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Indian Fry Bread

Many Native Americans have a recipe for Fry Bread. This one listed is not ours. We have perfected our own and we hold ingredients that make ours …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Know Everything About Everything: Laura Riding’s Extraordinary 1930 Letters to an 8-Year-Old Girl About Being Oneself

“People who for some reason find it impossible to think about themselves, and so really be themselves, try to make up for not thinking with doing.”<p>In 1926, having just divorced her first husband at the age of twenty-five, the American poet, critic, essayist, and short story writer <b>Laura Riding</b> …

The Best Ways To Use “3-2-1” As An Instructional Strategy

Creating lessons and assignments using a “three-two-one” strategy is fairly common among classrooms. One advantage is that using that framework makes …

How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

This curated column is authored by serial entrepreneur and blogger,The post How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset appeared first on iamwire.

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017

These productivity tools, tips, and strategies are the gifts that keep on giving.<p>Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new …

Lose It! Has a Built-In Visual Guide to Help You Figure Out Serving Sizes

iOS/Android: When it comes to tracking food, we’re bad at estimating our portion sizes. We’ve shared reference charts like this one before, but …

Apps

13 Work and Vacation Hacks That Will Help You Achieve a Better Work-Life Balance

You can feel like you are on vacation at work and productive on vacation.<p>Often what we want and what we need are in conflict.<p>My favorite example is vacation and work--I want to be on vacation, but I need to be at work.<p>So if you can work on vacation and feel like you are on vacation while working, …

7 world-changing books to remind you that progress *is* possible even when you feel hopeless

In times like these, it can be all too tempting to go one of two ways: to become a hardcore activist and protest in the streets 24/7, or to turn into …

Where to Sell Your Unwanted Stuff for the Most Cash

Learn Where to Unload Your Used Goods for Top Dollar<p>Updated June 18, 2018<p>If you're looking to turn your used goods—from musical instruments to …

​Smart home, smart lock, smart deals

<i>Welcome to Home Deals, where we pick out the best deals on things you need for your home, garden and beyond. Like our cousin,</i> the Cheapskate<i>, we'll give you a regular selection of smoking-hot deals, but for house and home. This time, we look for smart deals on smart locks.</i><p>Most people's first …

I spent $1,200 on books in one day—and it was a totally worthwhile career investment

A few days ago I ordered 61 books, most of which you’ve probably never heard of. I didn’t even flinch when Amazon stopped incrementing my shopping cart at 50 items. And the final tally of $1,201.40 represents only a small percentage of the money I routinely spend on books in any given year.<p>You …

Books

20 Gmail Hacks Only Savvy Users Know

These tricks and tips will make you a Gmail power user.<p>There’s an endless amount of tricks, tips and extensions that can boost your Gmail game. From undoing a sent email to pre-writing messages to sending money -- Gmail has taken email to the next level.<p>To keep up with all of these tips and tools …

Google

America's Test Kitchen on the simplicity of sourdough starters

Step into the home kitchen of Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen for a lesson on sourdough starters. In this audio segment, Bridget takes …

Bread

Make Learning a Lifelong Habit

I recently worked my way through Edmund Morris’s first two Teddy Roosevelt biographies, <i>The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt</i> and <i>Theodore Rex</i>. Roosevelt wasn’t without flaws, but he was by nearly all accounts fascinating and intellectually voracious. He published his first book, <i>The Naval War of 1812</i>, at 23 …

How to Prioritize Your Work When Your Manager Doesn’t

Prioritizing work can be frustrating, especially if you work for a hands-off manager or a company that doesn’t give you clear goals. Most of us face this reality each and every day. The frequently cited research of Robert Kaplan and David Norton shows that more than 90% of employees don’t fully …

The 7 Deadly Sins of Manager-Employee Communication (and How to Avoid Them)

Which of these communication sins are you committing?<p>For modern businesses, employee engagement is key. High engagement leads to reduced turnover, higher productivity, and increased profitability. However, the latest research from Gallup shows that less than 30% of employees are engaged at work. …

How to Take Control of Your Money in 2018: A Month-by-Month Guide

The most ambitious, life-changing goals all have two things in common: They make you feel instantly weak at the knees, and at first glance, they …

Why Do We Get Fat? Sugar, Says Science Writer Gary Taubes

“You’ve got sugar always at the scene of the crime.”<p><b>David Ludwig</b>, MD, PhD., is a practicing endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor …

10 Ideas Worth Sharing This Week

Ideas about Creativity, Writing, Books, Productivity and more.<p><i>Each week I share 10 ideas with my newsletter subscribers. Following is this week’s</i> …

Top 10 Free Alternatives to Expensive Software

Unless you have a company buying licenses for you, tools like Photoshop, Pro Tools, Maya, or even Windows can be a serious bite out of your wallet. …

Linux

Improve Your Strength Endurance With the Double Kettlebell Snatch

<b>The kettlebell snatch is one of my favorite exercises for a variety of reasons.</b> I’ve written about the movement in the past, and I’ve done it with …

Every book Barack Obama recommended during (and after) his presidency

Whether he was reading to kids at the White House, hitting up local bookstores on Black Friday, or giving recommendations to his daughters, former …

Baba Ramdev Beats Olympian Wrestler Andrey Stadnik

Baba Ramdev stunned the audiences yet again! He wrestled with the Olympian wrestler Andrey Stadnik and beat him to a score of 12-0 during the …

11 Grilling Hacks to Try This Summer

HIDE ICE CUBES IN BURGERS<p>At a cookout, a dried-out burger is as unwelcome as a swarm of mosquitoes, so some barbecue gurus like to add a single ice …

Six 30-Year-Old Women With Very Different Incomes on How They Spend and Save

Income inequality was one of the hot-button topics during this election, and for good reason: The top one percent of families earn more than $383,000 a household and take home 21 percent of all pretax income in this country—compared to five percent in 1970. As for the bottom 90 percent (making …

Stretch Any Body Part With This Chart

If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. …

11 gift hacks to take your wrapping skills to the next level

You made your list, you’ve checked it twice, and by some miracle you’ve successfully acquired all the well thought out and last-minute Christmas …