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The 22 Essential Hot Dogs in Chicago

Chicago, the sausage capital of America, keeps on offering a smattering of wonderful new spots serving traditional Chicago-style hot dogs dragged through the garden, as well as gourmet spots with inventive toppings. As always, the ketchup is only for the fries and young children who don’t know …

Sausages

What I learned about love during my years of reporting on weddings

<i>Ellen McCarthy wrote the On Love column for The Washington Post for four years, exploring the mysterious nature of love and spending many of her Saturday nights at someone’s wedding. Despite this long disruption to that most favored night for dating, McCarthy, newly single when she started the</i> …

How to Make Homemade Pizza, Grandma Pie-Style

A chewy-crisp crust, endless topping ideas, and do-ahead ease. Pizza made in a sheet pan is the simplest, tastiest way to feed a crowd.<p><b>Those supremely thin, hearth-blistered pizzas</b> coming out of upscale pizzerias these days? We love ‘em, but trying to replicate the conditions of an 800-degree …

Our Readers' Favorite Bon Appétit Recipes of All Time

We asked Bon Appétit readers which of our recipes they can't live without, and their answers ranged from sticky buns to Thai larb to braised short ribs. Here are 48 of your favorites.<p>We pride ourselves in featuring interesting—yet approachable—recipes in each of our issues and online, using …

Eleven Posts You May Have Missed This Week

This week on newyorker.com, Anthony Lane remembers Mike Nichols, Elizabeth Kolbert writes on Keystone and climate change, and Ian Crouch explains who’s responsible for Nickelback’s enduring relevance.

The Ultimate “Falling In Love” Playlist

Falling in love kind of feels like having massive music ADHD: one minute you’re all acoustic-coffee shop emotional swooning over Bright Eyes and …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

5 Surprising Facts About How Google Hires

The secret to Google's hiring strategy? Hint: it has nothing to do with those famously convoluted interview questions.<p>With thousands of job applications pouring in everyday, it's no wonder Google has hiring down to a science. True to form, the search giant has scoured its data over the years in …

Employment

How Smart People Collaborate for Success

Solo performers can shine, but working together can yield greater results. Here are seven tips for improving collaboration.<p>Most experts agree that collaboration in business consistently provides greater accomplishment. When it works, the combined brainpower of intelligent people can solve complex …

Team Building

How to Separate the Winners from the Spinners

Every employer can tell stories about an applicant who sounded like an A-player at the interview but ended up a dud once at work. Good candidates prepare, of course, but rehearsed interview answers can make it hard to separate the winners from the spinners.<p>Gauging an applicant’s true colors and …

Want To Be Happier At Work? Learn How From These “Job Crafters”

Why does one person hate a particular job, while another enjoys it? The key may be turning the job you have into one you love.<p>When Amy Wrzesniewski, now a professor at the Yale School of Management, first became interested in the questions of who loved their jobs, who didn’t, and why, she spent a …

Gallup’s Workplace Jedi On How To Fix Our Employee Engagement Problem

More than half of America’s workforce is disengaged. In an exclusive conversation with Dr. Jim Harter–who initiated the first “State of the American Workplace” study in 1997–we dig into the latest report, due out this month.<p>The way we lead people in America is failing.<p>That’s the only reasonable …

Employee Engagement