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Crispy, Golden Turkey Skin: 4 Methods Put to the Test (and One Winner!)

I’ve been wrist deep in the business end of chickens all week. I’m on a quest to determine the best way to achieve perfect deep, golden, crispy skin, both for our everyday roast chickens and also for that bird of all birds — the Thanksgiving turkey. Why? A well-roasted bird makes an undeniably beautiful presentation on your holiday table. Also, of course, the snap of salty, crisp skin with each tender morsel of meat is a little bite of heaven. In the end, we want a bird with tender, flavorful…

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Doing This Will Get Your Back Ache To Back Off

When you think of back-breaking labor, you might imagine someone carrying heavy loads all day. You may not realize that sitting at a desk has it’s own back-breaking repercussions. If you’ve ever gotten up from your desk with a stiff and achy back, you know how miserable and crippling back pain can be. Office workers may not be doing as much heavy-lifting as a manual laborer, but they definitely don’t get off the hook when it comes to aches and pains. Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide…

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In Pursuit Of A Singular Life In A Crowded World

When you think of the word solitude, what comes to mind? Is this a term that you can easily embrace and comprehend in today’s blanket of connectivity? Would you agree that solitude is a rapidly vanishing experience as our society now embraces sharing like never before? With the constant pings of smartphones and prods of social media, time alone almost feels forced out of our lives. But what if solitude still has something important to offer us? Something that we have forgotten but desperately need? Solitude Is The Key To…

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Not Getting There Yet Doesn’t Mean Your Destination Is Wrong. And So Does Your Goal.

Have you ever questioned the destination when you picked the wrong route or turned into the opposite direction? NO. You will relocate yourself and find the right path that can reach your desired destination. So why would you change your goals instead of your plan when things didn’t work out? Keep it in mind that when things didn’t work out as expected, it simply means there’s a better way to do it and all you need to do is to figure it out. Never give up on the things you…

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Here Is Why YOLO Is No Longer Relevant Today

It feels to me that the concept of time these days, is all about seizing and squeezing every moment such that it never goes to waste. Of course this sounds like a fair statement to make, because don’t we all want to make the ‘most’ of our time on this earth? Yet, I do find that some people have taken this concept too literally, whereby it becomes an excuse for the rash decisions they make. Living for the moment, acting on impulse and desire because you only have this one…

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Did You Know Millions Of Couples Have Come Out Stronger After Taking This Love Test

Love isn’t always straight forward. Even when you seem to have found the perfect person for you, miscommunication and conflicting ways of expressing love can challenge any relationship. Have you ever questioned whether your partner really loves you? Perhaps it annoys you that all they want is to be intimate yet never really tell you how they feel with words? Perhaps you go out of your way to find gifts to show you think about them but they seem unimpressed when they receive them? You may interpret them as being…

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How Loving Advice Turns Into a Weapon That Kills Relationships

“Don’t be upset.” “You shouldn’t worry so much.” All of these statements are seemingly harmless and are meant to be helpful. But unfortunately, they are not either of those things. In fact, these statements could be construed as dismissive or insensitive. When your partner is already experiencing a period of doubt, the lack of support from you could lead them to even question your feelings for them. Sharing a problem is sharing a piece of mind When a person gets more intimate with someone, they are more willing to share…

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Revenge of the Lack of Sleep

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” That’s the mantra of the work-obsessed. You may feel like sleep is an area where you can cut corners, but not getting enough sleep is bad for your health and productivity. Approximately 90% of people don’t get the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep that they need every night.[1] Like many aspects of healthy living, we tend to ignore what’s good for us until we notice negative side effects of unhealthy choices. If you’re forgetful, tired in the middle of the day, or have trouble concentrating,…

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Stop Self-Pitying Now Because Falling Down Is An Accident, Staying Down Is A Choice

Life is not always easy. The one guarantee that we all have is that it can change at a moment’s notice. Sometimes this is a good thing, and other times, we face struggles. When we go through hard times, it is easy to slip into self-pity. If we place mind over matter, we’re capable of incredible feats. Determination can help you beat the odds The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007), starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Seigner, tells the true story of Jean-Dominique Bauby (Jean-Do), former editor for Elle magazine….

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