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Nine leadership books to watch for in 2016

In a category crowded with formulaic promises, bad writing and warmed-over common sense, it's hard to know which books on the business book shelf are worth a look. To help you fill those new year's resolutions to lead smarter, work faster and get ahead on the job, we scanned publishers' lists, …


15 Recipes We Made Over and Over (and Over) Again This Year

It comes as no surprise that we all have many, many recipes bookmarked in "to make" lists—we learn about new ones each day, we try some on photo shoots, and they get us all excited. Some we deem a fun romp, and some stick—like, permanently.<p>Here are some of the recipes you could very well find on …


Malaysian Lamb Rendang | Easy Delicious Recipes

1. Plug in the crock pot/slow cooker and turn setting to High. Blend all Spice Paste ingredients in a food processor until fine. Scoop out, and set …


Beef Rendang (Rendang Daging) | Rasa Malaysia: Easy Delicious Recipes

I am sure many of my readers in Malaysia and Singapore have been wondering why haven’t I posted a <b>beef rendang</b> or “<i>rendang daging</i>” recipe? Good news, …


Minangkabau Beef Rendang

<b>Click here to print the recipe</b><br>Ask an Indonesian, any Indonesian you meet, to name one dish that best represent their country, and most of them will …


This Aerial Video of a "Typical" San Francisco Morning is Anything But

Toby Harriman, founder of the creative collective Planet Unicorn and good friend of mine, just finished a beautiful aerial video featuring my …

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Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had volunteers read ebooks with 13 letters consistently …

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:<p>The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to Quartz that the document is real, …


The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

<i>by Matt Duckor</i><p>Photo: Romulo Yanes<p>"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.<p>Absolutely not.<p>The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

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Scenes from the New American Dustbowl – Matter – Medium

The drought is now killing off century-old California farms. People here don’t blame the weather gods for not bringing rain — they blame the rest of …



Charlie is an 81-year-old media professor from New York who is recovering from bone marrow cancer and a major open-heart surgery. He decides to go to …


Shady Waffle new dome build on the playa 2014

Drone's view of Burning Man 2014

Shady Waffle at Black Rock City 2014

The Burning Man Time-Lapse to End All Burning Man Time-Lapses

Seven minutes. It’s not often we run across a time-lapse that lasts seven minutes, and even less often we actually watch the whole thing, …

26 Awesome Things The Bay Area Does Right

By the time you're done reading this, your bags will be packed.

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8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …


A Basic Cooler Gets a Modern DIY Upgrade --> http://on.apttherapy.com/pNVuf9 This is one of those inexpensive, hardworking coolers that you can pick up most anywhere, all dressed up and looking mod...

Watch a One-Woman Band Cover an Uncoverable Nirvana Song

...and it's pretty good.<p><b>"Heart Shaped Box" is a killer song</b> by Nirvana. It captures a certain kind of lethargic, mid-'90s teenage angst so well that unfortunately it forever bears the distinction of sounding exactly like an entire record store (remember those?) collectively rolling their eyes at …


RT @ScottBeale: The aftermath of the massive five-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. http://t.co/ohHdtEDJHx

44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women

Who run the world? Girls.<p>Getty Images launched the "Lean In Collection" Monday in partnership with LeanIn.org, featuring more than 2,500 photos of female leadership in contemporary work and life.<p>The project began when Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images, commissioned a study …

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20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …


A Facebook Life

On Facebook, life begins at conception. “We’re expecting!”, your parents post. You don’t have fingers but you’re already accruing likes. A shared sonogram means hundreds have seen you before you’ve even opened your eyes. You have a Facebook presence despite lacking a physical one.<p>Think about that …

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.<p>Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:<p><b>"Here's what I'm</b> …


31 Healthy And Delicious Ways To Cook With Chia Seeds

There, in your pudding, look: It's a poppy seed... it's a lentil... no, it's a SUPERFOOD!


Awesome Portraits of Iconic San Francisco Houses — The Bold Italic — San Francisco

Awesome Portraits of Iconic San Francisco Houses — The Bold Italic — San Francisco<p><b>By Mallory Lucille Rose</b><p>In late 2010, I stumbled upon the …

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