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How to Make Chiles Rellenos

<i>Chiles rellenos</i> is a Mexican dish made from chile peppers (usually poblano or Anaheim) that are stuffed, dipped in batter and fried. The name of the …

20 Feelings And Situations That Everybody Hates

Seeing a bug, then losing track of it and becoming a paranoid prisoner in your own home.<p>Hearing loud slams and bumps while you’re in the shower and …

"Applying The Conjugate Method to WODs" by Paul Nobles

The overarching premise of cross training is to vary your workouts and intensity to achieve the goal of exceptional all-around fitness. What defines …

4 Simple Ways To Make Your Employees Feel Valued

Imagine a job where your work isn’t appreciated, your effort goes unnoticed, and you could be replaced in an instant.<p>Not exactly a place you’d want to stay for very long, is it?<p>As a manager, this isn’t the type of environment you want to encourage—not if you want your employees to stick around, …

5 Ways Americans Sabotage Their Savings

While the latest news proclaims that the economy is rebounding, the truth is that most Americans are wasting their money. Spending is up, which is …

Powerful Habits To Build Your Career Every Day

Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that “we are what we repeatedly do.” This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg’s <i>The Power of Habit</i>. The hope is that if we sculpt our daily to-dos, we sculpt our workdays, and we can sculpt …

Forget About Working On Your Weakness, Play To Your Strengths: Your (Overwhelming) Reaction To The Idea

Who knew there were so many people frustrated by being told to work on their weaknesses?<p>I certainly didn’t.<p>Here’s the background.<p>I wrote last time about how frustrasted I was, back when I was the world’s worst middle level manager, every time I tried to improve all the management skills I was bad …

How Clutter Cramps Your Productivity

Need a reason to purge your workspace? Writing on the ooomf blog, Mikael Cho gives us a good one: clutter makes you less productive.<p>How so? Because, as Princeton neuroscientists found out, the more stuff you have around you, the more each piece of stimulation competes for “neural …

Connect With Your Employees With a Crowdsourced Performance Review

When I think of crowdsourcing, I think finance. But can it be associated with other activities, such as our work performance? After all people do …

Don't Answer Questions Like Mike Jeffries, Abercrombie and Fitch CEO

Abercrombie & Fitch has been the go-to brand for many young Americans. But a single interview by CEO Mike Jeffries put the entire company under fire. …

Are You Following Finerman's Rules?

Forgive me as I pontificate on the joys of middle age (it will only take a minute). There is something glorious that happens when you cross that …

5 Strategies Thought Leaders Use to Get Followers

As a small business owner, you want to establish yourself as an expert in your field. You want people to consider you the go-to expert on your …

10 tips for creating photos that tell stories

Get supporters involved by sharing your story through pictures<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social …

The only Facebook metric that really matters

Photo courtesy of ChFagerland (Creative Commons)<p>Why the end goal is to get people talking<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, …

How to turn email content into blog posts

8 simple tips to leverage email for your blog<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, small …

10 Things I Wished I Knew When I First Started Trading

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Seitan Piccata | Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Preheat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat.<p>Dredge half the seitan slices in flour to coat. Add a thin layer of olive oil to …

Sweet Paratha (Grilled Flatbread) Recipe by Manjula

Ten Tips for Dremels and Rotary Tools

A rotary tool is an essential maker tool. It has so many different bits and attachments, it can be used in a variety of ways. And it can replace many other tools in small-scale situations.<p>In this article, I’m focusing on the Dremel specifically because it’s the dominant rotary tool in the market, …

Pitches with Prototypes

The energy and creativity of makers is inspiring. So many people creating things motivated by curiosity, interest or passion to learn, solve a problem, or just feel the satisfaction of accomplishment. Every so often a maker develops what could be a product and wants to take it to market. These …

Weeknight Meal Recipe: Bacon And Onion Soup

I love a good onion soup, but they can be a little hefty at times, so I set about creating a 'lighter' version, one that could be eaten in warmer …

How To: Make a Lace Floor

Brooks and Dana Tucker's basement guest room gave them the creeps. Located off the pool, it was prone to a lot of foot traffic, which meant the …

DIY Accent Walls That Make An Impact

One of the most important elements in a room’s design is the wall color. There are thousands of hues you can choose, from neons to neutrals and …

Lego Prosthetic Leg

I love Christina Stephens‘ amazing time-lapse of her building her own Lego prosthetic leg.<p>Someone in my research lab jokingly suggested I make a prosthetic leg out of legos.The joke’s on you – I went home and did it.Please don’t do this yourself, I don’t want you to fall and get hurt!Sometimes, you …

Baking with Geology!

<i>Amy Oyler and her daughter Kat go on many science adventures as part of Kat’s homeschooling educational program. Amy writes up their experiences on her blog, The Scientific Mom. Here’s are some excerpts from one of their recent adventures, Baking with Geology!</i><p><b>BAKING WITH GEOLOGY!</b><p>Back in April, Kat …

How to Grill Burgers

Grilling burgers is fun and easy if you follow a few simple guidelines. These tips will get you on the right track to picking the best meat, forming …

Roundup: 10 Unexpected Things You Can Grill

Grilling season is in full swing, but if you're tired of the same old slab of meat fare--or if you're a vegetarian--you might not be as thrilled with …

Countering the Pink Aisle With Engineering Toys for Girls

Goldieblox is a wonderful company that started last year with a Kickstarter campaign to bring their first toy to market (they drew huge crowds to their booth at Maker Faire Bay Area). They specialize in creating engineering toys for girls, and they’ve put out this wonderful new promo video that …

How to Make Your Computer Run Faster

Is your computer slowing down, whizzing and whirring as it tries to keep up with you? Before you spend hundreds or even thousands on a new computer, …

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