dcbc

85 Added | 6 Magazines | 2 Likes | 7 Following | 3 Followers | @dcbc | Keep up with dcbc on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “dcbc”

How to Lose Your Best Employees

You want to be a great boss. You want your company to be a great place to work. But right now, at this very moment, one of your key employees might be about to walk out the door.<p>She has consistently brought her best game to work and has grown into a huge asset. But her learning has peaked, her …

Employee Engagement

An 87-year-old millionaire buried treasure in the Rockies—and he’s offered one main clue

Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. …

Archaeology

How the Fair Housing Act Failed Black Homeowners

In cities like Jacksonville and St. Louis, maps of mortgage approvals and home values in black neighborhoods look the same as they did decades ago, before the passage of the landmark fair housing law.<p>“Sue the bastards.”<p>That was the slogan adopted by the National Neighbors advocacy campaign for fair …

Housing

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics
Stormy Daniels

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Apps

One-Pot Mexican Shrimp & Orzo Will Make You a Dinner Hero

Right now we're in a sort of seasonal food purgatory — we're so completely over winter and all its thick beef stews and heavy casseroles, but fresh …

Cooking

How to Make Pulled Pork

Chef Sean Brock is a Carolina-barbecue scholar, too. Here, his grill-and-oven method for Carolina pulled pork, plus three key sauces.

BBQ

Kandinsky's Color Theory in Architecture

Color Theory

This Durable Countertop Material Is Taking On Quartz

We recently explored quartz, quartzite, marble, granite, concrete, and laminate countertops, but decided one counter material deserved its own deep …

Home Improvement

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Creativity

4 Questions Great Managers Ask Their Employees Every Week

The prerequisite for setting the stage for these questions to be asked (and answered) is transparency. Therein lies the problem for most bosses.<p>Readers of my column in management roles will often write to me asking about what they can do to improve their relationships with employees. It's not that …

Employment

Are Standing Desks The Biggest Sham Ever?

Scientific evidence show that standing desks can adversely affect your body and cognitive abilities.<p>Standing desks. Media and fans raved about them, even though little solid scientific evidence supports their alleged ergonomic and health benefits. In fact, many scientific studies show that they …

Ergonomics

The Beautiful Drawings of Michelangelo Show Us Why Architects Should Be Polymaths, Not Specialists

<i>This article was originally published by Common Edge as "Michelangelo’s Lesson: Specialization in Architecture is Not The Only Way."</i><p>A recent …

Amazon has a $27 multi-color LED light strip that syncs to your music

When we first caught wind of the DotStone Music-Syncing LED Strip Lights, we thought they sounded kind of cheesy, to be honest. Then we actually …

Social Sciences

Beautiful Eichler-inspired home draws the eye with a dramatic roof

1/17<p>Avocado Acres House by Surfside Project and Lloyd Russell<p>A coastal infill lot in Southern California has been transformed into a beautiful new …

Preparing Your Chicken This Way Is So Much Healthier

Next time you find yourself in weekday cooking rut and feel like being healthy, you can count on this meal formula to solve your kitchen woes: …

Cooking

I Bring This Salsa to Every Party, Then Eat It Alone in a Corner

It's 157% better than the jarred stuff, and it's always a party sensation—when I share.<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the homemade salsa recipe that BA.com senior editor Alex Beggs couldn’t live …

Cooking

I Just Made Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, and I Might Never Order Takeout Again

Though I’ll eat pretty much any vegetable tossed in oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and roasted in a hot oven, adding a little something extra …

BMW M5 Reclaims Record for Longest Drift With 232.5-Mile Slide

The all-new M5 gets very, very sideways<p>Apparently, world drifting records are very, very important to BMW. The German automaker lost the title it originally set in 2013 to drift-happy hooligans in a Toyota 86 in 2014, the record then standing at an impressive 89.5 miles. To promote the new 2018 BMW …

Automotive Design

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Space

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

This Detroit Furniture Startup Wants To Dethrone Ikea

Floyd wants to furnish your house forever.<p>A few years ago, Kyle Hoff moved to an apartment in Chicago and decided to bring his Ikea Malm bed with him. He took extra care to remove every bolt and screw and package them for safekeeping so he could reassemble the bed when he arrived at his new place. …

Furniture

The Female Supercomputer Designer Who Inspired Steve Jobs

The designer and artist Tamiko Thiel gets her due in a new show at MoMA.<p>It started with a T-shirt.<p>The product designer and mechanical engineer Tamiko Thiel was working for the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company Thinking Machines. She and her colleagues were building a supercomputer that proposed a …

Artificial Intelligence

We took a scientific look at whether weed or alcohol is worse for you — and there appears to be a winner

It's a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer.<p>Keep in mind that there are dozens of factors to account for, including how the substances affect your heart, brain, and behavior, and how likely you are to get hooked.<p>Time is important, too — while some effects are …

Cannabis

Yale architecture students designed this prefab home for the homeless

The home is located in New Haven’s Upper Hill neighborhood<p>First-year graduate students at the Yale School of Architecture are tasked with designing and building a structure to help combat homelessness in New Haven, Connecticut.<p>For this year’s program, called the Jim Vlock Building Project, the …

Architecture

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

Psychology