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Sous Vide Teriyaki Salmon

This post is brought to you in partnership with Joule: Sous Vide by ChefSteps. Use discount code SIMPLY on checkout through 11:59 pm EST October 1, 2017 for $30 off when you buy the Joule at ChefSteps.com! After cooking salmon sous vide, I am convinced that this is the only way that salmon — and all fish, really — should be cooked. Period. Full stop. Forever and ever. For reasons which will shortly become clear. But perfectly cooked salmon isn’t the only thing this recipe has going for it. No, the…

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Why Staycation Is the New Vacation for Every Travel Lover

Everyone loves a vacation. I get it. But have you noticed that vacations aren’t always the most rejuvenating experiences? We usually go on vacation to relax and experience something new and fresh. And sometimes we choose to have a fun-filled trip – perhaps packed with adventures. However, if your main purpose for taking a vacation is to get some well-deserved rest, then you may be disappointed. Just think of all the preparation and planning that must go into every trip. As an example, here’s what most people would need to…

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This is The One Meditation App You Absolutely Need To Install On Your Phone

Life gets hectic. Nowadays with our insane schedules, stress has become a common emotion that we all feel at a continuous rate. We live in a busy and distracting world where we are constantly getting notified and updated with unnecessary information. People are constantly in a hurry and there never seems to be enough time. The worst part is that setting aside a time for ourselves has become some kind of unattainable luxury. We neglect the importance of taking the time to be present and still. Although there is a…

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Applesauce

Nothing beats the taste of homemade applesauce, and it’s so easy to make! Every year, starting in mid summer with the Gravensteins, and through late fall with Granny Smiths and Fuji apples, my father processes dozens of batches of applesauce from apples picked from his trees. Continue reading “Applesauce” » … Read the referenced recipe here: Applesauce

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“You Must Stay Offline To Read This” Offers You A Peaceful Place to Stay Focus and Read

Keeping up with a constant onslaught of notifications and texts is exhausting. We live in an age in which our phones have the same functionality as our computers. People can reach out to us 24/7. The constant disruptions are overwhelming. Even when I am able to put aside email and turn off my notifications, I still get distracted. Looking up a piece of information can result in a 45-minute trip down the internet rabbit hole. Sitting still and staying focused for even ten minutes can seem like a Herculean feat….

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Use “Scannable” So You Can Live A Paper- Free Life From Now On

While the digital age is trying to turn most things electronic, we still can’t escape the paper trails we need to keep and file away such as tax forms, business cards, receipts, insurance forms and various instructions or manuals. The problem with still having papers to keep comes with the gradual pile-up and keeping on top of each document’s relevance over time. Even if you file them in an orderly fashion, they can soon take up space and be a pain to find. Using a scanner is one solution, but…

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Believing in the Perfect Love Is the Greatest Relationship Killer

The perfect couples know everything about each other completely. They can read each other’s minds. They always agree with each other. They want exactly the same things in life. They want to do the same thing, all the time. And they never fight. This is the perfect couple who is always happy. But that’s just a fantasy. Expecting this to be your relationship is unrealistic. Even if you have held this idea in your mind for years, maybe you’ve already suspected that something is wrong with this image. Life is…

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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without Social Media

FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of social media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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The Fear of Missing out Has Been Around Forever Even Without the Social Media

FOMO, the Fear Of Missing Out was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013. It has been a popular concept for the last decade or so—largely because of the corresponding rise of social media. Many people are now linking FOMO and social media but FOMO isn’t a new concept. It’s been around since almost the dawn of time. Before social media, you were afraid of missing out. The insecurity of being left out was strong when a friend didn’t invite you to a party, when you didn’t understand an…

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