Nilesh Amin

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Developing These 5 Habits Will Make You a Once-in-a-Career Leader to Employees

Practicing these five powerful tenets of leadership will make you unforgettable to employees and irreplaceable to employers.<p>The thing I wanted more than anything "growing up" as a leader was to be unforgettable to employees--for my impact on their performance, growth, happiness, and life. Did I …

Leadership

8 phrases a great boss will constantly tell their employees

The characteristics that make a good boss differ greatly from those that make an average or subpar one. And communication can play a large role in …

Employment

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Privacy

This homemade dog food is so good, you'll want to eat it yourself

Just over 11 years ago, as a clueless, yet conscientious, new dog owner, I trotted along to a puppy class with my tiny ­Border terrier, Barney. As we both got to grips with “Sit!”, “Stay!” and “Lie down!”, a tightly wound woman pulled a plastic bag out of the pocket of her quilted jacket, …

Pets

How a Hacker Proved Cops Used a Secret Government Phone Tracker to Find Him

And how it might change what cops can do with our smartphones.<p>On a warm summer’s day in 2008, police spotted a man walking outside his apartment in Santa Clara, California, one of the many bedroom communities spread across Silicon Valley. Undercover FBI officers saw him outside the building and …

Surveillance

This Ingredient May Be the Secret to Making One of America’s Best Pizzas at Home

American institution Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana has begun selling their hand-picked tomatoes to the public, and we are unreasonably excited.<p>The …

Italian Food

6 Underrated Cuts of Meat to Cook This Memorial Day (and Where to Buy Them)

When James Peisker and Chris Carter of beloved, eight-year-old Nashville butcher shop Porter Road launched their online business in February this …

Cooking

A Battery That Could Change The World

Last week I happened to catch an intriguing documentary on NOVA called Search for the Super Battery.<p>The topic is of intense interest to me, as the development of better, cheaper batteries is critical for both the future of electric vehicles (EVs) and for the future electrical grid. Battery …

Clean Energy

Highsnobiety Staff Pick Their Favorite White T-Shirts & You Can Buy Them All Now

Is there anything a white tee can’t do?<p>Widely popularized by Hollywood icons such as James Dean and Marlon Brando, the white T-shirt is a universal …

This Cool Cucumber and Avocado Salad Is Perfect for Summer

When I was growing up in Minnesota, I had cucumbers every single day for lunch. While I didn't always eat the sandwiches my mom made me (sorry, mom), …

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Forget Your Pass-Through: 5 Reasons Why a C Corporation May Be the Best Structure for Your Business

Pass-through entities are the favored structure for small businesses. But thanks to tax reform, that may have changed.<p>Tax reform is here to stay. Most of the recent talk has centered on "pass-through" entities like S corporations and partnerships. These tend to be the preferred entity structures …

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Meet a Low-Maintenance, Drought-Resistant Plant Wonder

The hot new trend in planting right now is: grass. Grass? — you may find yourself asking. How could anybody get excited about grass?

The first step to better grilled cheese is losing the butter. Trust us

Grilled cheese, is it ever <i>really</i> the wrong choice? No, it is not. Is your version the best it can be? Are you sure? A swipe of mayonnaise is a surefire way to up your grilled cheese game.<p>What? Yes. I learned this trick by watching the Gabrielle Hamilton season of <i>Mind of a Chef</i>. If the food-bro …

grilled cheese

Want to Improve Your Communication Skills? Stop Saying These 25 Words.

Stop saying these words in the office. You'll improve your communication skills and your coworkers will thank you.<p>9 min read<p>For thousands of years, our most powerful tools to change the world and our surroundings have been our words. That’s still true today.<p>From the lines you hear on TV, the …

Communication Skills

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Make a Chocolate Smoothie That Isn't Full of Life-Shortening Sugar

This lightly sweetened morning sipper contains only six grams added sugars—far less than what you’ll typically find at a smoothie shop. Tangy Greek …

Garden Hacks: 10 Ideas Under $100 to Create Instant Privacy

Instant privacy is the greatest luxury we can imagine in a world where Facebook sells us out to advertisers, hackers know our credit scores, and our …

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

The surest path to a green card may be an investor visa — at least for anybody with $500,000 to spare

Fresh out of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles with a degree in applied information management systems, Ishaan Khanna landed an internship at Ticketmaster.com.<p>But after the U.S. government rejected his application for an H-1B visa — available to highly skilled workers in fields with a …

How faulty home workmanship can cost you thousands of dollars years later

This column was inspired by two expensive mistakes, one by a home builder and one by a home-service installer. In both instances, an hour or two of extra time and a few extra dollars spent on materials would have saved thousands of dollars in repairs down the road.<p>Last week, a homeowner who lives …

Home Improvement

Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …

Read This and You'll Never Want to Drain Pasta in the Sink Again

One day, a particularly stern culinary school instructor asked my dear friend Holly if she knew how to boil water. My forty-something mama-to-three …

Pesto

Alphabet's Outline lets you run your own self-hosted VPN for free

Jigsaw, an incubator that’s part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has launched Outline, an open-source virtual private network (VPN) that you can host on your own server at no charge.<p>As an initiative from the human-rights-focused Jigsaw, Outline is being billed as a tool to help journalists …

5 Non-Flour Pasta Alternatives You Need to Try ASAP

These non-flour pasta options give traditional flour pasta a run for its money.<p>March 19, 2018<p>Pasta is a pantry staple for many people, from a broke …

Steak Dry Rub Recipe

"This dry rub is perfect for grilled steaks and will add amazing flavor to any cut of meat. Extra rub can be stored at room temperature for later …

11 Mistakes to Avoid When Grilling Steak, According to Chefs

Purists assert that a good-quality cut of steak is done ill justice at the hands of an overzealous grill. Contrast that to cheaper cuts like chuck …

7 Low-Carb Spaghetti Sauces to Buy When You Can’t Deal With Making Your Own

It’s no secret that keeping sugar and carbs at bay is tough, especially when you’re pressed for time and dealing with a bare-bones pantry. But as …

Food