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24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

Recipe

Don’t be mistaken. This is not Gwyneth Paltrow’s “go-to nosh” after a detoxing, beachside pilates sesh’. It is, however, a full-fat, full-flavored …

Recipe

Both rustic and refined, Pâté de Campagne, or <i>country pâté</i>, could be called the cornerstone of charcuterie. Every chef worth their salt has his or …

Canada's Rich, Troubled Thomson Family

On March 10, 2006, Benjamin James Ludwick Thomson, the future Lord Thomson of Fleet and heir to the country's greatest fortune, was born in ​Toronto. …

Fence Fashion: 11 Ways to Add Curb Appeal with Horizontal Stripes

Horizontal stripes make things look wider, which is why you don’t wear them. But your garden should. A horizontal slat fence will create the same …

Landscaping

3 Variations on the Negroni

New ways to enjoy this swanky Italian cocktail.

Vermouth

All You Need to Make Barbecue Sauce Is This Formula

Cheaper, tastier, better: It's time to learn how to make homemade barbecue sauce.<p>A good sauce can save your backyard barbecue from charred yard bird to chicken wings so good, you could charge for 'em. The problem is that most store-bought barbecue sauces just aren't that stellar. They're …

BBQ

15 Cinco de Mayo Recipes That Aren’t Tacos

While the most obvious choice for celebrating Cinco de Mayo might be your old taco night standbys and a big bowl of guacamole, for the ultimate spread, we recommend branching out and trying some new dishes. Impress your fellow margarita-drinking buddies with your vast knowledge of Mexican cuisine, …

Cooking

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up Equity in Your Company

There aren’t many certainties when you’re building a company from the ground up. But one thing nearly all entrepreneurs face is the need to raise …

Venture Capital

The One Thing You Should Never Discuss During a Pitch Meeting

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

10 Places to Visit in Montreal

Restaurant impresarios are looking beyond Québécois classics at influences ranging 
from old-school Argentinean to ’70s-era Chinese. 
— Mark Slutsky

Bread

Pork and Ginger Pot Stickers

PORK AND GINGER FILLING:<p>Sprinkle cabbage with the 1/2 tablespoon of salt and let stand for 30 minutes. Place the cabbage on a clean dishtowel or …

5 Ingredients You Should Add to Your Pantry in 2016

Make 2016 the year you embrace harissa, tahini, yuzu kosho, labneh and gochujang.<p>My dream refrigerator door would have ten shallow shelves to …

Grilling

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

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TED Talks

Tips for Parents Who Want to Help Their Child Learn More About Computer Science

As I waited for my first grader, Gabriel, to come out of his after school care classroom, I powered up LightBot, a mobile game designed to introduce programming principles to kids, for his younger brother Zeke to play. After a few taps to maneuver the robot to light up the final square, Zeke …

Computer Science

How A Logo’s Color Shapes Consumers’ Opinion Of A Brand

A new study on the ethical implications of logo colors suggests that the blue might be “greener” than green when it comes to branding.<p>We live in a time of rampant greenwashing. Ever since companies realized that eco-friendliness can lure consumers, they’ve gone out of their way to market themselves …

Graphic Design

TOP FIVE | Ramen, Dan Dan, And Pho - Oh My! Where To Find Vancouver's Essential Noodles

By way of geography and circumstance, Vancouver has long been in an ideal position to gather up the noodle knowledge of the Pacific Rim. Whether …

Vancouver

‘Christian Millennials’ — Not an Oxymoron

Christianity is in decline. The “Nones” are ascendant. And Millennials are the driving force for the entire demographic disruption. So says the …

Social Media

There is no such thing as a naturally picky eater

Fussy eating may be almost entirely learned, and kids would eat everything from Brussels sprouts to broccoli—if we just gave them a chance<p>It’s almost …

Parenting

Chicken and Dumplings

This comfort-food recipe combines chicken thighs, plump dumplings, and plenty of vegetables for a meal that's warm and filling. These chicken and dumplings are ready in about an hour, so try them for a weekend meal.

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Lemon Curd

In a blender, blend the sugar with the lemon juice and zest until the sugar dissolves, 30 seconds. Add the eggs and blend on low speed until smooth …

Dessert

10 brilliant non-alcoholic cocktails for designated drivers this Christmas

Whenever you throw a party, I think it’s just good manners to offer something non-alcoholic. After all, someone has to take your guests home. So whether you are the designated driver, or a just feeling a little weary in the liver region, this selection of non alcoholic cocktails will make sure you …

Food Preservation

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

Landscape Photography

These are the 25 best beers in the world according to beer lovers

1/<p>#25 Ann — Hill Farmstead Brewery<p>Hill Farmstead/Twitter<p><b>Average user rating:</b>4.51<p><b>ABV:</b> 6.5%<p>This light, wine barrel-aged Saison beer is brewed in …

Best whipped cream ever? Just make it yourself

Homemade whipped cream. Just try it, and you'll probably never look at the store brands again. Nothing beats the flavor or texture of the stuff you make yourself, and it's hardly a complicated process. Purists are right — using a hand whisk is one of the best ways. But some of us think that the …

8 Questions The Smartest Candidates Ask In Job Interviews

The job interview can be one of the most stressful challenges. Here are some questions that you can ask to make the most of the interview process.