Alexander Preben Kielland Krag

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The Executive's Guide To Wine: Part I

It’s finally cocktail season. After a seemingly interminable winter here in New York, the alfresco café doors are opening and meeting clients out for a drink after work no longer comes with the fear of being snowed-in and missing the train home, or trudging through those horrible craters of brown …

This Is What Getting Hit With an Avalanche Looks Like

Needless to say, it's terrifying.<p>On Saturday, an avalanche hit a base camp at Mount Everest, following the earthquake in Nepal that killed an estimated 2,500 people. According to <i>The New York</i> <i>Times</i>, at least 18 people died as a result of the tragic force, and dozens more were seriously injured.<p>German …

“Keep typing until it turns into writing”: 15 pieces of sage wisdom from NYT columnist David Carr

<b>David Carr (AP/Michel Euler)</b><p>The wise words David Carr gave us will live on forever.<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>February 13, 2015 6:02pm (UTC)<p>David Carr, acclaimed New York Times media columnist and rumpled mensch, died Thursday night in Manhattan. He is survived, however, by his wife, three children -- and the …

The 9 smartest marriage tips ever

<b>(Andrey Bayda via Shutterstock)</b><p>Forget the relationship help aisle — this is the best marital advice the world has to offer<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>October 13, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>Next to my desk there is a fallen pile of relationship-advice books. It looks like a miniature city of ruins, a very pink …

Eyetracking Study Reveals What People Actually Look At When Shopping Online

Not just boobs! (But yes, definitely boobs.)<p>When you pull up a website, what’s the first thing you look at? The stock photo model splashed across the page? The large company logo at the top? The search bar?<p>EyeQuant, a German artificial intelligence software company that offers predictive …

The Most Interesting Man Once Threw a Party So Exclusive Even He Wasn’t There

You know who he is. Right now, he’s probably luging Mount Everest or quail hunting in Tunisia. He is the only man alive able to tweet 141 characters. Once, he saw a quadruple rainbow and hiked on, unimpressed. He is…The Most Interesting Man in the World. And last night, he threw a party.<p>You know …

Not So Long Ago, In Iraq

It hasn’t taken long for the Iraq war to feel like a relic of history. Although U.S. troops withdrew from the conflict a mere 17 months ago, the story of the war already seems set in a bygone era—circumstances that have quickly been buried under an avalanche of newer crises. Photojournalist Michael …

The Art of Digital Correspondence

Technology, Martin Heidegger argues in “The Thing,” cannot bring people closer together. In 7,000 words of characteristically abstruse prose, he …

To Be Authentic, Look Beyond Yourself

Authenticity — what is it, who has it, and how do you get it? Most people associate authenticity with being true to oneself — or “walking the talk.” But there’s a problem with that association; it focuses on how <i>you</i> feel about <i>yourself</i>. Authenticity is actually a relational behavior, not a …

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