Cory Churches

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Using maths to explain the universe

LEONARD SUSSKIND is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is …

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a …

Why Underslept People Cheat You

How much sleep does a person need in order to be more ethical? At least 6 hours, new research suggests. Here’s what that means for you and your staff.<p>Fudging numbers, taking colleagues’ credit, neglecting to bring forth important information: Temptations to cheat abound in our working lives. Where …

What economists get wrong about the jobs crisis

Government must take a multi-pronged approach to solve our unemployment woes<p>On June 4th, the Roosevelt Institute will bring together leading thinkers, activists, and policymakers for A Bold Approach to the Jobs Emergency: Setting the Political Agenda for 2014 and 2016, a daylong conference in …

3 Of The Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches Ever

Yes, commencement speeches are often little more than platitudes. But as David Foster Wallace, Jeff Bezos, and Arianna Huffington show us, some platitudes can save your life.<p>After the cherry blossoms have fallen from their branches in rising temperatures of the late springtime, we are every year …

Oscar Winner William Monahan On How To Write Unforgettable Dialogue

William Monahan, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of “The Departed,” shares invaluable insight on character-driven dialogue, incorporating speech patterns, and the screenwriter as a performer.<p><i>“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.”</i><br>–Frank …

Writing

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Love Letter: Monterey Bay Aquarium

I was thinking that as part of my ongoing effort to share more of myself on here, I thought I would talk about Monterey briefly ahead of my big …

How Different Cultures Handle Personal Space

Our perspectives on personal space — the distance we keep between the person in front of us at an ATM, the way we subdivide the area of an elevator — are often heavily influenced by the norms of the places we inhabit.<p>Jerry Seinfeld once focused an episode of his sitcom on the concept of personal …

Joy Turns To Tragedy As Bride And 4 Others Die In Limo Fire

This is one of the weekend's saddest stories.<p>Investigators are trying to determine what caused a horrific fire inside a limousine late Saturday night on the San Mateo Bridge over San Francisco Bay. A new bride and four of her friends — all women — died as they tried to escape. Four other women, who …

Expert Advice For Divorcing Women: Coping Emotionally, While You're Thinking Financially

In my work as a Divorce Financial Strategist™, I always advise clients to Think Financially, Not Emotionally® as they are negotiating their divorce financial settlement. Thinking financially results in the best possible outcome and establishes a secure foundation for your future as an independent …

The Story of Sriracha

We're no strangers to sriracha. In fact, we like it in our beer, our mayo, and sprinkled on everything from roasted vegetables to grilled meats. …

Recipes

Chili-Spiced Skirt Steak Tacos Recipe

Chili powders form the base of a marinade for this skirt steak, which is grilled, sliced, and piled into corn tortillas with tomatoes, cilantro, and cilantro cream for a beefy, spicy, fresh, and cool taco.<p>Adapted from Food & Wine<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients2 teaspoons sweet paprika1 teaspoon …

Better Tacos al Pastor Recipe

A second attempt at replicating the taste and texture of al pastor at home came with some nice improvements, along with a few set backs, using an interesting technique that could hold future promise.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a …

How to Find a Mentor: A Look at Hindu Gurus

The importance of working with a Guru has been thoroughly emphasized in Hinduism. One cannot imagine salvation without a Guru. In one of the most …

Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession

When is doing what you love just a hobby...and when should you take the leap to start your own endeavor?<p>It is the classic dream of entrepreneurship: to make a living doing what you love.<p>Whether it's taking a love of baking and starting a cupcake empire, or moving from a 9-to-5 job in IT to …

Small Business

Ex-sommelier launches Foodia for food check-ins. And the app fragmentation continues

The "what I'm eating" Instagram pic, or status update, or Tweet, is as cliched as they come. But that hasn't stopped us from posting photo after …

Apps

How Costa Coffee Used Data To Drive Loyalty And Sales

U.K. chain Costa Coffee use customer data from multiple sources to create sharply targeted communications that drive a loyalty program that actually works for buyer and brand.<p>With a coffee shop, maybe two, on every street corner, coffee has become the ultimate takeout commodity. Yet despite coffee …

Customer Experience

tiny poppy seed ‘taschen

My track record with hamantaschen — those three-cornered filled cookies traditionally limited to Purim, but shouldn’t be, because did I mention that …

vermontucky lemonade

This is how I’ve decided to prepare for summer this year: 1. Buy tiny madras shorts and aviator sunglasses for the toddler. Like I could resist. 2. …

rhubarb streusel muffins

Today I’m conquering some frequently unanswered frequently asked questions.* In short, no, my cookbook isn’t done yet. “But Deb,” I’m sure you’re …

rhubarb snacking cake

Almost every year, as soon as the weather gets warm, I become obsessed with a simple, single layer cake that can be made in little time and that I …

Dessert

pink lemonade bars

Last year, not seconds after putting the final touches on what I certain was The Lemon Bar To End All Lemon Bars, a recipe intended for that little …

Dessert

ethereally smooth hummus

For as long as I have written this website — yes, even longer than it has been since I told you the wee white lie that Paula Wolfert’s hummus was all …

bee sting cake

Nobody could mistake me for a person who moves quickly. I “run” at a treadmill speed that would never catch a thief, and barely these days, a …

Baking

italian stuffed cabbage

Prior to November, what I knew of stuffed cabbage rolls were limited to the Jewish/Eastern European variety, which I make the way my mother-in-law …

Recipes

Beyond IQ: What Makes The Difference Between Success And Failure In Life

“IQ is a pretty miserable predictor of life achievement,” writes Robert Steinberg in <i>How Practical and Creative Intelligence Determine Success in Life</i>. I couldn’t agree more, especially when it comes to a successful career that begins at school.<p>As a long time educator, I have seen far too many …

Ten amazing memories: Heartwarming stories of my dog, Brando (2000-2013)

There were many reasons to love my dog Brando. Here are just 10 of them<p>When I was in first grade, I wrote my first "published" story, for our school's mimeographed weekly publication. It was a memoir actually. It was the story of our family cat, Puss, who had just passed away. It was only …