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The Surprising Way to Be More Effective at Storytelling

To engage leaders, colleagues, and clients, use this simple technique<p>By now, most of us are familiar with "the irresistible power of storytelling as a business tool" (as <i>Harvard Business Review</i> describes it) to get people's attention, involve them emotionally and help them remember the content …

Writing

Your New Favorite Instant Pot Recipe

We got Melissa Clark to share the recipe for Korean chile-braised brisket and kimchi coleslaw from her new book, ‘Dinner in an Instant.’<p>Even though …

15 Instant Pot Dump Dinners That Practically Make Themselves

Love slow cookers but don't necessarily love the, well, <i>slow</i> part? Set your sights on the Instant Pot, a pressure cooker that has all the convenience of a slow cooker but gets things done in a fraction of the time. If that sounds good to you, and you like meals that are fast, delicious, and low on …

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Carnitas

Oh, Instant Pot Carnitas! How we love thee!Our family always craves this tender Mexican shredded pork, particularly once it’s crisped up in a hot …

Here Are Our Favorite Recipes From A Whole Year Of Cooking

Here's what our editors and writers loved this year.

Slow-Cooker Short Ribs With Rosemary Potatoes

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Stir together broth, tomato paste, parsley stems, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add short ribs, onions, …

Quick Asian-Style Dumpling Soup

If you don’t have enough fat in the pan after cooking the bacon, add enough vegetable oil to measure 2 tablespoons.<p><b>1.</b> Cook bacon in large saucepan …

Recipes

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations (Infographic)

What your favorite plots and your next business presentation should have in common.<p>1 min read<p>Giving presentations, whether during meetings with co-workers or to potential new clients, can often seem intimidating. But luckily, there are tried and true ways to organize your information so that it is …

Public Speaking

Ina's Make-Ahead Cauliflower Gratin | Food Network

16 Kitchen Organization Tricks I Learned Working In Restaurants

Because chefs are organization pros.

How to Roast Brussels Sprouts

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Like broccoli, their closely related cousins, Brussels sprouts benefit from extremely high heat and browning, to the point of a near-char, in order to intensify their sweetness and bring out their unique nutty flavor without turning them overwhelmingly …

Thai BBQ Chicken

<b>Ingredients</b><p>One 3 ½-pound chicken<br>• 2 tablespoons ginger root, minced<br>• 2 tablespoons lemongrass, minced<br>• 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves and stems, minced<br>• 2 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 teaspoons white pepper<br>• 1/4 cup thin soy sauce<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 2 tablespoons curry powder<br>• 1 cup coconut milk<br>• Sweet chili sauce, for …

Recipes

Foolproof Tips For Making Tofu Taste Delicious, No Matter What Your Diet Is

As someone who grew up eating tofu regularly and is now a dedicated vegan, I know what good tofu tastes like. Just as importantly, I know that there are a lot of people who absolutely despise the taste of tofu — and in many ways I understand that sentiment. I've had tofu at countless restaurants …

Recipes

8 Cambridge tourist sites not M.I.T.- and Harvard-related - Curbed Boston

Students are pouring back into the Boston area, including to Cambridge’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard.<p>While there are plenty of sites to take in at and around those two schools, the surrounding city holds a fair amount of wonderment on its own.<p>Here’s a map of eight Cambridge …

New England

The 50 Best New Travel Apps for 2017

Choosing the right app can be just as confusing as deciding where to stay or how to get there. So we’ve combed through dozens of the latest travel …

Apps

Could This Cold Brew Really Be Magical?

When we talk about new and better ways to brew coffee, we usually talk about new methods (like cold-brewing, or new machinery)—but today I need to talk about a coffee that’s all about the ingredients.<p>It’s called <b>magical coffee</b>, and it’s going to change the way you think about iced coffee.<p>What makes …

The Completely Addictive — and Easy! — Way to Prepare Brussels Sprouts

If you would have told me 10 years ago that one of my favorite foods would one day be brussels sprouts, I would have laughed at you. But now that I've figured out the most delicious way to prepare them, I eat them all the time. This recipe takes less than 15 minutes to throw together and is …

How Can You Tell You're a Good Leader? You Motivate Others By Doing These 4 Things Daily

Everybody has an opinion about the things that bosses do to motivate people. Lets simplify it down to the very things our human nature desires at work.<p>Have you noticed how everyone seems to have an opinion about motivation -- how one is motivated, and how leaders motivate their troops? It's such a …

Employment

The Completely Addictive Method of Roasting Potatoes

Even if you already think you know how to roast potatoes, listen up, because I'd wager that this easy method blows your tried and true out of the water. With two small but significant tweaks, this dinnertime staple goes from good to simply smashing.

This Party-Ready BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad Is Wilt-Proof

Slice the chicken crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips. Place in a medium bowl, add 1/3 cup of the barbecue sauce, and toss until the chicken is fully …

Outstanding Pasta Salad Recipes, Because You Deserve Better

Give pasta salad the makeover it deserves.<p>Pasta salad draws to mind images of sad, cold noodles, haphazardly chopped veggies and maybe some diced ham packed into a plastic tub. It’s filling, it’s fine, but it’s not even remotely exciting. It shouldn’t be that way though, because pasta is delicious, …

A Chef Reveals the Only 3 Brands of Boxed Pasta Worth Buying

Did your favorite make the cut?<p>When it comes to cooking pasta noodles, the secret is in the quality of the pasta you buy, not so much in the amount …

Cooking

20 Protein-Packed Dinners With No Meat

Whether you're vegetarian, vegan, or just want to save a few bucks on your next grocery bill.

23 Vegan Instant Pot Recipes With No Meat Or Dairy

One-Pot Pasta, Coconut Quinoa Curry, Veggie Burgers, French Fries, Vegan Shepherd's Pie, Biryani Rice, Lentil Bolognese, Split Pea Soup and more.

21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.

7 Easy Dinners That Basically Make Themselves

Minimum effort, maximum payoff.

The Recipes That Changed Our Lives In 2016

We're pretty sure they'll be great in 2017, too.<p>Every year there are a flurry of new, beautiful cookbooks to delve into. There’s an overwhelming number of appetite-inducing recipes by notable food publications to try. And there’s always an avalanche of new meals to make, provided by the …

11 Cult Condiments You Can Buy on Amazon

We are living in Sriracha-mad times. Considering that 700 new condiments are introduced each month, it follows that there must be wonderful stuff …

Want to Be a Stronger Leader? Listen to These 10 Podcasts

Whether you're a CEO or an intern, leadership skills are what set you apart. Develop yours.<p>Strong leadership is about more than just telling people what to do; it's that rare but inspirational combination of enthusiasm, humility, grace, power, and wisdom.<p>Here are 10 podcast episodes that will help …

Leadership

22 Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes: Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

As beloved as Thanksgiving dinner is, it's the leftovers that folks really get excited for. After all the stress of the holiday, there's something incredibly comforting about eating cold stuffing straight from the fridge. Plus, after you've spent the past couple days cooking it's nice to be able to …