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Smash Your Cucumbers for a Smashingly Simple Chinese Side Dish

Sichuan food gets a reputation for its fiery, mouth-numbing dishes, and quite fairly. They are certainly the dishes that make the biggest impression on you when you hit up a Sichuan restaurant or roam the streets of Chengdu. But as Joe DiStefano pointed out in his wonderful article on the flavors …

Cucumber

25 Stir-Fry Recipes to Rock Out With Your Wok Out

Every cook has <i>that</i> piece of cookware—the one they keep coming back to day after day. That could be a stainless steel sauté pan, a cast iron skillet, or an enameled cast iron Dutch oven, but for me it's unquestionably my wok. I've been using the same cheap carbon steel wok for years, and it's one of …

16 Entrepreneurs Share 16 Tools They Cannot Live Without

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the thralls of startup battle, efficient teams figure out how to maximize their precious resources. Bootstrapping time, money and personnel effectively can be the difference between the teams that survive to battle another day, and the …

Project Management

Why we've all been doing the Fast Diet wrong

Is your tummy rumbling today? Are you watching the clock already waiting for night to fall when you can scoff 500 calories and tick off another successful day of fasting on the 5:2 diet, like thousands of other Britons following the most successful diet plan devised this century?<p>Well, get ready to …

The New Anti-Agers

The best new skin anti-agers<p>If you feel like the last woman left battling wrinkles, brown spots, and sagging skin without the help of injections of lasers, you may be surprised to learn you're not alone. Reality check: Only about 5 percent of women in the U.S. had Botox, fillers, or laser …

Digital life hack: Turn your old phone into a security camera

In these days of nonstop hacking, phishing and data breaches, it's easy to forget that regular old burglars are still lurking around to steal from your home. That's why I'm a big fan of home security systems, especially ones that let you watch your home from a distance and alert you when someone …

8 popular diet myths totally debunked

From going gluten free to injecting yourself with hormones, there is always a new fad diet to try. But do they actually work? We take a closer look at some popular methods of losing weight<p><b>Cut out carbs</b><p>Carbohydrates are a traditional dieting nemesis, with starchy foods such as potatoes, bread and …

Using Google+ and Pinterest Search for Long-Term Impact

While my content will always be anchored on my site, I use permanence-leaning platforms to give that content multiple touch-points for potential discovery. Following the publishing of a post I create a Google+ post that summarizes the main elements of the article to draw readers in.<p>Following this …