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Eight Business Books That Are Actually Great Summer Beach Reads

Summer beach reads have gotten a bad rap. They’re often dismissed as trivial and unimportant—solely there to keep you entertained with salacious …

This 15-Minute Workout Is So Simple Yet CRAZY Effective

Train like a beast.<p>There's a reason Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" is on basically every workout playlist. We all want a routine that takes minimal time, but delivers maximum results.<p>Enter: The 15-Minute Beast Workout, created by Kristie Alicea, NCSF- and ACE-certified head trainer …

Workouts

Lemonade Fried Chicken

Adapted from <i>Blue Plate Specials and Blue Ribbon Chefs</i> by Jane and Michael Stern (Lebhar-Friedman Books, 2001). Copyright 2001 by Jane and Michael …

11 of Toronto’s most preposterous pizzas with over-the-top toppings

Remember when double cheese was the most decadent thing you could do to a pizza?

grilled cheese

Simple Homemade Pizza Is the Secret to Rent Week Success

By Alex Delany<p>No, your homemade pizza doesn't have to be beautiful. It just has to taste like a million bucks. Here's how to do it.<p>The more friends you have, the more money you spend. That’s an unfortunate truth for the popular. To be clear, I’m not saying that I’m the most popular guy. (I’m not.) …

This White Pizza Sauce Will Change You

The recipe that might make you ditch tomato sauce for the rest of your pizza life.<p>Picture a slice of pizza. Crispy, chewy crust. Bubbly, melty cheese. Maybe some curled pepperoni cups or some tender, umami-packed shrooms. A glisten of olive oil. And the sauce. That herb-filled, garlicky, creamy, …

When did you reach life's financial milestones?

When you graduated from school, how quickly did you find a good job and buy a house? When did you get married, have kids (assuming you wanted those things) and eventually, retire? Did money - or lack of - play a role in delaying these events?<p>We at The Globe and Mail want to hear from you - we're …

Buttermilk Grits with Country Ham and Shrimp Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring 4 cups water, 1 cup whole milk, and 1 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Gradually whisk …

Roasted Tomato and Garlic Grits Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Bring 4 cups water, 1 cup whole milk, and 1 1⁄4 tsp. kosher salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high. Gradually whisk …

How to Survive the Great Tech Panic of 2017 | WIRED

That twinge of worry. That occasional, sudden-onset widening-gyre sensation. It’s hard not to experience a bit of anxiety at the world’s recent …

10 Succulents That Thrive Indoors

Don’t Let Past Failures Deter You<p>Although it’s tempting to snip some cuttings and bring indoors all the fabulous succulents that thrive in the …

Plants

Top 10 Ways to Escape Reality and Relax

As the world somehow continues to spin despite everything, it can be vital to your sanity to take a step back, when you can, and distance yourself …

The Best Workout (Ever) in a Series of Gifs

<i>This piece was originally published on October 15, 2015.</i><p>If you’ve ever tried “the class,” you know it’s a challenge. A very loud challenge. There is …

5 Minute Workout Routines

How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it all the time. But if you're …

Exercise

4 TED Talks to Help You Deal With Stress and Anxiety

<i>This article orginally published Dec. 28, 2015.</i><p>Stress is a killer. To say that it can ultimately do you in is no exaggeration. Experienced chronically, stress wears and tears at your body -- weakening the immune system, increasing blood pressure and even triggering heart attacks, which sometimes …

TED Talks

How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is "just start" – lace up your running shoes and go.<p>The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first started to run, each step was torture. Now running is my bliss.<p>Your first workout …

How to Balance Yoga and Running

Yogis should focus on easy running, while runners should choose less-intense yoga classes.<p><i>Isabella asks: I love yoga and currently take three demanding Power Yoga classes per week. I’m also training to run a half marathon. I want to finish the race, but my main goal is to maintain my yoga fitness.</i> …

Don't make these running mistakes: Six ways to improve your performance

Running is the most natural athletic endeavour. Perhaps this is why most people start running and pursue race goals without any coaching. But performance and longevity require good technique. In my physiotherapy practice, I see the same mistakes time and again. To stay healthy, get healthy or …

People around the world are obsessed with this household decluttering method

Marie Kondo is a Japanese lifestyle celebrity in Japan. She's known for helping people decrease clutter and straighten up their homes for good. And she's developed a fan base so huge, her followers are flooding Instagram with photos of their "kondo-ed" homes.<p>Her book — "The Life-Changing Magic of …

Minimalism

The 20 books you’ll be reading – and talking about – for the rest of the year

<b>Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, July 14</b><p>How does a writer follow up one of the most beloved books of all time? Released in 1960, To Kill A Mockingbird is a deeply felt and beautifully told story of childhood, family, race, and friendship. Most everyone figured Harper Lee would never publish another …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

Food for Thought: 11 Podcasts for Foodies

The holiday season is officially the best time of year to be a foodie. We go straight from second helpings of turkey to dishing out our fave holiday desserts and finding ingenious ways to repurpose those leftovers. Almost as good as eating the food we love? Talking about the food we love. We’re …

Five tips for building your social media brand

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>This New Year's Eve, as you celebrate with friends and reflect …

How To Know If Your Dumb Idea Will Change The World

Box SVP Sam Schillace shares how he quickly and cheaply experimented on an app no one wanted–that became the basis for Google Docs.<p>In 2005, along with colleagues Steve Newman and Claudia Carpenter, Sam Schillace created a browser-based word processor called Writely. A Silicon Valley darling, it was …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

New Research: Big Benefits From Running 5 Miles A Week

Study says modest mileage extends longevity, protects against heart disease.<p>An important abstract presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine attracted a lot of attention because it added fuel to the “excessive endurance exercise” hypothesis that was gathering …

Public Health

Three Cool and Inexpensive Tools to Track Twitter Hashtags

Judging by the outcry over Tweetchat having to close, due to Twitter’s new API restructuring, and the interest shown in replacement platforms, it’s …

5 Principles of Convergence: How To Work Better At The Intersection Of Tech, Creativity, And Media

By Bob Lord5 minute Read<p>The word <i>convergence</i> has been picking up steam in the marketing world. It may even be the “big data” term of 2013. Yet, the …

Innovation