Thomas McGrath

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Why It’s Time to Retire the Word ‘Millennial’

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Tuesday night's Republican debate focused on economic issues. NPR reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.<p><b>NPR White House correspondent Scott Horsley on the health of the economy:</b><p>Republican candidates painted a fairly bleak …

Rush Limbaugh pans evidence of water on Mars as part of 'leftist agenda'

Flowing water on Mars? That’s just part of the liberal agenda, Rush Limbaugh says.<p>The conservative radio talk show host addressed NASA’s announcement on Monday that it had found evidence of flowing water on present-day Mars, and — spoiler alert — he doesn’t believe it.<p>“OK so there's flowing water …

Next time someone tells you "all lives matter," show them this cartoon

One of the most common responses to "Black Lives Matter" is "all lives matter." But that response misses the point, as this great cartoon from Kris Straub at Chainsawsuit demonstrates:<p>The point of Black Lives Matter isn't to suggest that black lives should be or are more important than all other …

Black Lives Matter

How to Keep Home Maintenance Costs Under $300 a Year

Cringe at the thought of major repairs to your home? It’s the little preventative maintenance things you do throughout the year that’ll keep big …

Jon Stewart's Last 'Daily Show': 10 Leadership Lessons

Jon Stewart left "The Daily Show" in a way that exemplifies the kind of leader he has been for 16 years. Here are 10 lessons that any leader can …

How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent.

<b>In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped.</b><p>Here are her …

What is homophobia? Why straight men are right to be afraid of homosexuality.

To be a homophobe in 2014 is, increasingly, to find oneself on the fast track to social scorn. In an environment of growing acceptance, we condemn …

Using the Lean Decision Filter: Should I finish what I’m working on or help the team ready new work items?

Guest Post by Yuval Yeret Once people start to get “Stop Starting Start Finishing” thinking (Kanban) or “focus on the current sprint” thinking …

“The GOP has scores of racists”: A former Bush official condemns modern Republican orthodoxy

<b>Lawrence Wilkerson (AP/Lawrence Jackson)</b><p>Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, Lawrence Wilkerson, warns of the militarism & racism of Republican lawmakers<p>Manny Otiko<p>April 10, 2015 8:35pm (UTC)<p>Lawrence Wilkerson is a contradictory figure.<p>Wilkerson is a career military man, who served as chief of …

Political Science

A gun lover sees the evils of gun culture: White supremacists, Obama haters, and me

<b>Toddlers have shot people at an alarming rate his year, data showa. (Stokkete via Shutterstock)</b><p>When I went to sell the pistol I once loved, I came face to face with a black hole of potential human destruction<p>Matt Lallo<p>April 6, 2015 8:15pm (UTC)<p>In my 20s, I used to spend autumn Sundays with my …

Guns

These modern ads are even more sexist than their 'Mad Man'-era counterparts

The caveat tends to be: "But look how far we've come today! Times sure have changed!" But have they?<p>While demeaning ads were more omnipresent in the '50s and '60s, their modern counterparts can give vintage ads a run for their money. We've compiled some notoriously sexist vintage ads and put them …

Your Daily Scrum is Killing Your Team

Your Daily Scrum is almost certainly killing your team, and probably not for the reasons you think.I can guess some of the problems that you’ve …

A Bland Powder Room is Transformed Into a Sleek Full Bathroom

This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.<p>This makeover was no simple task, but the gorgeous results prove that all the effort was worth it.

10 Ideas For Creative Desks

<i>Laura Wheat, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Whether you run a business from home or just use your desk for checking email, your home office has the distinct advantage of being at home. So why stick with a bland desk, when you can have a workspace that is far more fun to look at (and use)? Here are 12 ideas for …

10 Inspiring Home Offices

Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop from—these chic desktops and home offices will inspire you to create your own perfect workspace.<p>Whether you're an entrepreneur, working from home or just looking for a stylish place to online shop …

Eight home improvement projects you shouldn't do yourself

Doing your own work around the house can be a real money-saver, but even the bravest and handiest of homeowners shouldn't take on certain jobs.<p>At</b> …

12 Things You Must Never Reveal About Yourself At Work

You can’t build a strong professional network if you don’t open up to your colleagues; but doing so is tricky, because revealing the wrong things can have a devastating effect on your career.<p>Sharing the right aspects of yourself in the right ways is an art form. Disclosures that feel like …

Happy Employees Equals Happy Customers

Imagine you are a contact center agent. You are stuffed into an office with a ton of other people. You’re given access to a phone and some old CRM software. You’re hungry and you need fresh air. Your manager doesn’t say thank you. No one asks how you’re doing (ever). The workplace negativity …

10 Space-Saving Tricks for Small Kitchens

You can do a lot with just a little space.<p>A well-designed kitchen has minimal clutter and maximum efficiency. Whether you're redecorating or totally remodeling, here are the best ideas for small spaces.

The Five Mother Sauces Every Cook Should Know

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The five sauces every home cook should know how to make and customize.</i><p>In the 19th century, Marie-Antoine Carême anointed Béchamel, Velouté, Espagnole, …

12 Clever Basement Remodeling and Storage Ideas

Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.<p>Need more storage space? Not sure how to best utilize your finished basement? Take inspiration from these inventive basement decorating ideas.

12 Stylish Bedroom Decorating Ideas That (ALSO!) Make For A Better Night's Sleep

Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for sound sleep, night after night. Here, four top designers explain what it takes.<p>Yes, it's important that your bedroom is beautiful. But more than that? Comfortable and relaxing enough for …

Interior Design

8 Low-Maintenance Upgrades You’ll Love

Homeownership should be about enjoying your home — not being a slave to it. The trick is to choose materials and products that make maintaining your …

The 10 Reno Mistakes Everybody Makes — And How to Fix Them

Home Improvement

Flipboard comes to the web, and it’s beautiful

Your personal magazine is now a website<p>Flipboard, the newsreading app that has amassed 50 million monthly users on mobile devices, arrives today on the web. On the bigger screen, Flipboard is big, beautiful, and responsive. In moving to the desktop, Flipboard hopes to open up a big new avenue of …

Social Media

25 Great Home Projects and What They Cost

It’s rare for homeowners to dust off their hands and say, “There! Our home is complete!” There’s always something we feel we can do to make our …