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Chopped Parsley Salad with Quinoa, Comte + Pumpkin Seeds

<i>Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.</i><p><i>Today: A game-changing trick for quinoa salad.</i><p>Take it from a cook who’s made her fair share of grain salads: this one’s a little bit different, maybe a bit more special, …

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The Simple Things You Should Be Doing Every Morning (But Aren't)

The alarm sounds and you're off: Onto checking emails, finding car keys and, if you're lucky, brushing your hair.<p>The madness, the rush of it all -- it's got to stop. Adding intention into your morning routine is in your best interest: It sets the tone for the rest of your day, and may ultimately …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How to Make Vegetarian (or Vegan) Chili without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: As the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, we start craving chili. Now it's simple enough to make</i> …

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Let Roasted Vegetables Transform Your Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, in partnership with Earthbound Farm, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: All the reason we need to roast extra vegetables</i> …

Healthy Eating

How to Use Coconut Milk

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella thinks it's time you experimented with coconut milk.</i><p><i></i><p>You've been pinching …

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Measuring Flour Right: 3 Tips for Better Baked Goods

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: Knowing the right way to measure flour is harder than it looks.</i><p>If your cakes are leaden and cookies doughy, your flour-measuring technique may need a makeover.<p>I wish I …

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Seventeen academic papers of Janet Yellen’s that you need to read

While she's spent a combined 16 years working in either the Fed system or the White House, incoming Fed chair Janet Yellen has had an even longer academic career, starting as an assistant professor at Harvard, then moving to the London School of Economics, and in 1980 settling at the Haas School of …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

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Outside the Ivory Tower: Science Writing, Social Media, and Non-Painful Networking.

On Friday, I was invited by a friend at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington to give a talk to an undergraduate colloquium about Science …

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries: Second Edition

Since 1901 there have been over three hundred recipients of the Nobel Prize in the sciences. Only ten of them -- about 3 percent -- have been women. …

Why Your Emails Get Replies (Or Don’t)

Why do some of your messages get prompt replies and others vanish into the aether? As Anna Codrea‑Rado contends at <i>Quartz</i>, the details are in the attention.<p>Recapping a Carnegie Mellon University study, she observes that :<p>… people are more likely to respond to information requests–whether important …

Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …

Typing on Small Screens Makes You Less Confident

How Your Cell Phone Drains Your Confidence<p>Sending texts or playing on your tablet can make you feel insecure—but you'll never guess why<p>Sending texts or playing on your tablet can make you feel insecure—but you'll never guess why<p>Need some incentive to dial back your texting habit? Typing on tiny …