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The 5 Steps To An Effective Sales Conversation

White, silver and black. Those are the three most common car colors according to my Google findings. With that information in hand, my son and I assembled outfits comprised of similar colors. We were planning a covert operation and were in need of camouflage. Our mission was to shop for a new car …

Leadership

9 Under-The-Radar Attractions In The U.S.

The Grand Canyon. The Statue of Liberty. Mount Rushmore. These iconic tourist attractions are definitely on everyone's must-see list, but there are also a number of hidden gems throughout the country that often go unnoticed. From a ride through the mountains of Nevada on a railway dating back 100 …

National Parks

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

New York City

Paint the rainbow: the Scribble Pen that lets you draw in 16 million colours

Since the earliest version of MacPaint, launched in 1984, graphics software programmes have done their best to imitate real life, providing mini icons of pens, pencils and paint pots to show what these magic pixel-manipulators will do on your screens. But now, in a process of barely credible …

In Memory Of Robin Williams, Here Are 10 Of His Best Moments On Film

Williams, who got his breakout role in the 1978 sitcom "Mork and Mindy," had an incredible range.<p>The talented star made us laugh in movies like "Mrs. Doubtfire" and won best supporting actor at the 1998 Oscars for the character he portrayed in the drama "Good Will Hunting."<p>In memory of Williams, …

Robin Williams

I Thought it was Just a Sheet Covering a Clock, Until I Read the Plaque

Nothing to see here, just an old grandfather clock covered in a white sheet.<p>Not sure why this is on display at an art musem. Perhaps the clock was …

The Next 20 Years Are Going To Make The Last 20 Look Like We Accomplished Nothing In Tech

Futurist Ray Kurzweil, for example, believes that by 2040 artificial intelligence will be so good that humans will be fully immersed in virtual reality and that something called the Singularity, when technology becomes so advanced that it changes the human race irreversibly, will occur.<p>Kevin Kelly, …

Fun-Da-Mental

The Top Five Most Innovative Tech Projects Of 2014 So Far

As the world sits in awe as another smartphone is launched, a gaggle of engineers and bright-eyed entrepreneurs have been quietly innovating behind the scenes. Want a natural alternative to street lighting? Or how about driving – via your iPhone – a free-roaming scalextric toy car that can blast …

a little zaftig

<b>Hand-pulled Cotton Candy Tips</b><br>You are bringing the candy up to 269 degrees, and you want it to take between 20 and 25 minutes. If you have a powerful …

Leather Knife Roll // chef's roll by fullgive

Our premium knife roll; designed for the professional chef, cooking enthusiast, or those who want to show, protect, and transport their set of knives and accessories. Handmade of the highest quality materials, each roll is equipped with a leather sheath featuring 8 graduating slots for your knives …

The Serious Eats Cheese and Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>It's New Year's Eve, and your guests are about to come tumbling in. You set out bowls of salty snacks and a grand platter of cheeses. There's creamy white chèvre, a Stilton, some Brie, nutty aged Gruyère, tangy …

The Crazy Logistics of Holiday Deliveries, In One Timelapse

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy chocolate chip cookies with crisp edges, a rich, buttery, toffee-like flavor, big chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt.<p>Why It Works<p>Browning the butter gives the cookies a more intensely nutty, butterscotch flavor.<br>• Chopping the chocolate by hand creates large and small pieces for more …

America's Most Popular Boys' Names Since 1960, in 1 Spectacular GIF

An infographic depiction of the epic battle between "Michael" and "Jacob"<p>Call it Jacob's ladder.<p>When it comes to the most popular names for baby boys in the United States, "Michael" long held sway. For most of the 1960s, and then on throughout the '70s and '80s (and almost all of the '90s!), the …

32 Cheap And Easy Backyard Ideas That Are Borderline Genius

Can't afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you're dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that's perfect for entertaining.

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

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DIY Idea: How to Grow Summer Garden Window Boxes

Entry #2664, July 19, 2013<p>Gardening is a great way to enjoy healthful and fresh produce like flowers, vegetables, or just greenery. However, not …

65 Favorite Backyard Projects

Hanging wall garden<p>Try a modern take on traditional hanging baskets with a wall of these Woolly Pockets. Because they're lined with moisture …

Cherry Tomato, Green Bean, and Wax Bean Salad with Herbed Bread Crumbs from 'Kitchen Garden Cookbook'

Fresh tomato salads are, in my opinion, one of the greatest joys of summer. They're even better when you can use tomatoes you've picked yourself. In her new <i>Kitchen Garden Cookbook</i>, <b>Jeanne Kelley</b> pairs this garden staple with snappy green beans and pale yellow wax beans for a crunchy, colorful twist. …

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10 Summer Dishes that Taste Better the Next Day

Cold Chinese or pizza leftovers are delicious, no doubt. But there are some dishes that get even better the next day -- and not in a slightly guilty, I-can't-believe-I'm-eating-this way. The flavors of the ingredients meld together for longer, the meat gets even more tender, the broth of a soup …

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

5<p>5 / 5 ()<p><i>Did you make this recipe?</i><p><b>Yield:</b> About 8 servings<p><b>Prep:</b><p>30 minutes<p><b>Cook:</b><p>55 minutes<p><b>Total:</b><p>1 hour 30 minutes<p>A fabulous recipe for Blueberry Buckle; …

Skillet Pasta with Sausage, Squash, and Spinach Recipe

This is a pretty basic recipe that can be manipulated to keep with the seasons, swapping out squash for another quick-cooking vegetable and using other greens like chard or broccoli rabe as alternatives to spinach.<p><b>About the Author</b>: Yasmin Fahr is a food lover, writer, and cook. Follow her …

Skillet Steak Peperonata Recipe | Leite's Culinaria

Jump to the recipe<p>Adapted from | Pure Beef | Running Press, 2012<p>Peperonata is a delectable Italian condiment that I married with steak for a taste …