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10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

This is what a brain injury feels like

As a science journalist, Elizabeth Lopatto had reported on the effects of brain injuries. But nothing prepared her for the experience of having one<p>I opened my eyes to see a clear blue sky and two men leaning over me to put a brace around my neck. I don’t know if I was already on the stretcher or if …

The Brain

Pewter Casting

Having Fun with Pewter #1

How to bake the perfect salted caramel brownies

Some have reservations, but there are few things that aren’t improved by a dollop of salted caramel – and adding it to a squidgy, dark brownie is a no brainer<p>Some of you, I know, have had your fill of salted caramel. You’re sick of finding it in everything from green tea to cider, still unconvinced …

Caramel

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

Why We Smile And How To Spot A Fake One

Flickr/Nana B Agyei<p><b>BI Answers: Why do we smile?</b><p>Studies have shown that smiling can help us cope, make us feel good, and even increase our longevity.<p>Some say we even smile in the womb and can understand the social significance of those toothy grins very early on. "At just 10 months, for instance, an …

Quick Pickled Apples

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>I'm a fan of pickled fruit. It's a great tart accompaniment to rich foods. I used maple syrup instead of sugar to add a little extra flavor punch. I tried making this first with cider vinegar, but the vinegar flavor overpowered the mix. The apple slices will fade with time, so feel …

Recipes

Garlic-Yogurt Baked Chicken Recipe

<b>Garlic Yogurt Baked Chicken</b> – Flavorful, delicious <b>baked chicken,</b> marinated in <b>yogurt with garlic and thyme</b>. Your new favorite din din!<p><b>Baked Chicken</b> …

Gingered Beet Pickles

Pickles

Sambal Chicken Skewers

4 Servings<p>Kebabs get a bad rap. (Decades of alternating zucchini coins and cherry tomatoes can do that.) But this Asian take, with a spicy, sticky glaze, makes for a very convincing comeback.<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar<p>1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar<p>1/3 cup hot chili …

Recipes

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

JUL. 3 Now at The Met<p>Whether you're kicking off your weekend at a MetFridays gallery talk or spending your Sunday morning taking in a new exhibition, …