The Yellow Deli: Fresh, Healthful Fare in Vista, California

August 26, 2014 4:39 pm

Fresh, healthy fare served up in a bohemian atmosphere circa 1970 is what’s happening at The Yellow Deli. Stop in for one of the deli's delicious sandwiches like the Deli Rose with roast beef, corned beef, hot pepper cheese, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions, and their own special sauce piled high on an onion roll. Then again, you might want to bite into the Yellow Submarine with the special veggie spread of the week, plus sprouts, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and olives on – what else? – a sub roll. A great array of garden fresh salads, soups and desserts are also on the menu, as are fresh squeezed juices and breakfast items. Their doors open on Sundays at 12 p.m. and stay open until Fridays at 3 p.m., so it’s the perfect spot to head to at 3 a.m. when you have a craving for something fantastic!

315 E. Broadway
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 631-1888

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Find Cupcakes, Macarons and More at Carlsbad’s Goody Cottage

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Goody Cottage is, well, a cottage filled with tasty goodies. The cupcake menu is dazzling—Vanilla Pearl, Chocolate Truffle, Cognac Pumpkin Chip, Mounds, Mango Crème—but there’s also a small array of baked delights, including gluten/dairy free double chocolate pecan cookies and Parisian macarons, ice box sandwiches, and breakfast muffins.

A walk-up window makes things easy, but you might want to stay awhile; the project is a labor of love for owner Tricia and she’s happy to chat about baking (and much else) for as long as you like. At $10 for 3 cupcakes, it’s a bit pricey, but regulars liken the experience to being fed by a joyful, expert relative. And what could be better than that?

Check the website for menus, catering information, and where to find the associated Goodyvan around the Carlsbad area.

Goody Cottage
539 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 672-6405

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3 Must-Read Tips for Becoming a Better Listener

August 12, 2014 4:32 pm

Being a good listener is a very important trait in maintaining friendships or building trusting business relationships, and it helps you to learn interesting things about other people, as well. Here are a few tips for how you can learn to be a better listener in everyday conversations.

  1. Control your body language. It may seem unnoticeable, but the things that you do with your hands or eyes in a conversation can make all the difference. Avoid looking around the room, fidgeting with your hands, or checking your phone. Be sure to always make gentle eye contact with the other person, and lean slightly forward to let him or her know that you’re engaged.
  2. Concentrate on the conversation. Clear your mind before the talk begins to resist making assumptions or, worse yet, thinking of other things instead of really listening. This will enable you to really hear what the other person is saying.
  3. Ask open-ended questions. Don’t interrupt the other person, but when the conversation starts to lull it’s helpful to ask a question that will make him or her feel encouraged to share more. Say things like “tell me more” or “how do you feel about that?” in order to show your interest.

7 Tips to Become a Better Listener [PsychCentral]
5 Ways to Be a Better Listener [Entrepreneur]
5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Listener [Lifehack]

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