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How Patagonia Keeps Employee Turnover 'Freakishly Low'

First, tech-savvy human resources managers started using data analytics software to replace annual performance reviews and gather nearly continuous …

5 refreshing summer cocktails and the liquor you need to make them

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Anna_Pustynnikova / Shutterstock The summer season brings with it the opportunity to enjoy refreshing adult beverages out in the …

Alcohol

Why you should never drink whisky on the rocks

The Thirsty Explorer heads to the Scottish island of Islay where he learns the important differences between malt and whisky – and how to order it in a bar.<p>The first time I tasted Scotch whisky I was a broke student, chugging direct from a £3 bottle, lying outside my tent at the foot of Ben Nevis, …

Whiskey

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7 Dream Kitchen Appliances Picked by Sara Ruffin Costello

Her dream appliances.<p>Gadgetry that will up your game. My top seven dream appliances to complete the kitchen!

Design

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

Potato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Quiche Recipe

This quiche is a filling meal, studded with soft potatoes and tart goat cheese that will keep you satisfied but won't have you retiring to the couch to recover.<p>Every recipe we publish is tested, tasted, and Serious Eats-approved by our staff. Never miss a recipe again by following @SeriousRecipes …

12 Winning Winter Destinations

‘Tis the season of snowy nights and short days, log fires and sleigh rides. It’s also the season of ice storms and slush piles and seasonal affective disorder—in other words, the perfect time to escape to somewhere else.<p>This year, National Geographic celebrated all Four Seasons of Travel with our …

British Virgin Islands

Step Into the Void Above the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, on the top terrace of the Aiguille du Midi mountain peak, sits a new five-sided glass structure called the Chamonix Skywalk. The installation was inspired by the Grand Canyon's glass skywalk, but it takes the concept to the next level. Instead of looking out over a …

Holiday Gift Guide: Scotch

When the weather turns cold and nasty, the spirit that we crave most is, naturally, Scotch. A dram of the warming and complex liquor is just the thing to fight a chill. (In case you forgot, winter officially starts on Saturday.)<p>And whisky also, of course, is the quintessential holiday gift for …

The Last Minute Scotch Whisky Gift Guide: 12 Great Bottles Under $150 (OK, 11 Under and One Over)

As the Christmas shopping days dwindle down to a precious few, you may find yourself confronted by the age-old dilemma: lots of gifts still to be purchased but not a lot of loot to spend. Let's say, hypothetically of course, that your friends like whisky, Scotch in particular. (Crazy, I know, but …

The Man Who Duped Millionaires Into Paying Big Bucks For Fake Wine

He was the man with "the nose of a blood hound," as one wine critic once put it.<p>Rudy Kurniawan was once the toast of the fine-wine world, renowned for his ability to find some of the rarest — and priciest — wines in the world.<p>He was also, prosecutors alleged, a fraud who duped some of the country's …

Sagas

New Orleans' iconic restaurant <b>Brennan's</b>, which abruptly shuttered amidst legal issues earlier this summer, has now been <b>forced to file for bankruptcy</b>. Brennan's, a French Quarter staple, was evicted in June, and the property has been the subject of an <b>increasingly messy family battle</b> that sees two …

Dreamliner could be limited to shorter overland routes

As Boeing works to regain permission for its 787 Dreamliner to resume flights, the company faces what could be a costly new challenge: a temporary …

Aviation