The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life

Have you ever wondered what makes someone a good athlete? Or a good leader? Or a good parent? Why do some people accomplish their goals while others fail?

What makes the difference?

Source: The Science of Developing Mental Toughness in Your Health, Work, and Life

I thought it was a character in a novel

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“Purge” Clams Before Cooking to Get All the Sand and Grit out of Them

Italy’s pasta with clams has the double distinction of being one of the world’s great seafood dishes and one of its great pasta dishes. It’s just that the way it’s often served, with the pasta chock-full of clamshells, is deeply flawed.

Source: Want Better Spaghetti alle Vongole? Stop Packing It Full of Clamshells

Or put the clams into a lot of cold water that you’ve added white or yellow cornmeal.  The clams take in the cornmeal, flushing it out of their system along with the sand. It takes an hour or so, and it truly works.