Shayna Johnson

38 Flips | 9 Magazines | 7 Likes | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @shaniqua103 | Keep up with Shayna Johnson on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shayna Johnson”

The One Mistake Nearly Everyone Makes When Pan Searing a Steak

Cooking a restaurant-worthy steak on the stovetop should not be a daunting task. Read through these blunders, resolve to avoid them, and you can …

Gun-toting dad's threatening 'joke' about his daughter's prom date didn't go over well

Threatening murder to control your daughter's sex life is soooo funny, right?<p>Oh, wait, no it's not. It's horrifying — a fact that seems to have …

7 Sandwich Secrets We’re Stealing from Chefs (Thanks, Chefs)

Chefs share their X-factors for making your at-home sandwich So. Much. Better.<p>The perfection of some sandwiches lies in their simplicity (say, a ham and cheese with nothing but the highest quality ham, cheese, and don’t forget the butter). Others, however, benefit from a little something extra—a …

12 Cooking Skills Every Young Adult Should Learn

Everyone, young or old, can enjoy having a handy collection of basic cooking skills with a little practice. Mastering this list can help you make …

This Frittata Is How You Eat French Onion Soup for Breakfast

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 400°F.<p>Heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat until …

Our 6-year-old has a fun, comfortable life. Why isn’t she grateful?

By Meghan Leahy<p><i>Q: We have a 6-year-old who, for the past six months or so, has acted frustrated and apathetic about most things if she’s not doing exactly what she wants. We are not extravagant, but we live a comfortable life and want to do fun things with the kids. But it’s hard when we feel like</i> …

Take Your Summer Soirées to the Next Level with Ease

<i>Squeeze in that last bit of summer by hitting the beach—but if you can't, bring those vibes home. Inspired by Ricky Lauren's The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History, we partnered with Ralph Lauren Home to show you how to do it.</i><p>Whether you enjoy the slowed-down summer season by ambling along a beach …

Want to Be a Self-Made Millionaire? With 1 Sentence, Mark Cuban Reveals How to Get Rich

Nearly all incredibly successful people -- especially incredibly wealthy people -- do this one thing incredibly well.<p>Mark Cuban: billionaire. Investor. NBA team owner. Nice guy. Mark Cuban knows a little about making money.<p>So when he was asked what he would do if he lost everything, here's what he …

Serious about weight loss? Start doing these 10 exercises

This month, health experts blamed supersized portions of pizza, cake, ice cream, and alcohol for more Australians facing the battle of the bulge.<p>I …

Weight Loss

6 Peach Desserts That Are the Definition of Summer

You'll want to make those meringue clouds at the first available opportunity.<p>There are few things more demoralizing in this world than watching an overly-ambitious haul of peaches sit in the fruit bowl growing old and bruised. As summer takes its last lap, get familiar with these six simple peach …

We scanned Wayfair’s site and saw why the online home store is so successful

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>In a faltering retail world, Wayfair is the online home furnishings company that continues to go strong and fend off Amazon's …

New York City

How to Keep Berries Fresh for Longer

<i>Don't let your berries boss you around.</i><p>Berries: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Like many coveted objects, berries are both precious and frustrating, expensive and fragile. What is more maddening than splurging on vivid, juicy berries at the market only to find that your fruity jewels …

This Saucy, Speedy Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry Will Ruin You For All Others

My mother is one of those amazing, self-taught cooks who never uses any recipes or measurements, which is wonderful if you’re eating her food, but frustrating if you’re trying to learn how to cook like her.<p>One year, I decided to try to document some my favorite recipes of hers. I shadowed her when …

Steve Jobs Used this Insanely Simple Strategy to Get What He Wanted (and You Can Too)

Overcome your fear of rejection and failure with this three-letter word.<p><i>This article also appeared on LinkedIn.</i><p>There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency …

Hung Up

Want Your Kids to Become Financially Secure Adults? Parents of Today's Wealthy Did This, Study Says

Do you believe that today's multimillionaires were born wealthy? Not so--they were taught to become wealthy.<p>What are the odds of a low-to-middle-class kid growing into a successful, wealthy adult? This may come as a surprise to those who believe that most wealthy people were born into money, but …

Nonfiction Book Review: Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World by Stephen Batchelor. Yale Univ., $27.50 (296p) ISBN 978-0-300-22323-1

Secular Buddhism: Imagining the Dharma in an Uncertain World<p>Stephen Batchelor. Yale Univ., $27.50 (296p) ISBN 978-0-300-22323-1<p>More By and About This …

Why You Need to Manage Your Energy Not Your Time

Putting in longer hours will backfire - follow these four pillars of energy management to become more productive<p>You feel the pull from every angle. Your home life demands your time. Your work life demands your time. Managing time can feel like the right solution. But if you're mentally, physically, …

Four Investment Strategies You’re Afraid to Admit You Don’t Understand

<b>Updated July 2017</b> — Diversity is a good thing — especially in a time of volatility. Knowledgeable investors may want to explore alternative routes to …

How to listen to podcasts on your Amazon Echo

Alexa is making quite a name for herself. The "smart" voice-powered star of Amazon's growing line of Echo products can play music, audiobooks, games and more; all you have to do is ask.<p>She can also play podcasts. That's definitely one of the Echo's most overlooked and underrated features, though …

Amazon Echo

I spent 15 years confusing money with happiness. Here’s how I learned to stop

For almost 15 years, I worked in the finance industry. The people I worked with had a number of things in common: a taste for Gucci loafers; a predilection for the $39 Lever House breakfast. And we all believed in a kind of holy grail. We referred to it as The Number.<p>Everyone in finance had their …

Skinny Jeans

We took a real résumé from a mid-level employee and turned it into something fantastic

As a mid-level event manager at one of the top social media companies in the world, Heather (not her real name) says it's her job to flawlessly execute meetings so the company's clients feel important and appreciated.<p>Though she loves her job and where she works, she's targeting a promotion within …

Résumés

The 5 Best Ikea Bed Hacks You Have to Try Now

Selecting the perfect bed for your room can be so much fun, but as time goes by, you might start to grow a little bit bored with styles that you used to love. You might find yourself itching for a completely new look to help put a little bit of spring back in your step. But why shell out a ton of …

What's the difference between clarified butter, ghee, and brown butter?

When you're baking, butter is perfect just how it is, whether creamed into cookies or rubbed into a perfectly flaky pie crust. But on the stove, it presents a bit more of a challenge.<p>Butter can't take a lot of heat in a skillet, so when you, say, make pancakes, it can become smoky and acrid.<p>The …

30+ Side Dishes That Go Great with Grilled Steak

For a special summer dinner or just a random Wednesday night, there's nothing better than steaks on the grill. But while your beef might be the main …

Cooking

Creamy Spaghetti With Wild Mushrooms [Vegan]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Recipes

How to Make Fish en Papillote

<i>While the</i> actual <i>2016 Summer Olympics are going down in Rio, Epi's putting our own twist on the Games: the Kitchen Olympics. In nine Olympian tasks</i> …

Recipe for spatchcocked roast chicken with herbs and mustard

<i>Serves 4</i><p>“Spatchcocked” is the word for a chicken that has been butterflied and flattened. To do this, you need kitchen shears. Snip along either side …

7 Steak Grilling Tips from A Master of Meat

Strip House has made a name for itself redefining the traditional steakhouse experience with sexy surroundings and an innovative menu courtesy of …

How To Freeze Blueberries

(Image credit: Christine Han)<p>Technically, there is no wrong way to freeze blueberries. This is especially true if your goal is simply to keep the …