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Parker House Rolls

One day in Home Ec class when I was younger, we learned to make Parker House rolls. As they came out of the oven, we grabbed the hot rolls off the baking sheets even though the teacher protested that we’d burn ourselves. Of course they were too hot to eat, but that didn’t stop us. Tender, buttery rolls with a hint of sweetness shaped like puffy half-moons – who can wait? They looked like Pac-Man, and they were delicious! Continue reading “Parker House Rolls” » … Read the referenced recipe…

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Book Summary: The Power of Habit in 2 Minutes

Habits stick because they create craving. Kicking a bad habit is hard because you develop a craving for the reward at the end of the habit loop. The golden rule of changing any habit is: don’t resist craving, but redirect it. Keep the same cues and rewards, but change the routine that occurs as a result of that craving. Book Detail: Author: Charles Duhigg Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (January 7, 2014) Language: English How long to read 5 hours 15 minutes Get this book! Here The post Book Summary: The Power of Habit…

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8 Kitchen Gadgets That Will Actually Help You Eat Healthier

You only get one body, and it’s no surprise that as more health research comes out, more and more of us want to eat healthy foods. We went from a society dominated by fast foods and prepackaged meals to one in which making healthier choices is the norm. You may be among the number of people interested in improving their diet and learning to cook. We always hear that diet and exercise are the keys to staying in shape. What you eat, and how much you eat has a greater…

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“Clue” Is the One App That All Women Need On Their Smartphones

Unpredictable periods can be a nuisance. When we know what’s happening with our bodies, we can plan and prepare. We know to carry extra tampons or pads with us, and we avoid outings that might make us uncomfortable. As women, we’ve been able to work around our menstrual cycles to do amazing things, but all of us can recall at least one time when we’ve been caught off-guard by an unexpected visit from Aunt Flow. I recently had a night out ruined by my period. My friends were visiting from…

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How to Gain More Time Like the Way You Make Money

Time is finite. Each of us on this planet are here only temporarily. It is important to use time wisely yet it is easy to get caught up in spending your time doing things that don’t really matter. Most people act in ways that are only sustainable if we had an infinite amount of time, but we don’t. Imagine you were able to save $10 per day, and let it build. After a year you will have accumulated $3,650. Equally, if you were able to save 10 minutes of a…

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What’s in store for the next Java

Fresh from the long-awaited release of Java Development Kit (JDK) 9 on September 21, Oracle is mapping out planned upgrades for Java, including for the Java 18.3 version due in March 2018 as part of a new, six-month release schedule for standard Java. [ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Here is what Oracle has said is under consideration for the next and later versions…

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.8: role-based access, for starters

The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.8, promotes some long-gestating, long-awaited features to beta or even full production release. And it adds more alpha and beta features as well. The new additions and promotions: Role-based security features. Expanded auditing and logging functions. New and improved ways to run both interactive and batch workloads. Many new alpha-level features, designed to become full-blown additions over the next couple of releases. [ Are you ready for the container invasion? Learn how to get started with Kubernetes. |…

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The Most Important Interpersonal Skills for a Successful Career

Gone are the days where we can lock ourselves up in an office and avoid people. More and more companies are going towards open plan spaces and promoting transparency, collective work and communication. As an introvert, one of the biggest challenges I’ve had in my career was working with so many people. My type of socializing is to have everyone in one room so we can all read our favourite books without having to talk. But that’s unrealistic in this world, especially when the current system is set up for…

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