Meagan Doucette

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8 Books Every Manager Should Read to Become a Better Leader

There's a worthwhile book out there for whatever you need to move forward on your leadership journey.<p>6 min read<p>It is okay to admit that managing other people is challenging. It requires monitoring multiple emotional energies, personalities and preferences while also caring about yourself. Even …

Self-improvement

13 Spring Salads to Say Goodbye to Winter

Spring-produce season is exciting precisely because it's so fleeting. Some fruits and vegetables appear for only a couple months—or even a few weeks, depending on where you live—which accounts for the bordering-on-cultlike veneration of precious finds like rhubarb, morels, and ramps. Asparagus, …

Healthy Eating

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Want to Launch a Successful Startup? Avoid These 9 Common Mistakes

Your business is the culmination of your decisions. Here are nine common mistakes first-time entrepreneurs make, and how to safely navigate them.<p>Launching a new business can be daunting. Growing a business is even harder. The early decisions you make as a founder set the trajectory for your …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Self-help

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Bill Gates just revealed his 2 favorite books of 2018 so far

Bill Gates has never been able to pick just one book.<p>So during an AMA session on Reddit on Tuesday, when a questioner asked Gates about the best book he'd read so far this year, Gates named two:<p>"There are two amazing books. One is Enlightenment Now by Pinker and another is Factfulness by Rosling," …

Self-improvement

Minnie Driver: men like Matt Damon 'cannot understand what abuse is like'

The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level” and should not therefore attempt to differentiate or explain sexual misconduct against women.<p>Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill to spearhead fight against harassment in …

Sexual Harassment

Take a Hot Bath Under the Northern Lights at This Remote Icelandic Hotel

Those who think that Iceland’s been ruined by American tourists just need to venture further north.<p>Up in Iceland’s remote Fljot valley, there’s a …

10 of the Best Book Gifts for 2017

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The 25 Greatest Kitchen Hacks Every Cook Should Know

Genius ideas from the Cooking Light brain trust show you how to save time, minimize effort, make do deliciously, and not let anything get in your way …

The Best Tacos in Every US State, Mapped

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or drunk at 3 am, tacos are considered by many as one of mankind's greatest inventions. They're so great, in fact, that …

How to Choose, Clean, and Care for Your Cutting Boards

If you do any amount of cooking, you’re going to need to cut, chop, and slice, and that means you’re going to need a surface on which to perform all …

Greg Jackson's top 10 books to make you a better person

“If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life,” wrote Thoreau, and this is roughly how I feel about the man giving me a book that will make me a better person. I dislike him, and yet here I am risking becoming him. …

Literature

Australian opposition leader says some Donald Trump views 'barking mad'

Australia's opposition leader on Friday described some of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's views as "barking mad," breaking a longstanding Australian convention of avoiding taking sides in US political contests.<p>Prime minister Malcom Turnbull criticised opposition …

Hiker who went missing on Appalachian Trail survived 26 days before dying

A hiker survived for 26 days after disappearing off the Appalachian trail and wrote desperate journal entries and text messages that have only recently reached her family, according to documents newly released by the Maine warden service.<p>Geraldine Largay, known to her friends as Gerry, disappeared …

Hiking

Knife Skills Every Home Cook Should Master

No matter how refined your palate may be, a cook who lacks good basic knife skills is a liability in the kitchen. Since we think visual aids are the …

Was Jane Austen a feminist? The answer is in her stories

I updated Pride and Prejudice to show that for women today marriage is no longer the only version of ‘happily ever after’<p>When I was first asked if I would like to participate in the Austen Project – one of six modern writers updating each of Austen’s six novels – I didn’t set out to explore the …

Literature

This is how often you should clean your home, according to science

For most of us, the thought of steaming our carpets or cleaning out the crisper section of the refrigerator makes us want to crawl under the covers. …

10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

An Illustrated Guide For Anyone Who's Ever Been Confused By A 401(k)

Saving money for retirement is a lot like flossing. Experts agree that it’s important in the long run, but getting into the habit of actually doing it now isn’t easy.<p>The good news is that many employers offer a retirement savings plan commonly known as a 401(k). The bad news is that <i>understanding</i> …

PETER SCHIFF: We're going to have a serious recession and negative interest rates before the election

Peter Schiff begs to differ.<p>The CEO and chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and noted perma-bear, said that serious economic destruction is just a few months away.<p>"I think the Fed is going to have negative interest rates before the election because we're going to be in a serious …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Books

How To Make The AeroHunter Paper Airplane

Fast, long range and capable, the AeroHunter is an improved variant of the popular Hunter paper airplane. The canard design has been refined to …

Sewing

This is the best time of the week to book a flight, according to Expedia

Travel booking site Expedia recently released its second annual report "Preparing for Takeoff: Air travel outlook for 2016", which analyzes global air travel data for the year.<p>The study was conducted in partnership with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and revealed a surprising change in …

5 Things Not to Do When Running a Small Business

I’ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle …

Top 10 feminist heroes in fiction

What is a literary feminist hero, exactly? To me, it’s a girl who gets to be anything she wants. A girl who isn’t merely “strong” or “brave” or any of the epithets female leads often have attached to them. A feminist hero is a well-rounded character, with real assets and real flaws, whose story …

Books

7 Tricks To Start Speaking Any Language In 7 Days (From The Superpolyglot Twins Who Did It)

What’s possible in a week? If you dedicated seven days to the achievement of one goal, how ambitious could you make this goal? These were the …