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It's not the associate salaries, it's the human skills that challenge law firms

Earlier this month, New York-based Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy announced it will increase its associate salaries across the board by $10,000 to …

The Way We Learn Is About to Change Completely

Big changes are on the horizon.<p><i>What will education and learning look like ten years from now? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Mike Silagadze, Co-Founder and CEO at Top Hat, on Quora:</b><p>…

Education Technology

The head of the US Coast Guard wants to cut a vital artery in the heart of the global cocaine trade

After hitting a low point in 2012, cocaine production in Colombia has boomed, with the cultivation of coca, the drug's base ingredient, rising 134% between 2013 and 2016.<p>2016 alone saw a 52% increase in the area under cultivation over the previous year, and the US Drug Enforcement Administration …

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

Google Just Revealed Its 5 HR Secrets for Identifying and Developing Great Managers

For starters, it's a mistake to think that a high-performing employee should be promoted to management.<p>In a recent podcast at Google's Re:work, Sarah Calderon, a manager at Google who oversees Google's Manager Development curriculum, revealed some nifty secrets about how they train and develop …

Employee Engagement

7 biscuit recipes to love, because every day is a great day for warm, buttery biscuits

A basket full of warm, buttery, flaky biscuits is within your reach. Simply eating them fresh out of the oven is a treat in and of itself. Or slather with butter and jam. Or make your best breakfast sandwich yet. So many options here.<p>As for the recipe to help you reach peak biscuit, it can help to …

Breakfast

How to become successful even when you think you can’t be

<i>This is an excerpt from You Can Win: A Step-by-Step Tool for Top Achievers by Shiv Khera</i><p>When people start a job, they often move through stages of …

Motivation

Research: 6 Things Great Leaders Always Do (But Mere Bosses Typically Fear)

A top leadership scholar discovers the most effective characteristics that lead to successful company cultures.<p>Human beings are inherently designed to be relational. It's how we learn, grow, and survive as a species. In the workplace, it's no different. We long for the same close bonds and …

Leadership

Why Corrupt Bankers Avoid Jail

Prosecution of white-collar crime is at a twenty-year low.<p>In the summer of 2012, a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate released a report so brimming with international intrigue that it read like an airport paperback. Senate investigators had spent a year looking into the London-based banking group …

The Myth of Drug Expiration Dates

<i>This story was co-published with NPR’s Shots blog.</i>The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long …

Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks

Motivating employees seems like it should be easy. And it is — in theory. But while the concept of motivation may be straightforward, motivating employees in real-life situations is far more challenging. As leaders, we’re asked to understand what motivates each individual on our team and manage …

Employee Engagement

David King - The Trial of Adolf Hitler - Book Review

If Georg Neithardt had actually done his job in 1924, would the Nazis have come to power a decade later?<p>Neithardt was the dignified presiding judge …

World History

‘Why aren’t we earning enough to live?’ – how The Divide lays bare global inequality

The documentary film reveals the toxic social divisions caused by low pay for US and UK workers<p>Janet, a Walmart shop assistant in Louisiana, is so visibly stressed by working in a very understaffed store that a customer tells her she looks as if she’s going have a heart attack. Rochelle, a care …

Income Inequality

​This New Workout Will Completely Change Your Definition Of Dad Bod

​Trainer Cory Gregory designed a plan that’ll reshape your entire body<p>Raising a family is no excuse to get soft.<p>Sure, you’re now in charge of shuffling your kid to soccer practice and making sure his homework gets done each night, but there’s also one more responsibility you just can’t shirk—and …

The 10 Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit (2017 Edition)

<i>Napa Valley resident, winemaker, and estate winery owner, Igor Sill, compiled a list of the most popular, high-rated wineries in Napa Valley from</i> …

20 Super Sandwich Recipes to Make You Love Lunch Again

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Sandwiches are one of the most infinitely versatile foods in the world. Basics like the PB&J or ham and cheese are a starting point, but there are so many more ingredients that you can stick between two pieces of bread. We went to …

Cooking

13 Boxing-Inspired Cardio Moves to Get You in Serious Shape

In case you haven’t heard, boxing is all the rage right now. And for good reason—not only is it a great way to let out all your pent-up feels (and …

Workouts

No Equipment, No Excuses: Joe Wicks's Best Workouts (and Yes, We Stole His Line)

If you want simple, easy, quick and effective workouts, then there are few better people to turn to on Instagram and YouTube than Joe Wicks. Wicks's …

3 'empty-stomach' workouts to aggressively start your morning

If you’re a follower of <i>The 21-Day Shred</i>, you know you’re essentially training every day.<p>You already know the key to melting off fat is being active …

An Expert Says This Is the Number 1 Way to Work Your Core

Don't waste your time just doing crunches that only work one part of your belly. If you want to look down and see a six-pack, you need to do exercises that challenge your entire core.<p>Kristina Marcussen, a neuromuscular physical therapist who specializes in working with athletes of all ages, has an …

25 Minutes. 13 Moves. One Total-Body Pilates Workout That Burns So Good

There are some sweat sessions that leave you wondering if you even got a good workout. And then there are others that make you shake, sweat, and feel …

The 5-move med ball workout for power and explosiveness

James Michelfelder<p>James Michelfelder<p><b>Duration</b> 45<p><b>Exercises</b> 5<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When’s the last time you got to name an 80-pound kettlebell after your boss …

It’s time to take America’s billionaire class head on

<b>The rich continue to pay fewer taxes, and get more services (Yuri_Arcurs via iStock)</b><p>This is a time to expose, to educate and to resist<p>David Morris<p>February 4, 2017 10:58am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Combatting defeatism may be our single most important psychological objective …

Income Inequality

The Most Politically Dangerous Book You’ve Never Heard Of

How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas.<p>When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office swearing-in ceremony as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers: his mother, Rose Goldsmith, …

Marijuana Investing in 2017: 5 Numbers Everyone Should Know

Many marijuana stocks have soared in 2016, with one enjoying especially impressive gains of well over 2,000%. However, this speculative industry is fraught with risk. If you're considering investing in marijuana stocks in the new year, here are five numbers you should know before taking the …

Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky at a SISSA event on September 17, 2012. In a democracy, the public influences policy but the US state largely works to benefit the …

Alexander Hamilton explains the Electoral College: A way of opposing “cabal, intrigue, and corruption”

<b>Alexander Hamilton (Wikimedia)</b><p>Foreign powers, Hamilton warned, might seek to a raise “a creature of their own” to the presidency<p>Alexander Hamilton<p>December 11, 2016 6:35pm (UTC)<p><i>Editor's note: In the weeks since the increasingly ambiguous presidential election of 2016, there has been considerable</i> …

Alexander Hamilton

To make great gravy in advance, start the Southern way: With a roux

<i>Editor’s note: This year, our Thanksgiving meal is a virtual potluck. Writers and editors signed up to provide one of 11 dishes, then tested recipes and brought contenders to a final taste-off for a vote. Here’s the winning gravy.</i><p>At its essence, gravy is an imperative afterthought. It isn’t …

How to build strength not bulk

Jo McRae, author of <i>Ride Strong: Essential Conditioning For Cyclists,</i> explains the basic rules for building strength and not bulk when training to …

Muscle