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Ancho Chile Braised Country Style Pork Ribs<p>Prep time<p>30 mins<p>Cook time<p>1 hour 35 mins<p>Total time<p>2 hours 5 mins<p>Country style pork ribs braised in a sweet, …

Recipes

A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything

Crispy Mushroom Chips

Doing some party planning? Don’t be caught unprepared, gang; you don’t want to find yourself elbow-deep in buckets of sickly-sweet buffalo wings and …

War

Health-Bent | Food Worth Eating | Korean Barbecue Osso Buco

• tallow<br>• 4 beef shanks<br>• 2 c beef stock<br>• 2 T fresh ginger<br>• 1 T fresh garlic<br>• 1/4 c coconut sugar or brown sugar<br>• 1/4 c coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce<br>• 1 t …

Not Your Average Blueberry Breakfast Muffin

Preheat the oven to 210*C.<p>In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Get messy – use your hands – and mix it well. Pop a few blueberries!<p>Plop them …

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies (Gluten-Free, Paleo Friendly)

<i>These zippy ginger molasses crinkle cookies are gluten-free, paleo friendly and filled with holiday spice.</i><p>I love the smell of the holidays. We’ve got …

Apply the 80/20 Rule to Creating and Nurturing Relationships

You've probably heard of the Pareto Principle: 80% of consequences stem from 20% of causes. When it comes to networking and meeting people though, …

Networking

How to Be Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

According to Olivia Fox Cabane, author of <i>The Charisma Myth</i>, there are three components to charisma: Presence, Power, and Warmth. Last week we talked …

The Biceps Exercise that Will Crush Your Lower Body

We guarantee you’ve never tried this one<p>Pump up your biceps by getting down—into a <i>spider</i> lunge.<p>What, exactly, is a spider lunge? It’s a deep lunge that improves your hip mobility and core strength, while lighting up the muscles of your legs and shoulders.<p>The benefit to your arms: “When you perform …

Are You A Dog Owner Or A Dog Parent? This CEO Wants To Know

Matt Meeker’s growing business caters to the canine obsessed.<p>Would your father buy your product if not for a paternal reflex to support his child?<p>Without intending to conduct such a personal proof-of-concept experiment, Matt Meeker, president and CEO of Bark & Co., found out that for his dog-themed …

10 Ways to Make Your Day Extraordinary

Suffering from the blahs? Do something about it. Here are 10 suggestions on how to make an ordinary day something special.<p>Sometimes people get in a rut. The hours drag on, boredom making you feel like you are slogging through mud. Don't let the office blahs get you down. If you surrender to …

Work-life Balance

Entrepreneurs Are 'Calculated' Risk Takers -- The Word That Can Be The Difference Between Failure And Success

I wish I had the thought that led to the headline, but I didn’t.<p>“Entrepreneurs are not risk takers. They are calculated risk takers,” is something that Leonard C. Green tells his students each semester at Babson College, which has been the number one school for teaching entrepreneurship for as long …

A Question You Should Ask Every Day

This simple question makes people remember what they truly value and appreciate.<p><i>Note to reader: The best part of this post is at the end, but please don't skip ahead.</i><p>In my experience, there is a question you can ask almost anybody and make them feel better about themselves and their place in the …

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Promoting Employees: Do You Favor Seniority or Superiority?

When you're growing fast, you need to make the promotion process simple and effective. So what's the best way to decide who deserves to move up?<p><i>Dear Jeff,</i><p><i>My company is growing at such a rapid rate that I'm tempted to start promoting people based on seniority. I know that is not a perfect solution</i> …

The Workplace

30-Hour Work Week: The Key to a Healthier Economy

A new book argues the way to a fairer economy and greater happiness is for all of us to start working 30-hour weeks. Sounds great, but would it work?<p>Blame it on our Puritan forbearers, but in America, it’s generally thought that the road to the good life generally involves work, and lots of it. …

