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squaw root

<i>The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.</i> <br>–From the movie, "Mulan"<p>This unusual plant is called "Squaw Root" - a …

When Should You Quit Your Day Job?

The answer to the headline is “never,” right?<p>As we said in a previous blog, if you can’t afford to follow your passion, then don’t quit your day job. Even just a few minutes a day immersed in doing what you love is good for you for many reasons, until you are in a better position to pursue your …

10 Timeless Lessons from a Life Well Lived

<b>Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.</b> Happiness is the sacred experience of living every moment with love and gratitude. …

Stephen R. Covey Taught Me Not to Be Like Him

Stephen R. Covey, the author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, died yesterday. In a testament to his impact, his passing was news on CNN, <i>The Washington Post</i> and in many other publications around the world.<p>The comments on these obituaries include two very divergent types. One group says …

Be Inspired

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>You are overcome with laziness and procrastination, feeling unmotivated, stuck, can’t get started.<p>You are not alone. This …

Conquering the Job Search After a Long-Term Absence

Returning to work after an extended absence is tough. Your network’s stale. Your expertise is rusty. People wonder whether you’re committed.<p>Shannon (name has been changed) encountered this challenge. At 32, she had advanced professionally from health care consulting to investment management, with …

The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself

There is no shortage of advice out there on how to make a good impression — an impression good enough to land you a new job, score a promotion, or bring in that lucrative sales lead. <i>Practice your pitch. Speak confidently, but not too quickly. Make eye contact.</i> And for the love of Pete, don’t be …

John Brynjolfsson on Twitter: "Brynjo on macro opportunities http://t.co/c29MbrkY"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

<b><br>Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s.</b><p>We’ve been chewing over this selection for nearly two years now, on and off. It’s …

BIAB Custom Bags You Can Order

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012<p>Looking for a custom made brew bag for doing BIAB? Check out this article. If you don’t know what BIAB is yet, check out our …

Negotiation Lessons from a Father of 37

Sudarsan is a man I met at a skills training center for below-poverty-line Muslim girls in Southern India’s Nizamabad district two weeks ago. He is a 55-year-old government clerk, who has with his wife over the years adopted 37 children. Some are orphans; other fled or were abandoned by their …

Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged

Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest?<p>A. People who work in the office<br>B. People who work remotely<p>If you picked A, you might be as surprised as the investment firm I worked with recently, which found in reviewing results of a 360-degree feedback …

Need beer bottles? | HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

I know for some its a sin but the company "All American Containers" - which has several locations all over the country sells a case of beer bottles …

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Hops comparison table | HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Thread Starter<p><i>Well-Known Member</i><p>Jan 16, 2012<p>1,020<p>Posted<p>Hi folks,<p>I put together a spreadsheet to help me choose which hops I should start growing. The …

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John Palmer on Residual Alkalinity & Brewing Water

Northern Brewer recently hosted “How to Brew” author and Brewing Network host John Palmer at our Minneapolis retail location. While at the store, …

The Most Important Job Interview Question

At colleges and business schools across the country, the new academic year is just getting under way and with it a new recruiting season for talent.<p>At my venture firm, Cue Ball, our day job is to be seekers of great talent with whom we can partner, invest, and grow exciting new ideas and …

Sticking to a Habit: The Definitive Guide

The hardest thing for most people, when it comes to building habits, is sticking to it long enough for it to become ingrained.<p>Duh, Leo.<p>It’s why most …

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28 Brilliant Tips for Living Life

Sometimes the littlest change can make a world of difference.<p>Start waking a little earlier and spending some quiet time to start your day? The rest …

12 Things My Grandmother Told Me Before She Died

When my grandmother, Zelda, passed away a few years ago at the age of 90, she left me with a box of miscellaneous items from her house that she knew …

Mindfulness Helps You Become a Better Leader

Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, I have sensed from many leaders that they want to do a better job of leading in accordance with their personal values. The crisis exposed the fallacies of measuring success in monetary terms and left many leaders with a deep feeling of unease that they were …

Talking yeast with Wyeast at NB Minneapolis

Yeast junkies – you’ve hit the jackpot! Owen Lingley from Wyeast Laboratories visited our Northern Brewer Minneapolis store in early 2012. Here he …

Vanilla Porter and More

Vanilla might mean plain when it comes to ice cream, but for beer it is anything but. Similar to coffee or chocolate, vanilla is a complicated blend …

Four New Tools for Brain Workouts

How do you sharpen your thinking?<p>We’ve written already about how you can use auto-analytics to measure and improve the tasks you take on every day at work, but there’s another class of auto-analytics that help you improve at a more fundamental level. These tools strengthen the underlying brain and …

All-Grain Brewing with John Palmer

“How to Brew” author John Palmer stops by Northern Brewer to brew an all-grain batch of a very special recipe. In our video, Palmer discusses his …

100% Lactobacillus Berliner Weisse

About a 125 years ago when pure culturing techniques were developed it was originally intended to isolate and propagate pure ale and lager yeast …

"Imperial" Berliner Weisse Tasting

Last Saturday I went to a party at my friend Bill’s house. The theme was German beer, and he, with the help of a few other people, had six homebrewed …

Berliner Weisse Tasting

At nearly 11 months since brewing I'm a bit behind on the first tasting of my most recent Berliner Weisse. This batch was brewed to a slightly higher …

Double Berliner Weisse Brew

From time to time I let in to my urge to brew at times when I would be better off waiting. As a result I have brewed when I'm not feeling well, have …