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National Geographic Travel

This Kimchi and Vegetable Soup Makes Your Stomach's Dreams Come True

This kimchi and vegetable soup is healthy, sure. But it's also really darn good.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. First up,</i> …

Onions

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Do You Know The Platinum Rule For Customer Loyalty?

We live in a competitive world. We spend our careers educating ourselves and working year-after-year to make a difference for those around us. As entrepreneurs and businesspeople we commit everything to the bet that we can provide a compelling service to our customers. Through all of these areas, …

Business Strategy

5 Companies That Will Help You Become An Industry Leader

These days, it can be tough to differentiate your company in a niche industry and truly stand out. It can take years to move up the ladder and it’s even harder to stay on top. And considering 94% of B2B buyers report conducting some degree of research online before making a business purchase, it’s …

Marketing

Effective Lead Generation Through B2B Market Research and Social Automation Tools

The B2B marketplace is heating up. Amazon is even becoming a major player, with its Amazon Business service, formerly known as AmazonSupply. If you have a marketplace for prospective customers, the best way to profit is by effectively targeting your sales approach so you are talking to the right …

Marketing

Aromatic Pork and Noodle Soup

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 30 min<p>Total Time: 1 min<p>Vietnamese pho is built on a long-simmered and aromatic stock infused with charred ginger and onion, spices, and fish sauce, ladled over rice noodles and most commonly served with thin slices of beef. This is not that. We borrowed the technique of …

Spices

Prevent your Mac password from being bypassed

These two security utilities prevent thieves from being able to reset your password to gain access to the contents of your Mac.<p>A nefarious individual could purloin your Mac and bypass your user account password in order to access your data or wipe your system clean and begin using it as their own. …

Operating Systems

Here's Why We Call Them 'Bear' And 'Bull' Markets

When stocks are up 20% from a low, we're in a bull market. And when stocks are down 20% from a high, we're in a bear market.<p>But where do these names come from?<p>According to Scottrade, these characterizations were designated because of the respective animals' methods of attack.<p>When you get gored by a …

Financial Markets

Emerging Entrepreneur Nick Unsworth: How To Market On Facebook Like A Pro

Like many entrepreneurs, Nick Unsworth has gained his greatest expertise from the times he has failed. Now he’s sharing his hard earned marketing strategies with others in the form of a new ebook, <i>The Book on</i> <i>Facebook Marketing (To Help Set Your Business and Life on Fire)</i> co-authored with fellow …

Introverts: Know Your Strengths, And You Can Flourish At Work, Too

In American business culture, we often favor extroversion. Yet the latest research suggests introverts make up one-third to one-half of the U.S. population. Author Susan Cain’s recent book, <i>QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking</i>, shines a positive light on us more modest …

Tarragon Roasted Halibut with Hazelnut Brown Butter

6 to 8 Servings<p>If using skin-on hazelnuts, rub them inside a clean kitchen towel after they've been toasted--the skins will slip right off. Serve the fish with a lightly dressed butter lettuce and herb salad.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup blanched hazelnuts<p>1 large bunch fresh tarragon<p>1 3-3 …

Halibut

Sunday Best: 6 Comforting Recipes for a Weekend Afternoon

Whether it's spicy kimchi stew or Nonna's red sauce, these are the 6 recipes our editors love to serve to their families on a long, slow weekend afternoon<p>A comforting, delicious <b>Sunday supper</b> has an almost mystical ability to make the weekend feel longer. Though, in reality, we crave this kind of …

Cooking

Chamomile Gin Cocktail

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags<p>6 tablespoons honey<p>2 cups London dry gin<p>3/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden …

Cocktails

Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew

6 Servings<p>Consider this fiery Korean kimchi jjigae-inspired tofu stew recipe a weekend detox. It’s spicy, clean, and capable of reversing any damage the previous night may have caused.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>Kosher salt<p>1 16-oz. package silken tofu, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 tablespoon vegetable oil<p>4 …

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Stir-Fried Eggplant and Green Beans with Tofu and Chili-Garlic Sauce

2 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>6 ounces green beans, trimmed, cut into 2–3-inch pieces<p>1 long, narrow Chinese eggplant (about 9 ounces), cut in half lengthwise, halves cut into 1/2-inch slices on a wide diagonal<p>3 scallions, green and white parts separated, thinly sliced<p>…

Eggplant

Thai Beef Stew with Lemongrass and Noodles

6 Servings<p>In this soul-satisfying dish, delicate rice noodles are combined with gingery spiced beef.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 lemongrass stalks, trimmed, tough outer layers removed, thinly sliced<p>4 cloves garlic chopped<p>4 kaffir lime leaves, chopped<p>2 tablespoons chopped peeled ginger<p>2 red Thai …

Soysauce

Chicken Khao Soi

6 to 8 Servings<p>A simple curry paste gives this northern Thai–inspired soup surprising depth of flavor.<p>March 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Khao Soi Paste<p>4 large dried New Mexico or guajillo chiles, stemmed, halved, seeded<p>2 medium shallots, halved<p>8 garlic cloves<p>1 2" piece ginger, peeled, sliced<p>¼ cup chopped …

New Mexico

Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Pickled Spring Onions

4 Servings<p>This version of an egg sandwich, from Austin's Noble Sandwich Co., uses quick-pickled onions (proof that pickles make everything taste better), Sriracha mayonnaise to bring the heat (a dash of hot sauce would also do the drink), and arugula for brightness and bite.<p>April …

Onions

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

There are very few great managers. And even fewer great leaders. Making your team happy by displaying behaviors that are expected from you as a manager is hard. But it is even harder to inspire people to follow you, especially if you don’t have direct authority over them.<p>Leaders are not always …

27 Brussels Sprouts Recipes for Roasts, Sautés, Kimchi, Salads, and More

Here are 27 of our favorite recipes to cook Brussels sprouts—and not just as a side dish.<p>Brussels sprouts—those little cabbage-looking things—are way more than just a side-dish. You can pickle them into a spicy kimchi, bake them on top of a pizza, shred them into salads, and toss them into pasta. …

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5 Unexpected Ways To Build Your Personal Brand

Sometimes, effective personal branding requires nixing conventional wisdom. Here are five tips to help you increase your visibility, influence and success.<p><b>1. Be Lazy.</b> One misconception about personal branding is that you need to constantly create new content to build your brand. For the overworked, …

Have Super Sex All Month Long

Your menstrual cycle can affect your libido in incredibly hot ways. Follow these tips for more pleasure every day of the month.<p>You might hate your hormones for causing mood swings, cramps, and sporadic breakouts. But there’s a new reason to give them a break: Scientists are discovering that your …

Scarlett Johansson

How to Prevent Acne: 10 Tips for Acne-Prone Skin

<b>2. Skip Exfoliation</b><br>Scrubbing seems like the perfect way to cleanse and purify, but for most acne-prone skin, anything more than a teensy bit of exfoliation is way too much. Use fingertips to massage skin gently (a little blood flow is good, but don’t go crazy) and avoid abrasive ingredients like …

How To Wire Your Brain For Happiness

The secret to lasting happiness might be neatly summed up in a cheesy neuroscience joke: "The neurons that fire together, wire together."<p>"It’s a classic saying, and it’s widely accepted because it’s very true," neuropsychologist Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science Of …

Soba Salad with Shrimp, Shiso, and Nori

4 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 small shallot, quartered<p>1 pound large shell-on shrimp<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more<p>8 ounces soba (Japanese-style noodles)<p>1/4 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)<p>1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1 teaspoon finely grated peeled …

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