Lee Robertson

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Tax-Smart Moves When Selling Real Estate

<b>Updated March 2017</b> — If you jumped into real estate at the bottom of the market around 2008, or if you've been holding onto an asset even longer, you …

Turkey has a huge problem that it has no idea how to deal with

"The Turkish military is not familiar with this kind of urban warfare," Metin Gurcan, a former Turkish military adviser in Afghanistan and Iraq (2002-2008), told Business Insider.<p>"This is a new phenomenon for them, so they are reacting by crushing the urban resistance. The critical question, which …

“It’s symbolic annihilation of history, and it’s done for a purpose. It really enforces white supremacy”: Edward Baptist on the lies we tell about slavery

Edward Baptist on horrifying truth that we memorialize Confederate soldiers and not Americans who died enslaved<p>It's impolite to talk about money. Perhaps that's why, when we discuss the history of slavery in this country, we tend to talk about racism, and paternalism, and the way that awful social …

How to Clear Your Clutter

The important questions you need to ask when cleaning your closet.<p>If you long for an organized home that makes you truly happy, advice from Lauren Rosenfeld & Dr. Melva Green could help. Consider the following when cleaning out...<p><b>Set Your Intentions:</b> What energy do you want to create in each space …

Self-Pity

The Ways Food Tricks Our Brains

How restaurants, low-cal labels, candles, music, and even salads fool us into unhealthy eating.<p>In 1998, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania published a study that might strike you as kind of mean.<p>They took two people with severe amnesia, who couldn’t remember events occurring more than …

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: You can make baguettes at home -- in 4 hours, from nothing -- and they'll disappear faster than your favorite bakery's.</i><p>Raise your hand if you've always wanted …

Baking

30 crazy camping tricks that will make your life easier

We’ve entered the age where ‘glamping’ is a thing. Glamor camping, for those who mercifully had not heard about it till now, is a type of outing …

Four Ways to Adapt to an Aging Workforce

Calls to maximize the utility of older workers — by honoring experience, providing training opportunities, and offering flexible work and retirement options — began to sound at least a decade ago. HBR contributors have suggested we “retire retirement“ and “adapt for an aging workforce.”<p>But …

Italian Easter Bread

Springtime and Easter celebrations throughout the world are centered on things that are young and colorful, such as flowers, bunnies, chicks and colorfully dyed eggs.<p>In the case of Easter breads, those brilliantly colored eggs are decoratively nestled within the bread. The Italian and Greek …

1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism-Spectrum Disorder—Why?

With rates of the disorder yet again rising according to new CDC numbers, a look at how doctors are diagnosing autism spectrum disorder in children, and what might be done better<p>Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not creeping up so much as leaping up. New numbers just released by the …

Why Incentives Don't Actually Motivate People To Do Better Work

You would think that rewarding people for being good at their jobs would make them better at them.<p>But social science shows that it doesn't, for a number of reasons.<p>The go-to cliché for motivation is <i>the</i> <i>carrot and the stick,</i> with the carrot being the sweet reward and the stick the thwapping …

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

10 Stylish Kitchen Updates That Won't Break the Bank

Remodeling an outdated kitchen can be overwhelming especially when horror stories surface in the wake of a remodel. Not all kitchen remodels cost an astronomical amount of money. There are many budget-friendly avenues to explore when the decision has been made to move forward with the …

America's Workers: Stressed Out, Overwhelmed, Totally Exhausted

Why do so many people—particularly women—seem to have so much on their plates?<p>Perhaps the most poignant detail from Anne-Marie Slaughter's <i>Atlantic</i> cover story, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," was also one of the smallest: an overworked mother of three who "organized her time so ruthlessly that …

How to Conduct an Internal Interview

Organizations spend the majority of their hiring resources on finding and screening external candidates. But when you need to fill a position, the most cost-effective and practical thing you can do is hire someone from within. In fact, most hiring in companies is done internally. Still, the …

Bouncing Back from a Negative 360-Degree Review

Unlike traditional reviews and other types of feedback, 360-degree reviews include input from a comprehensive set of people: peers, managers, direct reports, and sometimes customers. One of the most valuable aspects of this tool is that the opinions are voiced anonymously, which encourages a higher …

Gloria Steinem on Learning to Live With Richard Nixon -- New York Magazine

<i>From the October 28, 1968 issue of</i> New York <i>Magazine.</i><p>The last night of the Democratic Convention in Chicago, with bloodstains still visible on the …

The Murders at the Lake

Prologue<p><i>Every murder involves a vast web of people, from the witnesses and the detectives who first come to the scene, to the lawyers and the juries</i> …

The Longform Guide to Karen Russell by Karen Russell · Longform

Welcome to a world suffering an insomnia epidemic, where even the act of making a gift is not as simple as it appears.<p>How Juan Jose Padilla came back …

He Remade Our World

Decision Points<p>by George W. Bush<p>Broadway, 497 pp., $18.00 (paper)<p>
Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency<p>by Barton Gellman<p>Penguin, 493 pp., $18.00 …

Mark Danner

An interview with the founding editor of the <i>New York Review of Books</i>, who died Monday.<p>A 2003 essay that foreshadows the emergence of the Islamic …