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The 12 best business books of the year, according to Stanford Business School

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:

Self-improvement

Top 9 Filet Mignon Recipes

The Filet Mignon is the tenderest cut of beef you can throw on the grill. It also is one of the leanest, so the biggest challenge is to keep it from …

BBQ

Taste Beyond The Tongue

The Best Olive Oil You Can Buy at the Grocery Store

For something so dearly essential to our cooking, a bottle of EVOO can be a pain in the ass to purchase—just look to the glass expanse of green …

18 Head-to-Toe Warming Winter Stews and Casseroles

It is often said that the backbone of both British and Irish food is the wealth of its stews and casseroles. There are so many traditional recipes …

Cooking

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs That Taste Like Real-Deal BBQ

You could easily take a rack of ribs, drown them with a bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce, set the slow cooker to low, and come back to tender, …

BBQ

Amish Sourdough Bread Starter Recipe

Friendship bread, which is also known as Amish sourdough starter bread, is often given similar to the way a chain letter is shared. This recipe is …

Bread

44 Favorite Books of High Achievers | Inc.com

The people who accomplish the most in life are serious about self-improvement, which often comes in the form of a good book. Here are several dozen excellent reads, recommended by high-achieving founders and executives.<p>1. <i>Crossing the Chasm</i> by Geoffrey Moore<p>"When I read [this book] for the first …

Leadership

These 5-Ingredient Summer Sauces Are Basically Magic

A good sauce takes a dish from good to great. A great sauce combines transformative powers with simplicity and ease. After all, what else do you need …

Slow Cookers

How to Make Your Grilled Peach Fantasy a Reality

<b>Prepare the grill.</b> Light a gas grill to medium heat. If you're cooking over charcoal, grill the peaches after everything else has been grilled.<p><b>Halve</b> …

Peaches

Trail Companion: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Merrell Moab Ventilator<p>If desert hiking is your idea of fun, this pair of boots from Merrell are for you. Featuring an upper with breathable mesh …

Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Garlic-Herb Butter

The best way to eat these shrimp in the shell is to peel them at the table and lick the garlicky butter off your fingers. <b>Slideshow:</b> Amazing Seafood …

Seafood

Taste Beyond The Tongue

30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Typically, when someone aspires to having a better six-pack -- or a six-pack, period -- he or she does it with a sense of urgency. We assume this …

6 Magical Ways to Top Grilled Corn

Butter and salt are great, but these toppings are so much better.<p>Corn is one of the most essential BBQ sides during the summertime. So, it's only right to get a little creative with how you serve up this savory treat.

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, which means pasta salad should be …

Healthy Eating

Try this renowned steakhouse marinade recipe for the ultimate steak

Most steak gurus will tell you that a dry rub is best. But when you are feeling bold, try this marinade recipe from Quality Meats Steakhouse of NYC. It is the perfect tangy mixture that explodes with flavor.<p>The Quality Meats steak marinade works best with bavette, skirt, flank and flatiron steaks. …

Cooking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

WATCH: Every Cut of Steak, Explained

From filet to brisket to Denver steak, this is how to butcher a cow to get to the cuts you love.<p>Have you ever broken down a cow? Right. Probably not. After all, we're not all butchers. But that beef we love throwing on the grill, griddle, or cast iron doesn't just fall off the bone as a beautifully …

BBQ

You'll Regret Not Making This Amazing Homemade Bread

Did somebody say CARBS?<p>1¼ cups warm water<p>1½ teaspoons honey (or sugar)<p>1½ teaspoons active dry yeast<p>2 cups whole wheat flour<p>1⅓ cups all-purpose flour<p>2 tablespoon oil<p>1½ teaspoons salt<p>1. In a large bowl, whisk the water, honey, and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes, until the yeast has bloomed.<p>2. Pour …

Be the Most Persuasive Person in the Room: 9 Things Highly Influential People Always Do, According to Science | Inc.com

Every successful person I know is extremely good at persuading other people. Not manipulating or pressuring, but genuinely <i>persuading</i>: Describing the logic and benefits of an idea to gain agreement.<p>When you think of it that way, everyone needs to harness the power of persuasion: to convince other …

Self-improvement

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

Public Speaking

Nephew Of Colonel Sanders Revealed The Secret Ingredients Of KFC's Fried Chicken

<i>(Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p><i>By: Evan Jankens</i> <br>@kingofthekc<p>Whether it’s original or extra crispy, KFC is phenomenal. There are things in this …

Fried Chicken

How-To Reverse Sear A Steak

Arguably one of the best ways to cook a steak.<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1 2-inch thick rib eye steak, preferably USDA Prime<br>Salt<br>Pepper<br>3 tablespoons canola oil<br>2 tablespoons butter<br>2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed<br>2 sprigs fresh rosemary<br>3 sprigs fresh thyme<p><b>INSTRUCTIONS</b><p>1. Preheat oven to 200°F/95°C.<p>2. Pat the steak …

Robert's Brisket Rub Recipe

"This is a basic brisket rub recipe which leaves a tangy and flavorful crust on the brisket. It has been a big hit with my family and friends. This …

BBQ

How to Make a Showstopping Prime Rib Roast

When it comes to meat, my everyday lineup is pretty average. Chicken breast, pork tenderloin, ground beef—you get the idea. Although you can make …

A New Browser Plug-In Lets You Access Millions of Scientific Papers for Free

Free Information<p>Getting blocked by a paywall can be irritating, especially if you’re trying to access peer-reviewed scientific research. Open access …

National Science Foundation

6 little-known tricks that can get you luxury travel perks for less

Luckily, you don't need to spend a lot to get more out of your vacation. Follow these tips to upgrade your vacation and travel like a millionaire— without the budget.<p>1. Book cheap airfare with hidden-city ticketing<p>Airline ticket prices aren't based on distance traveled, but by market demand, said …

Luxury Travel

The Best Wing Spot In Every State

Hooters and Buffalo Wild Wings are fine and all, but sometimes, you've got to break free from the chains.<p>Whether you're craving BBQ, tiki drinks or something fresh from the nearest farmers market, we're always on the lookout for the best eats in America. This time we identified places on Yelp with …

BBQ

The best men's dress shirts for every taste and price

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>The Insider Picks team has gotten to try dress shirts from established workwear brands like T. M. Lewin and startups like Twillory and …

Clothing