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7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Pastiera

Scott Conant has only one thing in mind after Easter dinner: his family's Italian cheesecake.<p>Make the crust: Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, …

Make This Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken and Broccoli for Dinner

February is not my favorite month. While I'd like to think I'd spend time in my kitchen making long, labor-intensive dinners, like lasagna bolognese …

'Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal': Employees say Whole Foods is using 'scorecards' to punish them

Whole Foods has a new inventory-management system aimed at making stores more efficient and cutting down on food waste. And employees say the retailer's method of ensuring compliance is crushing morale.<p>The new system, called order-to-shelf, or OTS, has a strict set of procedures for purchasing, …

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

Petal gets $13 million to build a credit card for those without a credit history

You might be enjoying the benefits of a credit card with robust rewards today, but odds are when you were first getting started, it was hard to get even close to a card like that.<p>That’s because, for those just getting started or who have a poor credit history, those cards are generally out of reach …

Meet Paria Farzaneh, London Fashion Week sensation

VOGUE HOMMES FASHION<p>At just 23 years old, Paria Farzaneh, who just graduated from Ravensbourne University, presented a debut collection earlier this …

Middle East

Everyone Will Love This Honey Garlic Butter Chicken

If you're like me and would rather wipe down your cast iron than clean a sheet pan (because parchment paper doesn't always cut it), then this recipe …

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Cool iPad, Bro: Rethinking Hotels for Millennials

Some hotels are figuring out how to crack the millennial code. Hint: It's not just about having a hip lobby.<p>The first thing most people in marketing will tell you is that the goal is not to create things specifically aimed at millennials, the oft-maligned generation who have never heard TV static …

Hospitality

This Indian Butter Chicken Is the Perfect 30-Minute Meal

There's something magical about picking up some spicy Indian takeout and pouring yourself a cold glass of Riesling on a night when you really don't …

4 Ways Managers Can Be More Inclusive

Management teams and organizations that prioritize inclusion attract better talent and perform better. Dozens of studies have demonstrated that more-diverse teams make better decisions than less-diverse teams.<p>Many leaders know this but still struggle with making day-to-day work more inclusive.<p>By …

11 Baking Ratios Every Pro Should Memorize

You’ve heard it said before that baking is a science — and it’s true. Ratios are the backbone of our favorite recipes for cookies, cakes and more. …

Baking

How, When, & Why to reset the PRAM & SMC on your Mac

Is your Mac acting just…<i>odd</i>? Stuff like drives not appearing, screens not adjusting correctly, Bluetooth problems, AirPort non connecting? Maybe your fan is running non-stop or your battery has said that it is 50% charged…for two days…and your MacBook is <i>plugged in</i>. Yeah, these aren’t problems that …

Operating Systems

8 Pull Apart Recipes We Can’t Wait To Tear Into

What is it about pull-apart recipes that really make us ogle? Perhaps the fact that they are pretty much always filled with some sort of ooey, gooey, …

Middle East meets west in this za’atar bun recipe

I was born in Damascus, Syria. Though I grew up between London and Qatar, my mother made the trip back to Syria to give birth to me and each of my siblings so she could be with her family.<p>My grandparents were the last of my immediate relatives to live in Palestine. They fled in 1948, in what we …

Recipes

Award Winning Carrot Cake Cupcakes

<b>Ingredients</b><p>Cream Cheese Frosting<p>1 cup European-style unsalted butter (such as Plugra), softened<br>• 1 1/2 cups cream cheese, softened<br>• 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar<br>• 1/4 cup whole milk<br>• 3/4 tablespoon very high quality vanilla extract<br>• 1 small orange, juiced and zested<p>Cupcakes<p>1 cup flour<br>• 1/2 tablespoon baking …

Chill with the Pie, Here are 5 New Desserts You Should Try for Thanksgiving This Year

Okay, hear me out: Pie is wonderful. While pumpkin, pecan, and apple pie can certainly have a place on the Thanksgiving menu (there's plenty of …

Baking

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.<p>It's just not autumn without pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple scents.

Slow Cookers

Citroën's DS Brand More Likely for U.S. Than Ever

We’ve been following a possible U.S.-market launch of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s upmarket DS brand since late last year. Today, such a launch is more probable than ever, as we’ve been told by PSA sources that a move into the U.S. market is “necessary” and that it would likely happen within the next few …

Stop Worrying About How Much You Matter

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>For many years — almost as long as he could remember — Ian* owned and ran a successful pub in his small town in Ireland. Ian was well-known around town. He had lots of friends, many of whom he saw when they came to eat and drink, and he was happy.<p>Eventually, Ian decided to …

This Week in Recipes

• Savory Bacon-Cheddar Pancakes With Corn and Jalapeño<br>• Farinata (Italian Chickpea Pancake)<br>• Chorizo and Halloumi Pancakes With Fried Eggs<br>• Testaroli (Tuscan Pancake Pasta) With Pesto

How to Make Baklava Pie

Fact: The only thing more satisfying than saying baklava is eating it. So let's get right to our recipe for baklava pie. It's got all the things you love about the traditional kind--crunchy nuts, gooey honey, flaky phyllo dough--but we prepare the dessert like a pie rather than a pastry. Just serve …

A Special Place Cake

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and every Sunday, Posie Harwood from 600 Acres will share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should be eating your (brown sugar pound) cake with a view.</i><p>Cake is always welcome. It's good in …

Timex Waterbury Watch

To honor its roots, Timex continues to celebrate pure craftsmanship and authentic watchmaking with the Waterbury, named after the city in Connecticut …

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at Men’s Health You’ll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick… Fast food tries to fool us …

A Potato Salad That Gets (& Deserves) Your Attention

<i>Salad shouldn't be an obligation or an afterthought—and it doesn't always have to be kale, either. Every other Thursday, Elizabeth Stark from Brooklyn Supper will help you make salads you actually want to eat.</i><p><i>Today: The recipe you need to transform potato salad from obligatory barbecue guest into</i> …

Building the Perfect Cheeseburger

<i>You know you love your great aunt's banana bread, but you probably don't know</i> why <i>you do. In Modern Comfort, Ashley Rodriguez from Not Without Salt figures out what makes our favorite classics work, and then makes them even better.</i><p><i>Today: How to make the perfect cheeseburger, from bun to beef and</i> …

10 “Mad Men” 1960s-Inspired Recipes for the Final Season

The last season of <i>Mad Men</i> starts on April 5, and here at CHOW we’ve gathered a series of 1960's-inspired recipes perfect for your <i>Mad Men</i> viewing …