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Pasta with caramelised onions and yogurt recipe

This Turkish-inspired pasta dish combines tagliatelle with tender, sweet onions in a buttermilk and yogurt sauce - unusual yet utterly delicious<p>Turkish manti – lamb-filled pasta shapes – are served with yogurt sauce. For my meat-free take I’ve added onions and feta. It takes a while for the onions …

How to Be Someone People Love to Talk To

When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up…<p>And we wonder why people aren’t better …

Self-help

Here’s What Your Voice Tells Others About You

People judge you by your voice in many ways.<p>Via Subliminal: How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior:<p>The result: speakers with higher-pitched …

Psychology

Closing the Gap Between Blue Ocean Strategy and Execution

At the highest level, there are three propositions essential to the success of strategy: the value proposition, the profit proposition, and the people proposition. For any strategy to be successful and sustainable, an organization must develop an offering that attracts buyers; it must create a …

Business Strategy

99% of Networking Is a Waste of Time

Building the right relationships — networking — is critical in business. It may be an overstatement to say that relationships are everything, but not a huge one. The people we spend time with largely determine the opportunities that are available to us. As venture capitalist and entrepreneur Rich …

Networking

7 Lessons On Business And Success You Won’t Learn In School

Less than 3 years ago, frustrated by my lack of success, I made the decision to start reaching out to and learning from successful people.<p>There was …

Entrepreneurship

5 Big Mistakes People Make On Their LinkedIn Profiles

<p>What's holding you back from selling yourself socially and shining like the star that you can be. Here are the biggest mistakes people make on …

The 10 Commitments for Excellence in Business

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you're deeply invested in your career or starting a business, successful people commit to certain decisions that help shape them into elite businessmen and -women.<p>Choose to make every moment count. Each day is an open …

Self-improvement

How to Cure Entrepreneurial Brain Freeze

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some entrepreneurs spend months trying to raise more money than they actually need to achieve proof of concept. Many get stuck on the grand vision of their company's future instead of deploying the resources and assets at their …

Entrepreneurship

Cadbury owner caught up in supplier row

Mondelez and Greencore have become embroiled in a controversy about suppliers<p>The owner of Cadbury and one of Britain’s biggest sandwich makers have been dragged into the growing political row over the late payment of suppliers.<p>The Telegraph has found examples of Mondelez and Greencore imposing …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Top business tips for 2015

<b>As one calendar year draws to a close, and another is set to be begin, many business leaders are thinking about their challenges for the next 12 months.</b><p>They are weighing up any number of potential choices and factors; from expansion plans, to new products, whether to change suppliers, and how …

Don't Use Me As A Reference!

Dear Liz,<p>I’m in an awkward situation. I have a small printing company with seven employees. We are a great bunch. We have a good time. Two years ago I hired a customer care specialist who only lasted six months here. “Charla” is a sweet person but she has no concept of what a commitment to a job …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your …

Self-improvement

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

The three personal development goals successful people pursue habitually

If you Google "daily habits of successful people" you'll find almost every business-focused media outlet represented in the results. But if you're looking for a guaranteed roadmap to success, don't get excited just yet. If you read all of those articles, or even a few of them, you'll soon realize …

DIY Wood Burning Made Easy

10 Genius Exercises You Aren’t Doing

Any Value Proposition Hinges on the Answer to One Question

Any strategy lives or dies on the basis of its customer value proposition. There are many typologies relevant to crafting a value proposition, because there are many ways to win customers. But the key issue is always: what is the center-of-gravity in our approach? Do we ultimately compete on the …

Dollar General

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

Management

What Mentally Strong People Know

How to Draw - Basic Linear Perspective

Introduction: How to Draw - Basic Linear Perspective<p>About: My name is Randy and I am a Community Manager in these here parts. In a previous life I …

Graphics

13 Productivity Tips to Make 2015 Your Best Year Yet

With the New Year right around the corner, it’s a good time to evaluate your work habits (yes, in addition to your fitness routine and maybe even your haircut). Especially for you creative freelancers out there, productivity often equals money, happiness and general well-being. We found 13 tips …

Here's How Zen Meditation Changed Steve Jobs' Life And Sparked A Design Revolution

Jobs, a Reed College dropout, had just spent a few months in India.<p>He had gone to meet the region's contemplative traditions — Hinduism, Buddhism — and the Indian sun had darkened his skin a few shades.<p>The trip changed him in less obvious ways, too.<p>Although you couldn't predict it then, his travels …

The No. 1 Reason Why Salespeople Leave Money On The Table

Salespeople talk too much.<p>In an earlier article, I discussed a study suggesting salespeople would be more persuasive if they relied more on visuals than words. Here we’ll talk about what’s perhaps the most likely point in the selling process where salespeople say too much – and trigger the price …

How Companies Can Profit from a “Growth Mindset”

Download this podcast<p>When Carol Dweck was a graduate student, in the early 1970s, she began studying how children cope with failure—and she quickly realized that “cope” was the wrong word. “Some didn’t just cope—they relished it,” she says. “For some people, failure is the end of the world—but for …