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5 Ways to Make You and Your Home a Happier Place to Be

Start practicing gratefulness every day to make a happier you and your home a happier place to be. What are you thankful for today? Gratefulness is the key that opens the door to happiness. Science tells us so. You see, simple acts of kindness practiced daily make you more optimistic and less negative. So in light of Thanksgiving Day next week and a new year next month, here are five ways to practice gratitude every day to make you and your home a happier place all year. Ways to Practice Gratitude Daily to Make You and Your Home a Happier Place Make time to think about all that you’re …

Four inspired Thanksgiving sides and pies from local chefs

Photo: Jennifer Indig If you are planning your own Thanksgiving feast or thinking about what side dish or dessert to bring as a guest, you are likely knee-deep in recipe research by now. In search of a little inspiration, Brooklyn Based asked four local chefs to share their favorite Thanksgiving sides and pies. I spent the better part of the week cooking through recipes in advance of the holiday and the results were well worth the effort. These recipes offer some refreshing new takes and twists on classics like a seared brussels sprouts recipe with a surprising glaze by Ronna Welsh of Purple Kale Kitchenworks and a pumpkin pie-cheesecake…