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7 Unexpected Things to Never Do When Your Relationship Gets Rough If You Want To Stay Together

After the honeymoon phase of a relationship ends and you begin to hit a rough patch, it might become difficult handling all the issues that come up …

Relationships

9 First Date Questions That'll Keep You & Your Date Talking All Night

First dates can either be incredibly natural or frustratingly awkward. It all comes down to chemistry and the nature of the conversation between you …

Before of the Crusades: 350 - 1095

Launched by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095, the First Crusade was the most successful. Urban gave a dramatic speech urging …

5 Mindset Mistakes That Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard enough without these common mistakes.<p>You probably don't need me to tell you that life is inherently hard. It's hard to forge real, deep, lasting relationships with others. It's hard to find work that gives your life meaning and that you're good at. It's hard not killing your toddler …

Self-improvement

How To Learn (A Little) Every Day

Regular learning breeds innovative thinking<p>Knowledge building is one of the most vital things you can do to increase your chances of creating a successful business, living a full life and enjoying what you do. It's a massive priority for me, and I try to spend 30-40% of my time on it. Here's some …

Learning

Despite Consumer Demand, The Luxury Watch Industry Will Have To Shrink Before It Recovers

Circa 2017, the once proud luxury watch industry is in its weakest position since the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, the prevalence of inexpensive quartz movement-powered watches produced in Asia versus Europe almost completely decimated the mechanical watch industry. Cost and better …

eCommerce
Self-help

11 Powerful Mantras for Those Who’ve Lost Motivation

Do you ever feel like you have nothing left to give to a project or task? Maybe you’ve been working on a book, a new business or even a relationship, …

Motivation

I figured out the secret to gaining confidence after being rejected

Once in high school, I was talking about a recent rejection with one of my teachers. She had helped me try to achieve a goal, and despite her thinking I deserved it, I didn't make it. I was telling her that I'd seemed to be getting rejected from things more than most people I know did, but that I …

Self-help

Great Leaders Insist On These Two Things -- And You Can Too

A number of years ago, I was working with a leader and her direct reports, focusing with them on how they wanted to operate as a team, given the complexity of their business and of the role each of them needed to play. This leader is someone for whom I have a lot of respect, and who has …

Leadership

13 habits of unsuccessful people

Bad habits die hard.<p>And while having one doesn't necessarily make you a failure, that doesn't mean you shouldn't work on dropping some of your worst vices.<p>Some bad habits could cause others to view you as unsuccessful, while others may be indicative of a larger problem in your career — and …

Self-improvement

8 Habits of Incredibly Interesting People

Interesting people have a profound impact upon everyone they encounter. Here are the unique habits that draw people to them like ants to a picnic.<p>Interesting people have a special magnetism. They tell incredible stories and lead unusual lives. But what exactly makes them so captivating?<p>They're …

Self-improvement

Why You Should Spend Money On Experiences, Not Things

Picture this: You've just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck.<p>To reward yourself, you …

Eight Reasons Why It's So Hard To Really Change Your Behavior

Changing our behavior is a self-engineering challenge with few equals. I’m talking about long-term, sustained change, not short-run bursts that sputter out before real change happens. Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, dependencies or anything else, changing behavior is one of the …

Self-help

Discussions you need to have with your partner before marrying them

Some couples who get married not long after meeting say that when you know, you just know.<p>However, there are undoubtedly issues that should be …

Gas or Charcoal?

<i>Sam Sifton emails readers of Cooking five days a week to talk about food and suggest recipes. That email also appears here. To receive it in your inbox,</i> <i>register here</i><i>.</i><p>Good morning. I spent a few days recently testing gas and charcoal grills with my colleagues from The Sweethome, a product …

Seafood

Roasted Duck Ramen

Roasted Duck Ramen from SF Gate• 2 Chinese-style whole roast ducks (see Note)<br>• 5 pounds chicken bones or feet<br>• 2 1/2 gallons water<br>• 4 12-inch pieces dried …

Ginger

Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Orange zest and juice add a subtle bright flavor to this simple braised chicken dish. Serve with softly cooked polenta, your favorite variety of steamed rice or just a good loaf of bread to soak up the flavorful braising liquid.<p><b>Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange</b><p>1 chicken, about 3 1/2 lb. (1.75 …

Recipes

Slow-Cooker Indian Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

This fragrant sauce calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can’t remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 3 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, freshly …

Cooking

Dan Dan Noodles(担担面): a street food wonder

Dan Dan Noodles(担担面)<p>Rate this recipe<p>Average: 4.5/5<p>4 ratings<p>Prep Time: 5 minutes<p>Cook Time: 15 minutes<p>Author: Wei @ Red House Spice<p>Serving Size: 2 …

Ginger

How to Make Venison Jerky

Mix together marinade ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.<p>Cut venison roast into 1/ 4 inch thin strips. It helps if you put the meat in …

The Easiest Way to Make Outstanding Deer Jerky - Deer & Deer Hunting | Whitetail Deer Hunting Tips

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, needing something to gnaw on while watching Madison Bumgarner throw an immortal Game 7 or are …

Jerky

Caribbean Jerk Chili [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Barbecue recipes

Firing up the barbecue is a sure sign that summer is on the way, and provides a great opportunity for a delicious feast outdoors. This barbecue …

The best fried chicken in all 50 states

Fried chicken might just be the ultimate food of summer. To find the best deep-fried bird in the country, <i>Mic</i> asked Yelp to identify the best places …

How to Rock a Party Like an Extrovert When You’re an Introvert

When you’re an introvert, you view life a little differently. Going to a post-work happy hour or even a dinner party at a friend’s house can be the cause of serious dread. You value your alone time and often need to recharge after too many social commitments stack up on your calendar. Sure, you’d …

Body Language

Taste Beyond The Tongue

12 best sandwiches from around the world

There are few meals as simple as the humble sandwich. Sweet or savoury, elaborate or plain, there is no time of day when one cannot eat a …