Unfortunately people don't grow out of temper tantrums the way they do shoes or car seats. Here's how to defuse a fit of rage, whether the person throwing it is 5 or 45.
By Elizabeth Passarella
Article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.
Luke PearsonIf you have a child, you have at some point peeled his red-faced self off the floor of the baking aisle because you told him no, you're not buying sprinkles for dinner. (Was he still wearing pants when you exited the store? Congratulations.) "Tantrums are common from ages one to four because kids become frustrated when they can't get what they want," says Robert G. Harrington, a professor of psychology at the University of Kansas who specializes in child development, behavior management, and parent education. "Younger kids may also lack the language skills to voice that frustration." Since a two-year-old doesn't know how to tell you exactly where to stick that gummy worm you aren't handing over, he loses it.
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Chew Your Food Slowly People who consume food more slowly-and ignore those "I'm hungry" urges-eat less overall than those who devour their meals. Research has found that impatient people are more likely to be overweight, possibly because of their inability to delay gratification at the dinner table. This practice can help you in other areas of life as well: By eating slowly, you can train yourself to be less impulsive and more patient in general.
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Quentin Bacon Ingredients
1 3-pound piece corned beef brisket (with spice packet, if included)
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch lengths
1 12-ounce bottle amber ale
3/4 pound Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
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1. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, place the beef, the contents of the spice packet (if included), carrots, and ale.
2. Cook, covered, until the beef is tender, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours.
3. Ten minutes before serving, thinly slice the Brussels sprouts. (This is easiest to do in a food processor with the slicing blade.)
4. Transfer the beef from the slow cooker to a cutting board; if the slow cooker is on the low setting, turn it to high. Add the Brussels sprouts to the carrots and liquid in the slow cooker. Cook,
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It's the best part of waking up, but there are a million ways to brew it. Here, 2012 U.S. Barista Champion Katie Carguilo, from Counter Culture Coffee's training center, in New York City, spills the beans on her choice method.
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Carguilo likes the clean, robust taste that comes from a manual dripper, since it filters out oil and sediment. And she's not alone. As basic as it is, the pour-over has become the latest thing at gourmet coffee shops. Cone-shaped drippers work fine, but Carguilo prefers the flat base of the Kalita Wave (shown at right, $38; filters, $13 for 100: shop.wreckingball coffee.com). "The grounds lie evenly, so the water saturates them equally," says Carguilo.
The Right Water
If you don't like the flavor of your tap water, use filtered or bottled.
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