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How to Tie a Tie | The Art of Manliness

It’s a sad fact, but there are grown men who don’t know <b>how to tie a tie</b>. If they have a big interview that afternoon, they’ll go shopping for a …

18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

European Travel

4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” Even from the side of the room, …

Leadership

Three Things You Need To Know About The Brain To Build Great Teams

Ellen Leanse is the author of a new book, <i>The Happiness Hack</i>, and she explains how to exercise your brain like fitness pros explain how to exercise your muscles. The book is full of insights synthesized from extensive research. We focused on three key understandings of the brain that founders, CEOs …

Power Tools

This Superchallenging Bodyweight Workout Will Rock Every Muscle Group

While visiting New York City a few weeks ago, I knew I had to check out the ultrapopular (crazy hard) workout at DOGPOUND gym in TriBeCa. I got the …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

Leadership

Eight Great Homemade Veggie Burgers

Everyone should have a great veggie burger recipe in their repertoire, and the good news is there are infinite ways to go about it. A base of …

Cooking

6 ways to create the perfect vision board

When it comes to your ultimate goals, sometimes you really have to see it to believe it. Whether it’s backpacking across another country or dreaming …

Motivation

Guide to the ultimate North Island road trip in New Zealand

New Zealand's North Island is best experienced on the road. Just three hours away from Melbourne or Sydney, it's an accessible holiday destination …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy From Scratch

Here's a blueprint for a successful social media marketing plan.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that …

Marketing
Breakfast
Abandoned Buildings

Sippin’ Green Gazpacho

Makes about 6 cups<p>This zippy, herbaceous drinkable soup is like a trip to the farmers’ market in a glass. Coldness dulls flavor, which is why it's important to season generously while the mixture is warm.<p>August 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds English hothouse cucumbers (about 2 large), chopped<p>2 garlic …

Food Preservation

15 Vegan Salad Recipes to Serve When It’s Too Hot to Cook

We all have our ways of combating the summer heat. For some, lemonade (boozy or not) offers the only answer. And who can say no to an icy granita to keep the sweat at bay? But at lunch or dinner time, a refreshing salad that requires little to no cooking is the way to go. These 15 vegan salad …

Healthy Eating

Astronomers Will Soon Have the First-Ever Picture of a Black Hole

The center of the Milky Way galaxy, with the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*, located in the middle, as captured in x-ray and infrared in this …

Black Holes

13 Low-Carb Dinners That Are Perfect for Spring

Healthy Eating
Public Speaking

This coffee-avocado smoothie recipe might be the best thing to happen to your mornings

The mornings that allow for sitting and savoring a hot cup of coffee <i>and</i> a plate of avocado toast are to be treasured. But the reality is that the …

How To Work Only 40 Hours A Week This Year

If you plan your day well, 40 hours should be enough time to get your job done.<p>It’s no secret that most Americans work more than 40 hours a week, but are those extra hours necessary? “So many people say, ‘I have to do this,’ but they might just be putting those expectations on themselves,” says …

Time Management

This Smart Brush Will Shame You Into Taking Care Of Your Hair

We all know there are things we should be doing to better care for our hair. A new “smart brush” from Loreal’s Kérastase brand claims it can tell users exactly what those things are ― and track resulting improvements in hair health.<p>The Kérastese Hair Coach powered by Withings is “the world’s …

Hair

Butternut Squash Apple Soup with Crispy Leeks (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

|<p>I love this soup so much, but even more than that, I love the woman that created it. You may know Skinnytaste, the hugely successful blog. Gina …

Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls

I haven’t tested a new energy ball recipe in a while. These Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls reflect what I’ve been up to these days and what’s on my …

The best new books in 2017

January <b></b><p><b>The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain</b><p>She’s more than just a dab hand with a piping bag: this is a debut novel by Nadiya Hussain, winner of the Great British Bake Off 2015. The story is about four girls growing up as the only muslims in the English village of Wyvernage.<p><i>Harper</i> …

6 Designers From the ’90s Who Would Have Killed It in Fashion Right Now

There are many ways to define 2016, at least when it comes to fashion, but one of the most visible markers of this past year is the time-warp everyone seemed to be in. Nineties-fashion nostalgia was palpable, especially with the very literal reinterpretations of grunge; logomania; the raver jean; …

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

The Best Hair Color Transformations of All Time, From Marilyn Monroe to Kristen Stewart

Conventional wisdom states that a dramatic hair change is the sign of a changed life. But that particular supposition severely underestimates the potential of going from brunette to blonde, redhead, or beyond. Sometimes, a radical dye job is what changes a life—just ask anyone who’s ever found …

These 32 books will please everyone on your gift list

No gift beats the perfect book.<p>Joel Grayson, bookseller from Manhattan children’s bookstore Books of Wonder, sums up the joy of finding that ideal …

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

A newly discovered star sheds light on how ours will evolve.<p>In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current …

Universe

Build Lean Muscle with Intermittent Fasting, Carb and Calorie Cycling

<b>So, you want to get leaner and build some muscle?</b> This is the ultimate goal. Surprisingly, it is easier to reach the ultimate goal than you think. …

How a Jane Birkin Look-Alike, Model, and Stylist Shops Vintage in Paris

Louise Follain has been heralded as today’s Jane Birkin by her legions of Instagram followers, thanks to her wind-tousled bangs, plush pout, and sky-high cheekbones. Though if those features aren’t enough to convince you that Follain may be Birkin’s millennial doppelgänger, her carefree, throwback …