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25 Healthy (Easy!) Slow Cooker Recipes to Help You Stay on Track in 2016

Preparing meals just for yourself can seem like a ton of work, but there’s always one kitchen gadget you can lean on when you want your meal to be as easy as ordering takeout or hitting up the nearest drive-thru, but <i>way</i> healthier: the slow cooker. When you’re looking for a fuss-free way to stick to …

For a renewed you, listening and learning in the new year

Today, as is my tradition, I hand the column over to some of the wise and wonderful folks I interviewed in 2015, letting them share their workplace thoughts and advice as we head into 2016.<p>I thank you all so much for reading and wish you a happy and prosperous new year. Remember my mantra: Be a …

How to enjoy Sonoma County beyond the vines

There was no need for the morning fog to chill the air. It was chilly enough without fog. A dozen or so people on the bluffs at Bodega Head were staring at the Pacific Ocean, looking for whales.<p>"You see spouts, and maybe a back," a woman said, her stylish binoculars at rest for the moment. "People …

There’s an easy way to save $750 a year on groceries and stay healthy in the process

Eating a healthy, varied diet can be expensive. But for people on a tight budget, a new study in the Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition has some simple advice: Ditch the meat.<p>The authors compared the costs and nutritional adequacy of two seven-day diets: an economical version of MyPlate …

Nutrition

The White-Supremacist Lineage of a Yale College

The elite university still honors the South Carolina senator best known for praising the morality of slavery.<p>Yale’s Calhoun College, one of 12 residential colleges where undergraduates live, is named for John C. Calhoun, the South Carolina politician and an 1804 graduate. It’s not the only memorial …

Naked Cities

The death and life of urban America.<p>Cities can’t win. When they do well, people resent them as citadels of inequality; when they do badly, they are cesspools of hopelessness. In the seventies and eighties, the seemingly permanent urban crisis became the verdict that American civilization had passed …

For 30 years I’ve seen startups make these same 5 mistakes. Here’s how to fix them.

by David Ansley<p>One of the young executives I mentor recently asked me whether there were any glaring mistakes he should avoid when launching his …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

A Vast New Archive of Images From the Great Depression

A new project from Yale invites viewers to explore some 175,000 photographs of America in the 1930s and '40s.<p>For a singular image of the Great Depression and the roughness of those years, it's hard to do much better than Dorothea Lange's 1936 photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, two of her …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Going Paperless: Answers to Your Questions on Paperless Lifestyle

First, let me say thank you to everyone who asked questions. There were 28 questions and I’ve tried to answer them all below, and it has made for an …

To Tell Your Story, Take a Page from Kurt Vonnegut

In the 1989 movie <i>Dead Poet’s Society,</i> Robin Williams, playing the iconoclastic English teacher John Keating, dismisses the notion that you can judge the perfection of a poem mathematically by plotting how artfully it employs meter, rhyme, and metaphor against how important the subject is. Rather …

Top 10 Motivational Books of All Time

Every business library should include at least one of these gems.<p>In previous posts, I've identified the most influential business books of all time and the best sales books of all time. In this post, I list the books that drive readers to change their lives, improve their lot, and build better …

Motivation

12 Simple Tricks For Saving Time on Email | Inc.com

Office workers spend about two hours a day on email.<p>Cal Newport, author of "So Good They Can't Ignore You," argues that this is terrible for your career.<p>While sending emails might feel productive, he says, it doesn't help you grow your professional skill set.<p>With that in mind, we gathered these …

Productivity

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Mental Health

15 Underrated Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

Whether you have a tech question or a fashion concern, there's probably an existing app that can help you out.<p>But frankly, with all the apps out …

The Multitasker: Killer Apps For Doing It All (At Once)

<b>IFTTT (web)</b><p>IFTTT stands for “If This Then That.” It’s pretty straightforward: the service enables you to set automatic actions between apps. If [this] happens, it does [that].<p>Example: “If I check into Foursquare, then add it to my Google Calendar.”<p>Now, imagine the possibilities.<p><b>Google Now (iOS and</b> …

Writers Theatre to build Studio Gang-designed theater

At an event scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, Writers Theatre of Glencoe is to announce that it has raised $22 million, enough to begin construction on a new, $28 million two-theater complex for downtown Glencoe, built from the ground up and designed by renowned …

Uber's CEO Owns Up to Growing Pains | Inc.com

As Uber has continued to push its car service into new cities, the company has become accustomed to fighting legal battles. In fact, a good fight is good for the company, CEO Travis Kalanick told Inc. earlier this year. But on Tuesday Kalanick took to Facebook to fight another fight--he openly …

7 Things Really Persuasive People Do | Inc.com

While many people don't like to sell, most find themselves having to persuade someone at some point. Persuasion is not just for salespeople and their prospects. You may try to persuade an employee to perform better, or perhaps you want to persuade your boss to take on your brilliant idea. Often the …

Body Language

Death Of The Sales People?

Not yet. But to survive in the digital economy, the modern salesperson needs to learn an important lesson: Educate, don’t pitch.<p>I was watching reruns of <i>The Office</i> this summer with my children.<p>As you may know, the sit-com shows life in the Scranton, Pennsylvania, branch of a fictional office supply …

9 Vegetarian Casseroles Even Meat Eaters Will Love

Take veggies, add cheese and your favorite starch (pasta, polenta, rice), and you're in one-dish dinner heaven.<p>Another Reason to Love the Tiny Little …

Cooking

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Economics