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Being Engaged at Work Is Not the Same as Being Productive

The holy grail of today’s workplace is high employee engagement. According to Gallup’s oft-cited research on the topic, just about one-third of U.S. employees are engaged on the job. That number drops to 13% worldwide, and has held steady for years. Many companies are investing heavily to identify …

Top Tips for Teaching Self-Confidence

Some children naturally have a lot of confidence in themselves and in what they are capable of. They take on leadership roles, fight to be the stars of their class, and they excel in all areas that are expected of them.<p>For other children, it can feel like an endless battle to fit in. They may feel …

The 20 Most Comforting Ina Garten Recipes to Make in This Lifetime

If you're searching for comfort foods, you'll likely end up landing on Ina Garten's recipes. The Barefoot Contessa has developed a well-deserved reputation as the queen of doable, crowd-pleasing, and comforting recipes, both savory and sweet. Consider this your official Ina Garten bucket list of …

If Your Team Agrees on Everything, Working Together Is Pointless

Collaboration is crumpling under the weight of our expectations. What should be a messy back-and-forth process far too often falls victim to our desire to keep things harmonious and efficient. Collaboration’s promise of greater innovation and better risk mitigation can go unfulfilled because of …

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

The 25 Best Rosés Under $25

Brace yourself. Rosé season starts this weekend. The drink pink boom means pale and pretty wines will be poured at patio parties everywhere to …

5 Ways to Use this Fantastic Roasted Rhubarb Recipe

This single rhubarb recipe will go the distance in your kitchen.<p>My go-to rhubarb recipe is really simple, nearly effortless and incredibly versatile. …

Rhubarb

Neuroscience Helps Foster Diversity in the Workplace

<b>Today’s tech-savvy children will grow up to expect a workplace that’s more representative of their peer population. Research proves this is a smart</b> …

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

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The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

How to Upgrade Your Kitchen and Save Money at a Restaurant Supply Store

I recently emptied my entire kitchen of all its contents in preparation for a complete renovation. In the process, I managed to fill not one but <i>two</i> rooms with all the gear I own.* Those piles of cookware, appliances, tools, and utensils are the result of a longstanding kitchenware shopping …

Cookbook Love Letter: Tom Colicchio's Think Like a Chef

The sight of Tom Colicchio by himself on the dance floor struck me as odd even then. He wasn't dancing strangely, at least not that I remember, and there was nothing unusual about him dancing alone. Everyone else at that party in 2003 or 2004 was shimmying about solo, too. And it wasn't because of …

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Does Your Career Suffer If You Say NO at Work?

As a coach, I've been exploring the topic of saying NO for a while now. Part of my work has been to create a workshop and develop a new program for the topic.<p>Some of my research includes asking women the reasons they don't say NO when they want to at work.<p>Here are the top reasons that I heard from …

Stay Connected: How Everyday Leaders Engage People

Right now -- as you are reading this sentence -- almost 70 percent of your staff is alienating your customers, keeping you from achieving your goals, or costing your operation money that could be used for more productive purposes.<p>Scary, huh?<p><b>What This Means For You</b><p>Creating a fully engaged team has a …

Will SpaghettiOs Be the Turning Point in the GMO Wars?

The fight over genetically modified food involves some pretty weighty issues: global food security, the pros and cons of corporate mass-scale agriculture, how society deals with risk management when a small group of passionate advocates dishonestly trumps up fears to promote their values. So it's …

US repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's now harder to find out where your beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered.<p>After more than a decade of wrangling, …

Agriculture

It’s time for family-friendly tech: What Zuckerberg got right and Mayer got wrong

My mother-in-law learned that her father didn’t want her to go to college; it was a waste. She was just going to end up as a wife and mother, after all.<p>When enrolled at George Washington University, pursuing a career in math, she wanted to take a course in the graduate school of engineering on …

Silicon Valley

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2015 (+ the Ones I'm Hunting in 2016)

Behold! These are the ten Genius Recipes you all (and we all) loved the most in 2015. There aren't too many surprises here—chewy-crisp chocolate chip cookies that happen to be vegan, magically creamy scrambled eggs, and three kinds of chicken (two of them cooked in milk, you smart creatures!). I …

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22 Superrich Recipes to Break Your Resolution in the Best Way Possible

It's that time of the year when everyone's made some kind of New Year's resolution, and for a lot of people that means trying to eat better. That's all well and good—I would never begrudge someone for trying to be healthier—but if you're going to spend most of your time eating kale and chia seeds …

A question about a recipe: Pork Stew with White Beans and Butternut Squash

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The Most Popular Recipes from 2015

The most popular, clicked-on recipes from Bon Appétit in 2015.<p><b>Yet another year of exciting culinary adventures is coming to a close</b>, so as you gear up to say hello to 2016, check out all of your favorite recipes from 2015. From basic bulgogi to scrambled eggs to that famous Momofuku Milk Bar …

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Uber tries to limit size in class-action lawsuit with new driver contract

If there ever was a time for Uber drivers to carefully read their contracts, it’s now.<p>The on-demand transportation company on Friday issued a new driver partner agreement to Uber drivers containing a revised arbitration clause that would exclude anyone who signs it from participating in current or …

Class Action

DJI announces $15,000 agricultural drone designed to spray crops

DJI is known for its consumer drones; the Phantom 3 series is our recommendation for the best drone you can buy. But the Chinese company's latest model, the eight-rotor Agras MG-1, goes in another direction entirely — it's designed for agricultural use. The primary use of the Agras is spraying …

Essential Tools

With their smooth surface and cool temperature, marble pastry slabs are a baker's best friend. They're great for rolling out your holiday pie crusts, laminating doughs, and tempering chocolate. This marble version is pretty enough (albeit heavy) to use as a serving platter.<p>Marble Pastry Slab<p>$49.95 …

Why Men Have More Help Getting to the C-Suite

At the last big Apple media event, I was left scratching my head. Executive after executive came out, presented a new product or upgrade, and emphasized how new and cool it was. But the leaders giving these presentations? The vast majority, not to put too fine a point on it, were old white guys. …

The Ultimate Guide to Roasting Your Vegetables

Your oven is about to do a happy dance...if that were possible.<p>Everyone—even if you don't cook very often—needs to master roasted vegetables. And, to be honest, there's not even that much to master: just some chopping, seasoning, and adding a bit of fat. For firm but tender veg with a nicely …

Sweet Potatoes

Authentic Workplaces Don’t Try to Make Everyone the Same

Look around your organization, at the people with whom you interact every day. What do you see? Does your workplace reflect a relative balance of males and females in leadership positions? A healthy range of diversity in terms of age, skin color, religious conviction, culture, or/and sexual …