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Books of the year 2014

The twenty-three books this scientist read this year, offered as a guide to the interested and the wary<p>It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in …

Books

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

Apple Dutch Baby

4 Servings<p>Summon your family to the table while this dutch baby bakes; it will be fabulously puffed when it comes out, and you’ll enjoy hearing the oohs and aahs before it deflates.<p>October 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>apple cider syrup<p>4 cups apple cider<p>2 tablespoons unsalted butter<p>1 tablespoon light brown …

Breakfast

French recipes: tarte légère

This delicious recipe for tarte légère comes from the London restaurant Boulestin<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>200g puff pastry (frozen is fine)<p>4 Braeburn apples<p>20ml crème pâtissière (see below)<p>Caster sugar, for sprinkling<p>2 egg yolks<p>40g apricot jam<p>Jersey cream, to serve<p>Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.<p>Dust your work …

Baking

Wine Review: The best matches for apple dishes

Want to know what to pour with Diana Henry's apple recipes? Read on...<p>I’ve got a basket laden with appley drinks to go with Diana Henry's wonderful recipes, above. They’re not all made from apples, in truth, since some wines naturally deliver an apple flavour. Sweet chenins from the Loire Valley, …

Sausages

11 Beers Made with Breakfast Foods Like Bacon, Oats, and Coffee

From oatmeal stouts to maple-bacon ales, 11 beers that take flavor inspiration from the most important meal of the day: breakfast<p>On January 11, sometime around sunrise, thousands of beer-drinking Floridians began flocking to Funky Buddha Brewery, located outside of Fort Lauderdale. Who wanted brews …

Beer

Cocktail of the week: The Referendum, The Whip

If you're celebrating Burns Night, this cocktail is the perfect alternative to endless glasses of whisky<p>It’s Burns Night, and all across the country, people will be reaching for a “wee dram” of whisky to toast the Scottish poet’s memory.<p>If you prefer cocktails to straight spirits, we’ve got a list …

Cocktails

Patricia Michelson: how to prepare a cheeseboard

The cheese expert and owner of La Fromagerie shares her tips on styling a seasonal board<p><b>Build up flavour</b> <br>Choose five or six varieties for your board – eight maximum – so your taste buds are not muddled by too many flavours. Buy about 30g per cheese, per person. Your first taste from the board …

9 Awesome Margarita Recipes to Quench Your Thirst for Tequila

We'd never turn down one of these frosty margarita recipes.<p>Whether you prefer your 'ritas shaken up with triple sec and lime or blended up with an avocado (trust us—it works!), these 9 recipes will help you get your tequila fix, stat. Bottoms up!

Cocktails

Tribe Sports

The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people

On Bastoy prison island in Norway, the prisoners, some of whom are murderers and rapists, live in conditions that critics brand 'cushy' and 'luxurious'. Yet it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe<p>The first clue that things are done very differently on Bastoy prison island, which lies a …

Pint to pint: The Red Lion Inn, Northumberland

Our guide to the best British pubs. This week: The Red Lion Inn, Northumberland .<p>Exactly 500 years ago on Monday, Henry VIII’s army marched to Northumberland to engage with James IV, King of Scots and his force of 35,000 men. The English, under the command of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, expected …

Henry Viii

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Cooking

Catherine Lim and LKY

<b>By Robert Yeo</b><p>The sentence, Speak Truth to Power, is a Quaker advice and it summed up what Catherine Lim did in a dinner talk she gave at Tanglin Club …

Self-Criticism

Homegrown shortage a disgrace - Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand won 81 caps for England © PA Photos<p>Enlarge<p>Rio Ferdinand would like to see a quota system to ensure English players get enough chances …

Soccer

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …

Jamie Oliver is right - young EU migrants have stronger work ethic

Jamie Oliver is lucky he hasn’t been lynched. I suspect fame brings its own security guards. That said, like him or loathe him, you have to admire a …

Jamie Oliver

Transparency is great unless maybe you're a multi-million-earning CEO whose employees are making minimum wage. A new proposed SEC rule would require public companies to report how much their employees are earning compared with the CEO. http://bit.ly/16NIBh5

11 Body Language Essentials for Your Next Negotiation | Inc.com

<i>Negotiating successfully is about more than just saying the right thing. Commanding body language is an essential business tactic and has been studied for years--but mastering it can be a challenge. We asked 11 successful entrepreneurs from YEC for their best body-language tips.</i><p><b>1. Mirror Their</b> …

Public Speaking

Recipe for Success

What gets you up in the morning?<p>Often we want to throw money at people in an effort to engage them, and tie them to us. Sometimes comp experts even …

Director general says BBC must cut red tape and learn from Apple

Tony Hall, the BBC’s director-general, has ordered a “bonfire of the boards” in an attempt to cut red-tape across the corporation.<p>Writing for the <i>Telegraph</i>, Lord Hall says he is planning to halve the number of BBC committees and steering groups which “hamper creativity” and “dilute accountability”. …

United Kingdom

How Anyone Can Be A More Influential Leader

Everyone wants to know how to be more influential. But most of us don't really think we can have the kind of charisma we associate with someone like …

Body Language