Sharon Chua

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all stress.<p>Studies …

Peanut-Sesame Slaw with Soba Noodles

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Cook Time: 5 mins<br>• Total Time: 25 minutes<br>• Yield: 4 to 8<br>• Category: Salad<br>• Cuisine: Asian<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 55 reviews<p>A …

Sesame-Ginger and Cucumber Soba Noodles

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 20 mins<br>• Cook Time: 8 mins<br>• Total Time: 28 minutes<br>• Yield: 6<br>• Category: Entree<br>• Cuisine: Japanese<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 10 reviews<p>Soba …

Explore Italy’s art masterpieces

Italy hosts such a rich variety of historical art pieces it is almost overwhelming to the novice art-appreciator.<p>You can see many of Italian art’s greatest hits in a single day if you want to shuffle along behind everyone else at the Vatican, but this is a recipe for Stendhal syndrome: an arguably …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Italy

Chinese Eggplant With Sweet Ginger-Miso Paste Recipe

It was time for a Super Bowl detox, which meant forgoing the fried and meaty and turning to the grilled and veggie with these <b>Chinese eggplants with a sweet ginger-miso paste</b>. Score a criss-cross pattern into the eggplants before they're grilled until very tender. Then spread the sweet ginger-miso …

Dad's Famous Pancakes and Why Mom Can Make Them Too!

My husband’s pancakes are pretty famous in these parts. It isn’t unusual for people to stop in on a Saturday morning in hopes of being “invited” to …

Chocolate-Avocado Vegan Cupcakes

Joy Wilson, aka "Joy the Baker", came up with this vegan delight in her new cookbook, <i>Joy the Baker Cookbook</i>. It's such an ingenious recipe that it will even fool the most committed carnivore (<i>me</i>) into believing it includes butter and eggs.<p>Why?<p>"Avocado is like a secret weapon when it comes to …

Muffin Recipe: 8 Low-Calorie Muffin Recipess

<b>Blueberry-Yogurt Muffins</b> (129 calories): Healthy ingredients like protein- and fiber- packed wheat germ, low-fat yogurt, and berries take the guilt out of this sweet treat.<p><b>Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins</b> (119 calories): The banana-chocolate chip combo at your go-to coffee spot probably packs close to …

japanese vegetable pancakes

Last week was not my week in the kitchen, friends. I had great, ambitious designs on a rhubarb meringue tart that would be pink and pretty with a …

miso sweet potato and broccoli bowl

Here are the things I jotted down on my cooking wish-list <i>whilst</i> (!) I was in the UK: baked cauliflower cheese, a “proper” English Sunday roast (with …

YouTube Copyright Bots Finally Tick Off Someone Who Understands Copyright Law

Harvard law professor and Creative Commons co-founder Lawrence Lessig knows a thing or two about copyright law. So when a record company demanded …

Brand profile: How Grill'd rescued the burger, and how it plans to avoid 'mainstream'

Like all good Aussie yarns, this one starts in a pub. Over a few beers came a complaint: ‘I can’t find a decent, healthy burger.’ The resounding …

Cute Health Video Alert: This Will Make You Laugh About Your First Period (and Remember It Fondly, Believe It or Not!)

No matter who you are or <i>what</i> your first period was like...you remember it. Maybe you were befuddled, embarrassed, shocked, thrilled, or—like this adorable girl—you used it as a chance to rule all other girls as "Camp Gyno."<p>The funny video is via HelloFlo, a tampon delivery service (brilliant!) that …

Twinkies Are Back! Now What?

When Hostess Twinkies return to store shelves next month, they’ll epitomize one of branding’s rarest feats: a return from the dead. But while the …

With shoppable media, it's a fine line between pleasure and pain

From branded content back to commerce, the arrival of ‘shoppable’ video (executed, for instance, through on-screen annotations allowing viewers to …

Branded Content

With ads like this, can Australia be convinced to pay for news online? | Marketing Magazine

The biggest challenge for traditional newspapers is to migrate the behaviour of paying for news in print to doing so for access online.<p>With so much …

Behavioral Sciences

They need help, and they need it now! Connecting with the online shopper | Marketing Magazine

A staggering 87% of Australian shoppers need some form of help when shopping online and over 90% would like the help provided to be in real time, …

eCommerce

research finds people like copycat products

The technology giants might not like it, but new research has found that the similarity between Apple and Samsung’s products is something that …

Samsung

Changing segmentation practices in the age of the social customer | Marketing Magazine

The age of the social customer is changing segmentation practice for marketers. Traditional approaches can be time consuming and by the time the …

Egg Drop Soup Recipe

This recipes is part of Chinese Restaurant Appetizer Week<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 quart homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken broth4 ounces chinese ham, chinese dried sausage, or slab bacon6 scallions, greens thinly sliced, whites left whole1-inch knob of ginger1 teaspoon whole white …

Congee (Rice Porridge) with Minced Pork and Crispy Shallots Recipe

<b>Notes:</b> You can also start with cooked rice, adding chicken broth and adjusting the amount of liquid to achieve the desired consistency. Make sure to stir while rice is cooking so it doesn't burn on bottom of pot. When the rice has swelled, I mash it a bit to help it break down. There are many …

7 Things That Can Bolster and Accelerate Professional Advancement

There’s no guarantee today that if you have a job you are secure. Keeping the job you have, or being in career transition both require dedicated …

Gamification? A quick overview for brands | Marketing Magazine

Gamification is yet another buzzword. But is it actually useful for brands? In this article I take a look at how the principles of gaming apply to …

University of Washington

Being responsible with consumer data | Marketing Magazine

Social media is changing the way that marketers think about the world around them. Platforms like Facebook are not just new ways of reaching …

Marketing

Infographic of the week: Non

This week’s selected infographic is all about trends within communications by not-for profit organisations.<p>It details the main communication goals of …

Nonprofits

Hong Kong Style French Toast And Iced Milk Tea Recipe (PHOTOS)

There's a reason why Hong Kong French toast makes most delicious lists, and why iced milk tea or "dong lai cha" is on nearly ever street corner in Hong Kong. They are the greatest foods ever created by man.<p>Both Hong Kong style French toast and the perfectly accompanied iced milk tea are authentic …

The real deal! Chinese Egg Drop Soup recipe + video, adapted from Appetite for China new cookbook! Recipe; http://www.steamykitchen.com/25746-chinese-egg-drop-soup-recipe-video.html