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30 Apple Dessert Recipes for National Apple Month

From iconic apple pie to more inventive granita, these incredible apple desserts are fresh, comforting and impossible to resist.

Why Google's Managers Are So Wildly Successful Comes Down to These 8 Behaviors

Google found that its most successful managers consistently displayed these qualities, in order of importance.<p>Becoming a good manager is no cake walk. Nailing down behaviors that lead to high employee engagement, trust, and loyalty requires continuous development.<p>But first, companies need to figure …


6 mushroom-y recipes for #MeatlessMonday

This is a fine day to explore the ever-versatile mushroom. From our Recipe Finder, here are some easy mains, sides and appetizers.<p>Mushroom Flatbreads. This simple combination of shallots, crème fraîche and baby spinach makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner.<p>Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms. Tidy little …


A Guide to Empathy in Pharmacy Practice

Like all professionals in this economy, pharmacists are often overworked, understaffed and yet the necessity to be “human” in the eyes of their …

I Love Modern Architecture - Dwell

I love modern architecture. I live, breathe, and dream about it! These projects are some of my very favorite examples of architecture at its best.


The Start-Up That Is Revolutionizing Museums

Museum Hack will change how you visit them forever.<p>Did you grow up bored with museums too? Grown-ups talked about them like they were an adventure but they made them feel like history class for old people.<p>Times have changed!<p>An entrepreneur and his team have transformed museums into exciting, …


Vegan Potato Curry Recipe

Combining my Irish obsession with potatoes and a seemingly universal love for curries, a simple vegan potato curry is the ultimate meal. This is a …


14 Books by Billionaires That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Christmas List

Learn from the masters.<p>Reading is an essential part of any learning process. Books give you an intimate glimpse into the minds of others. They reveal subtleties you may not yet be aware of. So, especially when you're navigating a road as ambiguous as entrepreneurship, it's a good idea to take a …

Warren Buffett

Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit

In less time than it takes you to have lunch, you could be expanding your brain -- literally.<p>There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, …

The Brain

15 Hot and Spicy Recipes That'll Keep You Warm and Cozy - One Green Planet

Are you the type of person that drizzles hot sauce on everything no matter what time of year it is? It’s not just you — spicy food is incredibly …


Chickpeas Help You Lose Weight -- And We've Got 4 Delicious Recipes

For anyone trying to cut down on meat and add more healthy pulse protein to their diet, chickpeas are a terrific answer. They are packed with protein, fiber, anti-oxidants and a host of vitamins and nutrients. What's more, studies have shown that when people added chickpeas to their diets they ate …

Ecommerce Training: Ebooks, Videos & Guides That Teach You to Sell Online

Learn everything you need to know to run a successful online business with our free ebooks and guides

This Chocolate Bundt Cake Will Make a Stunning Addition to Your Holiday Dessert Table

[1]<p>Old Fashioned Chocolate Bundt Cake With Dark Chocolate Ganache Glaze<p>From The Kitchy Kitchen [2]<p>Ingredients<p><b>For the cake:</b><br>• 4 ounces unsalted butter, plus enough to grease the pan<br>• 5 ounces dark chocolate (3/4 cups) plus 2 ounces finely chopped dark chocolate (about 1/3 cup), divided<br>• 1/2 cup cocoa …


I had a rough time the first two years of college. It was up and down and there were certainly parts I really liked, but I remember crying in my car …

Food Preservation

19 French Desserts You Need In Your Life

Because you should always eat dessert first.

20 Vegetarian Versions of Classic Recipes

Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you should miss out on the taste of burgers and bolognese. The good news is there are plenty of vegetarian recipes that do the originals justice, from chili to "chicken" tenders and even bacon (yep, really). These 20 recipes are both vegetarian- and …

Singapore Noodles with Pan-Fried Tofu

With curried rice noodles, crispy pan-fried tofu and veggies to boot, this meatless version of Singapore noodles is even better than takeout.


33 spots all Bay Area kids should visit to get close to nature

The Bay Area is brimming with natural beauty, providing families with an amazing outdoor playground filled with delights.<p>A hike along the coast might lead to a whale sighting or a walk through the woods means looking up into the tops of trees that are among the tallest on the planet.<p>It's the …

Eleonora Galasso’s Roman recipes: five Italian classics

Bucatini with clams, vegetable tortino and grandma’s custard pie: traditional-with-a-twist recipes from the Italian capital<p>Eleonora Galasso’s <i>As the Romans Do</i> is cookbook as a Technicolor vision of Rome that takes our romantic notions about life in the Italian capital and runs with them. What Romans …

Vegetarian Curries & Dishes | Indian Recipes

I have been eating this curry since I was a little girl. On the menu was usually a spicy egg curry, some steamed rice, along with something crispy …


The Only Thing Better than Plain Rice Is Crispy Rice

Rice is good. Crispy rice is better.<p>If you've been wondering how to add a thin, golden crust to your fluffy white rice without burning the house down, we've got a secret to tell you: It's way easier than you think.<p>Got a pot of rice that's a couple days old? This method reintroduces moisture and …

Food & Dining

6 classic business books you should read if you want to be successful

Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can't beat the classics.<p>Here's a roundup of six old-school career books.<p>Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary — and useful — they're still worth downloading today:


10 great Bollywood romance films

LOVE is in cinemas and online from October to December 2015.<p>Hindi cinema’s genres are very loosely defined, with almost all films having a central …


3 Ab Exercises That Give You More Definition In Less Time

With the side plank as your starting point, add movement and rotation to take it to the next level.<p>On the journey toward toned abs, crunches tend to be a workout staple. However, the side plank is a real powerhouse exercise, targeting deep abdominal muscles that other moves don't reach. The …

Meet The 23-Year-Old Harvard Alumnae Behind Custom Ballet Flat Brand Margaux

23-year-olds Alexa Buckley and Sarah Pierson were inspired to launch their shoe company Margaux when they heard Sheryl Sandberg speak during their Harvard commencement ceremony.<p>“What would you do if you weren’t afraid,” Sandberg said. Buckley and Pierson looked at each other and decided to forgo …

Sheryl Sandberg

25 Of The Most Beautiful Staircases That Have Ever Existed

What is it about stairs that draws us to photograph them? People have always had a fascination with steps not only because they are functionally necessary to our daily lives, but also for the unintelligible draw they have on our psyche.<p>Songs like "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin have been …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

How To Get Lots Of Protein As A Vegan

And no, it doesn't involve eating a daily block of tofu.<p>Fully loaded vegan burritos. (Photo: James Ransom)<p>At some point or another, every vegan will be asked what he or she does for protein. It's a fact of life, as inevitable as daylight savings or taxes. It doesn't tend to be a popular question …