Nicholas Andersen

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The incredible 257-year history of Guinness dominating the beer world

257 years later, the brand is one of the most iconic beers in the world — and believes the best is yet to come.<p>Here are some of the highlights of Guinness' incredible journey from a local brewery to international icon.

Alcohol

7 Counterintuitive Tips For Beating Procrastination

From taking more breaks to shifting your focus away from the task at hand, these tips can help you finally get started.<p>Dr. Joseph Ferrari, a psychologist at DePaul University in Chicago and an expert on procrastination, estimates that 20% of Americans are chronic procrastinators. “They delay at …

4 photos of American troops smoking and drinking at Hitler's private residence after World War II

Hitler's Third Reich lasted 12, officially ending on April 30, 1945, when the Führer committed suicide in his bunker with his new wife after learning that Allied forces had surrounded Berlin.<p>Before retreating to the Führerbunker, Hitler and top Nazi officials enjoyed lavish compounds in …

How I pitched a 32-hour workweek — and got it

One potential solution? An alternative work arrangement. When structured well, it can help you get more stuff done <i>and</i> have more free time.<p>It worked for me: I have a 32-hour workweek.<p>I've been working as a health-care analyst since 2007 and had been toying with the idea of pitching an alternative …

Freelancing

How to Write a Compelling Elevator Pitch That Sticks (Plus 3 Templates You Can Steal)

<i></i><i>Tell me about yourself.</i><i>What do you do?</i><i>What makes your product different?</i>If these questions force you to pause, or you don’t feel confident about your …

Rocky: Sylvester Stallone shares throwback photos from Apollo Creed fight

If it weren’t for Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa’s career never would’ve made it off the ground. In 1976, <i>Rocky</i> was the story of an underdog who, when …

Imagining Stalin's Plot to Exile the Jews

Even at the height of summer, Moscow would have been a pretty forbidding place in the early nineteen-fifties. Joseph Stalin’s dictatorship continued to fill the gulag with its political enemies, real and imagined. The economy had yet to recover from its wartime privations, with shortages of basic …

Moscow

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements.<p>The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of ‘green’ lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm …

10 Personal Skills That Set the Very Best Leaders Apart

Leadership skills that worked in the past won't carry you into the future.<p>Do you have the personal qualities you need to be an effective leader in the coming decades? Even if you've been successful so far, the answer may be no. The aggressive personality and hard-driving skill set that got so many …