‘Help Me Figure Myself Out’: The Paved Road to the Adolescent Mind


“What do I do? I don’t know what to do with him anymore!” This is one of the many scenarios of a frantic parent knocking on the therapist’s door. Teenage years are tough, let’s not kid ourselves. We have been there, we remember. In my practice I’ve consulted numerous parents on teens’ presenting problems such as: indifference, apathy, resistance, verbal/physical aggressiveness, ...

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What is Australian Cuisine?


What is Australian cuisine? It’s a tough question to answer. I’ve been to the country twice and eaten extensively across different levels of dining, from informal cafes to high-end fine dining temples, and it seems the more you eat in Australia, the more places you try, the harder it becomes to answer the question of what Australian cuisine actually is.  ...

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Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to


Most Americans say they have taken or are very likely to take family or medical leave at some point (62%), but many, particularly among lower-income workers, aren’t able to take time off from work when these situations arise, according to a new Pew Research Center study. About one-in-six adults (16%) who have been employed in the past two years say ...

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Mindfulness and the New ABC of Managing Difficult Feelings — for Kids


I did an experiment with my children tonight and a new favorite practice was born. Let me explain how it came about. I have been working with a short, soothing practice with my adult clients that is easy to remember and do “in the moment” as we go through our busy days. (I would love you to try it and post ...

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Disfrutar: Familiar Flavours, New Techniques


In just over two years, Eduard Xatruch, Mateu Casañas and Oriol Castro (left to right above), the three culinary brains behind Disfrutar in Barcelona, perhaps Spain’s most creative restaurant, have achieved a lot. There’s the Michelin star in successive guides, assorted gastronomic awards in Spain, and now, the One to Watch award 2017 from The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – ...

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The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay


The gender gap in pay has narrowed since 1980, particularly among younger workers, but it still persists. In 2015, women earned 83% of what men earned, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time U.S. workers. Based on this estimate, it would take an extra 44 days of work for women to ...

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Italian Delicacies: Gourmet Asparagus


A versatile icon of the springtime table, asparagus is an ingredient that has been part of Italian culinary history since Roman times. It would be difficult to find one restaurant, especially among the most popular and renowned, that didn’t feature it on its menu. Prepared in a thousand ways, from simple to the most sophisticated, some varieties of asparagus are ...

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Massimo Bottura: My Year in Bites


It’s been a busy, busy year for Massimo Bottura. On June 14th, 2016, in New York City, the charismatic chef held back tears at the news his Osteria Francescana restaurant in Modena, Italy, was number one on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Just minutes after the announcement, thrusting an Italian flag above his head for all to see, Bottura posed, ...

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Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave


The issue of paid family and medical leave has captured the attention of policymakers and advocates on both sides of the political aisle, as a growing share of working parents and an aging population put mounting pressure on American workers to balance family caregiving responsibilities and work obligations. A new Pew Research Center study finds that large shares of adults ...

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Yuzu Citrus From A to Z: 26 Things to Know


Aromatic. Its aroma is the most salient characteristic of this fruit which perfumes trees and food. Butter. Salted butter aromatized with yuzu peel: delicious with fish and seafood! Citrus junus. The botanical name of this fruit-bearing tree of the genus citrus. Dehydrated. Yuzu peel is sold in powder form for sprinkling on desserts and savoury dishes such as fish tartare. ...

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