Tony Chan

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The Research Is Clear: Long Hours Backfire for People and for Companies

Andrew Nguyen/HBR STAFF<p>Managers want employees to put in long days, respond to their emails at all hours, and willingly donate their off-hours — nights, weekends, vacation — without complaining. The underlings in this equation have little control; overwork cascades from the top of the …

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One Hand Tied Behind His Back

MELBOURNE—Roger Federer has been told by a few of us pundits in recent years that he should try to develop a two-handed backhand to counter the …

Playing Ball: Tennis More Than Ever

Christmas for adults is largely a <i>remembered</i> holiday. Every year at this time we’re reminded of the magical sound that the word had for us as kids, …

Housing Affordability Has Been Getting Worse for Decades (And the Problem Isn't Unique to San Francisco)

There are three arguments floating around as to why the rent is too damn high in San Francisco, all of which just happen to serve the interests of …

With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf

Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of …

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Hankook's new airless tire concept

Never fix a flat again.<p>Out of all the pieces of tech that can be found in the modern automobile, the tire seems to be the part that has evolved the least over the years. To bemore specific, fact that tires are still full of that archaic thing known as air has arguably led to more inconveniences …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …

'The Bone Season': Could This Be The Next Harry Potter? Maybe!

Samantha Shannon is being touted as the new J. K. Rowling. She's 21, a fresh graduate of Oxford, where she was a student when she wrote <i>The Bone Season</i>, the first in a projected seven-novel urban fantasy series. She's got a film deal with the new London studio set up by Andy Serkis of Lord of the …

A Dystopian View Of America's 'Fallen' Suburbs

The suburbs can be a creepy place. And they are at their creepiest in Patrick Flanery's new novel, <i>Fallen Land</i>. Set outside an unnamed American city, this dark and complex thriller plays out in a half-built subdivision where construction ground to a halt during the housing crisis.<p>The warped, broken …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

How To Fight Racial Bias When It's Silent And Subtle

In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse — especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin — prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.<p>Scientists agree there's little doubt that hate-filled racism is real, but a growing body of social …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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A Stunning Two Year Time-lapse Of San Francisco's Fog

Shooting any form of time-lapse video takes a tremendous amount of patience, but San Francisco Bay resident Simon Christen certainly has more than …

Episode 471: The Eddie Murphy Rule

On today's show, we talk to commodities traders to answer one of the most important questions in finance: What actually happens at the end of Trading Places?<p>We know something crazy happens on the trading floor. We know that Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd get rich and the Duke brothers lose …

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Beneath the Clouds – Incredible Underwater Photography by Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee is from Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and her photography can make you want to live there too. She captures the full beauty of island …

Summer’s Must-See Documentaries

Sometimes the free-flowing beer and searing summer sun need to be counteracted with a little brain food and air-conditioning. Fortunately, a …