice cream, and the only rule is that there are no rules. We’ve collected a …

5 Health Tests that Could Save Your Life

We asked our experts to create an a la carte menu to bring to your GP. Think of these as the best tests for a recession<p>There are health tests we need, and those we don't. Pelvic ultrasound? Sounds ultrasuspicious. Occult blood test? Only if it comes with an exorcism. Urinalysis? Great, now I'll be …

6 Essential Blood Tests You Should Have

Order these at your next physical and you’ll be doing more than just kicking the tires<p>Men spill it, seal friendships with it, and, if they’re aging rock guitarists, have it purified at Swiss clinics. But blood also tells a detective story.<p>Just as the amount, color, odor, and feel of the oil on a …

Hire Slow, Fire Fast

A lot of start-ups hire fast and fire slow. A bias for speed combined with the pressure for high growth drives many leaders to be quick to hire (“We need to fill this role <i>now</i>!”) but slow to remove underperforming employees because they’re busy and would rather put off the awkward, hard …

Students Invent a Fire Extinguisher That Uses Sound

Scientists have used sound to do all kinds of amazing things, from levitation to brain surgery. Now, they've shown that sound can be used to put out …