Amy Ginsburg

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After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

13 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Made All the Difference in His Life

A short passage from a Steve Jobs commencement address teaches an important lesson.<p>Steve Jobs was famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) for his "reality distortion field," his ability to make other people believe the seemingly impossible was actually possible.<p>But the first person he …

Motivation

The Real Reason Why Your Brain Is so Scared of Failure

Failure doesn't scare you. Not knowing does.<p>You've just recklessly jumped ship -- left the security of your job or refused the investor who isn't offering exactly what you want. You find yourself gripped by a cold, raw fear. What are you <i>actually</i> afraid of?<p>Imagine you're driving along a clear …

Self-help

Want to Know If Someone Is Attracted to You? Their Voice Changes in 1 Simple Way

Which is interesting in itself, but gauging changes in voice pitch might help you professionally, too.<p>Imagine you're watching a movie. Ryan Gosling is having a drink with a male friend at a bar. They're talking about, say, sports.<p>Suddenly, a beautiful woman steps up beside him to order a drink. …

Selling

13 Signs of High Emotional Intelligence

Wonder what emotional intelligence looks like in everyday life? Here are 13 examples.<p>In 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a book introducing most of the world to the nascent concept of emotional intelligence. The idea--that our ability to understand and manage …

Emotional Intelligence

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

Photoillustration by Stephen Gregory & Heshmat Saberi<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the boundaries of accepted maternal response, women are …

Parenting

L.A. Chamber Orchestra’s Great Music Marred by Program Goofs

The same week the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) announced that Spanish flutist/conductor Jaime Martín would become the sixth music director in …

Steve Jobs was the World's Greatest Salesman Because He Answered the 1 Question on Everyone's Mind

Once you realize your customers don't care about your 'product,' you'll be more likely to make a sale.<p>I'm looking at an intimidating 800-page binder as I write this article. It contains confidential information about a new product category. When I prepare the company's leaders to launch the …

Customers

7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

Olive Oil–Confit Chicken with Cipolline Onions

4 servings<p>What happens when you cook with a lot of oil? Magic. Because oil conducts heat much more efficiently than air, foods that are confited in it, like these chicken thighs, come out incredibly moist and infused with the oil’s flavor.<p>November 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 skin-on, bone-in chicken …

Onions

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

Employment

Earl Grey Buns

1. <b>Make the Earl Grey Sugar:</b> Add the sugar and loose-leaf tea to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Pulse until the tea is finely ground and …

Baking

The Case for Not Being Born

The anti-natalist philosopher David Benatar argues that it would be better if no one had children ever again.<p>David Benatar may be the world’s most pessimistic philosopher. An “anti-natalist,” he believes that life is so bad, so painful, that human beings should stop having children for reasons of …

World Trade Center

We may finally have a map that shows how memories are made

Which Way to the Amygdala?<p>What’s a computation device that we all carry with us, that holds all of the most important information about our lives, …

The Brain

What the hell’s happening to music’s trade press? (And what does it mean for the rest of us?)

As MBW launches its new magazine, why is excitement building in the wider B2B media?The post What the hell’s happening to music’s trade press? (And …

Music Industry

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Drummer Jerry Granelli :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

For many listeners, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s music for 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas represents the best of the season, its sounds patient, …

Indie Music

Sick of Feeling Full and Bloated? Make This Light, Detoxifying Soup ASAP

The day after an indulgent Thanksgiving weekend calls for a bona fide detox meal—and we're drooling over this turkey soup recipe from The Modern …

Cooking

A Ramen Recipe That's All About That Ginger Scallion Sauce

You'll be drizzling it on pretty much everything.<p>This noodle bowl is all about a super aromatic sauce with a gingery, garlicky punch and a scallion-y bite. It’s full of flavor and comes together in less than twenty minutes, so it’s a perfect dinner for weeknights when you’re craving a quick, …

Choy

Shoofly Pie V Recipe

"A classic Pennsylvania Dutch pie made with molasses, brown sugar and butter."<p>Ingredients<p>1/2 cup molasses<p>1 teaspoon baking soda<p>1 cup boiling water<p>1 …

Baking

René Jacobs' take on Mozart's Requiem

Every conductor who undertakes Mozart's <i>Requiem</i> must ask one fundamental question: Whose <i>Requiem</i> shall I conduct? After René Jacobs asked the question, …

Schubert - Greatest Works

Piano Quintet in A, D667 ‘Trout Quintet'<p>Here is Schubert at his most buoyant and delightful. By adding a double bass to the piano quartet he not only …

Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Onions Recipe

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp (5 to 7 minutes); drain on paper towels, then crumble.<p>Add onion and salt to the drippings …

If You Prioritize Your 2018 Goals This Way, You'll Reach Every Single One of Them | Inc.com

I am obsessive about the goals I set.<p>Each year, right around Thanksgiving, I start reflecting. I can't help it. Growing up in the Midwest, this is the time of year when the cold settles in, the trees turn colors, and then bare. The summer tempo of downtown Chicago comes to a screeching halt. …

Coats

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

How Long Does It Take to Write a 14-Minute Orchestral Masterwork?

New York Philharmonic audiences discover the voice of Bent Sørensen, whose provocative sound premieres this month.<p>Bent Sørensen took the whole of …

fried rice with zucchini, tomatoes and parmesan

<b>The quickest method:</b> Heat a large, heavy frying pan to medium-high heat. Once hot, add 1 to 2 tablespoons oil, then onion. Cook, stirring, until …

marbled banana bread

Heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×5-inch loaf pan, or coat it with a nonstick baking spray.<p>Melt butter in the bottom of a large bowl in the microwave. …

Dessert

pizza beans (cookbook preview!)

Good morning! In less than one month (28 days, not that I’m nervously counting or anything), my second cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, will be …

Food Preservation

russian honey cake

<b>The day before, get ready:</b> Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Get 2 baking sheets (or even better, round pizza pans) down, more if you have them. Tear off 6 …