Economics

Feedback Without The Fireworks: How Not To Be A Negative Creep

Negative feedback is an important reality of the workplace. But it can often backfire. Here’s how to do it the right way.<p><i>Why hasn’t anyone told Jim to get rid of half of his slides; the client literally fell asleep during his presentation. There goes Sarah, interrupting again; doesn’t she know how</i> …

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free …

Infographics

Walking Meetings: So Much More Productive Than You Think

Whether you're in San Francisco or New York or a small town, get out of the office and use your city's sidewalks as a meeting space. You'd be surprised how productive it is.<p>For the past 3 years, I’ve been conducting walk-n-talks with every employee in AnswerLab. As my CEO role brought me further …

San Francisco

Roasted Chestnuts (From Your Toaster Oven)

Personally, I find chestnuts a real pain to cook and peel so I like to buy them ready to eat. Trader Joe’s sells some that are steamed, peeled, and …

Looks Can Be Convincing: To Get Promoted, Just Appear Competent

If you’re confident enough, new research suggests, people will think you’re right.<p>In a perfect–or at least more rational world–the most qualified people would rise fastest. But new research suggests that just appearing to be competent is as important to getting ahead.<p>How so? Think about why …

New York University

If Your Glass Is Half Empty, Rejoice: How Pessimism Can Make You More Productive

Because optimists don’t wear seatbelts.<p>When a thousand CEOs were surveyed about their half-full/half-empty outlooks, more than 80% of them were rated as “very optimistic.” Which could be a problem if you care about productivity and the performance of a company.<p>As Wharton psychologist Adam Grant …

How to Inspire Your Team to Bring Their A-Game

Are your employees pushing the boundaries? They can tap their super-powers -- if you ask them to.<p>Every business owner, myself included, wishes one time or another that an employee would step up, stretch or otherwise do something to help move the company forward in ways beyond his job description. …

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8 Ways to Energize Each Morning

To have a truly wonderful day, getting it started with your best foot forward.<p>Workdays are more productive when you hit the ground running. Here's how to make certain you've got the energy to start your day right, and keep it moving forward.<p><b>1. Inspire your body.</b><p>When you're sleeping, your muscles …

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Porcini and Rosemary Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Porcini Port Sauce | TasteFood

This recipe is worth celebrating. <b>Porcini and Rosemary Crusted Beef Tenderloin</b> has been selected as a winner in this week’s Food52 contest for <i>Your</i> …

Chicken, Olive, and Lemon Tagine (Djaj Mqualli)

3 tbsp. olive oil<p>6 whole chicken legs<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste<p>2 large yellow onions, sliced<p>2 tbsp. ground coriander<p>2 tsp. …

Albert Einstein, Warren Buffet, And Bill Gates Have All Loved Downtime–Do You?

If you don’t have pockets of space in your day, you’re risking being a less insightful, less ethical, and less developed person.<p>Our brains are gluttons: While they amount to only 2% of our body weight, they gobble up 20% of our calories. What do we do with that information? First, we can eat a …

The Science Of Storytelling: How Narrative Cuts Through Distraction Like Nothing Else

In the first of a three-part series, author Jonathan Gottschall discusses the science of storytelling–not just escapism, stories have real power to hold human attention and shape our thinking.<p><i>Note: This article is included in our year-end storytelling advice round-up.</i><p>Humans live in a storm of …

14 Things Successful People Do On Weekends

Spencer Rascoff is only 37. Yet the Harvard grad and father of three has already accomplished so much.<p>He cofounded Hotwire.com and served as a VP for Expedia; he held the roles of CFO, vice president of marketing and COO at Zillow; and in 2008 Rascoff was promoted to chief executive of the popular …

How Should a Suit Fit? Your Easy-to-Follow Visual Guide | The Art of Manliness

If you’re dressing on a budget, one of the most popular pieces of advice out there is to buy off-the-rack suits in the best fit you can get, and then …