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Why You Should Try This Easy Online Room Design Planner

Plan Your Room<p>A full review of Plan Your Room, a free online room design tool<p>Updated April 05, 2018<p>Plan Your Room is a free online room design …

Food & Dining

'Unforgotten' Is The Detective Show You Didn't Know You Needed

There is a body.<p>That's how so many mysteries start, and it's how <i>Unforgotten</i>, beginning this Sunday on <i>Masterpiece Mystery</i>, begins, too. But the body is not just a body; it's a skeleton discovered underneath the floor of an old building. Buried and decayed, with nothing to obviously identify it or …

TV

10 hiking apps and gadgets for hitting the trail this spring

Prepare to face the great outdoors.<p>A spring hike is a great way to take advantage of the newly-warm weather. But it also comes with hazards like lingering snow, unpredictable downpours, and winter-damaged roads and trails. To prepare, you need to bring basic essentials like extra clothing, snacks …

Camping

EW's 25 Best Movies in 25 Years

'Reversal of Fortune' (1990)

Tom Hanks

The absolute best restaurants in NYC

When it comes to food, New Yorkers are spoiled AF with the best restaurants in NYC. With an endless supply of buzzy restaurant openings, well-worn …

Manhattan

The 50 best audiobooks of all time

1/<p>"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling, read by Jim Dale<p><b>Amazon synopsis:</b> "Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the …

11 Powerful Customer Service Culture Catalysts (That Can Transform Your Company Results)

If you want a leg up in providing superior customer service and a chance to bolster employee engagement along the way, then it’s time to expand your viewpoint beyond individual customer interactions to the bigger picture of culture–specifically what I call “customer service culture.”<p>Building and …

Employee Engagement

Bill Gates Is Obsessed With These 2 New Books

One is about facts, the other enlightenment.<p>Bill Gates had some awesome answers for curious Redditors on his AMA this week, commenting on topics …

Self-improvement

Steven Pinker recommends books to make you an optimist

There’s hope for the environment, human progress is dazzling – and the world, according to PG Wodehouse, is beautiful<p>The big prizes go to books on war, terror, cancer and extinction, feeding our morbid curiosity about the gruesome ways in which things can go wrong. But there is an underappreciated …

Books

The 12 books every aspiring leader should read, according to a Stanford professor

LinkedIn Influencer Bob Sutton published this post originally on LinkedIn.<p>I have been maintaining — and occasionally updating — a list of "Books That …

The 27 best Chinese restaurants in NYC

New York has a long lineage of Chinese restaurants showcasing the culinary traditions of nearly every province in China, as well as the fusion fare …

The best romantic getaways in NY

Next time you want to get away with your boo, these romantic getaways in NY state will certainly come in handy. New York is the greatest city in the …

‘Counterpart’: The Sci-fi Espionage Thriller Blessing TV With Double J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons dazzles in Starz’s must-see, genre-bending new thriller.<p>If you just happened to stumble upon <i>Counterpart</i>, you’d be forgiven for thinking …

The 9 Greatest TV Shows Of All-Time, According To Rotten Tomatoes

The Wire and The Sopranos aren't on there<p>If you think it's difficult for movies to get the coveted 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, then spare a thought for long-running TV shows.<p>To recap: RT aggregates the scores of numerous critics, so it's a measure of consensus, and puts those shows that are …

Entertainment

How to Stop 5 Types of Emotional Vampires from Destroying Your Career | Inc.com

Some people consistently make you want to crawl under a rock and hibernate. These people, as psychologist Albert J. Bernstein outlines in <i>Emotional Vampires at Work: Dealing With Bosses and Coworkers Who Drain You Dry</i>, come in five major types. Once you know how to spot them, you can stop them and …

Leadership

Studio Visit: Botanical Artist Anne ten Donkelaar

To see the botanical collage work of Dutch artist Anne ten Donkelaar is to marvel; to see her collages in person is to be transported to another …

This kit could keep you alive in the wilderness

Review: 25 items to help you survive 72 hours away from civilization.<p>Buy Now!<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> FieldandStream.com.<p>You’re going to die someday, but not today—not if you have the Seventy2 survival system. That’s the promise Uncharted Supply Co. is making with its new go bag, …

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

The Life’s Work of a Master Gardener

A new documentary tells the story of John Coykendall<p>For nearly twenty years, <b>John Coykendall</b> has been the man behind the rows of heirloom tomatoes, beans, and corn at <b>Blackberry Farm</b>, the lavish epicurean resort in Walland, Tennessee. The 74-year-old master gardener and Tennessee native is also an …

Gardening

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for chickpea, chard and sunflower seed stew

People often ask where I get my recipes. Well, here’s the truth: I watch what people put in their baskets at the supermarket and use the sight of something unusual as an excuse to start a conversation. I use innocent social occasions such as an appointment at the hairdressers and time waiting in …

Vegan Recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for winter vegetables as standalone meals

Every weekend, the glossy supplements of all the newspapers (this one included) are filled with recipes, and for the past seven years food writer Ed Smith has taken it upon himself to catalogue and digest those recipes on his blog, Rocket & Squash. In all that time, he noticed there was barely a …

Side Dishes

You Can Measure Your Charisma With Just 6 Questions, According to This Study

It's simpler than you'd think.<p>I have a select few friends I would call genuinely charismatic - the rest are kind, and/or funny, and/or outgoing, but …

4 Unmistakable Signs It's Time to Leave Your Company | Inc.com

A 2009 survey conducted by Mitchell Kusy and Elizabeth Holloway, authors of <i>T</i><i>oxic Workplace! Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power</i>, found that 64 percent of people were currently working with someone they considered toxic, and 94 percent said they had worked with someone toxic …

The Workplace

Simon Sinek’s 5 Steps for Mastering the “Infinite” Game of Leadership

In January 1968, the North Vietnamese People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong launched the Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns in …

Vietnam War

There are thousands of dead bodies buried beneath NYC’s parks

If you've passed through some of Manhattan's best parks, you've probably walked over thousands of dead bodies.<p>Washington Square Park, Union Square, …

What Makes Employees Feel Happiest at Work (It Isn't Salary) | Inc.com

In the book <i>The Happiness Advantage</i>, author Shawn Achor laid out an abundance of scientific evidence proving that "happiness is the precursor to success, not merely the result." The research shows that happiness among employees fuels performance and achievement, resulting in a competitive edge many …

Employee Engagement

The Hard Truth About Good Leadership

If you think back to your childhood and the unique dynamic of playground politics, you’ll probably remember everyone jockeying to be “the leader.” I know that in my experience, everyone always wanted to be in charge and tell the others what to do.<p>This desire to be “in charge” is the modern …

Leadership

5 Must-Read Customer Experience Books Recommended By Leaders Like Jeff Bezos And Richard Branson

I’m an avid reader, picking up a book almost weekly. I may read 40 books a year, if not more. I love discovering new information or reading an author’s unique perspective. I not only want to learn something new, I also want the author’s words to make me think differently.<p>One of my most enjoyable …

Customer Service

Just 20 Movies That Will Make You Laugh—and How to Stream Them on Netflix, HBO, Hulu, and Amazon