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How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

Psychology

Turn IKEA Cubbies into a Rustic Apothecary Chest

If you didn’t see the before pictures you’d probably never guess that the rustic apothecary chest on the right was actually made from a basic IKEA …

The Science Of Decriminalizing Drugs

What happens when states ease up on penalties for possession<p>The legal landscape for marijuana has never looked this relaxed. Alaska, Oregon, and Washington, D.C. voted during the recent election season to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Other states reduced the punishments for …

11 Crazy-Easy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Here are 11 super-easy Thanksgiving cocktails that you can make in no time.<p>Between roasting a turkey, mashing potatoes, making gravy and generally …

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Stop Trash Talking Others to Improve Your Own Work

Finding the flaws in others comes as naturally as breathing to some people (myself included, admittedly). However, trash talk and gossip don't just …

Ten books to read in December

From the collected letters of Norman Mailer and Raymond Chandler to new novels by Haruki Murakami and José Saramago, Jane Ciabattari picks the best new reads.

Books

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

Cooking

I Went to a Singles Mixer for Potheads

A few years ago, a site like My420Mate.com might have seemed like poor cover for a DEA sting operation, but in a national atmosphere that's warming to weed, it filters out those who refuse to ride the wave.<p>​It's been about a year since I ruined a Tinder date with pot cookies, and that was the last …

Mark Suster: Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

This weekend I was reading <i>The New York Times</i> online, and I came across this excellent piece about ADHD written by Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry. In the article, the author talks about the condition of the brain--which affects up to 11 percent of American children--in which …

Southwest Airlines

6 Financial Secrets From Successful Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

<i>Want to ask these entrepreneurs your toughest financial questions? Sign up for the webinar How to Fine-Tune Your Small Business Finances--from Funding to Growth here for a chance to do just that.</i><p>Sabrina Parsons, CEO of LivePlan, believes "budgeting, forecasting and planning is not just for …

Small Business

How to Debug Your Brain and Build Better Habits

Wouldn't it be great if you could debug your brain as though it were bad code? We might not be able to reprogram ourselves, but we can use the …

Google X goes teeny-tiny to diagnose disease at its earliest stages

Google wants to help you proactively track your health, and it has a very tiny solution: nanoparticles.<p>Google X’s Life Sciences team is exploring the …

Jobvite Lands Another $25M For Its Recruitment-As-Marketing Analytics Platform

Jobvite — a recruitment platform visited by more than 35 million people in the last year, which lets companies post job openings and then disseminate and monitor how those job vacancy alerts perform across other sites and recruitment services — is today announcing that it has raised another $25 …

Men, We're Here To Further Fuel Your Amazon Addiction

Most men and women we know have a mild addiction to Amazon. And we don't blame them. You can buy <i>everything</i> there -- your fall wardrobe included.<p>While there are certain items that we think could be purchased elsewhere (like engagement rings...) almost everything else is fair game. So why not stock …

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

How to Craft a Compelling Storyline for Your Company

As mentioned in the beginning, the key to a consistent story about your business is that your entire team buys-in on what you’ve defined as your brand.<p>From the beginning, it’s important for the entire team to be involved in the process of creating your brand as well as providing their input on …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Self-improvement

One Ridiculously Expensive Mistake Most Businesses Make & How To Easily Avoid It

How expensive? Well JP Morgan lost 6.2 billion due to this one mistake. That's a lot even for a major Wall St. Bank. And the list goes on and on:<p>Prominent financial blogger James Kwak calls Excel "one of the greatest, most powerful, most important software applications of all time." But perhaps we …

If You Love Pasta But Not Its Carbs, Let Us Introduce You To Shirataki 'Miracle' Noodles

There's a reason shirataki noodles are branded as "Miracle Noodles." These translucent, gelatinous Japanese noodles, which are made from the konjac yam, are low in calories and carbohydrates and can be substituted in a variety of recipes that call for pasta.<p>If you're in search of carb-free noodles …

CA Restaurant to Defy Foie Gras Ban With Free Lunch

A restaurant in Napa Valley is hosting a foie-centric lunch on <b>July 5</b> to mark the <b>two-year anniversary of California's ban on foie gras</b>. According to Inside Scoop SF, "The State of Foie Gras" will be held at <b>La Toque</b> and will feature plenty of the fatty duck liver. La Toque's owner told <i>Gastronome en</i> …

This Is Not a Jell-O Shot

No one seemed excited at the question. The most enthused response I got was something along the lines of “Oh [<i>hesitation, look of mild confusion</i>] … …

12 TV Showrunners You Should Know

Meet the next generation of series creators that are keeping the small-screen's Golden Age going strong<p>They conceive the characters, write or …

TV

Green Tomatoes May Build Bigger Muscles

The research team used a systems biology tool called the Connectivity Map to identify tomatidine and discovered it stimulated growth of cultured …

The Best Non-Gym Workouts in Los Angeles

<i>Here in Los Angeles, our fitness routine options are limitless, given our accommodating landscape of beaches, metropolis and mountains. The most</i> …

How the First Days of the Esquire Fitness Program Went

The beginning of a six-week journey toward fitness nirvana. Follow the program and get fit yourself here (with the help of GIFs!).<p><b>This week, three Esquire staffers</b> of differing degrees of athleticism embarked on a six-day-a-week-for-six-weeks fitness challenge devised by As One Fitness co-founder …

Exercise

The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Workouts

Why We Love Carbon-Steel Skillets—for Omelets and More

Light and versatile, the carbon-steel skillet will help you perfect your omelet game (and everything else, too)<p>A recent move from Manhattan to Brooklyn forced me to downsize my kitchen. One thing I was unwilling to part with in the clean-out was <b>my carbon-steel skillet</b>. Lighter than cast iron and …

Manhattan

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ of 2014

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic <i>Top 100</i> at the end of the year (check out …

This Flash Drive Is Your Android’s New Best Friend, And It’s On Sale

<b>Update:</b> Amazon is completely sold out of 32GB sticks, but 16 and 64 are still available. If you still want 32GB, Newegg has it for $27, or Amazon has …