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The Anatomy Of A Great UX Design Leader

Seven key traits the best UX design leaders share<p>The job market for user experience designers is booming, and academic programs have sprung up to meet demand. Missing from most discussions about the UX design education gap is the need for great UX design <i>leaders</i>. These are senior-level managers who …

UX Design

The New York Times’s President Predictor Is A Masterclass In Information Design

The <i>New York Times</i>‘s data-driven arm <i>The Upshot</i> has been tallying the odds behind the 2016 presidential election, and has just published the results on a page called “Who Will Be President?” authored by Josh Katz. It’s worth bookmarking through November, because it’s about as cleanly presented as …

Data Visualization

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

The 9 Keys To A Happy Retirement

It turns out that happiness and retirement <i>do</i> go together.<p>Well, based on the research and books I’ve read and interviews I’ve done since becoming editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels at Next Avenue in 2011, they <i>can</i> go together if you play your cards right.<p>And it’s not just …

Retirement

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Oven-Cooked Pulled Pork

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>The easiest way I know of to ruffle the feathers of food-minded folks mounted atop high horses is to refer to some sort of vegetable preparation as "bacon." Second is to speak ill of a regional …

Cooking

3 Books That Can Help You Be Better in 2016, and Beyond

<b>The Productivity Project</b>, Chris Bailey<p>For one year, Bailey, a Canadian business school grad, structured his life around a single obsession: improving …

Pomodoro Technique

28 Pieces From 2015 That Should Be Required Reading For Women

If eyes are a window into the soul, writing is a window into an author's mind. And very often, that mind is dizzyingly interesting and contains insights about our world that we didn't quite know how to articulate on our own.<p>In a media landscape filled with tweets and "hot takes," it's easy to …

Feminism

12 Clever Ways to Light Up Your Home for Halloween

From simple to over-the-top — the best-dressed yards of the season.<p>If you like lots of spooky light for your Halloween display but are scared to …

Decorations

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream-Cheese Filling

Tangy cream cheese filling is sandwiched between spiced pumpkin cookies in this whoopie pie recipe from Matt Lewis' "Baked: New Frontiers in Baking." Martha made this recipe on episode 708 of Martha Bakes.

Grandma Kathy's Coffee Cake Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Is Grandma Kathy's coffee cake the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The coffee cake recipe of recipe developer</i> …

Dessert

Easy Pie Dough Recipe

<b>Note:</b> This makes enough for two single-crust pies or one double crust pie. For a slightly more tender crust, replace up to 6 tablespoons of butter with vegetable shortening. Pie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before rolling and baking.<p>Best 14-Cup Food Processor<p>$349.95 …

15 (New! Exciting!) Ways to Season Grilled Chicken

Make your grilled chicken better by doctoring it up with one of these 15 seasoning ideas. From Japanese spice blends to fish sauce, your bird is about to get a whole lot better.<p>Grilled chicken doesn't <i>need</i> much more than salt, pepper, and a little char. But hey—when were we ever ones to settle for …

Seafood

How to Make Pizza, the New York (a.k.a. Right) Way

What defines a New York slice? We school two Brits in the right way to make pizza.<p>Let’s say several charming lads from the UK (specifically, the gentlemen from the oh-so-popular SORTED Food) were going to pay you a visit to learn about the most New York thing you could eat. If you, like me, …

Pizza

Challenge Yourself With This Equipment-Free Workout

Perfection may be futile when it comes to our expectations of our partner, job, kids, and even ourselves. But as a fitness professional, I have a morsel of joy to share with you: There is such a thing as the perfect workout.<p>In my hectic world, a perfect workout is short (no more than 20-minutes, …

Workouts

BA’s Best Buttermilk Pancakes

serves 4 (make about 8 pancakes) Servings<p>To feed a larger group for breakfast, double the recipe and keep pancakes warm in a 250° oven between batches. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1 teaspoon baking …

Breakfast

We've Got So Many Trailers This Week They're Coming Out of Our Ears

What the <i>hell</i> happened this week, Hollywood? Did the various studio dons declare war and decide to start throwing trailers at each other like hand …

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

8 Daily Habits That Will Change Your Life

When it comes to finding success and achieving your goals, many times the most important struggle is the one that you encounter in mundane daily life.<p>To truly find success in your life, it is important that you take the time to do the little things that matter most. Small changes to your daily …

Goal Setting

The 10 Best Books of 2014, According to Everyone

Year-end "best of" lists are great for things like pop culture moments, celebrity snafus, or provocative photographs. But when it comes to a best-of …

9 Simmer Pot Recipes to Make Your House Smell Amazing

This winter weather is throwing us for a loop. We’re breaking out our parkas, scarves and mittens for when we HAVE to go outside, but we’d rather spend a bleak, wintry day indoors in our PJs and fuzzy socks and slippies, TBH. (Who wouldn’t?) And even though our gifts are arriving at our doorstep …

Decorations

Mesmerizing Videos of Ballerinas Preparing Their Pointe Shoes

Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.<p>I think I've found my ASMR trigger: watching YouTube videos of ballet dancers preparing their pointe shoes.<p>Don't get me wrong, I like the actual ballet well enough. But there's something …

Dessert