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Are Processes Slowing Your Company Down? Try These 8 Simplifying Tips

Prohibiting left turns may seem like a strange way to simplify, but this single decision has hugely impacted UPS. As a result of its drivers avoiding left turns, the company saves 10 million gallons of gas annually, delivers 350,000 more packages every year, and it reduced its average time per …

Employment

Ask Better Questions

<b>Leslie K. John</b> and <b>Alison Wood Brooks,</b> professors at Harvard Business School, say people in business can be more successful by asking more and better questions. They talk through what makes for a great question, whether you’re looking to get information or get someone to like you. They’re the …

Want to write the perfect resume? Stop making it all about yourself

There's a lot of advice out there for writing resumes. From the ideal number of job titles to the optimum length, opinions differ. But at least …

Collect $3,333 In Monthly Dividends On Just $500,000 For Life

Most investors with $500,000 in their portfolios think they don’t have enough money to retire on.<p>They do – they just need to do two things with their …

Amazon Is Paying Its Employees $12,000 to Train for a Job at Another Company. And It's Brilliant

The forward-thinking company helps employees forward their dream careers--even if it means it's not at Amazon.<p>In a hot job market, it's hard enough to figure out how to spot rising talent and then have a plan for how to keep that talent in your company.<p>So training employees and giving them job …

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Learning

The Ultimate Body Transformation Plan

How much can you change your body in four weeks? More than you think – but only if you have three things: a good exercise plan, smart eating rules, …

MATERIAL CHOICES

Semihandmade doors are grouped by composition (melamine, wood veneer, etc) and by price. The least expensive choices start at the top, but note that …

YouTube has compiled all of the Super Bowl 52 commercials for your enjoyment [Video]

If you’re like me, you don’t watch the Super Bowl for the game. You watch it for the commercials. Well if you just want to binge watch the ads, you’re in luck because YouTube has compiled them all into one place for your enjoyment…<p>YouTube has updated the Adblitz website with all of the Super Bowl …

Super Bowl LII Is Minnesota’s Chance To Secede From The Midwest

The state is embracing the cold and rebranding itself as “The North.” But does this new identity represent everyone who lives in this historically Scandinavian region?<p>The population of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, increased this week by one million people as the Super …

The Simple Idea That Drives Creativity At Amazon, Airbnb, And Dell

Think small.<p>When I first joined Frog design, a global innovation firm, my role was as an individual creative contributor. I was responsible for making things that helped clients better understand the business problems they faced, and offering creative solutions to those problems. My second project …

To Sound Like a Leader, Think About What You Say, and How and When You Say It

Nancy started her day feeling prepared to brief her executive team on a high-stakes project she had been working on for the past two months. She had rehearsed her slide deck repeatedly, to the point where she had every level of content practically memorized. She arrived at the meeting early and …

10 Easy, Veggie-Packed Dinners You Can Make Tonight

We all have those days when we feel so tired and lazy that the thought of assembling dinner feels daunting. A wholesome meal, packed with …

Healthy Eating

10 Comforting Meals for Busy Fall Weeknights

Every year, like clockwork, as soon as that cool chill hits the air in early fall I instantly look forward to a meal plan filled with as many …

12 Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Weekend Amazing

If you're tired of your typical breakfast routine, you'll love these delicious, simple alternatives.<p>Skip the cereal this weekend and spoil your family with one (or more) of these fabulous breakfast recipes instead. From savory shakshuka to sweet drunken french toast, there’s something on this list …

Pumpkin Bread | America's Test Kitchen

The test kitchen’s preferred loaf pan measures 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches; if using a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan, start checking for doneness five minutes early.<p>…

Our 10 Most Popular Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes

I'm a firm believer that make-ahead dinners are one of the very best gifts you can give to your future self. Walking into the kitchen at the end of …

Cooking

Savory, Secret

• 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour<br>• 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder<br>• 1 tablespoon sugar<br>• 1 teaspoon salt<br>• 8 tablespoons (115 grams) very cold unsalted butter<br>• 8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite-sized pieces<br>• 3 tablespoons whole-grain mustard<br>• 1 1/2 cups (340 grams) whole milk<br>• 2 tablespoons dried …

15 Super Simple One-Pot Pastas

You only need one dish to make a game-changing dinner—minimum cleanup, maximum flavor. We combine some of the best dinner flavors—creamy pasta, …

Foolproof New York Cheesecake | America's Test Kitchen

We prefer whole milk in this recipe, but 1 or 2 percent low-fat milk may be substituted. Do not substitute frozen cherries for the fresh cherries.<p><b>1.</b> …

Apparently We've All Just Been Cooking Mashed Potatoes Wrong

...according to Food Network chef Tyler Florence.

No Knead Brioche Brown Butter Buns

This no-knead dough is so delicious, you’re going to want to make a sleeping bag out of it. And I just might. And then I’m gonna make a pillow out of …

How to Bake a Cake in a Bundt Pan | Williams Sonoma Taste

Want a gorgeous-looking baked dessert that feels fancy but doesn’t require a lot of fuss? Then bake a Bundt cake. These German-inspired, ring-shaped cakes are incredibly simple—no layers, crumb coats or frosting required!—and all you need is a molded Bundt pan. Follow our tips (and watch our video …

17 So-Good Slow Cooker Recipes You Need to Try Before Winter Ends

It’s January, the coldest, darkest, SAD-dest month of the year, and I’m looking for anything that will make it a little cozier, brighter, and …

20 Grab-and-Go Recipes For the Busiest of Mornings

When you're busy, portable breakfasts make all the difference, and there are so many options that'll get your day off to the right start. Here are 20 ways to make it possible to eat breakfast every day, from freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches to yogurt parfaits and more recipes that you can make …

7 books that will change the way you work in 2017

Over the past year, we've covered a bunch of books that redefine "work" and offer solid tips for making it a less terrible way to spend your time.<p>Our list is a diverse sampling of advice and strategies from business-school professors, psychologists, and career coaches — all with the same goal of …

Self-improvement

Recipe: Breakfast Sangria

Slice the citrus fruit into half moons. Mix with the Cointreau in a pitcher that holds at least quarts. Add the Prosecco and cover the pitcher …

Citrus Fruit

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was happy …

Dessert

High Street on Hudson Is One of NYC's Best New All-Day Restaurants

A food writer who hates too hard on brunch — that weekly Champagne and syrup-soaked portmanteau of a meal — is like a middle-aged music critic berating the teens to quit watching Taylor Swift videos on YouTube and invest in a Led Zepplin boxed set instead. Categorical brunch anathema, I've come to …

Slow-Cooked White Chili Recipe

"This version won our chili cookoff at work a few years ago in the non-traditional category. Once the weather turns cool, this is one of the first …