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Work Your Abs in Just 15 Minutes

Tone and strengthen your abdominal muscles with 8 quick exercises.<p>Warm-up: Cat-Camel<p>After the warm-up, do each exercise once; work your way up to two …

Workouts

The 38 Essential Dublin Restaurants

Ireland’s capital has become a vibrant food city<p>Dublin has long been a must-stop on any proper European trip. The Irish capital, which is bisected by the scenic River Liffey, has much to offer travelers, after all: Its streets were once wandered by literary stars like James Joyce, while Trinity …

Ireland

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

Recipes

The Burger Lab

• <b>The Burger Lab</b><p>The Burger Lab Teriyaki BurgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Homemade Burger King Whopper-Style CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Pimento-Jalapeño CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger Lab Thick and Juicy Home-Ground Grilled CheeseburgersJ. Kenji López-Alt<p>The Burger …

To write better, edit out these filler phrases

The biggest improvement in my writing skills happened when I became an editor.<p>Writers are often too familiar with their own ideas to spot mistakes …

10 things I learned by writing 2000 words a day and 60000 in a month

So the story goes like this, One day I decided that I need to have my own blog.So before launching my website, I decided that I must write 30 …

Conflicting Characters Sell Stories

A study in conflicting characters: A performance of Ghosts in Berlin, 1983, with Inge Keller, Ulrich Mühe, and Simone von Zglinicki.The noted teacher …

How to Be a Better, More Efficient Editor of Your Own Writing

We need to edit our own writing — even if we have real editors — but we don’t have to take all day on it.Ideally, behind every great writer is an …

5 Good Google Drive Presentation Templates for Teachers

For those of you who havven’t see them yet, here is a collection of some very good templates you can use to create visually engaging presentations. …

27 Life-Changers on Amazon for Under $15

These must-have items will give your life a serious upgrade, and they all cost less than a fancy sandwich.<p>Without hyperbole, changing your life in …

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

First time Dublin: discover the best of Ireland's Fair City

It’s easy to know what to expect on a first visit to Dublin, right? Cram in as many pubs as you can and somehow find your way back to the airport, tired and dazed but knowing you just had the best craic of your life...if you could only remember it all.<p>While that sounds like a great weekend, you’d …

The Best Dress Shirts for Under $100

Don't blow your whole paycheck on your work wardrobe.<p>So, you need a new dress shirt. What you don’t need is to spend an entire paycheck on it, especially if you’re going for a full closet refresh. The good news is, you don’t have to. Here are some options that will keep you looking polished from 9 …

Best Podcasts for Learning a Language

Being able to speak another language opens doors for you in business and travel. These podcasts give you a flexible and manageable way to learn.

Language Learning

A Framework That Will Help You Tell Amazing Stories

There is a class of entertainment that is underrated, in spite of its external success: stories about telling stories. Hit shows like <i>How I Met Your</i> …

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

So You Want To Be A Writer? Don’t Try.

Charles Bukowski on ‘trying’ to create art<p>After decades of failure, Charles Bukowski — an alcoholic, womanizer and man who <i>Time</i> magazine described as …

Creative Writing

These Are the 10 Best Shampoos for Men

Find the right kind for you.<p>Not all shampoos are created equal. Take notice of your hair: Is it curly? Dry? Thinning? Whatever kind of hair you have should dictate the shampoo you're using to wash it. This will help emphasize the parts of your hair that are great, and deemphasize the parts you want …

14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

23 Valentine's Day Gifts for Her That Are Better Than Grocery-Store Flowers

For most couples on most years, real-deal gifts are not required on Valentine's Day. Which is great because when you do roll up with a gift (and you should definitely roll up with a gift) the gesture is that much more charming. Whether it's sexy lingerie, a sex toy, or something slightly less …

What is the Proper Sequence to Teach Reading Skills?

<i>Blast from the Past: This blog was first posted on November 25, 2014; and reposted on January 25, 2018. Last week, several teachers asked me about</i> …

Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

Sage Rountree talks you through a relaxing pose to give the muscles that control the relationship of your pelvis and spine a time out.<p>You know yoga …

Breaking Bad became one of the best TV shows ever by borrowing a trick from Shakespeare

The show balanced improvisation and careful planning thanks to its overarching structure.<p>Much has been made of the way the writers of <i>Breaking Bad</i> <i>—</i> which debuted to modest ratings on January 20, 2008, before growing into one of the defining shows of its era — wrote themselves into corners, before …

TV

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (in Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your résumé won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and résumé are necessary to get you to the next …

Employment

The best time to do everything if you want to get great results, according to research

We love to say "timing is everything" but often we sure as heck don't act like it (bookstores have an entire "how to" section but not a "when to" section).<p>As we're going to find out, timing really can be everything. And often we've got it all wrong. Luckily, bestselling author Dan Pink has come to …

This Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Is Everything Your Life Needs

Although cauliflower is being served up 100 different ways than how I personally grew up eating it (plain and steamed or raw with a dip), I still …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

Hips

Here’s How to Make Anthony Bourdain’s Favorite Pasta at Home

Anthony Bourdain's favorite city in the world is Tokyo, but if he's looking for pasta, he goes straight to Italy. On a famous episode of Bourdain's <i>No</i> …

37 Things That'll Make You Actually Want To Be At Your Desk In 2018

Hello, yes, I am writing this from the office, where I now live.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been edited</i> …